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New Law Takes Effect for Property Tax Homestead Exemption Applications

(AUSTIN) — Under a law passed by the Texas Legislature homeowners who apply for a new property tax homestead exemption beginning Sept. 1 must provide ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/31/2011 14:33:00

IBOPE Zogby Poll: More Bad Numbers for Obama, as 40% Approve of Performance & 35% Say He Deserves Re-Election

One-Third of Those Who Approve Are Disappointed with Obama UTICA, NY--Majorities of likely voters continue to disapprove of President Barack Obama's job performance (60%) and say ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2011 11:10:00

Breaking News: Perry, Only Americans Should Lead US Troops

Zuckerman: Obama 'Unable to Get a Firm Grip' on Economy ALERT: Warning Signs of a ‘Silent’ Heart Attack Perry: Only Americans Should Lead US Troops Bachmann: Disasters ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2011 15:25:00

BABYLON IS FALLEN

    "Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication." ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2011 11:29:00

Welfare: How Freedom was Lost in America

TODAY'S FEATURED NEWS: Is Obama Ducking the Entitlement Crisis? TODAY'S EXCLUSIVE: Bullies on the Left GOP staffers: Tax reform teed up for September  Colin Powell Not ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2011 11:25:00

Texas Town Hall Meetings Get Rowdy

HOUSTON - With approval of Congress by the American public at a dismal 13 percent, representatives are buffering themselves from angry constituents. The August recess ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2011 11:23:00

Chuck Norris: Obama Wants to Take Away Our Guns

Dr. Jerome Corsi: Full Obama Eligibility Presentation U.S. Sued Over Michelle Obama's Secretive 'Family Outing' Chuck Norris: Obama Wants to Take Away Our Guns MSNBC's Chris Matthews Fears ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/26/2011 14:41:00

Thoughts to Encourage (work out your salvation)

"Don't be like the children of Israel who wandered (to vacillate, reel, stray, stagger, err) in the wilderness for 40 years because of their rebellion ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/26/2011 14:37:00

Triumph Aerostructures, LLC qualifies for a 70 percent tax abatement for a period of seven years.

WAXAHACHIE (texas) - In a special meeting on Aug. 25, Ellis County Commissioners approved several amendments to the County’s Tax Abatement Guidelines. After approving the changes ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/26/2011 14:32:00

'Crime Stoppers' program kicks off

WAXAHACHIE- Law Enforcement agencies within Ellis County recently banded together to form a county wide “Ellis County Crime Stoppers” program.  Sheriff Johnny Brown and area police ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:34:00

County proposes 0.413599 tax rate; 8-9 job losses expected

WAXAHACHIE - Ellis County Commissioners took the next step in the annual budget process during their meeting on Monday, Aug. 22, by taking a record ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:34:00

City asks citizens to conserve water; Lake levels continue to drop

WAXAHACHIE - The city of Waxahachie has entered stage one of its Drought Contingency Plan. At this stage of the plan, customers are asked to ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:29:00

City prepares for 26th Annual Heritage Day

OVILLA - The city of Ovilla will host its 26th Annual Heritage Day festival on Saturday, Sept. 24. The theme of this year’s parade is “Our ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:29:00

Simply Speaking: Oh where, oh where can it be?

Oh where, oh where has our little bit of patriotism gone? Oh where, oh where can it be? With our ears cut short of hearing (truth), ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:28:00

Letters to the Editor: Administrative organization for the state

The unmentionable … organize state government. It can occur without delay and without a constitutional amendment. The Constitution, Article 4, Section 10, makes it the duty ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:28:00

Personal Finance: Reverse mortgages aren’t for everyone

You can scarcely turn on the TV without seeing ads for reverse mortgages.  They’re touted as a great tool for cash-strapped seniors to tap their home ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:27:00

Constitutional Thinking: Star Wars politics

The themes out of Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek may seem far out there, but if you know your history and current events, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:26:00

Trust in the Lord

My son, do not forget my law, but let your heart keep My commands; for length of days and long life and peace they will ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:26:00

The secrets to a great marriage

This week the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly, celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. This week as I pondered our life together it occurred ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:25:00

The best prayer is useless if it doesn’t express true intentions

Q. James 5.16 talks about “effective prayer.” What is that? A. The followers of Yeshua asked Him to teach them to pray because they saw that ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:23:00

Cooking class/nutrition information for diabetics

Submitted by Rita Hodges (County Extension Agent Family & Consumer Sciences Ellis County) While diabetes is not curable, it is manageable.  Skills needed to effectively manage diabetes are well ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:22:00

Parkland collegiate fellows visit museum

Submitted article The 19 collegiate fellows presently interning at Parkland Hospital were guests of the International Museum of Cultures on Friday. The Fellows come from universities ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:17:00

Fighting the heat; Red Oak Pee Wee Football opens its season

RED OAK - With temperatures hovering around 107 late in the day, the Red Oak Pee Wee Football Assocation opened its season with a weekend ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:11:00

Ellis County Marriages

Aug. 5-12 Marshall Wayne Blagg and Donna Lindsey  Brooks Joshua Aubra Chambers and Tamathia Buchanan Casey Allen Doyle and Courtney Dawn Pruett Russell Paul Jakubik and Megan Jane Dujka Shawn ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:11:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

