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TEXAS NEWS DAILY UPDATE: Texas grandmother arrested for punching police officer in the face

From our Spotlight section: Oil wrestling earns suspension for Texas teacher Ending illegal animal fighting in Texas New Black Panther founder disavowed by group Texas grandmother arrested for punching ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2012 16:49:00

'U.S.S. Obamaboat': Ad Paints Obama as Captain of Slave Ship

January 28, 2012 News and Thoughts for the Day Today's Featured Article: 'U.S.S. Obamaboat': Ad Paints Obama as Captain of Slave Ship Today's Politically Incorrect Headlines: Marco Rubio ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2012 12:15:00

Federal Court: 'Tolerance is a Two Way Street'

January 28, 2012 - Morning Edition Featured Story: Romney on ObamaCare: 'It's Not Worth Getting Angry About' Obama: 'Nobody Envies Rich People' U.S Falls to 47th in Press ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/28/2012 12:12:00

5th Annual Pet Registration and Vaccination Clinic

Submitted article GLENN HEIGHTS - The city of Glenn Heights will be hosting its 5th annual vaccination and pet registration clinic on Saturday, Jan. 28, at ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 15:25:00

Personal Finance: Tax strategies in a tough economy

For most of us, income tax calculations don’t change much from year to year. But thanks to the roller coaster economy of the past few ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 15:25:00

Simply Speaking: Making a difference this year

We’re pretty sure there’s not a Ronald Reagan in the remaining field of Republican presidential hopefuls, but in the aftermath of South Carolina, with Newt’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 15:24:00

Marines vs. the Taliban

It would appear there is a desperate lack of appropriate roadside rest areas in Afghanistan, especially when a patrol of U.S. Marines need to take ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 15:24:00

Constitutional Thinking: Hidden key history

I have been thinking about a subject that bothers me greatly. As a Republican for most of my life and now an independent, I wondered ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 15:23:00

Mary Tom Davis Hassell

Nov. 29, 1928 – Jan. 13, 2012 FERRIS – Mary Hassell, 83 of Ferris, passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.  Preceded in death by her husband ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 15:22:00

Endangered species

I will open My mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old, which we have heard and known, and our fathers have ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 15:22:00

In life, an ‘account at the bank’ can be a relative thing

God does not make grandmothers like He once did. At least not like MY grandmother. Grandmother never trusted such things as banks with her money. ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 15:21:00

Shields Elementary students perform at halftime

RED OAK - During the Hawks Vs Terrell varsity basketball game, K-4th grade students from Shields Elementary performed at halftime included a dance to Washing ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 15:20:00

Lady Hawks soccer tie Forney

RED OAK - The Lady Hawks hosted Forney on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at Billy Goodloe Stadium.  Forney scored first and held onto the 1-0 lead until ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 15:20:00

Lady Hawks fall to Lady Indians

RED OAK - The Lady Hawks schedule did not get any easier on Tuesday, Jan. 17 as they hosted the third place Waxahachie Lady Indians.  Although ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 15:18:00

Hawks have their way with Terrell

RED OAK - After beating Waxahachie (56-39) earlier in the week, the Hawks faced a struggling Terrell basketball team and the Hawks wasted no time ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 15:17:00

Ellis County Divorces

Jan.13-20 Michael Carter Jr. vs. Demetra Carter Denny Frank Rose vs. Jill Marie Rose Donald Eugene Williams vs. Paula Francine Williams Anthony Thomas Ashton vs. Megan Kristin Ashton Renee Linda ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 15:16:00

