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Four Central Texas highways the first to see speed limit increases

AUSTIN—The Texas Transportation Commission approved higher speeds Thursday on four Central Texas highways making them the first in the state to be posted at the ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/30/2011 10:02:00

September 30, 2011 - Today's News

Today's Featured Item: Liberals in Uproar Over this Obama Billboard Obama: Ethics Wasn't My Favorite Subject Dollar Coin to Replace Dollar Bill? E-Voting Machines Can be Hacked by ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/30/2011 09:18:00

County approves tax hike; Robinson and Brown vote ‘no’

WAXAHACHIE - Using language required pursuant to Texas Tax Code Section 26.05(b), Commissioner Bill Dodson, pct. 2, made the following motion to set the tax ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:44:00

District to enact precautionary measures; Tuberculosis concerns linger

WAXAHACHIE - Waxahachie Independent School District officials are taking the lead and enacting precautionary measures when it meets Ennis in district play for upcoming athletic ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:43:00

Storm ravaged historic 1888 MKT Train Depot restored to former glory; Edge Builders and Home Depot replace weather damaged roof

Submitted article LANCASTER - Edge Buil-ders, Inc. and Home Depot have partnered with the Lancaster Historical Society and Strain Farmstead to replace the weather damaged roof ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:41:00

Ron Bunch of Waxahachie named Chair of Commission for Lawyer Discipline

Submitted article AUSTIN – Ronald E. Bunch of Waxahachie has been named chair of the Commission for Lawyer Discipline.  The commission is a standing committee of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:41:00

Letters to the Editor: Re: County Tax Increase

Are we paying attention Ellis County residents? I know we’re paying something and that happens to be more in property taxes but why? The fact ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:40:00

Guest Editorial: Rhinos Down South

Under stress, the political species reverts to its basest instincts: Soak the public. If it moves, tax it. I think the easiest decision that politicians ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:39:00

Simply Speaking: Property taxes

By the time this piece is published, the Ellis County Commissioner’s Court, consisting of the “Road Commissioners” from Precincts 1, 2, 3, and 4, plus ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:39:00

Constitutional Thinking: Can we pass our big tests

Homeland Securities’ Janet Napolitano, has ordered the National Football League to screen all 16+ million persons expected to be attending games this season. Now you ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:33:00

Marian Jeanette “Janie” Hamm

Jan. 8, 1934 - Sept. 19, 2011 FERRIS - Marian Jeanette “Janie” Hamm of Ferris, was born Jan. 8, 1934 in Dallas and passed away ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:32:00

John Willard Belcher

April 9, 1940 – Sept. 22, 2011 DESOTO – Memorial services for John Willard Belcher, 71, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:31:00

Christian denominations do whatever seems right in their own eyes

This week we are going to continue with the teaching that the Apostle Paul taught the Torah and not some new theology.  Remember that the only ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:30:00

Ferris Senior Center

Monday, Sept. 19 It is so good to be back at work and to see each one of you.  We are so sorry to learn that Chester ... Full story

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

More than Books...

KATHY HARRINGTON When the Ferris Public Library moves into our new building we will be asking all patrons to show their library cards before items may ... Full story

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

5th Annual Passionately Pink for the Cure to be held Oct. 14

Submitted article Marsha Davidson, founder of Texans Against Breast Cancer, a charitable organization, passed away in November 2008, after a four-year struggle with breast cancer. But ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:28:00

Red Oak Lady Hawks remain undefeated

WAXAHACHIE - Although Friday Night Lights may be king in Texas, last Friday night it was second fiddle to several hundred Lady Hawk fans as ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:27:00

Indians blow out Hawks in home opener

WAXAHACHIE - Waxahachie (3-1) (2-0) Christened its new Lumpkins’ Stadium in grand style with a convincing 55 to 9 victory over Red Oak (2-3) (1-2).  Waxahachie ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:26:00

Ellis County Marriages

Sept. 2-8 Brian Lee Ayers and Jessica Diane Poole Wylie Shannon Biddy and Jackie Lee Junger Stacy Wayne Burks and Susan Kristina Michael Saul Contreras and Dana Kristen Ray Ronald ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:25:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

ALMA Aug. 28 Criminal mischief greater than $1,500 less than $20K, 100 block Tom Sawyer Road, the complainant stated that an unknown suspect(s) used what appeared to ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:23:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 23 – 25 Stephen P Cooke, w/m, 26, wpd x1 Taryn D Smith, b/m, 25, wpd x1 capias Terry Warren, b/m, 44, driving while intoxicated Spencer D Scott, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:23:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrest  Sept. 20-25 Thomas J. Jordon, pnp Jeffery G. Isaacs, dwli enhanced, b/f, possession of n.p., expired motor vehicle insurance  Cindy S. Smith (aka Davis), theft 50-500 James H. Jennings, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:23:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 19 – 26 Russhawn Q. Chew, 34, driving while license invalid x2, motor vehicle inspection violation, failure to appear Guy L. Frazier, 42, no motor vehicle ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:22:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 13 – 26 Emanuel P. Duchane, m/b, 20, possession of marijuana Eric Edwards, b/m, 50, Ferris PD warrant Tami Taylor, w/f, 49, assault family violence Adam Sparks, w/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:22:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Sept. 19 – 25 Traffic stops 5 Citations issued 2 Vacation house checks 67 Business/building checks 96 Neighborhood checks 241 Total primary calls-for-service 36 Avg. Unit rspns time 4min/21sec 911 hang up 1 Animal ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:22:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 18 – 24 Hugo Hernandez-Gonzalez, 31, driving while intoxicated Esteban A. Velasquez, 26, driving while intoxicated Jaime R. Huselton, 29, driving while intoxicated Ryan Hernandez, 17, consumption of ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:21:00

