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Ferris man faces charges

Waxahachie – A 45-year-old Ferris man is in custody on three charges after a traffic stop on Interstate 45. An Ellis County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:59:00

Man, woman arrested

WAXAHACHIE – A Ferris woman and Dallas man were arrested by Waxahachie Police on Saturday, April 13 about 1 a.m. for numerous violations, including drugs.  Officer ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:57:00

Traffic controls draw split opinions at court

WAXAHACHIE – A well attended public hearing during Monday afternoon’s meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court was split with opinions of traffic controls along ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:56:00

Saturday local drug take back part of national initiative

On Saturday, April 27, the Drug Enforcement Administration will coordinate a collaborative effort with the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office; Waxahachie, Ennis and Ennis ISD Police ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:55:00

BUILDING FOR YOU FUTURE

Campus building improvement is underway at Navarro College in Waxahachie. Construction crews can be seen working on part of the new building. ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:54:00

Celebrity News Anchor to emcee Lancaster Chamber gala

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

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:54:00

Library accepting Founding Members

WILMER – The Friends of the E.M. Gilliam Memorial Public Library are accepting Founding Members through Sept. 20.  Everyone who signs up to become a Founding ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:53:00

Ellis County Self-Help expansion of MS Group Member

Ellis County Self-Help expansion of MS Group Members from Ellis County at the MS & Parkinson’s Self-Help Group sponsored by the Waxahachie Cheesy Striders met ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:52:00

Home Country

“I don’t know about all this, Honey,” Dewey said. “It sounds pretty complicated. The way it is now, I go shovel manure into my pickup, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:50:00

Simply Speaking: No longer a Christian nation??

‘President’ Obama announced, some time back, that America is no longer a Christian nation. In the first place, why would he make such a statement?  Well, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:49:00

Talking to children about the bombings

Submitted by Rita Hodges, Ellis County Extension Agent The bombings in Boston evoke many emotions-shock, fear, anger, helplessness, anxiety, grief and sadness. Children struggling with their ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:49:00

Constitutional Thinking: Patterns of terror

The recent tragedy in Boston brings to mind problems America still faces, but has not solved over the past twenty or so years. You would ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:48:00

Demagogue-in -Chief

Yesterday watching the demagogue-in-chief do his thing about the failure of the Senate to pass legislation he wanted passed made me so angry it hurt. ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:47:00

Dr. William Thurman Dill

Feb. 25, 1937 - April 18, 2013  FERRIS - Dr. William Thurman Dill passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2013, in his home in Ferris, surrounded ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:46:00

Walking in the Spirit

Let us not deceive ourselves, if we abide in the Spirit we must also walk in the Spirit and we must obey God. The church ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:45:00

Out to Pastor: No known cure for the Yakety-Yak Syndrome

A few months back I was so sick I had to go see the doctor. That alone indicates the condition was rather serious. I do ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:44:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents April 15 – 17 Deadly Conduct in the 3000 block of Farm to Market Road 66, Waxahachie.  Theft of a Trailer in the 3000 block of Baron ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:44:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests April 8-21 Twyla Moore, b/f, 31, Wilmer PD x1 capias Jessica Williams, w/f, 22, Wilmer PD x1 Lucio Garcia, w/m, 21, Wilmer PD x2 Francisco Diaz, w/m, 27, Wilmer ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:44:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests April 15-22 Issac A. Sarabia, 22, probation violation, driving while license invalid with previous conviction John B. Riggs, 28, display expired registration, failure to appear Tasharra L. Pinkard, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:43:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests April 15-20 Anastasia Procell, w/f, 35, warrant arrest Cody D. Smith, w/m, 29, warrant arrest John S. Murray, w/m, 37, driving while intoxicated Jaime D. Ross, w/f, 34, public ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:43:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents April 8-21 Traffic stops 43 Citations issued 25 Vacation house check 78 Business/building checks 333 Neighborhood checks 902 Total primary calls for service 48 Avg unit rspns time 4 min/51 sec 911 hang-up ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:42:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests April 14-20 Sasha L. Peters, 37, driving while intoxicated Morgan P. Baze, 20, possession of controlled substance PG 1 less than 1 gram Kyle C. Durnil, 23, possession ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:41:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests April 12-17 Leterus D. Dews, m, 21, Dallas PD warrant/Ft Worth PD warrant Reginald D. Smith, m, 26, criminal trespass Kristen M. James, f, 18, disorderly conduct Britney L. ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:41:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests April 15-22 Jerry Mercado, 32, criminal trespass Raymond Jackson, 51, public intoxication Joshua Coleman, 18, tamper/fabricate physical evidence Brittney Steptoe, 17, engage in organized criminal activity Randall Williford, 49, driving ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:40:00

