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ECSO Deputy grappels off building for Special Olympics of Texas

Waxahachie - Ellis County Sheriff’s Deputy Ken Hatcher took his support for Special Olympics to a new level Saturday, Nov. 9, when he grappeled off ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:27:00

Ennis construction company, owner found guilty of fraud; RW Caldwell Construction, owner liable for fraud, DTPA violations

WAXAHACHIE– Jurors unanimously sided with a local homeowner who sued RW Caldwell Construction and owner Russell Caldwell after the company walked away from a half-completed ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:26:00

DPS Urges Travelers to Drive Responsibly During Thanksgiving Holiday

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging Thanksgiving travelers to practice safe driving habits during the long holiday weekend to help ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:24:00

Parents' Role in Students' Success

By Mike Bodine Ferris ISD Superintendent Have you ever started out on a trip or vacation with a general idea about where you want to go but ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:21:00

Hawks win thriller in OT

RED OAK - The Red Oak Hawks varsity boy’s basketball team hosted 5A Mesquite Horn in a non-district game at Red Oak High School on ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:21:00

Ennis advances to Region 2 semifinals

WAXAHACHIE - The Ennis Lions kept their perfect season intact by defeating the Lovejoy Leopards 64-13 in the 4A D2 Area title game Friday night, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:19:00

Letter to the Editor: Term Limits… A Bad Idea; That's Time Is Come

  The Framers knew best; public servants and not a ruling class would represent the citizens of new Republic that they created with the founding ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:18:00

Simply Speaking: Deceived Americans

Americans have been so purposely deceived by pronouncements coming out of Washington, Austin, and local government that, upon inspecting what we had bought and swallowed, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:18:00

Constitutional Thinking: Friends, enemies & pastors

Most enemies are easy to recognize: Barack Hussein Obama, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell and George Soros are great examples. Some are ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:17:00

Personal Finance 'Tis the season for donating money

Like many other economic measures, charitable donations in the U.S. have yet to bounce back to pre-recession levels. According to Giving USA’s Annual Report on ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:16:00

New wine

“And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine bursts the wineskins, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:15:00

Out to Pastor: 'Tis the season to stuff myself like a turkey and get away with it

Now that summer is out of the way and the holiday season has begun, I can throw out the kitchen window all of those diet ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:12:00

Serving Country: Alexzander E. Simmons

WAXAHACHIE - Army Pvt. Alexzander E. Simmons has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:12:00

Serving Country: Samuel L. Williamson

ENNIS - Air Force Airman Samuel L. Williamson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:11:00

Serving Country: Aashay L. Terrell

GLENN HEIGHTS - Air Force Airman Aashay L. Terrell  graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. The airman completed an ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:10:00

Serving Country: Gavon J. Williams Sr.

MIDLOTHIAN - Army Pvt. Gavon J. Williams Sr. has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:09:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents Nov. 15 – 21 Theft in the 2400 block of Farm Market Road 308, Milford.  Traffic Stop on Farm Market Road 813 and Farrar Road, Waxahachie. M/W ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:08:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 17-21 Dustan Williams, w/m, 29, Scurry County Sheriff Office TCIC and a capias Deanna Kraklow, w/f, 40, Duncanville x1 Matt Williams, w/m, 31, Wilmer PD x1 Angelia Renee ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:08:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 18-23 Bernie Romo, 23, possession of controlled substance PG1 less than 1 gram William T. Robinson, 48, driving while license invalid Miles D. Colquitt, 22, driving while ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:07:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 20-23 Ticey Denier Boyd, b/m, 38, possession of marijuana more than 4 oz less than 5 lbs Dariuse Tyson Boyd, b/m, 20, possession of marijuana more ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:07:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 15-20 Christian Pierce, m, Harris County warrant, Lancaster PD warrants, Arlington PD warrants Temeshia T. Collins, f, Glenn Heights PD warrants Kevin T. Iglehart, m, assault family ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:07:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 25-Nov. 22 Clinton Northcutt, 35,w/ m, Ferris warrants and Johnson County warrants  Taslin Akande, 23, b/m, Ferris PD and North Richland Hills PD warrants Franklin Bautista, 25, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:06:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 19-25 Paul Hamiter, 55, failed to ID to peace officer Robert Guthrie, 41, failed to ID fugitive intent give false information, warrant not Ennis PD warrant, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:06:00

