Editor

1,176 plants seized; Estimated street value $588,000 for confiscated marijuana

Special to The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office recovered 1,176 marijuana plants from an illegal marijuana grow Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 21.  Estimated ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 20:53:00

Ellis County Homespun Society 1 of many featured at 2012 Chautauqua Assembly

WAXAHACHIE – The Ellis County Homespun Society will be one of the more than 20 Civil War educational presentations featured at the 2012 Chautauqua Assembly. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 20:52:00

County joins fight against West Nile

WAXAHACHIE – The West Nile Virus was discussed during the Monday, Aug. 27 Commissioners’ Court meeting.  Fire Marshal/Emergency Manager Joe Stewart updated the court on the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 20:49:00

Protect pets from mosquitoes, prevent heartworm disease

Eliminating mosquitoes around your house in addition to using approved medications can ensure your pet remains a healthy companion. To lessen your pets’ exposure to mosquitoes ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 20:48:00

FEATURED SPEAKER

State Representative Jodie Laubenberg (Dist. 89) spoke at the Best Southwest Partner-ship’s Annual TGIF Legislative Breakfast Series on Friday, Aug. 24 at Methodist Charlton Medical ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 20:47:00

SBTC president: Pray for Obama, ‘take high road’

Untrue ‘innuendo’ about SBC could be headed off by a movement of prayer, Mesquite pastor Terry Turner says.   Tammi Reed Ledbetter  News Editor Southern Baptist Texan   Reprinted by Permission   This article ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 20:44:00

Letters to the Editor: West Nile spraying

As it’s difficult to find it on your website, this is for you. Spraying is about as effective as a hand grenade against mosquitoes.  It doesn’t ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 20:44:00

Jon’s Vu: Thank you!

I worked from the time I was 11 until I turned 65 and retired.  I was lucky and didn’t get seriously sick.  When I turned 70 all ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 20:43:00

Simply Speaking: When two sticks become one

Ephraim; ever heard of this name? Well, it’s a new one on me, but goes back to the 11th son of Jacob (Israel), firstborn between ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 20:43:00

Constitutional Thinking: Who can we trust

Part 2 The answer to that question is becoming clearer every month.  It is not Washington, Austin, or your city or town.  It is not a corporation, the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 20:42:00

Out to Pastor: Solving the mystery of picking a president

The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were casually sitting on the back porch enjoying our evening coffee together. Suddenly, the conversation turned to ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 20:41:00

Ferris Cross Country runs Luke’s Locker

Ferris Boys & Girls Varsity Cross Country Teams ran the Luke’s Locker Greenhill six mile relay at Norbuck Park in Dallas on Saturday, Aug. 25. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 20:39:00

Red Oak Youth Football kicks off 2012 season

RED OAK - The Red Oak Pee Wee Football Association (ROPWFA) kicked-off its 2012 season with a new format.  The “Age Pure” format let’s kids play ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 20:38:00

SAGU sports teams dotted with local athletes

WAXAHACHIE - Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie is set to begin their 2012 Fall Sports schedule and this year all the teams are ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 19:40:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents Aug. 21 – 26 Assault in the 300 block of South Jackson Street, Waxahachie.  Theft in the 100 block of Tanners Farm Road, Ferris. Complainant reported being ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 19:39:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests July 28 – Aug 12 Ernesto Alcala, h/m, 29, criminal mischief Manuel Gomez, w/m, 22, WPD x5 Patrick Wilson, b/m, 34, WPD x1 Christopher Savage, w/m, 22, Dallas Sheriff ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 19:39:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Aug 6 – 13 Gilberto D. Ramon, 51, driving while license invalid, failure to appear Luis Ortega, 26, burglary of building, evading arrest x2, evading arrest with ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 19:39:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 21 James Shelton, w/m, 40, assault family violence ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 19:39:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Aug 6 – 12 Traffic stops 16 Citations issued 6 Vacation house check 86 Business/building checks 210 Neighborhood checks 427 Total primary calls for service 30 Avg unit rspns time 4min/22sec 911 hang ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 19:38:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Aug 5 – 11 Cody L. Grottie, 29, Midlothian PD warrant Bradlee A. Scott, 37, contempt of court, failure to maintain financial responsibility x2, ran stop sign, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 19:38:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests July 15 – Aug. 12 Rodolfo Garcia, 47, w/m, public intoxication Krystal Boyett, 21, w/f, Ferris PD, Ellis County Sheriff Office warrants Victoria Elmore, 28, w/f, warrants Justin Garcia, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 19:38:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 21 – 27 Ezequiel Morales, 23, fraudulent use or possession of identifying info Jimmie Carter, 46, no driver license, traffic arrest Rudolfo Siller, 45, prohibited weapon Tommy Board, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 19:37:00

