Editor

Congressional hopeful attends pro-Muslim events

TEXAS - Congressional District 6 is a must talk about election this year, with Incumbent Joe Barton facing three challengers straight from his own party. ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2012 12:28:00

Executive order creates total dictatorship

Submitted by Alexis Bentley of HoustonThe National Defense Resources Preparedness executive order was signed by President Obama March 16, giving the White House absolute control ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2012 10:45:00

Guest Editorial: Extending the statute of limitation in an IRS audit

Congress imposed a time limitation on the IRS to assess taxes generally to three years. After three years from the due date of the tax return ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2012 10:43:00

Simply Speaking: A history lesson

Actually, the troubles in River City began before Barack Hussein Obama, long before, but almost nobody has pushed the national envelope in a direction opposite ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2012 10:42:00

Constitutional Thinking: For your eyes only

Last week I wrote about America’s Missing Compass. My concern is that, with our moral compass seemingly missing, we are blinking or closing our eyes ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2012 10:41:00

Does Jesus find you disgusting?

“So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” Revelation 3:16 In Russia, it is a ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2012 10:41:00

A grandparent’s day at the park

Fun is a relative quantity. One person’s fun may be somebody else’s drudgery and pain. I know someone, and her name shall remain anonymous, whose ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2012 10:40:00

New information related to Most Wanted Fugitive from Weslaco; Known ties to Valley, Mexico and Colorado

Submitted by Texas Department of Public Safety AUSTIN - Authorities have additional information on this month’s featured fugitive, Gaspar E. Loya III, including his ties to ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2012 10:37:00

Hawks end week as District 28-4A Champions

RED OAK - Both the girls and boys varsity teams from both schools had a lot riding on their final regular season meetings with Waxahachie ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2012 10:35:00

Hawks battle ex-coach on the diamond

RED OAK - After beating Forney on Friday, March 23 for a big district win, the Hawks had to turn around and come back and ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2012 10:35:00

Public servant appreciation night

RED OAK - Prior to the Lady Hawks-Lancaster varsity softball game, the Lady Hawks welcomed and honored many of the local public servants in and ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2012 10:34:00

Lady Hawks take 2 out of 3

RED OAK - The Lady Hawks softball team had a busy week beginning with a road trip to Mesquite to take on the Lady Wranglers ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2012 10:32:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Arrests Jail listings ran March 23 Ngoni Musimbe, 39,b/m, driving while intoxicated 2nd and 3rd Joseph Glenn Dauben, 31, w/m, fraud use/possession identifying info Johnny Miklis, 57, w/m, theft ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2012 10:31:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests March 21 - 25 Dale Messerechmidt, possession of dangerous drugs Dustin Roots, unlawful restraint, assault, P.D.P., failure to appear Jeremy P. Castillo, assault Anthony R. Sargent, duty on strking, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2012 10:31:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests March 19 - 26 Robert F Altamira, 22, speeding, failure to appear Edward L. Bell, 19, solicitation without a permit, failure to appear Sherry R Carnrike, 30, theft ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2012 10:30:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests March 12 - 18 Shannon R. Teague, w/m, 37, possession of controlled substance w/intent to deliver Andrea M. Garcia, w/f, 17, assault family violence Serafin V. Juarez, h/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2012 10:29:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents March 19 - 25 Traffic stops 26 Citations issued 9 Vacation house check 120 Business/building check 115 Neighborhood checks 326 Total primary calls for service 37 Avg unit rspns time 5min/37 sec 911 ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2012 10:29:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests March 18 - 24 Kevin N. Chavez, 22, Midlothian PD warrant x3 Brandi R Disney, 33, driving while intoxicated, possession of controlled substance Jose L Dircio-ramirez, 33, no ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2012 10:29:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests March 16 - 22 Christopher Lee Santos, m, 24, driving while intoxicated, possession of controlled substance, and tampering, fabricating physical evidence Cynthia Lynn Parks, f, 29, driving ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2012 10:29:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests March 20 – 22 Aaron Matthews, 31, manufacture deliver controlled substance pg1 greater than 4 grams less than 200 grams, unlawful possession of firearm by felon Linsey ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2012 10:28:00

DeSoto Police Reports

Arrests March 19 - 25 Kenneth Charles Freeman, b/m, 25, no driver’s license Erika Lasawn Jennings, b/f, 25, no driver’s license Ladarius Lamond Jackson, b/m, 17, disorderly conduct Dandre Dwayne ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2012 10:27:00