Ellis County Marriages

Jan.13-19 John Fitzmaurice and Renell T Reaux Thomas Neal Jensen and Martha Leticia Rodriguez Steve Bibb and Rebekah Von Espinosa James Howard Hobbs and Gloria Beck Sullivan Eric Emerson Burns ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 15:15:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Arrests Jail listing Jan.23 Nicole Jacques, 41,w/f, public intoxication Cynthia Quintero,46,w/f, theft of property greater than $50 less than $500 Jeremy Don Street, 37, w/m, assault FAM/ house mem ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 15:15:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 16 - 22 Esperanza Sierra, h/f, 19, WPD x1 Martin Munoz-Munoz, w/m, 19, WPD x2 evading arrest John R Deleon, w/m, 18, WPD x4 Sandra Bailey, b/f, 27, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 15:14:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 17 - 23 Miranda B. Saucedior, failure to maintain financial responsibility, improper lane change Jesse A Johnson, theft under $1,500, expired motor vehicle inspection Jared Williamson, theft ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 15:14:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 16 - 23 Stevvound R. Arrington, 22, no driver’s license, failure to appear Dramesteya S. Cuington, 21, no driver’s license, failure to appear Anthony D Depillars, 39, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 15:13:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 15 - 21 Fransisco A. Torres, 31, public intoxication Harrison F. Wray, 18, possession of marijuana less than 2oz Jairo E Labrada, 36, Alvarado PD warrant x2, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 15:13:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 13 - 19 Francis K Yafali, m, 31, Irving PD warrants, Hurst PD warrants, Ice detainer Jeanmarie N Kalema, m, 29, fugitive from justice, def headlamps, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 15:12:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 16 - 18 Claudio Puente, 21, no driver’s license Derik Pulver, 20, disorderly conduct language Eric Flores, 16, failure to id to peace officer, no driver’s license, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 15:11:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 2 - 15 Joseph Edward Woods, b/m, 34, warrant arrest-outside agency Tony Norwood, b/m, 51, assault Christopher Nvuykekure, b/m, 45, warrant arrest-outside agency Sedrick Von Younger, b/m, 51, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 15:06:00

Ferris Senior Center

Wednesday, Jan. 18 It is so good to be back at work and to see each one of you. Everyone reported a wonderful weekend.  We were glad to ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 15:05:00

Navarro College announces academic honors

Submitted article WAXAHACHIE - Navarro College announces the students who have made the President’s and Deans’ Lists for the fall 2011 semester, and who have attended ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 15:05:00

Hardin-Simmons announces academic honors

Submitted article ELLIS COUNTY - The following students were named to academic honors lists at Hardin-Simmons University for the fall 2011 semester. Leta McLarry, of Ferris, was ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 15:04:00

Local student receives degree from Dallas Baptist University

Submitted article RED OAK – Joshua McCay Boone of Red Oak, will graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, among 454 graduates receiving undergraduate, master’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 15:04:00

‘To Every Nation’ documentary to release on SAGUtv

Submitted article Waxahachie - Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Digital Media Arts students joined student-led missionary teams to create a groundbreaking, feature-length documentary of their ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 15:03:00

BUTLER MOTOR CO.: PUBLIC SALE CASH ONLY

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012   PUBLIC SALE CASH ONLY   1) 1983 LASER BOAT VIN# CJM116410383 (1240 THE ABOVE VEHICLE WILL ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 15:01:00

NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Estate of Johnny Ray Fogle

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012   NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 14:59:00

TEXAS NEWS DAILY UPDATE: Child turns the tables on kidnapper

From our Spotlight section: Child turns the tables on kidnapper Perry approval rating lowest ever Attorney taken to court for smelly property Judge says mentally incompetent Texas inmates being ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 14:26:00

NATIONAL: Obama, Brewer Have Tense Exchange in Arizona

January 26, 2012 News and Thoughts for the Day Today's Featured Article:. Obama, Brewer Have Tense Exchange in Arizona Today's Politically Incorrect Headlines: Obama’s Pitiful Speech Full of ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/26/2012 14:24:00

STATE: Dozens of Texas military headstones are on wrong graves

By  TEXAS NEWS DAILY UPDATE From our Spotlight section: Dozens of Texas military headstones are on wrong graves Boss at pizza joint arrested for video recording female employee changing ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/24/2012 11:54:00

NATIONAL: Occupy protesters urinate on cross, steal sacred relic . . . in host churches!

 Rand Paul: Is TSA using random false alrams for pat-downs?     Occupy protesters urinate on cross, steal sacred relics . . . in host churches! Soros: "Yes! Yes! ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/24/2012 11:51:00

NATIONAL: Romney Campaign Run by Charlie Crist's Political Aides?

