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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

CARGO VAN REAR-ENDS 18 WHEELER

An early morning accident Wednesday, Oct. 9, left batteries and debris strung along Interstate Highway 45 when a cargo van rear ended an 18 hweeler. ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2013 23:46:00

Hiring process changed for detention officers

Since the jail has been a topic of discussion for a few weeks I want to focus on that area for presentation of information. When I ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2013 23:44:00

FDA board resigns; Efforts to recall president fails

Special to The Ellis County Press FERRIS – A regularly-scheduled meeting for the Ferris Downtown Association was changed from its announced time of 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2013 23:43:00

Bob Wilson retires from HILCO Electric Cooperative

ITASCA – On Oct. 4, HILCO Electric Cooperative said farewell to long-time employee Gary Bob Wilson.  Bob, as he is known to most, began his career ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2013 23:41:00

Wilmer Pioneer Day 2013 Photo Gallery

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

Last Updated: 10/16/2013 23:39:00

Guest Editorial: Disrespecting veterans

Marty HilesFormer U.S. Marine, combat tested With November 11th Veterans Day, 2013 approaching many citizens question what has happened to our values, our morals, our integrity ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2013 23:39:00

Simply Speaking: A packed house

In our early evening Tea Party meeting last Saturday, and before a Waxahachie Civic Center packed house, many of us got an education…and not necessarily ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2013 23:38:00

Constitutional Thinking: Neo-con Sheepherders

After more than five years of watching a supposed conservative awakening and the Tea Party activity across the country, it appears that the Neocon Sheepherders ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2013 23:38:00

'I have a right to this service!'

Imagine this: In 1985 Congress voted to stop funding the printing of Playboy magazine in Braille. In response The American Council of the Blind filed ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2013 23:37:00

Norma Stilwell

March 3, 1933 - Oct. 11, 2013 HUTCHINS - Funeral Services for Norma Stilwell were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2013 23:36:00

Demonic distraction

“For as in the days of Noah before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2013 23:36:00

Out to Pastor: Is it a fragrance or a stench?

This past week I had to go to the mall. I know, I should know better but I thought I could sneak in, get what ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2013 23:35:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents Oct. 2 – 8 Burglary of a Motor Vehicle in the 5600 block of Deerfield lane, Midlothian. Arson in the 1300 block of FM 1446, Waxahachie.  Burglary of ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2013 23:34:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 6 – 14 Andres Munoz, w/m, 20, Wilmer PD x1, Balch Springs Brittnee Raquel Nelson, w/f, 26, Wilmer PD x1 Christopher Lewis, b/m, 22, Wilmer PD x2 Richard ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2013 23:34:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 7-15 Marvin R. Staton, ran stop sign, failure to appear Juvenile, 16, theft of property more than $500 less than $1500 Joe H. Hawkins, 35, motor vehicle ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2013 23:33:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Oct. 7-13 Traffic stops: 20 Citations issued: 10 Vacation House check: 97 Business/Building checks: 164 Neighborhood checks: 407 Total primary calls for service: 29 911 hang-up 1 Administrative duties 1 Animal loose 1 Assist other ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2013 23:33:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 6-12 Wade A. Rupe, 19, Arlington PD warrants-speeding, failure to display driver’s license, Crowley PD warrants-no driver’s license, speeding, Mansfield PD warrants-no driver’s license speeding Torrence ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2013 23:32:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 5-10 Joseph P. Pena-Moreno, m, 19, possession of marijuana drug free zone less than 2 oz. Darion M. Culpepper, m, 18, possession of marijuana drug free ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2013 23:32:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 8-15 Joe Arciba, 42, theft more than $50 less than $500 Denise Lewis, 32, theft more than $50 less than $500 Tenecia Martin, 42, more than $50 ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2013 23:30:00

PUBLIC AUCTION: Abby's Self Storage, Absolute Self Storage

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Oct. 10 & 17, 2013 Abby’s Self Storage and Absolute Self Storage wishing to avail themselves ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2013 23:29:00

City of Wilmer PUBLIC NOTICE: PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION and CITY COUNCIL

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013   PUBLIC NOTICE    PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION and CITY COUNCIL City of Wilmer, Texas Z2013-03   In accordance with ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2013 23:28:00

