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Small-town publisher says sex charges are retribution

BYRON HARRISWFAA Reporter Navarro County - Joey Dauben, 30, is no shrinking violet. He has a blog, a radio show, and involvement in several small-town newspapers. He’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2011 13:09:00

Palmer Police Association and Palmer Commercial State Bank bring Christmas for two families

Palmer Police Association Members with gifts purchased by a $250 donation from Palmer Commercial State Bank on Monday, Dec. 19.  The donation was used to ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2011 13:06:00

Court seeks exclusive purchasing contracts

ELLIS COUNTY -  Following through with the Ellis County Commissioners Court directive to actively pursue cost savings on all fronts, Ellis County Purchasing Agent Alisha ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2011 12:59:00

Shots fired; 2 victims dead, 2 more kidnapped then released

Submitted by Lancaster Police Department On Wednesday, Dec. 21 around 6:34 a.m., Lancaster dispatchers received a call from a female in the 500 block of Rea ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2011 12:59:00

Letters to the Editor: The thoughts of a humble cattleman

Dear Speaker Boehner and Senator Mitch McConnell, I am sitting in my study on the evening of Dec. 22 contemplating the news just published on the ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2011 12:58:00

Jon’s Vu: I protest!

This political season is starting to get serious.  I let my imagination run on the idea of the occupiers meeting the TEA PARTY.  I don’t think the ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2011 12:57:00

Simply Speaking: ‘Change’

Well, in 2011, we found out for sure what Obama meant (and means) by “change,” as he continues to repeat the refrain, over and over ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2011 12:56:00

Constitutional Thinking: What have we learned?

As the year 2011 comes to a close, it is a good time to review what we have learned.  Hopefully you are learning a lot of ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2011 12:56:00

If you can’t resolve ‘em, perfect ‘em

An old year is fading and a new year is upon us again. Looking back over the old year, I worry that my blunders were ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2011 12:55:00

The virgin birth and grace

Do we truly understand the virgin birth of Jesus Christ? The virgin birth of Jesus Christ is the very foundation of God’s Grace and salvation ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2011 12:55:00

The concept of ‘born again’ is better understood as ‘born from above’

Q. If Nicodemus was “the” teacher of Israel, why didn’t he understand Yeshua when He said “you must be born again?” A. You are referring to ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2011 12:54:00

Sunbeam Club celebrates 19th anniversary

Darleene DenbowSpecial to The Ellis County Press It’s time to celebrate as the Sunbeam Club looks back at the years past. On Jan. 11, 1993, the Southern ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2011 12:40:00

Ellis County Marriages

Dec.16-Dec.21 James Eilert Adams and Danielle Lynn Baldwin John Edwin Morgan and Cynthia Spera Jeremy Alan Jones and Annabelle Elizabe Harris Rick Matthew Kersten and Holly Lynn Blacketer Joshua Tyler ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2011 12:39:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Arrests Jail listing Dec.20-22 Dylan Joseph Gray, 20, w/m, possession of controlled substance less than one gram probation revoked, no turn on red, possession of controlled substance ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2011 12:38:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 17 – 26 David E Forner, w/m, 19, WPD x2 Jared Lemus, w/m, 18, public intoxication Jose Felix Medellin-Cortes, b/m, 21, no driver’s license Jermond Glaston, b/m, 32, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2011 12:38:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 20 – 23 Morgan Villarreal, theft greater than or equal to $50 but less than $500 Alexus Kindred, theft greater than $50 but less than $500 Timothy ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2011 12:37:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 19 – 26 Phillip B. Boehler, 43, no driver’s license, failure to appear Santos G. Hernandez, 33, improper photography or visual recording Demarco J. Jones-McCrary, 18, possession ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2011 12:37:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 26 Joe Wyatt, w/m, 25, probation violation ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2011 12:36:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 11 – 24 Marjorie L. Smith-Angle, 39, warrant arrest Adam J. Angle, 34, Glenn Heights PD warrant x3, Red Oak PD warrant x4 Lauro V. Servin, 39, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2011 12:36:00