Girl Scouts to mark 100th with exhibition at State Fair of Texas

Submitted by Ginger GreenbergGirl Scouts of Northeast Texas DALLAS - A Texas-sized experiential exhibition, The Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Experience, will bring together Girl Scouts of ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 19:36:00

Show me s’more!

Girl Scout Ambassador Megan Doss of Palmer, helps younger Girl Scouts roast marshmallows to make s’mores during Girl Scout Service Unit 215’s Ocean Odyssey Twilight ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 19:36:00

SAGU to host first business internship fair

Submitted by Christina FreezeSAGU Public Relations Coordinator  Waxahachie – Southwestern Assemblies of God University Career Services will host its first annual business internship fair on Wednesday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 19:34:00

Education Foundation for Waxahachie ISD pledges nearly $50,000 to students, staff

Submitted by Dr. Nicole MansellDirector of WISD Public Relations On Monday, Superintendent Thomas J. Collins received great news from the board members of the Education Foundation ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 19:33:00

Sheriff Johnny Brown promotes 2 deputies

Waxahachie – Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown promoted two deputies Friday, Aug. 24.  Eleven-year law enforcement veteran Adam Sowder was promoted to patrol sergeant.  Sowder has been ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 19:31:00

Down Range: Shooting Tips and Events

I would like to talk about “Handgun Holsters,” various types, their functions and my opinion of each using four main factors: The ability to safely ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 19:29:00

Safely share the road with school buses

David SilveySpecial to The Ellis County Press According to the American School Bus Council, school buses are designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in avoiding ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:19:00

15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Certification Exercise

Lance Cpl. Timothy Childers 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Lance Cpl. Scott J. Kelley and Pfc. Joshua A. Limbash, both artillery cannoners from Battery B, Battalion Landing ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:17:00

Weapons/drug conviction nets Ellis County man 7 years in Federal Prison

DALLAS – Shane Wilson, 32, of Midlothian, was sentenced last week by  U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle to a total of 84 months in ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:16:00

Police join national impaired driving fatalities crackdown

Submitted article Ferris – If you drink and drive in Ferris beware, Ferris Police Department is joining with law enforcement throughout the nation for the “Drive ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:16:00

Unauthorized side jobs nets 4 arrests

Waxahachie – Ellis County Sheriff’s Office arrested four persons on a first-degree felony charge of Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity. On Tuesday, Aug. 21, Jose A. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:15:00

Sheriff seeksing information in criminal mischief investigation

WAXAHACHIE – The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several cases of Criminal Mischief involving tree cutting in Crystal Forest Estates Addition in rural Midlothian. The ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:15:00

SPCA of Texas urges pet owners to take extra precautions during aerial spraying; Explains how West Nile Virus affects pets

Submitted article DALLAS - The SPCA of Texas urges pet owners in North Texas to take extra precautions to ensure their pets’ safety as aerial spraying ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:14:00

Letters to the Editor: Congratulations Boy Scouts!

Congratulations to the Boy Scouts of America for continuing to walk their talk as engraved in the Scout Oath-Promise and Law!  Scouts and scouters that cannot ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:13:00

Simply Speaking: Yet another ‘King’

Even though I’ve touched on this subject before, maybe it needs a little re-touching. The Democrats should immediately rename their party (prior to the November Elections), ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:13:00

Arizona does it again and leads the way

Well, well, well. It seems Arizona’s governor Jan Brewer has once again pointed the proverbial finger at Obama and his White House, which has caused those ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:12:00

Constitutional Thinking: Who can we trust

We don’t really get a choice, rather just the chance to select the favorite puppet of the day belonging to the Republican or Democratic Party. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:11:00

A Christendom agenda or a Kingdom agenda?

