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GREAT PUMPKIN RACE 2013

More than 35 runners/walkers particpated in the Ferris Lion’s Club sponsored Great Pumpkin Race. The Saturday’s event raised $1,700 for the Lions Club. ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:52:00

Texas Country Reporter Festival 2013

To view the gallery click the images on the right. ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:50:00

Italy Homecoming 2013

To view the gallery click the images on the right. ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:46:00

Video streaming of Commissioners' Court, with indexed archives, soon to be a reality

WAXAHACHIE – “My thoughts are based on my history with Swagit, and with M;ichael Osuna being the rep —  we’ve got 10 or 11 years ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:45:00

Constitutional Amendments vote Nov. 5

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, voters will be asked to consider nine constitutional amendments approved by the 83rd Texas Legislature.  These constitutional amendments vary from funding for ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:44:00

Anderson steps down as FDA president

Special to The Ellis County Press FERRIS – Ferris Downtown Association President Brian Anderson officially resigned this week following a series of events involving him, his ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:41:00

Letters to the Editor: 'No to Wendy, No to Murder'

Wendy Davis wants to be Governor of Texas. She is the Pro Choice person who filibustered the Pro Life bill at the Texas Capitol. She ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:41:00

Simply Speaking: Vote 'No' on Proposition 6

Texas politicians, and those simple enough to believe them, are lying about Proposition 6, set for the Nov. 5 election.  Legislators and state agencies are not ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:40:00

Constitutional Thinking: Manipulating our future

One of these days, Americans are going to have to open their eyes and admit that we are being manipulated into responses the big money ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:39:00

GUEST COLUMN: Let’s serve Veterans as well as they have served us

Daniel M. Dellinger During the recent government shutdown many numbers were thrown around. But there is one number that stands out and it has nothing to ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:38:00

Judgment at the door

Now is the time for Congress, national and church leaders to wake up! It’s not too late, but it is much later than most people ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:38:00

Repentence, the key to healing

Wake up “America” and hear these words. It is time to take God seriously. This is a strong message, but a necessary one. When God ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:37:00

Out to Pastor: Thumbs up, thumbs down, now everybody turn around

Flying in an airplane is not my preferred style of transportation. However, flying without an airplane is quite disastrous, if you know what I mean! I ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:36:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents Oct. 18 – 23 Abandoned Vehicle on Remington and Gibson Road, Waxahachie. Theft in the 600 block of Roaring Creek Circle, Red Oak. Public Intoxication at US Highway ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:35:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 20-27 Sonja Monique Washington, b/f, 36, Wilmer PD x2/ Ft Worth warrants Leland Charles Appleby, w/m, 27, Wilmer PD x2 TCIC driving while intoxicated David Quintero, h/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:35:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 21-28 Christopher W. Kitchens, 27, criminal mischief more than $50 less than $500, failure to appear, theft property, failure to appear, fraud use/poss identifying info ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:34:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 21-28 Angela Victery, w/f, 46, warrant Uriel E. Gracia, w/m, 31, warrants Tyler J. McCutchan, w/m, 22, warrant Joseph A. Devore, w/m, 21, possession of marijuana less than ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:34:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Oct. 20-27 Traffic Stops: 34 Citations Issued: 12 Vacation House Check: 47 Business/Building Cks: 179 Neighborhood Checks: 380 Total Primary Calls-For-Service: 29 Accident hit and run no injury 1 Accident major 1 Animal bite/call ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:33:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 13-19 Dias E. Lopez, 26, no driver’s license Omar Ramirez. 26, warrant arrests Arlington PD- speeding, expired motor vehicle inspection, warrant arrests Balch Springs-open container, fail ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:33:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 18-24 Winston W. Ross, m, 24, Johnson County Sheriff Office warrants Timothy K. Williams, m, 33, driving while intoxicated, unlawful carrying weapon Randall K. Johnson, m, 46, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:32:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 13-Oct. 27 Clinton Northcutt, w/m, 35, Ferris warrants and Johnson County warrants Taslin Akande, b/m, 23, Ferris PD and North Richland Hills PD warrants Franklin Bautista, w/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:32:00

Local residents receive diplomas from Texas A&M University

Submitted article COLLEGE STATION - Diplomas were awarded to approximately 1,800 Texas A&M University graduates during summer commencement ceremonies.  Among those receiving degrees were: Emmanuel J. Grady, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:31:00