Lancaster Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 19 – 25 Antonio Jr Flores, w/m, 20, Tarrant County Sheriff Office Darlene Stokes, w/f, 53, public intoxication Terence Richardson, b/m, 19, assault by threat Perry Leonard, b/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:21:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 16 – 22 Thomas E McDonnel, m, 30, Glenn Heights PD warrants Damien Sweeney, m, 30, Glenn Heights PD warrants Lashunda F Johnson, f, 27, Glenn Heights ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:21:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 16 - 26 Gonzalo Chairez, 18, theft class c Veronica Popoca, 18, theft class c Demarcus Jones, 24, criminal mischief Dennis Cumby, 34, warrant-non epd charges Robert Sheridan, 22, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:20:00

Gerdau Mill donates more than $178,000 worth of steel to Meals-On-Wheels

Submitted article MIDLOTHIAN - The Gerdau steel mill in Midlothian will donate more than $178,000 worth of structural and reinforcement steel to the Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:18:00

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

My name is Alvin Deeds. I grew up just to the west of Ovilla in the Onward Community and went to school at Midlothian. I ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:17:00

Midlothian recruit graduates United States Marine Corps.

Submitted article MIDLOTHIAN - PFC Hayden B. Whatley, 19, of Midlothian, graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:15:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS FERRIS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT’S STATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY RATING

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS FERRIS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT’S ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:14:00

Rep. Jim Pitts Recaps Senate Bill 1

During the First Called Special session of the 82nd Legislature, I expended a tremendous amount of effort working on Senate Bill 1, which I sponsored ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/27/2011 11:33:00

AWESOME ADVISE TO LIVE BY

Submitted by Annette Kohen A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock, with his hair fashionably combed and ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/27/2011 10:56:00

Ellis County increases taxes

WAXAHCHIE (Texas) - Using language required pursuant to Texas Tax Code Section 26.05(b), Commissioner Bill Dodson, pct. 2, made the following motion to set the ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/27/2011 10:49:00

Fire Safety Tip of the Week courtesy of Pella Corp.

Tip of the Week: "Take time to evaluate your fire safety risks near your living space as well. Garage fires often spread quickly and aggressively. ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/27/2011 10:46:00

Door to Door Vaccinations: Training the Public for Forced Innoculations

TODAY'S FEATURED NEWS: ObamaCare to Supreme Court for Election Year Showdown TODAY'S EXCLUSIVE: The US, the UN and Genetic Engineering Featured Video: What's the Biggest ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/27/2011 09:54:00

Military Generals Join Texans in Calling for Border Security Action

By Despite empty assurances from Washington, communities along the Texas/Mexico border continue to face threats and violence from invading Mexican drug cartels. With the release ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/27/2011 09:53:00

Average retail gasoline prices in Dallas have fallen 14.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.20/gal

Dallas, Sept. 26- Average retail gasoline prices in Dallas have fallen 14.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.20/g yesterday. This compares with ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2011 15:38:00

Black Pastor Sues Obama and Dem. Party for Racism

TODAY'S FEATURED NEWS: US taxpayers to foot bill for new UN building? TODAY'S EXCLUSIVE: Black Pastor Sues Obama and Dem. Party for Racism Obama To ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2011 15:26:00

Cain delivers, others stumble

If there's anything to learn following Saturday's straw poll vote in Florida, it's that the GOP presidential nomination is clearly still up for grabs.  More Perspective: ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2011 15:23:00

Clinton criticizes Obama on tax hikes, hints at future Hillary run

TODAY'S FEATURED NEWS: Obama Jobs Bill: Down with State's Rights? TODAY'S EXCLUSIVE: Hang Together or Hang Alone, Republicans   Featured Video: Morgan Brittany Discusses Her Hollywood Career& ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 12:08:00

Job creation in slump: There are apps for that

By Tim Devaney  - The Washington Times Someone forgot to tell appmakers that the economy is flirting with a double-dip recession. Facebook, the world’s most popular social ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 12:04:00

Sept. 22, 2011 - Today's News: Media Will Show 'Real Desperation' to Protect Obama

Today's Featured Item: Perry Pummels 'President Zero' in Latest Campaign Video  Why Doesn't UAW Union Pay Back Taxpayers First? Media Will Show 'Real Desperation' to Protect Obama Issa ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:55:00

CONTAGION

Now the Spirit explicitly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons. I ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:22:00

'Top Shot' contestant makes guest appearance

Michael Dikovitsky (center), military, law enforcement and civilian firearms program director with U.S. Small Arms Training School in Red Oak had the priviledge to work ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:48:00

Sex offender gets life

WAXAHACHIE –Members of an Ellis County Jury took less than 35 minutes to convict 50-year-old Robert Kevin Cox, of Waxahachie, for the felony offense of ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:46:00

District ranks in top 20 percent of schools statewide

MIDLOTHIAN - Midlothian Independent School District has earned the highest rating of five-stars in the 2011 Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Financial Allocation Study for ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:45:00

Texas Czech Genealogical Society to host Czech Roots and Christmas Memories

Submitted article The Texas Czech Genealogical Society announces its 4th Annual Czech Roots and Christmas Memories event, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15 at ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:44:00

History in pictures

Lancaster Historical Society, edited by Dr. Mary Sykes The Lancaster Historical Society is proud to present a pictorial history of Lancaster in this new book, published by Arcadia ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:43:00

