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Juvenile to stand trial as an adult for murder

WAXAHACHIE – On Monday, June 24, after a two-and-a-half day hearing, Judge Gene Calvert, Ellis County Court at Law #2, ruled 15-year-old Victoria Alejandra Velasquez ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:56:00

PetSmart officials present Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown with $4,000 grant

ENNIS – In an on-site ceremony on Thursday, June 20, at PetSmart’s Ennis Distribution Center, PetSmart officials presented Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown with a ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:55:00

New constable making positive impact in county

A lifelong resident of Bristol, former member of the U.S. Infantry, Tenth Mountain Division, and 16-year veteran of the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, Roy A. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:52:00

Commissioners' Court updated on 2 projects

WAXAHACHIE – Updates on two long-term projects topped the Commissioners’ Court agenda for the regularly-scheduled meeting on Monday, June 24. “This is a presentation for the ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:51:00

Home Country

  There were several of us last Saturday out behind the sale barn. We never buy anything. This is just a way to scratch our agricultural ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:49:00

Letter to the Editor: Thank you from the Friends of Wilmer Library

Mr. Hatfield, et al: We, the members of the City Library Board and the Board of THE FRIENDS OF THE E. M. GILLIAM MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:49:00

Letter to the Editor: Thank you Wayne Nance

I want to publically take the time to make a hearty THANK YOU! to Wayne Nance for stepping out for the community of Midlothian. It takes ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:48:00

Simply Speaking: Hot Topic: Immigration?

Immigration seems to be a hot topic these days. I wonder why?  Could it be the mid-term elections coming up just next year? What in the ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:44:00

Constitutional Thinking: Words matter: Libertarianism

Recently I have been reminded that words really matter, since they can destroy or edify. A friend of mine from St. Louis, Mo. had this ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:44:00

America’s birthday

Bryan Golden (www.DareToLiveWithoutLimits.com) “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” – Thomas Jefferson Will this be America’s last ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:43:00

Are plants smarter than people?

Plants seem to be smarter than most people, including many who profess Christianity.  Trees, crops, flowers, and grass recognize the source upon which they must depend. They ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:43:00

The End

The end of all things as we know it is near, nearer than we would believe. The Spirit of the Lord is grieved and the ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:39:00

Out to Pastor: It was a Murphy's Law kind of week

I am not what you would call a superstitious person. [Knock on wood.] I am a realist in a modified definition of that word and ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:36:00

Ferris holds Juneteenth celebration

Submitted article FERRIS - This year’s ceremony was hosted by Minister Kortny Hicks. After the prayer delivery by Reverand Crawford, Ferris Boy Scouts under the leadership ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:35:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents June 12 – 23 Burglary of a Habitation in the 3700 block of FM 878, Waxahachie.  Theft in the 400 block of Janis Lane, Waxahachie.  Sex Offender Duty ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:35:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests June 16-23 Latonda Denise Brown, b/f, 39, Wilmer PD x1 Orlando Francis Hithe, b/m, 49, Wilmer PD x2 Jeremiah G. Devine, w/m, 23, Wilmer PD x1 Lendin Dwight Ballard, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:35:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests June 17-24 Larry J. Caldera, 37, no driver’s license, no motor vehicle liability insurance, display expired registration, failure to appear Mekell D. Busby, 30, ran stop sign, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:34:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests June 17-23 Antonio Sanchez-Palacio, h/m, 26, no driver’s license Johnathen Alan Aslan, w/m, 30, public intoxication Jennifer Lynn Pullen, w/f, 31, driving while intoxicated 1st Amanda Fagg, w/f, 23, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:34:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents June 17-23 Traffic stops 8 Citations 5 Vacation house check 134 Business/building Cks 182 Neighborhood checks 385 Total primary calls for service 31 Accident minor 2 Burglar alarm business nights 2 Burglar alarm residence ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:33:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests June 16-22 Peter A. Johansen, 46, Cedar Hill warrant-failure to maintain financial responsibility, Midlothian PD warrant expired registration Gilbert L. Delos Santos, 42, assault family violence Abel G. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:33:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests June 14-20 Shae P. Grice, m, 44, Glenn Heights warrants Charles L. Ignont, m, 20, driving under the influence minor Lamoin Campbell, m, 36, public intoxication Tausha R. Butler, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:32:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests June 4 – 22 William Pinkard, 54, b/m, driving while intoxicated Marcus Wallace, 31, b/m, Ferris PD, Wilmer PD, Dallas PD warrants Derrick Sanders, 25, b/m, Garland PD ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:32:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests June 17-24 Leobardo Hernandez, 26, out of town warrant Jonathan Jordan-Alvarez, 23, Ennis PD - traffic arrest, Ennis PD -traffic arrest, Ennis PD -traffic arrest, Ennis PD-- ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:31:00

