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Memorial Day Celebrations

Ellis County residents celebrated Memorial Day with the rest of the nation Monday as an important day in America. It’s a day to give thanks, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 14:33:00

Candidate's sign stirs controversy

Lindsey JuarezThe Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN – Surrounded by pink ribbons and jewelry, a sign sits in the window of Gigi’s Tre Chic accessories shop in ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 14:30:00

Ellis County tax valuations up from 2012

Lindsey JuarezThe Ellis County Press Ellis County property tax valuations this year are up about three percent from 2012, according to preliminary values.  However, not all entities ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 14:24:00

BSW Scholars Luncheon honors 11 local students

DESOTO – The Best Southwest Partnership announces its first Best Southwest Scholars Luncheon on May 30, at 11:30 a.m. at the MCM Grande Hotel, 1515 ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 14:19:00

ECSO hosts Desert Snow training conference

Waxahachie – The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office recently hosted a Desert Snow training conference at the Ellis County Expo Center.  The four-day event, which focused on ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 14:17:00

Home Country

“From the cow to the plow, Dewey,” Windy said, leaning on a shovel. Windy Wilson was on another of his “helper days” and today it ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 14:15:00

Guest Editorial: Screw politics and theories. This is personal.

Tim SchmidtPublisher - Concealed Carry ReportUSCCA Founder  Earlier this week, two islamic terrorists in London brutally attacked and murdered a serving British soldier with butcher knives ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 14:14:00

Constitutional Thinking: What will awaken America

As Decoration Day, now known as Memorial Day, is here, we must realize that America is still piling up casualties. Instead of body bags and ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 14:13:00

R.I.P. Boy Scouts of America

Matt Barber  “What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?” (Mark 8:36) It’s a sad day for both Scouting and ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 14:12:00

Praying for pixie dust

Author and speaker Margaret Feinberg tells of a ministry retreat to the Scottish Highlands in her new book “Wonderstruck,” where the group shared their personal ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 14:11:00

Out to Pastor: The many excuses of a man in midlife crisis

Sometimes it is best to err on the side of caution. This, however, has not always been my modus operandi down through the years. In ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 14:10:00

TxDOT reminds drivers, passengers to Click It or Ticket to save lives; Awareness of seat belts and risks of not wearing them play critical role in saving lives

AUSTIN — Texans wear their belt buckles with a certain Lone Star pride, but it’s the buckles in their vehicles that could save their lives. ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 14:10:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents May 20 – 23 Found Property in the 3000 block of Farm to Market Road 878, Waxahachie. Criminal Trespass in the 1500 block of McFarland Drive, Ovilla. ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 14:09:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests May 19-23 Jeshur Kwain Robinson, b/m, 28, Wilmer PD x1 James Alexander Myles II, b/m, 20, Wilmer PD x1 Jiel A. Arop, b/m, 29, Wilmer PD x2 Michael Derryberry, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 14:09:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests May 20-24 Wilma D. Carr, 56, public intoxication Chelsea K. Etter, 22, display expired registration, failure to appear Brandon J. Crawford, 30, no operator’s license, no license light, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 14:09:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests May21-25 David Green, b/m, 28, possession of marijuana more than 4 oz less than 5 lbs Augustus Carter, b/m, 52, warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 14:05:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests May 20-28 Sarah Mendoza, 43, forgery financial instrument Jose Cardenas, 18, burglary of building, warrant not Ennis Pd warrant, non Ennis PD charges Randall Rippey, 60, public intoxication Shaun ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 14:04:00

Serving Country: Aaron S. Vaughn

WAXAHACHIE - Army Sgt. Aaron S. Vaughn has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 14:02:00

Serving Country: Christopher L. Popchoke

WAXAHACHIE - Army Sgt. Christopher L. Popchoke has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 14:01:00

Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender arrested in Dallas

AUSTIN – Willie L. Sullivan, 57, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested on Thursday in Dallas. Sullivan ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 13:57:00