January 24, 2012 News and Thoughts for the Day Today's Featured Article:. Romney Campaign Run by Charlie Crist's Political Aides? Today's Politically Incorrect Headlines: Tough Mitt Quiets Newt… ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/24/2012 11:47:00

Abusive husband sentenced to 35 years

WAXAHACHIE - Paul Kevin McGown, 46, was found guilty of Assault on a Family Member by Occlusion by an Ellis County Jury on Thursday, Jan. ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 11:58:00

Living a dream, making a living; Ferris graduate proud recipient of Gold Record

FERRIS - Shawn Hamm grew up here, attended and graduated from Ferris High School in 1997, and now is living a dream making a living, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 11:56:00

CareFlite awarded Southeast Dallas County 911 Contract

Submitted article Dallas County awarded the contract for SE Dallas County to CareFlite on Thursday, Jan. 5. Service did in fact start Wednesday, Jan. 11 at ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 11:55:00

Simply Speaking: Use it or lose it

Use it or lose it, a phrase usually thrown about by those trying to motivate us, may have more validity than first thought. So, instead ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 11:54:00

Letters to the Editor: We’ve been complacent too long

Fellow citizens, we have been too complacent for too long.  We are being taken advantage of by the elected members of our federal government. They have ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 11:54:00

Desecration? Really? What about brutalizing the living?

A military criminal investigation and an internal Marine Corps review are under way. The Geneva Conventions forbid the desecration of the dead..  Desecration? Really? What about ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 11:53:00

Constitutional Thinking: Afraid to be free

This is the time of the year when many Americans are making “to-do” lists with goals of getting in better shape, losing weight, finding a ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 11:52:00

Virginia Elizabeth Duff

Aug. 26, 1920 - Jan. 13, 2012 FERRIS - Virginia Elizabeth Duff, age 91, passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 at her residence in Ferris.  She ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 11:51:00

Hebrews does not teach that the sacrifices have been done away with

Q. In Heb 7.12 Yeshua is High Priest even though he is from the tribe of Judah. Does mean that the Torah has been done ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 11:51:00

Wooden Elementary Night

RED OAK - Students from Red Oak’s Wooden Elementary preformed at halftime between the Red Oak Hawks vs. Mesquite Poteet basketball game on Friday, Jan. ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 11:50:00

Hawks shut out Cedar Hill

RED OAK - The Red Oak Hawks varsity soccer team shut the Cedar Hill Longhorns 3-0 in a non-district match-up last Friday night.  The Hawks took ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 11:49:00

Lady Hawks fall to Ennis in overtime

RED OAK - The Lady Lions of Ennis came into Red Oak on Tuesday, Jan. 10 with an 8-1 district record, but were fortunate to ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 11:49:00

Friday the 13th proves lucky for the Hawks

RED OAK - The Red Oak Hawks hosted the Mesquite Poteet Pirates on Friday, Jan. 13. Although this was a district game, both teams entered ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 11:38:00

Ellis County Divorces

Divorces Jan. 2 – 13 Monica G. Morris vs. Gregory S. Morris Kimberly Elyane Whitson vs. Jeffery Don Whitson Phillip Jay Tetreault vs Teresa Elizabeth Tetreault Helen Teresa Kessler vs. ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 11:37:00

Ellis County Marriages

Marriages Dec. 30 – Jan. 12 Christopher Buchhert and Brnadi Kay Haas Joey James Cook and Chelsea Leigh Adamson Jaen Escamilla and Hilda Mercado Stephen Allen Kenyon and Angela Kay ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 11:37:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Arrests Jan. 10-13 Chad Hughes, 30, w/m, driving while license invalid Karen Jean O’Toole, 30,  w/f,  aggravated assault with deadly weapon, harassment of public servant Kristopher Hastings, 28, w/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 11:36:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 1 – 16 Jodie L. Byers, w/m, 37, possession of marijuana and controlled substance Ryan T. Masterson, w/m, 35, instantered possession of drug paraphernalia Paul C. Moyer, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 11:36:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 10 – 13 Marcella Duke, possession of marijuana less than 2oz Morgan L Fisher, theft greater than $50 but less than $500 Micah W Federoff, failure to ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 11:36:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 9 - 17 Name Withheld (juvenile), 17, accident involving damage under $200, failure to control speed Susan G. Graham, 29, speeding-school zone, violate promise to appear Terry ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 11:35:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Jan. 9 – 15 Traffic stops 16 Citations issued 8 Vacation house check 37 Business/building cks 132 Neighborhood checks 329 Avg. unit rspnse 5 min 31 sec Animal bite/call 2 Animal loose 1 Animal ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 11:34:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 8 – 14 Jimmy C. Phillips, 39, driving while intoxicated Jameelah A. Moore, 32, Ellis County Sheriff Office warrant, Red Oak PD warrant x4, Waxahachie PD ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 11:34:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 6 – 11 Cameron R Sessums, m, 28, driving while intoxicated Nicholas K Stewart, m, 27, Denton PD warrant Joel A Carson, m, 23, Glenn Heights PD ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 11:34:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 12 – 16 Latricia Potter, 45, out of town warrant Raul Arrez, 19, possession of alcohol by a minor Salvador Arrez Ortega, 22, possession of controlled substance ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 11:33:00

