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Special Olympics Athletic Day: Law enforcement and first responder personnel assisted Red Oak ISD Police Department

RED OAK - Nancy Spigener’s world largely revolved around Red Oak students enrolled in the district’s Special Education department.  A long-time supporter of Special Olympics, she ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/28/2013 23:40:00

County wants private jail

WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County Commissioners have authorized their purchasing agent to develop a request for proposals for private-sector jail management, with Commissioner Paul Perry, Pct. ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/28/2013 23:40:00

Attempted home invasion leaves 2 suspects dead

MAYPEARL – Chaffin, 17, and Dillion King, 18, both of Bethel Acres, Okla. were both found dead by Ellis County Sheriff’s Deputies Sheriff Department’s canine ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/28/2013 23:37:00

Rodriguez charged with aggravated assault

BARDWELL – Ellis County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched March 16, to a report of a disturbance in the 200 block of Elm St. Deputies arrived at ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/28/2013 23:33:00

Earth Day April 13: 'Protecting the Planet Starts with Us'

By Jamie Guthrie FERRIS – Lao Tzu taught a critical part of accomplishing a goal is taking initial action. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/28/2013 23:31:00

RO man gets life for robbery

RED OAK – A Red Oak man was sentenced Friday, March 22, to life in prison for aggravated robbery in Ennis. Perry Lee Ray Ford, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/28/2013 23:29:00

Celebrity News Anchor to emcee Lancaster Chamber gala April 27

LANCASTER – Officers of the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce have announced the chamber’s annual 2013 Boots and Bling Awards Gala and Auction.  The event will ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/28/2013 23:29:00

Home Country

We buried Marshall Sprack last Saturday, and we will miss him. Ol’ Marsh was the cheerful old-timer who could be seen each day walking his ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/28/2013 23:28:00

Guest Editorial: What filing status should I use?

Why should we care about the filing status? People generally think of the amount of taxes we pay that will be different from one filing ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/28/2013 23:27:00

Personal Finance: Should you hire a tax preparor?

The U.S. tax code grows more complicated every year and currently spans thousands of pages – even government experts can’t agree exactly how long it ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/28/2013 23:27:00

Simply Speaking: The fourth graders got it...

The Last Stand At Chambers Creek took place in Rice, Texas last weekend. Of course this was a so-called Civil War Reenactment and, of course, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/28/2013 23:26:00

Constitutional Thinking: America: Sleeping on the job

When Benjamin Franklin was asked, “What have you wrought?” upon coming out of the Constitutional Convention, he responded with “A Republic if you can keep ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/28/2013 23:25:00

The sacred bunny: What it all means

When we devote ourselves to building a church which attracts God, instead of just something that will attract people, we will at least be starting ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/28/2013 23:25:00

Out to Pastor: Will the Easter bunny just hop away .... Please!

I am what many people refer to as a purist. Many do not understand or know what a purist is so let me explain. No, a ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/28/2013 23:22:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents March 15 – 21 Criminal Mischief in the 100 block of Dianne Rd, Ferris.  Meet Complainant in the 500 block of Bee Creek School House Road, Maypearl.  Possession ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/28/2013 23:22:00

Red Oak Police Reports

  Arrests March 18-25 Jackie C. Crathers, 23, ran stop sign, failure to appear Larry R. Burdine, 20, no driver’s license, failure to appear John W. Powers, 25, driving while ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/28/2013 23:21:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests March 20-21 Aaron Herrera, w/m, 17, warrant Eugene Herrera, w/m, 18, warrant Javonta Wilson, b/m, 23, warrant Candido Jimenez, h/m, 54, driving while intoxicated ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/28/2013 23:12:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents March 18-26 Traffic stops: 5 Citation issued: 2 Total primary calls-for-service: 29 Vacation house check: 73 Business/building checks: 200 Neighborhood checks: 469 911-hang up 1 Abandoned vehicle 1 Burglar alarm residence days 2 Burglary report ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/28/2013 23:11:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests March 17-23 Carlos Rivera, 26, public intoxication Nathan A. Richardson, 26, driving while license invalid w/previous convictions/susp/w/o/fin res, driving while intoxicated Chase A. Odle, 21, Ferris PD warrants-speeding, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/28/2013 23:11:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests March 15-21 Bashon W. Wright, m, 34, Glenn Heights PD warrant James L. Albert, m, 52, Driving while intoxicated 2nd Jennifer L. Ramirez, f, 48, resisting arrest Laura M. ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/28/2013 23:10:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests March 12-19 James Southard, w/m,21, possession of marijuana less than 2 oz Alvaro Garcia, w/m, 41, probation violation out of Dallas County Beverly Edwards, b/f, 32, possession of ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/28/2013 23:10:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests March 18-25 Judith Medina, 21, theft more than $50 less than $500 Brandon Counts, 22, theft more than $500 less than $1,500 Santiago Hernandez, 34, warrant not Ennis ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/28/2013 23:10:00

