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Italy Royalty

ITALY -  It was standing room only at the  2012 Italy Gladiators Homecoming Friday Oct.19. Alyssa Richards was crowned  Homecoming Queen at half-time. The Italy ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 21:15:00

IT'S STARTING TO SOUND A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

Members of the Ferris Downtown Association met Tuesday morning to finalize plans for the Annual Christmas on the Square, to be held Saturday, Dec. 1. ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 21:13:00

Hay baler thief sentenced to 75 years in prison

WAXAHACHIE – On Oct.18,an Ellis County Jury sentenced 46 year-old Scott David Lohman, of Waxahachie, to 75 years in prison.   Lohman was convicted for ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 21:11:00

Gas grenade detonation injures 3 in Midlothian

MIDLOTHIAN — An exploding gas gernade injuried three people Saturday night according to Midlothian police.  According to investigators, a man was holding the device at a ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 21:10:00

Joe Johnson announced as new BSW Executive Director

LANCASTER - Current Lancaster Chamber of Commerce President Joe Johnson has been named as the new BSW Partnership Executive Director, and will assume his new ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 21:09:00

Sidewalk grant sought by Ferris

FERRIS – The city of Ferris will soon apply for a TxDOT Transportation Enhancement Program grant nominating the Yellowjacket Trail, a six-foot wide bike and ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 21:06:00

Gladiators run through Bobcat defense

Italy - The 2012 Italy Gladiators Homecoming was played on Friday, Oct. 19 and what a Homecoming it was.  Before we talk about the game, let’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 21:04:00

Guest Editorial: The poor in America: Taxes & otherwise

Part 1 They are trying to tell us that the poor are okay. The class suffering injustice is the middle class. Everyone is flirting with the ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 21:03:00

Personal Finance: How to stem the tide of junk mail

Here’s more than you ever wanted to know about junk mail: Each year, direct mail creates 10 billion pounds of solid waste in the U.S. ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 21:03:00

Simply Speaking: Back from New Mexico

Back in Texas after a lengthy sabbatical in the mountains of New Mexico; Whew, still hot when we pulled in about dark last night, especially ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 21:02:00

Constitutional Thinking: Ending the grand deception

Americans need to realize that massive deception is going on. It is so large that calling it a grand deception minimizes the problem. It is ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 21:01:00

Out to Pastor: Be sure, your sin will find you out

It happened to me again this past week for the umpteenth time. The last time it happened, I promised myself it would never happen again, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 21:00:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents Oct. 11 – 21 Stolen Bicycle in the 8200 block of St. John’s, Ovilla. Complainant left their bike behind some trees in the area while they ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 20:59:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 14-21 Jose Arrellano, h/m, 45, assault FV Charles Ingalula, b/m, 53, WPD x1  Celeste A Garcia h/f, 28, AWOL correctional facility Scott K Dlabaj, w/m, 49, WPD x1 Eleanor ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 20:59:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests  Oct. 8-22 Benjamin F. Cato, 21, no drivers license Patrick O. Brown, 50, driving while license invalid, theft property less than $1500, 2/more previous convictions Francisca H. Perez, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 20:59:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 18-20 Shandra Williams, w/f, 43, warrant  Stephen Minton, w/m, 55, driving while intoxicated James Shelton, w/m, 41, public intoxication Edward Crowley, w/m, 53, public intoxication/warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 20:58:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Oct. 15-21 Animal bite/call 1 Animal loose 1 Assault report 1 Assist other agency 2 Burglar alarm residence days 4 Burglar alarm residence nights 2 Disturbance domestic 1 Follow up report 1 Identity theft ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 20:58:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Oct 14-20 Preston R. Knight, 22, no seat belt- driver Jesus Martinez, 52, Midlothian PD warrant, expired registration, class c misdemeanor Rufus B. Robinson, 36, Glenn Heights warrants Diana ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 20:58:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 15-22 Veronica Leaks, 28, forgery, arson Donna Combs, 48, out of town warrants, theft greater than $50 less than $500 Jessica Voelkel, 41, Harassment Walter Carter, 23, out ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 20:56:00

Looking for family members

Submitted FERRIS – Joyce Burnett is looking for family members of Annie Inez (Conger) Smith, deceased on March 8, 1970.  Burnett is doing a family tree and ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 20:56:00

