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Suspect rams squad car

FERRIS -  A chase through two counties last week ended southbound  on Interstate Highway 45 in Ferris Wednesday, June 19 after the wanted suspect rammed ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:34:00

Newspaper takes home 2 awards

SAN ANTONIO - Newspapers statewide were honored for their  yearlong efforts Saturday, June 23 at the “2012 Texas Better Newspaper Contest” ceremony sponsored by the ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:33:00

Burn ban in effect, fireworks not included

ELLIS COUNTY - Commissioners’ Court  approved a 90-day ban on outdoor burning effective immediately for all residents residing inside the county, Monday, June 25. The ban ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:31:00

Personal Finance: How to catch a ‘Phish’

Their names may sound funny but their financial consequences are not: “Phishing,” “smishing,” “vishing” and “pharming” are just a few of the ways criminals gain ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:30:00

Guest Editorial: Tax help and injustice

A just political system, among other things, is one that evenly distributes advantages and disadvantages, politically and economically.  If some are not able to utilize the ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:30:00

Simply Speaking: Ah, sweet youth

It is true, gasoline was selling for under 20 cents a gallon in my youth, but it is also true 20 cents was a lot ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:29:00

Constitutional Thinking: Preventing a dark night

Preventing a dark night of terror as in a 1984, Red Dawn, Amerika, or some other nightmarish scenario out of an action thriller, will take ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:29:00

God is making an investment in you

When a parent sends a child to college, it requires a great investment.  Obviously that parent hopes his child will apply herself to the rigors of ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:27:00

Out to Pastor: Vote for me, I create lots of jobs

I have always thought about what it would be like to be wealthy. Unless I win the lottery somewhere, of which I never play, the ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:26:00

Area students graduate from HPU

Submitted article BROWNWOOD - Howard Payne University in Brownwood graduated 145 students at its commencement held at the close of the spring 2012 semester. Area students ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:26:00

Hardin-Simmons announces academic honors, graduates

Submitted article ABILENE - Hardin-Simmons University recently announced their academic honors list and graduation list. The following students were named to the president’s list for the spring ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:25:00

Texas A&M University announces graduation list

Submitted article COLLEGE STATION - Diplomas were awarded to more than 7,300 Texas A&M University graduates during spring commencement ceremonies.  Graduates were: Cheree A. Holbrook, Bachelor of ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:25:00

SMU announces May 2012 graduates

Submitted article DALLAS - The following students from this area were awarded degrees during SMU’s May 2012 Commencement ceremonies: Ferris William McChesney, a resident of Ferris received a ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:24:00

Tarleton releases honor, graduation lists

Submitted article STEPHENVILLE, - Tarleton State University has released its “A” honor roll, distinguished students and graduation lists for the spring 2012 semester.  Students listed on the ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:23:00

Ferris Christian Academy announces Kindergarten graduates

FERRIS – Ferris Christian Academy presented the Kindergarten graduating class of 2011-12 on Tuesday, May 29 at First Baptist Church in Ferris.  A special award was ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:22:00

Cattlemen’s Column: Ranchers trump politicians and activists when it comes to cattle care

Joe Parker, Jr.Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Assoc. If history is any indicator, then we can be sure of one thing — when the government gets ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:22:00

Ellis County Marriages

June 8-14 Ryan Cole Almand and Sarah Anne Harris Scott James Barowsky and Savannah Michelle Ham Dwayne Westley Betik and Carli Michelle Bragg Michael Richard Horton and Megan Christine ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:15:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