Apply now for Citizen Public Safety Academy

Submitted article Lancaster – The Lancaster Police and Fire Departments have combined their efforts to offer the Citizen Public Safety Academy.  This program is designed for persons ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/28/2013 23:09:00

FYSA hope to play on soccer fields soon

FERRIS – Ferris Youth Soccer Association officials hope the children can play on the soccer fields next Spring.  It’s been two years since area youth soccer ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/28/2013 23:01:00

SPOTLIGHT: On the Spot Reporting

This past week I was enjoying a cup of coffee with a friend when I overheard a police officer complaining about a new program that ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/28/2013 22:57:00

Al Boon speaks at NARFE luncheon

Submitted Article Al Boon, spoke at a NARFE luncheon about the Ennis Veteran Memorial Monument.     Boon, a long-time resident of Ennis, was proud to ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/28/2013 22:56:00

TOP 5 PESTS FOR 2013: Exterminators Predicts Ants, Stink Bugs, Termites, Rodents and Mosquitoes Will Cause Problems for Homeowners

Mild temperatures experienced across our area last winter combined with the unseasonably warm weather so far this year, is a strong sign pests will again ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/28/2013 22:56:00

Ace Hardware breaks ground

Wilmer Mayor Hector Casarez, Ace Hardware Vice-President of Retail Support Rick Whitson, Senior Vice-President of Development for CenterPoint Properties  Ed Harrington and  John Lass, Vice-President ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 16:06:00

Forensic audit undcovers fraud

Editor’s Note: The following story is reprinted by permission.    The Suburban Newspaper David McKamie Publisher & Editor-In-Chief   DUNCANVILLE – On Tuesday, Feb. 19, CA Forensics presented their report to ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 16:05:00

Nat'l Prescription Drug Take Back is April 27

Waxahachie – National Prescription Drug Take Back takes place Saturday, April 27 with the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office; Waxahachie, Ennis and Ennis ISD Police Departments; ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 16:04:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office Training Division

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Training Division recently conducted a  three-day Basic County Corrections Physical Skills Course each of the county’s detention officers must pass. ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 16:03:00

Ovilla Service League presents $13,500 check to Ovilla police

OVILLA – On Thursday, March 14, members of the Ovilla Service League made a formal presentation to Ovilla Police Chief Mike Moon of the proceeds ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 16:01:00

City of Ferris to host 1st electronics recycling

Submitted article FERRIS - The city of Ferris will host its first ever electronics recycling event on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 16:01:00

Ace Hardware Retail Support Center breaks ground for 450,000 s.f. building

WILMER – Within a few months there will be a new distribution center operating in the city limits of Wilmer.  Officials from the city of Wilmer, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 16:00:00

Home Country

It occurred to me the other day just what a blessing it is to be a grandfather. The children think we’re all powerful, a fount ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 15:58:00

Letters to the Editor: The Sky is Falling! NOT!

I woke up this past Saturday morning, the morning after the president signed the sequestration, put on my crash helmet and went outside to see ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 15:58:00

Simply Speaking: As Yogi Berra would say...

While the sudden emergence of the Tea Party movement hereabouts in the spring of 2009 was essentially a reaction to the sectionally-elected Barack Hussein Obama ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 15:57:00

Constitutional Thinking: Understanding Conservative history

Part 2 Last week, I started to explain how many conservatives have been hood-winked. They have followed leaders taking them off the cliff, as documented in ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 15:56:00

Gun-free zones kill people

Over recent years gun-free zones have become the favorite places for people with bad intentions to carry out their deranged intentions. Gun-free zones have been the ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 15:54:00

The power of the tongue

More often than not, many use their tongue to do harm than to do good. The destructive and deceptive power of the tongue began in ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 15:54:00