Personal Finance: The 411 on prepaid cards

According to Gail Cunningham, spokesperson for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, we live in a credit-dominated society.  “Without a checking or savings account,” she says.  “It’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:43:00

Letters to the Editor: Tired of sending wealth to countries who attack our way of life

As a lifelong Texas resident, I feel the need to write concerning the approval process of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project. As I am sure ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:42:00

Simply Speaking: Difficult times

Ellis County government is having a difficult time of it in a number of areas. I’d say, first of all, like every governmental entity, their ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:42:00

Constitutional Thinking: Reading the signs

Recently I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Grammy Award Winner (as Buck Howdy) Steve Voss and hear him perform many of his wonderful traditional ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:41:00

Living the fantasy

For Labor Day weekend, I drove to Tulsa, Oklahoma, for an important event that has become an annual ritual. There, I assembled an astonishing roster ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:40:00

SAGU students wins UPS scholarship

Submitted article WAXAHACHIE - Southwestern Assemblies of God University freshman Brittney Matthews has been selected to receive a $2,400 UPS Scholarship provided through the ICUT Foundation.  Matthews ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:39:00

Early registration for Legacy Run ends Sept. 23

Submitted article WAXAHACHIE - Early registration ends on Friday, Sept. 23 for the Inaugural Legacy Run. The run, which will take place during homecoming weekend, is slated ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:38:00

New stadium to open Friday; New guidelines for students, fans

Submitted article WAXAHACHIE - Friday, Sept. 23 will mark a historic day in Waxahachie athletics as the Waxahachie Indians play host to the Red Oak Hawks ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:38:00

Lady Hawks stay perfect in district

RED OAK - The Lady Hawks hosted Mesquite Poteet last Friday and kept their perfect district record intact beating the Lady Pirates in 4 games.  The ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:37:00

2011 Red Oak High School Homecoming

RED OAK - Although the rain started the same time the homecoming ceremonies started, it did not dampen any of the nominees’ spirit. After introducing ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:37:00

Hawks grounded by Pirates

RED OAK - The Red Oak Hawks hosted district favorite Mesquite Poteet on homecoming last Friday night.  Homecoming ceremonies started under a light rain that eventually ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:36:00

Texas seeks fugitive sex offender known as ‘Bitty Boy’ $7,500 reward offered

Submitted article The Texas Department of Public Safety is looking for a convicted sex offender who goes by the nicknames “Bitty Boy” and “Chief” and is ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:34:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

ELLIS COUNTY Aug.20 Public intoxication, Southbound 35/389 Mile Marker, suspect was in a public place while intoxicated and was a danger to themselves and others.  ENNIS Aug. 20 Criminal mischief ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:33:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 12 – 18 Archie Shed, 21, b/m, WPD x1 Gregory Askew, b/m, 22, WPD x2 Ladaruis Wright, b/m, 25, WPD x2 Gregorio III Martinex, w/m, 39, WPD x1 Juliana ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:33:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests  September 13 – 19 Zanaro R. Houston, speeding, no driver’s license x2, ran stop sign Jorge Hernandez, aggravated assault family violence with deadly weapon Vincent M. Olivares, assault ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:33:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 12 – 19 Carrie E. Armstrong, 29 possession of controlled substance pg 3 less than 28g, speeding, driving while license invalid, failure to appear Leah C. ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:33:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Sept. 12 – 18 Traffic stops 20 Citations issued 6 Vacation house check 69 Business/building checks 152 Neighborhood check 356 Total primary calls for service 32 Avg unit rspns time 4min/55 sec Abandoned ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:32:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 11 – 17 Kristen M. Stewart, 18, possession of marijuana Cameron P. Collett, 27, warrant arrest Thomas F. Augustine, 48, driving while license invalid with previous conviction/suspension/w/o ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:32:00

Lancaster Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 12 – 18 Andre Sifuentes, w/m, 22, Lancaster PD warrants Charles L. Reed, b/f, 21, public intoxication Kenyatta Nairobi Perry, b/f, 34, Lancaster warrants Jacoby Skinner, b/m, 23, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:31:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 8-15 Raymond Keith Davis, m, 51, driving while intoxicated, possession of marijuana less than 2 oz Darmonquis Latra Johnson, m, 27, Collin County Sherriff Office Marco A ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:31:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 14 – 18 Eric Edwards, 51, b/m, Ferris tcic warrants Gregory Elliot, 23, w/m, Dallas PD warrant Chassity Freeny, 20, b/f, Ferris PD warrant Paul Murphy, 23, w/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:30:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 12 -16 Cruz Correa, 22, accident involving damage to vehicle greater than or equal to $200,warrant- non Ennis PD charges Harry Washington, 50, silent abusive calls ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:30:00

New book urges readers to allow God to fulfill promises

WAXAHACHIE – In his new book releasing nationwide this week, “Divine Healing: Giving God an Opportunity,” locally based minister and worldwide evangelist Dr. Doyle Jones ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:29:00

Area students enter Class of 2015 at McMurry University

Fall 2011 Enrollment Increases McMurry University welcomes the following students to the freshman class of 2015.   Ferris Shaka Collins   Red Oak Carlos Pineda   McMurry University total enrollment for the Fall 2011 ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:29:00

New students accepted to attend Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene

Submitted article The following students have been accepted to Hardin-Simmons University for the Fall 2011 semester:   Waxahachie Courtney Mentzel   Glenn Heights Gary Finley Jr,   Ovilla Morgan Watts   Red Oak  Trevor Conner Branden Loera   Students gaining admission ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:28:00

Museum sets schedule for Smithsonian Museum Day

Submitted article The International Museum of Cultures, 7500 W. Camp Wisdom, Dallas, will celebrate Smithsonian Museum Day with an afternoon of art and culture. The Sabrina ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:27:00

Legal Notice: Frank Prasifka and Son's Public Auction

Published in the Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 Legal Notice Frank Prasifka and Son’s will sell at Public Auction, vehicles that have ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:25:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: THE STORAGE PLACE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Sept. 15 & 22, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE THE STORAGE PLACE, pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas Property ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:23:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: OWNER’S MANAGEMENT COMPANY, INC.

