Editor

Mayor Marcus Knight honors students

LANCASTER - During the Monday, May 21 special Lancaster council meeting re-elected Mayor Marcus Knight along with council honored students from Lancaster High School’s Audio/Video ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:29:00

Ennis National Polka Festival 2012

Ennis held their National Polka Festival Friday, May 25 through Sunday, May 27 featuring a parade through downtown on Saturday, May 26. ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:27:00

Simply Speaking: Good Ol’ Boy politics

By the time this issue of The Ellis County Press reaches newsstands, we will have a good idea of whether enough of us got out ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:27:00

Personal Finance: Make your vactation security checklist

With summer vacation right around the corner, you’re probably busy planning itineraries, shopping for new bathing suits and finishing up work projects. But before you ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:26:00

What are rights?

Dr. David Alameel, Democrat candidate for Congress, has stated in his commercials he wants everyone to have a right to earn a living wage, retire ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:26:00

Constitutional Thinking: Agenda 21-Ultimate Deception

Part 2 While the globalist Republicans and Democrats “Smart Meter” America, they are working to educate our children for this Sustainable Tyranny by instituting Sustainable Development ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:25:00

How big should government be?

We need a government strong enough to protect and maintain the rule of law but limited enough not to violate it.  The American Founders understood this ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:25:00

Out to Pastor: I cry at weddings, too

June is quite famous for the variety of nuptial activities. I am not sure exactly why June is the month of choice for these couples; ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:24:00

Host families needed

Submitted article Academic Year in America needs host families for five or 10 months or welcome families for three to six weeks. Students will arrive in August ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:23:00

District hosts 5th annual ‘Montae Reagor Excellence Gala’

Submitted by Nicole MansellWaxahachie Indepedent School District WAXAHACHIE - On Thursday, May 17, Waxahachie Indepdent School District held the fifth annual Montae Reagor Excellence Gala.  During the ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:18:00

Ovilla Christian to hold volleyball camp

Submitted article OVILLA – Ovilla Christian School will be providing a summer volleyball camp from July 23 – 27 for girls entering grades 4-8 and 9-12.  Grades ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:18:00

Ovilla Christian to hold basketball camps

Submitted article OVILLA – Ovilla Christian School will be providing summer basketball camps for boys and girls focusing on the importance of teamwork and Colossians 3:23-24. Camp ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:17:00

Student named Dale Hansen Scholar Athlete

Kate Praslicka was named Dale Hansen Scholar Athlete of the Week. Praslicka’s interview will air Sunday, Sept. 9. She is the second Waxahachie High School ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:16:00

‘Most Wanted’ fugitive captured in San Antonio; Drugs and weapons seized after arrest of Texas Mexican Mafia member

Submitted by the Texas Department of Public Safety AUSTIN – Felix Velasquez Jr., 30, a “Texas 10 Most Wanted” Fugitive, is in custody after his arrest ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:14:00

Ellis County Marriages

May 11-17 Louis Wreynolds Bell and Kajorn Howard Michael Paul Bratcher and Jennifer Rose Maliska Cody Troyer Moore and Rachel Lauren Megee Broderick L. Sargent and Syliva Sanders Long Bobby ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:13:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Arrests Thursday, May 24 Jail Listing Robert Dunn, 28,h/m ,theft of property greater than $500 less than $1,500 Tonia Mayers,39, w/f, 39, w/f,  burglary of habitation Jimmie Ray Mayers, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:12:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests May  22 –  Kara N Warren,  aggravated assault with deadly weapon x2 Anthony C. Murray,  fail/false id fragment, theft $50 - $500, forgery Neal W. Bratton, theft ($1,500 ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:12:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests May 21 – 29 Francisco J. Arias, 33, driving while license invalid, failure to appear, motor vehicle inspection violation Lance Cochran, 23, display expired registration, no motor ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:11:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents May 21 – 28 Traffic stops 31 Citations issued 6 Vacation house check 101 Business/building checks 213 Neighborhood checks 431 Total primary calls for service 28 Avg unit rspns time 9min/10sec Animal bite/call ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:11:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests May 20 – 26 Duvirr Basaldu, 42, public intoxication Marcus G. Frazier, 23, public intoxication Kamelia D. Lewis, 29, Midlothian PD warrant x4 Douglas E. White, 24, Collin County ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:10:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests May 18 – 23 Kayla C. James, f, 21, driving while intoxicated Shonde P Hunt, m, 42, driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest Dante A White, m, 19, Glenn ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:09:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests May 21 – 25 April Stern, 21, engage in organized criminal activity Hali Satterwhite, 19, fraud destroy removal concealment writing Jamantha Flemming, 17, engage in organized criminal activity Nicholas ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:06:00