Do you want to become a Master Gardener

Shirley Campbell (Master Gardener) Do you like the feel of the earth between your fingers, the fragrance of growing flowers, the taste of homegrown tomatoes and ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:04:00

Roadside Bar and Grill application for beer/wine and liquor license

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Nov. 21 and 28, 2013   Roadside Bar and Grill, located at 1201 FM 780, Ferris, Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:03:00

Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Donald Edwin Prince, Cause No. 13-E-2256

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Donald Edwin Prince, Cause No. 13-E-2256, County ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:02:00

CITY OF WILMER: NOTICE OF ANNEXATION; PUBLIC HEARINGS

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 CITY OF WILMER NOTICE OF ANNEXATION  PUBLIC HEARINGS   Notice is hereby given that the City Council ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:01:00

NOTICE TO CREDITORS: IN THE ESTATE OF JAMES EMANUEL TAYLOR, DECEASED

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013   No. 13-E-2228 IN THE ESTATE OF JAMES EMANUEL TAYLOR, DECEASED IN THE COUNTY COURT AT ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:00:00

Metro Grill Application for a mixed beverage restaurant permit with a food and beverage certificate

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Nov. 21 and 28, 2013 Application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission in ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2013 23:55:00

Verda Marie Pugh

Oct. 19, 1928 - Nov. 15, 2013 Verda Marie Pugh, 85, of Ferris, went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 15, 2013. She was ... Full story

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

Pipeline explosion seen for miles; Explosion forces Milford evacuation

MILFORD – Most residents were allowed to return home Saturday afternoon, two days after a gas pipeline explosion prompted their evacuation. Chevron officials said Saturday the ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 23:08:00

Oldest living former sheriff Wayne McCollum dies 101

Wayne McCollum of Waxahachie, the oldest living former sheriff in Texas, died Sunday, Nov. 17.  McCollum was Sheriff of Ellis County for 20 years. Sheriff McCollum ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 23:07:00

3 found shot to death, suspect in custody

BARDWELL – Three people were killed in a shooting and stabbing Saturday night in Bardwell, according to the Ellis County Sheriff’s Department. Twenty-seven year-old Roberto Costilla ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 22:40:00

ECSO hosts Hunter Education class

A Hunter Education class was held at the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center on Oct. 30,  with Texas Parks and Wildlife Division Officer ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 22:39:00

ECSO K9 Unit provides demonstration for Leadership

Ellis County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike McCorkle and his canine, Jax, provided a demonstration at Station 1 to members of Leadership Waxahachie on Nov. 15. The ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 22:27:00

Lions crush the Eagles in bi-district blowout

MESQUITE - The Ennis Lions commanded the 4A D2 Bi-District title by defeating the Eagles of Lindale 62-17 Friday night, Nov. 15, at E.H. Hanby ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 22:26:00

Lady Indians' playoff journey ends

RICHARDSON - The extraordinary season for the Waxahachie Lady Indian volleyball team was curtailed Friday by the Prosper Lady Eagles at the UIL 4A Region ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 22:25:00

Princeton tops Ferris in playoffs

FERRIS - The Princeton Panthers traveled to Ferris on Friday to take on the Yellowjackets in a Division 3A D1UIL football playoff game. The final score ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 22:17:00

Simply Speaking: When traffic stops go bad

Having spent much of this year up in Northern New Mexico, I’ve observed their state troopers in action, but never like the video of a ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 22:17:00

Constitutional Thinking: Enemies of the people

We’ve all heard about the “Enemies of the State” and now know that means Christians, constitutionalists, libertarians, tea party member and anyone that loves freedom. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 22:11:00

Guest Editorial: Business facts of life

To make it or not to make it in business (as in everything) is a mindset or self-perception. Great achievements are usually created. It starts ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 22:10:00

Personal Finance: Don't let Cyber Grinches ruin your holidays

I’m usually in too much of a Thanksgiving food coma to hit the sales on Black Friday, but millions of other Americans somehow find the ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 22:08:00

Pushed in the pool

Approaching the Holiday Inn, we could see that high tide was sending its waves to break upon the foundation of the resort’s pool area. Only ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 22:08:00