DPS troopers crack down on Spring Break DWIs

Submitted by the Texas Department of Public Safety AUSTIN – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers made more than 1,000 DWI arrests during a Spring ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:40:00

2 Most Wanted fugitives arrested last week

Submitted by the Texas Department of Public Safety AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced that two Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:36:00

Public Auction: Frank Prasifka and Son's

Published in the Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, April 25, 2013 Legal Notice Frank Prasifka and Son’s will sell at Public Auction, vehicles that have ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:35:00

Texas Rose applying for renewal of Private Club Permit and Late Hours Permit

Published in the Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, April 25 & May 2, 2013 Texas Rose, located at 4080 N I-45, Wilmer, Texas, 75172, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:34:00

AP Towers, LLC proposes to construct a 199-foot self-supporting lattice telecommunications structure

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, April 25, 2013 AP Towers, LLC proposes to construct a 199-foot self-supporting lattice telecommunications structure (overall ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:34:00

AP Towers, LLC proposes to construct a 199-foot self-supporting lattice telecommunications structure

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, April 25, 2013 AP Towers, LLC proposes to construct a 199-foot self-supporting lattice telecommunications structure (overall ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:32:00

Hawks honor Seniors

RED OAK - The Red Oak Hawks baseball team held their Senior Night last Friday before the Red Oak Waxahachie varsity baseball game.  Each of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:31:00

Lady Hawks loose tie-breaker; Make playoffs

RED OAK - The Red Oak Lady Hawks won the coin toss to play the Waxahachie Lady Indians at home to determine the third and ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:30:00

Great defense not enough for SAGU

WAXAHACHIE - The Southwestern Assembly of God University Lions men’s baseball team played their regular season games last Saturday on the campus of SAGU in ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/26/2013 12:26:00

Baylor turns dirt in the rain...

WAXAHACHIE - Baylor Hospital in Waxahachie will open a 299,000 square foot facility on its new 52-acre campus in November 2014, hospital officials announced Wednesday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2013 22:59:00

6 arrests made in recent homicide

ELLIS COUNTY – Six people have been arrested in the death of a man found on the street on April 6 in the rural section ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2013 22:57:00

Ferris teacher seeking votes

FERRIS – Jamie Gutherie, a fifth grade teacher at Ferris Intermediate School is one of 10 finalists for the Project Green Eco-Educators Award.  The award program ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2013 22:55:00

Texas Native Grasses

A pioneer in using and preserving Texas Native Grasses will be the featured speaker during the April 22 meeting of the Indian Trail chapter of ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2013 22:53:00

Field of Blue in Ennis: Annual Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival this weekend

Ennis – Ennis Bluebonnet Trails, sponsored by Ennis Garden Club, span the entire month of April, and the Ennis Garden Club is celebrating 62 years ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2013 22:52:00

Home Country

We were a bit perplexed … stunned, really … when we pou The Bahdziewicz clan trooped into the Mule Barn for lunch the other day, happily ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2013 22:49:00

Personal Finance: Keeping funeral costs affordable

Anyone who’s put a loved one to rest knows that death is not cheap. According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the average adult funeral ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2013 22:48:00

Letters to the Editor: West Nile panic

It’s hard to miss all of the uproar on the news over mosquitoes and West Nile virus.  While I appreciate the concern of these public officials, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2013 22:48:00

Constitutional Thinking: Are we all in 4th grade?