Burn ban lifted by commissioners

ELLIS COUNTY - On Monday, Oct. 22 during the Commissioners Court of Ellis County regular meeting, commissioners ordered the ban on outdoor burning enacted on ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 20:55:00

Tashlynn Duncan competes for Miss Jr. Teen Dallas title

Submitted article FERRIS - Tashlynn Duncan of Ferris was recently selected to participate in the 2012 Miss Jr. Teen Dallas pageant competition that will take place ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 20:53:00

General Election polling places

The General Election polling places listed below will be open: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6 for voting to elect Members of Congress, Members ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 20:52:00

The 2012 Waxahachie High School Homecoming Court King and Queen Nominees

Submitted by Dr. Nicole Mansell, WISD Director of Public Relations/Education Foundation  Calli Bigham, Gennard Johnson, Alyssa Jay, Austin Mangan, Rosemary Clark, Andrew Walton, Brooke Goad, Jerrin ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 20:51:00

Students present Homecoming Mums to the Lifeskills Class

Chrisanna Melick WHS Journalism Instructor WAXAHACHIE - Homecoming is a special time of year for all people young and old.  It is a time to come together ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 20:50:00

Lady Hawks = District 15 4A Champions

Mansfield - After a three game sweep of arch rival Waxahachie last Tuesday, the Lady Hawks only needed to beat Mansfield Summit to win the ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 20:49:00

Hawks get emotional roller coaster win

Mansfield - If you’re a fan of emotional roller coaster rides, then Mansfield Independent School District Vernon Newsom Stadium was the place to be on ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 20:47:00

PUBLIC AUCTION: Abby's Self Storage, Love Field Storage, Absolute Self Storage and AA Storage

Published in The Ellis County Press two  times on Thursday, Oct. 25 & Nov. 4, 2012 Abby’s Self Storage, Love Field Storage, Absolute Self Storage and ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 20:45:00

Public Auction: Frank Prasifka and Sons

Published in the Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 LEGAL NOTICE Frank Prasifka and Son’s will sell at Public Auction, vehicles that have ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 20:44:00

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: Ferris Independent School District

Published in The Ellis County Press two  times on Thursday, Oct. 18 & 25, 2012 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Ferris Independent School District is seeking competitive proposals ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 20:42:00

PUBLIC NOTICE: REDEEM VEHICLE

Published one time in The Ellis County Press on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 Pursuant to Section 70, Texas Property Code, notice is hereby given to owner(s) ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 20:40:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: THE STORAGE PLACE

Published in The Ellis County Press two  times on Thursday, Oct. 18 & 25, 2012   NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE THE STORAGE PLACE, pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 20:37:00

9th CAB class graduates

The 9th Charlie’s Angel Brigade Class graduated from their Basic Pistol Training Course Sunday, Oct. 21. Pictured are: (l-r) Leta Dollar, Donna Blanton, Patty Eagleston, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 20:36:00

Down Range: Shooting Tips and Events

I would like to talk about a veteran owned business called Disappear Gear®. The company is quite a story in itself.  The founder of Disappear ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/25/2012 20:35:00

High winds cause sever damage

STORM DAMAGE - High winds early Sunday morning caused sever damage to the Wilmer Pioneer Day booths as well as other areas. Trees were blown ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2012 16:15:00

New deputies take oath

Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown swears in Bill Goodwin as a part-time Deputy with the Transport Division. Goodwin has more than 30 years of service ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2012 16:10:00

ECSO Detention officers earn medals at Texas Police Games

Waxahachie  – The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff’s Association were represented by two detention officers during the 2012 Texas Police Games this summer. Senior detention ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2012 16:10:00

Break-in at Ellis County SPCA under investigation

Waxahachie – The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the Burglary of a Building reported by the Ellis County SPCA on Oct. 9. The incident occurred ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2012 16:10:00

Coming soon to a highway near you – ‘Left Lane For Passing Only’ signs; New signs will be placed on highways with 75 mph or higher speed limits

AUSTIN— The Texas Department of Transportation is installing additional “Left Lane forPassing Only” signs on all highways with a speed limit of 75 mph or ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2012 16:09:00

Monthly Sales Tax Revenue up 11.6 %

AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced today that state sales tax revenue in September was $1.96 billion, up 11.6 percent compared to September 2011. “Continued ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2012 16:07:00

Gallery: Wilmer Pioneer Day 2012

To view the gallery click the images on the right. ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2012 16:04:00

Jon’s Vu: Where’s the money?