Ferris student named to Texas A&M University-Kingsville Honor Roll

KINGSVILLE  — Charles C. Martinez, of Ferris, was named to Texas A&M University-Kingsville Honor Roll for the fall 2012 semester.  The Honor Roll requires a grade ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 13:57:00

Tarleton releases 'A' Honor Roll List

Submitted article STEPHENVILLE - Tarleton State University has released its “A” Honor Roll list for the spring 2013 semester.  Students listed have a 4.0 grade point ratio ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 13:55:00

Palmer resident graduates from SAGU

WAXAHACHIE - Stara L. Brunk, a Palmer resident, graduated from the Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) College of Arts and Professions on Friday, May ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 13:54:00

Brittany Widner gaduates with honors from Eastern New Mexico University

PORTALES, NM (05/09/2013)(readMedia)-- Brittany Widner of Waxahachie, will be graduating With Distinction from Eastern New Mexico University on May 11, 2013 with a BSE in ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 13:54:00

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

Published three times in The Ellis County Press on Thursday, May 30, June 6 & 13, 2013 NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADMINISTRATIVELY FORFEIT PROPERTY TREASURY DEPARTMENT, INTERNAL ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 13:52:00

Senior Graduation section to be published

Within the next two weeks seniors will join with their friends and classmates, some who have been together since kindergarten, and walk across the stage ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 13:51:00

Southern Pacific Railroad may be gone but not forgotten

Darleene Denbow ENNIS – The Southern Pacific Railroad may be gone but it is not forgotten. This railroad line was a very important part of Ennis, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 13:42:00

Business US 287 traffic detoured for storm response damage; Forces closures for downtown Ennis building inspections and repairs

ENNIS – Business US 287 traffic is being detoured for at least four weeks so that crews can conduct inspections and repairs of damaged buildings ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:32:00

Pit bulls attack Ferris woman

FERRIS – A 62-year-old woman was bitten by two pit bull dogs running loose Sunday, May 19.  Ferris police arrived at the scene in the 400 ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:30:00

Ground broken for $12.6 million Pleasant Run bridge

WILMER –  A new bridge overpass in Wilmer could eventually result in thousands of jobs and increased prosperity in Wilmer and the entire southern Dallas ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:28:00

Blood donations focus of World Blood Donor Day

TULSA, Okla.  — No matter the season, the need for blood is constant.  Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs a transfusion, and around ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:28:00

Albert "Butch" Mizell retiring from USPS

FERRIS – Albert “Butch” Mizell mail carrier for Ct001 is retiring May 30,2013.   He has carried all over the North side of Ferris for more ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:25:00

Local Organizations are Granted Funds through HILCO's Operation Round Up® Program

Submitted article ITASCA – Operation Round Up® is a voluntary program in which residential members of HILCO Electric Cooperative, Inc. sign up to have their electric ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:23:00

Doug Hunt presented with Rocky Strickland Community Enhancement Award

Doug Hunt LANCASTER –  On Monday, April 30,  the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce awarded Access Self Storage owner Doug Hunt the Rocky Stickland Community Enhancement Award. Four ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:22:00

Sheriff advises on how to prevent crime

Sheriff Johnny Brown  The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office has recently received several reports involving car burglaries and thefts.  You can help prevent these crimes of opportunity by ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:22:00

Ellis County resident receives Mayborn Scholarship from University of North Texas

Submitted article DENTON (UNT), Texas — Jo Ann Livingston of Waxahachie, formerly of Ennis, is among 13 University of North Texas students who received scholarships, totaling ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:21:00

Home Country

Those of us who call this little valley home have a unique blessing in the form of Perry, our dentist. Yes, when we go to ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:20:00

Letter to the Editor: Now the Race is Between the Future and the Past

The voters have spoken; they turned out the incumbent for Place 3 on the Midlothian City Council. Now there is a runoff election scheduled for ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:20:00

Making Sense: Imagine ...