Out to Pastor: The proper etiquette for eating an ice cream sundae

Not everybody realizes how important it is to follow protocol.  Many Philistines in our society do things so haphazardly that it is a real affront to ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 15:52:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents March 11 – 14 Animal Bite in the 100 block of Ridge Oak Drive, Red Oak Meet Complainant in the 100 block of Brushy Way, Red Oak. Criminal ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 15:52:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests March 11-18 Angela Lopez, 35, no valid driver’s license, no valid driver’s license, ran stop sign, no driver’s license #2 Kristain Tamayo, 22, minor in compustion, failure ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 15:52:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests March 11-17 Lacy L. Darensbourg, Jr., b/m, 65, driving while intoxicated Felton O. Abor, b/m, 49, driving while intoxicated 2nd Anabel S. Yupanqui, h/f, 21, possession of marijuana ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 15:51:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents March 11-17 Accident major 1 Animal loose 1 Backup officer 2 Burglar alarm residence days 2 Burglar alarm residence nights 1 City ordinance violation 2 Criminal mischief, report 1 Follow up report 2 Found ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 15:51:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests March 10-16 Cody R. Smith, 21, prohibited weapon switchblade/knuckles Joseph A. Castro, 20, possession marijuana more than 4 oz less than 5 lbs Roderick E. Colbert, 35, public ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 15:51:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests March 8-14 Corey D. Glosson, m, 34, Glenn Heights PD warrants, Cedar Hill PD warrant Wesley D. Curry, m, 30, Glenn Heights PD warrants, Dallas PD warrant Juan ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 15:50:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests March 12-15 Floydia Beasley, 46, burglary of a motor vehicle Berdale Wafford, 23, possession of a controlled substance PG 1 more than 1 gram less than 4 ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 15:50:00

Jackets coast to win

Submitted article FERRIS - Ferris Yellowjackets varsity jumps on Ranchview early and coasts to 13-2 win on Saturday, March 16. The game was decided quickly as Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 15:48:00

Skip the trip, renew online during Spring Break

Submitted by the Texas Department of Public Safety AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging customers to renew their driver license or ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 15:46:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: THE STORAGE PLACE

Published in the Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, March 14 & 21, 2013  NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE THE STORAGE PLACE, pursuant to Chapter 59, shall ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 15:45:00

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

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, March 14 & 21, 2013 Abby’s Self Storage, Absolute Self Storage and AA Storage  @ Clark ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 15:32:00

PUBLIC AUCTION: Frank Prasifka and Son's

Published in the Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, March 21, 2013 LEGAL NOTICE Frank Prasifka and Son’s will sell at Public Auction, vehicles that have ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 15:28:00

Serving Country: Gerritt W. TeSelle

FERRIS - Air Force Airman Gerrit W. TeSelle graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. TeSelle is the son of ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 15:28:00

Moons celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Donald and Anna Moon will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, March 24 at the Church of Christ in Bristol.  After the church service, they ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 15:27:00

Serving Country: Johnny G. Saucedo

ENNIS - Air Force Airman Johnny G. Saucedo graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 15:26:00

Serving Country: Steven A. Saraceni

WAXAHACHIE - Air Force Airman Steven A. Saraceni graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 15:24:00

Serving Country: Jeanne A. Pinsky

FERRIS - Air Force Airman 1st Class Jeanne A. Pinsky graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 15:21:00

Serving Country: Richard A. Munson

MIDLOTHIAN - Army Cpl. Richard A. Munson Jr. has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 15:19:00

Serving Country: Warren D. Carter II

RED OAK - Air Force Reserve Airman Warren D. Carter II graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/22/2013 15:16:00

Patriot Guard riders escorted Chris Kyle statue from Austin

WAXAHACHIE – A life-size memorial to Chris Kyle was given a Presidential-style honorary escort into North Texas Thursday, March 7.  A bright orange tractor trailer arrived ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2013 00:44:00

Ellis County sales tax revenue increased 9.65% over last year; Comptroller Distributes $531 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

AUSTIN – Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today state sales tax revenue in February was $2.08 billion, up 3.7 percent compared to February 2012. “Sales tax ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2013 00:42:00

ECSO Promotion

Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown recently assigned Ryan Connelly to serve as an investigator with the Criminal Investigations Division. Connelly started with the Ellis County ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2013 00:40:00

Ferris Earth Day and Creek Clean Up set for April 13

Submitted Article FERRIS – On Saturday, April 13, Waste Management employees will team up with the city of Ferris Park Board, Ferris Independent School District and ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2013 00:40:00

