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Former NFL player inspires students

FERRIS - The Ferris Independent School District Police Department and the Ferris Junior High School spent the week of Oct. 23 celebrating Red Ribbon Week.  Red ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:24:00

Dauben guilty, sentenced in Ellis County, goes to trial Navarro County on 3 charges

WAXAHACHIE – The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office will transfer Joseph “Joey” Dauben, 31, to Navarro County, where he will await his trial on three counts ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:23:00

Lancaster gives Quaker Oats $35M incentive deal; Tax breaks given for distribution warehouse employing 85 jobs

LANCASTER - Lancaster city council unanimously approved an economic incentive agreement financial incentives for the $35 million Quaker Sales & Distribution Inc. warehouse has landed ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:21:00

Midlothian plants air pollution high enough to cause health problems

MIDLOTHIAN - Air pollution from Midlothian’s big industrial plants has been high enough at times to cause health problems, especially for people with asthma, states ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:19:00

Safety tips for holiday shopping

Sheriff Johnny Brown972-825-4901 Waxahachie – With it being the holidays, we are all joyful.  However, those good feelings can make it easier to be victimized. Thieves rely ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:18:00

Ferris well represented at WOF tryouts; Lori Perkins first person called

JIM WESTFirst Person Accountjrwest901@gmail.com   Gimme an F. I sometimes play Wheel Of Fortune at a local club with some friends.  We had heard that the WOF tryouts were ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:17:00

State sends $612 Million to local governments

AUSTIN —  Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said  state sales tax revenue in October was $2.03 billion, up 8.2 percent compared to October 2011. “The state’s growth ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:16:00

SAGU makes DMN Top 100 Workplaces for 2nd consecutive year

Waxahachie – Southwestern Assemblies God University ranked 13th in midsize companies in The Dallas Morning News’ Top 100 Workplaces in DFWon Sunday, Nov. 11. SAGU President ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:15:00

Letters to the Editor: The lame duck congress and the ‘fiscal cliff’

The election is over, the duped-Americans have had their say; the dumb masses have reelected President Obama and a democrat Senate, although the republicans retained ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:14:00

Letters to the Editor: School project help

Hello, this is Alfredo from Goff Junior High School from Pawtucket, RI and I’m a 7th grader. We are doing a project for geography and it ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:14:00

Guest Editorial: Thanksgiving: So much to be thankful for

Bryan GoldenInfo@BryanGolden.com  Thanksgiving is much more than a big meal with family and friends. It’s a time to reflect on, and be thankful for, all of ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:13:00

Simply Speaking: We should be accustomed by now

Maybe we should be accustomed to it by now, but the just-completed election has really set us back on our heels. If you’re like me, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:13:00

Constitutional Thinking: Is the Constitution leaving D.C.

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of the year. It tends to bring us all back toward true American values. Beyond friends, family and food, it ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:12:00

A broad way and a sandy foundation

“Hurricane Sandy” is a Warning of building our lives on sand in this land! Lord, have mercy on us and open the heavens that we may ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:11:00

The decline of a great nation

President Obama or Gov. Romney, Democrats or Republicans, have never been and never will be our hope.  The Lord is our hope and will offer help ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:11:00

Out to Pastor: Something old and something deliciously new

Originally written Nov. 6, 2010 Nobody hates change more than Yours Truly. I do not even like change jingling in my trouser pocket. After all, I ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:09:00

Top 5 Thanksgiving injuries; Here are some tips to prevent them

• Burns  Avoid wearing lose clothes. A dangling sleeve can easily catch fire.  Make ovens a “Kid Free Zone”   Keep pot handles toward the back burners to ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:09:00

Serving Country: James R. Mayes

RED OAK - Air Force Airman 1st Class James R. Mayes has graduated from the Cryptologic Linguist Specialist Course at the Defense Language Institute, Foreign ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:08:00

Serving Country: Ryan A. Hughes

ENNIS - Army Pvt. Ryan A. Hughes has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Hughes is the son of Emalee Wilcox ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:08:00

Serving Country: Ashley S. Hawkins

WAXAHACHIE - Army National Guard Pvt. Ashley S. Hawkins has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:07:00

Serving Country: Robert Flores

FERRIS - Army Pvt. Robert Flores has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:06:00