City of Hutchins: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, June 27, 2013 City of Hutchins NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Hutchins Zoning Board of Adjustment ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:30:00

City of Hutchins: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, June 27, 2013 Notice of Public Hearings NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS, THAT: The City ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:28:00

Hutchins Economic Development Corporation (Hutchins EDC): Notice of Public Hearings

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, June 27, 2013 Notice of Public Hearings NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS, THAT: The Hutchins ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:26:00

TCD self-defense course teaches escape moves

Submitted article RED OAK – The ladies taking Jazzercise at the Empowering Word Christian Center in Red Oak were treated to free self-defense classes on Tuesday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:23:00

Diamond J Ranch development causing concern for residents

MIDLOTHIAN – Justin Doughty remembers drive-by shootings, worrying about whether he was wearing a gang color and fighting his way through high school in Irving.  He ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 01:12:00

Red Oak man recovering from gunshot wound

RED OAK – Cory O’Connor, 23, is recovering from a single-gunshot wound he sustained during an aggravated robbery attempt on Memorial Day. Irving police arrested Randy ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 01:11:00

ECSO’s armored vehicle takes student to school

Waxahachie – Mountain Peak Elementary third-grader Cody Vance enjoyed a different kind of ride to school June 4. Cody was delivered to his school’s front ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 01:08:00

Sales tax up 7% for Ellis County; 5.91% for Dallas County

AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in May was $2.26 billion, up 7.9 percent compared to May 2012. “Growth ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 01:07:00

Win $1,000 Cash For Your Best Poem!

A $1,000 grand prize is being offered to the last poet standing in a free contest sponsored by the  Celestial Arts Society. There are a total ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 01:06:00

Vicious mosquito season predicted

There are several things to enjoy in the spring, but mosquitoes are not one of them and especially not this year.   Experts across the region ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 01:05:00

23 science teachers learn economic impact of Texas' $6.2 billion coal industry

Hallsville – Twenty-three Texas science teachers are participating in a coal workshop hosted by the Texas Mining and Reclamation Association June 17 – 21. The five-day ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 01:05:00

Five Things You Can Do Now to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is officially under way, and if you live in certain regions of the United States—including Hawaii and coastal areas along the Atlantic Ocean ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 01:04:00

Livestock owners can update 'cowdex' information online

Waxahachie – The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office announces the ability for livestock owners to go online and upload information about their animals into the “cowdex,” ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 01:03:00

Home Country

In the realm of country cooking, the elite are those who can take a heavy cast-iron Dutch oven, scrape out some glowing coals from a ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 01:01:00

Simply Speaking: Typical trip to New Mexico

On a typical trip up into Northern New Mexico, one might want to journey over to Cimarron, a town cast in many a western movie. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 01:00:00

Constitutional Thinking: Lying for fools gold

I have news for you. It is not just NSA, not just the IRS. As Coach Dave Daubenmire says, “America is being run by a ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 01:00:00

Tyree's Tyrades: Toy gun buyback? Just shoot me

According to Townhall.com and other sources, Stobridge Elementary School in Hayward, California may be shooting itself in the foot, publicity-wise. As part of a safety day, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 00:58:00

