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Walmart theft lands man in prison

WAXAHACHIE - A 60-year-old man from Waxahachie was found guilty of Theft Under $1,500 with two or more prior convictions by an Ellis County Jury ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/23/2012 17:38:00

Jon’s Vu: Fire storm?

Picture our president walking through the cow pasture, he steps in something sticky, smelly and can’t shake it off his expensive shoes. Not a pretty ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/23/2012 17:38:00

Simply Speaking: Bumper stickers

I’m into bumper stickers. I attach them to my rear bumper, of course, even onto my Chevy pickup’s back glass, use extras as bookmarks, or ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/23/2012 17:38:00

Michelle Obama’s school cafeteria

Progressives – that’s the nom du jour preferred by Marxists/socialists these days – are always carping about conservatives and how conservatives want to tell everyone ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/23/2012 17:37:00

Constitutional Thinking: Our educational disaster

American parents are still resisting a well documented fact – our school system is helping destroy our Republic. It is not failing. It is doing ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/23/2012 17:37:00

Body armor for the culture war

We’ve heard for years that we’re in the middle of a “culture war.”  A culture war, unlike a civil war, is not fought with guns and ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/23/2012 17:36:00

Anybody have a day to spare?

During the last political election cycle, we were promised change but I have not seen any of it, especially in my pants pocket. Then something wonderful ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/23/2012 17:35:00

Texas A&M students honored on Honor Roll

Submitted article Ellis & Dallas County - Texas A&M University-Kingsville has released the names of the students who made the Honor Roll for the spring 2011 ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/23/2012 17:35:00

Midlothian seniors sign letters of intent

Midlothian Seniors Aizia Azarcon, Mackenzie Grier, Alec Humphreys and Savannah Valderas recently signed their Letters of Intent to continue competing in their respective sports at ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/23/2012 17:31:00

Alzheimer’s: A common form of dementia

Submitted by Rita Hodges (County Extension Agent) Throughout recorded human history, many names have been given to what we now know as dementia, the most common ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/23/2012 17:30:00

Lady Cubs take a chunk out of the Wildcats

Article from midlothian-isd.net MIDLOTHIAN - On Sunday, Feb. 12 the Lady Cubs defeated the Walnut Grove Wildcats 29-12.  The Lady Cubs played a great game and it ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/23/2012 17:30:00

WHS student named to All State Academic Team

submitted article WAXAHACHIE - Waxahachie High School senior and football player, Justin Fox, was recently named to the Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) All-State Academic ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/23/2012 17:29:00

ROBSA hosts 1st annual Co-Ed Softball Tournament

RED OAK - The Red Oak Baseball Softball Association (ROBSA) is hosting its 1st annual fundraising Co-Ed Softball tournament and Home Run derby competition on ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/23/2012 17:28:00

Red Oak picks up district wins

RED OAK - The Red Oak Hawks varsity soccer team picked up two district wins last week.  The first came on Tuesday, Feb. 14 as they ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/23/2012 17:25:00

Ellis County Marriages

Feb.10-16 Bobby Ray Burkes and Sarah De’an Romero Charles Edwin Cooper and Tracey Alane Elliott Dane Allen Knot and Ashley Lynne Wilson Jeffery Alan Kuhn and Patricia Ann Garcia John ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/23/2012 17:25:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Arrests Feb. 17 Mitchell Anderson, 22, w/m, possession of controlled substance 28 Grams, prohibited weapon switchblade/knuckle Travis Manning, 36, w/m, sexual assault of a child Incidents AVALON Jan. 28 Deadly conduct discharge ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/23/2012 17:24:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Feb 13 - 19 Jarquis D. Jackson, b/m, 19, Dallas Sheriff Office tcic x2 Tyrone Robinson, b/m, 34, WPD x2 Michaell D Nelson, b/f, 27, WPD x3 DSO Tasha ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/23/2012 17:24:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Feb 14 - 17 Seth R Mitchek, assault Alexander G Mitcheck, assault Adriana L Herrera, theft greater than $50 but less than $500 Elias Sauceda, no insurance James R Wrinkle, ... Full story

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

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrest Feb 13 - 20 Tanner R. Hunt, 18, theft greater than $1,500 but less than $20k Eugenio Baultista-Nicacio, 23, duty on striking fixture Shaka M. Davis, 35, display ... Full story