Out to Pastor: Let the holiday season begin

This is the time of the year holidays get into full steam. It begins with Halloween when people put on a scary face and ends ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 22:02:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents Nov. 7 – 14 Recovered Vehicle in the 100 block of East 3rd Street, Venus. Possession of Marijuana southbound Interstate Highway 35 and Ovilla Rd, Red Oak. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 22:00:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 11-17 Shanea Young, b/f, 24, AWOL Angel Martinez, w/m, 17, burglary of habitation, evading theft of MVV Antonio Soldevilla, h/m, 35, no driver’s license instantered Keith O. Moten ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 22:00:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 11-18 James D. Jones, 31, failed to pay toll Jason A. Madrid, 37, theft more than $500 less than $1500 Christopher J. Norris, 28, failure to appear, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 21:59:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 17 Jheri L. Dixon, w/f, 26, public intoxication ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 21:58:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Nov. 11-17 Traffic Stops: 29 Citations Issued: 17 Vacation House Check: 14 Business/Building Cks: 69 Neighborhood Checks: 136 Total primary calls for service 28 911 hang-up 1 Accident minor 1 Administration duties 3 Assist other ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 21:58:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 10-16 Sloan D. Russell, 17, minor in possession of alcohol, minor in possession of tobacco Drake M. Hernandez, 19, Arlington PD warrants-possession of alcohol by minor, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 21:56:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 12-19 Amanda Lucio, 24, warrant, not Ennis PD warrant, non Ennis PD charges Felicia Jones, 35, burglary of habitation Ruben Agreda, 23, sexual assault child Earl Pevehouse, 42, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 21:53:00

With grim milestone as a reminder, TxDOT urges drivers to stay alert, obey traffic laws in effort to halt fatality trend Staggering daily death toll dates back to 2000

Submitted by the Texas Department of Public Safety  AUSTIN — As Texas marks a grim, 13-year string of daily roadway fatalities today, the Texas Department of ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 21:52:00

Metro Grill Application for a mixed beverage restaurant permit with a food and beverage certificate

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Nov. 21 and 28, 2013 Application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission in ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 21:46:00

Roadside Bar and Grill application for beer/wine and liquor license

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Nov. 21 and 28, 2013 Roadside Bar and Grill, located at 1201 FM 780, Ferris, Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 21:45:00

Federal Award: 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: 11/20/2013 21:40:00

Downtown Christmas Lights

Walton International, the Canadian-based developer of residential communities, has donated $1,500 to the City of Ferris and the Ferris Downtown Association for new LED Christmas ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 21:38:00

27th Charlie's Angel Brigade Class Graduates

The 27th Charlie’s Angel Brigade Class graduated from CAB Basic Pistol Training Course Sunday, Nov. 10. Pictured are: Janet Roulain, Haley Doyle, CAB Instructor Charles ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 21:14:00

Annual Veterans Appreciation Day celebration for Ellis County

The Annual Veterans Appreciation Day celebration for Ellis County Saturday, Nov. 9,  at  the Civic Center in Waxahachie was attended by more than 1,000 visitors. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:42:00

Tim Berneking seeking Commissioner Pct 2 spot

RED OAK – Tim Berneking announces desire to serve on  Commissioner’s Court. The Ellis County Commissioner Court is made up of four commissioners, each  responsible for ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:41:00

Dog's day in court considered

WAXAHACHIE – A short video presented by County and District Attorney Patrick Wilson during the regularly-scheduled meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court on Nov. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:39:00

Duke Burge elected to board of Big Brothers Big Sisters

ELLIS COUNTY— Big Brothers Big Sisters is pleased to announce the election of Duke Burge to its Ellis County Regional Board of Directors. Burge begins ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:38:00

Racism, sexism and homophobia alleged in discrimation lawsuit

A federal lawsuit filed against Red Oak and its former police chief accuses him of harassing black officers and refusing to hire female officers was ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:35:00

Personal Finance: Understanding the 'kiddie tax'

For something whose nickname sounds so innocent, the “kiddie tax” certainly can wreak havoc on unprepared taxpayers’ yearly returns.  Congress first introduced the kiddie tax as ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:35:00

Simply Speaking: Golden nuggets

As usual, Texas voters overwhelmingly approved all nine constitutional amendments on the 5th. No one in government or media provided any insightful information prior to ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:34:00

Constitutional Thinking: Respond or roll-over

Election Day, 2013 told us a few things, one of which was that voters in Texas, that great bastion of “conservatives”, did not show much ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:33:00

Hillsdale's Imprimis

Those of you out there who haven’t taken advantage of Hillsdale College’s free monthly publication, Imprimis, are really missing out on a terrific opportunity to ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:33:00

Tom McKnight Weatherford, Jr.