AVALON June 10 Assault by contact, 100 block Hemp Hill, complainant was assaulted by her husband. BARDWELL June 10 Illegal dumping greater than five pounds less than 500 pounds. 700 ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:13:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests June 18 – 24 Antonio Moore, b/m, 22, Wilmer PD x1, Arlington/Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office Myaisha Brightman, b/f, 20, Wilmer PD x3, Dallas PD x2 Jesse Harrell, b/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:13:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests June 16 – 21 Jordan Tucker, driving while license invalid, failure to maintain financial responsibility, expired motor vehicle registration Tiffany Tibbs, assault Brett A Bralley, driving while license ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:13:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests June 18 – 25 Jaime Alvarez-Diaz, 22, no driver license, theft-misdemeanor-property Brian A. James, 28, speeding, failure to appear Sylvia N. Winzer, 23, display expired registration, motor vehicle ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:12:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents June 18 – 24 Traffic stops 35 Citations issued 8 Vacation house check 73 Business/building cks 186 Neighborhood checks 368 Total primary calls for service 23 Avg. unit rspns time 6 min ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:12:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests June 17 – 23 Jeremy D. Davis, 24, Midlothian  PD warrants x2 Suzette M. Flores, 28, public intoxication Jacob S Florence, 26, driving while license invalid Ginger N. Jones, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:12:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests June 15- 21 Arthur G Hairston, m, 22, Glenn Heights Police Department warrants Felicia S Butler, f, 43, failure to id, Desoto PD warrants, Arlington PD warrants Ricardo ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:11:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests June 15 – 19 Raymond Jones, 43, burglary of motor vehicle Patrick Boston, 49, warrant non-EPD charges Angelo Martinez, 31, driving while license invalid, failed to maintain financial ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:10:00

Not all memory loss is serious

Submitted by Rita HodgesCounty Extension Agent Many people believe that memory loss and aging go hand-in-hand:  as a person gets older his or her memory begins ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:10:00

Master Gardener Column: Organic pest management

Arlene HamiltonOrganic Pest Management More than forty years ago, Rachel Carson in her book “Silent Spring opened our eyes to the fact that we have endangered ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:09:00

Chamber awards 5 scholarships

Submitted byJoe Johnson, IOMPresident, Lancaster Area Chamber Lancaster – The Lancaster Area Chamber and the Lancaster Education Foundation recently awarded five college scholarships at the Thursday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:08:00

Home Country: ‘It’s our duty to help ‘em get aculturtated’

Down at the sale barn Saturday, the think tank had coagulated there with coffees to go to celebrate spring.  Doc and Dud had their dogs with ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:07:00

City of Hutchins: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Published one time in The Ellis County Press on Thursday, June 28, 2012   City of Hutchins NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING   The City of Hutchins Planning & Zoning Commission ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:06:00

Ferris Independent School District: REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

Published one time in The Ellis County Press on Thursday, June 28, 2012   REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL   The Ferris Independent School District is accepting competitive sealed proposals in ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:05:00

Ferris Independent School District: NOTICE TO VENDORS

Published two times in The Ellis County Press  on Thursday, June 28 & July 5, 2012   NOTICE TO VENDORS: INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS:   Notice is hereby given that the ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:04:00

Ferris Independent School District: REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

Published one time in The Ellis County Press on Thursday, June 28, 2012 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Ferris Independent School District is accepting competitive proposals for the ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:03:00

CITATION BY PUBLICATION: TO ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW OF PATRICIA D. LANGFORD, DECEASED

Published in The Ellis County Press four times on Thursday, June 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2012    CAUSE NO. 84846 CITATION BY PUBLICATION   THE STATE OF TEXAS: TO: ALL ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:00:00

Sheriff’s Explorers stage underage drinking party

WAXAHACHIE– Area law enforcement officials joined up on Tuesday, June 12 for an in-depth training on methods of controlled party dispersal. Underage drinking parties pose ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:23:00

Knight elected to NCTCOG

ARLINGTON -  Lancaster Mayor Marcus E. Knight was elected as one of the directors of the North Central Texas Council of Governments at the Annual ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:20:00

Area residents selected at the Republican State Convention

Delegates to the Republican State Convention were Hamilton and Sue Turner of Ferris pictured with run-off candidate for Texas Railroad Commissioner, Warren Chisum.  Alternate delegates ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:18:00

Area teacher selected to participate in summer program

DALLAS - One Ferris teacher was selected to participate in a summer teacher institute sponsored by Humanities Texas and Southern Methodist University’s Dedman College of ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:16:00

Guest Editorial: ‘We the People’ ... our heritage has been hijacked

Fred Orrjagobtexas@aol.com In my generation and the ones immediately following, person after person is surrendering to cynicism about our government. People are passionate about our state ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:16:00

Personal Finance: Avoid rude rental car surprises

I’m usually a pretty savvy traveler, but a recent car rental mishap reminded me that even when you take every precaution, things still can go ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:16:00