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

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Feb. 13 – 19 Traffic stops 17 Citations issued 6 Vacation house check 123 Business/building cks 148 Neighborhood checks 332 Total primary calls for service 27 Avg. unit response time 3 min ... Full story

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

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 12 – 18 Robert W. Maxwell, 42, driving while license invalid w/ previous conviction/suspension, driving while intoxicated 3rd or more Dean C. Fussell, 40, Upshur County ... Full story

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

Lancaster Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 8 - Feb. 8 Floyd C. Collins, b/m, 28, Lancaster warrants Gleden Omar Santos, w/m, 38, Lancaster warrants Stefanie Gladys Williams, b/f, 28, warrant/dallas county sheriff office Anthony ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/23/2012 17:22:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Feb 10 - 16 Alvin Hall, m, 31, Glenn Heights PD warrants Jeffrey D Cornell, m, 41, driving while intoxicated Melissa A Connell, f, 47, possession of marijuana ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/23/2012 17:22:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Feb 15 - 20 Christina Garcia, 22, no driver’s license Fidel Torres, 31, public intoxication Ivonne Martinez, 21, possession of marijuana less than 2oz Joe Alvarado, 29, no driver’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/23/2012 17:21:00

DeSoto Police Reports

Arrests Feb 6 - 19 Michael Deway Garrett-williams, b/m, 22, warrant arrest-local charge Stephanie Nicole Bailey, b/f, 31, driving while license invalid Carlos Hernandez, w/m, 22, no driver’s license Damian ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/23/2012 17:21:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

Arrests Feb 6 - 12 Kanon Lee Higgs, b/m, 26, expired driver’s license Ivy Alexandria Brown, b/f, 20, theft greater than or equal to $50 but less than ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/23/2012 17:20:00

2 Red Oak students named to NSU Dean’s list

Submitted article RED OAK – Tara Chandler McKenney and Destiny Renae LaRue, both of Red Oak, were two out of 936 undergraduate students at Northwestern State ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/23/2012 17:20:00

Shackelford students take home trophies at Regional UIL Competition

Submitted article WAXAHACHIE - Students at Shackelford Elementary participated in the Regional Academic UIL competition in Ennis this past Saturday, Feb. 11. Students who competed at the ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/23/2012 17:19:00

8 WHS students named AP Scholars

Submitted article WAXAHACHIE - On Monday, Feb. 13, the Waxahachie Independent School District Board of Trustees recognized eight students who had been named Advanced Placement Scholars. ... Full story

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

Troy University announces Red Oak honor student

RED OAK - Red Oak student, Paige McMillan of Red Oak, was announced as one of Troy University’s honor students for fall semester, according to ... Full story

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

Home Country: A very cold Alaska

Submitted by Slim Randles As you read this there are dozens of men and women and hundreds of dogs crossing a very cold Alaska: more than ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/23/2012 17:14:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: THE STORAGE PLACE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Feb. 16 & 23, 2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE THE STORAGE PLACE, pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/23/2012 17:13:00

Notice to Creditors of THE ESTATE OF Linda Gail Wells – Deceased

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 Notice to Creditors of THE ESTATE OF Linda Gail Wells – Deceased Notice is ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/23/2012 17:12:00

NOTICE OF SALE OF PROPERTY

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Feb. 23 & Thursday, March 1, 2012 Notice of sale of property held for moving and ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/23/2012 16:33:00

Attention online subscribers!

ELLIS & DALLAS COUNTY - In an effort to provide you, our valuable readers, the most up-to-date quality news, our web team here at The ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/13/2012 20:30:00

Awards presented to Texas heroes

Submitted ArticleThe Public Safety Commission and Department of Public Safety Director Steven C. McCraw presented 30 awards for extraordinary demonstrations of heroism Thursday, Feb.16. Eleven ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 17:57:00

A night of love

TIFFANY HAMM (Special to The Ellis County Press) PALMER - “On a scale of one to 10, how would your spouse rate your overall appeal?” asked ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:55:00

9th annual Mardi Gras to be held this weekend

Submitted by Laurie Mosley (Director of Waxahachie CVB ) WAXAHACHIE - The 9th Annual Downtown Waxahachie Mardi Gras on the Square hosted by the College Street ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:53:00

Crime victim advocate to host open house

DeSOTO - Author and Crime Victim Advocate Shirley Shepler is scheduled to kick off the whirlwind efforts of EcCare Health Centers’ Crime Victim Medicine. Not ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:52:00

Simply Speaking: General Elections

It’s beginning to look like Texas might have to really get on the stick in order to hold its primary elections prior to possibly the ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:52:00

Letters to the Editor: Obama’s vicious assault on religion is no surprise!