Remember the 1996 movie, “A Time to Kill”? An adaptation of John Grisham’s 1989 legal thriller, it stars Matthew McConaughey as a small-town lawyer in Mississippi ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:19:00

Obama's 'props'

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., stirred it up when he referred to Newtown families pushing for more gun control as President Obama’s “props.” He was right ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:19:00

Constitutional Thinking: Good re-education

As I said last week, Americans are starting to experience “The Awakening” as to what is really going on in our country and the world ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:18:00

The new 40th District

It’s not hard to believe it has almost been four years since the honorable Robert “Bob” Carroll became the new judge in the 40th District ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:17:00

Glen Newton "Pop" Thompson

Feb. 3, 1937 - May 18, 2013 FERRIS - Glenn Newton “Pop” Thompson, 76, of Ferris, Texas, passed away Saturday, May 18, at his residence.  Pop was ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:16:00

Royjelene B. (Jeanie) Stump

March 31, 1934 - May 13, 2013 FERRIS - Royjelene B. (Jeanie) Stump, 79, of Ferris, Texas, passed away Monday, May 13, 2013, peacefully, at her ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:15:00

For love of the King

God is not looking for spiritual “gold diggers” who use Him and His kingdom to get rich, or to become popular or powerful.  On the contrary, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:15:00

Obedience and the Fruit of the Spirit

The fruit we bear as Christians is the evidence of our walk with God witnessed by others which exalts and glorifies God. If we are ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:14:00

Out to Pastor: And I thought I was confused!

I have concluded that life, as it stands out in the public arena, is a very confusing thing.  As I watched the news and see scandal ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:14:00

Red Cross opens Disaster Resource Center, closes some shelters following deadly North Texas tornado outbreak Relief Assistance Available in All Affected Areas

Submitted article NORTH TEXAS – Following a deadly tornado outbreak across the North Texas area, the American Red Cross rushed to open shelters, conduct damage assessments ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:13:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents May 13 – 19 Identity Theft in the 600 block of Gibson Road, Waxahachie. Sex Offender Duty to Register.  Meet Complainant in the 5400 block of Plainview Road, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:12:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests May 13-19 Guillermo Veliz, w/m, 40, Wilmer PD x2 Mark L. Budde, w/m, 55, driving while intoxicated Antoine L. Smith, b/m, 33, Wilmer PD x1 Lashundra Wingfield, b/f, 42, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:11:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests May 13-20 Ian K. Stewart, 29, theft property more than $20 less than $500 by check Brandon D. Fisher, 19, possession of drug paraphernalia Blake A. Fisher, 20, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:11:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests May 13-15 Jason Steamer-Alexander, b/m, 26, failure to identify Joe Mac Hulsey, Jr. w/m, 44, public intoxication ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:11:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents May 13-19 Traffic Stops 31 Citations 12 Vacation House Checks 47 Business/Building Checks 217 Total Primary calls for service 37 911 hang up 1 Accident hit and run no injury 0 Accident major ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:10:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests May 5-11 John C. Darrell, 29, Midlothian PD warrants-failure to maintain financial responsibility, expired registration Jesus S. Najera, 53, public intoxication Miguel Sarinana-Najera, 29, possession of controlled substance ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:10:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests May 4-16 Jose W. Rios, m, 23, Glenn Heights PD warrants, Rockwall PD warrants, Dallas PD warrants Jerry R. Stringfield, m, 24, driving while intoxicated Alejandro Vasquez-Ramirez, m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:09:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests May 14-20 Jesse Contreras, 27, possession controlled substance PG 1 more than 4 grams less than 200 grams, possession of marijuana more than 4 oz less ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:08:00

PUBLIC AUCTION: Frank Prasifka and Son's

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, May 23, 2013 Legal Notice Frank Prasifka and Son’s will sell at Public Auction, vehicles that have ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:05:00

City of Hutchins: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, May 23, 2013 City of Hutchins NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Hutchins Zoning Board of Adjustment ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:04:00