July 31 Public intoxication, Highway 34 @ Highview Road, public intoxication arrest. July 30 Public Intoxication, North bound Highway 45 and Zmolik.  Driving while license invalid with previous convictions ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:09:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests August 15 – 21 Anisa L Allen, b/f, 25, WPD x2 Jaclyn P Allen, b/f, 27, WPD x3 Heladio Sanchez, w/m, 22, WPD x2 Delia Reyes, w/m, 53, WPD ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:09:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests August 17 – 21 Devefrean White, ran stop sign, failure to maintain financial responsibility Rodney Pruitt, expired motor vehicle insurance Wynette Bradley, no driver’s license, failure to maintain ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:09:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests August 15 – 22 Orissa J. Carabbio, 40, public intoxication Lachristopher A. Carroll, 27, driving while license suspended/invalid x2, open container, failure to appear Christopher W. Comfort, 32, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:08:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests August 15 – 22 Mandy M. Janik, w/f, 30, Palmer warrant Glenn S. Forehand, w/m, 53, Dallas warrant Kelbe E. Washington, b/m, 50, forgery/possession of controlled substance ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:06:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents August 15 – 21 Traffic stops 15 Citations issued 4 Vacation house check 82 Business/building checks 80 Neighborhood checks 295 Total primary calls for service 24 Avg unit rspns time 3min/56 sec 911 ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:06:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests August 14 – 20 James W. Jackson, 35, warrant arrest x5 Fernenado Garcia-Lopez, 28, Dallas PD warrant x2 Johnny M. Layton, 48, Dallas County Sherriff Office warrant Jesse L. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:05:00

Lancaster Police Reports

Arrests August 15 – 21 Edward Ray Shufford, b/m, 31, Lancaster warrant Reginald Williams, b/m, 39, Lancaster warrant Tiffany Denise Willis, b/f, 28, Lancaster warrants Tiffany Lee, b/f, 29, Dallas ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:05:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests August 12 – 18 Anthony M Soto, m, 29, Glenn Heights PD warrant Ryan J Rushing, m, 25, Glenn Heights PD warrants Rahkiem Davis, m, 31, Dallas County ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:05:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests August 19 – 21 Ronnie Branch, 35, b/m, Ferris PD warrants Lachristopher Carroll, 27, b/m, Ferris PD warrants Kyle Rogers, 35, b/m, Ferris PD warrants ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:05:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests August 16 – 19 Ruben Monreal, 56, trafficking Ricky McCoy, w/m, 46, theft Bradley Barron, 21, evading arrest Michael Williams, 54, unauthorized use of motor vehicle Jessey Hearn, 26, indecent ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:04:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

Arrests August 7 - 14 Reginald Ramon Derrough, b/m, 49, driving while intoxicated Kristina Noel Sanders, b/f, 22, warrant arrest-outside agency Willie Dee Wilson, b/m, 39, warrant arrest-local charge Peter ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:03:00

Protect your groundwater day; Sept. 13 perfect time to learn to conserve

Submitted by the National Ground Water Association There is no better time for Texans to learn about groundwater conservation and to spread the word than on ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:03:00

Serving Country: Nicholas J. Hornung

MIDLOTHIAN - Air Force Airman Nicholas J. Hornung graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is the son of ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:02:00

Serving Country: Jason P. Golec

MIDLOTHIAN - Air Force Staff Sgt. Jason P. Golec will participate in the upcoming Air Mobility Command’s (AMC) premier Mobility Rodeo 2011 competition at McChord ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:02:00

Serving Country: Travis C. Gardner

MIDLOTHIAN - Army Spec. Travis C. Gardner has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill in Lawton, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:01:00

Organization formed to support autistic adults

Submited article Autism Listens In Texas, a non-profit organization, has been formed to offer support for autistic adults and their families in the DFW Metroplex and ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:01:00

Laney awarded scholarship

Submitted article FERRIS - James Dillon Laney, a graduate of Ferris High School, has been awarded a scholarship by the Texas Interscholastic League Foundation. Laney received the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 21:01:00

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

My name is Harry O. Green. I grew up on a small farm a few miles south of Zephyr, Texas. My parents, Robert and Beulah, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 20:58:00

EC ESD #5 (FERRIS) MEETING

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 The EC ESD #5 (FERRIS) will hold a meeting at 07:00 PM on September ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 20:58:00

THE STORAGE PLACE: NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday Aug. 18 & 25, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE THE STORAGE PLACE, pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas Property Code, shall ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 20:55:00

THE CITY OF FERRIS: INVITATION TO BIDDERS

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Aug. 25 & Sept. 1, 2011 INVITATION TO BIDDERS Sealed bids will be received by the CITY OF FERRIS, TEXAS for ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 20:52:00

Video: Frederica Wilson: The Tea Party Is The Real Enemy

Leftist Congresswoman Frederica Wilson cautions a cheering crowd of fellow extreme leftists that the Tea Party is "the real enemy."  To put it in her ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 10:26:00

August 25, 2011 Today's Cowboy Headlines: U.S. Issues New Deportation Policy's First Reprieves

Today's Featured Article: Did Fracking Cause the Virginia Earthquake? Today's Cowboy Headlines: U.S. Issues New Deportation Policy's First Reprieves Congressional rookies pose threat to farm programs, U.S. Sen. Debbie ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 10:23:00

August 25, 2011 - Today's News - Shocking: Obama Admits He is "Unpatriotic"

Today's Featured Item: Shocking: Obama Admits He is "Unpatriotic" China Threatens to Use 'Financial Weapon' Against America Obama Team to Texas Democrats: It's Time to Start Attacking ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/25/2011 10:15:00

Ellis County Commissioners to consider tax abatement for Triumph Aerostructures, LLC.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING ELLIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT   Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners Court will be held on Thursday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2011 10:18:00

