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Be Prepared for the Next Public Warning or Unexpected Emergency

Federal Signal -- emcomm@federalsignal.com On any given day, news headlines highlight disasters or other emergencies across the US, causing Americans to evaluate their own levels of ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/29/2011 16:05:00

Be Prepared for the Next Public Warning or Unexpected Emergency

Federal Signal -- emcomm@federalsignal.com On any given day, news headlines highlight disasters or other emergencies across the US, causing Americans to evaluate their own levels of ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/29/2011 16:05:00

Outrageous: Federal ID Pays Illegal Aliens Billions a Year?

Featured Video: Should 200 LB Child Have Been Taken From Mother for 'Medical Neglect?' TODAY'S FEATURED NEWS: Outrageous: Federal ID Pays Illegal Aliens Billions a ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/29/2011 11:27:00

Gingrich: 'A Lot More Conservative than Mitt Romney'

Today's Featured Item: City Cracks Down on Tea Party, Ignores Occupiers Gingrich: 'A Lot More Conservative than Mitt Romney' ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/29/2011 11:02:00

Ellis County progresses with narrow banding compliance

WAXAHACHIE (Texas) - With a Federal Communications Commission deadline of Jan. 1, 2013 looming ever closer, Ellis County Commissioners approved a contract extension with RCC ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/29/2011 10:59:00

"Battlefield" USA: Senate bills turns military on U.S. citizens

Reagan on Rushmore? A limited-government paradox "Battlefield" USA: Senate bills turns military on U.S. citizens Frank complaint: ignoring the people no longer "productive" Why the DNC attack on ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/29/2011 10:55:00

Dalls: Nightly Closures of Eastbound Woodall Rodgers This Weekend

Traffic will be detoured to I-30 on Saturday and Sunday DALLAS – The contractor, Archer Western, contracted by The Texas Department of Transportation to construct the ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/29/2011 10:53:00

Putting the ‘give’ back into Thanksgiving

Sonya Cole-Hamilton     Special to The Ellis County Press LANCASTER – One hundred Lancaster families can rest easier knowing their Thanksgiving grocery shopping is complete.  No standing in long ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 15:34:00

Airport to receive $310,000

LANCASTER - During the Texas Department of Transportation’s monthly meeting,  Lancaster Regional Airport was awarded $310,000 for planned airport improvements. The money will go towards engineering ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 15:33:00

Covenant Family Fellowship celebrates 20 years

Covenant Family Fellowship hosted its 20th Anniversary Celebration to commemorate 20 years of worship and service in the Ferris community on Sunday, Oct. 16. Presiding ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 15:30:00

Jon’s Vu: Predictions ...

I can’t be great at presidential predictions!  Last time I predicted Hillary would win, nominate Bill as her vice-president and we would all be happy.  Well that ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 15:28:00

Simply Speaking: The 83 percent

When Barack Obama made the statement about two and one/half years ago that America was no longer a Christian nation, we need an interpretation.  Actually, toward ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 15:28:00

Penn State’s shame

Although I never met him, from the first time I ever saw Joe Paterno on TV I’ve disliked him.  He struck me as an arrogant, egomaniacal ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 15:27:00

Constitutional Thinking: American history: The road from a republic to democracy

Part 5 The man behind the scenes, Fabien socialist, Colonel House from Houston, was according to President Wilson, “my second personality. He is my independent self. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 15:26:00

Visiting with my family is a relative experience

I was reminded recently that the only thing growing in my family tree are fruits and nuts. Personally, I am not sure if I am a ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 15:26:00

The key to understanding Revelation is to be familiar with biblical idioms, signs, symbols

Q. Why is the Catholic Church so interested in having control of the Holy sites in Jerusalem? A. For centuries the Vatican has been pushing its ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 15:25:00

WHS FFA takes home District sweepstakes

The Waxahachie Future Farmers of America competed in the district FFA Leadership Development Event this past Tuesday at Waxahachie High School.  Teams must place first or ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 15:25:00

Tips on holiday safety

Submitted article The holidays are a time when thieves and con artists are frequently on the prowl. Here are some tips from the Red Oak Police ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 15:23:00

Local teams compete in Super Bowl

ELLIS COUNTY - The Ellis County Youth Football League (ECYFL) held its annual divisional Super Bowl games on Saturday, Nov. 19. This year cities representing ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 15:21:00

SAGU Lions joust Cavs, 68-58

Source: Mark Warde, Sports Information Director WAXAHACHIE - The Southwestern Assembly of God University men’s basketball team remained unbeaten on Saturday night, defeating Saint Gregory’s University, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 15:12:00