Gomez qualifies for debate nationals

Recently the Ferris High School Debate Team competed at the NFL district tournament. Sergio Gomez made it to nationals in June for the Lincoln Douglas ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2012 10:26:00

Health Fair attracts more than 300 students, parents

The Annual MISD Health Fair attracted more than 300 students and parents who visited vendor booths related to healthy lifestyles. Exercise demonstrations and the “Rowdy ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2012 10:24:00

Ellis County Youth Expo kicks off April 3

Submitted by Mark Arnold, County Extension Agent Hundreds of Ellis County 4-H and FFA youth have been readying their animal, shop and creative arts projects for ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2012 10:24:00

Waxahachie ISD hosts district science fair

Submitted by Nicole Mansell WAXAHACHIE - On Thursday, March 1, Waxahachie Independent School District hosted the annual district wide science fair.  The top three campus winners for ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2012 10:19:00

Frank Prasifka and Son’s: Public Auction

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, March 29, 2012 Legal Notice Frank Prasifka and Son’s will sell at Public Auction, vehicles that have ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2012 10:18:00

CITATION BY PUBLICATION: CAUSE NO. 84654D

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, March 29, 2012   CITATION BY PUBLICATION CAUSE NO. 84654D   THE STATE OF TEXAS: IN THE MATTER OF THE MARRIAGE ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2012 10:11:00

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

Published two times in The Ellis County Press on Thursday, March 29 & April 5, 2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Abby’s Self Storage, Absolute Self Storage and ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2012 10:02:00

A star is born

A Star is Born. Three truck loads of concrete were poured before storms hit the area Monday, March 19 to create the star for the ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2012 11:52:00

City awarded $5,000 grant; Park board works to keep community green and clean

FERRIS- The city of Ferris was awarded a Waste Management “Think Green” grant during a presentation at the Monday, March 19 council meeting.  The grant is ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2012 11:48:00

Candidate donates hair

Place 4 Ferris Council Candidate Erik Hatfield donated two eight inch pony tails to Locks of Love, a charity who makes wigs for children from ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2012 11:47:00

City hires new chief of police

Submitted article DESOTO - DeSoto City Manager Tarron Richardson announced Joseph Costa as the city’s new chief of police. Costa currently served as chief deputy with ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2012 11:46:00

Fiddlers, foreign oil, failed policy

One-fifth of the world’s oil supply travels through the vital Strait of Hormuz in the Middle East.  Iran recently threatened to blockade the Strait and choke ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2012 11:46:00

Jon’s Vu: Innocent??

My son walked in about half asleep and said something that made sense. He said “dad there are no innocent civilians!”  Yup! Just ask the people ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2012 11:45:00

Simply Speaking: ‘Watchmen on the wall’

Here it is, Spring Eve time, seemingly blowing in like a lion, possibly a precursor announcing powerful events yet to come in 2012 and beyond. ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2012 11:45:00

Constitutional Thinking: America’s missing compass

In the early years of our Republic, Alexis de Tocqueville in his effort to find out what made America great, wrote, “In the end, the ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2012 11:44:00

The storm before the calm

But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary. Now in the fourth watch ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2012 11:43:00

It’s my body, I’ll exercise it if I have to

Lately, I have noticed a lot of news regarding all aspects of the body. According to one report I read, this is a multibillion dollar-a-year ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2012 11:42:00

Students receive scholarships to Concordia University

Submitted article AUSTIN - Students from local high schools received scholarships to Concordia University Texas in recognition of their academic achievements.For more information about applying for ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2012 11:41:00

Cross Martial Arts Center promotions

Submitted by Stephen Cross, Cross Martial Arts Center Cross Martial Arts Center would like to announce the promotions of the following students during a recent Advanced ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2012 11:40:00

JV Hawks sweep Terrell in doubleheader

RED OAK - The JV Hawks baseball team played a double header Saturday, March 17 against Terrell at Buddy Groom field.  While the Hawks JV team ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2012 11:39:00

Lady Hawks looking for play-off spot

RED OAK - The Lady Hawks traveled to Forney Friday, March 16 to play an always good Lady Jackrabbits team only to lose a very ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2012 11:38:00

Hawks go 1-1 in baseball

RED OAK - The Hawks traveled down the road to Waxahachie on Tuesday, March 13 to take on the Indians in a big district game.  Although ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2012 11:38:00