PUBLIC AUCTION: Frank Prasifka and Son's

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 LEGAL NOTICE Frank Prasifka and Son’s will sell at Public Auction, vehicles that have ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2013 23:27:00

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

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Oct. 17 & 18, 2013 A-1 ABSOLUTE SELF STORAGE and LONG HORN SELF STORAGE all formerly ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2013 23:24:00

SAGU Lions lose to Langston

WAXAHACHIE - The Southwestern Assembly of God University Lions were back home again taking on an always good Langston University team.  It didn’t take long for ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2013 23:23:00

Lions beat rival Hawks to remain undefeated

ENNIS - The Ennis Lions (6-0, 3-0) continued their perfect season Friday, Oct. 11 at Lion Stadium, beating the Red Oak Hawks (3-3, 1-2), 30-23.  In ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/16/2013 23:22:00

Ferris Pioneer Day 2013 Image Gallery

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

Last Updated: 10/11/2013 00:47:00

Ellis County Life Chain

Youth and Youth Ministry leaders  of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Ferris attended the recent Ellis County Life Chain  Sunday, Oct. 6  in Waxahachie.  Life ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2013 00:46:00

Nat'l Prescription Drug Take Back set for Oct. 26

Waxahachie – National Prescription Drug Take Back takes place Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, with the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office; Waxahachie, Ennis and Ennis ISD Police ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2013 00:46:00

France honors U.S. vets; Waxahachie vet 1 of 7 receive nation’s highest award for service in WWII

Special to The Ellis County PressDALLAS – World War II veteran Charles Atchley of Waxahachie was one of seven veterans the French government honored on ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2013 00:44:00

Inmate enjoys 10 minutes of freedom

WAXAHACHIE – Late Saturday afternoon about 4:30 p.m., an inmate serving as a trustee in the kitchen area of the Ellis County Dention Center, walked ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2013 00:44:00

Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown swears in new Deputy

Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown recently swore in Joshua Baker as a Deputy Sheriff. Baker has held a Peace Officer license since February 2011. His ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2013 00:42:00

Sheriff speaks out on budget

WAXAHACHIE – Since Commissioners Court ended and the final vote on the 2013-2014 budget was adopted, my phone has been blowing up with people asking ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2013 00:40:00

Guest Editorial: Our tax system: Social & tax relief

The law of unintended circumstances cannot be manifested more anywhere else than in our tax system. You create a tax law; you have repercussions that ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2013 00:40:00

Simply Speaking: The Good Book & the Battle

The Good Book has been telling us all along about a battle going on, not against flesh and blood, but with principalities and powers, against ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2013 00:39:00

Constitutional Thinking: Beware Halloween tricks

The Halloween tricks we should worry about are what Congress, corporations, foundations and international organizations are planning to destroy our Constitution this fall! They use ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2013 00:39:00

'I have a right!'

You’ve probably heard someone make this statement in the not too distant past. It’s obvious they haven’t a clue as to the source and nature ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2013 00:38:00

Out to Pastor: The parsonage kitchen shutdown threat

A certain situation has been building in the Parsonage for the last several months. At first, I did not think it too serious but alas, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2013 00:37:00

DPS announces Driver Responsibility Incentive Program

Discounts based on total household incomeSubmitted by the Texas Department of Public Safety AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is now offering eligible drivers ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2013 00:34:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Sept.30-Oct. 6 Augusto Mejia-Ramos, h.m, 27, Wilmer PD x2 Thomas Q. Hedrick, II, w/m, 27, Wilmer PD x3 Billy Louis Lopez, w/m, 26, Wilmer PD x2 Tommy Thomas, b/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2013 00:34:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents Sept. 27 – Oct. 1 Meet Complainant in the 100 block of Evening Star Circle, Red Oak.  Theft in the 8600 block of FM 1181, Ennis.   Meet ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2013 00:33:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 30-Oct. 7 Cody C. Mansfield, 20, consumption of alcohol-minor Zachary T. Fortier, 22, speeding, no motor vehicle liability insurance, failure to appear Tanner R. Hunt, 19, consumption ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2013 00:33:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests  Oct. 1-6 Barbara K. Hackett, w/f, 50, driving while license invalid, enhanced Laudia C. Espino, w/f, 28, driving while intoxicated Ivan Garcia, w.m, 36, public intoxication Jessica L. Jones, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2013 00:32:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Sept. 30-Oct. 6 Traffic Stops: 11 Citations Issued: 8 Vacation House Check: 56 Business/Building Cks: 80 Neighborhood Checks: 208 Total Primary Calls for Service: 38 Accident minor 3 Accident pedestrian 1 Animal loose 1 Animal ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2013 00:32:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Sept.29-Oct. 5 Javier Goodin, 21, Midlothian PD warrant arrest Stephanie R. Breedlove, 25, warrant fee, Ft Worth PD warrant- driving while license invalid Steven L. Dillard, 29, warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2013 00:31:00