Serving Country: James D. Rogers

VENUS - Air National Guard Airman James D. Rogers graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.  The airman completed an ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:06:00

Serving Country: Derek S. Dillow

MIDLOTHIAN - Army Pvt. Derek S. Dillow has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.  The ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:05:00

Serving Country: Daniel W. Burnett

WAXAHACHIE - Army Pvt. Daniel W. Burnett has graduated from the Fire Support Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. The field ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:05:00

Serving Country: Clint L. Brown

RED OAK - Air Force Airman 1st Class Clint L. Brown graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:04:00

MHS announces Valedictorian, Salutatorian

MIDLOTHIAN - Midlothian High School recognized Noah Rodgers as Valedictorian and Rebecca Walker as Salutatorian for the class of 2012.  Rodgers, son of Joe and Nicol ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:02:00

District launches iPhone and Android apps

Submitted by Nicole Mansell Waxahachie Independent School District has launched FREE applications for iPhone, availabe in the iTunes store and Android, available on Google Play. Just ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:02:00

Caitlin Orsak wins state title of Miss Texas Czech Slovak Queen 2012

Elaine GallagherCzech Heritage Society Reporter On Saturday, April 28, the Czech Heritage Society of Texas held their 10th annual Miss Texas Czech-Slovak Queen Pageant at the ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:01:00

Alantra Jackson earns scholarship from SAU

Submitted article MAGNOLIA, AR - Alantra Jackson of Red Oak, a senior at Red Oak High School, has been selected to receive a Achievement scholarship from ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:00:00

Caring Hands of Bristol gives reception for four scholarship students

Caring Hands of Bristol gave a reception for four scholarship students: Alicia Villa, $500, Ferris High School; Christa Pritchett, $250, Ferris High School; Eric Gamino, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 15:59:00

Allen Hale receives degree from SAU

Submitted article MAGNOLIA, AR - Allen Hale of Ovilla recently graduated with a Bachelor of General Studies degree in General Studies from Southern Arkansas University.  Hale was ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 15:58:00

Czech Heritage discuss CHS Spring meeting

Submitted by the Ellis County Czech Heritage Society ELLIS COUNTY - At our Chapter meeting on March 8, Leon Anhaiser of the Fort Bend Chapter, presented ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 15:57:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Rocky’s garage

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, May 31, 2012   1983 Lazer Boat vin #cjm116410383 #1240 The above vehicle will be for sale at ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 13:29:00

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

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, May 31 & June 7, 2012   NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE:   Abby’s Self Storage and Absolute Self Storage ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 13:27:00

City of Hutchins: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, May 31, 2012   City of Hutchins NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING   The City of Hutchins Planning & Zoning Commission ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 13:26:00

Happy birthday, Wayne

Happy Birthday, Wayne. Friends, family, and local officials old and new showed up to the Ellis County Courthouse Lawn in celebration of Former Ellis County ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:38:00

DPS to increase patrol for Memorial Day Weekend; Public urged to drive responsibly

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety is significantly increasing trooper patrols this Memorial Day weekend in an effort to keep drivers from endangering ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:36:00

Police seek to identify suspects

Submitted by Waxahachie Police Department WAXAHACHIE - Waxahachie Police Department is trying to identify two female suspects using stolen credit cards at a Waxahachie retailer on ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:34:00

Graduation ceremonies to be streamed live via Internet feed

Submitted by Nicole Mansell  WAXAHACHIE - Waxahachie High School will be streaming the Waxahachie Global High and Waxahachie High School and Waxahachie High School of Choice ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:33:00

Personal Finance: Prepare your kids for summer job expenses

High school and college students hoping to find temporary jobs may be in for a tough time this summer – once again – as they ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:33:00

Stop Islamization of America

Itamar GelbmanCandidate for Congressional District 6 The Muslims supremacists in our country are trying to assert Islamic law (Sharia Law) over American law and this needs ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:32:00