JV lady Hawks hold on for win

RED OAK - The JV Lady Hawks and Corsicana traded big innings throughout their game last Saturday, but it was the JV Lady Hawks who ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2012 11:37:00

$10,000 cash reward offered; Mexican Mafia member wanted in Nueces County

Submitted by Texas Public Affairs AUSTIN – A fugitive last seen in Goliad has been added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive list, and a ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2012 11:34:00

Ellis County Marriages

March 1-8 Valton Billingsley and Cynthia Billingsley Byran Scott Hicks and Wendy Dawn Blackstock Lannie Ray Lake and Sheri S. Hollingsworth Jason Edward Lavender and Jenny Ann Lambrecht Matthew Benjamin ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2012 11:34:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Arrests Jail listing for March 19 Shawn Piper, 28, w/m, driving while intoxicated 2 times Brandon Ballinger, 26, w/m, driving while intoxicated Lena Elizabeth Ross, 28, w/f, tamper with ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2012 11:33:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests March 12 - 18 Bailey Alvarez, w/f, 23, WPD x2 Jamal Banyon, b/m, 21, WPD x2 Alvin Mccuin, b/m, 32, WPD x2 Sylvester Menefee, b/m, 56, WPD x3 James J ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2012 11:32:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests March 14 - 18 David M. White, p.d.p. Danielle P. Durham, theft between $50-$500 Steven R. Lusk, possession of marijuana less than 2oz Andrew Gonzales, expired registration, no insurance, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2012 11:32:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests March 12 - 19 Monica G. Flores, 32, expired operators license, no seat belt child, failure to appear Michael P Karl, 36, speeding, motor vehicle inspection violation ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2012 11:32:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents March 12 - 19 Vacation house checks 200 Traffic stops 23 Business/building checks 143 Citations issued 8 Neighborhood checks 369 Total primary calls for service 32 Avg unit response time 4min/19sec 911 hang ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2012 11:31:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests March 4 - 10 Joe R. Martinez, 21, Midlothian PD warrant x3 Kristen N Weatherly, 26, credit card or debit card abuse Paul D. Farrell, 40, theft greater ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2012 11:31:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests March 12 - 19 Alexander Perez, 32, w/m, Ferris Pd warrants William Yeager, 20, w/m, tcic warrant Corsicana PD Mahogonei Carter, 35, b/f, Ferris PD warrants Lynetta Willis, 54, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2012 11:31:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests March 14 – 20 Roderick Taylor, 40, out of town warrant James Alsup, 33, public intoxication John Vasquez, 48, public intoxication Richard Martin, 46, public intoxication Jesus Dimas, 45, city ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2012 11:30:00

DeSoto Police Reports

Arrests March 1 - 18 Jason Luis Nelson, b/m, 18, warrant arrest-local charge Joe Randall Neal, w/m, 51, warrant arrest-local charge Sedrick Dewayne Durden, b/m, 28, public intoxication R.D. Thomas, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2012 11:29:00

Police join Nixle Connect

MAYPEARL - Maypearl Police Department is one of 10 new agencies in the nation partnering with Nixle, LLC, a provider of mass notification services for ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2012 11:13:00

Average retail gasoline prices in Dallas have risen 6.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.80/g

Dallas, March 19- Average retail gasoline prices in Dallas have risen 6.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.80/g yesterday. This compares with ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/19/2012 09:33:00

Today's Politically Incorrect Headlines: Dictatorship Plan For America 2012

March 19, 2012 News and Thoughts for the Day Today's Featured Article: Dictatorship Plan For America 2012 Obama executive order nothing to storm the castle over? Obama Tops Bush ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/19/2012 09:28:00

Executive Order: Federal control of all US resources, food

Obama signs Executive Order giving Federal control of all US resources, food   Black and white and red all over---it's not just the newspaper Union lobbyist pockets $386k ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/19/2012 09:21:00

Letters to the Editor: ‘A change you can believe’

As you should easily recall during the last presidential campaign, one candidate well used the phrase,”change and a change you can believe.”  There has been numerous ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 14:05:00

Personal Finance: A financial to-do list for the recently widowed

Losing your spouse is one of life’s most stressful events. Ironically, it’s during that time of grief, when you’re probably not thinking clearly or focusing ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 14:05:00

Simply Speaking: As Rocky & Bullwinkle might exclaim ...

As Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Bullwinkle the Moose might have been apt to exclaim, upon having some obvious political fact suddenly dawn on them, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 14:04:00

Constitutional Thinking: What about the ‘What ifs’

Part 3 What if we are loosing in Afghanistan? Of course, that is so obvious; you don’t have to think long about it. Even the February ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 14:04:00

Billye “Bullye” Noble

June 2, 1923 - March 10, 2012 FERRIS - Born June 2, 1923 in Ferris and went to be with her Lord and Savior on ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 14:03:00

The rapture of the righteous and the rupture of the wicked

“The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend and those who practice ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 14:03:00

The flickering light of America

Whatever happened to the “shining city on a hill,” as President Reagan and other leadersonce used to describe America? The description, of course, originated with ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 14:02:00

Giving credit where credit is due

I am rather old-fashioned in some areas of my life, which I do not intend to upgrade to current standards. I do not believe in ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 14:01:00

Hawks lose to Poteet

RED OAK - The Hawks hosted the Mesquite Poteet Pirates on Monday, March 5 at Buddy Groom Field.  This game had a little bit of everything ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 14:00:00

WHS powerlifting team takes 3rd at Regionals

The Waxahachie High School Powerlifting Team finished third at Regional’s held at Lindale High School. Further info can be found at www.THSPA.US. The following are ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 13:59:00

Hawks and Lady Hawks sweep Ferris

RED OAK - Although Mother Nature was not kind to the baseball and softball teams on Friday, March 9, the Hawks and Lady Hawks were ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 13:58:00

SAGU Splits DH with Howard Payne

Source: Mark Warde, Sports Information Director WAXAHACHIE - The Southwestern Assemblies of God University baseball team rallied to defeat Howard Payne University, 5-4, in eight innings ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 13:57:00

Why is it important to support Israel?

Submitted by Itamar Gelbman Israel has been one of the main focuses of the presidential debates and has received a great share of the media’s attention ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 13:56:00

Ellis County Marriages

Feb.  24 - 29 Justin Neil and Stacey Michelle New Daniel Gaitan and Elizabeth Arredondo Bennie Ray Glenn and Carrie Ann Scott William Anthony Horn and Bailey Nickole Seifrit Shane ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 13:55:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Arrests Jail listing March 12 Luis Flores, 20, w/m, public intoxication Justo Diaz, 19, w/m, public intoxication Adolfo Aleman, 32, H/M, theft property greater than $500 less than $1,500, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 13:54:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Feb 26 - March 11 Mauricio negrete, h/m, 27, no driver’s license Effie Weltz, b/f, 27, DPD x2 Gustavo Quezada-Quintana, w/m, Garland x1, Carroll x1, Richardson x1 Sameersher Ali, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 13:53:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests March 7 - 12 Austin Owen, driving while intoxicated James B. Flowers, evading with vehicle, expired driver’s license, failure to signal, failure to maintain financial repsonsibility, mtr Michael ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 13:53:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests March 5 - 12 Ambra L Anderson, 19, assault Ariele D Dubois, 20, speeding-school zone, motor vehicle inspection violation, failure to appear Yasser M Isa, 39, insurance fraud ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 13:53:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests March 12 Christopher Henderson, b/m, 24, warrants ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 13:53:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents March 5 - 11 Traffic stops 16 Citations issued 6 Vacation house check 175 Business/building checks 156 Neighborhood checks 421 Total primary calls for service 25 Avg unit rspns time 6min/25sec Accident major ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 13:52:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests March 4 - 10 Joe R. Martinez, 21, Midlothian PD warrant x3 Kristen N Weatherly, 28, credit card or debit card abuse Paul D. Farrell, 40, theft greater ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 13:52:00

Hutchins Police Reports

Arrests Feb 2 - 29 Brittney Scquoya Hawkins, Hutchins PD x2 Kevin Brian Roger, ncic probation violation warrant Lendon Dwight Ballard, Ellis County Sheriff Office, driving while license invalid, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 13:51:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests March 2 - 8 Keon M Brown, m, 23, driving while intoxicated Corey L Nash, m, 24, Dallas County Sheriff Office warrant Gustavo S Morales, m, 45, Glenn ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 13:50:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests March 6 - 12 Michael Husman, 36, w/m, Ferris PD warrants Juan Garcia, 46, w/m, driving while license invalid Barbara Forner, 43, w/f, Ferris warrant, Lancaster warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 13:50:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests March 5 - 12 Joe Gutierrez, 39, assault, driving while intoxicated Jeffery Henderson, 46, traffic citation Amanda Jones, 23, driving while license invalid Christopher Whaley, 29, warrant Efren Salazar, 34, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 13:48:00