Sidney Allen Harrison

Aug. 27, 1933 - June 13, 2013 Sidney Allen Harrison, of Rowlett, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013 at the age of 79.  He was born Aug. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 00:57:00

Live within your means

Right from the start, James and I came to a crucial agreement, one we believe is supported by the words of the Bible.  We agreed not ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 00:57:00

The mighty pen of Jesus

Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 00:56:00

Out to Pastor: Go ahead - make dad’s day

Throughout the year, many days of celebration are tucked capriciously into the calendar. So much so, it is hard to find any day of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 00:54:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents June 7 – 11 Criminal Mischief in the 900 block of Lone Elm Rd, Waxahachie.  Meet Complainant in the 100 block of Cole Rd, Red Oak. Fraudulent use ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 00:53:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests June 10-15 Gregory Deshun Johnson, b/m, 43, Wilmer PD x2 Harry T. Hill, w/m, 26, AWOL Ricardo Gonzalez, h/m, 23, Dallas Sheriff office x2 felony Kevin Mitchell, w/m, 23, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 00:53:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests June10-17 Victoria L. McCoy, 23, assault physical contact family violence, failure to appear, no driver’s license, expired motor vehicle registration, failure to maintain financial responsibility Ray L. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 00:52:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests June 10-17 Allen Murray Butler, w/m, 46, driving while intoxicated 2nd Robert Crawford, b/m, 37, warrant arrest Elmer Orlando Gomez, h/m, 28, driving while intoxicated 1st ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 00:52:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents June 10-16 Traffic Stops 12 Citations 7 Vacation House Check 231 Business/Building Cks 118 Neighborhood Checks 327 Total Primary Call for service 36 911 hang-up 1 Animal loose 2 Animal welfare 1 Assist other agency ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 00:51:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests June 9-13 Glynis V. Alexander, 47, Waxahachie PD warrants-assault by contact  Rondell McAfee, 25, Waxahachie PD warrant-possession of narcotic paraphernalia Jimmy D. Cox, 35, Midlothian PD warrants-failure to ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 00:51:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests May 31-June12 John W. Burnett, 5, 31, Pardon parole board Austin warrant/Red Oak PD warrants/Grand Prairie PD warrant Heather J. Mitchell, f, 27, Dallas PD warrant/Rockwall PD ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 00:50:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests June 10-17 Nicholas Renner, 34, possession controlled substance PG 1 less than 1 gram Christopher Cazares, 17, theft more than $50 less than $500 Amando Samarripa, 53, warrant-out ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 00:49:00

Summer brings dangers to children and heatstroke

Submitted by Rita Hodges (Ellis County Extension Agent)With the approach of summer in Texas, the danger of children dying from being left unattended in vehicles ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 00:47:00

PUBLIC AUCTION: Frank Prasifka and Son's

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, June 20, 2013 LEGAL NOTICE Frank Prasifka and Son’s will sell at Public Auction, vehicles that have ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 00:46:00

Private Club Renwal Application Made for Brickyard Five, Inc., DBA Brickyard 19th Hole Club

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, June 13 & 20, 2013 A renewal application has been made for a Private Club Registration ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 00:44:00

Cancun Expansion Complete

On Thursday, June 13 Cancun’s Mexican Restaurant had their official ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of an additional 3,000 square foot dining area. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 00:40:00

USS Columbus Veterans Assn. plan October homecoming

Navy and Marine Corps shipmates who served on the USS COLUMBUS CA-74/CG-12 from 1944 through 1976 and the USS COLUMBUS (SSN-762) past and present, if ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 00:39:00

Indian Trail Texas Master Naturalist Chapter meet June 24

RED OAK – Indian Trail Chapter will meet Monday, June 24 at Red Oak Public Library, 200 Lakeview Parkway, Red Oak from 6 to 8 ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/21/2013 00:38:00

Sheriff Johnny Brown swears in Deputy

Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown recently swore in Steven L. McKinney as a Deputy Sheriff. McKinney has held a Peace Officer license since April 1976. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2013 14:04:00