Lancaster Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 19 – 25 Theodore Jr Brackens, b/m, 71, Dallas County Marquisha Frazier, b/f, 18, Lancaster PD Donald Humphrey, b/m, 62, Balch Springs Patrick Fitzgerald Hightower, b/m, 39, assault Lakisha ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2011 12:35:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 21 – 22 Sherry Cosby, 46, w/f, Hutchins PD warrants Reynaldo Romero, 39, w/m, possession of marijuana, Dallas County Sheriff Office warrant James Phillips, 32, w/m, Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2011 12:35:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 16 – 27 Diana Bailey, 40, no drivers license, traffic citation Matthew Sorrells, 32, accident involving damage to vehicle greater than or equal to $200, unauthorized ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2011 12:35:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 25 – Dec. 18 Alustree Kiarra Oliver, b/f, 18, assault Corey Lawrence Mathis, b/m, 28, public intoxication Damarcus Latrell Harris, b/m, 29, public intoxication Kennric C. Gray, b/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2011 12:34:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 12 – 19 Robert I. Adams, 34, criminal mischief greater than or equal to $1,500 but less than $20k, terroristic threat of family/household x2 Jon F. ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2011 12:33:00

Home Country: ‘A Cowboy’s Guide to Growing Up Right’

Slim Randles The phone rang just before Dewey pulled off his clothes for his end-of-workday shower. “Hi Dewey.” He smiled. “Hi Emily.” “Hope I’m not interfering with anything by ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2011 12:30:00

Master Gardener Column: What to do in December

Gail HaynesMaster Gardener Continue to set out cool-season bedding plants, such as pansies, violas, stock, snapdragons and dianthus. Don’t get in a hurry to prune woody plants. ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2011 12:29:00

Around and About …

Submitted by Joe JohnsonLancaster Chamber of Commerce HAPPY NEW YEAR! … Here’s hoping all the best for our Chamber Members in 2012 – more business, better ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2011 12:29:00

‘A Christmas Carol’ draws big applause

Submitted article The Hardin-Simmons University production of “A Christmas Carol,” in its second year, attracted large audiences and cast members bowed to thunderous applause during its ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2011 12:27:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: THE STORAGE PLACE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Dec. 22 and 29, 2011  NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE THE STORAGE PLACE, pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/29/2011 12:24:00

Nancy Pelosi: $10,000-Per-Night Hawaiian Suite

Today's Featured Article: Nancy Pelosi: $10,000-Per-Night Hawaiian Suite Today's Cowboy Headlines: Obama and Hillary Clinton Top USA Today/Gallup Most Admired List…Again? Past year a bumper one for Nebraska ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2011 10:42:00

Why Americans Support Voter ID Laws

Featured Story: The Most Dangerous Bill in Congress: SOPA Obama Skips Christmas Statement but Issues One for Kwanzaa Why Americans Support Voter ID Laws 7 Reasons Why Mitt ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2011 10:37:00

Ron Paul's Patients Speak Out in New Pro-Life Ad

Ron Paul's Patients Speak Out in New Pro-Life Ad Planned Parenthood: Romney Used to Come to Our Events, Sought Endorsement Feeling Stressed? Why You May Feel It ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2011 10:36:00

MythBusters banned from exposing "hackable" RFID cards

"TEA party must be stopped" says departing Senator MythBusters banned from exposing "hackable" RFID cards Jews spit on little girls, fuel Israeli culture war Despite attacks, Paul maintains ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2011 10:32:00

It’s massive new assault on Christmas across U.S.

December 23, 2011 News and Thoughts for the Day Today's Featured Article:. Election fraud? Sorry, vote's over Today's Politically Incorrect Headlines: It’s massive new assault on Christmas across ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/23/2011 13:32:00

Ferris & Red Oak Police Departments partnered with North Ellis County Outreach collect toys and gifts for children of less fortunate families

Members of the Ferris & Red Oak Police Departments partnered with North Ellis County Outreach to collect toys and gifts for children of less fortunate ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/22/2011 18:39:00

Simply Speaking: Gauntlet thrown

In a very real sense, the gauntlet had been thrown down, supposedly by a singular personage in neighboring Henderson County who, in passing a corner ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/22/2011 18:35:00

Personal Finance: Credit card stolen? Do this!

Despite high-profile media attention, the odds of having your credit or debit card number stolen by crooks remains at historically low levels. That said, it’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/22/2011 18:35:00

Barney Frank: Goodbye and good riddance

Barney Frank is not seeking re-election. After 32 years the only openly homosexual member of Congress has decided to call it quits. Perhaps he figures ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/22/2011 18:35:00

Constitutional Thinking: American on the couch

I am not talking about the one in front of your T.V.  I’m talking about the one you might lay on to analyze the past ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/22/2011 18:34:00

Michael Wayne McDonald

April 30, 1961 - Dec. 13, 2011 PLANO — Michael Wayne McDonald of  Plano, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011.  Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Monday in Greenwood ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/22/2011 18:33:00

William Casey Long Sr.