Demise of the phantom squirrel

Submitted by Slim Randles It was the sun’s fault; that’s all we could figure out later. Well, that and the demise of Doc’s phantom squirrel. For a ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 13:48:00

Local FFA chapters participate in Calf Scramble

HOUSTON - Thirty exhibitors, representing 4-H clubs and FFA chapters across the state of Texas, took to the dirt of Reliant Stadium, vying for their ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 13:47:00

Howard Junior High takes 2nd place at District One Act Play

Howard Junior High School students earned second place with their One Act Play “Bernice Bobs Her Hair” at the District UIL One Act Play Contest ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 13:46:00

The City of Wilmer: MCL Coliform Violation (TCR 22)

Published one time in The Ellis County Press on Thursday, March 15, 2012 MCL Coliform Violation (TCR 22) The City of Wilmer/0570018 water system collected 2 water ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 13:45:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: LONG HORN SELF STORAGE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, March 8 and 15, 2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE LONG HORN SELF STORAGE formally known as Lone ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 13:03:00

Mayor proclaims ‘Tyger Williamson Day’

Mayor Marcus Knight Proclaimed Tuesday, March 20 as “Tyger Williamson Day” for  winning  first place in the Arbor Day poster contest for his drawing  “Trees ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2012 13:00:00

Mutz Park re-opens

FERRIS - City Officials Gathered Tuesday, Feb. 28 for the re-opening of Mutz Park.  The two youth baseball fields have been undergoing renovations for the ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:56:00

Man sentenced to federal prison for tax fraud

LANCASTER– A 39-year-old Lancaster man has been sentenced to federal prison for tax violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:54:00

Proposed walking trail

FERRIS - Monday, March 5 Ferris City Council voted to allow city staff to proceed with property permissions and to develop a pro forma budget, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:52:00

Police chief to postpone retirement

Submitted by AMY HOLLYWOOD (Waxahachie Community Relations Manager) WAXAHACHIE - Waxahachie Police Chief Chuck Edge, who recently announced he would retire in early 2012, has made ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:51:00

Letters to the Editor: Debt increase in Midlothian

It is often said, “You cannot know where you are going unless you know where you have been.” Every rest stop in Texas has a ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:51:00

Simply Speaking: Tuesday, May 29

It’s about time! Yes, the two or three federal judges stationed at San Antonio along with the, what was it, nine liberal (read Democrat) organizations ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:50:00

The Battle of Iwo Jima

Sixty-seven years ago (Feb. 19 to March 26, 1945) U.S. military forces were engaged in a life-or-death struggle with the forces of the Imperial Japanese ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:50:00

Constitutional Thinking: What about the ‘What ifs’

Part 2 I have to agree with much of an article entitled, “Stupid, Whipped, Faithless, Cowardly People” by Ann Barnhart. She says, “I honestly don’t know ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:49:00

Johnnie James Bills Sr.

Feb. 1, 1925 - Feb. 27, 2012 FERRIS - Johnnie James Bills, Sr., 87, passed away at his home in Ferris on Monday, Feb. 27, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:48:00

Keeping close tabs on my investments

I find it quite amusing that some of the brightest and richest people in our country do not seem to have a clue as to ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:47:00

Thompson makes Deans list

Submitted article RED OAK - Traci Rene Thompson, daughter of Lisa Thompson, made the Thomas M. Cooley Law School Deans List. Thompson is a 2000 graduate of ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:47:00

Listen for outdoor warning sirens in bad weather

Submitted by the city of DeSoto The purpose of DeSoto’s Outdoor Warning Sirens system is to alert citizens outdoors to take cover inside a substantial structure. ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:47:00

Girl Scouts to observe 100th Anniversary Day at Six Flags

Submitted article DALLAS – The Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas and AT&T, the 100th anniversary presenting sponsor, are throwing a birthday party for Girl Scouts and ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:46:00

SAGU alumnus holds book signing on campus

Submitted by Christina Freeze (SAGU Public Relations Coordinator) Waxahachie – Southwestern Assemblies of God University alumnus Bart Cannon held a book signing SAGU’s Nelson Memorial Library ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:45:00