Thoughts to Encourage (peacemakers vs peacekeepers)

"The difference between a peacemaker and a peacekeeper is this:  A peacemaker will confront an issue by speaking the TRUTH in love, refusing to compromise ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2011 10:13:00

August 23, 2011 - Today's News: The Dismal GOP Field

Featured Item: The Dismal GOP Field Obama Hits Struggling Americans With Energy Rate Hikes Muslim Marxist Says White House Tied to Muslim Brotherhood Balanced-budget Amendment to Get Votes ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2011 10:05:00

LA Teachers' Union Spends Big Bucks at Posh Resort

August 23, 2011 TODAY'S FEATURED NEWS: Is Obamacare already on its deathbed? TODAY'S EXCLUSIVE: LA Teachers' Union Spends Big Bucks at Posh Resort Featured Video: EXCLUSIVE Interviews: ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2011 10:00:00

Ellis County: Budget Process Continues

WAXAHACHIE (Texas) - Ellis County Commissioners took the next step in the annual budget process during their regularly-scheduled meeting on Monday, Aug.22, by taking a ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2011 09:54:00

Thoughts to Encourage (nit-picking)

"Everything good we are and have is a gift from God.  How arrogant of us to nitpick others. We ALL are a work in progress. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2011 14:17:00

Taxpayers Funded ObamaCare Internet Propaganda Campaign

TODAY'S FEATURED NEWSTaxpayers Funded ObamaCare Internet Propaganda Campaign TODAY'S EXCLUSIVEThey're At It Again: Obama Subverts the Will of Congress to Grant Defacto Amnesty to Ilegal ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2011 14:08:00

Obamacare Won't Check Migrants for Immigration Status

Big Health Report News TOP STORIES Obamacare Won't Check Migrants for Immigration Status Medicaid Pays Less Than Medicare for Many Prescription Drugs, U.S. Report Finds Cancer's Secrets Come Into ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2011 14:06:00

Ellis County Commissioners meet Monday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m.

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING ELLIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT   Notice is hereby given that a regular meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners Court will be held on Monday,  ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2011 08:22:00

Today's Politically Incorrect Headlines: Black Democrats Know Obama Takes Their Voters for Granted

Today's Featured Article: The Five Stages of Obama Ron Paul is too smart for America ACLU Hails 'Landmark' Ruling Against U.S. by Int'l Human Rights Body Five Myths ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2011 08:18:00

Message from Parkland

Today, we submitted Parkland’s corrective action plan in response to findings from a July survey by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) and the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2011 08:17:00

August 20, 2011 News and Thoughts for the day

Today's Featured Article: Get Ready For a Wave of Coal-Plant Shutdowns Today's Cowboy Headlines: Falling oil and gas prices: A blessing and a curse Drought dries up 2011 income ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/20/2011 08:14:00

Registration open for S.A.F.E. After School Program

Submitted by Alicia Oyedele Assistant to the City Manager LANCASTER - The Lancaster Recreation Center is excited to invite parents to register their children for the 2011 S.A.F.E. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:30:00

Man’s best friend; Partnership with shelter dogs and correctional facility

Special to The Ellis County Press from Kat Donnell VENUS – As part of a new training program, nine rescue dogs were sent to the Paws ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:28:00

Simply Speaking: Drought

The current drought is beginning to remind me of the one in the 50s, 1950s that is, lasting close to seven years. Of course, going ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:27:00

Jon's Vu: Tea party terror

I read a column written by a person who claimed this country was being held by tea party terrorist. The pictures I saw were pictures ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:27:00

Government in your home

By Duff Hale and Paul Perry Observing the environmental or “green “ movement over the years, it has become painfully obvious it’s not so much about ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:26:00

Constitutional Thinking: Breaking illusions

Americans are going to have to do their own thinking and not listen to what the pundits are saying. The sold-out pundits want you to ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:25:00

Jason Brian Watson, Jr.

March 27, 2011 - Aug. 14, 2011 WAXAHACHIE - Jason Brian Watson Jr., of Waxahachie, went to be with his Lord Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011 ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:24:00

Satan’s tactics are lying, cheating, stealing, psychological warfare

This week we are going to conclude our look into the question about the Image of God.  As we talked about before, the ultimate plan of ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:23:00

A week of 2-a-days ends with a scrimmage against Prosper

RED OAK - After enduring a week of 2-a-days, the Hawks finally got to hit someone else last Friday night.  The freshman and JV teams split ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:21:00

SAGU to host Pee Wee Cheer Camp

Submitted article WAXAHACHIE - Southwestern Assemblies of God University’s Cheer Team will host their annual Pee Wee Cheer Camp on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:21:00

Fired up Yellowjackets

Special to The Ellis County Press FERRIS – The start of a new school year brings the anticipation of a new year of athletic competition with it. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:16:00

Ellis County Marriages

July 1-7 Jose Leoncio and Laura Patri Cerda Acosta Wayne Edward Howard and Sonja Deshay Price Joesph Allen Skroh and Bo Velma Tanner Michael Joseph Arriaga and Jessica Rae ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:16:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