Dec. 5, 2011 FERRIS - A memorial mass for William Casey Long Sr., 76, of Ferris, were held at 10 a.m. in Saint Bernard of ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/22/2011 18:31:00

Merry is as merry celebrates

Although I may look a little stodgy on the outside with a few gray hairs blossoming on the top, I still know how to celebrate, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/22/2011 18:24:00

Opinion A New Year and a New Beginning

Bryan Golden www.DareToLiveWithoutLimits.com The New Year is a time of resolutions. It’s a time when people commit to making a change in their life.  Losing weight, changing jobs, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/22/2011 18:24:00

Area students receive academic honors at HPU

Submitted article ELLIS COUNTY - Howard Payne University recently announced its academic honors for the fall 2011 semester.  Students must earn a 4.0 grade point average to ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/22/2011 18:20:00

Hawks use patience for win

The Hawks basketball team returned home for only the second time in December for another district game against Forney last Friday.  In a non-typical game by ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/22/2011 18:19:00

Youth football teams advance to State Championships

The 8U Ellis County All-Stars were crowned the North Texas Regional Champions last Saturday at Bishop Lynch HS. The Ellis County 8U All-Stars moved on ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/22/2011 18:18:00

Red Oak High School athletes participate in ‘Arms of Hope’

RED OAK - The Red Oak High School baseball team joined up with members of the Lady Hawks Volleyball team, HS Football and Softball teams ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/22/2011 18:16:00

FISD setting the pace for environmental excellence

Submitted article Ferris - Staff at Ferris Independent School District are achieving big savings with energy-efficient behavior-and now those good habits are earning national recognition.  FISD has ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/22/2011 18:15:00

Ellis County company receives top honor for workplace safety

Submitted article An employer in Ellis County has been awarded Texas Mutual Insurance Company’s top honor for workplace safety. Texas Mutual, the state’s leading provider of ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/22/2011 18:14:00

Buying new electronics this season? Don’t trash the old ones!

Steve Skurnac Sims Recycling Solutions President Electronics are once again dominating holiday shopping lists this season. In fact, analysts with the Consumer Electronics Association predict shoppers will ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/22/2011 18:14:00

Finding joy in the holidays

By Joan Pomeroy Special to The Ellis County Press Here we are again at the most wonderful time of the year, where our thoughts turn to the ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/22/2011 18:13:00

OCS students serve a Mission

Submitted article Have you ever tried to construct a building from the ground up in just 5 days?  Well that is exactly what 17 high school seniors ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/22/2011 17:51:00

Ellis County Marriages

Dec.9-15 George Taylor Buchanan and Erika L. Delguzzo Andy Alan Coppedge and Christi Denise Coppedge Ivan Roldan and Emily Elizabeth Geary Colin Gary Teague and Stormy Bryan Shrum Jason Eric ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/22/2011 17:51:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Arrests Dec. 16- 19 Amanda Torres, 35, w/f, theft of property greater than $50 less than $500. Shelby Carter, 38, b/m,  assault of family member, one time. Davidunt  Raindale, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/22/2011 17:50:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 12 – 19 Dylan Mittag, man/del 4s pg 2 4-400g, possession of controlled substance pg2 4-400, possession of controlled substance pg 1 less than 1g, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/22/2011 17:50:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 5 – 16 Jim F Jr Loden, w/m, 65, driving while intoxicated Natalie B. House, w/f, 27, WPD x4 Abel Perales-Soto, w/m, 30, DSO x2 tcic Ashley Henderson, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/22/2011 17:48:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Dec. 12 – 18 Traffic stops 27 Citations issued 9 Vacation house check 95 Business/building checks 121 Neighborhood checks 265 Total primary calls for service 16 Avg unit rspns time 6min/16sec Accident major ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/22/2011 17:47:00

Lancaster Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 12 – 18 Regina M. Lusk, b/f, 23, violation of protective order Labresha Bibles, b/f, 27, Mesquite Cordney R. Wormley, b/m, 25, Lancaster warrants Bruce Granado, b/m, 27, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/22/2011 17:47:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 14 – 18 Leoncio Nunez, w/m, 76, Ferris PD warrants Desirae Arenas, w/f, 26, terroristic threat/family violence Jay Higginbotham, 49, w/m, theft ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/22/2011 17:47:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 12 – 15 Agustin Cerda, 37, driving while license invalid Carter Jr David, 25, possession of drug paraphernalia Shannon Threadgill, 32, possession of drug paraphernalia, warrant-non epd ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/22/2011 17:47:00