TxDOT prepares to publish names of top toll violators in effort to recoup $27 million on behalf of law-abiding drivers; Starting Thursday, violators' names will be posted online, shared with media

Submitted by the Texas Department of Public Safety AUSTIN — Moving forward with its initiative to collect millions of dollars in unpaid tolls, the Texas Department ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:29:00

CITY OF WILMER: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 CITY OF WILMERNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING  Notice is hereby given that the City Council ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:29:00

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURTROCK COUNTY: SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION

Published in The Ellis County Press three times on Thursday, Oct. 31, Nov. 7 & 14, 2013   STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURTROCK COUNTY SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION   THE STATE ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:27:00

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

Published in The Ellis County Press three times on Thursday, Oct. 24, 31 & Nov. 7, 2013   NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADMINISTRATIVELY FORFEIT PROPERTY TREASURY DEPARTMENT, INTERNAL ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:25:00

City of Hutchins: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013   City of Hutchins NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING   The City of Hutchins Planning & Zoning Commission ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:21:00

City of Hutchins: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013   City of Hutchins NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING   The City of Hutchins Zoning Board of Adjustment ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:20:00

Uniform Relocation Act Reward: Vermillion Square I, Vermillion Square II or Western Oaks Apartments

Published in The Ellis County Press four times on Thursday, Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14 & 21, 2013 The following individuals resided at Vermillion Square I, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:18:00

Lady Indians sweeping through final regular season games

WAXAHACHIE - The Lady Indian volleyball team swept two good Mansfield teams this week as the regular season schedule winds down.  Friday night’s win over Mansfield ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:18:00

Lake Ridge with historic win over Indians

WAXAHACHIE - The Waxahachie Indian football team was less than a minute away from getting their first district win Friday night at Lumpkins Stadium in ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:17:00

Wilmer-Hutchins Eagles top Yellowjackets

WILMER-HUTCHINS - Friday night the Ferris Yellowjackets traveled to Wilmer-Hutchins to take on the Eagles in a Class 3A, Region II, Division 11 match-up. The ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2013 21:15:00

7-11 robbery suspect sought

LANCASTER – On Oct. 9, at 4:34 a.m., Lancaster Police Department received a call of a robbery at the 7-11 in the 600 block of ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:56:00

Police called over documents dispute

Special to The Ellis County Press FERRIS –A confrontation ensued Wednesday after Ferris Downtown Association President Brian Anderson’s wife, Jerre, and her friend, FDA member Linda ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:52:00

4th Annual Great Pumpkin Race set for Saturday, Oct. 26

The Lions Club of Ferris & PUEBLITO Meat Market & Taqueria are presenting the Fourth Annual Great Pumpkin 5K Run/Walk and Little Pumpkin Classic.  The event ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:51:00

Hiring process updated for detention officers

Continued From Last Week When we are getting ready to test, those folks are contacted to see if they were still interested. Those that actually sign ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:49:00

Ferris ISD and ECP join communications alliance

By Melinda Domain (Director of Special Programs) FERRIS – In the education world, we are constantly challenging ourselves to strengthen communications between school and home.  Last school ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:48:00

Lions crush Broncos 56-18

ENNIS - The Ennis Lions (7-0, 4-0) put on quite an athletic show for their homecoming crowd Friday, Oct. 18, versus the Mansfield Legacy Broncos ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:46:00

Guest Editorial: IRS audit intimidation tactics

The IRS is a powerful organization staffed by people who know that they are powerful. They extend this power to their ego and such power ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:45:00

Simply Speaking: Long-hidden truths

Sure, so my forte is not in the language skills, nevertheless, it’s challenging, even thrilling, to try and unravel the original meaning out of words ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:45:00

Constitutional Thinking: Technocracy & trends

Now there’s a word most people haven’t seen since I wrote about it in March 2010, but Technocracy is still here and rocketing along guiding ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:44:00

Why should taxpayers fund the arts?

Does it take taxpayer money to fund the arts and advance our culture? Many certainly believe so and it’s that attitude which is responsible for ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:43:00

Winford Raynard Watkins

Jan. 23, 1969 – Oct. 15, 2013 Ray Watkins, 44, passed away October 15, 2013. He was born in Kentucky, on January 23, 1969 to Mentor ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:42:00

Emma Lou Strain

Nov. 4, 1933 – Oct. 7, 2013 RED OAK – Emma Lou Strain, of Red Oak, went to be with her heavenly father Monday, Oct. ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:42:00

Sandi Purdy

Sept. 2, 1943 – Oct. 17, 2013 Sandi Purdy, born to Jackie Grey Josey and Ben Atwell on Sept. 2, 1943. She passed away at home ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:41:00

Out to Pastor: What’s in a name, anyway?