Hutchins Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 1-30 Kelvin Williams, b/m, warrant arrest Michael Baker, w/m, 31, theft of property less than $1500 + 2 convictions Charles Williams, b/m, 43, traffic arrest Urbano Sanchez, h/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2013 00:31:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 29-Oct. 7 Casimiro Betanzo, 47, Ennis PD-no driver’s license, Ennis PD-traffic citation Billy Quevedo, 29, burglary of habitation Cederick Daniels, 25, Ennis PD traffic citation, Ennis PD ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2013 00:30:00

Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) are proposing to build a tower

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 “Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2013 00:28:00

Ferris Independent School District: NOTICE FOR SEALED PROPOSALS

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Oct. 3 & 10, 2013 NOTICE FOR SEALED PROPOSALS: The Ferris Independent School District is accepting sealed ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2013 00:26:00

PUBLIC AUCTION: Abby's Self Storage, Absolute Self Storage

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Oct. 10 & 17, 2013 Abby’s Self Storage and Absolute Self Storage wishing to avail themselves ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2013 00:10:00

Lady Hawks defeat Legacy

RED OAK - The Lady Hawks picked up a huge district win against the visiting Lady Broncos from Mansfield to go to 5-2 in district ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2013 00:09:00

Hawks shot down 49-35

RED OAK - The Hawks hosted the Mansfield Legacy Broncos on Friday, Oct. 4 which was also the Hawk Homecoming Game at Billy Goodloe Stadium.  The ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2013 00:08:00

Waxahachie comes up short on homecoming night

WAXAHACHIE - The Waxahachie Indians football team was defeated by the Lancaster Tigers, on Friday, Oct. 4, for their homecoming game at Lumpkins Stadium. Final ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2013 00:05:00

Area students involved in Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" play at Hardin-Simmons University

Submitted article ABILENE  — The following area students are set to have a role in Sense and Sensibility, Jon Jory’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s eponymous novel: ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2013 00:04:00

27th Charlie's Angel Brigade Class Graduates

The 27th Charlie’s Angel Brigade Class graduated from Basic Pistol Training Course Sunday, Oct. 6. Pictured are: CAB Instructor Charles D. Hatfield Jr., Kaela Moore ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/10/2013 23:57:00

Ferris Newcomer Guide 2013

To download the Ferris Newcomer Guide 2013 please click the links under attachments to the right.  ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/02/2013 13:20:00

Red Oak Founders Day 2013

To download Red Oak Founders Day 2013 please click the links under attachments to the right.  ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2013 00:00:00

Park Board efforts recognized

Special to The Ellis County Press FERRIS – The Ferris Park Board has generated significant improvements in this quaint little town.  Consists of three Board Members and ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2013 00:00:00

Convicted child molester sentenced to 60 years

Special to The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – On Thursday, Sept. 26, an Ellis County jury consisting of seven men and five women, convicted Archie Lee ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2013 00:00:00

RO man facing 2nd degree felony weapons charge

RED OAK – Ellis County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched at 9:05 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, to the 400 block of Lark Lane, Red Oak, in ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2013 00:00:00

President Kennedy's surgeons share memories

Robert GrodenContributing Writer DALLAS – The doctors at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas were among the most important witnesses to the events relating to the assassination ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2013 00:00:00

Ferris Yellowjacket's Happy Homecoming

FERRIS - Prior to Friday night’s football game, Brandon Masterson and Arial Moreno were announced as the Yellowjacket’s 2013 Homecoming King and Queen. Masterson also ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2013 00:02:00