Serving Country: Robert L. Benavides

WAXAHACHIE - Army Pvt. Robert L. Benavides has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:06:00

Serving Country: Tommy J. Beldin

RICE - Air Force Airman Tommy J. Beldin graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:05:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents Nov. 9 – 18 Stolen Vehicle in the 1000 block of North Highway 342, Red Oak. Complainant heard someone drive his 4-wheeler off their property.  Burglary of ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:04:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 12-15 Patrice Green, b/f, 38, Wilmer PD x2, Dallas PD x1 Fate Warren, w/m, 40, Wilmer PD x3 Brian O Hines, b/m, 27, Wilmer PD x2 Joseph Weldon ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:04:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 12-19 Larry G. Hunter, 20, driving while license suspended, failure to appear Michael G. Spain, 19, possession of a controlled substance PG1 less than 1 gram Nicole ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:03:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Nov. 12-18 Traffic stops 16 Citations issued 11 Vacation house checks 46 Business/building cks 225 Neighborhood checks 381 Assist other agency 3 Backup officer 1 Burglar alarm business nights 2 Burglar alarm residence days ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:03:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 11-17 Alex R. Stone, 46, Waxahachie PD warrant, speeding, Waxahachie PD warrant, city ordinance high grass, Waxahachie PD warrant, city ordinance junk vehicle, Johnson County ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:03:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 9-15 Tara L Freeney, m, 35, Glenn Heights warrants Shaneeka R Hawkins, f, 42, driving while intoxicated, possession marijuana Jim MBuckner, m, 31, driving while intoxicated Terran Carter, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:02:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 13-16 Joey Sanchez, 24, traffic arrest Jennifer Rose, 39, theft greater than =$50 less than $500 Mitzi Hill, 21, arson Scott Dlabaj, 49, possession controlled substance PG1 less ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:02:00

Texas Department of Agriculture awards $225,000 to DPS for Operation Drawbridge Expansion

Submitted article SAN ANTONIO — Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw and Public Safety Commission (PSC) Chair Cynthia Leon today joined Agriculture Commissioner ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 17:00:00

Serving Country: Aaron A. Phillips

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

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 16:58:00

Down Range: Shooting Tips and Events

This week I spoke with Matt Dufrene, a resident of Ellis County who brought up the fact that he recently purchased some rifle magazines for ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2012 16:56:00

‘Rick, we thank you for your service’

Waxahachie – After more than 30 years in law enforcement, the last several with the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, Rick White has retired.  During his tenure ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/15/2012 19:24:00

Wayne McCollum Detention Center: Inmate population available online

Waxahachie – The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office announces a new service to the public. Effective immediately, the publicly releasable information on the inmate population at Wayne ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/15/2012 19:19:00

THERE’S A NEW SUBWAY IN TOWN

Members of the Ferris Downtown Association, along with Ferris city officials, participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday, Nov. 12. Partner Glen Smith does the ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/15/2012 19:19:00

Sgt. McGee graduates 108th School of Police Supervision

Waxahachie – Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Bryan McGee graduated Oct. 26 as a member of the 108th School of Police Supervision at the Institute ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/15/2012 19:13:00

Down Range: Shooting Tips and Events

Let’s review the difference of price and types of rifle scopes. When speaking of typical hunting scopes, I am often asked what is the main ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/15/2012 19:12:00

Guest Editorial: Can you challenge the IRS when they keep your refund

The IRS can keep your refund in many situations. One of the instances of keeping your refund is if you owe back taxes. They can ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/15/2012 19:11:00

Guest Editorial: A new America?

With any election comes election results in which a certain number of Americans are displeased.  Our election process, flawed as it may be at times, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/15/2012 19:11:00

Simply Speaking: Yankees are just Yankees

Yankees from New England, the Rust Belt States (Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa), the Fruit and Nut States (California, Oregon, Washington State), plus certain ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/15/2012 19:02:00

Constitutional Thinking: Insanity rolls on

America doesn’t have to wait for the Mayan calendar to run out. The end came a little early this cycle. While the headlines may announce, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/15/2012 19:02:00

Life should come with a warning sign

 When we reached debilitating places, as the land of Haran was for Terah, we must allow ourselves to need and to trust the people in ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/15/2012 19:01:00