Once again, National Sheeple Day has come and gone. I am talking about the infamous April 15th date of course. That is the day the ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2013 22:48:00

Simply Speaking: Battle of San Jacinto anniversary

Next Sunday, April 21, marks the anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto, fought on that day in 1836.  The 13-day Battle at the Alamo was ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2013 22:47:00

Train up a child in the way he should go

Train up a child in the way he should go, and even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Prov. 22:6) God has ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2013 22:46:00

Unresolved disappointment

I remember a time when someone disappointed me so deeply that I didn’t believe that life could ever be the same again. My heart also ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2013 22:45:00

Out to Pastor: Grouchy is as grouchy growls

Did you ever have a day when everything went so well that you could not believe you were awake? I have dreams of times when ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2013 22:42:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents April 8 – 14 Assault in the 100 block of Harris Avenue, Red Oak Theft over 1,500 under 20,000 in the 100 block of Cathy Lane, Waxahachie Theft ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2013 22:41:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests April 8-15 Lamar L. Allen, 56, no motor vehicle liability insurance, driving while license invalid, failure to appear Shaniqua L. Robinson, 36, theft of property more than ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2013 22:40:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests April 11-13 William D. Pistole, w/m, 18, possession of marijuana less than 2 oz drug free zone Lucinda S. Basulto, h/f, 18, warrant arrest Pamela J. Hicks, w/f, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2013 22:40:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests April 7-13 Norma G. Gomez,45,  possession of controlled substance PG less than 1 gram, possession of dangerous drug Jeremy K. Henderson, 30 possession of controlled substance PG ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2013 22:39:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests April 5-7 Kathy L. Womack, f, 24, failure to identify fugitive/possession prohibited weapon, Lancaster PD warrants/Tarrant County Sheriff Office warrant Joshua D. Brown, m, 26, Glenn Heights ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2013 22:39:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests April 9-15 Debra McNatt, 52, criminal trespass Drakaus Blanton, 21, warrant not Ennis PD warrant, non Ennis PD charges Kaelyn Welch, 21, possession of marijuana less than 2 ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2013 22:38:00

New tornado app brings American Red Cross safety information to mobile devices Audio alert feature can help save lives when users can’t monitor the weather

The American Red Cross has launched its official Tornado App, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in, visit or have ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2013 22:38:00

Tony Hakim, a positive music force in DFW: Featured entertainer at Lancaster Historical Society’s Dinner in the Rose Garden for 25 years

Submitted article LANCASTER - Tony Hakim, has been a positive music force in the Dallas-Fort Worth jazz scene for over 25 years, playing both solo performance ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2013 22:37:00

TxDOT NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS

Published in The Ellis County Press two times Thursday, April 18 & May 2, 2013  TxDOT NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS Loop 9 Southeast Corridor/Feasibility Study From US ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2013 22:34:00

Serving Country: Brittany Norton

MAYPEARL - Army Reserve Pvt. Brittany Norton has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Norton is the daughter of Paralee and ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2013 22:33:00

Serving Country: Victoria A. Mota

FERRIS - Army Reserve Pvt. Victoria A. Mota has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Mota is the daughter of Teresa ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2013 22:33:00

Serving Country: Sean D. Martin

RED OAK - Army Pvt. Sean D. Martin has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Martin is the son of Juan ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2013 22:32:00

Serving Country: DeMeisha R. Jones

GLENN HEIGHTS - Army Pfc. DeMeisha R. Jones has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Jones is the daughter of DeMonica ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2013 22:32:00

Serving Country: Alexis De La Fuente

MIDLOTHIAN - Army National Guard Pfc. Alexis De La Fuente has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. De La Fuente is ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2013 22:31:00

Serving Country: Shawn M. Brown

VENUS - Army Pvt. Shawn M. Brown has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2013 22:31:00

Serving Country: William B. Beimler

WAXAHACHIE - Army Reserve Pfc. William B. Beimler has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2013 22:30:00

Serving Country: Samson E. Anderson

WAXAHACHIE - Army National Guard Pfc. Samson E. Anderson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/17/2013 22:28:00

Baylor Hospital breaks ground for $175.5 million hospital

WAXAHACHIE – Baylor Waxahachie is expanding. Officials with the Baylor Health Care System held a ground breaking for its new $175.5 million hospital on Wednesday ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 15:21:00

Commissioners hold 20 minute meeting

Waxahachie – Ellis County Commissioners concluded their business on the scant side of 20 minutes on Monday, April 8, their first of two meetings for ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 15:15:00