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Sept. 15 & 22, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OWNER’S MANAGEMENT COMPANY, INC. In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 59 of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:20:00

A NASA 6 ton satellite is due to crash onto Earth (Track in real time)

A NASA 6 ton satellite is due to crash onto Earth sometime between Thursday Sept. 22 and Saturday 24, 2011. The website address http://www.n2yo.com/?s=21701 is where ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:11:00

Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business Ranks No. 3 in Nation for Entrepreneurship

WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2011) - The undergraduate entrepreneurship program at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business is ranked No. 3 in the country from ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:10:00

Perry: 'I'm going to stand with Israel'

Who will stand with Israel at the U.N.? Rick Perry says he supports Israel because of the Jewish nation's importance as an American ally -- and ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/21/2011 13:39:00

Opponents of driver licenses for illegal aliens are converging on New Mexico

Americans who represent the over 77 percent of US citizens who oppose driver licenses for illegal aliens are converging on New Mexico by phone today. This ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/21/2011 12:14:00

WH ignores Congress on enacting repeal

Radical homosexual activists are celebrating because today the ban on homosexual military service has been officially lifted. More Some chaplains wary of DADT repeal Perspective: Obama rips up ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/20/2011 12:33:00

Dem. Congressman Apologizes for America to Muslims

September 20, 2011 - Today's News Today's Featured Item:  Dem. Congressman Apologizes for America to Muslims Liberals Vow to Challenge Obama in Democratic Primaries Why Obama Should Withdraw ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/20/2011 12:29:00

Protesters Training for Violent Revolution this Saturday in NY

September 17, 2011   TODAY'S FEATURED NEWS: Obama’s 'Jobs Bill' Makes ACORN Eligible for $15 Billion in Taxpayer Money   TODAY'S EXCLUSIVE:  The Cash-for-Visas program Protesters Training for Violent Revolution ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2011 09:05:00

Law Enforcement Posse to Investigate Obama's Birth Certificate

Today's Featured Item: Uh Oh, Now PerryCare? Law Enforcement Posse to Investigate Obama's Birth Certificate Government of China wants to buy LA Dodgers 'Obama's Third World America' City Demands ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/17/2011 08:58:00

Cyclist killed after running from police

HUTCHINS - On Thursday, Sept. 8 at 2:30 a.m., a Hutchins Police Officer attempted to stop a motorcyclist for a traffic violation on Highway I-20 ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:58:00

County seeks 2 cent tax hike, burn ban in effect

Submitted by Diana Buckley Ellis County Human Services WAXAHACHIE - With the Keetch-Byrum Drought Index at 785 and no relief in sight, Ellis County Commissioners enacted a new ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:57:00

Lancaster hosts fall trash off event

Submitted article Lancaster - Looking to make your community a cleaner, greener, more livable place? The city of Lancaster encourages you to get involved in its ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:53:00

Personal Finance: The power of compounding

I wish I had learned about the power of compounding a long time ago.  As a kid I walked dogs in the neighborhood, earning $5 a ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:52:00

Simply Speaking: Planet X

In some ways, today’s decent and caring Americans have been cowed into inaction over a hugely misunderstood phrase NEVER written into our founding documents. Actually, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:52:00

Constitutional Thinking: Education: Still the key

Most Americans realize the importance of a good education, but unfortunately, they don’t demand that their children receive one. They send them to public indoctrination ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:51:00

Ruban Charles Ortiz

Dec. 20, 1979 - Sept. 10, 2011 MIDLOTHIAN - Ruban Charles Ortiz, 31, of Midlothian, beloved father, son & brother, passed away Saturday, Sept. 10, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:50:00

I’m not broke, I’m just financially challenged

As I was listening to the president give his speech on the country’s economy last week I was simultaneously trying to balance my checkbook. Math ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:49:00

The Apostle Paul was Torah observant, taught it to others

Q.  If the Apostle Paul was Torah observant as you say, why do his writings say otherwise?                 ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:48:00

SAGU hosts Howard Payne in home opener

WAXAHACHIE - The Southwestern Assembly of God University Lions hosted the Howard Payne University Yellowjackets on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Midlothian’s Football Stadium. The Lions ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:47:00

Hawks defense stops Ennis

RED OAK - After coming off a tough non-district loss to Lake Dallas, where the secondary was exposed, the Hawks defense, including a much improved ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:46:00

Yellow Jackets come up short to Wills Point Tigers

Submitted by Robert Andrews Special to The Ellis County Press FERRIS - The Jackets are still working toward first victory after falling short to Wills Point at Tiger stadium ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:45:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

