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‘Whatcha’ gonna do when they come for you?’ - Drug bust seizes meth, pot

ROCKETT - The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office recently executed a narcotics search warrant on Chapel Hill Road near Rockett.  “If you sell drugs in Ellis County ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 10:25:00

Local business owner runs for council seat

FERRIS - Erik Charles Hatfield, owner of Big Time Computer Outlet in Ferris, is running for Place 4 in the upcoming Ferris City Council election. He ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 10:22:00

Candidate duel; Congressional candidates steal show in local forum

WAXAHACHIE - More than 50 Ellis County Tea Partiers showed up for  a candidate forum for State Representatives and Congressional candidates at the Waxahachie Civic ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 10:18:00

Personal Finance: Should you buy wedding insurance?

Disastrous wedding mishaps have long been a comedy staple, probably because so many of us can relate. What bride or groom-to-be hasn’t had nightmares about ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 10:18:00

Jon’s Vu: It’s all propaganda!

My son keeps coming up with all these interesting theories.  He came in my room today and when he saw I was watching a political discussion, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 10:17:00

Simply Speaking: American history

There is a connection between what has gone on before in our American history with what is going on now. This needs to be brought ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 10:17:00

Constitutional Thinking: America’s Road to Damascus

Most of us are familiar with the story from the Bible about Saul’s experience on the Road to Damascus. It was a tough trip for ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 10:16:00

The ruined stones

The stone wall behind our barn brought a great revelation to my heart. These stones no one wanted. They were in fact dumped on the ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 10:15:00

My Wing-Ding-A-Do at the wing house

It is not that ignorance is so bad; it is just so inconvenient. Case in point. A while back, I found in the mail coupons ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 10:15:00

Hawks ‘senior night’ delayed

RED OAK - The Hawks varsity baseball team was scheduled to have their “senior night” on Friday, April 20, but Mother Nature had other plans ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 10:14:00

Ferris Gators bring home 1st place

FERRIS - The 13U Ferris Gators won the 13U Best Southwest Baseball (BSB) tournament on Sunday, April 22 at Lindsey Park in Red Oak.  The Gators ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 10:13:00

Tears and cheers

RED OAK - The Lady Hawks Softball and Hawks Baseball teams held Senior Night last week.  On Tuesday, April 17, the Lady Hawks played their last ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 10:12:00

Drug take back; Law enforcement to collect drugs for proper disposal

WAXAHACHIE– Local law enforcement, in partnership with IMPACT Waxahachie and Drug Prevention Resources, will host a Prescription Drug Take Back Saturday, April 28, between 10 ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 10:10:00

Businesses aid relief efforts with cook-out; Access Self Storage and Bienvenidos provide food, entertainment for those affected by tornadoes

Submitted article  Lancaster – As tornadoes wreaked havoc across the midwest earlier this month, businesses in Lancaster banded together to provide relief for their struggling neighbors.  On ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 10:09:00

County partners with western counties for healthcare

ELLIS COUNTY - The State of Texas has committed to a transformation in delivery of healthcare to the poor, and in return, the Centers for ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 10:07:00

WHS Winterguard takes 6th place

The Waxahachie High School Winterguard placed sixth at the Scholastic AAA Championships recently. ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 10:07:00

Local conservation group receives national recognition

Submitted by Andi Cooper WAXAHACHIE – The President’s Top 100 is one of the most highly sought-after titles of recognition Ducks Unlimited offers to chapters throughout ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 10:06:00

Local teacher attends Austin workshop

Submitted article FERRIS - A teacher from Ferris traveled to Austin to participate in a one-day teacher workshop on Texas history on Friday, Feb. 10 sponsored ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 10:06:00

DART Foundation donates $5,000 to Education Foundation

Submitted by Nicole Mansell The DART Foundation recently donated $5,000 to the Education Foundation for Waxahachie Independent School District. This is the fourth time the DART ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 10:05:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