Simply Speaking: Modern science

Most of us are at least somewhat familiar with certain information found in a book penned by medical doctor and historian, a Greek Gentile, who ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:32:00

Constitutional Thinking: Agenda 21-Ultimate Deception

The Founders of this nation based it on the principles of private property, liberty and the rule of law. This American Dream however, is going ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:31:00

Robert Wayne Wickliffe

Sept. 11, 1933 - May 19, 2012 FERRIS - Robert Wickliffe, 78, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2012 in Dallas.  He was born September 11, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:31:00

Frances Dell Clements

May 10, 2012 FERRIS - Frances Dell Clements, 70, of Ferris, died from complications of pneumonia on Thursday, May 10, 2012.   As she passed, she ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:30:00

The power to bind and loose

“Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in Heaven, and whatever you loose on Earth will be loosed in ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:27:00

Praise as warfare

Praise is adoration of God for who He is, His person, His character, His names.  It is loving God because He is God.  The Bible gives more ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:26:00

Faith in public

Our most cherished beliefs as Americans – equality and human rights, the value of the individual, limited government, freedom – are branches of a tree ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:25:00

Tuesday, May 29 Election Day; Ellis County Democratic and Republican Primary Polling locations

MIDLOTHIAN Precinct 101,102 Midlothian Church of Christ 1627 North Highway 67 Precinct 103,105 Midlothian Conference Center 1 Community Way Precinct 104 Mountain Peak Elementary School  5201 FM 663 Precinct 106 Crosspointe Church 4420 East Highway 287 Precinct 108 Longbranch ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:21:00

Motorists refusing to wear a seat belt ‘beware’; ‘Click It or Ticket’ enforcement began May 21

Submitted article Hutchins – Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts – beware.  The 2012 national “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement mobilization kicked off ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:20:00

Earle Jones Jr. receives prestigious award

Submitted by Big Brothers Big Sisters IRVING — Earle Jones, Jr. was recognized as the Big Brothers Big Sisters Board Member of the Year for the ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:19:00

Houston Elementary takes center stage at historic House of Blues

Submitted article LANCASTER - What do Bob Dylan, Snoop Dog, Boys II Men and a few students from Houston Elementary have in common?  All have performed on ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:18:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Arrests Jail Listing for Friday, May 18 Emeterio Delgado, 49, w/m, no driver license, fail to maintain financial res Elizabeth Apodaca, 31, w/f, theft of property greater than ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:17:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests May 13 - 19 Demarcus L Garza, b/m, 26, WPD x2 Autuone D Duncan, b/m, 30, WPD x2 Bijai McMillion, b/m, 30, WPD x3 Howman Bentiez, w/m, 30, WPD ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:16:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests May 15 - 21 Sammie C. Moore, public intoxication Justin S. Collinsworth, possession of marijuana less than 2oz in drug free zone Phylicia Fuller, possession of marijuana less ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:16:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests May 14 - 21 Jose D. Aguinaga, 41, motor vehicle inspection violation, failure to appear, speeding Albert G. Gomez, 21, no motor vehicle liability insurance, motor vehicle ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:16:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests May 9 – 20 Cedric D. Garland, b/m, 31, warrant arrest Alberto Hernandez Jr., h/m, 19, possession of prohibited weapon ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:15:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents May 14 - 20 Traffic stops 14 Citations issued 5 Vacation house check 90 Business/building checks 160 Neighborhood checks 356 Total primary calls for service 31 Avg unit rspns time 6min/39sec Accident hit ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:15:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests May 13 - 19 Cesar W. Manriquez-Perez, 28, assault, US immigration detainer Maria D. Gullen, Dallas PD warrants x6, Grand Prairie PD warrants x7 Tomas Mendieta-Rincon, 23, expired/no ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:15:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests May 5 - 17 Marcus J King, m, 32, failure to id Brian M Marshall, m, 30, driving while intoxicated Donald R Edwards, m, 62, driving while intoxicated Chad ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:14:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests May 14 – 21 Allen Harden, 19, out of town warrant James Clark, 48, warrant – non EPD charges Vicente Herrera, 30, criminal trespass, possession controlled substance pg ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:14:00