The Christian’s world view

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/15/2012 19:01:00

Out to Pastor: Thou pollest too much, me thinks

Now that we have gotten past the recent elections, we can get back to life as normal. Of course, I am not sure what “normal” ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/15/2012 19:00:00

Mayor Knight elected TML North Central Texas Region President

Submitted article Lancaster – City of Lancaster Mayor Marcus E. Knight was recently elected Texas Municipal League (TML) Region 13 – North Central Texas Region President. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/15/2012 18:59:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents Nov. 5 – 8 Abandoned vehicle at I-35 Southbound at the 387 mile marker, Italy. Credit card abuse in the 100 block of Vanderbilt, Waxahachie. Fraudulent use of ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/15/2012 18:58:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests  Nov.5-11 Emilio Sanchez-Lopez, h/m, 26, Wilmer PD x2 Jeffrey A Burns, w/m, 20, Wilmer PD x1 Derek Lamb, b/m, 40, APOW Shane M Braley, w/m, 42, TCIC parole violation Mickey ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/15/2012 18:58:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 5-13 Larry G. Hunter, 20, driving while license suspended/invalid, failure to appear Patrick M. Reeves, 44, driving while license invalid, failure to appear Amanda K. Peters, 25, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/15/2012 18:58:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Nov 5-11 Mickey Montemayor, w/m, 41, warrant arrest Tometheus Bryant, b/m, 27, theft of firearm George James Johnson, w/m, 50, warrant arrest Mortin Prado Vela, h/m, 47, no drivers ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/15/2012 18:57:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Nov. 5-12 Traffic stops 4 Citations issued 2 Vacation house checks 92 Business/building cks 253 Neighborhood checks 484 Accident minor 2 Administrative duties 1 Animal bite/call 1 Animal hazard 1 Animal loose 1 Assist other agency ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/15/2012 18:56:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 4-10 Christyal S. Hubbard, 26, Dallas PD warrant, no operators license, Dallas PD warrant, failure to maintain responsibility, Grand Prairie PD warrant possession of open ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/15/2012 18:56:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 2-5 Constance McKeever, f, 41, driving while intoxicated Gilbert Roberts, m, 39, assault bodily injury family violence Jeffrey Runyon, m, 23, Glenn Heights PD warrants Willie Burks, m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/15/2012 18:55:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 3 - 11 Rodolfo Garcia, 48 w/m, public intoxication Dantoine Smith, 24, b/m, Ferris warrants x2 Mickey Montemayor, 41, w/m, Ferris PD, Wilmer PD & Dallas PD ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/15/2012 18:55:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 6-13 Jorge Rosales, 48, out of town warrant Stephanie Owen, 23, theft under $50 w/previous conviction Miguel Garcia, 27, no drivers license, failed to maintain financial responsibility Mario ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/15/2012 18:54:00

Ennis resident qualifies for Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

Submitted article LAS VEGAS - For the the past 27 years, Las Vegas has gone country for 10 days in December as the city hosts the ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/15/2012 18:54:00

Hastings Entertainment donates to Waxahachie ISD’s Drop Everything and Read Program

Submitted article WAXAHACHIE - Each year Hastings Entertainment shows support for the Waxahachie Independent School District Partners in Education program through their Hastings literacy fund.  These funds ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/15/2012 18:52:00

A Salute to Veterans ...

A list of articles saluting veterans ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:48:00

Veterans’ Day Events

Nov. 9 - 12 2 Full Days of Military vehicles and Displays   Friday, Nov. 9 Enjoy a few mugs at the Pub for “Oktoberfest,” College Street Pub, 5 ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:53:00

Marine runs in the family, Ooh Rah!