ENNIS Aug. 18 Harassment, 1600 block FM 1182, unknown suspect was told to stop texting the complainant but the suspect refuses to do so. Aug. 17 Criminal mischief greater ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:43:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 7 – 11 Gunaseker Desiyan, a/m, 37, WPD x2 Brandon Jackson, b/m, 23, WPD x3 Thomas Miranda, w/m, 38, WPD x3 Glendon A. Baker, b/m, 43, WPD x3 Stacy ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:43:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 2 – 11 Dale E. Mornes, driving while intoxicated, driving while license invalid x2, expired motor vehicle registration Dustin Hoggard, forgery of a f/i Ashley Kiever, minor ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:43:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 5 – 12 Lakrystal L. Anderson, 26, display expired registration, no motor vehicle liability insurance, failure to appear James E. Bradfield, 54, speeding, driving while license ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:43:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 6 – 8 Carlos A. Mancera, h/m, 23, warrant Roy Breedlove, w/m, 45, warrant Matthew Fairy, w/m, 45, driving while intoxicated, driving while license revoked ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:42:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Sept. 9 – 11 Traffic stops 24 Citations issued 11 Vacation house check 90 Business/building checks 151 Neighborhood checks 360 Total primary calls for service 29 Avg unit rspns time 5 min. ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:42:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 4 – 10 Joshua W. Powell, 21, driving while intoxicated Tiffany S. Walker, 31, assault family violence Lauren E. Grigsby, 19, possession of marijuana less than 2 ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:42:00

Lancaster Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 29 – Sept. 4 Lee Paris, b/m, 18, Lancaster PD Alexandra Lashawn Strahan, b/m, 18, Dallas County Sheriff Office William D. Cook, w/m, 42, Grand Prairie PD Latasha ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:42:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 2 – 8 Hope I Kessler, f, 55, driving while intoxicated  Crystal D Allen, f, 28, Collin County Sheriff Office warrant Cord W Adams, m, 24, driving ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:41:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 11 Andre Sifuentes, 24, w/m, Lancaster PD warrants ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:41:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 2 – 12 Gabriel Young, 23, public intoxication Hayden Jones, 21, public intoxication Nicholas Manning, 21, public intoxication Sarah Knavel, 37, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon Clifford Glenn, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:41:00

DeSoto Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 22 – Sept. 4 Devon Michelle Thomas, b/f, 32, driving while license invalid Robert Brian Jackson, b/m, 26, warrant arrest-outside agency Monica Adams Pennywell, b/f, 40, warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:40:00

VNA's free grief support program starts Oct. 11

Submitted by Robert Smith Director of Public Relations, Visiting Nurse Association Clayton McCord, hospice chaplain and bereavement coordinator with the Visiting Nurse Association, will be conducting a ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:39:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: THE STORAGE PLACE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Sept. 15 & 22, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE THE STORAGE PLACE, pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas Property ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:38:00

Hutchins Economic Development Corporation: PUBLIC NOTICE

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 PUBLIC NOTICEHutchins Economic Development Corporation  Hutchins, Texas Notice is hereby given that the Hutchins Economic Development ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:36:00

City of Hutchins City Council: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING  The City of Hutchins City Council will hold a public hearing ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:35:00

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

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Sept. 8 and 15, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE:  Abby’s Storage, Absolute Self Storage, and Longhorn Self Storage, wishing to ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:33:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: OWNER’S MANAGEMENT COMPANY, INC.

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Sept. 15 & 22, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OWNER’S MANAGEMENT COMPANY, INC. In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 59 of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:30:00

6th annual Oktoberfest to be held Oct. 7 & 8

Submitted article LANCASTER - The 6th Annual Oktoberfest is proud to announce another German dance group, STV Almrausch, to perform on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 4 ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:29:00

Obama . . . a one-term president?

'Dangerous' president likely a one-term president Dr. David Jeremiah, who was contacted by the White House after criticizing the president last year, says he still ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/14/2011 15:02:00

Surprising Facts about America's Poor

Facts In his address to the joint session of Congress last week, President Barack Obama called for $477 billion in new federal spending, which he said ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/14/2011 10:06:00

ALIPAC Calls for Public Comment on Breaking Report on Obama's Social Security Number

While the issue has been heavily discussed by supporters on our website, or organization has avoided issues of Obama's eligibility, birth certificate, etc... However, today two ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/14/2011 09:56:00

Tax Buried in Obama Health-care Plan Will Kill 43,000 Jobs

TOP STORIES:  Sept. 13, 2011 Tax Buried in Obama Health-care Plan Will Kill 43,000 Jobs F.D.A. to Review Safety of Popular Bone Drugs The Best And Worst ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/13/2011 16:05:00

Ellis County approves burn ban; considers tax increase

Public Hearing Held to Discuss Proposed Tax Rate WAXAHACHIE (Texas) - With the Keetch-Byrum Drought Index at 785 and no relief in sight, Ellis County Commissioners ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/13/2011 16:00:00

E-Verify 'Flags' Obama's Social Security Number

Sept. 13, 2011 - Today's News Today's Featured Item: Palin Slams Perry on 'Crony Capitalism' E-Verify 'Flags' Obama's Social Security Number TSA Creator Says Dismantle, Privatize the Agency Evangelical ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/13/2011 15:54:00

TURF releases Report Card for 82nd Legislative Session

Rick Perry, Dewhurst, Straus get failing grade, Phillips gets dishonorable mention (Monday, Sept.12, 2011) Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom released its Report Card for the 82nd Session ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/13/2011 15:47:00

Breaking News: Perry Hits Romney for Scaring Seniors

  Perry to Romney at Debate: Stop Scaring Seniors ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/13/2011 15:45:00

Totalitarian Program 'Agenda 21' Now in Effect!