I keep hearing the people in the Middle East trying to kill American diplomats who are in those countries trying to save the people from ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2012 16:04:00

Simply Speaking: The ballot box

Let’s see now, we’ll soon find ourselves at the ballot box once again, this time to cast our Presidential Vote either for an incumbent who, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2012 16:03:00

Labels or lies?

“Racist!” It was only a matter of time before some retromingent white liberal talking head pronounced that anyone not supporting Barack Hussein Obama must be holding ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2012 16:03:00

Constitutional Thinking: Changing up our houses

An old song by Neil Sedaka had a line in it that is appropriate in today’s climate: “rise and shine, your dreaming’s through, waking up ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2012 16:02:00

You are the salt of the earth

“You are the salt of the earth; “but if the salt loses it flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2012 16:02:00

Wake up America

Part 3 The church expects a blessing from God while they yet continue in willful sin and disobedience to God. When the blessing that was sought ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2012 16:01:00

Out to Pastor: Cashing in on a cashless society

I am the kind of person that likes to do business with cash on the barrelhead. I do not like credit because it has a ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2012 16:00:00

IMPACT Waxahachie thanks participants

IMPACT Waxahachie would like to thank those who participated in the Saturday, Sept. 29 Prescription Drug Take Back Event. They had an extremely successful event, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2012 15:59:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents Oct. 8 – 10 Expired Driver’s License and No Insurance on Ferris Road and Stainback Road, Red Oak. W/M was arrested.  Animal Bite in the 4500 block ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2012 15:59:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests  Oct. 8-13 Angela  C Vanhooser, w/f, 27, Wilmer PD x3 Juan J Moreno, w/m, 46, Wilmer PD x2 Savannah N Gregory, w/f, 20, Mesquite Kaufman County Tyler Shay Burnett, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2012 15:58:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 1 - 8 Eric R. Wolf, 23, aggravated assault causes bodily injuries Nicholas S. Aguilar, 24, driving while license invalid, failure to appear Kathy M. Sandoval, 24, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2012 15:57:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 9-14 David Steinmann, w/m, 33, warrant arrest Jose Luis Perez, h/m, 17, warrant arrest Crystal Rodriquez, h/f, 34, warrant arrest ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2012 15:57:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Oct. 8-14 Accident minor 1 Assist other agency 1 Burglar alarm residence days 6 Burglar alarm rsdnc nights 1 City ordinance violation 1 Disturbance 1 Follow up report 2 House check 6 Meet complainant ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2012 15:53:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 7-13 John W. Powers, 25, Midlothian PD warrant, possession of drug paraphernalia, Midlothian PD warrant, public intoxication Sean M. Townes, 42, driving while intoxicated Jose T. Villarreal, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2012 15:53:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Oct 8-12 Johnny Arteaga, 51, theft class c less than $50 Veronica Camargo, 28, burglary of building Brian Hart, 31, burglary of building Billy Young, 28, traffic arrest Karen Littlejohn, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2012 15:52:00

Featured fugitive reward increases to $15,000 Sex Offender has been on the run since 2001

Submitted by the Texas Department of Public Safety AUSTIN – The reward for Reginald O’Keith Williams, 43, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2012 15:49:00

TOP GUN SECURITY

Captain Adam C. Hanna drove his fighter Jet Security Vehicle from Houston to participate in the U.S. Small Arms Training School’s - L.E.O. Dignitary Protection ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2012 15:48:00

General Election polling places

The General Election polling places listed below will be open: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6 for voting to elect Members of Congress, Members ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2012 15:44:00

Hawks come up inches short

RED OAK - If you missed Friday night’s football game against Ennis on Friday, Oct. 12, you missed one of the most exciting games in ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2012 15:44:00

Lady Hawks serve up Aces

RED OAK - The Lady Hawks traveled to Arlington and wasted no time with Sequin defeating them in three straight games.  They then returned home to ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2012 15:42:00

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: Ferris Independent School District

Published in The Ellis County Press two  times on Thursday, Oct. 18 & 25, 2012 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Ferris Independent School District is seeking competitive proposals ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2012 15:41:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: THE STORAGE PLACE

Published in The Ellis County Press two  times on Thursday, Oct. 18 & 25, 2012  NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE THE STORAGE PLACE, pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas Property ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2012 15:40:00