LCpl J. J. O’Connor USMC  2009 (Son - Pictured Left) - Cpl Tim O’Connor USMC 1961 -65 (Father - Pictured Right)  ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:51:00

Timeline of My Service in the Navy

Submitted by Rex Carter Above is a Timeline of My Service in the Navy, which was recently honored by the dedication of the plaque. The dedication ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:51:00

Veterans’ Day 2012: Freedom isn’t free, somebody has to fight to keep our freedom

List of American Wars/Conflicts Source: Wikipedia.com   American Revolutionary  War 1774 – 1783 Northwest Indian War 1785 – 1795 Franco-American War 1798 – 1800 Barbary Coast War 1801 – 1805 Tecumseh’s War 1811 War ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:49:00

Motorist’s car hit by several shots on I-35

WAXAHACHIE - The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Friday, Nov. 2 shooting.  Deputies responded to the lobby of Super 8 Motel around 3:15 a.m., ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:45:00

Stolen vehicle leads to arrest

WAXAHACHIE - A reported  stolen vehicle resulted the  apprehension of a suspect Wednesday, Oct. 31. Ellis County Sheriff’s Office and several agencies responded in arresting the ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:44:00

Local pop star unveils brand-new album

ENNIS – This week, independent record label Tate Music Group announced the release of pop sensation David Bauman’s new album titled “Loving You.”  David Bauman’s love ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:42:00

Marcela Sanchez enrolls at Wayne State University

DETROIT, MI  - Marcela Sanchez of Waxahachie is among the 4,870 new students who have enrolled at Wayne State University for the fall 2012 semester. “We’re ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:41:00

SAGU student receives 2013 UPS scholarship

Submitted article Waxahachie - Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) senior Tessa Tobar will receive a $2,400 UPS Scholarship provided through the ICUT Foundation. Tobar is ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:40:00

Master Gardener: November Herb of the Month: Pumpkins

Submitted by Master Gardener Yes, I know pumpkins are not classified as an herb but the definition of an herb is “a useful plant”. No doubt ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:39:00

Guest Editorial: Informed citizens are the ultimate source of power

An informed citizen is the ultimate source of power in a democratic government, which is why Texas’ governmental entities are required to print notices of ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:36:00

Personal Finance: Government proposes simplified mortgage disclosure forms

No doubt many wannabe first-time homebuyers have been sitting on the sidelines of the volatile housing market, unsure when or how to enter the game.  If ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:36:00

Simply Speaking: Prior to the Election...

By the time this week’s version of The Ellis County Press hits the streets, we should all know the outcome of the 2012 Presidential Election. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:35:00

Constitutional Thinking: Start a local awakening

No matter who wins the Presidential race, local decisions will ultimately determine the long term directions of our country. The campaign has uncovered a lot ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:34:00

Life should come with a warning sign

One of the most overlooked stories in the Bible involves the father of our great father in the faith, Abraham. He experienced a painful loss ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:34:00

A proclamation by the President of the United States!

By the President of the United States of America:  A Proclamation For a Day of National Humiliation Fasting and Prayer! Whereas, the Senate of the United States, devoutly ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:33:00

Out to Pastor Free is as free gives and I don’t like free, usually

I am not the kind of person looking for a handout or anything free. When somebody offers me something free, I know there is a ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:32:00

Serving in the Confederate States of America: Civil War (April 12, 1861 – May 9, 1865) - Referred to as the ‘Northern Aggression against the South’

John Marion Watson  1829-1904 Enlisted in Company I 3rd Regiment Texas Infantry (Luckett’s 1st Infantry), also served as a 1st Lieutenant in Walker’s Texas Division CSA aka ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:26:00

Don’t fall for phony IRS websites

Submitted article DALLAS  - The Internal Revenue Service is issuing a warning about a new tax scam that uses a website mimicing the IRS e-Services online ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:25:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents Oct. 29 – Nov. 4 Burglary Investigation in the 1900 block of Farm to Market Road 664, Ferris. Complainant reported their residence was broken into and ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:25:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 29-Nov. 4 Candido A Medrano, h/m, 24, Wilmer PD x2 Nathaniel Ratcliff, b/m, 49, Wilmer PD x2 Linda Marie Mellott, w/f, 52, assault Jon C Lewis, w/m, 35, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:24:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 29-Nov. 5 Janie Alvarez-Dias, 22, public intoxication, failure to appear Antonio T. Moreno, 22, no drivers license, motor vehicle inspection violation, failure to appear Tommy J. Evans, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:22:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrest Nov. 1 Richard Delacruz, h/m, 48, warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:20:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Oct. 29-Nov. 5 911 hang-up 1 Animal bite 1 Animal loose 1 Assault report 1 Assist other agency 4 Burglar alarm business nights 1 Burglar alarm residence days 3 Burglar alarm residence nights ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:20:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests  Oct. 28-Nov. 3 Brandyn E. Frederick, 17, possession marijuana less than 2 oz drug free zone Brandon J. Davis, 31, public intoxication, Mansfield PD warrant disregard traffic ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:20:00