ALMA March 29 Assault by contact, Alma Package Store, suspect raised complainant’s shirt without his effective consent.  BARDWELL April 9 Burglary of vehicle, Bardwell Lake/Dam, some unknown person(s) entered into ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 10:04:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests April 15 -22 Ricardo Roman Gonzalez, w/m, 23, burglary of motor vehicle Justin L Ellison, b/m, 25, WPD x4 Julius Hogg, b/m, 33, WPD x1 Edwin Rizzo, w/m, 50, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 10:03:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests April 17 - 23 Dana M. Sauceda, theft under $50 Christopher D. Hendrix, city ordinance-fireworks Jacob A. Jarmillo, city ordinance-fireworks Michael J. Flaorano Jr, possession of marijuana less than ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 10:03:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests April 16 - 23 Walter J. Aikens, 61, aggravated assault Shane E. Berry, 33, driving while license invalid, failure to appear x2, driving while license invalid, vpta, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 10:03:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests April 20 Miguel A. Cantu, h/m, 50, warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 10:02:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents April 16 - 22 Traffic stops 22 Citations issed 4 Vacation house check 149 Business/building checks 214 Neighborhood checks 459 Total primary calls for service 37 Avg unit rspns time 5min/0sec Accident major ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 10:02:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests April 13 - 21 Lonny L. Donald, 52, possession marijuana less than 2oz Jerry L. McComack, 29, possession controlled substance pg 1 less than 1g Liese C. Faulkner, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 10:02:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests April 14 - 19 Merrillee J Roman, f, 43, driving while intoxicated John B Riggs, m, 37, Red Oak PD warrants, Waxahachie PD warrant Dennis R Wilson, m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 10:01:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests April 16 – 23 Brandon Whitfield, 23, aggravated assault w/deadly weapon Taylor Valek, 18, theft greater than $50 less than $500 Rebekah Shepherd, 21, out of town warrant, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 10:01:00

Global High students visit Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth

Global High’s Robots Team recently visited the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Facility in Fort Worth. The students got to meet with executives and engineers to discuss ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 09:59:00

Border security isn’t a bad word and it can work!

Itamar GelbmanU.S. Congressional district 6www.GelbmanForCongress.com I am a congressional candidate representing Texas. As many Texans and Americans, I am very concerned about our border vulnerability. I am ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 09:56:00

Ellis County Youth Expo Creative Arts winners

Ellis County Youth Expo Winners - Textile division: Grand Champion Rebekah Jackson and Reserve Grand Champion Jasmin Shead; Woods/metal division: Junior Grand Champion Hunter Hinz ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 09:54:00

City of Hutchins: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, April 26, 2012   City of Hutchins NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING   The City of Hutchins Planning & Zoning Commission ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 09:52:00

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

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, April 26 and May 3, 2012   NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE:   Abby’s Self Storage and Absolute Self Storage ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 09:51:00

City of Hutchins: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, April 26, 2012   City of Hutchins NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING   The City of Hutchins Zoning Board of Adjustment ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 09:50:00

City of Hutchins: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, April 26, 2012   City of Hutchins NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING   The City of Hutchins Zoning Board of Adjustment ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 09:49:00

CITY OF FERRIS: INVITATION TO BIDDERS

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, April 26 and May 3, 2012   INVITATION TO BIDDERS Sealed bids will be received by the CITY ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 09:46:00

TxDOT NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursdays, April 12 & 26, 2012   TxDOT NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC HEARING PLEASANT RUN ROAD EAST OF ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/27/2012 09:31:00

Reporter takes home ‘watchdog’ award

ARLINGTON –  As awards were presented to many talented and veteran reporters from the Texas and Oklahoma region for print and broadcast journalism, The Ellis ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/20/2012 09:24:00

After Wilmer-Hutchins ISD is closed, signs of rebirth

MORGAN SMITHThe Texas Tribunewww.texastribune.com DALLAS — Before Shavante Birdow attended Wilmer-Hutchins High School, she heard from family members tales of roaches infesting the high school cafeteria ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 11:03:00

Airport eyes final expansion

WAXAHACHIE - Mid-Way Regional Airport, jointly owned by the cities of Midlothian and Waxahachie, is seeking  approval to complete the final expansion project from their ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 11:02:00

2 weeks later- citizens in need

LANCASTER - City of Lancaster is continuing to provide services for all families and persons displaced due to the storm, Tuesday, April 3. The Lancaster Recreation ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 11:00:00

Letters to the Editor: Gun control

With all the violence taking place across our country lately, one might be tempted to think the answer to this violence is gun control; contrary ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 11:00:00

Guest Editorial: Ready for the 2012 Primary Elections

Submitted by Secretary of State Esperanza “Hope” Andrade  With Tuesday, May 29 now set for the 2012 Primary Elections, I am urging Texans to register and ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 10:59:00

Simply Speaking: Just my opinion...