$1,000 cash reward for last poet standing

Submitted article Anyone who has ever written a poem is eligible to enter the Free Poetry Contest sponsored by Poetryfest, a nonprofit organization devoted to discovering ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:02:00

141st session of the CEO course

Ellis County Sherriff’s Officers joined 50 other chiefs, sheriffs and 911 emergency managers who were also selected and invited to attend the 141st session of ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 15:00:00

Public meetings on Loop 9 Project set: Thursday, May 16, Ferris High School - Thursday, May 23, Ovilla Road Baptist Church

DALLAS COUNTY – Ever wondered what happened to the Loop 9 project?  The plan to connect US 67 with I-35 with I-45 and finally I-20 within ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:59:00

Commissioners OK Liska Road speed limit change

WAXAHACHIE – Due to minimal discussion, Ellis County Commissioners again concluded the public portion of their first regularly-scheduled meeting of the month in a matter ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:57:00

ECSO Communications Supervisors attend DOJ Program focused on protecting children

Waxahachie - Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Communications Supervisors Carla Rolland and Becky Rodgers recently returned from the prestigious Chief Executive Officer Training Seminar, held just ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:56:00

Wife said husband hit her head with a pot

WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched at 1:13 a.m. Monday, April 29, to the 1300 block of Southview, on a report of an ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:55:00

Case backlog prompts budget increase request by C/DA

WAXAHACHIE – In a series of informal meetings to kick off the annual budget process, Ellis County commissioners heard funding requests from other elected officials ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:54:00

Sheriff Johnny Brown Swears in New Deputy

Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown recently swore in Benton Wright as a Deputy. Wright was hired in April 2009 as a Detention Officer. He obtained ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:52:00

State Distributes $669 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue

AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today state sales tax revenue in April was $2.15 billion, up 3.9 percent compared to April 2012. “Sales tax ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:51:00

ELECTION RESULTS

Key: (I)  - incumbent; * - winner; R - runoff In some contested races in which no one gets more than 50 percent of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:47:00

Home Country

When the Rafter E branded recently, a bunch of us went out to help. It’s a badge of pride to have worked your way up ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:45:00

Letter to the Editor: Thanks from the post office

Just wanted to thank the residents of Ferris for the great food drive they participated in on Saturday, May 11.   Our office collected about 1,500 ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:44:00

Simply Speaking: 10 northern 'lost' tribes of Israel

The 10 northern “lost” tribes of Israel, having fallen into unbelief and idolatry, were being removed away from their promised land of milk and honey. ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:43:00

Constitutional Thinking: The awakening

For years, I have watched America’s slide toward tyranny and tried to warn others about what is going on. Most of the time, few took ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:43:00

Armed rebellion in America by 2018? Tyrades!

According to a PublicMind poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University, nearly one-third of registered voters answer in the affirmative to the proposition “In the next few ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:42:00

Grow up!

Growing up into all aspects of Him Speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head-Christ. Ephesians 4:15 Human ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:41:00

Jesus, Judas & criticism

This story of Mary of Bethany’s extravagant act of anointing Jesus for burial holds many profound lessons for every genuine Christian today. The narrative contains ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:40:00

Out to Pastor: Now that’s news I can really use

I have a terrible confession to get off my chest. It is a secret I have tried to hide from family and friends for years. ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:39:00

SAGU alumna Karina White named 'Teacher of the Year' at Finley Junior High School