‘Misfit’ champions

Submitted by Candace Johnson The Red Oak Misfits, 6U t-ball team, won the championship against the Cedar Hill Lady Diamonds on Saturday, May 19 at Valley ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:13:00

Ovilla Christian to hold ‘Strength and Agility Summer Camp’

Submitted article OVILLA - The Ovilla Christian School coaching staff will be holding a “Strength and Agility Summer Camp” from June 4 - July 19 from ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:13:00

Horsepower on Dirt: Hammock wins on last lap in visit to 85 Speedway

Submitted by Dave Vance ENNIS - The Sprint Series of Texas joined 85 Speedway last Saturday for their first visit of the 2012 season. Jerry Hammock ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:12:00

Hawks slay a dragon

RED OAK - The Hawks varsity baseball team had the Nacogdoches Dragons on the ropes Friday, May 11 before Mother Nature came-calling to give the ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:10:00

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality: NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATION AND INTENT TO OBTAIN MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE PERMIT AMENDMENT / PROPOSED PERMIT NO. 42D

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, May 24, 2012   Texas Commission on Environmental Quality NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATION AND INTENT TO OBTAIN ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:06:00

Frank Prasifka and Son’s: Public Auction

Published in the Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, May 24, 2012 Legal Notice Frank Prasifka and Son’s will sell at Public Auction, vehicles that have ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:04:00

Speech and Debate team receives 3rd straight achievement

Submitted article FERRIS - The Ferris Speech and Debate team has had a very successful year. Just completing its sixth season, this program has definitely made ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:02:00

2012 Primary Voter Guide

You can downloand the 2012 Primary Voter Guide by clicking the links in the Attachments section in column on the right.  There is a high ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2012 16:34:00

Sheriff to beef up lake security

DIANA BUCKLEYEllis County Human Services ELLIS COUNTY - As they have done for a number of years, deputies of the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office will provide ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 12:35:00

Guest Editorial: What to do with paperwork after tax filing season

Submitted by the Internal Revenue Service DALLAS – Now that the tax filing season has come and gone, you may be wondering how long to keep ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 12:26:00

Simply Speaking: Un-cerebral voting ...

On this Opinion/Editorial Page a week ago, Walter Williams, one of my favorite writers, wrote of why Barak Obama will be overwhelmingly reelected, come November. ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 12:25:00

We mourn the passing ...

A friend of mine sent me an obituary printed in the London Times. She just happens to be a lawyer; one of the good ones. ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 12:25:00

Constitutional Thinking: From ignorance to tyranny

Thinking people are coming to realize that our original government has been almost completely overthrown.  Our country is approaching financial disaster, with no real economic stability ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 12:24:00

Dorothy “Dottie” Reynolds Trimble

Jan. 11, 1926 – May 8, 2012 Survived by four: Jay Trimble, Katherine Trimble, Vicki Beachump, Lynn Cox, 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 12:24:00

Barbara H. Hawkins

Nov. 16, 1935 - May 13, 2012 RED OAK - Barbara H. Hawkins, lovingly known as “Bobo,” age 76, of Red Oak, passed away Sunday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 12:23:00

Giggle the pounds away with laughtercise

Finally, someone has come up with a weight loss program I can sink my teeth into without guilt. And, I say it’s about time. I can’t ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 12:23:00

Sunbeam Club holds railroad reunion

Submitted by Darleene Denbow The Sunbeam Club sponsored the Southern Pacific Reunion at the Baylor Baptist Church of Ennis in April 2012.  The Southern Pacific Railroad was ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 12:21:00

Boys’, girls’ track teams win state

Submitted by Sonya Cole-Hamilton Lancaster Independent School District LANCASTER - The tradition continued Friday, May 11 as both the boys’ and girls’ Lancaster High School track teams ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 12:16:00