Homicide under investigation

Waxahachie – Ellis County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched at 8:59 p.m. April 6 to the 600 block of Edmondson Road in Waxahachie after a motorist ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 15:14:00

April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month

WAXAHACHIE – Millions of children across America are abused annually.  Ellis County unfortunately is not immune. So, Texas Children’s Advocacy Centers across North Texas joined together ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 15:12:00

Denny's Restaurant coming to Wilmer

WILMER – A new sit-down full service national chain restaurant will open in Wilmer by early summer.  Denny’s Restaurant, will be located on Interstate 45 frontage ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 15:09:00

Around and About … …The Best Southwest By Joe Johnson, IOM

April 2013 – The 1st Quarter Best Southwest Partnership Luncheon focused on Transportation and held on March 28, at the Hilton Garden Inn, was a ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 15:08:00

Home Country

We were a bit perplexed … stunned, really … when we poured into the Mule Barn truck stop coffee shop at the crack of dawn ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 15:06:00

Letters to the Editor: Commissioners' Court censure narrowly averted

As I sit here and examine my emotions after my failed censure of four members of the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court during Tuesday’s Ellis County ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 15:06:00

Letters to the Editor: Another baseline budget scenario…

Imagine your expectation that you would get a 10 percent raise at the first of the year. This has been the way of things for ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 15:05:00

Personal Finance: Must-have insurance plans

Many people adopt a “penny wise, pound foolish” mentality when it comes to buying insurance. When trying to lower expenses, some will drop or reduce ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 15:04:00

Simply Speaking: Historical rendition

One of these days, I’d like to author a genuinely true historical rendition of how things were and are as pertain to humanity worldwide, but ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 15:03:00

Constitutional Thinking: Wake up: The only good option

America, we have two options: Stay on our current course or wake up and reclaim the Republic. The first choice, which is the most popular ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 15:03:00

Faith + Love = Trust

The real faith walk of the believer has nearly nothing to do with trying to get “stuff” from God.  Faith has been perverted into a selfish ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 15:02:00

By grace you are saved

“For by grace are you saved through faith and that not of ourselves, it is the gift of God: not of works lest any man ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 15:02:00

Out to Pastor: We never needed armed guards, we had Mrs. Ammon

The gracious mistress of the parsonage and I were watching television listening to a news report and I simply broke out into laughter. “What are you ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 15:01:00

How YOU can get involved in Earth Day

On April 22, 1970, over 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, auditoriums, and classrooms across the country to demonstrate for a healthy environment ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 14:59:00

Six common air pollutants:

The Clean Air Act requires EPA to set National Ambient Air Quality Standards for six common air pollutants.  These commonly found air pollutants (also known as ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 14:58:00

FHS tennis district qualifiers

Submitted by Shelley Davis, Head Tennis/ Head Cheerleading Ferris High School Regional Qualifiers for District 11-3AAA Tennis Tournament was held on March 25-26. Girls Singles: Tiffany Bullock ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 14:56:00

Lady Hawks and Hawks split a pair on the diamond

RED OAK - With the heavy rain early last week both the varsity Hawks baseball and Lady Hawks softball teams played scheduled games last Friday ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 14:54:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents April 1 – 7 Abandoned Vehicle in the 6200 block of Ensign Road, Ennis.  Sex Offender fail to register.  Burglary Investigation in the 1700 block of Forreston Road, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 14:53:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests April 1-7 Thomas E. Evans, w/m, 36, Dallas Sheriff Office, TCIC x3 Ladarrius Jones, b/m, 23, Wilmer PD x3, Balch Springs PD x2 Michael D. Johnson, w/m, 30, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 14:53:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests April 1-8 Hunter S. Davis, 21, ran red light, failure to appear Charles N. Mixon, 37, criminal mischief more than $50 less than $500, contempt of court, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 14:52:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests April 6 Brian Underwood, w/m, 33, unauthorized use of motor vehicle ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 14:52:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents April 1-7 Traffic stops: 17 Citations Issued: 10 Vacation house check: 62 Business/building checks: 141 Neighborhood checks: 465 Total primary calls for service: 34 Avg unit rspns time: 4min/55 sec 911 hang-up 1 Abandoned ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 14:51:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests March 31-April 9 Roderick E. Colbert, 35, Public intoxication Alison A. Thorn, 18, driving while intoxicated  Danner H. Jabalera 43, driving while license invalid Sydney M. McCoy, 32, Irving ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 14:51:00