Down Range: Shooting Tips and Events

This week I interviewed Gavin Satterfield, owner of Texas Hydro Coating.  This is a unique way of personalizing your firearm.  Gavin relayed that Hydro coating is ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/20/2012 15:39:00

Police investigate abandoned child

FERRIS - A 36-year-old Ferris woman was arrested and charged with abandoning or endangering a child by placing a child younger than 15 in imminent ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 23:02:00

Dylyn Reed Richards indicted for police officers death

WAXHACHIE –  On Oct. 3, an Ellis County Grand Jury indicted 24 year-old Dylyn Reed Richards, of Venus, for the offense of intoxication manslaughter, causing ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 23:01:00

Meals-on-Wheels Celebrates 35th Anniversary with Giving Campaign; '35 Days for 35 Years' to Help Seniors in Need

Thirty-five years ago, in 1977, United States population reached 216 million.  Farrah Fawcett was skate boarding into the hearts of every red-blooded American boy and the ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 23:00:00

Commissioners discuss indigent health care solution

WAXAHACHIE - The Ellis County Commissioners Court on Monday heard from David Anderson, CEO of Ennis Regional Hospital, Jay Fox, CEO of Baylor Hospital Waxahachie ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 22:59:00

From One Generation to the Next

At the Ellis County Life Chain on Sunday, Oct. 7,  Ned Deemer and his son worked together to present a message supporting the lives of ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 22:54:00

Gallery: Ferris Pioneer Day 2012

To view the gallery click the images on the right. ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 22:47:00

Jon's Vu: Gaff!

You have been had! Do you know what a gaff is?  It is a long pole with a big hook on the end it is used ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 22:47:00

Simply Speaking: Traditional Americans

Baseball, hotdogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet; what could be more appealing to traditional Americans? Perhaps slipping in a Ford 150 or Dodge Ram in place ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 22:46:00

Your medical records in 'the cloud'

In the good old days when you went to see a new doctor you spent hours filling out forms and signed a release. Then it ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 22:46:00

Constitutional Thinking: Understanding the hidden agenda

Part 2 In the recent Presidential Debates, both candidates told you what they wanted you to hear. They forgot to cover the real issues: no mention ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 22:45:00

What God has given to us as sons

God says, ‘why don’t you look to the word that I’ve given to you as sons?’ ‘I have not given you a spirit of fear ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 22:44:00

Wake up America

Part 3 To the Church “Now The Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 22:43:00

Kundalini is a counterfeit Holy Spirit

Submitted by Geri McGhee “North America is being introduced to a counterfeit Holy Spirit. Its name is Kundalini. It has its own sound, dancing movements and ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 22:43:00

Out to Pastor: 'Early to bed and early to rise,' hasn't really worked for me

My father was not what you would call a literate person. Apart from the Bible, he did not read much of anything else on a ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 19:56:00

WHS Jazz Band members enjoy great success at Region Auditions

Submitted by Nicole Mansell Seventeen WHS Jazz Band students auditioned for the Region 20 Jazz Band Saturday, Sept. 15.  Ten students earned a position in one of ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 19:55:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents Sept. 16 – Oct. 7 Burglary of a Vehicle in the 100 block of Ridgeway Drive, Red Oak.  Complainant reported someone broke into his vehicle last ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 19:55:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 1-7 Steven D. Gardner, w/m  47,Wilmer PD x4 Marvin Lee Williams, b/m, 29, Wilmer PD TCIC Melinda D Rivear, w/f, 33,Wilmer PD x3 Justo Renee Uvalle, w/m,44, fail ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 19:54:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 1 Oscar Nunez, h/m, 26, public intoxication ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 19:54:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Oct. 1 – 7 Traffic stops 8 Citations issued 4 Vacation house check 104 Business/building checks 216 Neighborhood checks 363 Total primary calls for service 27 Avg. unit rspns time 3 min ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 19:54:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Sept 30-Oct 6 Kristopher Bonner, 25, driving while intoxicated Charles J. Yarbro, 23, driving while intoxicated, Denton PD warrant Melissa K. Rockett, 36, Fort Worth PD warrant x2, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 19:53:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 2 – 7 Sidrick Davis, 35, driving while license invalid Melissa Lugo, 17, fail to id to peace officer Brandon Daigle, 34, intoxicated manslaughter w/vehicle Joshua Lee, 28, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 19:53:00

Nacogdoches man added to ‘Most Wanted’ Sex Offender list Fugitive has ties to Dallas area