Rick Santorum has not been my favorite candidate for the White House, but I am absolutely thrilled that the former Pennsylvania Senator benefitted from the ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:51:00

Lincoln’s birthday

February 12 is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. In many circles he’s venerated as one of the greatest American presidents; I don’t happen to share that opinion. In ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:50:00

Constitutional Thinking: Lost in the fog

The troubles facing our country didn’t just appear overnight.  Trouble has been brewing for years, often aided and abetted by our media. Unfortunately, the media culprits ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:50:00

Repentance should be preached ...

After 32 years of biblical study, I have not found one place in the words of Jesus Christ (Joshua) where he stated prosperity should be ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:49:00

Being clean or unclean should not be equated with sin but with ritual purity

Q. What does “unclean” mean in Leviticus 11? A. The concept of clean and unclean is a subject that is misunderstood at best by most believers. ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:35:00

New coach, but familiar faces

RED OAK - The Hawks varsity baseball Head Coach Jay Johnson may be new to Red Oak, but many of his players remain. The Hawks ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:34:00

Hawks JV make a comeback

RED OAK - The last few games have not been kind to the Hawks varsity team as they have lost their last three district games ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:29:00

Lions ride past #5 OLLU, 106-80

Source: Mark Warde Sports Information Director WAXAHACHIE - Four teams from Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) were in action over the weekend playing in seven ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:27:00

Ellis County Divorces

Feb. 3-6 Vickie Lynn Simpson vs. Tommy Clayton Simpson Jr.  Lisa J. Shuert vs. Stephen W. Shuert Willie Faye Rimmer vs. Melvin D. Rimmer Monica Jean Peterson vs. Thomas ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:26:00

Ellis County Marriages

Feb.3-9 Terry Bob Brinlee and Teresa Ellen Howie Tony Michael Mosley and Stephanie Michelle Jones Keith Alan Reynolds and Anita Lyn King Tony Lee Willis and Erin Gomez Luis Antonio ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:26:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Arrests Jail Listing for Feb.13  Jonathan Myrick, 27, w/m, driving while intoxicated. Alberto Martinez, 28, w/m, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:25:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Feb 7 - 10 Madiako Djimera, b/m, 31, WPD x2, Cedar Hill x2 Ignacio Hernandez, w/m, 17, burglary of building Keith O II Moten, b/m, 25, DPD x8, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:25:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Feb 7 - 13 Keona Lugh Haia Kanubbi, theft greater than or equal to $50 but less than $500 Clinton Collinsworth, possession of marijuana less than 2oz, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:24:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Feb 6 - 13 Frank C. Gonzales, 18, possession of marijuana less than or equal to 2oz drug free zone, unlicensed carry weapon, burglary of vehicle, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:24:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Feb 8 - 11 Jesus Mendez, h/m, 21, traffic violations John R Willars, w/m, 25, driving while license invalid ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:24:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Feb 6 - 12 Total primary calls for service 26 Avg unit response time 4min/57sec Traffic stops 22 Citations issued 8 Vacation house check 95 Business/building check 132 Neighborhood checks 271 Accident hit ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:23:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Feb 5 - 11 Tiffany L. Cansler, 28, driving while intoxicated Denzel J. Thompson, 20, Dallas PD warrant x3 Stephen A. Greeson, 23, no insurance Marcus W Gonzales, 18, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:23:00

Lancaster Police Reports

Arrests Jan 8 - Feb 5 Jason Lamon Agnew, b/m, 32, warrant arrest-local charge Rickey Earl Thomas, b/m, 51, public intoxication Larry Bailey, b/m, 25, warrant/lancaster  Zachary Dean Tatum-Edwards, b/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:23:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Feb 2 - 9 Jeffery Jerome Dozier, m, 24, Fleeing, driving while license invalid, warrant arrest, Desoto PD Gary Andrew Bailey, m, 30, driving while intoxicated Freddy Adan ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:23:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Feb 7 - 12 Adrian Williams, 36, b/m, Ferris PD warrants Alex Covarrubias, 21, w/m,, driving while license suspended Kaycee Hartley, 32, w/f, Hutchins PD warrant, Desoto PD ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:22:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Feb 8 - 13 Cederick Daniels, 23, possession of marijuana Alberto Martinez, 28, aggravated assault with deadly weapon, driving while license invalid, possession of marijuana less than ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:22:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