TODAY'S FEATURED NEWS: Totalitarian Program 'Agenda 21' Now in Effect! TODAY'S EXCLUSIVE: CNN/Tea Party Republican Debate Recap September 13, 2011 Obama asks Congress for $467-billion tax ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/13/2011 15:37:00

‘War Birds On Parade’

‘War Birds On Parade’ generated an estimated crowd of 6,000, from across the state, at Lancaster Airport Saturday, Sept. 3 including the above pictured Royal ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 18:55:00

Homeland Security issues warning of possible terrorist hits

RED OAK – The Red Oak Police Department received word on Tuesday, Sept. 6 the Los Angeles Police Department was notified of a government warning ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 18:49:00

Black Chamber celebrates new location opening

Submitted by Chris Burris “Are you excited?” The three words repeated by visitor and tourism chair Denise Banks echoed through the person-filled room, each waiting for ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 18:47:00

City to partner with Master Gardeners

Submitted by Amy Hollywood Waxahachie community relations manager More than ever, people are becoming interested in  protecting our water supply.  One of the easiest and most efficient ways to ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 18:46:00

6th annual Oktoberfest to be held

LANCASTER - Friday, Oct.7, the Sixth Annual Lancaster Oktoberfest begins with the Patron Party featuring delicious German food and beer, root beer on tap and ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 18:45:00

Extreme wildfire danger

AUSTIN – Wildfires remain an extreme danger across Texas.  When fire breaks out near your community, it is critical to monitor media and to obey evacuation ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 18:44:00

Letters to the Editor: Tell us it's a tax increase, get it over with

Sounds like our all-Republican Ellis County Commissioners Court is taking cues from the US Congress per a county auditor statement relating to the proposed 2011-2012 ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 18:43:00

Simply Speaking: Planet X

By now, most of us have at least heard of Planet X or, perhaps Elenin, named after its chubby Russian discoverer Leonid Elenin, who picked ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 18:42:00

The Material Girl lives large

First Lady Michele “The Material Girl” Obama is living large off the public nickel. Or, perhaps I should say the public millions. It is estimated over ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 18:41:00

Constitutional Thinking: Texas' 'special congressman'

When Edward Langley said, “what the country needs are more unemployed politicians,” he was exactly right. If we needed any more proof of that, we ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 18:29:00

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.” Revelation ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 18:29:00

9/11: A survivor's story

Terror struck America and changed us forever. None of us will ever forget where we were, who we were with, and what we were doing ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 18:27:00

New Texas traffic, criminal laws set ; New laws went into effect Sept. 1

Submitted by the Texas Department of Public Safety Below is a list of selected changes to traffic and criminal statutes.  Unless otherwise listed, all laws below take effect ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 18:27:00

Lady Hawks sweep Lancaster

RED OAK - The Lady Hawks varsity volleyball squad opened up home district play against Lancaster on Friday, Sept. 2. The Lady Tigers would get the ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 18:21:00

Hawks and Falcons air it out!

RED OAK - Red Oak Hawks hosted the Lake Dallas Falcons at Billy Goodloe Stadium Friday, Sept. 2 in the Hawks last non-district game before ... Full story

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

Ellis County Marriages

Aug. 8-18 Terry Kent Dunlap and Samantha Jane Dunlap Jacob Daniel Lewis and April Dawn Rose William Charles Piper and Laura Lee Auclair Steven Michael Slovak and Nicole Elaine ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 18:17:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

AVALON Aug. 15 Theft of property greater than $500 less than $1,500, 100 block W Main, unknown suspect(s) removed the complainant’s property without consent.  Craftsman drill and ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 18:16:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 22 – Sept. 5 Hoa H. Tran, a/m, 35, Wilmer PD x2 Scott Keith Broxton, w/m, 45, possession controlled substance Juan C. Rodriguez, w/m, 47, Wilmer PD ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 18:16:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 26 – Sept. 1 Carrolyn R. Davis, failure to identify/b/f, theft $500-1500 Hector E Ayala, assault by contact Christopher Torres, assault family violence, interference with emergency call Andre ... Full story

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

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 29 – Sept. 5 Gerald L. Beam, 32, open container, possession of drug paraphernalia, violate promise to appear, theft-misdemeanor-service Carl E. Brewer, 58, fail to yield ... Full story

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

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Aug. 29 – Sept. 4 Traffic stops 17 Citations issued 4 Vacation house check 76 Business/building chks 164 Neighborhood chks 350 Avg. unit response time 4 min. 51 sec. Accident major 1 Animal ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 18:07:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 28 – Sept. 3 Ricky L. Henderson, 45, driving while intoxicated Rodrigo D. Campirano, 42, assault family house member impede breath/circulat, criminal mischief greater than $50 ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 18:07:00

Hutchins Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 1- 31 David Salinas Marez, 35, w/m, Dallas PD warrants x2 Jose Manuel Jr Saavedra, 22, h/m, Hutchins PD warrant Rodrick A Walker, 21, b/m, Allen PD ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 18:06:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests August 26 – September 1 Yolanda Hernandez, f, 30, aggravated kidnapping, sexual assault Jesse Santoya, m, 30, aggravated kidnapping, sexual assault Robert Shaun Oehler, m, 29, Glenn Heights ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 18:06:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 30 – Sept. 3 Gustavo Resendiz-castillo, 23, w/m, no driver’s license, defective equipment Brandon Dewayne Garner, 26, b/m, Ferris warrants Beatriz Santollo, 29, w/f, Ellis County warrants Marissa ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 18:02:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 29 – Sept. 2 Emilio Pantoja, 38, forgery, public intoxication Linda Davis, 59, engaged in organized criminal activity Nicholas Hereford, 32, burglary habitation intend other felony, resist ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 18:01:00