Bumped into a friend and veteran of the WWII Battle of the Bulge the other day in Waxahachie’s version of Wally World. Mr. Charles Atchley, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 10:59:00

Constitutional Thinking: Understanding our problems

Part 2 Americans need to understand who is behind problems such as Agenda 21, continuing financial problems, and martial law threats. Most TV/Radio stations and newspapers ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 10:58:00

The scandal of shameless love

“I tell you, her sins—and they are many—have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 10:58:00

Sheep pentheology: The celebration of the evangelical mass

For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes. Therefore whoever eats this bread ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 10:58:00

Is time a friend or enemy?

The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and me were locked in a hopeless Mexican standoff. She was effectively arguing her side of the issue and ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 10:57:00

Ferris tennis team attend district tourney; District 13-3A Varsity Tennis Tournament April 5 & 9

Team Awards   Varsity Boys  1st- Kaufman 2nd- North Forney   Varsity Girls 1st- Kaufman 2nd- Crandall   Other Awards Varsity Girls Singles 1st-  Diana Jasso (Kaufman) 2nd- Casey Callaway (N. Forney) 3rd- Briana Borne (Kaufman) 4th- Tiffany Bullock (Ferris) Consolation- ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 10:53:00

Hawks lose tough one to Forney

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Last Updated: 04/19/2012 10:52:00

WHS varsity tennis medals in district

Submitted by Nicole Mansell  The Varsity Tennis Team competed in their district tournament Monday, April 9 and Tuesday, April 10 in Ennis. Elliot Frey and Carl ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 10:51:00

Lady Hawks missed a Jackrabbit, but cage a Tiger

RED OAK - The Lady Hawks only a have a couple of games left and will need some help to make the play-offs.  On Tuesday April ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 10:50:00

Horsepower on Dirt: Ashton, Sartain win 2 in a row

Submitted by Dave A. Vance ENNIS - Despite unpredictable weather conditions last Saturday, 85 Speedway in Ennis took a chance on Mother Nature and won. Johnny Ashton ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 10:49:00

SAGU gets 1st Conference Win

WAXAHACHIE - The SAGU Lions men’s baseball team picked up their first conference win on Friday, April 13 against New Mexico’s University of the Southwest ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 10:48:00

Ellis County Marriages

March 30- April 8 Raymundo Amaya  and Valerie Mendoza Carey Bode Draper and Alisa Kathleen Lott Michael Alexander Garcia and Leighanne Griffin Bryan Stuart Kay and Cortney Alicia Strube  Damon ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 10:48:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Arrests Jail listing ran on April 16 Barbara Renee Lee, 52, b/m, cruelty to animals Joe Willingham, 58, w/m, driving while intoxicated Matthew Culbertson, 25, w/m,  aggravated assault with ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 10:46:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests April 7 - 15 Joe E Sanchez-Pardon, w/m, 29, WPD x3 Michael Allen, w/m, 37, WPD x2 Jeffrey Priester, b/m, 55, WPD x1 Rachel Holman, w/f, 18, possession tobacco ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 10:45:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests April 10 - 14 Matthew D. McCrary, burglary of a habitation Noe C.A. Ruiz, no driver’s license, failure to maintain financial responsibility Joseph G. Williams, driving while license ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 10:45:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests April 9 - 16 Ezequiel Besse, 40, speeding, driving while license invalid, theft prop greater than or equal to $20 less than $500 x3 Ahmed Y. Bibi, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 10:45:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents April 9 - 15 Traffic stops 24 Citations issued 9 Vacation house check 147 Business/building checks 249 Neighborhood checks 496 Total primary calls for service 41 Avg unit rspns time 6min/14sec 911 hang ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 10:44:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests April 8 - 14 Kwame Y. Talib, 39, driving while license invalid Roberto A. Fira, 21, warrant arrest x3 Robert E Nash, 47, public intoxication Tracy L Ochs, 48, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 10:44:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests April 6 - 12 Melissa A Madrigal, f, 22, driving while intoxicated Jacaran D Johnson, m, 20, Glenn Heights PD warrants, Burglary habitation Justin J Wren-lott, m, 21, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 10:44:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests April 9 – 16 Eula Gant, 49, assault-simple class C Terena Smith, 19, assault-simple class C Dwight Martin, 36, public intoxication Franklin Hudgens, 38, criminal trespass, public intoxication Jordan Vineyard, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 10:44:00