Arrests Jan 30 - Feb 5 Darren Duan Hinton, b/m, 45, warrant arrest-local charge Timothy Dewayne King, b/m, 20, burglary of habitation Allen Uylesse Simpkins, b/m, 19, burglary of ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:21:00

WHS Coronation Court announced

WAXAHACHIE - The following Waxahachie High School students who were nominated for this year’s coronation court: Freshmen girls: Cortlyn Bates, Jessica Buie, Caroline Barksdale, Emma Hinds ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:21:00

Red Oak residents named to TSTC Honor Roll

RED OAK - Jacob Garcia, Nathaniel Tran and Jaime Garza all of Red Oak have earned a place on the Dean’s Honor Roll for the ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:21:00

WHS student earns All-State Choir Honors

Submitted by Nicole Mansell  WAXAHACHIE - Sterling Horning, a member of the Waxahachie High School choir, performed with the Texas All-State Choir in San Antonio, Saturday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:20:00

Ferris Senior Center

Monday, Feb 6 It is so good to be back at work and to see each one of you. Our birthday party and covered dish will be ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:20:00

Around and About

Joe Johnson (Lancaster Chamber of Commerce President) The Best Southwest Partnership’s Seminar/Luncheon in Cedar Hill’s Trinity Church will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23. The Cedar ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:19:00

Angel of Hands groundbreaking

The Lancaster Chamber and its Ambassadors FunGroup joined with Mayor Marcus Knight and many friends of Emily Barnes-Wright and Leon Wright Thursday, Jan. 19, for ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:17:00

Tarleton announces local graduates

Submitted article ELLIS COUNTY - Tarleton State University’s fall commencement was held Dec. 17, 2011 at Tarleton’s Wisdom Gymnasium.  The following candidates have satisfactorily met the university’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:17:00

City joins National Flood Insurance Program

MAYPEARL – Citizens living and working in the city of Maypearl may now purchase flood insurance as part of becoming a participating community in the ... Full story

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

County recognizes years of service

DIANA BUCKLEY (Ellis County Human Servies) WAXAHACHIE - Ellis County officials gathered Friday, Feb. 10 to recognize employees for their years of service to the public. ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:15:00

Tarleton announces distinguished students list

Submitted article ELLIS COUNTY - Tarleton State University has released the Distinguished Students list for the fall 2011 semester.  Students on the list include freshman and sophomore ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:14:00

WHS students earn medals at Academic Decathlon

2011-2012 WHS Academic Decathlon Team’s Results for the Region 8 Academic Decathlon competition: Individual Medals - Language and Literature: Miguel Zavala, third place, Scholastic category ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:13:00

SMU announces Fall 2011 Honor Roll

Submitted article ELLIS COUNTY - Several students from the area were named to the Southern Methodist University undergraduate honor roll for the Fall 2011 semester including ... Full story

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

Tarleton releases ‘A’ Honor Roll list

Submitted article ELLIS COUNTY - Tarleton State University has released its “A” Honor Roll list for the fall 2011 semester.  Students listed have a 4.0 grade point ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:09:00

Local organizations are granted funds through HILCO’s Operation Round Up® Program

Submitted article Operation Round Up® is a voluntary program in which residential members of HILCO Electric Cooperative, Inc. sign up to have their electric bills rounded ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:06:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: THE STORAGE PLACE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Feb. 16 & 23, 2012  NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE THE STORAGE PLACE, pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/16/2012 12:04:00

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

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Feb. 9 & 16, 201 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Abby’s Self Storage, Absolute Self Storage, wishing to ... Full story

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

Small Business University to kick-off

LANCASTER - The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce is announcing the opening of the Lancaster Chamber Small Business University.  Chamber President Doug Hunt said classes will be ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 20:31:00

Spring city-wide cleanup day planned

Submitted article MIDLOTHIAN - The city of Midlothian has joined with Keep Midlothian Beautiful for a spring citywide cleanup day to be held on Saturday, April ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 20:26:00

The tax man cometh: Part 2

Perhaps the picture of the Tax Man is not as dramatic as that of the Roman soldiers flipping carts of peddlers in the market to ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:48:00

R.T.W.