Ellis County Marriages

Gayl Bryan Argenbright and Esther Marie Bollinger Antonio Arriago and Maria Gutierrez Carlos Mano Pastor-Perez and Hilda Toribio Sanchez Jarred Lee Summerville and Heather Renee Grubbs Larry Arnold Barber ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 15:12:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Arrests Nov. 15-18 Daphne Deni Evans, 45, b/f, forgery financial instrument, possession of drug paraphernalia Wayland Bailey, 33, b/m, assault by contact Lamarcus McBride, 24,b/m, driving while license invalid ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 15:11:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 13 – 20 John H. Bentancur, h/m, 28, Wilmer PD x1 Jefery S. Slade, w/m, 25, Dallas Sheriff’s office TCIC driving under the influence Aston B. Newhouse, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 15:10:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 15 - 18 Daphne Evans, Forgery of a F.I., upta, possession of drug paraphernalia Danielle C. Hudson, criminal mischief $500-1,500 Waylanon N. Bailey Jr., assault Jimmy Miles, public ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 15:10:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 14 – 21 Name withheld, 17, possession marijuana less than 2 oz drug free zone Name withheld, 17, possession marijuana less than 2 oz drug free ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 15:09:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Nov. 14 – 20 Traffic stops 8 Citations issued 5 Vacation house checks 33 Business/building cks 79 Neighborhood checks 208 Total primary calls for service 21 Avg. unit rspns time 5 min ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 15:09:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 13 - 17 Juan O. Suarez, 27, Arlington PD warrant x2, Midlothian warrant x2 Sean W. Murray, 20, burglary of vehicle Cora B. Hawes, 25, warrant arrest ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 15:09:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 11 - 16 Mose A Francis, m, 21, assault by contact family violence Charles C Gonzalez, m, 56, driving while intoxicated Amanda Blystone, f, 27, driving while ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 15:08:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 15 Javier Fernandez, 40, w/m, Ferris PD warrants ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 15:08:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 15 - 17 Alejandro Garcia, 45, theft greater than or equal to $50 but less than $500 Jose Garcia, 54, public intoxication Robert Booker, 55, public intoxication Chriseric ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 15:08:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 1 - 13 Troy Hans Jackson, b/m, 28, warrant arrest-outside agency Terrance Tyrik Banks, b/m, 21, burglary of habitation Azha Denise Johnson, b/f, 28, possession of drug ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 15:07:00

Serving Country: Reuben D. Montemayor

ENNIS - Air Force Airman Reuben D. Montemayor graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 15:06:00

Holiday home fire safety tips

Courtesy of Paul Davis Restoration  Ennis – Family gatherings, entertaining and festive decorations are among the highlights of the holiday season. According to the United States Fire ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 15:06:00

Lancaster school earns national honor for hunger-fighting work

Submitted article Lancaster - The Rosa Parks-Millbrook Elementary in Lancaster, recently received a National School of Distinction status from the Schools Fight Hunger program.  Fewer than 2,000 ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 15:05:00

Waxahachie ISD Education Foundation awards $17,000 in scholarships to WHS students

Submitted article WAXAHACHIE - Waxahachie High School students who wish to get a jump-start on their college careers can do so while still enrolled in high ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 15:04:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: THE STORAGE PLACE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Nov. 17 & 24, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE THE STORAGE PLACE, pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas Property ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 15:03:00

Frank Prasifka and Son's: Public Auction

Published in the Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011 LEGAL NOTICE Frank Prasifka and Son’s will sell at Public Auction, vehicles that have ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 15:01:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OWNER'S MANAGEMENT COMPANY, INC.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OWNER'S MANAGEMENT COMPANY, INC. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 14:57:00

Happy Thanksgiving from Ingram Elementary

Kindergarten Students at Ingram Elementary School celebrate Thanksgiving by performing a musical program for parents and friends. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 14:56:00

End to Medicare 'As We Know It' Already in the Works

Today's Featured Item: Company Policy: Not Hiring Until Obama No Longer President End to Medicare 'As We Know It' Already in the Works While America Burns, Obama ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/24/2011 08:20:00

Average retail gasoline prices in Dallas have fallen 10.1 cents per gallon in the past week

Dallas, Nov. 21- Average retail gasoline prices in Dallas have fallen 10.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.11/g yesterday. This compares with ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/21/2011 17:47:00

SIN HAS BLOSSOMED INTO A ROD OF JUDGMENT

Behold, the day! Behold it has come! Doom has gone out; the rod has blossomed, pride has budded. Violence has risen up into a rod ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/21/2011 17:37:00

Now it's time to answer 'Where's the REAL Birth Certificate?'