Simply Speaking: True historical facts

After attending the 2012 Texas State Republican Convention in Fort Worth a couple of weekends ago, with all its fine speechifications, I’ve yet to hear ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:15:00

Constitutional Thinking: Heading toward ‘1984’ hell

Part 2 The founding fathers warned us about desiring security more than liberty. Even as late as the 1950s, prominent Americans still realized that would lead ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:14:00

The sign of the son of man

“Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:14:00

Out to Pastor: It’s not my father’s world anymore

Celebrating another Father’s Day without my father I cannot help thinking how much has changed since he died.  If he were to return today, he would ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:13:00

Tarleton welcomes Kaydee Bland into Delta Mu Delta

Submitted article STEPHENVILLE - Tarleton State University’s Delta Mu Delta Honor Society in Business Administration inducted 56 new members. Kaydee Bland of Midlothian was one of those ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:13:00

Brandy Childress earns degree from LeTourneau University

Submitted article LONGVIEW - Brandy Childress of Red Oak, Texas graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies. LeTourneau University is an interdenominational Christ-centered ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:12:00

International Museum of Cultures to participate in Blue Star Museums

Submitted by The International Museum of Cultures DALLAS COUNTY - The International Museum of Cultures announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:12:00

‘Heart of the Tin Trunk’ to be performed

Elaine GallagherCzech Heritage Society Reporter ELLIS COUNTY - The “Heart of the Tin Trunk, A Heritage Musical” will perform a preview Friday, July 27 at 8 ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:11:00

Anna Boyd Dixon graduates from Samford University

Submitted article BIRMINGHAM, AL - Anna Boyd Dixon of Glenn Heights graduated from Samford University during spring commencement.  Dixon earned a Master of Science in Nursing. Samford University ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:11:00

Social Security Column: Get your social security statement online

Samuel TrimiarSocial Security Public Affair Specialist  If you would like to get a Social Security Statement, which provides estimates of your future benefits, it is now ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:10:00

Master Naturalist: My Little Hummers

Eileen BergerIndian Trail Master Naturalist I first became aware of hummingbirds after my parents moved from Fort Worth to Pecan Plantation which is on the Brazos ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:09:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Arrests Jail Listing Ran on Friday,  June 15 Jacob Dani Allred, 33,w/m, possession of controlled substance less than one gram Richard Donaldson, 43, b/m, prohibited substance in correctional ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:08:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests June 12 - 17 Jerilyn J Jackson, w/f, 30, WPD x5 Oscar C Ramirez, w/m, 61, Bexar County  Clarance Reed, b/m, 59, WPD assault family violence Hector Chavez, w/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:08:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests June 15 Ladasley Q. Hayden, no seat belt, no driver’s license, vsrl pass reg, driving while license suspended Jamarius G. Jones, theft greater than $50 but less ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:07:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests June 11 – 18 Jaime Alvarez-Diaz, 22, no driver’s license, theft Gregory D. Bell, 43, public intoxication Antonio Benavidez, 50, driving while intoxicated x3, driving while license invalid ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:07:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests June 12 Josue David Colin, w/m, 24, warrants ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:07:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents June 11 – 17 Traffic stops 27 Citations issued 7 Vacation house check 109 Business/building checks 165 Neighborhood checks 354 Total primary calls for service 30 Average unit response time 3min/28sec Accident minor ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:06:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests June 10 – 16 Tamara S. Green, 24, Blach Springs PD warrant, Dallas PD warrants x5 Joshua D. Robinson, 23, Wichita County Sheriff Office warrant x3 David E. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:06:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests June 8 – 14 Ernie L Brooks, m, 55, driving while intoxicated open container Cedric D Hogan, m, 29, driving while intoxicated John A. Rodriguez, m, 24, driving ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:06:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests June 11 – 12 Darrell Sheffield, 55, assault causes bodily injury family violence, warrant non-EPD charges Juan Espinoza, 26, no driver license ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:05:00

DeSoto Police Reports

Arrests June 4 – 10 Richard Allen Borders, b/m, 27, possession of drug paraphernalia Jason Duane Smith, b/m, 24, Desoto City ordinance open container Varetta Daunsha Terry, b/f, 30, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:05:00