Submitted by Christina Freeze, SAGU Public Relations Coordinator  Waxahachie - Faculty and staff at Finley Junior High School in Waxahachie, Texas, selected Southwestern Assemblies of God University ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:38:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents April 30 – May 8 Unlawful Carry of a Weapon service number issued. Theft, over $1500 under 20K, in the 800 block of East Ovilla Rd, Red ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:37:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests May 6-12 Ashley Ann Lennon, w/f, 23, Public intoxication Bonnie June Glass, w/f, 38, Wilmer PD x1 Jimmy E. Burt, w/m, 26, Wilmer PD x5 Qurvria Hunter, b/f, 25, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:37:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests May 6-13 William D Cook, 45, no motor liability insurance, violate promise to appear Jose E. Pena, 50, speeding, failure to appear Jason A. Madrid, 36, no motor ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:37:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests May 3-7 Davidunta L. Raindle, b/m, 28, warrant arrest Belinda A. Vieu, w/f, 61, prohibited weapon ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:36:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents April 29-May 12 Traffic Stops: 30 Citations Issued: 13 Vacation House Check: 84 Business/building check: 438 Neighborhood Checks: 995 Total Primary Calls-For-Service: 51 911 hang-up 2 Abandoned vehicle 1 Accident major 1 Accident minor 1 Accident ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:36:00

Hutchins Police Reports

Arrests April 1-30 Latasha Henderson, b/f, 29, possession of marijuana less than 2 oz Jesus Hernandez, h/m, 23, operate motor vehicle without financial responsibility Bobby Boyd, w/m, 58, warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:35:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests May 6-13 Katrina Thompkins, 37, assault simple, bail jumping and failure to appear Eduardo Suarez, 62, driving while intoxicated 3rd or more Bryson Miles, 20, possession of marijuana ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:34:00

Crime spree: Several businesses burglarized, bomb threat evacuates Walmart

ELLIS COUNTY – Businesses in two northern Ellis County cities have been hit by burglars in the last week.  A gas station and local grocery store/restaurant ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:32:00

Velma Mae Page Arnold

Jan. 29, 1925 - May 8, 2013 ENNIS - Velma Mae Page Arnold, age 88, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013 in Ennis.  She was born ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:29:00

Aerial Attack

Commemorative Air Force – On Saturday, May 11, the Coyote Squadron presents its 15th Annual Corsicana Airsho© 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Gates open at ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2013 12:10:00

Rockett SUD adding 2 new elevated tanks

ELLIS COUNTY – Rockett Special Utility District will be adding two new elevated water storage tanks and replace water lines within the next two years ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2013 12:09:00

Wilmer council race heating up

WILMER – Four candidates are vying for three seats on the City Council.  Mayor Pro-Tem Hector Pena, Councilman Robert Wells and Councilwoman Candy Madrigal teamed up ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2013 12:08:00

Letter Carriers holding food drive Saturday

Submitted article The National Association of Letter Carriers in conjunction with the U.S. Postal Service is announcing the annual N.A.L.C. food drive. Each year, the 2nd ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2013 12:07:00

Midlothian charity to host 5k benefit run

MIDLOTHIAN — The Heroes of Midlothian Foundation is hosting its First Annual Heroes of Midlothian 5K Benefit Run and Community Festival at the Midlothian I.S.D. ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2013 12:05:00

Lancaster supports The Best Southwest/South Dallas Relay For Life

Lancaster – The Best Southwest/South Dallas Relay for Life hosted by the American Cancer Society gives everyone in the community a chance to help the ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2013 12:04:00

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

May, 2013 – In the early morning hours of April 10, 2013, a cold front with rain and wind was forecast to hit the Best ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2013 12:04:00

Home Country

When the Rafter E branded recently, a bunch of us went out to help. It’s a badge of pride to have worked your way up ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2013 12:03:00

Simply Speaking: We learn something every day

Hopefully, we learn something new every day, new to us anyway, then find out someone has written a book on a mysterious subject you’ve wondered ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2013 12:02:00

Guest COLUMN: Ballistic threats and poor budgeting

LTC Steve Russell (Ret.)Chairman, Vets for Victory Since the Spanish-American War, the United States has had a poor record of preparing against future threats. We cut ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2013 12:01:00

Loop 9 revived

Just when you thought our state government had been depleted of cash to barrel through a Trans- Texas Corridor-era toll road into northern Ellis County ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2013 12:01:00

Constitutional Thinking: Watching our representatives

Many uninformed Americans, mainly Democrats, union members, communists, illegals and others celebrated their future demise along with ours with their international workers May Day celebrations ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2013 12:00:00

In whom do we trust?