When I was much younger, in the 50s I lived in Texas.  And worked in construction for $1.40 an hour.  A friend called from California and said ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:47:00

Simply Speaking: Super Bowl

Okay, I’ll admit to pulling for the New York Giants in Sunday evening’s Super Bowl game. And yes, New York City is definitely situated north of ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:47:00

Constitutional Thinking: Complacent conservatives

Recently I read an article on the Townhall.com website by John Hawkins. Hawkins, who runs the Right Wing News blog, points out many of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:46:00

Where in my schedule did January go?

I take a certain amount of well deserved, if I say so myself, pride in keeping to a well organized schedule; my to-do-list. If it ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:46:00

The ‘tutor’ (law) points us out as sinners and calls for punishment

Q. In Gal 3.24-25 it says that the Law is our tutor and now that faith has come we are no longer under a tutor. ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:45:00

WHS swim team headed to regional championship

Submitted by Nicole Mansell WAXAHACHIE - The Waxahachie Swim Team competed in the District 16 4-A Championship meet on Monday, Jan. 30 in Duncanville.  Twenty-two swimmers competed ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:44:00

Lady Hawks bring out the big bats

RED OAK - The Red Oak Lady Hawks brought out the big bats against Mansfield Timberview Saturday, Feb. 4 in their first game of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:42:00

LHS athletes commit to colleges

Photo by Anthony Martin, LHS student photographer ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:41:00

Lady Hawks battle ranked team

RED OAK - The Lady Hawks basketball team played their last home game of the 2011-2012 season against West Mesquite, is ranked #16 in the ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:40:00

Lady Hawks fall to Pine Tree

RED OAK - In a non-district game, the Lady Hawks soccer team hosted Longview Pine Tree last Friday.  With Pine Tree holding on to a 1-0 ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:39:00

Ellis County Marriages

Jan.20-26 Jose Ayala-Monge and Hermila Landeros Antonio Olvera and Maria Gamez Michael Wayne Pipkin and Darlene Griffin  Patric Leon Chelf and Jennifer Elaine Hamm Cederick Tyrone Daniels and Kelinda Chyenn ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:39:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Arrests Feb.7  Jail Listing Matthew Browning, 21, w/m, possession of marijuana less than two ounces Mason Derrick Lee, 28, w/m, Robbery F2 no bond NISI Steve Curtis Pierot, aggravated sexual ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:37:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Jan 30 - Feb 5 Melvin D Pope, w/m, 62, WPD x2 Henry J Jr Ross, b/m, 40, WPD x1 Benjamin Stevens, w/m, 26, Dallas Sheriff Office Clyde Davis, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:37:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Jan 31 - Feb 6 Braylon R. Porter, theft between $50-$500 Sir Diamond D. Lou Krideje, violation of parole officer,park curfew violation Eric Mintor, sexual assault of a ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:36:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Jan 30 - Feb 6 Manuel S Aljejandre, 53, public intoxication Gregory D Bell, 29, possession of marijuana less than or equal to 2oz drug free zone Deril ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:36:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Jan 31 Daniel Nobles, w/m, 22, duty of striking vehicle ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:36:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Jan 30 - Feb 5 Traffic stops 31 Citations issued 18 Vacation house check 92 Business/building checks 171 Neighborhood checks 331 911 hang up 1 Accident minor 2 Alarm carbon monoxide 1 Burglar alarm ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:35:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Jan 29 - Feb 4 Gregory I Yorife, 57, driving while intoxicated Bob C. Jackson, 23, warrant arrest Trisha R. Dupree, 20, driving under the influence, possession of ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:35:00

Hutchins Police Reports

Arrests Jan 1 - 31 Jeneva Quina Paris, 22, Kaufman County, Hutchins PD warrant George Rodriguez, 51, Wilmer PD warrant x2, Red Oak PD warrant x2, Southlake PD ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:34:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Jan 27 - Feb 2 Galen A Brown, m, 40, Glenn Heights PD warrant, Farmers Branch warrant, Dallas PD warrant Kandice J Lemley, f, 26, Ellis County ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:34:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Jan 30 - Feb 2 Jonathon Martinez, 17, criminal mischief greater than or equal to $50 but less than $500, evading arrest Luis Claros, 26, burglary habitation ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:33:00