ALMA July 21 Recovered stolen vehicle, Interstate Highway 45.  ENNIS July 24 Assault causes bodily injury violence, 600 block St. Clair, Complainant stated the suspect, who is her husband, grabbed ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:14:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 8 – 12 Cynthia Derossett, w/f, 26, WPD x1, assault family violence Christopher Vandiver, w/m, 34, WPD x1, assault family violence causing bodily injury John Chandler, b/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:14:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 10 – 15 Linda G. Gorman, driving while intoxicated Cornelius McCowan, c/o drunkenness, no insurance, no driver’s license, assault by contact, p.n.p. x4 Alexis B. Myers, disorderly ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:14:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 8 - 15 Mark E. Briscoe, 26, speeding, no motor vehicle liability insurance, failure to appear Christopher L. Davis, 32, no driver’s license, failure to appear, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:13:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 3 – 8 Gilberto M. Perez, h/m, 36, public intoxication Chantee M. Spence, w/f, 23, warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:13:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Aug. 8 – 14 Traffic stops 22 Citations issued 9 Vacation house check 81 Business/building checks 89 Neighborhood checks 352 Total primary calls-for-service 19 Avg unit rspns time 4 min. 31 sec. Abandoned ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:13:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 7 – 13 Joshua S. Stewart, 21, possession of marijuana less than or equal to 2 oz Francisco Castillo, 22, no driver’s license Brandon T. Dabney, 22, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:13:00

Lancaster Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 8 – 14 Genteion Dunbar, b/m, 21, Dallas PD Wesley Harris, b/m, 34, assault family violence Kenyom Rameal Saddler, b/m, 25, Red Oak PD Robert Lee Johnson, b/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:12:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 5 – 11 Walter R Jr. Sonnenberg, m, 45, driving while intoxicated Lisa J Fleming, f, 23, reckless driving Lionel R Taylor, m, 27, Glenn Heights PD ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:12:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 8 – 13 Gery McGilvray, 22, w/m, tcic warrant George Daniels, 60, b/m, Ferris PD warrants Eric Edwards, 51, b/m, Ferris warrant Jack Walsh, 50, w/m, Balch Spring ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:12:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 8 – 15 Charles Anthony, 21, w/m, obstract retaliation Juan Campos, 39, traffic Suzanne Blair, 20, w/f, driving while intoxicated with child under 15 years old, possession ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:12:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

Arrests July 25 – Aug. 7 Kyle Anthony Penner, b/m, 17, theft greater than or equal to $500 but less than $1,500 Adrin Andre Coleman, b/m, 30, theft ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:11:00

WISD Education Foundation to hold 5K Legacy Run

Submitted by Nicole Mansell WAXAHACHIE - The officers and board members for the Education Foundation for Waxahachie Independent School District are pleased to announce that registration ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:10:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Abby's Self Storage, Cornerstone Storage and Absolute Self Storage

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Aug. 11 & 18, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Abby’s Self Storage, Cornerstone Storage and Absolute Self ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:09:00

Hutchins EDC Board of Directors: Notice of Public Hearings

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 Notice of Public Hearings NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS, THAT: The Hutchins Economic Development ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:08:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: THE STORAGE PLACE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday Aug. 18 & 25, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE THE STORAGE PLACE, pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas Property Code, shall ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:08:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Metroplex Self Storage No. 4

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice is hereby given that on August 31, 2011 at 2:00 ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:04:00

Hutchins EDC Board of Directors: Notice of Public Hearings

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 Notice of Public Hearings NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS, THAT: The Hutchins Economic Development ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:03:00

Ground beef recall nationwide

Submitted by the Congressional and Public Affairs National Beef Packing Co. LLC, a Dodge City, Kan., establishment, is recalling approximately 60,424 pounds of ground beef products ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:02:00

Dance the pounds away; Jazzercise one day sale Aug. 22

Submitted article RED OAK - Jazzercise, the world’s leading dance fitness program, has an incredible offer to experience a fun and effective total body workout. On Monday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 11:01:00

FSA disaster loans available

ELLIS  COUNTY - Ellis County was declared eligible for Farm Service Agency (FSA) disaster emergency loans on Friday,  June 24.  Farmers who have lost at least ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/19/2011 10:59:00

Brain-Eating Amoebas Blamed In Deaths

August 18, 2011 News and Thoughts for the day In light of EEE death, county opts to spray Most GOP candidates have harsh words for EPA Heat, drought ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/18/2011 17:32:00

HP kills tablets, confirms PC spin-off plans

Hewlett-Packard  on Thursday said it will discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad tablets and smartphones. It also confirmed that it is exploring the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/18/2011 17:25:00

Supreme Court to Clarify Second Amendment Rights

August 17, 2011 News and Thoughts for the day Today's Featured Article: Supreme Court to Clarify Second Amendment Rights Today's Cowboy Headlines: Farmers Pitch in to Protect Our Nation Livestock ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/17/2011 06:33:00

Lieberman unsure he'll support Obama in 2012 (Audio)

Senator Joe Lieberman, a Connecticut Independent who caucuses with the Democrats, told host John McCaslin on America's Morning News radio show on Tuesday morning that ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/17/2011 06:30:00

Today's Politically Incorrect Headlines: Caught on Video: Tea Party Activists Confront President Obama About Biden's 'Terrorist' Description

August 16, 2011 News and Thoughts for the day Today's Featured Article: Socialist Party Releases Names of Members in Congress ATF Promotes 3 Managers Who Oversaw 'Operation ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/17/2011 06:26:00

Obama: I Reversed Recession Until 'Bad Luck' Hit

August 16, 2011 - Today's News Featured Item: Obama: I Reversed Recession Until 'Bad Luck' Hit 'You Lie' Lawmaker Says He was Right about Obama Obama on Health ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2011 08:17:00

HEARING GOD

"When the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2011 08:13:00

New EPA/NHTSA Heavy Truck Regs Tout Aluminum as the #1 Material to Boost Fuel Economy and Cut Emissions