June 1, 1918 - Nov. 1, 2013 FERRIS - Tom McKnight Weatherford Jr., 95, of Red Oak, passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at his ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:32:00

Bobbie Lou Mohundro

July 20, 1940 – Nov. 4, 2013  Bobbie Lou Mohundro, 73, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, Nov. 4, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:31:00

Randall Lee Johnson

Feb. 17, 1950 - Nov. 1, 2013 FERRIS - Randall Lee Johnson, 63, passed away in Ferris on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.  Randy was born in Rapid ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:30:00

Out to Pastor: If you like your apple fritter, you can eat your apple fritter

Growing up back in “the day,” most people put a lot of credence on promises and lived by the motto, “A man is as good ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:25:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents Oct. 24 – Nov. 6 Meet Complainant on Farm Market Road 879 and Wilson Road, Waxahachie.  Warrant service in the 100 block of South Jackson, Waxahachie. F/W ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:24:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 4-10 Jason Lumley,w/m, 37, Wilmer Pd x3 Oterdrick Lacy, b/m, 29, Wilmer PD x1 Antiquvar Jackson, b/f, 37, Wilmer PD x2 Molly C Chandler, w/f, 32, Wilmer PD ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:24:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 4-11 Joe B. Wilcoxon, 48, Deliver controlled substance/marijuana to a minor, deliver controlled substance/marijuana to a minor Harvey L. Searcy, 28, contempt of court disobedience of ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:24:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Nov. 4-10 Traffic Stops: 25 Citations Issued: 12 Vacation House Check: 30 Business/building cks: 155 Neighborhood checks: 280 Accident minor 1 Animal loose 1 Assist other agency 2 Burglar alarm residence days 1 Burglar alarm ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:23:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 3-9 Stephen Badillo, 32, Tarrant County Sheriff Office warrant-driving while intoxicated, Midlothian PD warrants-speeding, driving while license invalid, failed to display drivers license, Ft Worth ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:23:00

Hutchins Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 1-30 Javier Ockoa, h/m, warrant arrest Keenan Robinson, b/m, 20, warrant arrest Abu Khan, a/m, 51, warrant arrest Eric Parham, b/m, 47, possession of controlled substance PG1 less ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:22:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Nov. 2-7 Curtis W. Murillo, m, 46, driving while intoxicated Ellasia A. Payne, f, possession of drug paraphernalia Corey W. Antwine, 26, Mansfield PD warrants, Wilmer PD warrants, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:22:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Nov 5-11 Kerri Duncan, 48, Ennis PD-city ordinance violation, Ennis PD city ordinance violation Jose Godinez, 41, public intoxication Jose Perez, 51, assault family violence impede breath circulation, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:21:00

Lady Indians dominating through two playoff rounds

MESQUITE - The Waxahachie Lady Indian volleyball team took down the Corsicana Lady Tigers and the McKinney North Lady Bulldogs this past week in UIL ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:18:00

Hawks end 2013 season on high note

RED OAK - The Red Oak Hawks 2013 varsity football season came to end last Friday night when they traveled to Arlington to take on ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:18:00

Undefeated Ennis beats Waxahachie 61-28 in the Battle of 287

ENNIS - The Ennis Lions capped off a perfect 7-0 regular season by defeating the Waxahachie Indians in the Battle of 287, in front of ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:16:00

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 COURT ROCK COUNTY   SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION   THE STATE OF ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:15:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Abby's Self Storage and Absolute Self Storage

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on  Thursday, Nov. 7 & 14, 2013 Abby’s Self Storage and Absolute Self Storage wishing to avail themselves under ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:14:00

CITY OF WILMER: NOTICE OF ANNEXATION, PUBLIC HEARINGS

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 CITY OF WILMER NOTICE OF ANNEXATION  PUBLIC HEARINGS   Notice is hereby given that the City Council ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:14:00

Federal Award: 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: 11/14/2013 13:11:00

War on Drugs activities held during Red Ribbon Week

By Shirley Floyd Counselor (Ferris Intermediate News) Red Ribbon Week –Texans’ War on Drugs took place the week of Oct.  28 through Nov. 1. Ferris Intermediate ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:04:00