Most of the people who call themselves Christians really love the Lord and want to serve him.  They make decisions based on their understanding of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:11:00

The substance of faith

Now faith is the substance (realization) of things hoped for, the evidence (confidence) of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 Substance is defined as a physical material ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:11:00

Out to Pastor: Whatever happened to the simple things in life?

Just when you think life can’t get more complicated, it does. Personally, I work very hard trying to keep my life as simple as possible. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:10:00

District names new Northside Elementary principal

Submitted by Nicole Mansell The Waxahachie Independent School District Board of Trustees and administration has named Jennifer Burns as the new principal of Northside Elementary.  Burns, who ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:09:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents Aug. 18 - 19 Hospice Attended Death in the 300 block of Prairie Dr, Red Oak. Meet Complainant in the 1600 block of Twin Oaks Dr, Midlothian. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:09:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests  Aug. 13 – 20 Maria G. Chavez, 40, possession of controlled substance pg 1 greater than or equal to 1g but less than 4g William C. Frazier, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:08:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 15 Jose Maldonado, h/m, 43, improper photograph or visual recording ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:08:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Aug. 13 - 19 Traffic stops 23 Citations issued 6 Vacation house check 81 Business/building checks 209 Neighborhood checks 472 Total primary calls for service 31 Avg unit rspns time 4min/42sec Accident minor ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:07:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 12 – 18 George L Edwards, 39, public intoxication John W. Mayfield, 69, public intoxication John B. Crist, 42, U.S. Marshall’s service warrant, Dallas Pd warrants x2 Santos ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:07:00

Hutchins Police Reports

Arrests July 1 – 30 Charles Hill, Balch Springs PD warrant, Dallas County Sheriff Department warrant Keith Deshone Neloms-Ealy, Hutchins PD warrants x3, Crowley PD warrants x3 Richard Edward ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:07:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 10 – 16 Brianna Sisk, f, 20, Glenn Heights PD warrant Robert Jr Ponthieus, m, 46, Ellis County Sheriff Office warrant River K Allen, m, 18, unlicensed ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:06:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 15 – 20 Amanda Gilbert, 22, warrant-non EPD charges Donna Green, 55, possession of alcohol by minor Raphael Massingille, 29, out of town warrant Jacob Steel, 26, public ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:06:00

Samantha White receives scholarship to attend Northwestern

Submitted article Samantha White of Ferris has been awarded the Freshman Academic Scholarship to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University for the 2012-2013 academic year. This award requires ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:05:00

Mission inside our own Jerusalem (Acts 1:8)

Submitted by Darleene Denbow Young people of Ennis reached out into the community with loving hands during the month of July as they gathered at the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:04:00

Notice to Creditors: Jerry Dawson Lewis

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 Notice to Creditors Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Administration with Will ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:02:00

EC ESD #5 (FERRIS): Meeting

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 The EC ESD #5 (FERRIS) will hold a meeting at 07:00 PM on ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:01:00

City of Wilmer: Public Hearing

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 PUBLIC HEARING In accordance with Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 211 et. seq. and ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:00:00

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE: NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADMINISTRATIVELY FORFEIT PROPERTY

Published in The Ellis County Press three times on Thursday, Aug. 9, 16 & 23, 2012 NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADMINISTRATIVELY FORFEIT PROPERTY TREASURY DEPARTMENT, INTERNAL REVENUE ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 09:59:00

Abbys Self Storage, Love Field Storage and Absolute Self Storage: Public Auction

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Aug. 23 & 30, 2012 Abby’s Self Storage, Love Field Storage and Absolute Self Storage wishing ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 09:57:00

The Storage Place: NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

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

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 09:56:00

City of Hutchins: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 City of Hutchins NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Hutchins Zoning Board of Adjustment ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 09:55:00

Law enforcement operation targets video sweepstakes scheme

Submitted article State investigators today arrested senior executives with Haltom City-based HEST Technologies Inc. during a joint operation led by the Texas Attorney General’s Office, the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 09:54:00

Down Range: Shooting Tips and Events

I would like to talk about the Defensive Handgun Ammo. I am constantly asked “What is the best bullet to carry in my handgun?” I ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 09:54:00

‘Warbirds on Parade’ coming Saturday, Sept. 1; Commemorative Air Force Dfw Wing salutes Veterans of all ages