DeSoto Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 15 – 21 Mark Allen Smith, w/m, 39, warrant arrest-outside agency James Charles Batiste, b/m, 26, assault Christopher James Johnson, b/m, 20, warrant arrest-local charge Christie Ann Moreno, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 17:57:00

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

My name is Hubert Autrey. I spent my early years growing up on a farm near Corsicana, but later my family moved to a farm ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 17:55:00

Consider native grasses

Eileen Berger (Indian Trail Master Naturalist) This sweltering summer has served as a textbook case for proving which landscape plants can handle drought.  If we could ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 17:54:00

MAAG prepare for a new year

Submitted by Darleene Denbow The excitement is building as the Methodist Active Adult Group, better known as the MAAG, prepare for a new year of 2011-12. This ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 17:53:00

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

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Sept. 8 and 15, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Abby’s Self Storage and Absolute Self Storage, wishing to avail themselves ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 17:32:00

FHS opens homecoming parade to community

FERRIS - Community organizations are encouraged to sign up for the Ferris High School Homecoming parade taking place Thursday, Sept. 15.  The parade will begin at ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 16:41:00

Today's Featured Article: Obama's Whopper of a Claim on Tax Cuts

September 7, 2011 News and Thoughts for the day Obama's Whopper of a Claim on Tax Cuts Today's Politically Incorrect Headlines: White House-ACORN smoking gun YOU HAVE TO SEE ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 16:56:00

Breaking: Fatality Accident in Hutchins

HUTCHINS - On  Thursday, Sept. 8 at 2:30 a.m., a Hutchins Police Officer attempted to stop a motorcyclist for a traffic violation on Highway I-20 ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 14:13:00

President Will Seek $300 Billion in New Stimulus

TODAY'S FEATURED NEWS: President Will Seek $300 Billion in New Stimulus TODAY'S EXCLUSIVE: ACLU Okay with Prayer in Public Schools (Muslim prayer that is) Obama ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/07/2011 15:15:00

Fact from fiction: Are high-energy laser weapons, such as the Tactical Laser Weapon, likely to replace shipboard machine guns?

The notion of laser weapons used to be the stuff of outer-space fiction, but not for too much longer. High-energy lasers and their potential future ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/07/2011 15:14:00

Police make arrest in Prosperity Bank robbery

RED OAK (Texas) - On Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at approximately 5 p.m.  Michael Perales, 53 of Garrett, Texas, was arrested by the Union County ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/07/2011 12:44:00

Baptist pastor: America's days are numbered

Baptist pastor: America's days are numbered That's the message that will be preached at First Baptist Church of Dallas starting on Sunday -- the 10th ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/07/2011 12:40:00

Forget Gunrunner-DOJ Focusing on American Guitar Company?

TODAY'S FEATURED NEWS: Labor Leader Calls For WAR on Republicans TODAY'S EXCLUSIVE: Forget Gunrunner-DOJ Focusing on American Guitar Company? Rep. Maxine Waters: We Need To ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/06/2011 11:30:00

10 Years After 9/11: Have We Become the Enemy of Freedom?

Sept. 6, 2011 "We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/06/2011 11:27:00

Ellis County issues low-lying smoke haze warning

ELLIS COUNTY (Texas) - As of 10:20 Am on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, a low-lying smoke haze in Ellis County is the result of a ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/06/2011 11:24:00

ALG Blasts Obama for Praising Hoffa's Calls for Violence

Sept. 6, 2011, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today condemned Barack Obama for praising Teamsters head Jimmy Hoffa, who at an Obama ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/06/2011 11:22:00

Breaking News: FBI Issues Alert on Small Plane Terror Attacks

The FBI and Homeland Security have issued a nationwide warning about al-Qaida threats to small airplanes, just days before the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2011 09:44:00

Average retail gasoline prices in Dallas have risen 3.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.46/g

Dallas Sept. 5 - Average retail gasoline prices in Dallas have risen 3.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.46/g yesterday. This compares ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2011 09:40:00

September 5, 2011 - Today's News

Today's Featured Item: Academics Dub TEA Partyers as Racists Obama Is President Zero: Zero Economic Expansion, Zero Jobs, Zero Ideas The Media Speak: Dumb Texans, Boring Businessmen, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2011 09:36:00

FBI Arrests Prominent Dem Campaign Treasurer

TODAY'S FEATURED NEWS: Obama spends Labor Day reassuring union members at Detroit rally TODAY'S EXCLUSIVE: Two Different Worlds FBI Arrests Prominent Dem Campaign Treasurer Should We ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2011 09:32:00

Obama Celebrates the Detroit Economic 'Miracle'

Video by Frank McCaffrey ALG Editor's Note: With Barack Obama appearing in Detroit on Labor Day, we saw it fitting to remind the American people just ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2011 09:30:00

Five NASCAR Drivers Decline Obama's WH Invite

TODAY'S FEATURED NEWS: Five NASCAR Drivers Decline Obama's WH Invite TODAY'S EXCLUSIVE: Feds Still Enable Terrorists 10 Years After 9/11 Featured Video: Local Government in ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2011 11:28:00

Today's Politically Incorrect Headlines: Border ‘Incursion’: Why Did Mexican Federal Police ‘Momentarily’ Cross Into U.S. Amid Gunfire?