Ferris City Manager search underway

FERRIS - City council members believe a Keller-based headhunting firm can find more qualified candidates to serve as Ferris’ next city manager than having city ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2013 00:38:00

Church plans 'Note Burning' Sunday

PALMER - The Fundamental Baptist Church of Palmer is having “NOTE BURNING SUNDAY” on March 17.   The church  paid off their loan on the Family ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2013 00:36:00

Hutchins officer graduates from Leadership Command College

HUTCHINS - Hutchins Police Dept. Capt. Steve Perry recently graduated from the Leadership Command College of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas.  The program provides ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2013 00:35:00

Home Country

Do you feel that itch coming on? It’s time, you know. See the kids out flying kites? That’s a sign. See little green bladelets in ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2013 00:34:00

Letters to the Editor: What we really need…

Anyone who reads my stuff knows that I am pretty good at identifying the problem of the over-bearing federal government. Week after week, I have ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2013 00:34:00

Simply Speaking: Mickey Mouse and small minded

Mickey Mouse and small minded is how I see the Ellis County Commissioners Court these days…and “We the People” should become fully aware of how ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2013 00:33:00

Constitutional Thinking: Understanding Conservative history

Has our unconstitutional and illegal corporate federal government (which included our current congress, the executive and judicial branch) said “C’est la guerre?”  That means - ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2013 00:33:00

'True Grit' tidbits

Well, I just finished reading Charles Portis’s masterpiece, “True Grit,” for the second time. And, I must admit I enjoyed it as much this time ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2013 00:32:00

The silversmith

“But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiners fire and like ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2013 00:32:00

Out to Pastor: Excuse me, but I just gotta be me

I refuse to answer for anybody else because it is a full-time job trying to answer for myself. I must confess though, I sometimes cannot ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2013 00:31:00

Texas 10 Most Wanted program marks 20th anniversary

Submitted by the Texas Department of Public Safety AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas 10 Most Wanted Program on Saturday, March 9 ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2013 00:30:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents March 4 – 10 Recovered Stolen Vehicle on Isom Road at Highway 34, Ennis. Vehicle was towed and confirmed stolen out of Kaufman Police Department.  Theft in ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2013 00:30:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests March 4-11 Jamal J. White, 27, resist arrest search for transport, speeding, failure to appear Kenneth B. Viola, 41, driving while intoxicated Kenneth W. Robinson, 48, theft property ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2013 00:29:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests March 4-9 Howard Lee Johnson, w/m, 57, driving while intoxicated 3rd Ieshia Connish, b/f, 25, fail to identify ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2013 00:29:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents March 4-13 Accident major 2 Accidents 1 Animal bite/call 1 Animal loose 1 Assist other agency 1 City ordinance violation 1 Close patrol 1 Disturbance domestic 1 Harassment report 1 Medical alarm 1 Meet complainant 3 Open ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2013 00:28:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests March 3-9 Jessica L. Goode, 31, Irving PD warrant-failure to report address change, Irving PD warrant- speeding  Raymond A. Martinez, 19, Midlothian PD warrants-failure to maintain financial ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2013 00:28:00

Hutchins Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 1-28 Eric Terrell Davis, Hutchins PD warrants-failure to display drivers license, speeding in town, failure to appear Tom Flores, Jr., Mansfield PD warrant, alcohol/possession by minor Bernard ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2013 00:27:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests March 1-6 Keundra L. Bowling, f, 30, Glenn Heights PD warrants/ Lancaster PD warrants, Dalas PD warrants Kerry M. Williams, m, 20, failure to ID fugitive, Red ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2013 00:27:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 19 – March 12 Edidiong Williams, 24, b/f, no driver license, failure to maintain financial responsibility, no child restraint (child under 2), disregarding a police ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2013 00:26:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests March 4-13 Haven Libal, 19, theft class c under $50 Jose Gonzales, 31, assault causing bodily injury family violence Manuel Veloz, 40, public intoxication Damian  Gilbert, 19, warrant-out of ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2013 00:25:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: THE STORAGE PLACE

Published in the Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, March 14 & 21, 2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE THE STORAGE PLACE, pursuant to Chapter 59, shall ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2013 00:24:00

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

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, March 14 & 21, 2013 Abby’s Self Storage, Absolute Self Storage and AA Storage @ Clark ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/15/2013 00:21:00