LANCASTER – There are numerous war movies, history books and stories handed down from servicemen and women about how warplanes played a significant role in ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 13:46:00

Arctic Trailblazer Week

www.dvidshub.netDeployed Red Oak native Sgt. Brian Culley - Spc. Derek Lawson, 109th Transportation Company, of Baltimore, Md., chases U.S. Army Sgt. Brian Culley, 545th Military ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 13:45:00

Cortney Petrich recipient of $1,000 FFA scholarship

Submitted by Sharon Harrissharonrenee62@aol.com FERRIS - The Ferris FFA Booster Club announced Ferris High School graduate, Cortney Petrich is the recepient of a $1,000 scholarship.  Petrich has ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 13:42:00

Southwest Children’s Chorus announces auditions

Submitted article DeSoto – Southwest Children’s Chorus announces its Fall Auditions and invites children in the Ellis County and Southwestern Dallas County to join this worthwhile ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 13:20:00

Benefit checks presented at recent Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

Ronnie Lowe, Lancaster Outreach Center (above) is presented a $1,500 check by Doug Hunt of Access Self-Storage. Money was raised by Access Self Storage during ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 13:19:00

CONSTITUTIONAL CLASS

On Monday, Aug, 6, local citizens who agree with President Lincoln’s statement made at the end of his Gettysburg Address; “We here highly resolve that ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 13:18:00

Jon’s Vu: Curiouser & Curiouser

I just discovered a new thing. There is a conspiracy to make me and possibly you either more literate or less.  I got a new phone.  One ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 13:17:00

Letters to the Editor: Fair tax

Fellow Americans, there’s been a proposal before Congress for more than a decade that would put America on track to a swift and permanent economic ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 13:08:00

Simply Speaking: Do some dusty reading...

Americans have the reputation of placing their big family Bible out in plain sight, maybe on the coffee table or beside the easy chair or ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 13:07:00

Making Sense: God save us from King Obama

Michael ReaganCopyright ©2012 Michael Reagan It’s taken more than 200 years, two world wars, an industrial revolution and the dawn of the Internet, but the United ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 13:06:00

Eloise Allen

Oct. 23, 1917 - Aug. 9, 2012 BRISTOL - Elois Allen, 94, of Bristol, passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 peacefully, at Ennis Care Center. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 13:06:00

Out to Pastor: A midsummer’s day nightmare

I am not sure who invented summer vacation but I think they deserve a Nobel Peace Prize. Every year is worth the intense strain when ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 13:04:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests July 28 – Aug 12 Ernesto Alcala, h/m, 29, criminal mischief Manuel Gomez, w/m, 22, WPD x5 Patrick Wilson, b/m, 34, WPD x1 Christopher Savage, w/m, 22, Dallas Sheriff ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 13:04:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Aug 6 – 13 Gilberto D. Ramon, 51, driving while license invalid, failure to appear Luis Ortega, 26, burglary of building, evading arrest x2, evading arrest with ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 13:04:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 11 Armando Hernandez, h/m, 40, driving while intoxicated 3rd  ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 13:04:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Aug 6 – 12 Traffic stops 16 Citations issued 6 Vacation house check 86 Business/building checks 210 Neighborhood checks 427 Total primary calls for service 30 Avg unit rspns time 4min/22sec 911 hang ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 13:03:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Aug 5 – 11 Cody L. Grottie, 29, Midlothian PD warrant Bradlee A. Scott, 37, contempt of court, failure to maintain financial responsibility x2, ran stop sign, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 13:03:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests July 15 – Aug. 14 Rodolfo Garcia, 47, w/m, public intoxication Krystal Boyett, 21, w/f, Ferris PD, Ellis County Sheriff Office warrants Victoria Elmore, 28, w/f, warrants Justin Garcia, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 13:03:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 7 – 14 Carl Nelson Jr., 44, disorderly conduct-fighting Joseph Hubacek, 29, public intoxication Fred Russell Jr., 53, driving while license invalid-enhanced, unlawful possession of firearm by ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 13:02:00

VFW, Ladies Auxiliary to hold annual Food and Toy Drive

Submitted article ENNIS - The VFW and Ladies Auxiliary of Post 7106 in Ennis will be starting their Annual Food and Toy Drive for the upcoming ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 13:02:00

