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10th Annual Quilt Show top pick

MIDLOTHIAN – The Creative Quilter’s Guild of Ellis County hosted its 10th Annual Quilt Show, “A World of Color,” at the Midlothian Conference Center on ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2013 02:34:00

$464,870 and truck tractor seized

WAXAHACHIE – On July 19, the State of Texas through the Ellis County and District Attorney’s Office filed seizure petitions against $464,870 in U.S. Currency ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2013 02:33:00

ELLIS COUNTY: Burn Ban rescinded

WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County commissioners voted unanimously to rescind the burn ban they recently enacted on Monday, July 22 scheduled meeting. “I just found out the ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2013 02:32:00

National merit scholars choose SAGU

Waxahachie — National Merit Finalist Lucy Soerens and National Commended Merit Scholar/ National Achievement Scholar Angela Antoine will attend Southwestern Assemblies of God University in ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2013 02:28:00

Is Detroit the Future of America?

Detroit, MI – Detroit now has the infamous title of being the largest city in America to declare bankruptcy.  Detroit is $19 billion in debt, has ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2013 02:28:00

Home Country

Bert was mumbling to himself as he adjusted cracker packets around his morning coffee at the Mule Barn.  “Something wrong, Bert?” “Not if you have some Old ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2013 02:26:00

'Happy, Healthy Kids Day'

ENNIS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service presented “Happy, Healthy Kids Day” at the Boys & Girls Club, Ennis, on Monday, July 22. Extension Master ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2013 02:25:00

Simply Speaking: What are we to do?

In last week’s column, the question was asked, something along the lines of, “What are a freedom-loving people to do who had liberty handed to ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2013 02:24:00

Obama, Zimmerman and Race in America

Doug Patton (Twitter: @Doug_Patton) While the media has remained obsessed with the trial of George Zimmerman, they systematically ignored the stories of three other men simultaneously ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2013 02:24:00

Constitutional Thinking: Stupid to tyranny

“The two aims of the Party are to conquer the whole world and to extinguish once and for all the possibility of independent thought.” George ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2013 02:22:00

Lottie Snider

Nov. 4, 1930 - July 11, 2013 FERRIS - Lottie Snider, 82, of Ferris, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013.  She was born in Grand Rapids, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2013 02:22:00

Out to Pastor: The age long query: Who in the world am I?

Last week I was tootling along without a care in the world.  Actually, I did have several cares but I was ignoring them as much as ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2013 02:19:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents July 15 Trash Dumping in the 700 block of Windham Road, Waxahachie.  Tampering with Vehicle Identification Number in the 2700 block of South Kaufman Street, Ennis.  Meet Complainant ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2013 02:18:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests July 17-21 Lachanda Rochelle Boisseau, b/f, 28, Wilmer PD x3 Richard Contreras, w/m, 28, Wilmer PD x2 Amber Taylor, b/f, 19, Wilmer PD x1 Edward L. Young, w/m, 58, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2013 02:18:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests July 15-22 Mary D Minx, 51, driving while intoxicated 3rd or more driving while intoxicated 3rd or more, driving while intoxicated 3rd or more Wesley L. Biggs, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2013 02:17:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests July 20-22 Valenzuela Trinidad Rodriguez, h/m, 34, no driver’s license Adrian King Moseley, w/m, 32, public intoxication Barry Gordon Anderson, w/m, 46, warrant arrest ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2013 02:17:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests July 14-20 Crystal L. Barton, 30, driving while intoxicated Rebecca J. Geesling, 31, driving while intoxicated Robert S. Caruso, 32, Midlothian PD warrant, public intoxication Corey B. Cooper, 38, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2013 02:17:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests July 12-17 Krystal D. Charles, f, 30, Glenn Heights PD warrants Craig A. Dollins, m, 50, aggravated assault with deadly weapon Jacques D. Turner, m, 22, Glenn Heights ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2013 02:16:00

Impact Waxahachie to attend National Substance Abuse Prevention Conference

WAXAHACHIE – Health advocates from Waxahachie, Texas are headed to Austin, Texas to join more than 1,300 substance abuse prevention specialists and advocates from throughout ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2013 02:16:00

Master Gardener Column: July Herb of the Month: Lavender

Arlene HamiltonMaster Gardener Recently, I harvested my first successful crop of lavender flowers. The large, fragrant bundle hangs in the guest bedroom allowing visitors a soothing ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2013 02:10:00

PUBLIC AUCTION: Frank Prasifka and Son's

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, July 25, 2013 LEGAL NOTICE Frank Prasifka and Son’s will sell at Public Auction, vehicles that have ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2013 02:08:00

Beware of tax scams, bogus claims

Recently, the IRS learned of a scam involving bogus claims for veterans’ disability benefits.   Last year, promoters falsely claimed that they could obtain a tax ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/27/2013 02:06:00

Red Oak faces lawsuit amidst racial profiling allegations

RED OAK - The city of Red Oak will soon be faced with a lawsuit because of alleged racial profiling and misconduct in the police ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:39:00

Attack of the Invasives

JIM WEST Guest Reporter What you see in the above photo is what was, just last year, a field of almost solid bluebonnets.  As you can see, there ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:38:00

Comptroller distributes $578 million in sales tax

Best Southwest (Dallas County) County Total for All Cities  $41,872,997.75 Up 6.55%   Ellis County  County Total for All Cities $1,978,048.00 Up 6.57%   AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:36:00

County due nearly $8,000 annual credit card rebate

WAXAHACHIE – County Auditor Mike Navarro told commissioners the July 16 special meeting of the court was needed in order to ensure the county would ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:35:00