Midlothian couple enjoy weekly route for Meals-on-Wheels

Submitted article They’re world travelers – cultured, accomplished and sophisticated.  His roots are deep seeded in the annuals of European history as a descendant of the de’ ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 11:32:00

Midlothian ISD celebrates ‘School Board Recognition Month’

Submitted article MIDLOTHIAN - Midlothian Independent School District joins districts across the state to thank school board members for voluntarily tackling the enormous job of governing ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 11:32:00

District salutes and recognizes school board members

Submitted article WAXAHACHIE - Governor Rick Perry has proclaimed January as School Board Recognition Month and Waxahachie Independent School District is joining other districts across the ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 11:31:00

Local residents recognized by Tyler Junior College

Submitted article Tyler Junior College has recognized 1161 students named to the president’s and dean’s lists for their academic excellence during the Fall 2011 semester. The President’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 11:31:00

Ferris Senior Center

Monday Jan. 9 It is so good to be back at work and to see each one of you. The rain is welcomed.  Thank you to Betty ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 11:30:00

Ferris resident graduates from MSU

Submitted article FERRIS – Stevan Cuellar II, of Ferris, graduated from Midwestern State University: Wilson School of Nursing in Wichita Falls on Saturday, Dec. 10 with ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 11:28:00

NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATION AND INTENT TO OBTAIN AIR PERMIT RENEWAL: PERMIT NUMBER 42399

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATION AND INTENT TO OBTAIN AIR PERMIT RENEWAL PERMIT NUMBER ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 11:25:00

Frank Prasifka and Son’s: Public Auction

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 Legal Notice Frank Prasifka and Son’s will sell at Public Auction, vehicles that have ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 10:54:00

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF THE ESTATE OF OPAL LAVELLE HUTCHINS LAWSON, DECEASED

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Jan. 19. 2012 NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF  THE ESTATE OF OPAL LAVELLE HUTCHINS LAWSON, DECEASED. Notice is hereby ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 10:52:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Abby’s Storage, Absolute Self Storage, A-1 Absolute Self Storage, and Long Horn Self Storage

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Jan. 12 & 19, 2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Abby’s Storage, Absolute Self Storage, A-1 Absolute Self ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 10:49:00

Mayor Marcus E. Knight gives ‘State of the City’ address

Submitted article Lancaster – On Thursday, Jan. 12, Mayor Marcus E. Knight gave his “State of the City” address at the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2012 10:48:00

Walgreens sued for overcharging for generics

Big Health Report News  - January 16, 2012 TOP STORIES On Health Reform, the Election Will Matter More than SCOTUS Bacon, Sausage Linked to Pancreatic Cancer Walgreens sued for ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/16/2012 14:58:00

Lawsuit Alleges Churches Singled Out for Unfair Treatment

January 16, 2012 - Morning Edition Featured Story: Harry Reid: Tea Party Dying Out as Economy Getting Better  An Evangelical Case for Ron Paul Romney's Pro-life Conversion Under Fire Mark ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/16/2012 14:58:00

6 Reasons Ron Paul Is Electable and Will Win

Janurary 16, 2012 News and Thoughts for the Day Today's Featured Article:. 6 Reasons Ron Paul Is Electable and Will Win Today's Politically Incorrect Headlines: GOP Debate on FoxNews ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/16/2012 14:52:00