DeSoto Police Reports

Arrests April 9 - 15 Justin Emmanuel Love, b/m, 17, no driver’s license Shaunteria Janay Sculark, b/f, 22, driving while license invalid Johhny Lee Edwards, b/m, 35, warrant arrest-local ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 10:43:00

Bosse named to University of Dallas Honor Roll

Submitted article MIDLOTHIAN - Laura Bosse, a senior history major from Midlothian, has been named to the University of Dallas Honor Roll for the fall 2011 ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 10:42:00

Ferris FFA wins at Ellis County Youth Expo

Members of the Ferris FFA participated at the 23rd Annual Ellis County Youth Expo last week. The results were as follows: Market Swine - 3rd ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 10:41:00

Protect yourself: Insurance tips for North Texas tornado victims

Submitted by Texas Watch Tornadoes have ripped through North Texas, destroying homes and upending thousands of lives. Here are some tips for families and policyholders when ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 10:40:00

Beat the rush or skip the trip; Renew your license or ID early or use Texas.gov to renew online

Submitted by the Texas Department of Public Safety AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety is advising residents to avoid the summer rush at driver ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 10:39:00

Serving Country: Dadrian A. Pryor

RED OAK - Army Spec. Dadrian A. Pryor has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 10:39:00

Serving Country: Teyanna D. Beasley

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

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 10:38:00

TxDOT NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursdays, April 12 & 19, 2012 TxDOT NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC HEARING PLEASANT RUN ROAD EAST OF ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/19/2012 10:36:00

Ann Romney fights back

Ann Romney fights backThe wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has offered a response to an insulting remark from a Democratic Party consultant who ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 13:00:00

Eric Holder Praises Left-Wing Activist Al Sharpton

April 12, 2012 News and Thoughts for the day Today's Featured Article: Eric Holder Praises Left-Wing Activist Al Sharpton   Today's Cowboy Headlines: • EPA Levies $438,000 in Fines and Mandatory ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 11:29:00

Obama raised money for Islamic causes

April 12, 2012 News and Thoughts for the Day Today's Featured Article:  Obama raised money for Islamic causes Today's Politically Incorrect Headlines: • Congress flooded with calls to probe Obama ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 11:22:00

Mayor to declare ‘Crime Victim’s Rights Week’

GLENN HEIGHTS - The city of Glenn Heights, the Glenn Heights Police Department and the city of Glenn Heights Crisis Services Division are proud to ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:45:00

Letters to the Editor: The Precinct and County Conventions

This year is a very special and different kind of election year. Because of the decennial census, meant to determine the population numbers for means ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:42:00

Simply Speaking: The real underminer

The prophet Isaiah had a lot to say, 66 chapters-worth in my King James Version of the Good Book. This fellow lived in the 8th-century ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:42:00

Obama’s government-centered society

Many have been trying for four years now to figure out exactly how to define Barack Obama; as a communist, or at the very least ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:40:00

Constitutional Thinking: Understand our problems

I thought this quote from Tom DeWesse in a recent DeWesse Report was essential to our understanding the problems we face in our country today. ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:40:00

You can let your light shine

Some days, I don’t feel like a light. I know that Jesus said to His followers, “You are the light of the world,”1 but can ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:39:00

Gospel of Grace vs. Gospel of the Kingdom

I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ to a different gospel, which is ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:36:00

ELLIS COUNTY EXPO 2012 GALLERY

To view the gallery click the pictures to the right. ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:32:00

Legacy Classic to be held Friday, April 13

Submitted article WAXAHACHIE - The Education Foundation for Waxahachie Independent School District will hold their Legacy Classic Golf Tourney on Friday, April 13 at the Waxahachie ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:31:00

Lady Indian Golf Team

The Lady Indian Golf Team recently won the district title and are headed to Regionals. Congratulations to Bayle Mallett, Michaela Stallcop, Hale Davis, Carissa Araujo ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:30:00

Panther cheerleaders earn top honors

Submitted article MIDLOTHIAN - The newly selected 2012-2013 Midlothian High School Panther Cheerleaders earned top honors this weekend at the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders National Competition.  While every ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:29:00