Cedar Hill Police Reports

Arrests May 25 – June 8 Jose Alberto Costilla-diego, w/m, 23, no driver’s license Joe Starks, b/m, 38, possession of drug paraphernalia Michael Salazar, w/m, 52, driving while intoxicated Courtney ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:04:00

S.A.F.E. Saturdays teen gaming night

Submitted by Amber DorseyCommunity Relations Assistant  Lancaster - Join the Lancaster Police Department and the Lancaster Parks & Recreation Department on Saturday, June 23 from 7 ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:04:00

Dallas mayor to speak at BSW luncheon

Submitted byJoe JohnsonIOM, President Lancaster Area Chamber  Lancaster – Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will address the Best Southwest Partnership Luncheon on Thursday, June 28, at the ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:03:00

Canterbury graduate earns National Merit Scholarship

Submitted by Angel MorrisDirector of Public Relations & Marketing DESOTO - Timothy Khouw, a senior at The Canterbury Episcopal School of DeSoto, has been selected as ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:02:00

Around and About …

Joe JohnsonLancaster Chamber of Commerce On Thursday, May 31, In-N-Out Burger held their grand opening on I-35E, making it the 16th eatery along Lancaster’s “Restaurant Row,” ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:01:00

Home Country: ‘It’s our duty to help ‘em get aculturtated’

Some of us live nicely without utilities and I’ve even heard of a teenager somewhere who doesn’t have a cellphone.  But for Alphonse “Windy” Wilson, it’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 10:00:00

Frank Prasifka and Son’s: Public Auction

Published in the Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, June 21, 2012   LEGAL NOTICE Frank Prasifka and Son’s will sell at Public Auction, vehicles that have ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 09:59:00

City Council of Alma: 106 FM 1183, Alma, Texas

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, June 21, 2012 ALMA, TEXAS On May 31, 2012 the City Council of Alma, Texas held a ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 09:58:00

Notice of sale of property held for moving and storage charges under the Texas warehouseman’s lien statute

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, June 14 and 21, 2012 Notice of sale of property held for moving and storage charges ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 09:57:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: THE STORAGE PLACE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, June 14 and 21, 2012   NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE   THE STORAGE PLACE, pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 09:56:00

CITATION BY PUBLICATION TO: ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW OF PATRICIA D. LANGFORD, DECEASED

Published in The Ellis County Press four times on Thursday, June 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2012    CAUSE NO. 84846 CITATION BY PUBLICATION   THE STATE OF TEXAS: TO: ALL ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 09:54:00

Texas DPS urges drivers to move over, slow down for tow trucks

AUSTIN – Starting this week, the Texas Department of Public Safety will place special enforcement emphasis on the addition of tow trucks to the Move ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2012 09:53:00

Graduation 2012 Commemorative Edition

To view the Graduation 2012 Commemorative Edition click on the "Graduation2012.pdf" link under Attachments to the right.  The file size 68.5MB. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2012 13:53:00

Former attorney sentenced to life

WAXAHACHIE - James Gordon Leonard, a 64-year-old former Waxahachie attorney, was sentenced to life in prison in the 40th District Court of Ellis County Wednesday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2012 13:47:00

Brown promotes 2 deputies

ELLIS COUNTY – Monday, June 11 Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown-R, promoted Corporal Chris Hilliard to Sergeant and promoted Deputy George Williams to Corporal. Sgt. Hilliard ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2012 13:46:00

Guest Editorial: Tax help afforded by amending a tax return

We continue our discussion of amended returns. We mentioned previously that the ability to file an amended return can be an excellent tax help in ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2012 13:45:00

Personal Finance: Improving financial literacy, here and abroad

Would you be surprised to learn that parents in many poorer countries often spend considerably more time talking with their children about money management than ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2012 13:45:00

Simply Speaking: You should have been there

Last week found Texans from all around the state assembling in Fort Worth for the biennially-held GOP State Convention. It’s a combination of renewing old ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2012 13:45:00

Constitutional Thinking: Heading toward ‘1984’ hell

I recently read an article revisiting the topic of “1984.” If you haven’t read George Orwell’s book by that title, it should be high on ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2012 13:44:00