Children’s nutrition: 10 tips for picky eaters

Submitted article Getting children (particularly toddlers) to eat nutritious foods can be a challenge, to say the least. Parents can buy good foods and prepare healthy ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 12:59:00

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE: NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADMINISTRATIVELY FORFEIT PROPERTY

Published in The Ellis County Press three times on Thursday, Aug. 9, 16 & 23, 2012 NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADMINISTRATIVELY FORFEIT PROPERTY TREASURY DEPARTMENT, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE The ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 12:58:00

The Storage Place: NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

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

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 12:57:00

Down Range: Shooting Tips and Events

I recently was invited and attended a U.S. Army Promotion Ceremony for friend SFC Michael K Blake in the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry at Fort ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 12:56:00

Arrest made in murder case

Waxahachie – Ellis County Sheriff’s deputies made an arrest Monday, Aug. 6 in the murder of Sonya Ballinger, a 19-year-old female from Irving.  On Tuesday, Aug. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2012 13:33:00

Drug dealer gets 40 years

WAXAHACHIE – On Wednesday, Aug. 1, an Ellis County jury sentenced 51-year-old Richard Lee McIntyre, of Southlake, to 40 years in prison for possession of ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2012 13:31:00

Chopper crashes in Ellis County

ELLIS COUNTY – Officials are investigating the crash of a Bell 214-ST Tuesday, Aug. 7 around 8:45 a.m. Aviation experts were at the crash site in ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2012 13:31:00

FIRST BEER SALE

“The sale of package beer and wine at Ferris stores will be an important contributor to the city’s sales tax revenue, which in turn helps ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2012 13:29:00

Eric Surplus graduates from the University of Houston

Submitted article HOUSTON - Eric Surplus, a Hotel & Rest Mgt, BS major and a resident of Ovilla, was among more than 4,200 students who graduated ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2012 13:28:00

Resident stricken with West Nile Virus

... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2012 13:28:00

Easy ways to handle the back to school grind

Submitted article It comes in waves - first the college kids head back to school and pretty soon all kids will be back in the normal ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2012 13:27:00

Guest Editorial: The futility of gun control

Susan Stamper Brownsusanstamperbrown.com “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2012 13:27:00

Simply Speaking: Big, red, reset button

Okay, it’s probably time for hitting the big red (states) reset button and getting on with a new and improved game plan for self government, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2012 13:26:00

Marriage, free speech and chicken sandwiches

Doug Pattondpatton@cagle.com I have never eaten at a Chick-fil-A, mainly because, until recently, the restaurant chain did not have a location in my area.  Now that they ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2012 13:26:00

Constitutional Thinking: Conservative socialists de-cloak

For three years, I have warned Republicans of what Neocons are about; what they believe and how dangerous they are to our country. Understandably, many ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2012 13:25:00

Out to Pastor: ‘Local Church Appreciation Day’ announced for Sunday

It is funny where you pick up an idea. I know I was not born with a truck full of ideas like some people. Take, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2012 13:24:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests July 15 – 28 Jeffery Lamont Roberts, b/m, 33, WPD x1 Billy K Roberts, w/m, 48, WPD x1 Juan C Vargas, w/m, 25, WPD x1 Jose J Baenza, w/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2012 13:24:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests July 23 – 30 Brandon K. Jackson, 30, driving while license invalid Duane R. Maa, 31, driving while intoxicated Tracy L. Campbell, 30, driving while license invalid, expired ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2012 13:23:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests July 31 – Aug. 5 Matthew D. Craighead, w/m, 27, warrant Ayla Hurt, b/f, 20, assault public servant ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2012 13:23:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents July 23 – 30 Traffic stops 39 Citations issued 14 Vacation house check 123 Business/building checks 185 Neighborhood checks 320 Total primary calls for service 27 Avg unit rspns time 4min/45sec Accident major ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2012 13:23:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests July 22 – 28 Andres R. Moore-Harris, 20, possession of marijuana less than or equal to 2oz drug free zone, Dallas PD warrant Ernest R. Hammond, 22, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2012 13:23:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests July 20 – 26 James C Taylor, m, 24, Glenn Heights Pd warrant, Dallas County Sheriff Office warrant Gerald Jr Sanders, m, 36, driving while intoxicated Jasmine Valencia, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2012 13:22:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests July 30 – Aug. 6 Modrick Spencer, 27, money laundering greater than $1,500 less than $20K, possession of marijuana less than 2 oz. Cody Disney, 28, warrant-non ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2012 13:22:00