Veterans Day 2013 Gallery

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

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 23:11:00

Wife shooter gets 5 years

WAXAHACHIE – On Monday, Oct. 28, an Ellis County jury convicted Mahmod Suleiman Qalawi, 44, a butcher from Venus of aggravated assault with a deadly ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 23:09:00

Silver Alert

RED OAK – On Sunday Nov. 3,  officers from the Red Oak Police Department responded to a missing person call at 508 Bluebonnet.   Upon arrival, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 23:08:00

Richard Rozier announces bid for County Judge

WAXAHACHIE – Conservative Republican Richard Rozier announced today he will run for Ellis County Judge in the primary election next March.      The Ellis ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 23:07:00

R.C. Lyon announces bid for County Judge

RED OAK – R.C. Lyon formally announces his run for Ellis County Judge in the March 4 GOP primary elections.  Lyon has been a self-employed private ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 23:05:00

Ellzey announces candidacy for Texas House District 10

Midlothian – Decorated combat veteran and career Naval Aviator, Jake Ellzey, today announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Texas House District 10. “For 20 ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 23:04:00

Master Gardener Spotlight

Ellis County Master Gardener, Shirley Campbell was honored last week at the 2013 State MG Conference held in Cameron and Hildalgo Counties.  Shirley’s graphic PowerPoint presentation ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 23:03:00

Law Enforcement Agencies Participate in Special Olympics of Texas fundraiser

On Friday, Nov. 1, The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, Red Oak Police Department and Pct. 5 Dallas County Constables recently raised $1,405 for the Special ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 23:00:00

Around and About…The Best Southwest

Joe Johnson, IOMExecutive DirectorBest Southwest Partnership  November 2013 - Under the leadership of Dr. Kevin Fegan in 2013, the Best Southwest Partnership achieved new goals that ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:59:00

CONSTABLE’S CORNER: By Constable Terry L. Nay - Ellis County Precinct 2

“What is a Constable and what does a Constable do?” I sure wish I had a dollar for every time I heard that question during ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:59:00

Detention center officers jobs explained, justified

WAXAHACHIE – Much has been talked about regarding how many detention officers we need, how many inmates do we have, what is the average for ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:57:00

Letters to the Editor: Some things the media doesn’t usually report about veterans

The press has done a very good job of reporting about the challenges our veterans face.   We all have read or seen stories about our ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:57:00

Letters to the Editor: Mumbo jumbo, smoke and mirrors, crab-walking, crawdadding and endless rhetoric

Call it what you will, our elected officials have no interest in the needs of the American people or our Constitutional Republic form of government. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:56:00

Guest editorial: Retaliation

The county commissioner’s court are clearly retaliating against Sheriff Johnny Brown, R-Midlothian. Brown has been spectacular with his “new Philosophy” for a growing county: cutting ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:56:00

Simply Speaking: Golden nuggets

Out of my little home library, a small pamphlet found its way into my hands entitled “Jonah – The Whale – and the Scientists.” Within ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:55:00

Constitutional Thinking: Resolutions - 2014

It may be a little early to talk New Years resolutions, but the coming year will be, in my opinion, so critical a year in ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:53:00

God's only invitation to the lost is: Repent!

And he went into all the region around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. Luke 3:3 The protestant evangelical invitation ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:52:00

Out to Pastor: Does God expect me to pray for broccoli

For some inexplicable reason, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is under the impression that my favorite hobby is flying kites.  I have no idea where ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:50:00

Serving Country: Rebecca A. Pevehouse

WAXAHACHIE - Army Cadet Rebecca A. Pevehouse has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky. The four-week ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:49:00

Serving Country: Collin S. Pennington

MIDLOTHIAN - Air Force Airman Collin S. Pennington graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:48:00

Serving Country: Richard T. Kitterman

ENNIS - Army Pvt. Richard T. Kitterman has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:48:00

Serving Country: Kasey L. Justus

MIDLOTHIAN - Air Force Airman Kasey L. Justus graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:47:00