Texas House honors Kyle

AUSTIN – Retired Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, America’s most deadly sniper, was honored last week in the House of Representatives in Austin.  State Rep. Jim Pitts, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 22:46:00

RO boy dies in accident

RED OAK – A Red Oak High School student was killed Wednesday, Feb. 27 after being involved in an accident.  Michael Noah Hummel, 16, was riding ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 22:43:00

Lancaster ISD Chief indicted on sex charges

LANCASTER – Lancaster Independent School District’s Police Chief has been indicted on three felony cases in Dallas County District Court.  LISD Police Chief Keith Wilkerson, 42, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 22:39:00

Mid Towne homeowners deliver ARC petition

MIDLOTHIAN – Homeowners in the Mid Towne development are waiting to see if  Midlothian City Council members approve a change to the Architectural Review Committee.  Homeowners ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 22:38:00

Check Presentaion

Charles D. Hatfield Jr., publisher of The Ellis County Press and Red OaK Record presents a $400 check to Denise Butler, executive director, North Ellis ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 22:37:00

Palmer FFA Exhibitors

Palmer FFA Students Tyler Juslavage and Nathan Derdern participate in the Fort Worth Stock Show Calf Scramble.  Nathan caught a calf which earned him a ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 22:36:00

Ennis FFA Exhibitors

The Ennis FFA had numerous students who exhibited their livestock projects at the Ft. Worth Livestock Show and Rodeo.  The Ft. Worth Livestock Show includes exhibitors ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 22:36:00

Local 4-H members show beef heifers at Fort Worth Stock Show

Submitted article Nine Ellis County 4-H members participated and exhibited beef projects at the Fort Worth Stock Show during the Junior Heifer Show.  The Junior Heifer Show ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 22:28:00

Simply Speaking: A little extra oomph

First off, this coming Saturday marks Tea Party time to be held at the Waxahachie Civic Center, 6 p.m. Normally, we end up signing off ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 22:27:00

Constitutional Thinking: Dangers to the Constitution

Governor Romney just said in his first interview after the election that he blaming his loss on the “failure to connect with minorities.” He should ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 22:27:00

Sporting purpose, really?

Recently I mentioned in a column that the Constitution makes no reference to “sporting purpose” and that I would explain where that too-often-used phrase came ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 22:26:00

Michael Noah-Benjamin Hummel (Nichols)

Feb. 27, 2013 Michael Noah-Benjamin Hummel (Nichols) was full of life, laughter and love, and shared it with everyone he met. His teachers adored him, and ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 22:25:00

Out to Pastor: How to have your cake and eat it too

Somebody came up with the idea that you cannot have your cake and eat it too. I am not sure where that came from, and ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 22:25:00

Give the gift of comfort to a Lancaster Animal Shelter pet

Submitted article Lancaster - The City of Lancaster has partnered with Kuranda Dog Beds to bring comfort to the dogs and cats at the Lancaster Animal ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 22:24:00

Lancaster wants you to reward yourself and the planet

Submitted article Lancaster - The city of Lancaster encourages all residents to earn rewards while contributing to a “green” community by joining the Recyclebank program!  Registration is ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 22:24:00

Al Boon, native Ennisite, to guest speak at NARFE luncheon

Submitted article ENNIS - The NARFE meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 12 at 11 a.m. in Ennis. Guest speaker will be Al Boon, a ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 22:16:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents Feb. 25 – March 3 Warrant Service in the 100 block of NW Interstate 45, Alma. W/M was arrested on a warrant out of Navarro County ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 22:15:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 25-March 4 Justin Loosier, 24, possession marijuana less than 2 oz Debra E. Crawford, 55, theft of property less than $1500 2/more previous conv., theft of ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 22:14:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 20-26 Bryan Lee Pharr, w/m, 47, driving while intoxicated 2nd Randall H. Thomas, b/m, 27, warrant arrest Anthony Evans, b/m, 42, resisting arrest, no driver’s license Marshall Worthy, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 22:14:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Feb 25-March 3 Burglar alarm business nights 1 Burglar alarm residence days 4 Meet complainant 1 Motorist assist 1 Open building 1 Panic alarm 1 Reckless driver 1 Sick person 2 Welfare check 1 ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 22:14:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 24-March 2 Shannon A. Williams, 43, Ellis County Sheriff Office TCIC warrant, credit or debit card abuse Gregory C. Rodstrom, 43, Dallas PD warrants-speeding, no operator’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 22:13:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Feb 16-28 Keenan D. Robinson, m, 20, Glenn Heights PD warrant Leonard W. Wheaton, m, 47, driving while intoxicated, Waxahachie PD warrant, Midlothian PD warrants, Grand Prairie ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 22:13:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 26 - March 4 Samuel Johnson, 30, sale of alcohol to minor Scott Cryer, 34, unauthorized use of vehicle Johnny Fields, 54, criminal mischief more than $50 ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 22:11:00