Horsepower on Dirt: Sartains earn Easter weekend victories

Submitted by Dave Vance Jack Sartain started his IMCA Modified heat race in poll position, fell into a comfortable second, but was able to take the ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:26:00

Ellis County Marriages

March 23-March 30 Artemo Hernandez and Casey Jo Thomas Travis Lee Huckaby and Alexia Marie Harris Marco Antonio Pena and Jovita Christine Martinez Ousmane Traore and Deandra Samone Harrell Michael ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:25:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Arrests April 9 jail listing Tommy Steele, 54, w/m, possession of controlled substance, evading arrest, resist arrest/transport Emeterio Delgado,49, w/m, no dirver license and FMFR Steven Morris,31, w/m, fail ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:23:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests March 19 - April 6 David Jones, b/m, 40, WPD x2 Elvin Collins, b/m, 68, escape Dean Smith, w/m, 52, tcic Dallas Sheriff Office Jose L Delahoya, w/m, 36, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:22:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests April 4 - 9 Leland D. Calvert III, up. firearm by felon, driving while license invalid Landon Pierce, possession of marijuana less than 2oz Ernesto B. Gonzalez, expired ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:22:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests April 2 - 9 Jerrod W. Aguilana, 30, motor vehicle inspection violation, failure to appear Shana M. Archer, 34, driving while license invalid, motor vehicle inspection violation, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:21:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests April 7 James E. Nelson, b/f, 25, Navarro County warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:21:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents April 2 - 8 Traffic stops 26 Citations issued 9 Vacation house check 115 Business/building checks 195 Neighborhood checks 490 Total primary calls for service 33 Avg unit rspns time 4min/33sec 911 hang ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:21:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests April 1 - 7 George A. Padgett, 47, driving while intoxicated Weston D. Woods, 18, Midlothian PD warrant x2 Kimberly G. Beckner, 21, possession marijuana less than 2oz Alan ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:20:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests March 30 - 4 Parla J Johnson, f, 43, Glenn Heights PD warrant Thomas M Ronayne, m, 27, driving while intoxicated Mario Garay, m, 24, driving with child ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:20:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests March 27 - April 8 Ariel Chaney, 20, w/f, Wilmer PD, Ovilla PD warrants Dustyn Wright, 21, w/m, Ferris PD warrants Sonyia Rodriguez, 27, w/f, Ferris PD warrants, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:20:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests April 4 – 9 Charles Spencer, 54, theft greater than $50 less than $500 Corey Massey, 33, assault-simple Jose Tello-Flores, 37, no driver license Adark Jones, 47, out of ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:19:00

Serving Country: Devonte O. Taylor

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

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:19:00

Serving Country: Trenton Boykin

FERRIS - Air Force Airman Trenton Boykin graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:18:00

Serving Country: Monty C. Baze

MIDLOTHIAN - Air Force Airman 1st Class Monty C. Baze graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:18:00

Midlothian High School U.I.L. teams place 2nd

Midlothian High School U.I.L. academic and speech teams placed 2nd at the district meet with 286 points overall. Students who placed 1st -3rd in their ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:16:00

Vintage Bank sponsors Global High student for HOBY Leadership Conference

Submitted article WAXAHACHIE - Carlos Ochoa, Global High School sophomore, has been chosen by staff members to attend the 52nd Annual HOBY Leadership Conference to be ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:15:00

LEGAL NOTICE/AVISO LEGAL: NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION/AVISO DE ELLECCIÓN GENERAL

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, April 12, 2012   LEGAL NOTICE/AVISO LEGAL NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION (AVISO DE ELLECCIÓN GENERAL)   To the Registered Voters of ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:14:00

TxDOT NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC HEARING PLEASANT RUN ROAD EAST OF SUNRISE ROAD TO WEST OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 45

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursdays, April 12 & 19, 2012   TxDOT NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC HEARING  PLEASANT RUN ROAD EAST OF ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:11:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: THE STORAGE PLACE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, April 5 and 12, 2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE THESTORAGE PLACE, pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas Property ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:09:00

FDA plan Brick Festival

Ferris Downtown Association members go over the final details of the Ferris Brick Festival during a recent planning meeting. Ferris Brick Festival will be held ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2012 10:07:00