Submitted by the Texas Department of Public Safety AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Jimmy Ray McMillan, 41, to the Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 19:51:00

Public Auction: Frank Prasifka and Sons

Published in the Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012  LEGAL NOTICE Frank Prasifka and Son’s will sell at Public Auction, vehicles that have ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 19:50:00

PUBLIC AUCTION: A-1 ABSOLUTE SELF STORAGE and LONG HORN SELF STORAGE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Oct. 4 and 11, 2012 A-1 ABSOLUTE SELF STORAGE and LONG HORN SELF STORAGE all formerly known ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 19:48:00

Hawks run over Mansfield Legacy 49-27

RED OAK - With temperatures around 80 degrees at pre-game and by halftime, around 60 with gusty North winds, the Hawks soared into Mansfield Independent ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 19:47:00

Red Oak Ravens punish Ennis

RED OAK - The Red Oak Ravens pounded the Ennis Lions 46-7 on Saturday, Oct. 6 in the lone Pee Wee football game in Red ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 19:46:00

Lady Hawks continue winning streak

RED OAK - The Lady Hawks volleyball team continued winning last week in District 15 4A.  On Tuesday, Oct. 2, they defeated Lancaster at home in ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 19:45:00

American Red Cross fire safety tips help to save lives Install smoke alarms and create a fire escape plan

Submitted article NORTH TEXAS — This October 7-13 the American Red Cross is helping families and businesses learn how to protect themselves and others from fires ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 19:44:00

Beekeepers Association offers 2nd annual youth beekeeping scholarship

Submitted article The art of beekeeping is being encouraged through a 2013 youth scholarship program.  The Metro Beekeepers Association is willing to work with young people to ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 19:44:00

District employees raise $16,000 for Education Foundation

Submitted article WAXAHACHIE - Waxahachie Independent School District Superintendent Thomas J. Collins recently presented a check for $16,231 to board members of the Education Foundation for ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 19:43:00

U.S. Senate urges communities, parents to fight teen Rx medicine abuse

Submitted article The U.S. Senate has passed a resolution naming October a National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month. CADCA and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) applaud ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 19:42:00

SAGU reaches 4th consecutive fall 2,000+ enrollment, HSGS/SDE records

Submitted by Christina Freeze Waxahachie - This fall, Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) achieved its fourth consecutive fall enrollment above 2,000 with 2,030 students.  Additionally, SAGU’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 19:42:00

2012 WHS Athletic Hall of Fame set for Oct. 18

Submitted article WAXAHACHIE - Board members of the Waxahachie High School Ex-Students’ Association invite you to attend the first annual WHS Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 19:41:00

Down Range: Shooting Tips and Events

Texas Hunters Education Training Certification Deer season is around the corner and this week I would like to talk about the Texas Hunters Education Training Certification ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 19:37:00

Milford native still in the fight despite war injuries

Sgt. James Mercure, USMC Submitted Article  AFGHANISTAN - “There was blood down my leg after I got shot.” Lance Cpl. Ethan Burk, a hazardous materials management coordinator, Marine ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:58:00

Police dog program presented to SAGU

Waxahachie – Southwestern Assembly of God University students learned about how law enforcement utilizes police service dogs during a presentation Sept. 27 by Ellis County ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:56:00

Ferris Newcomer Guide 2012

To view the Ferris Newcomer Guide click the link under "Attachments" to the right. ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:54:00

WELCOME TO FERRIS

Members of the Ferris Downtown Association, along with city officials, were on hand to celebrate the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting ceremony for Chances Are General ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:53:00

Prayer Garden donated

Submitted article Hutchins - A $3,500 Prayer Garden was under construction this past week at 509 Denton Street in Hutchins.  Pastor Kevin A. Norvell Sr of Little ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:50:00

Simply Speaking: The ‘Good Old Days”

Back in the “Good Old Days,” Saturday morning was the best morning of the whole week. Why? Well, because there was no school that day, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:49:00

Personal Finance: Money-saving open enrollment tips

Over the next few weeks, millions of Americans will receive their 2013 open enrollment materials. Although it’s tempting to simply check “same as last year,” ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:49:00

Dependency & Democracy

There’s an old saying out there to the effect that if you rob Peter to pay Paul, you can always count on the support of ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:48:00