Second Term of Obama Turns U.S. into a Province of China

TODAY'S FEATURED NEWS: DNC chair blames Tea Party for Tucson shooting TODAY'S EXCLUSIVE: Second Term of Obama Turns U.S. into a Province of China Featured Video: ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 15:08:00

Supreme Court kills White House effort to control church hiring

The bailed-out candidate for the bailed-out crowd Supreme Court kills White House effort to control church employment US ready for Mormon president, say Mormons Former Iraq Vet gives ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 15:02:00

Conservative Activists Plan Meetings to Ensure Romney's Bid Denied

Janurary 12, 2012 News and Thoughts for the Day Twinkies maker Hostess seeks bankruptcy protection Today's Featured Article:. Conservative Activists Plan Meetings to Ensure Romney's Bid Denied   Today's ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 14:59:00

Serving Country: Chase A. Walker

OVILLA - Air Force Airman Chase A. Walker graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 12:21:00

Serving Country: Brandon K. Matherne

MIDLOTHIAN - Air Force Airman Brandon K. Matherne graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Matherne is the son of ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 12:21:00

Alumnus sponsors WHS Youth Leadership Program

Submitted by Nicole Mansell WAXAHACHIE - Waxahachie High School Sophomore Kameron Ranson will have the opportunity to attend the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership conference this May, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 12:14:00

Simply Speaking: A nation fixated on stars

Rejuvenation of the courthouse square had to be one of the items on Tea Partiers’ minds, though of lesser concern than doing something about the ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 12:13:00

Letters to the Editor: The last 28 years

Have you noticed the direction of the state of the union in the last 28 years? Are you happy with that direction? Are we better ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 12:13:00

Think before you vote in November

Many people today are sitting back and scratching their heads over what’s happening in America. I don’t know why they should be so shocked because ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 12:12:00

Constitutional Thinking: Choose freedom

Part 2 Congressman McFadden (PA), Head of the Banking Committee, spoke in the 20s and 30s about what was happening to our country. “New Deal lawyers ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 12:08:00

Sinking the Titanic in 3D

The blockbuster movie Titanic will be re-released in the theaters on April 6, four days before the 100th anniversary of the real ship’s departure on ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 12:08:00

Some amazing words for the New Year: Some words should be banned and others shouldn’t

Topping the list this year of words not to be used is the word “amazing.”  Allegedly [which I think is one word that should not be ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 12:06:00

Yeshua uses many ways to lead and guide us, seen in the parables

Q. Why did Yeshua use spittle on the eyes of a blind man in Mark 8.23? A. Yeshua could have healed the man by any means ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 12:06:00

Ferris Senior Center

Wednesday, Jan. 4 It is so good to be back at work and to see each one of you. Everyone reported a happy holiday. Sandra White, Bob Prowse, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 12:05:00

Frunzi named to SAU Dean’s List

Submitted article Jeri Frunzi, a Freshman Pre-Veterinary Science major from Red Oak, was named to the Dean’s List at Southern Arkansas University following the fall 2011 ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 12:04:00

Hawks face district leaders to start the New Year

RED OAK - The Hawks hosted second place West Mesquite on Tuesday, Jan. 3 in a critical 15-4A match up.  The Hawks got behind early to ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 12:03:00

Lady Hawks come up big

RED OAK - The Lady Hawks were sitting at 0-3 in District play and looking at going 0-4 as they hosted the #4 team in ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 12:03:00

Be a part of the ‘W’

Submitted article WAXAHACHIE – The Waxahachie Independent School District Education Foundation has given a special opportunity to sell more bricks.  Purchase an engraved brick for yourself of ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 12:03:00

Lady Lions crowned by Langston

Source: Mark Warde Sports Information Director WAXAHACHIE - Senior forward Gabby Bruner (Peaster / Peaster High School) scored 10 points and ripped down six. Rockin’ steady is ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 12:02:00