Hutchins Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 1-31 Leonard Demont Bisor, Dallas PD warrant- failure to present drivers license, Dallas PD warrant-driving while license invalid, Dallas PD warrant- speeding, Dallas PD warrant-failure ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:19:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 26-Nov. 1 Antone Teague, m, 23, Glenn Heights PD warrants Mathew Follis, m, 35, Glenn Heights PD warrants William Lee, m, 64, DWI/UCW Raymond Hernandez, m, 33, assault Quinte ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:19:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 30-Nov.2 Jianjia Wang, 50,traffic arrest Leanna Hollingsworth, 18, criminal trespass Juany Villarreal, 26, driving while license invalid, failed to maintain financial responsibility Stephanie Nathan, 28, out of town ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:18:00

Ellis County collection site opens to receive gift-filled shoe boxes; Residents join Operation Christmas Child

Submitted article RED OAK - While most people in the U.S. are preparing for holiday activities, Ellis County volunteers with Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:17:00

Mind the gap: Supplemental insurance will cover what Medicare doesn’t

BOB MOOSSouthwest public affairs officer for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Every day, another 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 and qualify for Medicare. As ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:17:00

Ashworth College upgrades Veterinary Assistant Training Program

Submitted article PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. - Ashworth College recently rolled out content revisions to its online Veterinary Assistant Training program. The within the revised course, students will ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:12:00

ROPWFA host 2012 Super Bowl

RED OAK - After last Saturday’s pee wee football games, the matches are set for the area Super Bowl games.  Red Oak’s league will have a ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:10:00

Lady Hawks volleyball team

Lady Hawks volleyball team pose for a group shot. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:09:00

Hawks clinch playoff spot

Source: Dallas Morning News WAXAHACHIE - Red Oak built a 21 point lead early in the second half and never allowed Waxahachie (5-4, 3-3) back within ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:08:00

NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Estate of Imogene H. Dawson

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:06:00

City of Wilmer: Public Hearing

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 Public Hearing In accordance with Texas Tax Code, Chapter 312 et. Seq. the City ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:04:00

TxDOT NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: PROPOSED FM 664 WIDENING

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Nov. 8 & 29, 2012 TxDOT NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING PROPOSED FM 664 WIDENING FROM US 287 TO ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:02:00

Down Range: Shooting Tips and Events

BREAKING NEWS: Oklahoma’s open-carry law took effect November 1st, 2012.  It allows the estimated 141,000 Oklahomans with a license to carry a concealed firearm to ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2012 23:02:00

Texas Country Reporter Festival big hit

WAXAHACHIE - An estimated 5,000 fans attended the 17th annual Texas Country Reporter Festival held Saturday, Oct. 27. Staged around historic courthouse square in downtown Waxahachie, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2012 16:17:00

Weapons scare causes lockdown; Lancaster High School administrators received a tip alleging there was a weapon on campus

Lancaster – The Lancaster ISD Communications Department released the following statement on Tuesday, Oct. 23: “This afternoon, Lancaster High School administrators received a tip alleging there ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2012 16:17:00

Collection site opens to receive gift-filled shoe boxes

RED OAK — While most people in the U.S. are preparing for holiday activities, Red Oak volunteers with Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas project ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2012 16:16:00

Congressman Joe Barton receives Tax Fighter Award

WASHINGTON D.C. – The National Tax Limitation Committee has honored Congressman Joe Barton with its 112th Congress “Tax Fighter Award.”   NTLC President Lewis K. Uhler ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2012 16:15:00

U.S. Small Arms Training School: Patrol Rifle Instructor School

The U.S. Small Arms Training School Instructed a Patrol Rifle Instructor School hosted at the Red Oak Police Department. Personnel from the Department of Defense, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2012 16:14:00

Kevin Liptak graduates as valedictorian

Submitted article RED OAK - Kevin Mark Liptak graduated valedictorian on Friday, Aug. 24 from the Aggreko SelecTech Program at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2012 16:13:00

Down Range: Shooting Tips and Events

This week I would like to discuss the word “tactical.” Merchants across the world are making a fortune selling items that have the word “tactical” ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2012 16:13:00

Jon's Vu: The Double R

When I was very young a number of people tried to raise me.  All had the firm belief a young boy who had no directed job ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2012 16:12:00

Personal Finance: When seniors need financial assistance

When the last national census was taken in 2010, 48 percent of the population was classified as poor or low-income (earning less than 200 percent ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2012 16:10:00

Simply Speaking: May I borrow your red crayon?