DeSoto Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 5 – 18 Kevdrick Damon Johnson, b/m, 20, theft greater than or equal to $500 but less than $1,500 Cordney Demon Jolly, b/m, 26, theft greater ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/22/2011 17:45:00

THE STORAGE PLACE: NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Dec. 22 and 29, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE THE STORAGE PLACE, pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/22/2011 17:44:00

White House Blames TEA Party for Potential Tax Hike

Sheila Jackson Lee: Obama Should Use Executive Power to Extend Payroll Tax Cut Featured Story: White House Blames TEA Party for Potential Tax Hike 'Most Wasteful Spending' ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/21/2011 10:19:00

Let illegals, other noncitizens vote, New Haven mayor says

December 21, 2011 News and Thoughts for the Day Today's Featured Article:. Ron Paul: Wikileaks Leaker Manning Is a 'Hero' Today's Politically Incorrect Headlines: Ann Coulter: I Would ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/21/2011 10:17:00

Giant shrimp invading Gulf of Mexico

December 16, 2011 By: Rod Santa Ana SOUTH PADRE ISLAND  –  An exotic, large species of shrimp is being found once again in the Gulf of Mexico ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/16/2011 13:54:00

US Ends Military Mission in Iraq

Today's Featured Article: Liberals Want Renewable Energy Tax Breaks in Payroll Deal? Today's Cowboy Headlines: A Bubble Down on the Farm? Santorum gets key Iowa Tea Party endorsement Million ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/16/2011 13:52:00

School District Bans Christmas Cookies, Cake, Candy, Soda

Featured Story: Obama's Watergate  School District Bans Christmas Cookies, Cake, Candy, Soda Gingrich a Key Player in ObamaCare Restructuring, along with GOP Will Newt be Faithful to the ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/16/2011 13:20:00

Firefighters honored

The Ferris Fire Department held their annual awards banquet on Saturday, Dec. 10 at Javier’s in Downtown Ferris. The award titles and winners (l-r) are: ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:58:00

City to force mandatory water restrictions

Watering Schedule Last Digit of Address                       Watering Days Allowed 0, 2,4,6, or 8 (Even Numbers)     ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:48:00

County enters Medicaid waiver program

ELLIS COUNTY - CEO of Baylor Medical Center of Waxahachie Jay Fox and David Anderson, CEO of Ennis Regional Medical Center, encouraged Ellis County to ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:47:00

ExxonMobil awards $4,500 in grants to MISD schools

MIDLOTHIAN - ExxonMobil, in partnership with Victron Energy, Inc., awarded a total of $4,500 in grants to Midlothian Independent School District schools.    Walid Alameddine, Vice ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:47:00

List of drop-off location sponsors for North Ellis County Outreach Food and Toy Drive

Ace Hardware Amaya’s Bar and Grill Dallas Tortilla & Tamale Factory Express Car Service Junior’s BBQ Mama’s Donuts Martial Arts/Tony Hare Moni’s Pasta & Pizza Petals Plus Plaza Hair and Spa Randy’s BBQ Red Oak Drug Red ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:46:00

Santa comes to Ingram

Students at Ingram Elementary School recently enjoyed seeing Santa and his helpers at school. Each student received a book from Santa and promised that they ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:45:00

Simply Speaking: Ongoing debate

Okay, so it was “only” a 5.12 percent county property tax increase; what’s that, about a 20-something dollar increase per year on a $100.000 house? ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:44:00

Jon’s Vu: Understanding?

When the republican debate is on, I quietly retire to my bedroom, turn the TV sound down so as not to disturb the household, and ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:44:00

American’s unions learn a hard lesson

From the viewpoint of an outside, casual observer it appears to me the unions at American Airlines have learned a hard lesson. They had an opportunity ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:43:00

Constitutional Thinking: America at a crossroads

I guess most Americans realize we are getting close to kickoff time for the long political primary season that runs from January 3rd to July. ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:40:00

Christmas fruitcake gets a bad rap

Many reasons exist why a person should love and embrace the Christmas season. I hear of those who attack the Christmas season and I take ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:39:00

The ‘new year’ designation isn’t confusing when understanding there are 2 calendars

Q. Isn’t it confusing and misleading when rabbi’s designate their “new year” on Rosh Ha Shana instead of when the Torah says to begin a ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:39:00