August 15, 2011 News and Thoughts for the day Today's Featured Article: New EPA Truck Regulations! Today's Cowboy Headlines: Fleet managers call for EPA rethink on E15 fuel Cattle ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2011 08:07:00

Average retail gasoline prices in Dallas have fallen 9.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.43/g

Dallas, Aug. 15 - Average retail gasoline prices in Dallas have fallen 9.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.43/g yesterday. This compares ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2011 10:31:00

Ellis County: Construction To Begin On FM 983 Bridge Replacement

Brushy Creek bridge due for replacement and improvements  ELLIS COUNTY– The Texas Department of Transportation is breaking ground this month on a project to replace the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2011 10:30:00

Tax Fraud Suspected in Obama Land Deal

Featured Item: Perry Talks Like Bush, Could Win Like Reagan Tax Fraud Suspected in Obama Land Deal Ron Paul Surprises Nation in Iowa Poll Obama Hits 39%, But ... Full story

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

Thoughts to Encourage (circumstances)

"If you ask Him to, God will either change your circumstances or He will change your attitude!"  Pastor Kyle Nees  Job 6:23 "Or, Deliver me from ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2011 07:55:00

Today's Cowboy Headlines: Wyoming wolf management plan divides locals

August 15, 2011 News and Thoughts for the day Today's Featured Article: Obama Job Rating Sinks Below 40% For First Time Wyoming wolf management plan divides locals Less than ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2011 07:51:00

Today's Politically Incorrect Headlines: Allen West: Ron Paul 'Not the Kind of Guy You Need to Be Sitting at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave'

Today's Featured Article: Could Obama Face Rival for Democratic Nomination? Pawlenty Drops 2012 Presidential Bid Allen West: Ron Paul 'Not the Kind of Guy You Need to Be ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2011 07:49:00

Humans Actually Helped Curb Methane Gas Increases

August 14, 2011 News and Thoughts for the day Featured Article: Humans Actually Helped Curb Methane Gas Increases Perry's entrance into race steals some of Iowa's thunder Congress ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2011 07:41:00

Central Planners Target Your Cars

TODAY'S FEATURED NEWS: Central Planners Target Your Cars TODAY'S EXCLUSIVE: Mr. Green Jobs Boondoggle Rides Again Obama Admin Continues to Make Policy Through Waivers   Privatized Currency: It ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2011 07:39:00

Actor Martin McCann and R.V. Burgin pose for picture

Actor Martin McCann who portrayed R.V. Burgin, right, in the HBO miniseries “The Pacific” posed for a picture at a local trade show last year. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:47:00

Council re-hires Birdwell; Mayor claims other applicants 'more qualified'

WILMER – A 3-2 vote approved Crystol Birdwell as the newly re-hired city secretary of Wilmer during the Thursday, Aug. 4 council meeting. Birdwell was previously ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:46:00

Standing room only; Citizens gather to protest Public Improvement District

LANCASTER - Crowds extending out-the- door of the council chambers was a sight to see during the standing room only crowd at the Lancaster Council ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:45:00

Barton welcomes questioning

WASHINGTON D.C. - People in the 6th District have not been shy about sharing their opinions about our country’s fiscal crisis.  Rep. Joe Barton’s office has ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:43:00

Constable's office honored

ELLIS COUNTY - Constable Terry Nay and Deputy Constable Brad Elliott were recognized in Commissioners’ Court on Monday, Aug. 8 for their part in the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:41:00

Simply Speaking: 'What now!?'

One of the most profound responses to idiocy, such as we’re witnessing almost daily these days, comes from General Halftrack, upon viewing Beetle Bailey and ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:41:00

Personal Finance: Protect your kids from identity thieves

You’re probably weary of being reminded to take precautions against identity theft, but here’s a wrinkle you may not have considered: Identity thieves have broadened ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:40:00

Look who the terrorists are now?

hy·poc·ri·sy: noun 1. A pretense of having a virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs or principles, etc., that one does not really possess. 2. A ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:40:00

Constitutional Thinking: A Constitutional end run

When I used to coach years ago, if my team got too far ahead, I would put in the second string, then the third string, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:39:00

The greatest mission Field: America

The nation that should be the greatest force for missions has now become the field in greatest need of mission outreach. Pastors and churches have inspired ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:37:00

FYSA fall season canceled

FERRIS - The Ferris Youth Soccer Association’s fall season has been canceled due to new expansion and improvements on the fields.  In addition, there were not ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:36:00

Searching for the next Mrs. Ellis County

Submitted article If you are married and will be between the ages of 21 and 56 as of July 1, 2012, applications are now being accepted ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:34:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

AVALON July 17 Burglary of vehicle, 100 block FM 55, unknown person without the consent of the owner entered complainant’s vehicle with the intent to commit theft. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:33:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 1 – 7 Luis Mzrtinez, w/m, 43, WPD x1 Capias Marquie Lewis, b/m, 25, WPD x1 Michael E Haynes, b/m, 45, TCIC/NCIC Tarrant Co Ashley N Holman, b/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:33:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests  Aug. 2 – 8 Demetrius Dansby, assault family violence, no driver’s license, vpta, failure to maintain financial responsibility Lee W. Fowler, harassment Antareous D. McAfee, theft, mip Charles A. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:33:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 1 – 8 Erin C. Blake, 37, display expired registration, violate promise to appear Oscar L. Cabera, 20, speeding Maximiano L. Castillo, 41, driving while intoxicated James L. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:32:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Aug. 1 – 7 Traffic stops: 10 Citations issued: 3 Vacation house check: 78 Business/building checks: 61 Neighborhood checks: 253 Total primary calls-for-service: 28 Avg unit rspns time: 4 min. 20 sec. 911 ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:32:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests July 31 – Aug. 6 Adora D. Chenette, 19, ran stop sign, fraud theft by check equal to or greater than $20 but less than or ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:32:00