Guest Editorial: Income that may cause tax problems

Here are selected income issues that are commonly misunderstood and may cause taxpayers future tax problems or possible IRS audits. Clergy Offering and fees such as marriage, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2013 00:01:00

Simply Speaking: I Spy

As I recall, our desks were lined up closer to the big southern windows, so we must have been in Miss Annie Lee Lord’s sixth ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2013 00:01:00

Constitutional Thinking: American deception

Part 3 One reason conservatives so often fall for “false-prophets” claiming to have the plan to save America from it’s growing problems, it the desire for ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2013 00:00:00

Lost mines and buried treasure

I first became interested in lost mines and buried treasure when I read a book about the Lost Dutchman Mine in junior high school – ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2013 00:00:00

We ought to obey God rather than man

When we live in a nation that no longer considers God, the end result of that nation will be devastation and destruction. Today within our ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2013 00:00:00

Out to Pastor: The summer in my rearview mirror

I awoke last Tuesday with a strange feeling I had missed something. Not only that, but I was shivering like a polar bear without his ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2013 00:00:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents Sept. 20 – 26 Assault in the 500 block of Newton Road, Ferris. Disturbance in the 100 block of Mabry, Red Oak.  Meet Complainant in the 300 block ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2013 00:00:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 22-29 Kameron D. Jones, b/m, 21, Wilmer PD x2 Willie E. Burns, b/m, 19, Wilmer PD x2 Stanequa L. Lawton, b/f, 33, Garland PD x1 John Wesley Booth ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2013 00:00:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 23-30 Wesley D. Perryman, 23, unlawful possession of controlled drug with intent to distribute Veronica E. Carter, 46, theft of property more than $50 less than ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2013 00:00:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Sept. 23-29 Traffic Stops: 6 Citations issued: 1 Vacation house checks: 82 Business/building checks: 76 Neighborhood checks: 162 Total primary calls for service: 42 Accident major 0 Animal bite/call 1 Animal loose 1 Assist other ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2013 00:00:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 22-28 Tony L. Calais, 40, public intoxication, Grand Prairie warrants-speeding expired driver’s license, one license plate Nicholas A Boucher, 33, theft under $50, Irving PD warrant-open ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2013 00:00:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 21-26 Jasmine D. Barnes, F, 24, Glenn Heights PD warrant Earl R. Hector, m, 42, Glenn Height PD warrant  Brandon E. Coleman, m, 22, Glenn Heights PD ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2013 00:00:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 20-30 Veronica Alvarez-Hernandez, 33, Ennis PD-no driver’s license, failed to maintain financial responsibility Troy Gilmore, 51, criminal trespass, warrant not Ennis PD warrant, non Ennis PD ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2013 00:00:00

Ferris Independent School District: NOTICE FOR SEALED PROPOSALS

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Oct. 3 & 10, 2013   NOTICE FOR SEALED PROPOSALS: The Ferris Independent School District is accepting sealed ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2013 00:00:00

City of Wilmer: PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION and CITY COUNCIL

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 PUBLIC NOTICE    PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION and CITY COUNCIL City of Wilmer, Texas Z2013-03   In accordance with ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2013 00:00:00

El Ferri Mexican Grill: Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission application for a BG-Wine and Beer Retailer’s Permit

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, 2013 Application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2013 00:00:00

City of Hutchins: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 Notice of Public Hearings NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS, THAT: A public ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2013 00:00:00

Lady Hawks sweep Lake Ridge

RED OAK - The Lady Hawks varsity volleyball team had their hands full with a scrappy Lady Eagle team from Mansfield Lake Ridge.  Although the Lady ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2013 00:00:00

ROHS Hawkettes Experience

These Young Girls attended the Red Oak High School Hawkette Experience camp and then got to perform with the Hawkettes prior to the varsity football ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2013 00:00:00

Lions hold on to beat Cougars

ENNIS - The Ennis Lions (4-0, 1-0) won their district opener football game against the Cougars of Arlington Seguin (2-2, 0-1) Friday night at home ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2013 00:00:00

Ferris High School Cross Country 2013 closing the gap

Ferris 2012 District 11-3A Boys and Girls Cross Country champions are closing in the gap to the 2013 District 11- 3A Championships.  With a heart made ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2013 00:00:00

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