SAGU men top Langston University

Source: Mark Warde Sports Information Director WAXAHACHIE - Led by an improved defensive effort, the Southwestern Assemblies of God University men’s basketball team defeated Langston University, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 12:00:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Arrests Jan. 4-6 Noe Moran, 39, h/m, Ice detainer Eric Barragan, 31, h/m, fail to identify fugitive, no ops, VSRL-Pass-Reg Arcardio Garza, 47, h/m, possession of marijuana less than ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 11:59:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 2 – 9 Justin Ryan Skipper, possession of marijuana less than 2 oz Jumaries Gerale Jones, possession of controlled substance greater than 1g but less than ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 11:58:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 1 – 9 Latricia S. Allen, 34, possession of drug paraphernalia Anthony K Bolton, 19, possession of marijuana less than 2oz, no motor vehicle liability insurance Fidel ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 11:58:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 29 - Jan. 7 Fernando Rosenzweig, w/m, 40, driving while intoxicated Dennis Forrester, w/m, 22, warrants Vanessa Valle, w/f, 18, warrant/assault Erin Isom, w/f, 19, possession of drug ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 11:58:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Jan. 1 – 8 Traffic stops 20 Citations issued 4 Vacation house check 41 Business/building checks 57 Neighborhood checks 221 Total primary calls for service 32 Average unit response time 4min/43 sec Alarm ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 11:57:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrest Dec. 31 – Jan. 7 Donald R. Radabaugh, 27, public intoxication Chase A. Jenkins, 23, possession of marijuana less than 2oz Gary B. Somerville, 22, noise city ordinance Shawn ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 11:57:00

Hutchins Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 2 – 31 Shameun D Richardson, 26, Hutchins PD warrant x2, Lancaster PD warrant x3, Dallas PD warrant x3 Tamecia Lashaunda Carter, 28, Dallas PD warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 11:57:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 30 – Jan. 5 Madelcarm Avendano-Herrera, f, 27, Glenn Heights PD warrants, Mesquite PD warrant Alan L Jackson, m, 29, assault Jose Delatorre, m, 25, driving while ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 11:57:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 3 – 9 Arcadio Garza Jr, 48, w/m, Ellis Sheriff Office warrants Marcy Hancock, 34, w/f, Ferris warrants Sergio Lares, 41, w/m, other agency warrants Shana Lofton, 24, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 11:56:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Jan 3 – 9 Brandon Brock, 34, traffic arrest Jose Gomez, 44, public intoxication Timothy Dobbs, 42, theft less than $1,500 Curtis Roberts, 49, burglary of motor vehicle David Carter ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 11:56:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 19 – Jan. 1 John Henry Mcclelland, b/m, 19, possession of marijuana greater than 2oz but less than or equal to 40z Charles Dionne Pouncy, b/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 11:55:00

Serving Country: Anthony W. Drew

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

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 11:54:00

WHS students earn Texas ‘All State Band’ honors

Submitted article WAXAHACHIE - This past weekend Waxahachie High School band students participated in the Area Band Auditions at Midway High School.  Four students earned a chair ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 11:54:00

Home Country: Artists sometimes have hard lives

Slim Randles  Dud Campbell had been quiet for almost an hour, which brought concern to his wife, Anita. Dud isn’t the strong, silent type.  He’s more like ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 11:52:00

Master Gardener Column: Why garden? The National Garden Bureau’s top 10 reasons

Gail Haynes Master Gardener Garden for safe, healthy food. Growing concerns about pesticides in our food supply have led to an increased interest in organic gardening and ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 11:51:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Abby’s Storage, Absolute Self Storage, A-1 Absolute Self Storage, and Long Horn Self Storage

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Jan. 12 & 19, 2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE:  Abby’s Storage, Absolute Self Storage, A-1 Absolute Self ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 11:51:00

Waco-area man named one of Texas’ Most Wanted Sex Offenders

Submitted article A Waco-area man has been added to the DPS 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list and a cash reward is offered for tips leading ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/12/2012 11:47:00

Thoughts to Encourage (demons)

"Demons are executors of God's law.  If we who are believers live in disobedience to God's Word, we can expect a whipping!  Obedience to God's ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/10/2012 10:51:00

TEXAS NEWS DAILY UPDATE: State hospitals to add windows to help prevent staff abuse

Is the State Water Plan unfunded? Yes State hospitals to add windows to help prevent staff abuse Texas officials cautiously optimistic about Supreme Court’s ruling on redistricting Sky ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/10/2012 10:49:00

Americans, 2-1, Fear Obama's Reelection

January 10, 2012 - Morning Edition How the GOP is Winning the Race for Obama Featured Story: Americans, 2-1, Fear Obama's Reelection 27 Congressmen to Court: If Individual Mandate's ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/10/2012 10:45:00