The X Factor is coming to Texas

Submitted article TEXAS - The X Factor will be coming to Austin on Thursday, March 22 to the Frank Erwin Center for open calls and wants ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:44:00

Valderas receives scholarship to Concordia University

Submitted article MIDLOTHIAN - Savannah Valderas of Midlothian has been awarded the Luther Scholarship in recognition of her academic achievements. Valderas will graduate from High School ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:42:00

Master Gardener Column: Weed control on turf in Ellis County

Jim Tachias Master Gardener Weeds are often the result of poor quality turf, rather than the cause of poor turf. The aggressive nature of weeds and ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:41:00

Fort Worth Stock Show Winners Gallery

Click the images to the right to view the image gallery. ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:15:00

Red Oak Hawks Varsity soccer update

RED OAK - The Red Oak Lady Hawks and Hawks varsity soccer teams made the long road trip to Corsicana on Friday, March 2.  The Lady ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:15:00

March is National Nutrition Month

Submitted article March has been designated as National Nutrition Month and the theme this year is “Get Your Plate in Shape.”  To ‘get your plate in shape; ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:14:00

ROHS cheerleading goes ‘Hollywood’

RED OAK - The Red Oak High School annual cheerleading banquet was held on Saturday, March 3 at the ROHS.  This year’s banquet theme was “Hollywood” ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:13:00

Freshman baseball tournament at ROHS

RED OAK - The 9th grade Red Oak High School baseball team hosted a freshman tournament at Buddy Groom field Thursday, March 1 through Saturday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:12:00

Lady Hawks host tournament

RED OAK - The Red Oak High School Lady Hawks varsity softball team hosted a tournament at ROHS on Thursday, March 1 through Saturday, March ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:11:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Arrests Jail Listing Feb. 22-23 Donald Troy Jones, 47, w/m, reckless driving Tanner Prowell, 20, w/m, aggravated assault with deadly weapon Earl Warren Myles, 34, b/m,  theft of property ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:10:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Feb 20 - 24 Mario Barrera, w/m, 23, WPD x1 Deamber Johnson, b/f, 24, WPD x1 Hilton Briggs, b/m, 38, WPD x2 Jennifer Welt, w/f, 38, WPD x4 Christopher J ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:10:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Feb 29 - March 5 Teri L. Tindell, theft between $50 - 500 Austin W Braden, assault family violence Eva L. Jones, possession of controlled substance less than ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:10:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Feb 27 - March 5 John E Benavides, 24, possession of drug paraphernalia, no seat belt, defective head lamp, failure to appear Chris L Blutcher, 29, theft Christal ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:09:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 29 – March 5 Waylon Gardner, w/m, 35, possession of controlled substance, warrants Donald Kranz, w/m, 31, warrants, possession of controlled substance pg 1 less than ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:09:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Feb 27 - March 4 Traffic stops 28 Citations issued 9 Vacation house check 96 Business/building check 119 Neighborhood checks 304 Total primary calls for service 28 Avg unit rspns time 5 ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:09:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Feb 26 - March 3 Daniel Castaneda, 22, public intoxication Jonathan Castaneda, 20, driving under the influence Valerie D. Callahan, 30, Duncanville PD warrant x2, Dallas County warrant Edward ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:08:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Feb 24 - March 1 Brian A Chabina, m, 24, driving while intoxicated, possession of marijuana Darrell D Butler, m, 41, Glenn Heights PD warrant Ronald D SR ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:08:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 28 – March 4 Angela Bishop, 28, out of town warrant Arthur Busby, 59, fictitious or counterfeit inspection certificate or insurance document Christopher Butler, 36, possession drug ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:07:00

Palmer resident makes SAGU President’s List

Submitted article PALMER - Savanah Salinas, a Palmer resident, has made the President’s List at Southwestern Assemblies of God University.  Each semester, the SAGU Office of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:07:00

Home Country: ‘Ribeye sounds good, Steve’

Submitted by Slim Randles We hadn’t seen our pal, Steve the cowboy, at the philosophy counter at the Mule Barn truck stop for a while.  After a ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:06:00

Finley Junior High student Ariana Randell named ‘Best Actress’ at UIL Competition

Submitted by Nicole Mansell WAXAHACHIE - Ariana Randell of Finley Junior High school was chosen as “Best Actress” at the recent UIL One Act Play contest ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:05:00