Fireworks erupt during public comment Commissioners' Court

WAXAHACHIE – Fireworks erupted during public comment at the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court meeting on Monday, June 10, when Dave Vance, an announced candidate for ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2013 14:03:00

Wilmer mayor still eligible to hold office

Lindsey JuarezThe Ellis County Press WILMER – Though the mayor of Wilmer has accepted a contract job in Houston and has leased an apartment, he is ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2013 14:03:00

McClure wins Midlothian run-off election by 59.4%

Lindsey JuarezThe Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN – Jimmie Lou McClure won Saturday’s run-off election, becoming Midlothian’s new councilwoman for Place 3. McClure beat candidate Wayne Nance with ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2013 14:02:00

Suspicious vehicle being investigated

Waxahachie – The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious vehicle call that occurred Wednesday, June 5, in the area of Becky Lane and ... Full story

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

Ferris holds 1st ever Movie on the Square

Sheila HatfieldContributing WriterFERRIS - The city held its long-awaited, first ever Movie Night on the Square Friday in the downtown city pavillion on the corner ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2013 13:59:00

2013 Juneteenth Family Reunion to be held on Saturday, June 15

The Best Southwest Cities of Lancaster, Desoto, Cedar Hill and Duncanville look forward to hosting you and your family at our 2013 Juneteenth Family Reunion ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2013 13:58:00

Free, on-demand video lecture series offered

Waxahachie — Southwestern Assemblies of God University offering free academic content to the public through video on-demand special lecture series. SAGU Video Marketing Specialist Landon Perry ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2013 13:56:00

Simply Speaking: Back in the 50's

Well, the Southern Rockies are still here, along with the Ponderosa Pines and, from somewhere this side of Amarillo, things began to be bone dry. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2013 13:54:00

Constitutional Thinking: National insecurity hits home

Last Saturday I attended my local Ellis County Texas Tea Party monthly meting. It was clear that the latest “in-your-face” assault on the Constitution was ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2013 13:53:00

Countering Government Intimidation

Tom PurcellPurcell@caglecartoons.com “Admit it. You’re a dirty rotten conservative!”  “That’s false. I eat tofu for breakfast.”  “But we found your name on a donor list of a group ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2013 13:42:00

I met truth at a strip mall

The night before I went to the weird little church in the strip mall, I was out drinking on 6th street until 2 a.m. I ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2013 13:32:00

Out to Pastor: Can you hear me now, Uncle Sam?

You can imagine my feelings when I recently found out that good old Uncle Sam was checking up on my phone calls, email messages and ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2013 13:29:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents May 30 – June 6 Animal Bite in the 1200 block of North View, Waxahachie. Loose Livestock in the 100 block of Castleridge, Red Oak. Aggravated Robbery in ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2013 13:28:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests June 3-9 Jamara Betts, b/f, 23, Duncanville/ Dallas PD/Plano Teodoro Mateo, w/m, 30, Wilmer PD TCTC Dallas Sheriff Office-bond forfeiture, driving while intoxicated Kimberly Evet Gent, w/f, 45, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2013 13:28:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests June 3-10 Francisco Perez, 26, failure to appear, driving while license invalid Bryan B. Danyluk, 51, expired registration, failure to maintain financial responsibility, failure to appear, expired ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2013 13:27:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests June 4-8 Robert Mark Servoss, w/m, 31, evading  Demarcus Julien, w/m, 29, warrant arrest Ernst Reis, w/m, 36, warrant arrest, unlawful carrying of a weapon, prohibited weapon, theft ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2013 13:27:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents June 3-9 Traffic Stops 18 Citations Issued 18 Vacation House Check 132 Business/Building cks 222 Neighborhood Checks 426 Total Primary Calls for Service 34 911 hang-up 1 Animal hazard 1 Assist officer 1 Assist other ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2013 13:25:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests June 2-8 Eusebio S. Jimenez, 59, Midlothian PD charge, no driver’s license Timothy B. Tanner, 17, Midlothian PD charges- possession marijuana less than 2 oz, theft of ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2013 13:24:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests June 3-7 Scott Skinner, 33, family violence-assault causing bodily injury Aaron Gust, 33, warrant-non Ennis PD warrant- non Ennis PD charges Dominique Johnson, 25, family violence-assault causing bodily ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2013 13:24:00