Today's Featured Article:. Now it's time to answer 'Where's the REAL Birth Certificate?' Today's Politically Incorrect Headlines: Ron Paul: America Provoked 9/11 Attacks Matthews’ Shock Claim About Obama Michelle ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/21/2011 17:30:00

North Texas Men Receive Lengthy Federal Prison Sentences for Role in Insurance Fraude Case Involving Arson

Nov. 18, 2011 DALLAS – Blaise Hancock, of Arlington, Texas, and Clint Allen, of Lewisville, Texas, were sentenced this morning by Chief U.S. District Judge Sidney ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/21/2011 17:26:00

Footage of Texas unit (Black Jack Brigade) on Road March from Iraq to Kuwait

Below is a link to a brief Video clip featuring a video package about the Black Jack Brigade Cavalry Soldiers tactical road march from Joint ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/21/2011 17:22:00

Thoughts to Encourage (blocked speaking)

"When the Holy Spirit prompts us to speak the truth in love (as we are commanded to do) but we are inhibited and hold back, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/21/2011 17:19:00

Congress Blocks New Rules on School Lunches

November 21, 2011 TOP STORIES ObamaCare Threatens to Cripple Medical Device Companies 105 Legislators to Supremes: Stop Obamacare Congress Blocks New Rules on School Lunches Johnson & Johnson Starts Removing ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/21/2011 17:16:00

Veterans Day 2011 Image Gallery

Click the pictures to the right to view the Veterans Day 2011 Image Gallery. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 14:16:00

Slippery Roads

Slippery roads led to a morning collision Tuesday, Nov. 14 on Diane Road and 660 in Ferris injuring two after crashing into a telephone pole. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 14:13:00

Walmart child molester sentenced 20 years

MAYPEARL- Phillip Wayne Waller, a 39-year-old male from Maypearl, was found guilty of Indecency with a Child by an Ellis County Jury on Wednesday, Nov. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 14:09:00

Guest Editorial: Shovel ready means never ready

Jerome Stocks  Special to The Ellis County Press  We hear a lot these days about the need for “shovel ready jobs” and the lack of them, as ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 14:08:00

Personal Finance: Tax deadline looms for charitable contributions

Each year, roughly one-third of American households itemize deductions on their federal income taxes.  If you’re among that group, there are a several important actions you ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 14:07:00

Simply Speaking: Misreadings

I guess you could call this the third in a series of misreads by yours truly on the deeds and misdeeds of elected Republicans large ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 14:07:00

Constitutional Thinking: American history: The road from a republic to democracy

Part 4 As it turned out, the bankers weren’t done with the American people. Having them become a 14th Amendment citizens with birth certificates, drivers licenses, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 14:06:00

Billy James Hassell

Nov. 14, 1928 – Oct. 25, 2011 FERRIS – Billy Hassell, 82 of Ferris, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011. He is survived by loving wife ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 14:00:00

Pauline Boon

Nov. 21, 1914 - Nov. 12, 2011 ENNIS - Pauline Boon, 96, of Ennis passed away Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 at the Ennis Care Center. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 13:59:00

The lies I tell myself

“I struggle with not telling myself the truth.”  This surprising confession from Jennifer Rothschild, author of Me, Myself & Lies and a guest on LIFE Today ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 13:58:00

Enemies of the cross

For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 13:57:00

The key to understanding Revelation is to be familiar with biblical idioms, signs, symbols

Q. In the last chapter of Revelation there is a statement that the leaves of the tree of life would be used for the healing ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 13:57:00

Sheryl Ann Westbrook graduates from Excelsior College

Submitted article MIDLOTHIAN - Sheryl Ann Westbrook, a resident of Midlothian, has earned an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing from Excelsior College. Excelsior College is an ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 13:56:00

Lady Indians go 5 games against Richard Pearce Lady Mustangs

WAXAHACHIE - The Waxahachie Lady Indians were in action Friday, Nov. 11 in the Class 4A Volleyball Regional Semi-finals.  They played prior to Red Oak, and ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 13:55:00

District 154A football playoff updates

Waxahachie traveled to Waco last Thursday to face Pflugerville Connally in their first round playoff game.  The Indians took care of business 49-28 and will play ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 13:54:00

PeeWee football makes history 3 Ferris teams make it to Superbowl

Submitted article FERRIS - For the first time one town has three peewee football teams in their Superbowl game.  Ferris’ A, B and C teams will all ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 13:53:00

Hawks basketball takes control

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Last Updated: 11/17/2011 13:52:00

SAGU Lady Lions suffer first hoops loss

Article courtesy of Mark “Link” Warde SAGU Sports Information Director WAXAHACHIE - While all computers wait at the same speed, the same cannot be said of the pace of ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 13:52:00