Canterbury students shine at District academic meet: Students advance to State competitions in multiple contest categories

Submitted article DeSOTO – Primary and Upper Elementary students from The Canterbury Episcopal School competed in the academic competition of the Private Schools Interscholastic Association (PSIA) ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 22:06:00

Serving Country: Jason L. Cates

MIDLOTHIAN - Air Force Airman 1st Class Jason L. Cates graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 22:06:00

Serving Country: Brandon J. Almanzar Harper

MIDLOTHIAN - Air Force Airman Brandon J. Almanzar Harper graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed an ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 22:05:00

Serving Country: John T. Maness

FERRIS - John T. Maness has been promoted to the rank of staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. Maness is an individual protective equipment journeyman ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 22:05:00

Serving Country: Jordan D. Smith

WAXAHACHIE - Air Force Airman Jordan D. Smith graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 22:04:00

7 happy healthy reasons to smile

Submitted by S. McCann  1. Smiling boosts your immune system. Studies show that smiling helps the immune system function better. When you smile your body relaxes.  When ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 22:01:00

Hawks soar past Tigers

RED OAK - The Hawks soccer team hosted Lancaster in the late Friday night game at Billy Goodloe Stadium in Red Oak. The Hawks were ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 21:43:00

Lady Hawks put a Baker's Dozen

RED OAK - The Red Oak Lady Hawks only needed about four minutes to begin their scoring barrage against the Lady Tigers from Lancaster Friday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 21:42:00

Abrian Gonzales throws no-hitter: Ferris Yellowjackets Varsity defeats the Malakoff Tigers 15-1

FERRIS - Monday, March 4 was a day Abrian Gonzales will remember forever as Gonzales threw a no-hitter in Ferris Yellowjackets Varsity’s 15-1 victory over ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 21:42:00

Yellowjackets boast victories

Submitted article FERRIS - Thursday, Feb. 28 was a great day for Evan Pontley, as Pontley tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings to carry Ferris Yellowjackets Varsity ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 21:41:00

SAGU Lions swept by Northwood

WAXAHACHIE - The Southwestern Assembly of God University Lions faced a very good hitting Northwood University last weekend including a double-header game on Saturday at ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 21:39:00

City of Hutchins: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, March 7 2013 City of Hutchins NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Hutchins Planning and Zoning Commission will hold ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 21:34:00

NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND PRELIMINARY DECISION FOR AN AIR QUALITY STANDARD PERMIT FOR CONCRETE BATCH PLANT REGISTRATION

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, March 7, 2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND PRELIMINARY DECISION FOR AN AIR QUALITY STANDARD PERMIT FOR ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2013 21:20:00

Crime fighter duo

Waxahachie – Southwestern Assemblies of God University is among the community partners with whom the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office enjoys a relationship. It’s a partnership that ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2013 19:40:00

Changes in ARC pending

MIDLOTHIAN -  The Architectural Review Committee, originally created for the Mid Towne Development, in Midlothian is pending significant changes if approved by Midlothian City Council ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2013 19:39:00

County shaken Sunday

ELLIS COUNTY –  Three small earthquakes struck Ellis County Sunday. Two occurred before most people were awake and one hit midafternoon.  First responder officials in Waxahachie, Midlothian ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2013 19:38:00

Boyfriend hides, arrested in Palmer

PALMER - Brandon Lee Deal, 18, was taken into custody by Ellis County Sheriff’s at 6:42 p.m. Feb. 20. for unlawfully restraining a female. Enroute, deputies ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2013 19:38:00

Ferris has new leadership overseeing city business

FERRIS – The City of Ferris has new leadership overseeing the city’s daily tasks.  Dennis Burn, the city’s Public Works Director began serving as the Interim ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2013 19:35:00

16th Charlie's Angel Brigade Class Graduates

The 16th Charlie’s Angel Brigade Class graduated from their Basic Pistol Training Course Friday, Feb. 22 in northeast Oklahoma. Pictured are: CAB Instructor Charles D. ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2013 19:31:00

Lancaster High School Choir Students advance to State

Lancaster – Under the direction and training of Garry Williams, Lancaster ISD Fine Arts Coordinator for the Performing Arts, 16 Lancaster High School Students received ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2013 19:30:00

SUE A. (Richmond) LEWIS

Nov. 2 1926 - Feb. 19, 2013 TAHLEQUAH, Okla - Funeral services for Sue Ann Lewis, 86, of Tahlequah, Okla., were held at 9:30 a.m., ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2013 19:29:00

13 things we wish the general public knew about police work: High-speed chases look like fun because they are!