Holidays can be joyful . . . and laden with stress

Submitted by Rita Hodges End-of-the-year holidays and happy families make picture-perfect images for advertising and popular entertainment. But in real life, the holiday season may be more ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:38:00

ROHS Soccer Booster Club holds Dodgeball Tournament

RED OAK - Ok, it wasn’t the Average Joe’s Vs the Cobras as portrayed in the movie Dodgeball, but it was nine teams with names ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:37:00

Lady Hawks bomb Terrell

RED OAK - The Lady Hawks are starting to come together and it showed Friday, Dec. 9 against Terrell.  The Lady Hawks launched three 3 point ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:36:00

Serving Country: Shanice N. Miles

RED OAK - Air Force Airman Shanice N. Miles graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed an ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:36:00

Ellis County Divorces

Nov. 28-Dec. 12 Jessie Nicole Mauldin and David Matthew Mauldin Amanda N. Vanderveer and Brandon J. Vanderveer Donald Ray Snodgrass and Charlene Linda Snodgrass Shawn C. Stroble and Tabitha ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:34:00

Ellis County Marriages

Dec. 2-8 A H Chase Doughty III and Chelsea Madison Wade Kenneth Dean Grindele and Stacy Sandra Jackson  Justin Adam Munn and Kristi Michelle Blazek John Reagan Watkins and ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:34:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Arrests Dec. 7-9 Jose Cardenas, 17, H/M, burglary of habitation Carla Keeling, 50, B/F, possession of controlled substance, no drivers license, head light violation, fail to appear, No ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:33:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 9 – 11 Barry Brewer, possession of marijuana less than 2oz Valin G. Clark, theft greater than $50 but less than $500, possession of marijuana less ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:33:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 5 – 12 Dshannon Aday, 36, theft of serv greater than or equal to $20 but less than $500 Adam J. Angle, 34, expired operators license, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:32:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Dec. 5 – 11 Officer initiated activities Traffic stops 11 Citations issued 2 Vacation house check 72 Business/building checks 94 Neighborhood checks 281 Total primary calls for service 22 Average unit response time ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:31:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests December 4 – 10 Corey B. Cooper, 36, assault that causes bodily injury family violence Joseph E. Svrcek, 30, driving while intoxicated Andre L. Daughtery, 40, criminal trespass ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:31:00

Lancaster Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 5 – 11 Janard Lathan Wright, b/m, 23, Lancaster warrants Emmara Harold, b/f, 23, warrant/other agency Edna F. Thomas, b/f, 50, theft-shoplifting Aniqua Guillory, b/f, 18, no driver’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:30:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 2 – 8 John D Oats, m, 23, Glenn Heights PD warrants Adriana Gonzalez-Romo, f, 33, possession of marijuana Stanley E Krupnik, m, 50, possession of drug ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:30:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 6 – 11 David Ayers, w/m, 38, Arlington PD warrants Flor D Balcarcel, w/f, 31, Arlington PD warrants Santos Cruz, 27, w/m, tcic warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:29:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 6 – 12 Charles Garza, 20, failed to maintain financial responsibility, no drivers license, possession of marijuana less than 2 oz Alberto Ornelas, 25, public intoxication Arturo ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:29:00

Be alert as you are driving; Police will be watching for unsafe drivers

Submitted by Nathan Bickerstaff Red Oak Police Department The holidays….special music playing, lights are twinkling and there is anticipation in the air.  It is a wonderful time of year! ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:28:00

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 safety.  Whether looking ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:27:00

Wedding announcement: Simmons - Cooper wed

ELLIS COUNTY - Dorsi Rachelle Simmons and Eric Michael Cooper were united in marriage on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 1 p.m. in the Harmony Chapel ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:25:00

Frank Prasifka and Son’s: Public Auction

Published in the Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 Legal Notice Frank Prasifka and Son’s will sell at Public Auction, vehicles that have ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/15/2011 11:18:00

Average retail gasoline prices in Dallas have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.08/g

Dallas, December 12- Average retail gasoline prices in Dallas have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.08/g yesterday. This compares with ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/13/2011 10:39:00

THE WILL OF THE HILL

by Kyle Nees What is the Kingdom of God like? How would you describe It? These questions Jesus asks and then answers by saying, 'It is ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/13/2011 10:33:00

"Mandatory report" bill will lead to invasion of innocent families. You can act now. . . .