FBI stings Islamic terrorist in FL bomb plot

"Lightbulb Conspiracy": new documentary artfully exposes "planned obsolescence" FBI stings Islamic terrorist in FL bomb plot Homeland Security expands monitoring powers to all journalism, social media Media continues ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/10/2012 10:42:00

The Folly of God-Denial

As the political season heats up it occurs to me that, as important as elections are, unless the hearts of men are changed, the heart ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 13:17:00

Explorers rank 1st in constable competition

Ellis County Sheriff Office Explorers ranked first place at the Harris County Constable Competition this past December in the following categories: Crisis Negotiation, Crime Scene ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 10:17:00

Texas A&M University announces graduates

Submitted article COLLEGE STATION - Diplomas were awarded to around 3,600 Texas A&M University graduates during fall commencement ceremonies.  Among those receiving degrees were: Wesley O. Northcutt, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 10:13:00

Czech Heritage Society to offer $500 scholarship

ELLIS COUNTY - The Victor Peter Memorial Scholarship is a $500 scholarship granted by The Czech Heritage Society of Texas to a graduating Texas high ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 10:13:00

Fire ants’ ‘aphid-ranching’ skills may be key to their successful U.S. invasion

Submitted by Steve Byrns COLLEGE STATION – Like Old West cattle barons in a B-western, red imported fire ants are expanding their range and increasing their ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 10:11:00

Personal Finance: Boosting your retirement plan contributions

For the first time since 2009, the IRS has increased the amount people can contribute to their 401(k) and other defined contribution plans.  Effective Jan. 1, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 10:11:00

Simply Speaking: 2012 is here

2012 is here, so write it down a few times, just for practice, before writing those first few checks in the new year.  Of course, if ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 10:11:00

Constitutional Thinking: Choose freedom

Scanning the sky, we see a Red flag is flying in Washington, D.C. With President Obama signing the Defense Authorization Act, tyranny in the United ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 10:10:00

Sin has blossomed into a rod of judgment

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

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 10:10:00

Here we go again; the art of redundancy

This year is an election year. Of course, the purpose of this year is to elect a new president. Every four years we elect a ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 10:09:00

Whoever tries to destroy the Jewish right to the Land of Israel already failed

Q. I heard that the Jews today are not really Jews but Khazars. Is this true and if not, how did this get started? A. The ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 10:08:00

Ferris Senior Center

Wednesday, Dec. 28 It is so good to be back at work and to see each one on you.  Everyone at the center reported a wonderful Christmas. Our ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 10:07:00

Home Country: Someday I’ll know what’s out there

Slim Randles There were two little boys down at the Doughnut Hole Café the other day, standing outside, just waiting. They didn’t have long to wait. ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 10:05:00

Ellis County Divorces

Dec. 23- 30 Jennifer Jo Bonneau vs. Thomas Raymond Bonneau Matthew Higgins vs. Brittani Higgins Jerrod Merchant Collier vs. Erika Collier Terrance Shane Heaney vs. Leilena Marie Heaney Tiffany Lynn ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 10:05:00

Ellis County Marriages

Dec. 22-29 Paul Roger Brown and Natalie Lynn Sicz Christopher Hawthorne and Sara Ellen Hinson Chase Belton Penny and Stacie Heather Castillo John David Skelton and Amanda Dawn Fisher James ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 10:05:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Arrests Dec. 27-30 Danny Petty, 49, w/m, sex offender duty to register James Pursley, 58, w/m, forgery financial instrument, unauthorized use of vehicle, theft of property greater than ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 10:03:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 26 – 31 Eric Schillinger, w/m, 31, WPD x3 Kenneth W Johnson, b/m, 51, WPD x3 Jose Perez, w/m, 49, no driver’s license ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 10:03:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 24 – Jan. 1 Ralph Segura, failure to id, theft under $50 Charles Allen Walker, criminal trespass Archie Lee Brooks, aggravated sexual assault with child, expired motor ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 10:03:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 26 – Jan. 3 Ignacio Antonio-Diego, 21, speeding, no motor vehicle liability insurance, no driver’s license, violate promise to appear Phillip B. Boehler, 43, no driver’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 10:03:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Dec 19 – Jan 1 Traffic stops 26 Citations issued 9 Vacation house check 15 Business/building checks 151 Neighborhood checks 455 Total primary calls for service 40 Avg unit response time 4min/38sec Animal ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 10:02:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Dec 25 – 31 Alejandro Becerra, 24, noise city ordinance David E Storm, 43, interference with emergency call Joe A Sandoval, 47, public intoxication Geraldo Lopez, 37, driving while ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 10:02:00