Athletes sign letters of intent

RED OAK - Hard work and dedication do pay off.  Two Red Oak High School Seniors are examples of that as they signed Letters of Intent ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 13:51:00

SAGU Lions hold off Sterling College, 76-72

Article courtesy of Mark “Link” Warde SAGU Sports Information Director WAXAHACHIE - Southwestern Assembly of God University remained unbeaten Saturday, Nov. 12 at 4-0 by holding off a Sterling ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 13:50:00

Thanksgiving is peak day for home cooking fires; NFPA urges caution when preparing holiday meals

Submitted article The number of home cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day was three times the national average of fires per day in 2009, according the National ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 13:48:00

Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson & Ellis Counties attends White House briefing for Aging Organizations

ELLIS COUNTY - Vinsen Faris, Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties executive director, recently attended a White House Community Leaders Briefing in Washington, D.C. on ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 13:45:00

Ellis County Clerks Office

Marriages Oct. 28 – Nov. 3 Bryan Gayl Argenbright and Esther Marie Bollinger Larry Arnold Barber and Dawne Elaine Schrodt Christopher Lynn Clark and Crystal Dawn Ramirez Eric Michael Cooper ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 13:44:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

  Arrests Nov. 11 – 13 Michael Henderson, 29, w/m, driving while intoxicated open container Freddie Gryder, 39, w/m, public intoxication Kevin Dean Stein, 46, w/m, terroristic threat against public, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 13:43:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 11 - 14 Jaryon J. Stearns, mtr, possession of controlled substance pg1 less than 1g, evading arrest/det, failure to id, possession of marijuana less than ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 13:41:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 7 - 14 Ryan J. Anderson, 29, speeding, motor vehicle inspection violation, violate promise to appear Nathan D. Bloodworth, 20, aggravated assault against public servant Andres R. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 13:40:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 6 - 12 Farida Q. Wash, 17, assault that causes bodily injury Seth C. Peters, 32, Tarran County Sheriff Office warrant William B. Adams, 58, Midlothian Pd ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 13:40:00

Lancaster Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 6 - 13 George Marcus Coleman, b/m, 23, public intoxication Jerricka Deamber Quarles, b/f, 20, park curfew hours Joann Bicknell Bowen, w/f, 48, Dallas County Wrt Jonathan Fitzgerald ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 13:40:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 4 - 10 Calvin E Wyatt, m, 32, Glenn Heights PD warrants Jonathan S Perkins, m, 23, driving while intoxicated Adrian Alvarado, m, 17, terroristic threat Christopher J ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 13:39:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 10 - 14 Lurdes Chavira, 25, w/f, Dallas PD warrants Raquel Leal, 23, w/f, Other agency’s warrants Tony Watson, 47, w/m, other agency’s warrants Tommie Carranza, 42, w/f, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 13:39:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 4 - 10 Cleveland Striblen, 36, warrant-non epd charges Ezequiel Morales, 23, public intoxication Kerra Cooper, 21, assault that causes bodily injury, warrant-non epd charges Lazaro Gonzalez, 33, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 13:39:00

DeSoto Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 7 - 13 Shequela Tonzeal Fountain, b/f, 30, warrant arrest-local charge Tommy C. Washington, b/m, 27, warrant arrest-outside agency Brianna R. Burkowski, w/f, 18, warrant arrest-outside agency Terrance ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 13:38:00

‘Waxahachie 101’ searching for 2012 participants

WAXAHACHIE - The city of Waxahachie is now registering participants for the “Waxahachie 101” educational program for residents.   The 12-month long program will provide participants ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 13:37:00

Serving Country: Army Pvt. Juan Rivas

WAXAHACHIE - Army Pvt. Juan Rivas has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 13:37:00

Walker Creek Ranch recognized

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Human Services  WAXAHACHIE - The Janicek Family Farm and the Walker Creek Ranch, located near Ennis, were recognized during the Monday, Nov. 14 ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 13:36:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: THE STORAGE PLACE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Nov. 17 & 24, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE THE STORAGE PLACE, pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas Property ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/17/2011 13:32:00

Thoughts to Encourage (true unity)

"If I want my way and you want your way, there can never be unity. True unity comes when all parties agree God's will be ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/15/2011 08:54:00

Ellis County Commissioners recognize farm heritage

WAXAHACHIE (Texas) - The Janicek Family Farm and the Walker Creek Ranch, located near Ennis, were recognized in Commissioners’ Court during the regularly scheduled meeting ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/15/2011 08:51:00