Meals-on-Wheels launches ‘March For Meals’ campaign; Support will help to continue feeding homebound seniors in our community

Submitted by Whitney Patterson ELLIS COUNTY - Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties announces it will be participating in the national 2012 “March For Meals” campaign.  Throughout ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:05:00

CITY OF WILMER: BOIL WATER NOTIFICATION

Due to conditions which have occurred recently in the water system, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the system to notify customers in ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:04:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: LONG HORN SELF STORAGE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, March 8 and 15, 2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE LONG HORN SELF STORAGE formally known as Lone ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 12:02:00

Pizza Hut construction underway

Ferris is about to see a Pizza Hut in town. After a unanimous city council vote last November, construction began on the new restaurant Friday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/08/2012 11:59:00

Average retail gasoline prices in Dallas have risen 5.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.64/g

Dallas, March 5- Average retail gasoline prices in Dallas have risen 5.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.64/g yesterday. This compares with ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/05/2012 17:20:00

"TRANSFORMATION STATION"

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/05/2012 17:10:00

"TRANSFORMATION STATION"

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/05/2012 17:10:00

Obama's love song to Saul Alinsky

TODAY'S FEATURED NEWS: Obama's love song to Saul Alinsky TODAY'S EXCLUSIVE: Anti-Military Commander In Chief Featured Video: Breitbart Debates "Transparency" on the Set of Courage, NH How Romney ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/05/2012 17:07:00

City celebrates library opening

Mayor Rick Barrett Congratulated the city council and hardworking city staff for being able to bring citizens of Ferris a brand new- much anticipated- library ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:52:00

Texas rural transportation plan in talks; Public meeting to be held

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Transportation will host a series of open-house style public meetings for the development of the Texas Rural Transportation Plan ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:50:00

After 3 month search, city marshal hired

RED OAK - Officer John Epps was sworn in as the new Red Oak City Marshal Wednesday, Feb. 22.  The city marshal works under the direction ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:49:00

City extends water restrictions

LANCASTER - City of Lancaster implemented mandatory watering restrictions in accordance with the city’s Stage 2 Drought Contingency Plan last December and effective immediately, are ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:47:00

Personal Finance Take ‘America Saves Week’ to heart

After four years of coping with a stagnant economy, probably the last thing you want to hear is how important it is to sock away ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:47:00

Guest Editorial: Collection practices, IRS Liens & Levies - Are they overdoing it?

This time we want to discuss Taxpayer Advocate Report to Congress regarding IRS Collection Practices. The Watchdog expressed concern about the IRS collection procedures for ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:46:00

Simply Speaking: ‘The United States of Vespucci’

The United States of Vespucci somehow just does not have a familiar ring … or does it? Well then, how about the United States of ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:45:00

Constitutional Thinking: What about the ‘What ifs’

What if a lot of what we thought to be true wasn’t? What if a lot of history we should know never got imparted to ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:44:00

Look to the heavens

On Feb. 1, 2003, President George W. Bush solemnly peered into a TV camera to address the American people: “My fellow Americans, this day has ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:44:00

A sound from heaven

“And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:43:00

Conflict resolution!

We live in a world of constant conflict.  Everywhere we look there are wars and rumors of wars.  In our daily lives we are constantly in conflict ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:43:00

Just because it says it’s free doesn’t mean it’s really free

Whenever somebody mentions the word “free” in my presence my right eye turns a vivid jaundice. It is not that I have anything against the ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:42:00

Tiger Battalion named 2012 State Champions

Submitted by Sonya Cole-Hamilton LANCASTER - On Saturday, Feb. 25 the Lancaster High School, Tiger Battalion competed at the JROTC State American Legion Military Skills Championship. ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:41:00

Red Oak graduate gets start for SAGU

WAXAHACHIE - 2011 Red Oak High School graduate Robert Elles got the start for the Southwestern Assembly of God University Lions on Saturday, Feb. 25 ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:40:00

As 2 teams collide, a broken nose results

RED OAK - Last week was a very busy week to say the least for Red Oak High School athletes and coaches.  The first stop is ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:39:00