I cannot express how ecstatic I was when someone gave me a coupon for a free donut. Normally, I am not overly excited about “free.” All ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:40:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents Oct. 9 – 17 Criminal Mischief in the 400 block of McDaniel Road, Ferris.  Warrant Service in the 200 block of South Clift Street, Waxahachie. M/W arrested ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:39:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 15-20 Derrick Desean Wash, b/m, 40, Wilmer PD x2 Richard Penny, w/m, 29, Wilmer PD x2 Chezna Ainsworth, w/f, 23, Wilmer PD x1 Robert M. Jones, w/m, 63, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:39:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 15-21 Ollie V. Mcgee, 45, Public intoxication Tammie L Pyburn, 37, possession of marijuana less than 2 oz, public intoxication Leland C. Appleby, 27, possession of drug ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:38:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 8-18 Jose Ramos, h/m, 36, warrant Ronald K. Gillespie, w/m, 53, evading arrest detention w/vehicle Elizabeth Vincent, w/f, 38, warrant Michael Honeycutt, w/m, warrant Brandon D. Hines, b/m, 36, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:38:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Oct. 14-20 Traffic Stops: 6 Citations: 2 Vacation House checks:           46 Business/building Cks: 106 Neighborhood Checks: 308 Total Primary Calls For Service: 33 Accident major 1 Administrative duties ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:37:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 12-15 Mario P. Donlow, m, 38, Glenn Heights PD warrants Amanda Y. Turner, 28, Glenn Heights PD warrants Patrick R. Taylor, m, 37, evading/resisting arrest Ricklon L. Anderson, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:37:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 15-21 Latissua Burley, 37, theft more than $50 less than $500 Justin Holbrooks, 28, theft more than $500 less than $1500 Latoye Nolan-Ubani, 39, Ennis PD-traffic arrest, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:36:00

Cole Davidson joins Centenary College as first-year student

Submitted article SHREVEPORT, LA - Cole Davidson, a native of Midlothian, has joined Centenary College as a first-year student for the fall semester. Davidson arrived on ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:36:00

Obey the Law: Don’t Pass Stopped School Buses; Troopers set to issue tickets to drivers breaking the law

Submitted by the Texas Department of Public Safety  AUSTIN – As part of National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 21-25), the Texas Department of Public Safety ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:34:00

Hawks lose controversial game 35-37

Source Dallas Morning News RED OAK - Ryan Rodriguez’s 18-yard field goal with one second in the game capped off a 76-yard drive as Mansfield Summit ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:32:00

Lady Hawks celebrate win and senior players

RED OAK - The Lady Hawks (9-2) varsity volleyball team has leaped back to only one game back of Waxahachie (10-1) in District 15-4A volleyball ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:29:00

Aubrey named Artistic Director

ENNIS – The Ennis Public Theatre announced the appointment of Shelley Aubrey as Artistic Director.  Her tenure will begin within the next week as the theatre ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:29:00

Stitchin' for Angels primarily for children

MIDLOTHIAN – There was a buzz of charitable industry in the room as 10 women, all members of Oak Crest Baptist Church in Midlothian, gathered ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:28:00

CITY OF WILMER: NOTICE OF ANNEXATION PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 CITY OF WILMER NOTICE OF ANNEXATION PUBLIC HEARINGS Notice is hereby given that the City ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:27:00

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

Published in The Ellis County Press three times on Thursday, Oct. 24, 31 & Nov. 7, 2013 NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADMINISTRATIVELY FORFEIT PROPERTY TREASURY DEPARTMENT, INTERNAL ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:26:00

CITY OF WILMER: NOTICE OF ANNEXATION PUBLIC HEARINGS

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 CITY OF WILMER NOTICE OF ANNEXATION PUBLIC HEARINGS   Notice is hereby given that the City ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:25:00

City of Hutchins: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 City of Hutchins NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Hutchins Planning & Zoning Commission ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:22:00

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

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Oct. 17 & 24, 2013 A-1 ABSOLUTE SELF STORAGE and LONG HORN SELF STORAGE all formerly ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:20:00

Commissioners address purchasing; Special called meeting

WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County Commissioners called a special meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 22, to address three purchasing-related items. A bid for professional management service for pass-through ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2013 12:19:00

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