New Black Panthers Place Bounty on George Zimmerman Dead or Alive in Call for Violence and Bloodshed

New Black Panthers Place Bounty on George Zimmerman Dead or Alive in Call for Violence and Bloodshed Thanks to Democrats Masses of Illegals Are Voting in ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/10/2012 12:05:00

Gas Prices Grow More Under Obama than Carter

April 10, 2012 Today's Featured Story: Eric Holder's DOJ Ignores Voter Fraud Proof by Saying it is ManufacturedGas Prices Grow More Under Obama than Carter Mitt Romney Advisor ... Full story

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

Rev. Wright spews again: Allah and Yaweh "same god," "white supremacy" rules "world policy"

  Marlins "Castro" gaffe sparks outrage, but real socialism doesn't? Rev. Wright spews again: Allah and Yaweh "same god," "white supremacy" rules "world policy" Obama sends $500 ... Full story

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

Jailing Americans for Profit: The Rise of the Prison Industrial Complex

April 10, 2012 Mass incarceration on a scale almost unexampled in human history is a fundamental fact of our country today—perhaps the fundamental fact, as slavery ... Full story

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

Border Patrol Agent and Girlfriend Arrested on Federal Firearms Trafficking Charges Filed in Texas

April 9, 2012 LAS CRUCES – U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales for the District of New Mexico announced that a federal grand jury sitting in the ... Full story

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

Will U.S. Troops Fire On American Citizens?

  April 10, 2012 News and Thoughts for the Day Today's Featured Article: Will U.S. Troops Fire On American Citizens? Today's Politically Incorrect Headlines: Zimmerman Launches Website For Supporters Sic ‘em, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/10/2012 10:22:00

Lancaster Emergency Operations Commander Recounts Tornado

Submitted by Alicia Hills-OyedeleAssistant to the City Manager/PIO   LANCASTER, TX – In the wake of the April 3rd tornado devastating communities in the City ofLancaster, the Emergency ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/09/2012 09:07:00

Touchdown! Tornadoes ravage Ellis, Southern Dallas Counties

Tornadoes Ravaged Through parts of Ellis and Southern Dallas County Tuesday, April 3 prompting area schools to be placed on lockdown.  Touchdown has been confirmed ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:38:00

Chair announces upcoming Republican convention

ELLIS COUNTY - Ellis County Republican Chairman Dan Davis announced the 2012 Ellis County Republican Convention will be held on Saturday, April 14, at the ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:35:00

Guest Editorial: IRS Dirty Dozen tax help

The IRS released the Dirty Dozen tax scams for 2012 ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud.  The IRS annually prepares this list. They say ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:35:00

Search abandoned for boys remains

ENNIS – An estimated crew of 50 officers from Dallas Police Department, Ellis County Sheriff’s Office and the  Federal Bureau of Investigations conducted a search ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:37:00

Personal Finance: Put your tax refund to work

If you’re among the millions of Americans expecting an income tax refund this year, you’ve probably already filed your 2011 return and are eagerly awaiting ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:34:00

Simply Speaking: Calendar thoughts

Calendars, especially the wall type are an interesting case study, don’t you think? Say you’ve never thought of it? Me neither, but a few calendar-thoughts ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:34:00

Constitutional Thinking: OK Corral 2012

It’s Shootout Season at the OK 2012 Presidential Corral as we find out who is left standing in the races for the Constitution Party, Libertarian ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:33:00

It all began with the love note

Forty-one years ago, I was a naïve 19-year-old just beginning life’s journey. I do not like to brag but I was the poster child for ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:32:00

What is man?

In Job 7: 17 the question was asked, “What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? And that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?”  It ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:32:00

Bow down or be brought down

America will either bow on her knees before God or be brought to her knees as a consequence of sin and by a refusal to ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:30:00

WHS golf teams take district title

Submitted by Nicole Mansell WAXAHACHIE - The Lady Indian Golf team won the district preview by 90 strokes of the Red Oak Hawks. Leading the way ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:29:00

SAGU Lady Lions finally play at home

WAXAHACHIE - After weeks of delays, mainly weather, the Lady Lions softball team held their first home game at the Waxahachie Sports Complex on Thursday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:28:00

JV Lady Hawks rally past Waxahachie

WAXAHACHIE - In one of the more competitive games on Friday, March 30, the JV Lady Hawks hosted the Waxahachie Lady Indians and in what ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:27:00