Occupy Portland Members Arrested Carrying Bombs Intended for Police

November 15, 2011 - Today's News Kagan Cheered ObamaCare Passage Supreme Court Will Hear Obamacare Challenge This Term, Before 2012 Election Today's Featured Item: Occupy Portland Members Arrested Carrying ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/15/2011 08:47:00

US Government Takes Huge Step this Sunday to Control Internet

Today's Featured Item: TSA Threatens: We'll Open Your Christmas Presents US Government Takes Huge Step this Sunday to Control Internet November 14, 2011 - Today's News Occupy Movement ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2011 16:27:00

Reuters/Ipsos Poll: 52% of GOP Voters Tell Perry Not to Quit

  Reuters/Ipsos Poll: 52% of GOP Voters Tell Perry Not to Quit ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2011 16:26:00

President Obama Doesn't Rule Out Military Option in Iran

Today's Featured Article:. Are Members of Congress Trading Stocks On Inside Information? Today's Politically Incorrect Headlines: November 14, 2011 News and Thoughts for the day President Obama Doesn't ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2011 16:23:00

Supreme Court will take on ObamaCare

Supreme Court will take on ObamaCare  The Supreme Court says it will hear arguments over President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul, setting up an election-year showdown ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2011 16:19:00

Big Health Report News: Gloves Are No Guarantee Your Doctor's Hands Are Clean

November 14, 2011 TOP STORIES Gloves Are No Guarantee Your Doctor's Hands Are Clean ObamaCare: Flawed Policy, Flawed Law Study Links Regular Religious Service Attendance, Outlook on Life FDA Okays ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2011 16:17:00

Big Health Report News: Gloves Are No Guarantee Your Doctor's Hands Are Clean

November 14, 2011 TOP STORIES Gloves Are No Guarantee Your Doctor's Hands Are Clean ObamaCare: Flawed Policy, Flawed Law Study Links Regular Religious Service Attendance, Outlook on Life FDA Okays ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2011 16:17:00

Be Prepared for the Next Public Warning or Unexpected Emergency

On any given day, news headlines highlight disasters or other emergencies across the US, causing Americans to evaluate their own levels of safety.  Whether looking ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2011 16:13:00

School district selected as pilot for college network

LANCASTER –Lancaster Independent School District has been selected as a participant of the Texas College Access Network North Texas pilot region by the Texas High ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/10/2011 13:09:00

We stand on the backs of their sacrifice: Their history is our tradition as long as there are Americans to remember...

My name is Nicholas Esparza Jr.  My friends call me Nick. I am the son of Nick and Ophelia Esparza. I am the oldest of five ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/10/2011 13:03:00

Ellis County WWII soldiers killed in action

Lists and research courtesy of Perry Giles Donald J. Stanford Red Oak, Army Air Force, Killed in Training, Plane Crash - California, Mar. 3, 1941 James D. Smith Mt. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/10/2011 12:28:00

Commissioners extend power contract

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Human Services  WAXAHACHIE - In an effort to save tax dollars, Ellis County Commissioners voted to extend the county’s contract with Suez for ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/10/2011 12:27:00

Waxahachie Veterans Weekend Schedule

Thursday – Sunday WWII Camps; Friday – Sunday Reenactors about the town  Friday night – Oktoberfest, College Street Pub 7 p.m. Saturday – Veterans Ceremony Waxahachie Civic ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/10/2011 12:25:00

Letters to the Editor: Grammatical error caught

Last week, to my amazement and amusement, I found the glaring error in your main story of your Oct. 20 edition. I suppose now that ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/10/2011 12:21:00

Guest Editorial: ‘As free as the wind ...’

Robert Morrison  Coast Guard Veteran It seems the term “Tall Ship” must have come from John Masefield’s poem, Sea Fever.  My sea-faring Dad quoted that poem to me ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/10/2011 12:21:00

Simply Speaking: The All American Way

Admittedly, per last week’s column, Ellis County Republicans, via their executive committee, were either to censure certain members of the all-Republican Ellis County Commissioners Court ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/10/2011 12:20:00

Constitutional Thinking: American history: The road from a republic to democracy

Part 3 As the roaring 1920s came to an end, the American financial system suffered a “heart attack” known as the Stock Market Crash of 1929. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/10/2011 12:19:00

I don’t mind flying, it’s airports I can’t stand

Recently, I needed to make a trip to visit some relatives. These days, the way the economy and gas prices are it turns out to be ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/10/2011 12:16:00

Lady Hawks softball to hold fundraiser

RED OAK - The Lady Hawks 1st annual softball fundraiser tournament is set and teams are forming now. The tournament includes two events. The first ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/10/2011 12:16:00