Ellis County Divorces

Feb.10-17 Gabriel Montoya vs. Judy Montoya Kimberly Jane Horton vs. James David Horton Mistie Mcaskill vs. Cody Mcaskill Jose Rivera vs. Angelica Rivera Andrea Abbott vs. David Abbott Ronnie Dale Sims ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:39:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Arrests Jail listing Feb.22 Michael Hayes, 35, w/m, possession of dangerous drug Raven Goodale, 20, w/m, false report to police officer Vezintokozo Nkomo, 35, b/m,  theft of property greater ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:38:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 19 - 24 Xavier Jones, b/m, 19, Wilmer PD x2 Christopher Lewis, b/m, 21, Wilmer PD x1 Mario Barrera, w/m, 23, Wilmer PD x1 Deamber Johnson, b/f, 24, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:38:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 19 – 27 Jeremiah E. Ramirez, public intoxication Cody Dowlearn, criminal trespass Christopher Dowlearn, mic Isaiah D. Sanchez, mic, pdp  Joshua McCowan, assault Lori D. Rumbo, driving while intoxicated, no ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:37:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 20 - 27 Amy L. Corson, 34, speeding-school zone, fail to display driver license, failure to appear Roy S. Henderson, 48, indecency w/child sexual contact Derwood Johnson, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:37:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 16 - 26 Eugene Herrera, w/m, 17, harboring runaway Richard Aviles, w/m, 26, driving while license invalid Whitney V. Holder, w/f, 28, driving while intoxicated 1st Stuart Haywood, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:36:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Feb. 20 - 26 Traffic stops 25 Citations issued 6 Vacations house check 89 Business/building checks 117 Neighborhood checks 299 Total primary calls for service 28 Avg. unit response time 4 min ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:36:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 19 - 25 Ryan D. Langley, 33, Dallas County Sheriff’s office warrant, violation of protective order, class A misdemeanor Senora L. Johnson, 42, Arlington PD warrant, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:35:00

Lancaster Police Reports

Arrests Feb 6 - 12 Horacio Hernandez, w/m, 28, no driver’s license Teresa Lashall Pipkin, b/f, 43, Lancaster warrants Agustin Espinoza, w/m, 43, Lancaster warrants Tanzanecia Hogan, b/f, 21, assault Gilberto ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:35:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 18 - 23 Jose P. Leon-Garcia, m, 31, driving while intoxicated Brandon Kyle, m, 33, driving while intoxicated Deangela L. Washington, f, 25, Glenn Heights PD warrants, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:35:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 20 - 27 Adarryll Sheppard, 19, theft greater than $50 less than $500 Carlos Arriaga, 32, failed to maintain financial responsibility, no driver license, traffic Demarcus Jones, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:34:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 13 - 19 Corey Allen Butts, b/m, 39, warrant arrest-local charge George Edward Smallwood, b/m, 42, warrant arrest-local charge Frederick Agyei Adusah, b/m, 34, theft of property ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:34:00

UT Tyler announces President’s, Dean’s lists

Submitted article ELLIS & DALLAS COUNTY - The University of Texas at Tyler has named 290 students to the Dean’s List for the 2011 fall semester. To ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:33:00

Home Country: A catalog time of year

Submitted by Slim Randles The garden catalogs start coming when the snow is too deep to even find dirt. But we don’t care. This is a catalog ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:32:00

Serving Country: Joseph R. Wrobel

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

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:32:00

Serving Country: Aaron L. Sims

RED OAK - Air Force Airman Aaron L. Sims graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed an ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:31:00

MAAG celebrates St. Valentine’s Day

Darleene  Denbow (MAAG reporter) BARDWELL - The Methodist Active Adult Group gathered at the Bardwell United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Feb. 8 in celebration of St. ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 12:30:00

NOTICE OF SALE OF PROPERTY: CMH Manufacturing, Inc. “Alamo” manufactured home

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: 03/01/2012 12:27:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: City of Hutchins Planning & Zoning Commission

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, March 1, 2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Hutchins Planning & Zoning Commission will hold ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 10:54:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: City of Hutchins Zoning Board of Adjustments

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, March 1, 2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Hutchins Zoning Board of Adjustments will hold ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 10:53:00

Radio compliance project moves forward

DIANA BUCKLEY (Ellis County Human Services) WAXAHACHIE - With a Federal Communications Commission deadline of Jan. 1, 2013 for narrow-banding of radio communications, Ellis County Commissioners ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2012 10:38:00

Author info

Editor

Navigate archive

2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2003
2002
2001
2000

Latest comments

Powered by Vivvo CMS v4.5.2