Lancaster Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 26 – Jan. 1 Chaddrick L Armstead, b/m, 34, warrant/other agency Gustavo Franco-Martinez, w/m, 20, no driver’s license Johnny Earl Colbert, b/m, 51, warrant/Dallas PD Sarah K Zinn, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 10:02:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 9 – 29 Anthony L Judge, m, 35, possession of controlled substance pg 1 in drug free zone, unlicensed carrying of a weapon, Glenn Heights ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 10:02:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 28 – 30 Mary Hernandez, 53, w/f, Ferris PD warrant Jose Ramirez, 31, w/m, driving while intoxicated ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 10:01:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 27 – Jan. 3 Cody Stephens, 22, criminal mischief greater than or equal to $50 but less than $500 Alejandro Garcia, 45, assault that causes bodily ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 10:01:00

DeSoto Police Reports

Arrests Dec. 26 – Jan. 1 Tracy Dion Sharp, b/m, 39, assault family/house member impeding breath/circulation Jorge Castillo Coronado, w/m, 37, driving while intoxicated Arthur R. Dickson, b/m, 50, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 10:00:00

Master Gardener Column: Plant in the fall, nature does

Shirley Campbell Master Gardener What a wonderful time of the year. Fall in Texas lasts from the last 90 degree day until the first killing freeze. Cooler ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 10:00:00

Christmas wishes still unfulfilled

Ellis County - We’ve all experienced it – that one item we were really hoping for but didn’t get under the tree for Christmas. Maybe ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 10:00:00

Fitness in the New Year

Submitted by Rita Hodges County Extension Agent One of the most common resolutions made each New Year is to get fit and stay fit.  While this is a ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 09:59:00

CITY OF WILMER: BOIL WATER NOTIFICATION

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 CITY OF WILMER BOIL WATER NOTIFICATION  Due to conditions which have occurred recently in the ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 09:58:00

Meals-on-Wheels recipients benefit from ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’

Submitted article Recently, 113 gifts were distributed to Meals-on-Wheels clients in Ellis County.  These gifts were a part of “Be a Santa to a Senior,” a Holiday ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 09:47:00

Several local students honored by Texas A&M

Submitted article College Station - Texas A&M University has named its honor students for the fall semester, recognizing them for outstanding academic performance.  The Dean’s Honor Roll ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2012 09:46:00

Average retail gasoline prices in Dallas have risen 6.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.09/g

Dallas, January 2- Average retail gasoline prices in Dallas have risen 6.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.09/g yesterday. This compares with ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/02/2012 15:31:00

Obama Signs the NDAA. Goodbye 4th Amendment

Featured Story: Obama Signs the NDAA. Goodbye 4th Amendment Ron Paul is Absolutely Right About This Americans Buy Record Numbers of Guns for Christmas  Santorum's Pastor Says Protestants ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/02/2012 15:26:00

"Time to Nuke Iran," WND columnist argues

 Cuccinelli changes heart: VA ballot fair, should stand "Time to Nuke Iran," WND columnist argues Israeli chief says nuclear-Iran no real threat to Israel "Largest US base in ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/02/2012 15:23:00

Teen Milk Drinking Tied to Later Cancer

Big Health Report News January 2, 2012   TOP STORIES Teen Milk Drinking Tied to Later Cancer Inhalable Caffeine to Hit US Canadian Couple Welcomes 100th Grandchild F.D.A. Finds Short Supply of ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/02/2012 15:22:00

Dallas: Woodall Rodgers Eastbound Mainlanes Closed This Weekend

Traffic will be detoured to I-30 DALLAS – The Texas Department of Transportation will close the eastbound mainlanes of Woodall Rodgers Freeway to through traffic this ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/02/2012 15:20:00

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