City & School Election results

Cedar Hill Independent School District Place 6 - unopposed Mike Marshall 480 Place 7 James Charles 242 Sonya Grass 372     DeSoto Place 6 -unopposed Curtistine McCowan 999 Place 7 James Zander (I) 1,027 Omar D. Lusk ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 12:05:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Arrests Jail listing May 14 Barbara Renee Lee,52, b/f, cruelty to animals Jose Alvarez, 26, w/m, burglary of habitation Joshua Powell,22, w/m, driving while intoxicated Brittany Ogletree,26, w/f, contempt of ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 12:04:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests May 8 - 15 Clint Brownlee, w/m, 22, WPD x3 Elvin Collins, b/m, 68, WPD x7 Dominique Armendariz, w/f, 22, WPD x2 Kendric Green, b/m, 33, WPD x3 Eutychous Ray ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 12:03:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests Shaye Marie Behr, speeding, expired motor vehicle inspection Michelle Lynn Pogue, theft greater than $50 but less $500 Trinette Levingston, possession drug paraphernalia Angela Morton, possession of controlled ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 12:03:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests May 7 - 14 Aaron T. Bailey, 31, driving while license invalid, display expired registration, failure to appear Jorge J. Bernal, 35, public intoxication, driving while license Keith ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 12:03:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents May 7 - 13 Traffic stops 6 Citations issued 0 Vacation house check 70 Business/building checks 167 Neighborhood checks 299 Total primary calls for service 49 Avg unit rspns time 5min/1sec Animal loose ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 12:02:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests May 5 - 10 Alex R Charles, m, 21, Dallas County Sheriff Office warrant, Red Oak Pd warrants, Cedar Hill Pd warrants Roderick D Beckton, m, 41, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 12:02:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests May 10 – 14 Scott Cryer, 33, out of town warrant Diego Solorio, 18, consumption of alcohol by minor Greg Shumpert, 35, criminal trespass Michael Chavez, 19, public intoxication Brandon ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 12:02:00

DeSoto Police Reports

Arrests May 7 - 13 Brian Anothy Jurado-Martinez, w/m, 21, no driver’s license Ephraim Martinez, w/m, 46, warrant arrest-outside agency Leonard Ray Jones, b/m, 37, driving while license invalid Cynthia ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 12:01:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

Arrests May 7 - 13 Jasmine Denise Labbe, b/f, 18, public lewdness Shaqual Eleit Jackson, b/m, 18, public lewdness Copeland Darrell Shed, b/m, 42, warrant arrest-outside agency Manuel Conception Chavez, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 12:00:00

WISD: Students demonstrate moral courage

Submitted by Nicole Mansell WAXAHACHIE - Several Waxahachie Independent School District students from across the district were recently selected as Moral Courage recipients – a program ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 11:58:00

DPAC Organization sponsors 2nd Annual ‘NO MORE’ Youth Violence Symposium

Submitted article DESOTO - A coalition has been formed between the DeSoto police and the ministers who live in DeSoto or serve citizens in our community. ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 11:57:00

Christian Academy observes National Day of Prayer

Children and Staff at Ferris Christian Academy observed National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3, with pledges to the flags, singing songs of praise ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 11:57:00

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey clowns take reading seriously at Sims Library

Submitted article Waxahachie - Want to learn what it takes to soar on the flying trapeze or just what goes into those cream pies that the ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 11:56:00

Wedding announcement: Caldwell - Weaver to wed

ELLIS COUNTY - Lillie Grace Caldwell, 2, would like to announce the upcoming wedding of her mother, Brooke Caldwell, to Daniel Weaver on Saturday, June ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 11:55:00

Texas Master Naturalist to hold ‘Recognizing Good Bugs in your Environment’ program

Submitted by Joe MundoIndian Trial Master Naturalist Outreach Committee Chair WAXAHACHIE - Indian Trail Chapter, Texas Master Naturalist May 2012 Meeting Program – free and open ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 10:53:00

State to enforce residency requirements

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety recently  announced the implementation of new proof of residency requirements to obtain Texas driver licenses or identification ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2012 11:13:00

Local firemen compete in ‘Chefs on Fire’ fundraiser

Ennis and Bristol Firemen recently competed in “Chefs on Fire,” a fundraiser for Parkland Regional Burn Center. Pictured are Don Pechal, Jeff Aycock, Robert Gillentine ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2012 11:12:00

This isn’t just a Catholic fight

Submitted article For three years, the Obama Administration has systematically chipped away at our religious liberties. Now, they have delivered the biggest blow yet: the Department ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2012 11:11:00

Personal Finance: How to avoid being a bad roommate

For many people, having roommates is a natural transition between leaving their parent’s house and buying their own home. It can be a great way ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2012 11:11:00

No matter what

Can President Obama be defeated in 2012? No. He can’t.  I am going on record as saying that President Barak Obama will win a second term. The media ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2012 11:10:00

Personal Finance: For Mother’s Day, discuss mom’s financial future

On Mother’s Day, children of all ages thank their moms for the many sacrifices made during their childhoods – and well beyond, considering how many ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2012 11:10:00

What is spirituality?