Ferris: Summer meals program

FERRIS - The Ferris Independent School District announces the 10th consecutive year in sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided at the ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2013 13:23:00

In Case You Missed It: DFW considered command and control center for Mexican Drug Cartels

Submitted by the Texas Department of Public Safety  AUSTIN – An article published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Saturday underlines the dangerous trend of cartel ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2013 13:22:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Abby's Self Storage, Love Field Storage, Absolute Self Storage and AA Storage

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, June 6 & 13, 2013 Abby’s Self Storage, Love Field Storage, Absolute Self Storage and AA ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2013 13:19:00

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: 06/14/2013 13:18:00

Private Club Registration for Brickyard Five, Inc., DBA Brickyard 19th Hole Club

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, June 13 & 20, 2013  A renewal application has been made for a Private Club Registration ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2013 13:17:00

Win $1,000 Cash For Your Best Poem!

A $1,000 grand prize is being offered to the last poet standing in a free contest sponsored by the Celestial Arts Society.  There are a total ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2013 13:16:00

Joshua Keener named to Spring 2013 Dean's list at LeTourneau University

Submitted articleLONGVIEW - Joshua Keener, of Midlothian, was recognized for outstanding academic accomplishments by being named to the LeTourneau University Dean’s List for the Spring ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2013 13:15:00

Graduation 2013

Click the images to the right to view the gallery.   You can also download a higer resoltion pdf here (64.1 MB). ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 13:10:00

DEDICATION CEREMONY

Brian Anderson, right, Ferris Downtown Association president dedicates a Firefighter Memorial Bench Monday, May 27. With him are Ferris Firefighters Jason Birdwell, Eduardo Garcia and ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 13:08:00

Wilmer mayor urged to step down

WILMER -  The political leader of Wilmer has not been living in the city limits full-time for seven months.  Wilmer Mayor Hector Casarez moved to Houston ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 13:07:00

Ethics Commission takes no action on complaint

The Texas Ethics Commission responded to Wayne Nance’s electoral ethics complaint saying it had no jurisdiction over the subject. The Texas Ethics Commission suggested Nance contact ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 13:06:00

Commissioners court honors Italy athlete

WAXAHACHIE  - Ellis County Commissioners kicked off Monday, May 28 afternoon’s meeting with a salute to the accomplishments of Kortnei Johnson, an Italy High School ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 13:05:00

5th homicide suspect returned to Ellis County

Waxahachie – The fifth male suspect wanted in connection with an April 6,  homicide in Ellis County is now in custody at Wayne McCollum Detention ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 13:03:00

SPCA takes custody of 6 cruelly treated dogs from Red Oak property

RED OAK – On Tuseday, May 30, under the authority of the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, the SPCA of Texas took custody of six cruelly-treated ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 13:02:00

Suspect in aggravated robbery captured

Waxahachie – Ellis County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched at 10:10 a.m. Thursday, May 30,  to a convenience station in the 3100 block of W. Farm-to-Market ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 13:02:00

Midlothian council reschedules Diamond J Ranch public hearing

MIDLOTHIAN – A hearing over the proposed Diamond J Ranch development has been postponed until June 11. The hearing was originally scheduled for June 3. The ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 13:01:00

Home Country

It’s idolatry, pure and simple. Why else would millions of men spend billions of dollars each year on something that simply takes work and means ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 13:00:00

Letter to the Editor: One and a half years later and still no LEPC

I find it disturbing that Ellis County still does not have an active Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) one and a half years after the ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 12:59:00

Simply Speaking: 40’s, 50’s and 60’s appreciation

Drawing on an appreciation of a 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s musical style that was really enjoyed by my 50’s generation, a name came to me ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 12:58:00