Traditionally, America has been a God-fearing nation. Evidence of that can be found in our mottos, in many of our songs, in many of our national ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2013 12:00:00

Weighed in the balances

If we judge ourselves, that is to say weigh ourselves against the word of God and comply, we will not be judged. Understand, God accepts ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2013 11:59:00

Out to Pastor: Oh for a memory like dear old mom's

In growing up one of the outstanding things in my relationship with my mother had to do with her memory. She could remember everything. All I ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2013 11:58:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents April 26 – May 1 Warrant Service on North Bound I-35 at 391 MM, Forreston.  M/W arrested on Fort Worth Police Department warrants.   Burglary Investigation in ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2013 11:57:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests April 22-May 5 Ralph Eugene Barnett, b/m, 55, loud music Henry D. Davidson, w/m, 34, Wilmer PD x3 Keisha C. carter, b/f, 27, Wilmer PD x3 Corey D. Word, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2013 11:57:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests April 29-May 6 Fidel A. Delarosa, 18, theft of property more than $50 less than $500 Scotty D. Wilson, 46, assault causing bodily injury family member  Dearis R. ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2013 11:56:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests April 28-May 4 Laure G. Fields, 44, warrant arrest Bryan L. Hearn, 50, driving while intoxicated 3rd or more Brenda K. Dyer, 52, possession controlled substance PG1 less ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2013 11:55:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests April 26-May 2 Mary D. Minx, f, 51, driving while intoxicated Shantell T. Fisher, f, 33, aggravated assault with deadly weapon family violence Jamanuel Square, m, 18, expired ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2013 11:55:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests April 8-May 13 Bobby Boyd, w/m, 58, Hutchins PD warrants Roy Lerma, w/m, 26, Benbrook PD warrants, Dallas PD warrants Charles Perry, w/m, 45, assault family violence James White, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2013 11:54:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests April 29-May 6 Crystal Leaks, 27, evading arrest detention, possession of marijuana less than 2 oz Carlos Guerra, 28, public intoxication Catiln Dingus, 19, theft class C under ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2013 11:54:00

Visual Arts Scholastic Event

Manuel Garcia, 11th grade at Ferris High School had two pieces of artwork excepted to state level for the VASE (Visual Arts Scholastic Event) sponsored ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2013 11:53:00

Stephen Thomas inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Submitted article BATON ROUGE, LA - The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to announce that Stephen Thomas of Waxahachie, was recently initiated into ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2013 11:53:00

Local students inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Submitted article BATON ROUGE, LA - The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to announce that the following local students were recently initiated into ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2013 11:51:00

NOTICE TO CREDITORS: IN THE ESTATE OF ROY WILLIAM FOUTS, JR., DECEASED

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, May 9, 2013 No. 12-E-2236 IN THE ESTATE OF ROY WILLIAM FOUTS, JR., DECEASED IN THE COUNTY ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2013 11:50:00

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

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, May 2 & 9, 2013 Abby’s Self Storage, Absolute Self Storage and AA Storage@ Clark Rd ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2013 11:48:00

Local Gymnast Takes Gold at State

Submitted article Any experienced gymnast will tell you, there are good days, bad days and days that are just plain ugly.  However, for Lindsey Moffitt, she started ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2013 11:44:00

Ferris Brick Festival 2013 Image Gallery

To view the Ferris Brick Festival 2013 Image Gallery click an image to the right. ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/02/2013 23:57:00

Ferris site of new TV series

FERRIS – The city has a long, rich history as the Brick Capital of the world.  Now, it is being put on the map for great ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/02/2013 23:56:00

Career criminal sentenced to life in prison

WAXAHACHIE – On Wednesday, April 23, Judge Bob Carroll, 40th Judicial District Court, sentenced 40-year-old Brian Charles Jones, of Waxahachie, to life in prison. The day ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/02/2013 23:55:00