Master Naturalist Attracting hummingbirds

Submitted by Joe MundoITMN Outreach Committee Chair WAXAHACHIE - Indian Trail Chapter, Texas Master Naturalist August 2012 Meeting Program – free and open to the public ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2012 13:21:00

District names new WHS principal

Submitted by Nicole Mansell The Waxahachie Independent School Board of Trustees and administration has named Brad Burns as the new principal of Waxahachie High School.  Burns, who ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2012 13:21:00

Around And About...

August 2012 - Summer is here, it’s hot and it’s baseball season. …The American League Champion Texas Rangers were as hot as an August day ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2012 13:20:00

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE: NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADMINISTRATIVELY FORFEIT PROPERTY

Published in The Ellis County Press three times on Thursday, Aug. 9, 16 & 23, 2012   NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADMINISTRATIVELY FORFEIT PROPERTY TREASURY DEPARTMENT, INTERNAL REVENUE ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2012 13:19:00

Ferris ISD: Public Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technology Education Programs

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Aug. 2 & 9, 2012   Public Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technology Education Programs   1. Ferris I.S.D. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2012 13:17:00

Down Range: Shooting Tips and Events

I would like to introduce readers to an organization known as IDPA, “International Defensive Pistol Association.” This organization creates a realistic environment for completion shooting ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2012 13:16:00

Lancaster Chamber Monthly Luncheon, Thursday, Aug. 9

"The Magic of Volunteerism" with David Hira (local magician) Presentations will be made to local charities and recognizing Lancaster High School scholarship recipients. Thursday, August 9, 2012 11:30 ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/08/2012 09:52:00

Lancaster-based Access Self Storage a location for an upcoming episode of Storage Wars:Texas.

The Lancaster-based Access Self Storage will serve as a location for an upcoming episode of the series Storage Wars:Texas. At Access Self Storage, these auctions occur every ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/08/2012 09:50:00

White House Confirms Obama Wants To Ban Guns

During the White House Press Conference on Monday, not only did Press Secretary Jay Carney put distance from Harry Reid’s comments concerning Mitt Romney’s failure ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/08/2012 09:34:00

THE MESSAGE OF THE CROSS

The sin of idolatry brought down God's awful wrath on His own people. It angered Him more than any other sin in the Old Testament, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/08/2012 09:26:00

BILLY GRAHAM's 'JUDGMENT' LETTER Sparks COMMOTION

Famed evangelist Billy Graham´s letter calling America and its "deceived people" to repentance is one in a series of escalating warnings that the nation is ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/08/2012 09:15:00

2nd officer killed within 2 weeks; Waxahachie officer killed in accident; DWI suspect in custody

WAXAHACHIE - Funeral services for 17-year veteran Waxahachie Police Officer Josh Williams killed in a crash early Saturday morning will be held Friday, Aug. 3 ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2012 20:06:00

Chick-fil-A preparing for gay activists ‘kiss-in’ Aug. 3

ELLIS COUNTY - Local Chick-fil-A restaurants are preparing for an Aug. 3, gay activists plan to occupy the tables and booths at Chick-fil-A restaurants and ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2012 20:05:00

Help sought in ID of woman’s body

ELLIS COUNTY - Ellis County Sheriff’s investigators are asking for help identifying a woman found dead in the woods last week. She was found Monday, July ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2012 20:03:00

West Nile widespread this season; 5th death reported

SHEILA HATFIELDThe Ellis County Press ELLIS COUNTY - Ellis County officials were contacted to see what plans were in place to handle the West Nile Virus ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2012 19:57:00

Simply Speaking: Let’s be frank....