Obama Administration Wants Government to Be Your ‘Federal Family’ Border ‘Incursion’: Why Did Mexican Federal Police ‘Momentarily’ Cross Into U.S. Amid Gunfire? White House Downplays Jobs Speech? If ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2011 11:27:00

Theology becomes a hot issue on the campaign trail

  Perry 'instrumental' force behind program on Islam Robert Spencer, an author and outspoken critic of Islam, is accusing Texas Governor Rick Perry of endorsing the work ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2011 11:08:00

Ron Paul: CIA Choosing Dictators Around the World

FEMA Uses Waffle House Menu to Determine Storm Damage Ron Paul: CIA Choosing Dictators Around the World ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2011 10:59:00

New York Times: America Should Embrace Sharia Law

September 4, 2011 - Today's News Today's Featured Item: Obama Economics Advisor Blames Bush on Lousy Jobs Numbers New York Times: America Should Embrace Sharia Law Astounding Percentage ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/04/2011 10:55:00

Feds Sue Biggest US Banks Over Risky Mortgages

Feds Sue Biggest US Banks Over Risky Mortgages Dow Jones: This Economist Predicted the 2008 Crash. Now He Sees Another One Coming in 2012. Are ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2011 09:36:00

September 3, 2011 - Today's Cowboy Headlines: • New EPA regulations aim to cut oil, natural gas emissions

New EPA regulations aim to cut oil, natural gas emissions The EPA’s costs and benefits Obama Administration Abandons Stricter Air-Quality Rules Will Irene Force Vermont to Reconsider Its ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2011 09:32:00

September 3, 2011 - Today's News: What If Obama Were Governor of the State of Texas?

Today's Featured Item: What If Obama Were Governor of the State of Texas? ObamaCare Flatlines: ObamaCare Taxes Home Sales -- Clobbers Middle-Class Americans The Deficit is Now Costing ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2011 09:15:00

Pitts hosts fundraiser for VIP of gay pride parade in HP home

Dallas Voice reconfirms Pitts (R) to host GLBT event Dallas’ LGBT Pride parade, the Alan Ross Freedom Parade, is Sept. 18. The parade’s “special VIP Guest” ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/03/2011 09:11:00

Is Perry 'instrumental' force behind program on Islam?

Perry 'instrumental' force behind program on Islam  Robert Spencer, an author and outspoken critic of Islam, is accusing Texas Governor Rick Perry of endorsing the ... Full story

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

Commissioners approve tax abatements

WAXAHACHIE- Ellis County Commissioners approved several amendments to the county’s tax abatement guidelines on Thursday, Aug. 25 before approving a tax abatement with Triumph Aerostructures ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/01/2011 15:36:00

Local prison program a success

Submitted Article VENUS - If one can gauge happiness by expression, Friday, Aug. 19 was a huge success. Nine rescue dogs from the training program at ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/01/2011 15:35:00

Officers partner to address teen alcohol and drug crimes

Submitted Article WAXAHACHIE – Area law enforcement officials recently met to discuss strategic enforcement of underage drinking laws during a collaborative meeting hosted by IMPACT Waxahachie ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/01/2011 15:34:00

Truck crashes into Aycox & Pearson Family Dentistry

Submitted by the Red Oak Police Department On Tuesday, Aug. 30, at noon, the Red Oak Police Department responded to a vehicle accident in the 300 ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/01/2011 15:30:00

Simply Speaking: Truth is a key

The Good Book says something to the effect, if we believe in Him (Yeshua) and continue in His Word, we will be His disciples and ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/01/2011 15:30:00

Guest Editorial: 'Mancession' opportunity

It sounds good to me. I speak of an opportunity made possible by the “mancession.” You see, the recession that began in December 2007 hit male-dominated ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/01/2011 15:29:00

Personal Finance: Annuities 101

Nervous investors have faced many challenges over the last few years searching for safe havens. That’s one reason many turn to annuities to ensure a ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/01/2011 15:28:00

Constitutional Thinking: Star Wars politics

Part 2 Most Americans would agree that politics is treacherous. That is why we need to select statesman, not politicians for office. Unfortunately, as I hope ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/01/2011 15:27:00

Has Christianity failed you?

Consider God’s intervention on three different occasions, as related in the New Testament. We read in the story of young Saul of Tarsus, a terrorist ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/01/2011 15:26:00

The way we come to the Lord is not only in salvation but daily

Last week we were dealing with the question of effectual prayer and gave the example of how the Tabernacle was set up and how this ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/01/2011 15:25:00

SAGU hosts 5K run for Senegal school

Submitted by Christina Freeze Public Relations Coordinator Southwestern Assemblies of God University  Waxahachie - Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Student Missions Association (SMA) partners with SAGU alumna Amy ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/01/2011 15:25:00

Hawks overcome early jitters

RED OAK - The Red Oak Hawks opened up their 2011 football season on the road at Garland Independent School District William’s Stadium on Thursday ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/01/2011 15:23:00

Ferris Jackets fall to Fairfield Eagles

Robert Andrews Special to The Ellis County Press FERRIS - The Ferris Yellow Jackets home opener kicked off Friday, Aug. 26 against the Fairfield Eagles. The Jackets came ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/01/2011 15:22:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

ALMA Aug.5 Criminal mischief, 300 block Alma Drive, unknown suspect smashed complainant’s mailbox causing damage. Metal mailbox,$20. ELLIS COUNTY Aug.9 Failure to identify fugitive from justice, Old Fort Worth Road, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/01/2011 15:19:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests August 23 – 28 Rex Bryant, assault family violence Mariano A. Rodriguez, public intoxication Kristian Washington, theft by check, no seat belt Francisco Guerrero, driving while intoxicated Keith Jones, public ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/01/2011 15:19:00

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