DeSoto Police Reports

Arrests Jan 30 - Feb 5 Crystal Mccree White, b/f, 22, warrant arrest-outside agency Paul James Marrero, w/m, 33, warrant arrest-local charge Twylah Kabreseha Mitchell, b/f, 25, warrant arrest-local ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:32:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

Arrests Jan 15 - 29 Quintin Griffin, b/m, 25, assault that causes bodily injury Richard Nguyen, a/m, 18, warrant arrest-local charge Brian Allen Novak, w/m, 22, warrant arrest-local charge Phillip ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:26:00

Gibb receives degree from SMU

Submitted by Southern Methodist University MIDLOTHIAN - Austin Gibb, a resident of Midlothian received a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance, and Bachelor of Science in ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:25:00

Finley Junior High students place in All Region Choir

Finley Jr. High School Choir competed in Region XX’s UIL All-Region Choir Auditions on Saturday, Jan. 21. The following students made the 2011-2012 All-Region choir. ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:24:00

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

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Feb. 9 & 16, 201 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Abby’s Self Storage, Absolute Self Storage, wishing to avail ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:22:00

NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF MARY THERESA KELLY, DECEASED

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012   No. 12-E-2010   ESTATE OF MARY THERESA KELLY, DECEASED IN THE COUNTY COURT AT LAW NO.1 ELLIS COUNTY   NOTICE ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:18:00

Porter receives Emporia State University scholarship

Submitted article EMPORIA, KAN. Hunter Porter of Red Oak, has received the ESU Hornet Scholarship and Don Cravens Scholarship for the 2011-12 academic year at Emporia ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:18:00

7th Annual Jazz Club a hit

Patrons of the 7th Annual Waxahachie Jazz Café dined, waltzed and swung to the sounds of jazz favorites, “Moonlight Serenade” and “Pennsylvania Six, Five Thousand,” ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:16:00

Never forgotten; 2,090 photos of Texas Vietnam war heroes needed

Submitted article Washington, DC – The people of the state of Texas suffered among the greatest number of losses in the Vietnam War, sacrificing 3,417 service-men ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/09/2012 19:13:00

Cardiologists Often Pass Up Safe, Low-tech Treatments For Chest Pain

Big Health Report News February 8, 2012 TOP STORIES Cardiologists Often Pass Up Safe, Low-tech Treatments For Chest Pain For Many, Affordable Healthcare Hinges on Supreme Court Vote Komen ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/08/2012 11:17:00

National: Santorum Sweeps! Is Romney Done? Newt Out?

February 8, 2012 News and Thoughts for the Day Today's Featured Article: Santorum Sweeps! Is Romney Done? Newt Out? Today's Politically Incorrect Headlines: Santorum rocks Romney with Minn., Mo., ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/08/2012 11:12:00

Average retail gasoline prices in Dallas have risen 2.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.40/g

Dallas, Feb. 6 - Average retail gasoline prices in Dallas have risen 2.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.40/g yesterday. This compares ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/06/2012 10:58:00

Insurgency in America? Border Report Shows Horrific Violence

February 6, 2012News and Thoughts for the dayToday's Featured Article: Insurgency in America? Border Report Shows Horrific Violence Today's Cowboy Headlines: On Keystone pipeline, GOP plays Buffett ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/06/2012 10:55:00

Ayatollah: Kill All Jews, Annihilate Israel

Featured Story: President Obama: 'I deserve a second term' Ron Paul: Reactionary or Visionary Obama Presidency On Life Support State-Run Media Sees Jobless Numbers Through Prism of Obama ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/06/2012 10:47:00

Obama admin overlooks rampant pedophilia in Afghanistan

Concern for "privacy" indicator of terrorism, says DOJ Obama admin overlooks rampant pedophilia in Afghanistan FBI uses chainsaw in raid on wrong apartment Florida man sues Gingrich campaign ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/06/2012 10:44:00

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Dump Condoms on Catholic School Girls

Video Blockbuster Revelation: Illegal Obama Actually Propped Up By Congress Between 2003 and 2008, Congress moved at least 8 times to change the definition of what ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/03/2012 13:51:00

Got Religion? Obama Justifies Policies by Misapplying Christianity

February 3, 2012 News and Thoughts for the day Today's Featured Article: Got Religion? Obama Justifies Policies by Misapplying Christianity Today's Cowboy Headlines: TSA agent arrested for allegedly ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/03/2012 13:48:00