Renew your mind

“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: 06/14/2012 13:43:00

Save money on Medicare drug costs and medical care

Submitted by Meals-on-Wheels Are you a Medicare recipient?  You may be able to reduce your Medicare costs by taking advantage of two important Medicare programs. In conjunction with ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2012 13:42:00

Imperiled minnows, mussels find refuge at Texas state fish hatcheries

Submitted article ATHENS—The five state-operated fish hatcheries in Texas generally have one job: to produce fish for stocking into Texas waters. But the record-breaking drought of 2011 ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2012 13:38:00

Ellis County Marriages

May 25-May 31 Christopher Ray Barnett and Kara Dawn Ten Hagen Dustin Wade Hill and Kati Danielle Sneed Randy Darrin Johnson and Vickie Gail Waterman Larry Dale McAdams and ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2012 13:37:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Arrests Jail list ran on June 8 John Bathcelor, 18, w/m, assault causes bodily injury Mark Castillo, 41, w/m, criminal mischief greater than $50 less than $500, contempt ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2012 13:36:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests June 3 – 10 Sokory Devones, b/m, 29, WPD x2 Jessica Cruz, w/f, WPD x1 Joshua Abrahams, w/m, 30, Richardson x1, Carrollton x1 Pedro Carrilo, w/m, awol Ashley Ann Robinson, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2012 13:36:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests May 29 – June 11 Susan Palmer, assault Jeremiah Johnson, possession of controlled substance pg1 less than 1g, no seat belt Barry Hollingsworth, assault Robert Tribble, assault Susan Primavera, assault Waylon ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2012 13:35:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests June 4 – 11 Jeremiah Boswell, 32, no motor vehicle liability insurance, motor vehicle inspection violation, failure to appear Korina H. Bredeson, 41, expired operators license, failure ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2012 13:35:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests June 5 – 11 Christina Mae Du, w/f, 37, possession of controlled substance, warrants Autumn O. Johnson, w/f, 33, assault family violence ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2012 13:35:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents June 4 – 10 Traffic stops 37 Citations issued 7 Vacation house check 108 Business/building checks 161 Neighborhood checks 384 Total primary calls for service 30 Accident hit and run no injury ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2012 13:34:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests June 3 – 9 Kathleen T. Short, 22, Arlington PD warrants x4, Grand Prairie PD warrant x2 Alvin R. Jacobs, 49, no insurance Terry D. Ford, 27, failure ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2012 13:34:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests June 2 – 7 Kenneth W Bryant, m, 71, possession of marijuana Foster J Davis, m, 18, unlicensed carrying of a weapon on alcohol premises Gregory S Wilson, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2012 13:34:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests June 5 – 10 Brad Washington, 59, w/m, public intoxication Thomas Mowrer, 36, a/m, possession of a controlled substance David Garcia, 32, w/m, domestic violence Austin Morgan, 28, w/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2012 13:33:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests June 4 – 11 Brandon Roberts, 37, theft greater than $50 less than $500, warrant non-EPD charges Jessica Munoz, 30, abandon endanger child criminal negligence Ramona Thompson, 43, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2012 13:33:00

Keep Glenn Heights Beautiful

Keep Glenn Heights Beautiful has been partnering with McCowan Middle School and its Green Team Leader, Lanisha Gipson-Jackson for the past three years and KGHB ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2012 13:31:00

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey clowns take reading seriously at local libraries July 13

Submitted article DALLAS - 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: 06/14/2012 13:31:00

Tarleton’s freshman honor society inducts new members

Submitted article STEPHENVILLE - The Tarleton State University chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, the oldest freshman academic national honor society, inducted 109 new members during its ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2012 13:30:00

Local students named to UNT honor lists

Submitted article DENTON — The following University of North Texas students from your area were named to the Dean’s and President’s Lists for the 2012 spring ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2012 13:30:00

Ellis County resident publishes fiction and non-fiction ebooks

Submitted article FERRIS - Lee Gabor, of Ferris, has recently published 10 ebooks available for downloads on the Internet.  The books are priced from free to $2.99 ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2012 13:29:00

Sex offender added to ‘Most Wanted’ list: Wanted in Harris County, prior conviction for sexual assault of a child

Submitted by the Texas Department of Public Safety AUSTIN –The Texas Department of Public Safety has added Mark Anthony Gasaway Jr., 26, to the “Texas 10 ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2012 13:28:00