Hutchins Police Reports

Arrests March 4-31 Toribio Gomez, H/F Mesquite PD warrants-wrong direction on a one way street, failure to execute mandatory right turn Shola Maurice McCarthy, Collin County warrant-issuance bad ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 14:51:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests March 29-April 4 Brian D. Jefferson, m, 30, driving while intoxicated 2nd Nastasia J. Humphries, f, 28, public intoxication Scott A. Smith, m, 39, injury to a child Eric ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 14:50:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests March 23 - April 8 Sedrick Williams, b/m, 40, Plano, Mesquite, Dallas warrants Jorge Duarte, w/m, 19, False information to a police officer Rafaela Dorado, w/f,20, existing warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 14:50:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests April 3-9 Michael Aguilar, 42, warrant-out of town warrant Kenneth Driver, 45, public intoxication Charles Spencer, 55, warrant out of town warrant, criminal trespass Bill Tippen, 28, assault causing ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 14:49:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: LONG HORN SELF STORAGE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, April 4 & 11, 2013 Notice of Public Sale LONG HORN SELF STORAGE acting under the Provisions ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 14:47:00

Entries sought in religious free poetry contest

A $1,000.00 grand prize is being offered in a special religious poetry contest sponsored by the  Rainbow Poets, free to everyone. There are 50 prizes in ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 14:47:00

18th Charlie's Angel Brigade Class graduates

The 18th Charlie’s Angel Brigade Class graduated from their Basic Pistol Training Course Sunday, April 7. Pictured are: CAB Instructor Charles D. Hatfield Jr., Amelia ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 14:46:00

Wilmer Library expansion fundraising underway

WILMER – Wilmer library officials believe the city’s youth should have their own space.  So, they created a fundraising campaign to raise a portion of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/12/2013 14:44:00

9/11 'Rescue Truck Four' traveled to Waxahachie

WAXAHACHIE – The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 rocked America to its core.  The Twin Towers in New York City become a rallying cry as ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 13:49:00

700 entries shown at 24th annual Ellis County Youth Expo

SHERRY LONG The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – The Ellis County Expo Center came alive the last week of March for the 24th annual Ellis County Youth ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 13:42:00

80 golfers compete in 'Hope For The Cure'

LANCASTER - Nearly 100 people shot a few balls Saturday to bring joy to young people suffering from cancer.  At its inaugural golf tournament, Hunt for ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 13:41:00

Earth Day April 13: Start a herb garden and save money

Ervin and Janette Buba2012 Ellis County Master Gardeners and Ferris Residents  Starting a herb garden will not only save you money if your cooking with a lot ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 13:40:00

Ferris ISD is recognizes H.E.R.O. winners

Ferris ISD is proud to recognize H.E.R.O. winners for the month of February.  H.E.R.O. stands for Helping Encourage Respect for Others.  These students exemplify the ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 13:33:00

Guest Editorial: What should I do if I am missing my W-2?

If you are missing your W-2 you could call the IRS and inform them that you are missing your W-2.  Before calling them make sure you ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 13:33:00

Personal Finance: When retiring together doesn’t make sense

Back when people from my parents’ generation were first planning their lives together, most married couples looked forward to working hard for a few decades, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 13:32:00

Opinion: Spike in law enforcement assassinations raises fears

Jason SicklesYahoo! | The Lookout Staff Writer The Easter weekend assassination of a Texas prosecutor highlights a growing concern about targeted attacks on law enforcement authorities. It’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 13:31:00

Constitutional Thinking: America: Sleeping on the job

Part 2 Thomas Jefferson and James Madison warned about what we are now facing – the tendency for the State to grow in power as the ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 13:29:00

Fellowship with demons

The things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons. ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 13:29:00

An extraordinary Christian

“How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 13:28:00

The field of glory

“For we are both God’s workers. And you are God’s field. You are God’s building.” I Corinthians 3:9 (NLT)  God has a word for you today ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 13:27:00