TEXAS NEWS DAILY UPDATE: Mexican military shoots two men fleeing to Texas

From our Spotlight section: Texas Rangers taking over Investigation of Police Chief and Fire Chief Josh Hamilton relapsed with alcohol 3-year-old found after nearly six hours Website used by ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/03/2012 13:46:00

Pelosi Vows to Stand With Obama Against Catholic Church

GOP's Hatch: Someone Should Remind Obama He's Not Jesus Christ Featured Story: Pelosi Vows to Stand With Obama Against Catholic Church Paul Campaign Demands Newt Pay Medicals ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/03/2012 13:43:00

Obama: Jesus would tax the rich, be Progressive

"Romney Told Catholic Hospitals to Administer Abortion Pills," says columnist Obama: Jesus would tax the rich, be Progressive Ahmadinejad calls for New World Order Senator says Obama financial ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/03/2012 13:40:00

IRS: Want a faster tax refund? Use e-file plus direct deposit

 DALLAS- Direct deposit is the fastest, safest way to receive your tax refund. When a taxpayer combines e-file and direct deposit, the IRS will likely ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/03/2012 13:26:00

National: Big Health Report - 1 million birth control pill packets recalled, may not prevent pregnancy

TOP STORIES Docs Urge Feds to Regulate 'Toxic' Sugar House Votes to Repeal Part of Health Care Law Alzheimer's Spreads Like a Virus in the Brain, Studies Find How ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/03/2012 13:25:00

New training facility opens

Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center officially opened its brand new 7,000 square foot training facility with an open house and reception Thursday, Jan. ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/02/2012 11:21:00

Fire department receives grant

Bristol Volunteer Fire Department is the proud recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company recently. The grant was used to obtain ... Full story

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

New civic center director appointed

Submitted by the city of Waxahachie WAXAHACHIE - April Ortiz has been appointed Director of the Waxahachie Civic Center.  Ortiz was the unanimous selection after serving as ... Full story

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

Personal Finance: Easing student loan repayments

College costs are out of control. Total outstanding student loans hover around $1 trillion, second only to home mortgages.  Student loan repayment takes a hefty toll ... Full story

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

The tax man cometh: Part 1

Perhaps the picture of the Tax Man is not as dramatic as that of the Roman soldiers flipping carts of peddlers in the market to ... Full story

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

Simply Speaking: Bravo Hillsdale

Actually, I do not recall for sure whether the US Department of Education was one of the three Washingtonian agencies Governor Rick Perry planned to ... Full story

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

Constitutional Thinking: Winning the real war

Unfortunately, the South Carolina Primary results provide ample evidence that most Republicans still have not come to face reality; they haven’t done their math, and ... Full story

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

Dellamae Dart

Jan. 29, 2012 Lewisville – Dellamae Dart passed away on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, 18 days prior to her 89th birthday. Memorial service will be ... Full story

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

Who must win the 2012 election?

Everyone wonders who will win this year’s national elections. The American people must win! If they do not, a humiliating collapse of our economy, security, ... Full story

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

One of the problems with the Messianic movement is it tries to resemble ‘Judaism’

Q. Why are there so many differences in the Messianic Movement?  A. One of the problems with the Messianic movement is that it tries to resemble ... Full story

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

Hawks remain in 3rd

RED OAK - The Hawks picked up a 45-33 win on the road against Forney last Friday to remain in third place and two games ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/02/2012 11:07:00

Lady Hawks go rabbit hunting

RED OAK - It may not have been rabbit season, but the Lady Hawks bagged their limit on Friday, Jan. 27 as they hosted the ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/02/2012 11:07:00

Top 5 Super Bowl party spills and how to clean them; Local experts show the dos and don’ts of proper party cleanup

Submitted article On Super Bowl Sunday, it’s not just the players who take a beating.  During our Super Bowl parties, our furniture gets ran-SACKED more than ... Full story

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

SAGU opens 2012 baseball season

WAXAHACHIE - The Southwestern Assembly of God University Lions opened their 2012 baseball season against Hillsdale College in a three game contest.  Game one was on ... Full story

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

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Arrests Jan. 24-27 Thomas Oates, 39, w/m, theft of services greater than $500 less than $1,500 Chris Adam Sparks, 25, w/m, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon Bradley Barron, ... Full story