My view of Spirituality is based, not upon the worldly view of Spirituality, but on a Biblical view. In Ecclesiastes 12: 13 “Let us hear ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2012 11:09:00

The question: Shoes or no shoes?

Born without arms and with shortened legs, Chet McDoniel inspires, motivates and entertains people with a valuable message of self-worth and wholeness amidst a broken ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2012 11:09:00

Horsepower on Dirt: Culver takes 2nd win at 85 Speedway

Submitted by Dave Vance Storms last Friday didn’t hamper the racing action Saturday at 85 Speedway. Jake Culver dominated the Bomber division by making his way to ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2012 11:08:00

‘Team’ always beats ‘I’

The old saying “there’s no I in Team” was put into play in game three of the Bi-district round of the Class 4-A state playoffs. ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2012 11:07:00

Ellis County Marriages

April 13- 20 Cesar Garcia Trejo and Rubishela Garcia Chavez Ryan Dean Grone and Chenelle Kasha Slater Jeffery Jim Leatherman and Jennifer Kay Henninger Jose El Garcia Maldonado and ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2012 11:07:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Arrests May 4 Jail Listing Brandon Blevins, 31, w/m, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana less than two ounces, driving while license suspended Timoteo Mar, 55, w/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2012 11:06:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests May 1 - 6 Aprin A Coterill, w/f, 29, WPD x2 Kandi Clifton, b/f, 39, WPD x3 Cosea III Headd-Copeland, b/m, 29, WPD x1 Gabriel S Escamilla, w/m, 20, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2012 11:06:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests May 1 - 7 Javier Lopez Jr., possession of marijuana less than 2oz Jason Garcia, possession of marijuana less than 2oz Juan Valdez Vargas, failure to signal, possession ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2012 11:05:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests April 30 - May 7 Derek A. Bodden, 20, failure to dim headlights, defective tail lights, no drivers license, minor in possession of tobacco, failure to ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2012 11:05:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests May 1 Derk Powell, b/m, 32, warrant Perry Ford, b/m, 48, evading w/vehicle ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2012 11:05:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents April 30 - May 6 Traffic stops 2 Citations issued 0 Vacation house check 41 Business/building checks 139 Neighborhood checks 215 Total primary calls for service 26 Avg unit rspns time 5min/55sec 911 ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2012 11:04:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests April 29 - May 5 Jerry E. Clark, 39, public intoxication Jose Castro, 34, open container, public intoxication Ricardo F. Sanchez, 33, no insurance, following too closely, no ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2012 11:04:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests April 27 - May 3 Raven N Buchanan, f, 20, Glenn Heights PD warrants Derrick M Jimerson, m, 24, Glenn Heights Pd warrants, Desoto Pd warrant, Mesquite ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2012 11:04:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests May 1 – 7 Christopher Horton, 27, evading arrest detention w/vehicle Aaron Avila, 18, possession drug paraphernalia, possession marijuana less than 2 oz Blake Everhart, 19, possession drug ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2012 11:03:00

Thomas Boyanton accepted to Central College Abroad Program

Submitted article PELLA, IOWA - Thomas Boyanton, a native of Midlothian and student at Austin College, was accepted to Central College Abroad’s study abroad program in ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2012 11:03:00

SAGU breaks ground on World Communication Center

Submitted by Christina FreezeSAGU Public Relations Coordinator  Waxahachie – Southwestern Assemblies of God University broke ground on its World Communication Center (WCC) on Friday, April 27. ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2012 11:02:00

Reward offered for fugitive with Aryan Brotherhood ties; Known to have more than 50 aliases and arrests in several states

Submitted by the Texas Department of Public Safety AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety has added Paul Joseph Borreson, 56, to the Texas 10 ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2012 11:00:00

CITATION BY PUBLICATION: ANGELO MARTINEZ

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, May 10, 2012   CITATION BY PUBLICATION STATE OF TEXAS   TO: ANGELO MARTINEZ And to all whom it may concern, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2012 10:58:00