Constitutional Thinking: Saying no to authoritarianism

From an early age, we have to deal with authority. Our parents used theirs on us when we were young. Generally, that is a good ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 12:58:00

America must keep a strong military

Glenn MolletteAuthor, “American Issues” The recent assassination of a British soldier walking down a street in London was a despicable act. He proudly wore his country’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 12:57:00

Robbie H. Edwards

Feb. 10, 1925 - May 30, 2013  FERRIS - Robbie H. Edwards Jr., 88 of Ferris, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013 peacefully, at his ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 12:56:00

Praying for pixie dust

The European down comforter left me feeling warm, snug, and enveloped by thousand feathers.  God had reawakened a sense of divine expectation.  Though God had been at ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 12:56:00

Out to Pastor: I was tricked and I thought I was trick proof

I was minding my own business last week, which is the only business I am concerned about, when the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage posed ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 12:38:00

DPS joins national effort to inspect commercial vehicles

Submitted by the Texas Department of Public Safety  AUSTIN – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers, inspectors and investigators will participate in intensified commercial vehicle ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 12:37:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents May 24 – 29 Meet Complainant in the 200 block of Spring Grove Road, Waxahachie.  Criminal Mischief in the 8000 block of Mavis Avenue, Red Oak. Dog Bite ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 12:36:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests May 27-June 2 James Louis Kibble, Jr., b/m, 67, assault family violence Irene, Magdeleno-Gomez, h/m, 30, no driver’s license Jalon Damon Chatmon, b/m, 19, Wilmer PD x1 Quinton J. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 12:36:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests May 27-June 3 Amy B. Howard, 46, public intoxication Barry C. Templin, 18, theft of property more than $50 less than $500 Kelly L. Dykes, 34, theft of ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 12:33:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents May 27-June 2 Traffic Stops 14 Citations 6 Vacation house check 70 Business/building checks 207 Neighborhood checks 402 Total primary calls for service 33 911 hang up 2 Animal hazard 1 Animal loose 1 Assist ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 12:33:00

Hutchins Police Reports

Arrests May 2-31 Bryant Harris, b/m, 25, possession marijuana less than 2 oz Douglas Jennings, w/m, 54, public intoxication Claudia Olvera, h/f, 31, warrant arrest Quinlan Hall, b/m, 21, possession ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 12:31:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests May 24-30 Jay P. Gabriel, m, 54, Montague County Sheriff Office warrant, Addison PD warrants, Dallas PD warrant Brandon B.  Robinson, m, 29, Glenn Heights PD warrants Paul ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 12:30:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests May 6 - June 3 Matthew Ruiz, 33, w/m, warrant out of Glenn Heights PD Mark Budde, 55, w/m, driving while intoxicated Anthony Sinches, 26, b/m, Lancaster PD ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 12:30:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests May 28-June 3 Ruby Saucedo, 19, theft more than $1500 less than $20k Dwight Coleman, 29, evading arrest detention, warrant not Ennis PD warrant, non Ennis PD ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 12:26:00

City of Hutchins: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, June 6, 2013 City of Hutchins NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Hutchins Zoning Board of Adjustment ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 12:26:00

City of Hutchins: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, June 6, 2013 City of Hutchins NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Hutchins Zoning Board of Adjustment ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 12:25:00

City of Hutchins: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, June 6, 2013 City of Hutchins NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Hutchins Planning and Zoning Commission will hold ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 12:24:00

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

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, June 6 & 13, 2013 Abby’s Self Storage, Love Field Storage, Absolute Self Storage and AA ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 12:23:00

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: 06/07/2013 12:22:00

22nd Charlie's Angel Brigade Class Graduates

The 22nd Charlie’s Angel Brigade Class graduated from CAB Basic Pistol Training Course Sunday, June 2. Pictured are: CAB Instructor Charles D. Hatfield Jr., Kimberly ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 12:05:00

BSW SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Lancaster and the Lancaster Independent School District hosted the inaugural Best Southwest Scholarship Awards ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 12:04:00

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