Laws of love

Mystery writer Dorothy Sayers was a follower of Christ. She observed that there are two kinds of laws: the law of the stop sign and the ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 13:25:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents March 22 – 31 Found Property in the 5000 block of Lakeview, Midlothian.  Fraud in the 4900 block of Elk Trail, Midlothian.  Burglary Investigation in the 1300 block ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 13:24:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Feb. 20-March 31 Marcus Hampton, b/m, 29, Wilmer PD x2 Levaticia Gardner, b/f, 23, assault Moises R. Martinez, w/m, 30, driving while license invalid Leonel Ramirez, h/m, 70, Wilmer ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 13:24:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests March 25-April 1 Joseph D. Titus, 27, evading arrest detention, theft property less than $1500 2+Convictions enhanced Walter V. Estrada, 32, speeding, failure to appear Jennifer A. Crowder, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 13:23:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests March 28-31 John R. McLaughlin, w/m, 34, driving while intoxicated Simon Labrunie, w/m, 42, evading arrest Venessa Dahlem, w/f, 52, warrant Abraham Ramirez-Vasquez, h/m, 27, driving while intoxicated ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 13:23:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents March 26-31 Traffic stops: 11 Citations issued: 3 Vacation house check: 51 Business/building checks: 179 Neighborhood checks: 391 Total primary calls for service: 25 Avg. Unit Response Time: 4min/7sec 911 hang-up 1 Burglar alarm ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 13:22:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests March 24-30 Eason A. Smith, 22, criminal mischief more than $500 less than $1,500, agg assault w/deadly weapon William D. Smith, 18, possession controlled substance PG 3 ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 13:22:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests March 22-27 Randy R. Winter, m, 55, Glenn Heights PD warrants Nakevin B. Miles, m, 32, Titus County Sheriff Office warrant, Balch Springs PD warrants Kimberly L. Henderson, ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 13:21:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests March 26-30 Arthur Walker, 49, no driver’s license, failed to maintain financial responsibility Michael Wisniewski, 57, failed to ID fugitive intent to give false information, warrant-not Ennis ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 13:20:00

Hawks run-rule Seguin; lose to 5A Grapevine

RED OAK - The Hawks Varsity baseball team had a busy weekend with a game last Thursday against Arlington-Seguin and then a 12 noon game ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 13:18:00

Nalley throws no-hitter as Yellowjackets defeat Roosevelt 11-0

Submitted article FERRIS - Fifteen batters couldn’t locate Jordan Nalley as Nalley threw a no-hitter on Thursday, March 28 in Ferris Yellowjackets Varsity’s 11-0 victory over ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 13:18:00

Lady Hawks storm back

RED OAK - Last Friday evening the JV Lady Hawks, Varsity Lady Hawks and Varsity Hawks all picked up wins over Arlington Sequin.  The early game ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 13:16:00

Jackets offense too much for Wilmer Hutchins in 15-0 rout

Submitted article FERRIS - Ferris Yellowjackets Varsity jumped out to an early lead on Wilmer-Hutchins and captured a 15-0 victory on Tuesday, March 26 at Wilmer-Hutchins.  With ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 13:15:00

Hawks and Lady Hawks Soccer teams advance

RED OAK - Last week started the high school soccer playoffs across Texas and both the Hawks and Lady Hawks teams were in that first ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 13:10:00

Litter problem increasing with more than 1 billion pieces of trash collected annually

AUSTIN — You might think Don’t mess with Texas® is just a saying, but it’s way more. It’s a call to action created by the ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 13:09:00

B J C Ranch joins membership of American Angus Association

Midlothian – B J C Ranch is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 13:09:00

Home Country

Irma has it figured out. She’s a bona fide, egg-laying member of the “Production Red” hen sorority and she knows her rights. This is really remarkable ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 13:02:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: LONG HORN SELF STORAGE

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, April 4 & 11, 2013 Notice of Public Sale LONG HORN SELF STORAGE acting under the Provisions ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 12:55:00

SPOTLIGHT: On the Spot Reporting

Today I have the privilege to be interviewing Curtis Perrymore, a North Texas area distributor for the Slide Fire Stock.  He sales these locally, at gun ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/05/2013 12:53:00

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