Notice of sale of property held for moving and storage charges under the Texas warehouseman’s lien statute

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, June 14 and 21, 2012 Notice of sale of property held for moving and storage charges ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2012 12:58:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: THE STORAGE PLACE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, June 14 and 21, 2012   NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE THE STORAGE PLACE, pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2012 12:48:00

CITATION BY PUBLICATION: TO ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW OF PATRICIA D. LANGFORD, DECEASE

Published in The Ellis County Press four times on Thursday, June 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2012    CAUSE NO. 84846 CITATION BY PUBLICATION   THE STATE OF TEXAS: TO: ALL ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2012 12:38:00

Man jailed 5 years on child porn charge

ENNIS – A 36-year-old Ennis man was sentenced to five years and four months in federal prison on one child pornography charge Wednesday, May 30. Jerry ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:52:00

City acquires deed to town square

PALMER - The Palmer Economic Development Corporation presented the city with a gift resulting from months of collaboration and work with the railroad at the ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:50:00

Ryan Lilley named to TSTC Honor Roll

Submitted article Waco - Ryan Lilley of  Maypearl has earned a place on the President’s Honor Roll for the 2012 spring semester at Texas State Technical ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:49:00

Governor Perry appoints former judge to panel

AUSTIN - Governor Rick Perry-R,  has appointed former Judge Greg Wilhelm, a Midlothian resident, as chairman of the Parental Rights Advisory Panel and appointed nine ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:48:00

Guest Editorial: With Congress willfully blind, Americans subsidize aliens’ tax rebates

Three weeks ago, an Indiana accountant turned whistle blower exposed the decade-old practice among illegal aliens of fraudulently collecting cash refunds for child tax credits. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:47:00

Personal Finance: This Father’s Day, teach kids to manage finances

As parents, we hope we’re doing a good job raising our children – teaching them right from wrong, instilling the desire to learn and demonstrating ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:47:00

Simply Speaking: Low voter turnout

Let’s look at some what-ifs and see the results we might come up with, as pertains to the mostly just-completed Republican Primary Election, especially as ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:46:00

Constitutional Thinking: School choice: The wrong choice

Choice is good, but you have to know what you are choosing. Voters in Texas had the opportunity to make choices recently at the polls. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:45:00

My best friend

Do you remember who your best friend was when you were a child? How about in your teenage years? How about today, who is your ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:45:00

How big should government be?

The pursuit of more even for selfish reasons often produces jobs, opportunities, and the chance to serve in a meaningful way, even while a greedy ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:45:00

Out to Pastor: Snake, rattle and roll in the aisles

I would agree with the idea that religion comes in all shapes, sizes and temperaments.  It is quite obvious that sanity is not a prerequisite of ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:44:00

Volleyball camp

RED OAK - The Red Oak High School volleyball program will be hosting summer volleyball camps for 2012 summer on: June 11 thorugh June 14 ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:43:00

Basketball camp

RED OAK - Summer boys basketball camp will be held Monday, June 18 through Thursday, June 21 for grades third through ninth (Fall of 2012 ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:43:00

Red Oak High School Summer Athletic Camps

RED OAK - Red Oak Baseball Summer Camp will be on Monday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 12 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. to ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:42:00

Red Oak Pee Wee Football Sign Ups

RED OAK - Reminder, the last signup date for the 2012 season is from 1 to 4 p.m. at Brookshire’s on Saturday, June 9 or ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:42:00

Lady Hawks part of All-District team

RED OAK - With several of the District 15-4A high school girls’ softball teams going deep into the play offs, the All District team had ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:40:00

2012 15-4A All-District baseball team announced

ELLIS COUNTY - Local Ellis County high school baseball players top the 15-4A All-District Team which was announced on Wednesday, May 30. Newcomer of the Year; ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:40:00

Red Oak High School pitcher signs with the purple and gold

RED OAK - Southwestern Assemblies of God University Head Coach Jonathan Shockley was out shopping for his bull pen and stopped by Red Oak High ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:36:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Arrests Jail listing ran on Monday, June 4 Joe Willingham, 58, w/m, driving while intoxicated Deborah Girard, 43, w/f, possession of controlled substance less than one gram Rodrigo Arriaga, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:35:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests May 17 – June 1 Autone D Duncan, b/m, 30, WPD x2 Bijai Mcmillon, b/m, 30, WPD x3 Howman Benitez, w/m, 30, WPD x1 Nancy Moya, w/f, 36, WPD ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:35:00