17-year old advances cancer research, wins $100k "Mandatory report" bill will lead to invasion of innocent families. Climate-change socialism weathers storm in Durban Georgia farmers produce first olive ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/13/2011 10:28:00

December 13, 2011 - Today's News: Congress Considers Bill to Censor Internet

Today's Featured Item: Liberals Argue Obama Too Smart For America Congress Considers Bill to Censor Internet Libs Call Voter ID Racist but Unions Require it Birthers Fly 'Where's ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/13/2011 10:22:00

Ellis County Enters Into Medicaid Waiver Program

WAXAHACHIE (Texas) - Jay Fox, CEO of Baylor Medical Center of Waxahachie, and David Anderson, CEO of Ennis Regional Medical Center, encouraged Ellis County to ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/13/2011 10:19:00

Arizona Sheriff Gets Death Threats Over Obama Investigation

Today's Featured Item: Arizona Sheriff Gets Death Threats Over Obama Investigation Obama's Vacation Plans Defy Own Executive Order E-Mails Show Fast and Furious was Vehicle for Gun ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/09/2011 10:32:00

Ellis County Tea Party meeting Staurday, Dec. 10

Ellis County Tea Party Meeting! Saturday, Dec. 10, 6 - 8 p.m. 305 W. Madison Waxahachie (corner of Madison and Elm)  Guest speaker, Dorie O'Brien on the infiltration of Sharia ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/09/2011 10:16:00

Planned Parenthood Opposes Sex-Selection Abortion Ban

TOP STORIES ObamaCare Reality: Insurance Monopoly Planned Parenthood Opposes Sex-Selection Abortion Ban Plan to Widen Availability of Morning-After Pill Is Rejected Crowded ERs Help Urgent Care Centers Thrive FDA Says ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/09/2011 10:15:00

Death of child under investigation

GLENN HEIGHTS -  Glenn Heights Police and Fire Departments responded to a call about an unresponsive 10- year-old on the 1700 block of Carrington Drive ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/08/2011 18:19:00

Local businesses partner to help someone in need

ENNIS - In late October of this year, Dan Betts, owner of Dan Betts Muffler and Welding Shop in Ennis, suffered from a severe stroke. ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/08/2011 18:16:00

Letters to the Editor: An American Christmas

Some ideas for an American Christmas. Christmas 2011 -- Birth of a New Tradition  As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/08/2011 18:14:00

Letters to the Editor: Thank you Ellis County!

Thanks to contacts made at the Waxahachie Civic Center, 227 Victory Boxes have been sent from Ellis County to our U.S. service personnel in Afghanistan. ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/08/2011 18:14:00

Simply Speaking: Ongoing debate

An ongoing debate fumes within certain segments of our society, especially within political circles, as to whether there is a closer-than-one-might-think connection between certain, various ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/08/2011 18:13:00

Rejecting ‘Occupy’ Wall Street

It’s impossible to describe how envious the loony left was when Tea Party protests cropped up in 2009. This envy has caused them to embrace ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/08/2011 18:13:00

Constitutional Thinking: Solutions for America

Part 2 Newt Gingrich is a New-Age disciple, and folks, that is really Communism. He’ll quote anything he thinks you want to hear to fool you ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/08/2011 18:12:00

My people perish for lack of knowledge

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge, because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; because you ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/08/2011 18:11:00

Why I love the month of December

It was a wise person who divided the year into 12 months. I really do not know who came up with this idea but let ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/08/2011 18:10:00

Christmas toys: Keep the season safe

Submitted by Rita Hodges County Extension Agent People have already been ‘hitting the stores’ in search of that perfect holiday gift for that perfect little angel in your ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/08/2011 18:09:00

Lady Hawks 1st Annual Softball Tournament = Success!

RED OAK - The Red Oak High School Baseball and Softball Booster Club and Lady Hawks Softball program held its first annual CO-ED softball tournament ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/08/2011 18:08:00

Lady Hawks fall to Lady Pirates

RED OAK - The Lady Hawks hosted the Mesquite Poteet Lady Pirates on Tuesday, Nov. 29 in a district 15-4A match up.  This game was all ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/08/2011 18:07:00

ROJH girls basketball tips off

RED OAK - On Thursday, Dec 1, the Red Oak Junior High 7th and 8th grade girl’s teams opened up home play.  The 7th and 8th ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/08/2011 17:55:00