By the time this issue of The Ellis County Press hits the newsstands, Texans will have selected a new US Senator and voters in Ellis ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2012 19:57:00

Guest Editorial: 100 million gun owners didn’t kill anyone

Doug Patton© 2012 by Doug Patton “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.”  - Thomas ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2012 19:56:00

Opinion: It’s the guns, but we all know, it’s not really the guns

Michael MooreMichaelMoore.com Since Cain went nuts and whacked Abel, there have always been those humans who, for one reason or another, go temporarily or permanently insane ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2012 19:56:00

Constitutional Thinking: Understanding the 2nd Amendment

In light of the unfortunate event in Colorado recently, it is more important than ever for Americans to be educated about why the Second Amendment ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2012 19:55:00

Americans believing lies

Too many Americans believe lies and it is about to cost us personal and national freedom. Only truth can make us free and keep us ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2012 19:54:00

Out to Pastor: So, this is summer, is it?

It was just another day and I was indulging a carefree moment of complaining about the weather. “I can’t believe it’s so hot today,” I ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2012 19:54:00

More Than Books...

KATHY HARRINGTON Congratulations to Brandon Hernandez, Maria Fernanda Ovalle, Jennifer Mendez, Leslie Velasco, Juan Chavez, and Maritza Rea who were the Library’s Summer Reading Club’s “Winning ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2012 19:53:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests July 15 – 28 Jeffery Lamont Roberts, b/m, 33, WPD x1 Billy K Roberts, w/m, 48, WPD x1 Juan C Vargas, w/m, 25, WPD x1 Jose J Baenza, w/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2012 19:52:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests July 23 – 30 Brandon K. Jackson, 30, driving while license invalid Duane R. Maa, 31, driving while intoxicated Tracy L. Campbell, 30, driving while license invalid, expired ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2012 19:52:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests July 25 Charles Ray Gowin, w/m, 41, assault causes bodily injury ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2012 19:52:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents July 23 – 30 Traffic stops 39 Citations issued 14 Vacation house check 123 Business/building checks 185 Neighborhood checks 320 Total primary calls for service 27 Avg unit rspns time 4min/45sec Accident major ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2012 19:52:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests July 22 – 28 Andres R. Moore-Harris, 20, possession of marijuana less than or equal to 2oz drug free zone, Dallas PD warrant Ernest R. Hammond, 22, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2012 19:51:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests July 20 – 26 James C Taylor, m, 24, Glenn Heights Pd warrant, Dallas County Sheriff Office warrant Gerald Jr Sanders, m, 36, driving while intoxicated Jasmine Valencia, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2012 19:51:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests July 19 – 30 Freddy Childress, 33, public intoxication Gloria Chairez, 47, public intoxication Jesse Hernandez, 20, out of town warrant, traffic citation Maria Cordoba, 44, public intoxication Victor Arriaga, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2012 19:51:00

Jazzercise offers new classes to accomodate participants

Submitted article RED OAK– Four new Jazzercise dance-fitness classes will open in Red Oak the week of Aug. 13.  Jazzercise instructor Linda Frazier has added the classes ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2012 19:50:00

RAM Foundation donates to district’s Gifted & Talented Program

Submitted by Nicole MansellWaxahachie Independent School District WAXAHACHIE - Waxahachie Independent School District is pleased to announce that the RAM Foundation, located in Paris, Texas, recently ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2012 19:30:00

Ferris Independent School District: Public Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technology Education Programs

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Aug. 2 & 9, 2012   Public Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technology Education Programs   1. Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2012 19:29:00

City of Wilmer: PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 PUBLIC HEARING In accordance with Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 211 et. seq. and ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2012 19:28:00

Down Range: Shooting Tips and Events

A few weeks ago I attended the Waxahachie Gun Show at the Civic Center and some memories of my younger days came back to me. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2012 19:25:00

Wendy’s Stumbles into Chick-fil-A Controversy

Wendy’s stepped into a world of controversy Wednesday afternoon after Wendy’s franchisee Jim Furman was forced to remove “We Stand With Chick Fil A” on a ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2012 09:57:00

Black Pastor Calls Obama “Judas” on Gay Marriage

There’s a guy out there who is in real trouble, folks. And it’s Barack Hussein Obama, who, as we now know, almost has genuine slave ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2012 09:55:00

Loop 12 Construction Begins This Week

 DALLAS – The Texas Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin improvements this week on Loop 12 from Cockrell Hill Road to Bonnie View Road. The seven-mile ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/01/2012 10:41:00

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