Cellphone use restricted in Maypearl

MAYPEARL – If you get caught texting and driving in Maypearl it is going to cost you.  Members of the Maypearl City Council recently passed an ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/02/2013 23:54:00

STUDENTS VISIT BUSH LIBRARY

Several Ferris High School seniors participated in the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum dedication on the SMU campus on Wednesday, April 23. Top ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/02/2013 23:53:00

Sheriff's Association Scholarship awarded to Midlothian student

Submitted story  MIDLOTHIAN - Haley Jordan Cleveland of Midlothian has been awarded a $500 academic scholarship from the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas. A 2012 graduate of ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/02/2013 23:52:00

Letter to the Editor: The Punishment of the Income Tax…

Now that Tax Day has come and gone, a day that to most taxpayers is a day reviled, we should discuss and learn what it ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/02/2013 23:51:00

Simply Speaking: That time of year...

This time of year for armchair sports fans brings us to the beginning of baseball (and softball) season along with the NBA basketball playoffs. So, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/02/2013 23:51:00

Constitutional Thinking: Unraveling tales of terrorism

Hey America, it’s time to wake up, time to discover the truth!  We have work to do.  Our lame-stream corporate media is not going to do it ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/02/2013 23:50:00

Return the night meetings

Our county commissioners meet twice per month on a regular basis, once at 10 a.m. and the other-until recently- at night (6:30 p.m.) It was a ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/02/2013 23:50:00

Is the day of the Lord at hand?

Wail, for the day of the Lord is at hand! It will come as destruction from the Almighty. Therefore all hands will be limp, every ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/02/2013 23:49:00

Out to Pastor: Why can’t we just have fun?

The great pastime of America throughout the years has been sports.  Americans have been ingenious in turning something simple into a sport for everyone to enjoy.  I ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/02/2013 23:48:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents April 18 – 25 Burglary to a Motor Vehicle in the 400 block of Gentry Road, Ennis.  Burglary to a Motor Vehicle in the 1000 block Woodridge ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/02/2013 23:48:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests April 22-29 Eric S. Castillo, 33, no motor vehicle liability insurance, driving while license invalid, failure to appear, driving while license invalid failure to maintain financial ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/02/2013 23:47:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests April 23-27 Antonio Cruz, h/m, 26, warrant arrest David Kates, b/m, 20, possession of marijuana more than 2 oz Abraham Lopez-lopez, h/m, 38, no driver’s license ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/02/2013 23:47:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents April 22-28  Traffic stops 11 Citations issued 7 Vacation house check 33 Business/Building Cks. 232 Neighborhood checks 472 Total calls for service 33 Avg. rspns time 5 min/16 sec. 911 hang up 1 Animal ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/02/2013 23:47:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests April 21-27 Miguel E. Hernandez, 34, assault family/household member w/prev. conviction Chelsie F. Stamper, 23, Midlothian PD warrants-expired motor vehicle inspection, expired registration Timothy W. Braun, 34, Mansfield ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/02/2013 23:46:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests April 19-25 Timothy D. Radcliff, m, 28, Glenn Heights PD warrants Bryan K. Allen, m, 21, Glenn Heights PD warrants James Austin, m, 44, Glenn Heights PD warrants Earnest ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/02/2013 23:46:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests April 22-26 Orlando Gilbert, 20, injury child/elderly/disabled w/bodily injury, aggravated assault w/deadly weapon Jamie Torres-Solis, 21, criminal trespass Cody Lowery, 17, disorderly conduct-fighting David Lara, 19, disorderly conduct-fighting Michael Williams, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/02/2013 23:45:00

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: 05/02/2013 23:44:00

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

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, May 2 & 9, 2013 Abby’s Self Storage, Absolute Self Storage and AA Storage@ Clark Rd ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/02/2013 23:42:00

City of Hutchins: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, May 2, 2013 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The City of Hutchins is requesting proposals for Solid Waste Collection ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/02/2013 23:42:00

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