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

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Jan 23 - 29 Erin Striplin, w/f, 31, Stop Sign Cameron Graves, b/m, 20, theft $50-$500 David Miller, b/m, 21, theft $50-$500 Derrick Kersey, b/m, 21, theft $50-$500 Cornelius Collier, ... Full story

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

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Jan 24 - 30 Wesley Lacey, evading arrest Pamela L. Westbrook, theft $50-$500 Juana Johnson, mtr Jamel  Parks, mtr/possession of marijuana, alcohol to a minor, no driver’s license, failure ... Full story

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

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Jan 23 - 30 Russhawn Q. Chew, 34, no driver’s license, display expired registration, failure to appear Jason P. Duffee, 23, speeding, failure to appear Brian A Edwards, ... Full story

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

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Jan 24 - 30 Justin R Gowing, w/m, 22, Arlington warrant Christopher D. Allen, b/m, 40, Grand Prairie warrant, Irving warrants Luise Esteris, h/m, 24, warrant/probation Frank E. Remmel, ... Full story

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

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Jan 23 - 29 Traffic stops 8 Citations issued 4 Vacation house check 48 Business/building checks 144 Neighborhood checks 346 Total primary calls for service 21 Average unit response time 5min/35sec Accident major ... Full story

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

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Jan 22 - 28 Christopher Pritchard, 19, Midlothian PD warrant x2 Amber Spurlock-Tingdale, 23, Cedar Hill PD warrant x2, Midlothian PD warrant x2 Damon G. Bellard, 34, Cedar ... Full story

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

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Jan 16 - 30 Larry Knight, 30, w/m, Ferris PD warrants Elbert Craine, 49, b/m, Ferris PD warrants Lyndi Lopez, 26, w/f, possession of marijuana Corina Garza, 24, w/f, ... Full story

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

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Jan 20 - 30 Cesar Zamora, 29, public intoxication Jeroen Snelders, 39, public intoxication Rikki Benivedez, 24, public intoxication Street Tomas, 22, public intoxication Mitchell Marcus, 38, driving while intoxicated, ... Full story

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

DeSoto Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 23 - 29 Demarcus Maynard Steele, b/m, 36, warrant arrest-local charge Jay H Palmer, w/m, 58, theft greater than or equal to $1,500 Reiichi Donte Nickleberry, b/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/02/2012 10:59:00

Local artist releases gospel album

Submitted article LANCASTER – The national independent record label Tate Music Group announced the nationwide release of “Just Gospel,” the newest album from local gospel artist, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/02/2012 10:42:00

Local student wins at Fort Worth Stock Show

Submitted article FORT WORTH - Brayden DeBorde, a 4-H member from Ellis County, exhibited the first place Limousin in the Junior Heifer Show at the 2012 ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/02/2012 10:40:00

Ferris Senior Center

Monday, Jan.23 It is so good to be back at work and to see each one of you.  I enjoyed Wanda Hall’s birthday party Saturday.  Everything was so ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/02/2012 10:40:00

Serving Country: Jeffrey D. Geary

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

Last Updated: 02/02/2012 10:39:00

Engagement announcement: Kaelin-Smith to wed

WAXAHACHIE - John Kaelin and Cynthia Lowrey and Karla and Doug Gibson all of Waxahachie, are proud to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/02/2012 10:03:00

Meals-on-Wheels plans for ‘A Fabulous Forties Fling’ to celebrate the ‘Greatest Generation’

Submitted article Meals-on-Wheels client Shirley Hedrick of Midlothian was only six years old when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed the nation with the horrific news regarding ... Full story

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

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF THE ESTATE OF JOHN CALVIN GARDNER, DECEASED

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF THE ESTATE OF JOHN CALVIN GARDNER, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/02/2012 09:58:00

Serving Country: Jason R. Nerie

GLENN HEIGHTS - Army Pvt. Jason R. Nerie has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/02/2012 09:58:00

Jazz Café this Saturday

WAXAHACHIE - Saturday, Feb. 4, the Waxahachie High School Jazz Orchestra and the Waxahachie Band Boosters, a legal 501(c) (3) organization, will host Jazz Café, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/02/2012 09:56:00

City honors Pleasant Run Elementary 5th grade student

Submitted article Lancaster – The city of Lancaster is pleased to announce on Wednesday, Jan. 11 the city of Lancaster was notified by the Texas Forest ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/02/2012 09:56:00

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