Tigers pounce on the Hawks

Source: DMN SportsDay HS LANCASTER - Lancaster’s Nick Alexander’s 54-yard second-quarter kickoff return broke a 7-7 tie as Lancaster (8-2, 6-2) beat Red Oak 40-16 Friday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/10/2011 12:14:00

Ferris defeats Crandall and secures playoff spot

Robert Andrews Special to The Ellis County Press Everyone who knows the rivalry between the Ferris Yellow Jackets and Crandall Pirates understands there is always tension in the ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/10/2011 12:13:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

BARDWELL Oct. 12 Burglary of vehicle, 800 block FM 985, person or persons entered and took property from the complainant’s vehicle without his permission. Sub wolfer’s with ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/10/2011 12:12:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 31 – Nov. 5 Brandon Starr, b/m, 24, driving while license invalid Juan R Ayala, w/m, 21, WPD x2 Modesta Mejia, h/m, 39, no driver’s license Shayne A ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/10/2011 12:12:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 4 -7 Christopher E Hughes, burglary of a building x3 Guillermo M. Beltran, indecency with a child, obstruction retaliation Maris McKinley, indecent exposure Kiandra J. Jones, theft between ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/10/2011 12:11:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 31 – Nov. 7 Tara M. Gonzalez, 33, burglary of habitation, failure to pay child support Lucas M. Hernandez, 26, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/10/2011 12:11:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Oct. 31 – Nov. 6 Traffic stops 14 Citations issued 1 Vacation house check 44 Business/building checks 136 Neighborhood checks 332 Total primary calls-for-service 24 Avrg unit rspns time 4 min/47 sec Abandoned ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/10/2011 12:11:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 30 – Nov. 5 Amber R Johnson, 21, Midlothian PD warrant Johnny P Ford, 28, Midlothian PD warrant x2 Christina L. Bryant, 32, theft greater than or ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/10/2011 12:10:00

Lancaster Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 31 – Nov. 6 Tyrone Mckenzie, b/m, 28, assault Richard Paul Moreno, w/m, 38, Lancaster warrant William Roy Griffin, w/m, 56, contempt of court Marcus Foggle, b/m, 20, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/10/2011 12:10:00

Hutchins Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 1 – 31 Jesus Tovias, 34, w/m, driving while intoxicated Richard Leo Parker, 49, w/m, Dallas County Sheriff Office warrants x4 Cammy Sheree Youngblood, 39, w/f, Dallas ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/10/2011 12:10:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 28 – 3 Racquel L Miller, f, 35, possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana, Glenn Heights PD warrant Dominic E Pryor, m, 26, driving while ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/10/2011 12:10:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 1 – 3 Erik Evans, 34, possession of a controlled substance pg2-a less than or equal to 2oz, violation of protective order Holly Henley, 26, possession ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/10/2011 12:09:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 1 – 30 Oscar Mercado Garcia, w/m, 19, burglary of habitation Jessica Kathleen Shaw, b/f, 17, theft greater than or equal to $50 but less than ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/10/2011 12:08:00

More than Books...

KATHY HARRINGTON The Ferris Public Library not only has books that may be checked-out but we also offer audio books, e-books, magazines, and a swell movie ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/10/2011 12:08:00

Maypearl resident named to TSTC honor roll

Submitted article MAYPEARL - Ryan Lilley of Maypearl has earned a place on the Dean’s Honor Roll for the 2011 Summer semester at Texas State Technical ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/10/2011 12:07:00

Ellis County Shared Services

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Nov. 3 & 10, 2011 Ellis County Shared Services provides special education and related services to ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/10/2011 12:06:00

New Whiteboard Video: Why Leftists, Communists, & Anti-Semites Support Occupy Wall St.

Obama Caught on Live Mic Blasting Netanyahu to French PM: 'You're Fed Up With Him But I Have to Deal With Him Every Day!' New Whiteboard ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/09/2011 15:06:00

Military could slash nuclear weapons, pull troops from Europe and downgrade healthcare in effort to save money

Today's Featured Article: Holder: No apology for 'Fast and Furious' Death USDA to lower corn, wheat stocks Military could slash nuclear weapons, pull troops from Europe and ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/09/2011 15:04:00

Obama failing, getting people 'addicted to gov't'

Cain vows to 'set the record straight' Herman Cain is vowing to "set the record straight" at a news conference later today after a fourth ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2011 15:55:00

Obama failing, getting people 'addicted to gov't'

Cain vows to 'set the record straight' Herman Cain is vowing to "set the record straight" at a news conference later today after a fourth ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2011 15:55:00

Caregiving and Aging Symposium Friday, Nov. 11

Friday, Nov. 11 8:30 am - 1:30 pm First United Methodist Church 505 W. Marvin AvenueWaxahachie, Texas     The symposium will include workshops and a vendor fair with the opportunity to ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2011 15:44:00