Ellis County Marriages

Marriages Nov. 25- Dec. 1 Todd Barrett Kindred and Kristen Michelle Alvey Thomas Benton Pate and Lindsay Marie Salyer Scott Michael Adair and Emma Catherine Steffgen Tony Dustin Bosarge and ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/08/2011 17:54:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Arrests Dec. 1-5 Susan Hargave, 55, b/f, theft of service, greater than $1,500 less than $20K Dway Bryan Strong, 28, b/m, injury to child/elderly/disable Stephanie Bailey, 39, w/m, arson/bench ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/08/2011 17:53:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 27 – Dec. 4 Timothy E. Vaughn, b/m, 55, expired registration Kelonn D Walker, b/m, 19, WPD x2 Canthian Wilson, b/m, 30, WPDx3 Roderick Jackson, b/m, 19, WPD ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/08/2011 17:53:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 30 - Dec.  5 Terry Wood, littering, p.d.p. Salvador Vasquez, assault cbi/family violence Tony Reyes, reckless damage Sasanqua J. Reed, issuing/passing fta/b/f, failure to maintain financial responsibility, vsr-pass-reg Elaine ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/08/2011 17:53:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 28 – Dec. 5 Sammy W. Carter, 23, forgery financial instrument Domingo A. Cirilo, 43, theft greater than or equal to $500 but less than $1,500 Delwin ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/08/2011 17:52:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Nov. 28 – Dec. 4 Traffic stops 9 Citations issued 3 Vacation house check 60 Business/building checks 92 Neighborhood checks 301 Total primary calls for service 19 Average unit response time 5min/31sec Accident ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/08/2011 17:52:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 27 – Dec. 3 Charles C. Lilley, 22, public intoxication Scott B. Wood, 30, driving while license invalid Christine O. Mbugua, 43, Irving PD warrant, Dallas PD ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/08/2011 17:52:00

Hutchins Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 2 – 30 Brent Jovon Rawls, b/m, possession of controlled substance pg1 less than 1g, possession of controlled substance pg1 greater than or equal to ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/08/2011 17:51:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 15 – Dec. 1 Gilbert Valdez, m, 57, driving while intoxicated Renee Castillo, f, 19, Glenn Heights PD warrants Gabriel A Hernandez, m, 18, possession of marijuana Darien ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/08/2011 17:46:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 2 Barbara George, 32, b/f, Ferris PD, Wilmer PD, Lancaster PD warrants ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/08/2011 17:45:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 1 – 5 Loretta Gorecki, 42, consuming alcohol beverage on off premised license amount Sammie Smith, 53, out of town warrant Guadalupe Montemayor, 66, assault, interference with ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/08/2011 17:43:00

Serving Country: Holly Cook

RED OAK - Air Force Airman Holly J. Cook graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed an ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/08/2011 17:42:00

Serving Country: Custodio Sanchez Arreola

FERRIS - Air Force Airman Custodio Sanchez Arreola graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/08/2011 17:42:00

Meals-on-Wheels celebrates National Philanthropy Day

Submitted by Amy Jackson Meals-on-Wheels celebrated the 31st Annual National Philanthropy Day on Thursday, Nov. 17 by honoring the Meals-on-Wheels Legacy Society Founders at a luncheon ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/08/2011 17:40:00

Holidays are coming ...

3rd Annual “Christmas at Southwestern Assemblies of God University” kicked off Monday, Nov. 28 with the annual lighting of the campus. Students, friends of faculty ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2011 11:19:00

The Palmer Police Association adopts 2 families

The Palmer Police Association adopted 2 families last week and provided them with a complete Thanksgiving meal through donations received by the community.  Each family ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2011 11:18:00

New Policy: Publisher helps animals in need

FERRIS -  Due to a litter of kittens dumped off at The Ellis County Press office on Thanksgiving, Publisher Charles D. Hatfield Jr. is changing ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2011 11:15:00

Ellis County Commissioners approve contract extension

DIANA BUCKLEY Ellis County Human Services ELLIS COUNTY - With a Federal Communications Commission deadline of January 1, 2013 looming ever closer, Ellis County Commissioners approved a contract ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2011 11:15:00

Local Girl Scout ‘Shares the Warmth’

WAXAHACHIE - Meredith Hallett’s birthday party was not typical of most 8-year-old girls’ parties.  Instead of accepting gifts for herself, she asked her friends to give ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2011 11:14:00

Simply Speaking: Ranger and Tonto

As time marches on, more and more prognosticators in the faith are declaring we’re in or nearing the end of the age, as they look ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2011 11:13:00

Jon’s Vu: Just pitiful ...