City of Hutchins: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, May 10, 2012   City of Hutchins NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING   THE CITY OF HUTCHINS WILL HOLD A PUBLIC ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2012 10:57:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: A-1 ABSOLUTE SELF STORAGE and LONG HORN SELF STORAGE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, May 3 & 10, 2012 A-1 ABSOLUTE SELF STORAGE and LONG HORN SELF STORAGE all formerly ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2012 10:56:00

Family Land Heritage Program to be held

Submitted article The Family Land Heritage Program, sponsored by the Texas Department of Agriculture, is in its 37th year, working to honor families who have kept ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2012 10:55:00

Ellis County receives 2011 Safety Award

Ellis County received a 2011 Safety Award for its record of involvement and commitment to safety in the workplace, as well as for controlling workers’ ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2012 10:53:00

Thoughts to Encourage (safety)

"Living and abiding under the Shadow of the Almighty is the only safe place to be." Geri McGhee Psalms 91:1-16 "He that dwelleth in the secret place ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/04/2012 08:54:00

Obama to Sacrifice Chinese Dissident to Continue Trade Talks with China

Today's Featured Story: May 4, 2012 Obama to Sacrifice Chinese Dissident to Continue Trade Talks with China ACORN Whistle Blower Takes On Eric Holder Over Voter Fraud Who ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/04/2012 08:50:00

Obama threatens Supreme Court: "extraordinary disruption" if Obamacare not upheld

 Obama threatens Supreme Court: "extraordinary disruption" if Obamacare not upheld  Why the Republican Primary may have just gotten started • New Obama executive orders refer US agencies to ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/04/2012 08:43:00

Simply Speaking: It was a clean job

It was a clean job. Yep, my five or six political yard signs placed neatly beside and behind my out-in-the-country mailbox had completely disappeared sometime ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/03/2012 10:36:00

Jon’s Vu: Not a secret?

Once the submarine corps was known as the silent service, a title it proudly bore.  Now the secret service wishes it were under water called something ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/03/2012 10:35:00

Standing up for the people

Most people do not realize a duly elected sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer of that particular county and their law enforcement authority in ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/03/2012 10:35:00

Constitutional Thinking: We’re not in Kansas anymore


Last Updated: 05/03/2012 10:34:00

Why are some in the prophetic movement still naming angels?

I recently heard a prophetic word that described an angelic visitation.   Of course, I am all for angelic visitations. Both the Old and New Testament ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/03/2012 10:34:00

Knowing what you want - just a plain cup of coffee, please!

Through the years, I have discovered two important facets of husbandship that has stood me in good stead for many years: a vigorous nod of ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/03/2012 10:33:00

WHS Spelling/Vocabulary team ranks 1st in state

The Team of Kendall Burks, Lydia Hantsche and Collin Stephenson placed first  in spelling and vocabulary at the Regional UIL Meet at the University of ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/03/2012 10:32:00

ROBSA T-Ball champions crowned

RED OAK - The Red Oak Baseball Softball Association crowned 5U and 6U T-Ball Tournament Champions on Sunday, April 29 and all four teams competing ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/03/2012 10:32:00

Red Oak Hawks baseball advance

RED OAK - The Hawks baseball team went into Friday’s game with Lancaster needing a win to set up what most everyone thought would be ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/03/2012 10:31:00

Lady Hawks’ season ends abruptly

RED OAK - The Lady Hawks softball play-off came to an abrupt end on Saturday, April 28 at Elgin High School near Austin.  The Lady Hawks ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/03/2012 10:30:00

Eula Mae Brown celebrates 102 birthday

Submitted by Kathy Jones, City of DeSoto Eula Mae Brown, of DeSoto was born on May 1, 1910 and just celebrated her 102nd birthday. Brown has ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/03/2012 10:30:00

Lancaster ISD names new principals to 4 campuses

The Lancaster Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the superintendent’s recommendations for contracts for the employment of four new principals on Thursday, April 26. ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/03/2012 10:29:00

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: 05/03/2012 10:28:00

2011 Lancaster Area Chamber awards presented

LANCASTER - The 2011 Lancaster Area Chamber Awards were presented during the Chamber’s Red Carpet Awards Gala on Saturday, April 28 at the MCM Grande ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/03/2012 10:28:00

Kimray donates $30,000 in training equipment for Navarro College Petroleum Technology

Submitted article Kimray, Inc. has donated an additional $30,000 to support the Navarro College Petroleum Technology Program. These are detailed precision cut-away versions of most of ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/03/2012 10:27:00

Meals-on-Wheels presents Shirle Ayers Award to Ennis volunteers

Submitted by Meals-on-Wheels Ike and Irene Koby are not fond of the rat race. So when the couple reached retirement, they opted to pull up their ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/03/2012 10:26:00

More than Books...