Lancaster Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 1 – 7 Jesus Martinez, w/m, 19, Grand Prairie Pd Justin Joe Huerta, w/m, 22, Irving Pd Letrae D. Glenn, b/m, 36, Dallas County Sheriff Office Stanley Richardson, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:31:00

Hutchins Police Reports

Arrests July 1 – 31 Peter O Adams, 23, b/m, Dallas Pd warrant x3 Patricio Martinez Rivera, 50, w/m, Dallas Pd warrant x10 Darwin Alexious Holligan, 50, b/m, Cedar ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:31:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests July 29 – Aug. 4 Monteith P III Owens, m, 49, Glenn Heights Pd warrants Billy D Stewart, m, 43, Glenn Heights Pd warrants Brittany M Head, f, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:31:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 3 – 8 Jimmy Chatham, 33, b/m, Ferris Pd warrants, Red Oak Pd warrants Elvin Collins, 67, b/m, Wilmer warrants, Dallas Pd warrants Gracie Garcia, 36, w/f, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:30:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 1 – 8 Miguel Ortega, 26, trademark counterfeiting Jim Collier, 44, driving while intoxicated Gerald Neely, 45, burglary of habitation Wilfredo Leyva, 48, public intoxication San Ramirez, 20, public ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:30:00

DeSoto Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 1 – 8 Jarrell Antone Dawson, b/m, 25, warrant arrest-local charge Terrell G. Williams, b/m, 19, failure to display driver’s license Jabyron Dewayne Stitt, b/m, 21, driving ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:29:00

Shoppers to get a break from state and local sales tax

AUSTIN - Texas shoppers will get a break from state and local sales taxes on August 19, 20 and 21 - the state’s annual tax ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:28:00

Jessie M. Williams

Jan. 6, 1926 - Aug. 5, 2011 FERRIS - Jessie M. Williams, 85, a retired school teacher from Ferris High School Independent School District crossed ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:27:00

Ground turkey products recalled

Rita Hodges County Extension Agent Family & Consumer Sciences, Ellis County Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation, a Springdale, Arkansas establishment, is recalling approximately 36 million pounds of ground turkey products ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:26:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Abby’s Self Storage, Cornerstone Storage and Absolute Self Storage

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Aug. 11 & 18, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Abby’s Self Storage, Cornerstone Storage and Absolute Self ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:24:00

CITY OF HUTCHINS Ordinance No. 2011-0924

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011   CITY OF HUTCHINS Ordinance No. 2011-0924   AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HUTCHINS, TEXAS, AMENDING THE ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:23:00

NOTICE TO CREDITORS: ESTATE OF HAROLD THOMAS BARNABY, JR., DECEASED

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011   NO. 11-E-2168    IN RE: ESTATE OF HAROLD THOMAS BARNABY, JR., DECEASED IN THE COUNTY COURT AT LAW NUMBER ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:20:00

Kaplan University announces local Summer 2011 online graduates

Submitted article Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation, celebrated the graduation of its summer 2011 class during a graduation ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 6 ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 21:19:00

DPS Director's Awards presented to 17 heroic Texans

This week, Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven C. McCraw presented Director’s Awards to 17 individuals who displayed tremendous bravery and heroism in connection ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 16:20:00

Go for launch

  DALLAS—A model-rocket launch marked the end of a unique summer program at the University of North Texas at Dallas Aug. 11. Nine local public school students ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 16:18:00

Britain's PM considers social media ban to curb riots

British Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday he is considering a ban on social networking to help curb the riots that have rocked the country. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 16:08:00

A Messsage from Parkland:

On August 9, Parkland received a written report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services with the findings of CMS surveyors following their eight-day review ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 15:48:00

OBAMA: 'Islam has always been part of our American family''

TODAY'S FEATURED NEWS: OBAMA: 'Islam has always been part of our American family'' TODAY'S EXCLUSIVE: Blame Obama GOP Candidates brace for Iowa fight night  Palin headed ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 15:32:00

Breaking News: Gene Breakthrough Wipes Out Leukemia

Trump: I Bought Stocks (He Names Them) Economist Warns: 90% Stock Market Crash Possible Rove: U.S. Fed Up With Obama-Fueled Rancor in Congress Kessler: FBI Galled by ‘Terrible’ ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 15:29:00

Frank Gaffney: It's 'Crazy' to Ignore Shariah

As the nation mourns the loss in combat of thirty of its military heroes - including 22 members of the Navy's elite SEAL Team 6 ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/11/2011 15:27:00

Ellis County Constable’s Office honored

WAXAHACHIE  - Constable Terry Nay and Deputy Constable Brad Elliott were recognized in Commissioners’ Court on Monday morning for their part in the EPA Regional ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2011 16:42:00

Court Tells Hawaii Officials to Explain Obama's Birth Records

August 9, 2011 - Today's News Obamageddon, Barackalypse Now! Bam is "Debt Man Walking" in 2012 Court Tells Hawaii Officials to Explain Obama's Birth Records Obama Increased ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2011 16:22:00

Simple and Affordable Do-it-Yourself Energy Efficiency Tips:

Did you know there is a right and wrong way to close your blinds?   Window coverings are an easy, no cost way to keep the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2011 16:17:00

NBC's 'Playboy Club' pushing the envelope

Parents Television Council has launched a campaign targeting NBC for the network's plan to air a new show this fall that the group says "glorifies ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2011 16:11:00

What We Feared About Obamacare is True

TOP STORIES What We Feared About Obamacare is True Medicare prescription premiums won't rise in 2012 Friendly Workplace Linked to Longer Life Social Networking's Good and Bad Impacts on ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2011 16:09:00

Security Tip of the Week

 "Don't click on links within e-mails that ask for your personal information. Fraudsters use these links to lure people to phony websites that looks just ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2011 16:07:00

England Is Burning - Is America Next?