Tim Dees Share1 I was recently asked, “What have you learned as a police officer about life and society that most people don’t know or underestimate?” Here is ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2013 19:29:00

Home Country

The weather warmed up the other day. On the weekend, where it would do the most good. And Dud Campbell dressed warmly and went out ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2013 19:27:00

Guest Editorial: What is taxable income?

People always wonder about what is taxable and what not taxable income is. The IRS has issued one tip among a series of tips they ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2013 19:27:00

Simply Speaking: Rush's 'freudian' slip...

Evidently, something or someone had rankled Rush, for out of his mouth flew words I’d never heard him, even come close to saying, to those ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2013 19:27:00

Constitutional Thinking: Restoring law, justice

Part 2 Law and Justice are under attack around the world, and unfortunately, the United States is currently in the race to lead the charge into ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2013 19:26:00

More liberal demagoguery about guns

In their attempt to vilify guns the left has brought into play many dishonest and, in actuality, stupid descriptions of various weapons. Take for example “assault ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2013 19:25:00

Good intentions, bad results

We all know from experience how often good intentions lead to less-than-desired results. Nowhere is this proven true more often than with the promises and ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2013 19:24:00

Out to Pastor As I was saying to myself...

Along about Friday of this past week I noticed a strange phenomenon stalking the parsonage. Actually, it is not that strange to notice something strange ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2013 19:23:00

Sunbeam Club meets at IHOP

Submitted by Darleene Denbow ENNIS – The Southern Pacific Sunbeam Club met at the Ennis IHOP on Tuesday, Feb. 5, honoring January and February birthday celebrants ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2013 19:22:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents Feb. 18 – 24 Disturbance in the 1000 block of Vinson Lane, Red Oak.  Disturbance in the 600 block of Shannon Court, Midlothian. Assault in the 4600 block ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2013 19:21:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Jan. 28-Feb. 20 Christopher Anderson, b/m, 29, Wilmer PD x2 Jesus Falcon, w/m, 52, Wilmer PD x2 Halile Cheryl Briggs, w/f, 23, Wilmer PD xA1 Lila Bailey, w/f, 20, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2013 19:21:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 18-25 Fidel A. Delarosa, 18, theft of property more than $50 less than $500 Clifford D. Spriggs, 30, no drivers license, no operator’s license, no drivers ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2013 19:20:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Feb 17-23 Javier Chavez, 24, public intoxication Destry S. Keeling, 44, John County Sheriff Office warrant-larceny theft 50-500 class B misdemeanor, Midlothian PD warrant, Watauga PD warrants- ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2013 19:20:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 19-26 John Greaves III, 18, possession drug paraphernalia Ricardo Garcia, 38, assault causing bodily injury family violence April Carvajal, 28, duty upon striking unattended vehicle, driving while ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2013 19:20:00

New school record set: 19 strike outs in a game

Submitted by Jerry Shipp FERRIS - On Monday, Feb. 18 the Ferris Yellow Jackets won their home opener 6-1 against the Mabank Panthers.  Lorenzo Garcia set a ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2013 19:19:00

Lancaster High School wrestlers advance to, place at State Competition

Submitted article LANCASTER - The Lancaster Tiger Family congratulates Coach Courtney Allen and the boys and girls of the high school Wrestling Team. They had five ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2013 19:18:00

NOTICE TO CREDITORS: IN THE ESTATE OF ROSIE TAYLOR, DECEASED

Published one time in The Ellis County Press on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 No. 12-E-2288 IN THE ESTATE OF ROSIE TAYLOR, DECEASED IN THE COUNTY COURT AT ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2013 19:16:00

Down Range: Shooting Tips and Events

This weekend I interviewed a sampling of recent National Rifle Association members who were determined on completing the NRA Basic Pistol Instructor Course.  The certification will ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/01/2013 19:13:00

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