Early voting for Ferris’ General and Special Election will be here at the library, located at 301 E. 10th Street.  Monday, April 30, will be the ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/03/2012 10:25:00

Local students receive academic awards from Howard Payne University

Submitted article ELLIS COUNTY - Howard Payne University recently honored 81 students for academic achievements during the spring 2012 semester.  The honors were conferred at the annual ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/03/2012 10:24:00

Ellis County Marriages

April 9-12 Jonathan Carde Armstrong and April Nicole Painter Alan Michael Bedgood and Melissa Kay Kunkle Stacey Wayne Burks and Susan Kristina Michael Henry Davis and Georgia Leterina Hudgens Ivan ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/03/2012 10:24:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

BRISTOL April 11 Assault causes bodily injury, Bristol Bottoms, suspect intentionally and knowingly caused bodily injury to victim by hitting him in the face. ELLIS COUNTY March 26 Abuse of ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/03/2012 10:23:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests April 22 – 29 Juan Torres-Martinez, w/m, 25, no driver license Alfredo Torres, w/m, 30, public intoxication Broderick King, w/m, 49, Wilmer PD x2 Panther D. Austin, w/m, 51, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/03/2012 10:23:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests April 23 - 30 James L. Alberts, 29, display expired registration, failure to appear Billy A. Aultman, 48, no seat belt, failure to appear Jonathan A. Edwards, 24, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/03/2012 10:22:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents April 23 - 29 Traffic stops 28 Citations issued 16 Vacation house check 94 Business/building checks 204 Neighborhood checks 429 Total primary calls for service 25 Avg unit rspns time 4min/16sec Abandoned vehicle ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/03/2012 10:22:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests April 22 - 28 Justin M. Watson, 24, River Oaks PD warrant, Lake Worth PD warrant, Fort Worth PD warrants x3 Alicia M. Quintero, 24, Dalworthington Gardens ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/03/2012 10:21:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests April 20 – 26 John Delgado, m, 21, driving while intoxicated 3rd, Richland Hills PD warrants Mark G. Grayson, m, 36, possession of marijuana less than 2 ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/03/2012 10:21:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests April 23 – 27 Michael Gonzalez, 50, warrant non-EPD charges Wanda Coleman, 22, out of town warrant Benjamin Rodriguez, 34, criminal trespass, out of town warrant, theft less ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/03/2012 10:21:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

Arrests April 9 - 23 Russel Lamont Rowe, b/m, 33, assault Terry Lynn Hodges, b/m, 27, warrant arrest-local charge Morgan Meshach Henderson, b/m, 19, robbery Rhonda Michelle Hutchinson, w/f, 39, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/03/2012 10:20:00

Vitovsky recognized by TEA

MIDLOTHIAN - J.A. Vitovksy Elementary School is among 501 Texas schools who earned the “Distinguished Performance Title I” award for the 2011-12 school year. The ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/03/2012 10:19:00

14th Annual Corsicana Air Show to be held May 12

Submitted article CORSICANA - The Corsicana Air Show, hosted by The Coyote Squadron, will be held Saturday, May 12.  If visitors wish to examine the aircraft up ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/03/2012 10:19:00

Ferris Independent School District: NOTICE FOR PROPOSAL

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, April 26 and May 3, 2012   NOTICE FOR PROPOSAL The Ferris Independent School District is seeking sealed ... Full story

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

CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILMER WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, May 3, 2012   NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILMER ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/03/2012 10:09:00

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: 05/03/2012 10:09:00

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

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, May 3 & 10, 2012 A-1 ABSOLUTE SELF STORAGE and LONG HORN SELF STORAGE all formerly ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/03/2012 10:06:00

THE CITY OF FERRIS, TEXAS: 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: 05/03/2012 09:52:00

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