A good friend who was a missionary, and is as old as I, (which is seven months older than dirt) opened his door and found ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2011 11:12:00

Land grab

Having been through a forced annexation several years ago I have a lot of empathy for what those citizens in the bull’s-eye of the City ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2011 11:11:00

Constitutional Thinking: Solutions for America

America, we have a problem! We have allowed the core elements of our Republic to be stolen from us by socialists and their controllers. I ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2011 11:10:00

Ruth Martin

June 24, 1927 - Nov. 21, 2011 Ruth Martin, 84 of Seagoville passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2011. Born June 24, 1927 to Jacob and Mabel Morton ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2011 11:09:00

After Thanksgiving feasting comes the loafing

Not long ago, I was seated with my family and friends around the Thanksgiving table. Now, I am seated in my chair and cannot move. ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2011 11:09:00

There will be many who survive the Tribulation to be brought to the Lord for judgment

Q. I have been told that there will be no “giving of marriage” in the Messianic Kingdom. Is this true? Are there going to be ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2011 11:08:00

Holidays don’t have to be stressful

Submitted by Rita M. Hodges County Extension Agent-Family & Consumer Sciences Texas AgriLife Extension Service Having a “holly, jolly Christmas” can be one thing; having a sane and calm one ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2011 11:08:00

Hawks split 1-1 over break

RED OAK - Although school let out Friday, Nov. 25 the Hawks basketball teams had a couple of non-district games before Thanksgiving.  The first game was ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2011 11:07:00

Ellis County Marriages

Nov.18-24 Paul Allen Andres and Sandra Lynn Andres Stephen Donald Boyanoski and Rae Etta Lynn Vanover Casey Allen Moore and Katelin Anne Smith Jacob Brickman and Emily Juli Hollingsworth Brendan ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2011 11:06:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Arrests Jail Listing ran Monday, Nov.28 Brian Warrick, 33, w/m, theft of property greater than $20 less than $500 James William Blair, 48, w/m, theft of property greater ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2011 11:05:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 21 - 27 German Jr Contreras, w/m, 22, assault family violebce Herman D Garcia, w/m, 41, WPD x1, Balch Springs PD Veronica R Conley, b/f, 41, WPD ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2011 11:05:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 22 - 27 Andrea Bracken, no seat belt Matthew A. Blanscet, burglary of motor vehicle x2 Robert Blanscet, possession of controlled substance pg1 less than 1g, speeding Micah ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2011 11:05:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 21 - 28 Kenneth R. Allen, 31, defective stop lamp, violate promise to appear Patrick O. Brown, 49, theft greater than $50 Renee Castillo, 19, failure to ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2011 11:04:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 1 - 22 Cynthia Dyal, w/f, 38, tcic possession April Moore, public intoxication Jala L. Williams, b/f, 30, warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2011 11:04:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Nov. 21 - 27 Traffic stops 12 Citations 6 Vacation house checks 134 Business/building checks 114 Neighborhood checks 247 Total primary calls for service 21 Average unit response time 4min/32sec Accident minor 1 Animal ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2011 11:04:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 18 - 26 Michael D. Sicola, 44, warrant arrest Jeffery J. Flatt, 51, Midlothian PD warrant x2 Joshua A. Hampton, 19, Alvarado PD x4, Midlothian PD Donald R. ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2011 11:03:00

Lancaster Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 21 - 27 Veronica Rena Conley, b/f, 41, warrant/Lancaster PD Dunavin Dewayne Hudson, b/m, 30, warrant/Lancaster PD Laquitan P. Taylor, b/m, 20, theft-shoplifting Nauzares Chae-Mathew halle, b/m, 34, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2011 11:03:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 22 Julio Reyna, 38, w/m, ferris PD warrants Jonathan Agnew, 27, w/m, Ferris PD warrants ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2011 11:03:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 21 - 28 Corey Thompson, 21, engage in organized criminal activity, theft greater than or equal to $1,500 but less than $20k Cory Howard, 35, engage ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2011 11:02:00

Cubicle Cowboy being filmed near Ferris

FERRIS - The week of Nov. 7-11 Coffee Productions was in the Ferris area filming for a new “sizzle pilot” or sitcom, and it is ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2011 11:00:00

National Envelope honored

National Envelope was honored as Employer of the Year at the 15th Annual Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas Excellence Awards.  The award honors an employer ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/01/2011 10:59:00

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