Serving Country: Jase M. Holden

ITALY - Air Force Airman Jase M. Holden graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:46:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 27-Nov. 3 LeeJohn Answell Williams, b/m, 36, possession of marijuana/Hutchins PD/Irving Stacey Renee Goodwin, w/f, 46, driving while intoxicated 2nd Leonardo Chaves, Jr., h/m, 29, driving while ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:46:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 28-Nov. 4 Jordon L. O’Neal, 21, possession of marijuana less than 2 oz Alfred R. Green, 54, failure to maintain financial responsibility, fraud-credit card abuse Clevern Johnson, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:46:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 30-Nov. 3 Jorge Alonso, h/m, 55, public intoxication Hector Gutierrez-Corona, h/m, 23, driving while intoxicated Turner Chase Parks, w/m, 23, driving while intoxicated ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:45:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Oct. 28-Nov. 5 Traffic Stops: 23 Citations issued: 13 Vacation house check: 20 Business/Buildings checks: 157 Neighborhood checks: 279 Total primary calls for service: 27 Accident minor 1 Animal loose 1 Assault report 1 Assist ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:45:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 26-31 Daquail Dyer, m, 19, failure to ID fugitive from justice/ Desoto PD warrants Wesley R. Winters, 47, Keller PD warrants Jakari D. Crow, m, 19, Irving ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:44:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Oct. 21-Nov. 5 Justin Loosier, 25, warrant-out of town warrant, warrant- out of town warrant Joshua Amison, 24, burglary of motor vehicle Charles Carter, 66, assault family violence, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:42:00

Serving Country: Christopher L. Hendrick

FERRIS - Air Force Airman Christopher L. Hendrick graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:40:00

Serving Country: Myron O. Hanson III

MIDLOTHIAN - Army Reserve Pvt. Myron O. Hanson III has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:40:00

Serving Country: Brandon A. Gombe

MIDLOTHIAN - Air Force Airman Brandon A. Gombe graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:39:00

Serving Country: Charles D. Fry

WAXAHACHIE - Army Pvt. Charles D. Fry has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:39:00

Serving Country: Maci R. Ferguson

WAXAHACHIE - Air Force Airman Maci R. Ferguson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:39:00

Serving Country: Cody D. Cornett

MIDLOTHIAN - Army Pvt. Cody D. Cornett has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:38:00

Serving Country: Zachary J. Campbell

GLENN HEIGHTS - Air Force Cadet Zachary J. Campbell has completed basic cadet training and earned the rank of cadet fourth class at the U.S. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:38:00

Serving Country: Daniel C. Broussard

WAXAHACHIE - Air Force Airman Daniel C. Broussard graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:34:00

Reward increased to $17,500 for featured fugitive

Submitted by the Texas Department of Public Safety News Release  AUSTIN – The reward for Josue M. Reyna, 23, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:33:00

Mobile stations issuing Election Identification Certificates across Texas

HOUSTON – Texas Public Safety Commission Chair Cynthia Leon joined Texas Secretary of State John Steen in announcing Election Identification Certificates (EIC) is now available ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:32:00

TSTC scholarships awarded to Red Oak and Waxahachie ISDs

The Texas State Technical College awarded both the Red Oak Independent School District and Waxahachie ISD $500 scholarships each at halftime during the Red Oak ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:31:00

ROHS Fall seniors honored

RED OAK - Prior to the football game between Red Oak and Waxahachie, Red Oak High School honored their Seniors.  75 Football, Drill Team, Band, Cheerleaders ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:29:00

Indians get 1st win; Red Oak stalls

Source: HSGametime.com (DMN) RED OAK - The Waxahachie defense held strong when it mattered most to get its first district win of the year 21-7. Red Oak ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:29:00

Lions clinch district title

ENNIS - The Ennis Lions (9-0, 6-0) clinched the district 15-4A title Friday, Nov. 1, at home by defeating the Lancaster Tigers (4-5, 3-3) 28-20. No ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:26:00

City of Hutchins: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 Notice of Public Hearings NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS, THAT: A public ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:25:00

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

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 PUBLIC NOTICE    PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION and CITY COUNCIL City of Wilmer, Texas Z2013-04   In accordance with ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:24:00

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 COURT ROCK COUNTY   SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION   THE STATE OF ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:23:00

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

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Nov. 7 & 14, 2013 Abby’s Self Storage and Absolute Self Storage wishing to avail themselves ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:21:00

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: 11/06/2013 22:20:00

Federal Award: 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: 11/06/2013 22:15:00

Ferris McDonald Elementary Celebrates Red Ribbon Week!

Stacey McCutchan Counselor What an exciting week we experienced at Lucy Mae McDonald Elementary!  We had the opportunity to celebrate Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 28 through ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/06/2013 22:14:00

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