Constitutional Thinking: Understanding the hidden agenda

Yes, there is a hidden agenda and it’s not your Grandpa’s agenda. If Americans understood it, the Second American Revolution would begin tomorrow. Since most ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:47:00

Deborah Herd Edwards

May 5, 1956 - Sept. 30, 2012 LANCASTER - Deborah Herd Edwards, 56 of Lancaster, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 in Lancaster.  She was born on ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:47:00

Elizabeth Ardovino

Sept. 18, 2012 FERRIS - Anne Brackin Ardovino, who grew up in Ferris, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 in Boerne, Texas. She was ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:46:00

What God has given to us as sons

Remember the word given to Saul? Namely this, that he would be changed into another man and would be numbered among the prophets. There was ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:45:00

Out to Pastor: My final last words, finally, well almost

If I heard it once, I have heard it a million times and this week was no exception. In fact, the words carelessly tumble from ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:44:00

Waxahachie Junior Service League donates to the WISD

The Waxahachie Junior Service League (WJSL) recently donated $2,600 to the Waxahachie Independent School District. This year, the WJSL donated $200 to each of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:43:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents Sept. 20 – 27 Burglary of a Vehicle in the 4000 block of Clancy Lane, Midlothian. Complainant reported his truck was burglarized sometime overnight. Theft in the ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:42:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Sept 23 – 30 Steven Dwayne Smith, b/m, 30, WPD x2 Sandra U Zuniga, w/f, 29, WPD x2, DPD x1 German Jr Contreras, h/m, 23, assault Arturo Hernandez-Aquino, h/f, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:42:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Sept 24 – Oct 1 Clement G. Bandy, 54, theft Sandra A Ogunleye, 51, theft greater than or equal to $50 but less than $500 Byron D. Davis, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:42:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 22 – 30 Juarez-Gutierrez, h/m, 23, public intoxication Renard Jamerson, b/m, 45, possession of stolen property Michael Oneal Bates, b/m, 36, bond forfeiture Josey Fought, w/f, 28, warrant, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:42:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Sept. 24 – 30 Traffic stops 9 Citations issued 3 Vacation house check 91 Business/building checks 285 Neighborhood checks 444 Total primary calls for service 39 Avg unit rspns time 4min/3sec Accident hit ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:41:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 23 – 29 Dauris M Roque, 32, driving while intoxicated Santiago C. Cervera, 27, Ellis County warrant, warrant arrest x2 Nichole C. Zamora, 27, DeSoto PD warrant, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:41:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 21 – 27 Stephanie L Houston, f, 37, driving while intoxicated Lester J Baker, m, 25, driving while intoxicated Twyla L Moore, f, 31, failure to identify ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:41:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Aug 18 – Oct 1 Evander Holbert, 21, b/m, possession of marijuana Robert Gamble, 20, b/m, possession of marijuana Marilyn Hallo, 51, b/f, Ferris PD warrants William Cordero, 21, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:40:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 24 – Oct. 4 Julio Gonzales, 30, theft class c under $50 Benjamin Rodriguez, 35, criminal trespass Bobby Conner, 53, hsc-possession controlled substance pg2-a less than 2 ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:40:00

Lancaster High School Culinary Arts students assist Celebrity Chefs

Submitted article Lancaster High School culinary arts students didn’t simply meet some of America’s most famous celebrity chefs recently, they worked alongside them. LHS Culinary Arts II ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:39:00

Reward offered for ‘Most Wanted’ Sex Offender from Floresville Fugitive also has ties to San Antonio

Submitted by The Texas Department of Public Safety AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Juan Jose Villa, 36, to the Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:38:00

Ferris Housing Authority Accepting Bids

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Oct. 4 and 11, 2012  The Ferris Housing Authority is accepting bids for lawn care service ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:37:00

PUBLIC AUCTION: A-1 ABSOLUTE SELF STORAGE and LONG HORN SELF STORAGE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Oct. 4 and 11, 2012 A-1 ABSOLUTE SELF STORAGE and LONG HORN SELF STORAGE all formerly known ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:34:00

Local teacher attends Humanities Texas Workshop

Submitted article FERRIS - A Ferris teacher participated in a free workshop on the U.S. Constitution organized by Humanities Texas on Wednesday, Sept. 12.   Charla O’Brien, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:33:00

Down Range: Shooting Tips and Events

This week I would like to talk about Cowboy Action Shooting (CAS) which has become a nationwide shooting sport. This sport is a family friendly ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:30:00

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