SAGU men lose to No. 2 LSU Shreveport

WAXAHACHIE - The Southwestern Assembly of God University Lions baseball team had a hard task ahead of them hosting the #2 ranked LSU Shreveport River ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:27:00

JV Hawks cruise over Lancaster Tigers

LANCASTER - The JV Hawks also had no problems with Lancaster on Friday, March 30 at Buddy Groom Field on the campus of Red Oak ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:26:00

Charlie Upchurch dominates at 85 Speedway

Submitted by Dave Vance ENNIS - Perfect weather made for a great night of racing at 85 Speedway Saturday, March 31. Charlie Upchurch of Mabank dominated the ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:26:00

Lady Hawks get big road win

RED OAK - The Lady Hawks traveled to play the Lady Pirates of Mesquite Poteet High School on Thursday, March 29 for a big district ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:24:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Arrests Jail listing  March 30-April 2 Michael Lenningston, 57, w/m, accident involving damage to vehicle Terrance Flowers, 62, w/m, fraud use possession of identifying information, no U-turn/MC/ Fine only ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:23:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests March 27 - April 2 Brittany L. Casandova, theft $20 - $500 Amanda J. Dobbs, theft $20 - $500 Jamona L. Sargent, aggravated assualt with deadly weapon, criminal ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:23:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests March 26 - April 2 Narcorik L Anderseon, 30, driving while license invalid, violate promise to appear James H. Bailey, 22, display expired registration, no motor vehicle ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:22:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests March 30 Belinda A. View, w/f, 59, warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:22:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents March 26 - April 1 Traffic stops 25 Citations issued 8 Vacation house check 123 Business/building checks 203 Neighborhood checks 417 Total primary calls for service 28 Avg unit response time 6min/27sec Accident ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:21:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests March 25 - 31 Jonathan D. Weeks, 17, possession of drug paraphernalia Christopher C. Golden, 17, possession of drug paraphernalia Jesus O. Lopez, 23, no driver’s license Jessica Ledesma, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:21:00

Hutchins Police Reports

Arrests March 1 - 31 Carly Brandon Titus, Hutchins PD warrant Christopher Demond Flowers, Duncanville PD warrant x3, Dallas PD warrant Gaylon L Davis, driving while intoxicated, driving while ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:21:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests March 23 - 29 Danny F Petty, m, 51, driving while intoxicated, possession of marijuana Stephen C Hedges, m, 50, Glenn Heights PD warrants Dramone O Garrett, m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:21:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests March 27 – April 2 Gavin Claybon, 20, warrant non-EPD charges Erin Isom, 19, possession marijuana less than 2 oz Ricardo Garza, 34, possession controlled substance pg 1 ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:20:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

Arrests March 20 - 25 Larita Kay Banks, b/f, 41, warrant arrest-outside agency Jeremy Lee Mullen, w/m, 36, unlicensed carrying of a weapon Kris Landon Greene, b/m, 42, warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:19:00

WHS Charmers take home 1st

Submitted by Nicole Mansell Cherokee Charmers took home first place at the Dallas Mavericks Dance Competition. Overall Results in the Large Team Division-Team Awards: Team Sweepstakes, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:19:00

Finley Junior High Choir earns sweepstakes

Submitted by Nicole Mansell WAXAHACHIE - Under the direction of choir teacher Jeremiah Ieppert, Finley Junior High Choir earned sweepstakes at the UIL Concert and Sight-Reading ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:18:00

Global High student places in top 10 in Engineering Essay Contest

Submitted by Nicole Mansell  WAXAHACHIE - Waxahachie Global High Junior, Alyssa Reisner was named as one of 10 winners for a recent engineering essay contest.  This is ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:18:00

More than Books...

The Ferris Public Library had a great time with the Easter Bunny and all the children at our 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt with more ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 12:15:00

Wedding announcement: Hinshaw – Boughton to wed

FERRIS – Mickey Selvidge of Ferris proudly announces the marriage of his daughter, Brandi Dawn Hinshaw of Ferris, to Christopher Lyn Boughton of Terrell on ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 11:59:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: THE STORAGE PLACE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, April 5 and 12, 2012  NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE THESTORAGE PLACE, pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas Property ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 11:58:00

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 Love ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2012 11:56:00

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