TODAY'S FEATURED NEWS: Obamacare cost estimates hide up to $50 billion per year TODAY'S EXCLUSIVE: A Tragic Time in America QE3 Unlikely England Is Burning - ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2011 16:03:00

Average retail gasoline prices in Dallas have fallen 8.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.55/g

Dallas, August 8- Average retail gasoline prices in Dallas have fallen 8.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.55/g yesterday. This compares with ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/08/2011 16:21:00

Tax scam targets seniors and low income

DALLAS-The Internal Revenue Service is warning of a scam that promises a tax refund or rebate based on Social Security benefits. “We are seeing a scam ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/08/2011 13:11:00

S&P Action Clouds Obama Re-Election Bid

TODAY'S FEATURED NEWS: S&P Action Clouds Obama Re-Election Bid TODAY'S EXCLUSIVE: The Republican Party Animals 2011 Hollywood Bash CHINA: Dollar to Be 'Discarded' by World High ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/08/2011 13:09:00

How Safe Are Prescription Drugs From Texas Pharmacies?

AUSTIN, Texas - Increasingly, U.S.-based drug companies are outsourcing their manufacturing to other countries, a trend giving rise to concerns about the potential for contaminated, ... Full story

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

'The Response' - Saturday's prayer in the midst of crisis

Besieged by financial debt, terrorism, and a multitude of natural disasters, America -- says Texas Governor Rick Perry -- is in the midst of a ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/08/2011 13:07:00

U.S. Credit Rating Downgraded for First Time in History

 Featured Item:   S&P Downgrades U.S. Credit Rating for First Time   Gingrich: Obama 'Most Effective Food Stamp President In History'   Geithner Flashback: 'No Risk' the US Will Lose its ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2011 09:00:00

Politically Incorrect Headlines: Senator: Media Has 'Responsibility' to 'Not Give Equal Time' to Tea Party

August 5, 2011 News and Thoughts for the day Senator: Media Has 'Responsibility' to 'Not Give Equal Time' to Tea Party Now Carney Admits: 'The White House ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/06/2011 08:55:00

Sick of Federal Spending? Let your voice be heard

Rep. Barton announces August Town Hall meetings WASHINGTON: People in the 6th District have not been shy about sharing their opinions about our country’s fiscal crisis. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 15:19:00

Is The Only Good Snake A Dead Snake? Not At All!

Many people have a natural aversion of snakes, while many others simply hate them. However, the negative stigma that surrounds snakes is completely undeserved. Snakes ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 14:54:00

Politically Incorrect Headlines: Sarah Palin: "Heck, If We Were Real Terrorists Obama Would Pal Around With Us"

People Using Food Stamps Jump 69% Sarah Palin: "Heck, If We Were Real Terrorists Obama Would Pal Around With Us" Debt-Limit Debate May Cost Obama's Re-Election Campaign ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 14:37:00

Judge Claims ObamaCare Does not Support Abortion

TOP STORIES Obama Administration Says Health Insurers Must Cover Birth Control Judge Claims ObamaCare Does not Support Abortion Food Police Stifle Free Speech in the Name of 'Freedom' Debt ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 14:35:00

Porn operation a 'nightmare' for children

While congratulating the Department of Justice on a recent child porn bust, Pat Trueman of Morality in Media argues investigators need to ascertain the roots ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 14:34:00

Ground Turkey Products Recalled

Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation, a Springdale, Arkansas establishment, is recalling approximately 36 million pounds of ground turkey products that may be contaminated with a multi-drug ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 14:31:00

Library construction project upgrade

Ferris Council approved a $28,000 upgrade to the library construction project Monday, Aug. 2. The upgrade, recommended by City Manger Eric Strong, will have the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 12:14:00

Consumers asked to conserve electricity; Extreme heat expected to peak demand

AUSTIN - The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT), system operator for the state’s bulk transmission grid, is asking consumers and businesses to reduce ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 12:12:00

Back to School Fair to distribute 2,000 backpacks and supplies Aug. 6

Submitted article What: The DeSoto ISD Back to School Fair is a community-wide collaboration with the goal of providing school age children with the essential supplies and ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 12:10:00

Simply Speaking: Speaking of (dumb as) bricks

Ellis County, in the not-too-far distant past, was noted for a number of products associated with its soil. Can you name the products? Well, from the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 12:10:00

Personal Finance: Should you put retirement on hold?