First-ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System to occur tomorrow, Nov. 9 at 2 pm eastern

FEMA REMINDS THE PUBLIC: NATIONWIDE TEST OF EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM SCHEDULED TOMORROW WASHINGTON - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), along with its many federal, state ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2011 15:43:00

11-11-11 Protest: Veterans Demand Obama Impeachment

 Today's Politically Incorrect Headlines: 11-11-11 Protest: Veterans Demand Obama Impeachment Riot Gear and Bonfires: Occupy Oakland Degenerates Into 'Chaos' Overnight 'Uniform of Progress': Levi's Now Advocates Freezing ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2011 17:23:00

Opinion: A Message Sent with Missiles

Soldiers today have overcome many previously uncontrollable elements in battle. Picking out elusive enemies in remote or populated locations is a formidable task, especially when ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2011 17:19:00

Ventura: Americans Should Riot If Ron Paul Excluded From Debates

November 4, 2011 - Today's NewsToday's Featured Item: Pelosi: Without Obama's Stimulus, Unemployment Would Now Be 15% Ventura: Americans Should Riot If Ron Paul Excluded From Debates Occupy ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2011 17:12:00

Arizona Sheriff Babeu Receiving Death Threats from Drug Cartel for Gun-Runner

TODAY'S FEATURED NEWS: Obama: 'God Wants Us' to Pass My Jobs Bill TODAY'S EXCLUSIVE: OWS: Don't Drink the Kool-Aid!    Obama Explores Faster Afghan Handover Obama Considered ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2011 16:47:00

Analyst: Look for Gingrich to rise if Cain fades

Political scientist Charles Dunn believes Newt Gingrich could fill the conservative void if Herman Cain cannot shake the sexual harassment scandal that has been plaguing ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2011 16:45:00

From The Desk Of Donald Trump: Occupy Wall Street

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06wj5CDqjeE&feature=share ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2011 16:39:00

Ellis County lifts burn ban

WAXAHACHIE - In a special meeting called for Friday, Nov. 4, Ellis County Commissioners voted unanimously to lift the ban on outdoor burning, at least ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2011 16:36:00

Emergency Alert System Nationwide Test set for Wednesday, Nov. 9.

The first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System will take place at 1 p.m. Central Time on Wednesday, Nov. 9, The broadcasters, along with FEMA ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2011 15:53:00

Ferris Main Street earns national recognition

Nacogdoches, Texas – Nov. 2, 2011 - The Texas Historical Commission and its Texas Main Street Program recognized Ferris as one of the 55 National ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2011 15:50:00

Secuirity Tip of the Week: Shopping safety

Courtesy of Help Eliminate Auto Thefts (H.E.A.T.). "Park in well-lit areas, near sidewalks or walkways. Avoid parking near dumpsters or large vans or trucks. These obstacles ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2011 15:48:00

Bright lights in a small city

TIFFANY HAMM Special to The Ellis County Press BRISTOL - On Sunday, Oct. 23, citizens of Bristol woke up to discover a movie was being filmed in their ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2011 11:51:00

Nov. 8 election polling locations

Ellis County Bardwell Precincts: 132 & 133 Bardwell Community Center 504 Waxahachie Ave.   Ennis Precincts: 121, 122, 126 & 127 Church of Christ on Country Club Road 1503 Country Club Road Precincts: 123, 124 & ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2011 11:42:00

City partners with utility company to save residents pocketbooks

WAXAHACHIE- The city of Waxahachie and Texzon Utilities Ltd. are  launching a new program, CitizenPower, available to all residents. The CitizenPower program provides low energy ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2011 11:38:00

Mayor proclaims Oct. 20 ‘GAF Day in Ennis’

Ennis Mayor Russell Thomas proclaimed Thursday, Oct. 20 “GAF Day in Ennis.” This was in recognition of roofing materials GAF donated for city structures over ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2011 11:36:00

Westbrook graduates from Excelsior College

Submitted article MIDLOTHIAN - Sheryl Ann Westbrook, a resident of Midlothian, has earned an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing from Excelsior College. Excelsior College is an ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2011 11:35:00

Simply Speaking: ‘Reviews of Just Past Events...’