Waxahachie Police Reports

Arrests May 26 – June 4 Letrise Daree Wallace, theft greater than $50 but less than $500 Gregory Kaminski, theft greater than $50 but less than $500 Elizabeth Pineda, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:34:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests May 28 – June 4 Rachel R. Borth, 19, motor vehicle inspection violation, failure to appear Aaron Gonzalez, 18, speeding, no driver’s license Lee I. Hobbs, 51, display ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:33:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests May 27 Joshua Cabrales, h/m, 21, driving while intoxicated ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:33:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents May 29 – June 3 Traffic stops 27 Citations issued 10 Total primary calls for service 22 Vacation house check 86 Business/building checks 155 Neighborhood checks 234 Abandoned vehicle 1 Animal loose 1 Burglar ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:33:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests May 27 – June 2 Ryan C. Cox, 24, Red Oak PD warrants x2 Samantha J Watley, 24, possession of controlled substance pg 1 greater than or ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:32:00

Hutchins Police Reports

Arrests May 1 – 31 Lashawntay Maira Lee, Dallas County Sheriff warrant Marus Harris, Duncanville PD warrant Ted T Karpinski, Garland PD warrant, Mesquite PD warrants x2, Denton County ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:32:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests May 25 – 31 George D Boswell, m, 60, driving while intoxicated Hector R Sianez, m, 48, driving while intoxicated Israel Rodriguez, m, 31, driving while intoxicated Sherre Y ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:32:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests May 20 – June 1 Melvin Neal, 25, b/m, Ferris PD warrants Darryn Moss, 28, b/m, Ferris PD warrants Shannon Harwell, 41, w/f, Ferris PD warrants Jamodd Burks, 21, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:31:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests May 25 – 31 Clayton Davis, 20, possession of marijuana less than 2 oz in drug free zone Jonathon Martinez, 18, possession of dangerous drug, possession of ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:31:00

DeSoto Police Reports

Arrests May 14 – 27 John R. Saffelder, w/m, 33, possession controlled substance pg 1 less than 1g Bricanna Rachell Saffelder, w/f, 23, possession drug paraphernalia Bryant C. Piper, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:29:00

Jayne’ Harrison receives degree from McMurry University

Submitted article ABILENE - Jayne’ Harrison of Ferris, has been awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at McMurry University.  Harrison is one of 181 graduates ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:28:00

Brandon Hicks graduated from Cornish College of the Arts

Submitted article SEATTLE, WA - Brandon Hicks, a 2005 Ferris High School alum, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art from Cornish College ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:28:00

‘Most Wanted’ fugitive captured in Rockwall County; Aryan Brotherhood gang member arrested without incident

Submitted by the Texas Department of Public Safety AUSTIN – Andrew Michael McArter, 29, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, is now in custody after his ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:27:00

Meals-on-Wheels celebrates 35 years

Submitted by Meals-on-Wheels Gas was 65 cents a gallon, Jimmy Carter was in the White House, and the world lost “The King,” when Elvis died. The ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:23:00

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF THE ESTATE OF EDWARD F. BUCKLEY, III, DECEASED

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, June 7, 2012   NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF THE ESTATE OF EDWARD F. BUCKLEY, III, DECEASED    Notice is ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:22:00

CAUSE NO. 84846: CITATION BY PUBLICATION - ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW OF PATRICIA D. LANGFORD, DECEASED

Published in The Ellis County Press four times on Thursday, June 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2012    CAUSE NO. 84846 CITATION BY PUBLICATION   THE STATE OF TEXAS: TO: ALL ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:20:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Abby’s Self Storage and 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: 06/07/2012 12:19:00

‘Cover your load’; Area landfill partners with TxDOT to prevent litter, highway hazards

FERRIS-  A long-time partner of the Texas Department of Transportation’s Don’t Mess with Texas® campaign, Waste Management’s Skyline Landfill in Ferris will distribute litter bags ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2012 12:17:00

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