One indicator our economy is still hurting is that more and more people are postponing retirement. According to the Department of Labor, those over 55 ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 12:10:00

And the debate continues

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 12:09:00

Constitutional Thinking: Do ask - do tell

With all the events surrounding the Aug. 2 Debt Crisis, our politicians have again proven there is a “stupid virus” in the Potomac water. Nancy ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 12:08:00

Amie O’Dell Wickliffe

Sept. 24, 1923 - July 25, 2011 FERRIS - Mr. Amie O’Dell Wickliffe, 87, passed away Monday, July 25, 2011.  He was born Sept. 24, 1923 in ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 12:07:00

Uncle Sam, don't touch my apple fritter

I usually live life on an even keel.  I once had an odd keel, but fortunately, I had the good sense to throw it back into ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 12:07:00

Being in the image of God is not physical, leaving the spiritual aspect

Q. What does it mean in Gen 1.27 when it says that man was made in the image of God? A. Gen 1.27 says “So God ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 12:06:00

Midlothian girls softball host tournament

MIDLOTHIAN - The MGSA hosted the 14U Virtual Tournament Director’s (VTD) World Series Tournament July 28– 31. 27 teams came to play and all 27 had ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 12:04:00

ROHS cheerleaders hold annual camp

RED OAK - The Red Oak High School cheerleaders hosted their annual camp on Saturday, July 30 at the new Red Oak Junior High Gym.  Close ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 12:03:00

Time is running out: Calling all WHS varsity football alumni

Submitted by Nicole Mansell WAXAHACHIE - Waxahachie Independent School District is searching for those Varsity Indian football alumni, trainers and managers who played in Stuart B. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 12:03:00

H.E.L.P. Program holds 1st Annual Basketball Camp

Submitted article The H.E.L.P Program in conjunction with Cornerstone Baptist Church will be offering a FREE basketball camp for boys and girls ages 8-17.  The goal of ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 12:02:00

Living, eating and saving green

Submitted by Rita Hodges (County Extension Agent Family & Consumer Sciences) People choose to ‘go green’ for a number of different reasons. There are also a number of ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 12:01:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

BRISTOL July 17 Aggravated assault with deadly weapon, in front of 5300 block FM 660, unknown suspect hit the complainant in the face with a closed fist ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 12:00:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests July 24 – 31 Manuel Estrada, h/m, 39, public intoxication Dometric P Haynes, b/m, 21, WPD x1 Frank R Jr Coit, b/m, 51, WPD x3 Kadeem Ray, b/m, 21, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 12:00:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests July 23 – Aug. 1 Justin Johnson, terroristic threats Jordon Venable, assault that causes bodily injury family violence Patrick Taylor, expired driver’s license, open container, no seat belt Jose ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 11:59:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests July 25 – Aug. 1 Neiman L. Boston, 22, speeding, failure to appear Kennan A. Crawford, 36, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon Jennifer L. Johnson, 34, speeding, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 11:59:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 1 Jessica Hernandez, 23, h/f, assault family violence ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 11:59:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents July 25 – Aug. 1 Traffic stops: 12 Citations issued: 7 Vacation house check: 132 Business/building checks: 59 Neighborhood checks: 252 Total primary calls-for-service 28 Average unit response time: 4 min/6 sec 911 ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 11:59:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests July 24 – 30 Tyler K. Miller, 22, driving while intoxicated James G. McBride, 44, assault family/house member impeding their ability to breathe Austin H. Saye, 17, consumption ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 11:58:00

Lancaster Police Reports

Arrests July 27 – 31 Nathan Jackson, b/m, 28, Lancaster PD Juan Gomez-arellano, 2/m, 42, Lancaster warrant Allen Terrell Tippett, b/m, 25, Lancaster warrants Kamika Antionetta Lacy, b/f, 33, Lancaster ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 11:58:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests July 26 – Aug. 1 Ramon Rodriguez, 28, w/m, public intoxication Myron Hall, 24, b/m, Ferris warrants Tamara Quarles, 24, b/f, Ferris Pd warrants Jorge Cervantes, 25, w/m, Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 11:58:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests July 26 – Aug. 1 Jose Duran, 34, assault Evander Holbert, 20, out of town warrants James Clark, 48, theft/trespassing Seth Oates, 26, possession of controlled substance Aaron Hervey, 30, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 11:58:00

DeSoto Police Reports

Arrests July 18 – 24 Alonzo G. Webb, b/m, 20, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon Deuntrez Javonte Adams, b/m, 18, assault that causes bodily injury Alvin Dewayne Hall, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 11:57:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

Arrests July 17 – 24 Donny Ray Bryant, b/m, 20, warrant arrest-local charge Lakeshia Heckard-franco, b/f, 33, warrant arrest-outside agency Marcus Davis, b/m, 19, warrant arrest-outside agency Harlisha Keriadnea rubell, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 11:57:00

Before school starts, make sure every child takes the test that may help them pass all the rest; Parents should also hit the books to educate themselves on the importance of children's eye health

Submitted article For many, the first day of school is quickly approaching. And, parents know there is so much to be done before the first day ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 11:56:00

Poetry contest open to Ferris area poets

Submitted article Ferris - A $1,000 grand prize is being offered to the last poet standing in a free contest sponsored by the Celestial Arts Society. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 11:56:00

Council approves resolution

Glenn Heights City Council unanimously approved a joint resolution between the City of Desoto and Glenn Heights at the Monday, Aug. 1 council meeting.  The ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 11:55:00

SAGU.tv streams National Fine Arts

Submitted by Christina Freeze (Public Relations Coordinator Southwestern Assemblies of God University) WAXAHACHIE - Southwestern Assemblies of God University’s (SAGU) online streaming service, SAGU.tv, will stream the Assemblies of ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 11:54:00

Ferris Independent School District: NOTICE TO VENDORS

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, July 28 & Aug. 4, 2011 NOTICE TO VENDORS: INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS: Notice is hereby given that the Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/04/2011 11:53:00

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