In olden days at Texas movie theaters (do not play like you don’t know what I’m talking about), an early portion of the movie agenda, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2011 11:34:00

Constitutional Thinking: American history: The road from a republic to democracy

Part 2 According to Black’s Law Dictionary, a “National Emergency” is “A state of national crisis; a situation demanding immediate and extraordinary national or federal action.”  The ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2011 11:33:00

Randall T. Barnhill

Nov. 19, 1944 – Oct. 22, 2011 WAXAHACHIE – Funeral services for Randall Barnhill, 66, were held Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 at 10 a.m. in ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2011 11:33:00

Tomorrow, today will be yesterday

Come now, you who say today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2011 11:32:00

Serving Country: Ethan P. Jones

MIDLOTHIAN - Army Pvt. Ethan P. Jones has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2011 11:31:00

ROJH Hawks 7th grade football, a mix of tricks and treats

RED OAK - Although it wasn’t a varsity game, there was just as much excitement between the ROJH 7th Grade A team vs. Lancaster. The ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2011 11:31:00

Hawks fall to West Mesquite

RED OAK - Red Oak traveled to Mesquite last Friday in a must win game to have any hope at the play-offs, but the problems ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2011 11:30:00

Texas A&M University-Commerce announces 2011 Hall of Fame class

Submitted article The Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic Department has announced the five members of the 2011 Hall of Fame class, inducted on Saturday, Oct. 22.  In addition ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2011 10:49:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

ENNIS Oct. 8 Burglary of habitation, 1700 block Stacks Road, suspect(s) entered the victims habitation, taking personal property without the effective consent of the owner. Front door, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2011 10:48:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests October 24 - 30 Bryan Barnett, b/m, 31, WPD x1 James W Harris, b/m, 26, WPD x2 Beatrice Ashley, b/f, 27, WPD x1 Javon Daniels, b/m, 24, WPD x1 Keith ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2011 10:48:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 26 - 31 Phillip J. Craig, driving while intoxicated x2 James B. Square, aggravated assault family violence Melissa Featherston, open container James H. Biegler, impersonating a public serviceman Monette ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2011 10:48:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 23 - 31 Rogers L. Dean, 21, no driver’s license, resist arrest search or transport Robert E. Sadler, 51, public intoxication  Incidents Oct. 24 - 31 Meet complainant, 500 ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2011 10:47:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 24 - 28 Deshanuda Love, b/f, 39, warrant James Lee Chatham, b/m, 33, warrant Broderick Birdow, b/m, 32, warrants ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2011 10:47:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 23 - 29 Trinidad DelosSantos, 47, warrant arrest x2 William S. Nelson, 39, driving while intoxicated Alfred W. Jones, 32, driving while intoxicated Jeffrey B. Silva, 22, Midlothian ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2011 10:47:00

Lancaster Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 24 - 30 Anthony Thomas, b/m, 43, Dallas PD Jonathan Tyrone Coleman, b/m, 29, operating motor vehicle under improper registration Cedrick Wayne Coler, b/m, 32, warrant/Grand Prairie ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2011 10:46:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 21 - 27 Carlas D Dale, m, 37, Glenn Heights PD warrants Kalencia W Wiggins, f, 23, possession of marijuana Stephanie A Haugarth, f, 31, driving while ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2011 10:46:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 26 - 28 Christopher Hall, 23, assault, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, criminal mischief greater than or equal to $5,000 but less than $1,500 Maria ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2011 10:46:00

DeSoto Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 10 - 30 Germaine Lamar Holmes, b/m, 27, warrant arrest-outside agency Joshua Elliotte Duncan, b/m, 20, walked on roadway where sidewalks provided Juan Ortega, w/m, 27, no ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2011 10:45:00

Tarleton State releases Distinguished Students’ list

Submitted article Tarleton State University’s Stephenville campus has released the Distinguished Students list for the summer 2011 semester.  Students on the list include freshman and ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2011 10:45:00

WHS to host 3 part college series for students and parents; Additional session to be offered on ‘How to Pay for College’

Submitted by Nicole Mansell Waxahachie High School will host “College Night 101” – a three part series for junior and senior students and their parents beginning ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2011 10:44:00

Hernandez named National Hispanic Scholar

Submitted article  MIDLOTHIAN - Midlothian High School Senior Andrew Hernandez has been named a 2011-12 Scholar in the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program.  The NHRP was ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2011 10:35:00

Ellis County Shared Services

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Nov. 3 & 10, 2011 Ellis County Shared Services provides special education and related services to ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2011 10:34:00

NO. 11-E-2217: ESTATE OF GEORGIA GAIL PALLICK, DECEASED

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 NO.   11-E-2217 ESTATE OF GEORGIA GAIL PALLICK, DECEASED IN COUNTY COURT AT LAW #1 OF ELLIS COUNTY, TEXAS NOTICE ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2011 10:31:00

Frank Prasifka and Son’s: Public Auction

Published in the Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 Legal Notice Frank Prasifka and Son’s will sell at Public Auction, vehicles that have ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2011 10:30:00

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