It’s been all over the various news outlets as to how the voting tally will wash out in the 48, no, in the 57, correction; ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2012 16:10:00

Constitutional Thinking: Fear leads to fog

One of the biggest problems in America today is that we are living in fear. This has been particularly evident since the 9-11, an event ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2012 16:09:00

Where are you getting your information? From the Tree of Life or from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil?

I believe that the Lord is shifting our prayer to come up a bit higher and begin to look down on all the negative news ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2012 16:08:00

Out to Pastor: Get me to the airport on time

I was off to the airport on another trip. I started out early, arrived at the airport on time but when I arrived the plane ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2012 16:06:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents Oct. 22 – 28 Criminal Mischief in the 100 block of Barbara Way, Waxahachie.   Criminal Mischief in the 5100 block of Carlton Parkway, Waxahachie.  Meet Complainant. Warrant Service ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2012 16:06:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 21-28 Bloteh Allison, b/m, WPD x2 Jimmy Shepherd, b/m, assault Roger Javk Ly, a/m, TCIC/NCIC Harris County Pietro Giuseppe Elina, w/m, WPD warrants x2 Jose J Vera, w/m, WPD ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2012 16:05:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 15 - 22 Elizabeth B. Hadlock, 50, speeding, failure to appear April R. Waskom, 19, theft of property greater than $50 less than $500 Luis M. Ovalle, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2012 16:05:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 25-27 Larry Echols, b/m, 60, public intoxication Danny Swan, b/m, 22, possession of firearms by felon ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2012 16:04:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Oct 22-28 911 hang-up 1 Assault report 1 Assist other agency 3 Backup officer 1 Burglar alarm business days 1 Burglar alarm residence nights 1 Disturbance domestic 1 Meet complainant 4 Message delivery 1 Motorist ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2012 16:04:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 21-27 Matthew A. Mercado, 20, driving under the influence –minor Keith Murden, 41, driving while intoxicated Richard R. Peaney, 46, Midlothian PD warrant, parent contributing to non-attendance, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2012 16:04:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 19-25 Ashley Tibbett , f, 25, DWI Jasmine Barnes, f, 23, Evading/false or fictitious LP/DeSoto PD warrants, Dallas PD warrant Jorge Gallgeos, m, 27, assault by contact ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2012 16:03:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 3 – 30 Ramon Covarrubias, 43, w/m, Ferris PD warrant Tyler Davis, 17, w/m, minor under influence Martin Munoz, 20, w/m, no driver license, driving under the ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2012 16:03:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 22-30 Edna Foley, 34, driving while license invalid enhanced, out of town warrants Richard Davis, 53, possession drug paraphernalia Christopher Davis, 51, possession controlled substance PG1 less ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2012 16:02:00

Life School Senior Named Semifinalist in National Scholarship Program; Red Oak Secondary’s Averil Royal among 1,600 competing for $2.5 million

RED OAK – Life School, a leading North Texas charter school serving more than 4,000 students, announced today that Averil E. Royal, a high school ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2012 16:01:00

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: 11/02/2012 16:00:00

SAGU restructures colleges, announces new dean

Submitted by Christina FreezeSAGU Public Relations Coordinator Waxahachie - Southwestern Assemblies of God University announced plans to restructure its two academic colleges, the College of Bible ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2012 15:59:00

Lady Hawks Annual Co-Ed Tournament Triples in size

RED OAK - Last year, the Red Oak Baseball Softball Booster Club held their first Fundraiser tournament that saw only four teams enter.  Fast forward one ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2012 15:55:00

Red Oak Hawks top sports headlines in DFW

RED OAK - Any time a highly ranked team, let alone the #2 team in the state shows up to play in your house, you’re ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/02/2012 15:53:00

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: 11/02/2012 15:35:00

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