Texas Legislature authorizes TSTC Extension Center at Red Oak

Austin - TSTC officials announced the creation of TSTC North Texas, an extension center of TSTC Marshall at Red Oak operating in partnership with Red ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:32:00

Home Country

The three of them stood looking at The Fertilizer King’s new entry into the world of corporate success. Dewey Decker, founder, shoveler, president and chairman ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:29:00

Letter to the Editor: Reply to Bill Carson; Fair Tax Scam

Mr. Carson makes absolutely false and misleading claims to sell us the snake-oil, “Fair Tax” (“FT”) – he claims that it “repeals the 16th Amendment” ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:28:00

Simply Speaking: 71 days of summer

So what are a people with a freedom loving heritage to do, whose ancestors shed their blood in behalf of securing for themselves and future ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:28:00

School to stupid

I heard radio talk show host Roger Fredinburg say that his dad has a book out, “How Much Schooling Do You Need to Be Completely ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:28:00

Maurine Scott's Opinion

Recently I was sent a piece written by Maureen Scott which she titled “The Architect of Destruction.” After reading it I was convinced she had ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:26:00

The glorious gospel of Jesus Christ

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes. Romans 1:16 The ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:25:00

Why do we not yet understand

Our obedience to God is reflected by our actions toward God and toward one another, by our love for God and by obeying the words ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:25:00

Out to Pastor: Apple fritter: The fruit of my choice

Our country, so it seems, runs on choice. The more choices we have the better we like it. Most people in America pride themselves on the ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:24:00

Serving Country: Alexandra K. Harris

WAXAHACHIE - Army National Guard Pvt. Alexandra K. Harris has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:24:00

Serving Country: Brandon L. Stephens

VENUS - Army Pvt. Brandon L. Stephens has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:24:00

Serving Country: Jonathan Gomez Rodriguez

WAXAHACHIE - Army National Guard Pvt. Jonathan Gomez Rodriguez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:23:00

Serving Country: Judith M. Smith

MIDLOTHIAN - Army Reserve Pvt. Judith M. Smith has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:22:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents July 2 – 14 Meet Complainant on Highway 34 at Novy Road, Ennis.  Burglary of a Habitation in the 100 block of Main Street, Alma.   Recovered Stolen ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:22:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests July 8-14 William Daniel Noe, w/m, 47, aggravated assault with deadly weapon Edward Chavez, h/m, 19, Wilmer PD x2 capias Louise E. Daniels, Jr., w/m, 31, Wilmer PD ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:22:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests July 8-15 Elvin Tilley, 25, Motor vehicle inspection violation, failure to appear Eric Palmer, 29, no motor vehicle liability insurance, no driver’s license, displayed expired registration, failure ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:21:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests July 9-14 Jose Pantoja-Chavaez, h/m, 20, warrant arrest Juan Lainez-Carias, h/m, 28, no driver’s license Sabrina Rene Arnwine, b/f, 37, no driver’s license Guadalupe Jimena Gomez, h/f, 17, driving ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:21:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents July 8-14 Traffic Stops 11 Citations Issued 6 Vacation House Check 54 Business/Building Cks 108 Neighborhood Checks 242 Primary Calls For service 45 Animal bite/call 1 Animal hazard 1 Animal loose 1 Animal welfare 1 Assist ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:20:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests July 7-13 Jessica A. Ramirez, 32, Midlothian PD warrant arrests-no driver’s license, failure to maintain financial responsibility, expired registration  Pedro A. Alvarado, 37, driving w/driver’s license invalid/previous ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:20:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests July 5-11 Elizabeth R. Penson, f, 39, driving while intoxicated, evading Keith R. Littlejohn, Jr., m, 25, Arlington PD warrant Erica Winston, f, 41, Balch Springs PD warrants Terence ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:20:00

Most Wanted fugitive captured in El Campo

Submitted by the Texas Department of Public Safety AUSTIN – Robert Allen Kotlar, 54, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, is now in custody after being ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:19:00

$1,000 scholarship awarded to McKenzie Bentley of FHS

McKenzie Bentley, from Ferris High School, is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from Bristol’s Caring Hands. Bentley is shown here with her grandmother Margaret ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:18:00

City of Wilmer: PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION and CITY COUNCIL

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, July 18, 2013   PUBLIC NOTICE    PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION and CITY COUNCIL City of Wilmer, Texas Z2013-02   In accordance with ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:17:00

City of Wilmer: PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION and CITY COUNCIL

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, July 18, 2013 PUBLIC NOTICE    PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION and CITY COUNCIL City of Wilmer, Texas Z2013-01   In accordance with ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:16:00

Ferris Independent School District: INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, July 11 & 18, 2013   NOTICE TO VENDORS: INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS   Notice is hereby given that the Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:13:00

6th of July Celebration

As part of the first Ferris 6th of July event, hosted by the Ferris Downtown Association, local Boy Scout Troop 206 provided a dunking booth ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 18:00:00

County burn ban in effect

WAXAHACHIE – “When you met last time, the KBDI was at 424 on the 24th of June,” said Fire Marshal Joe Stewart, adding that 500 ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:59:00

58-year old man found dead from self-inflicted gunshot; Attempted homicide ends in suicide

FERRIS – On July 1 at 9:13 a.m. Ferris Police Department received a 911 call.  The caller said her father was shooting at her in the ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:58:00

NEW DEPUTIES SWORN IN

Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown recently swore in Ryan Austin and Brian McIntosh as Deputy Sheriffs. Austin previously worked as a Detention Officer with ECSO, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:56:00

Sheriff Johnny Brown swears in new Deputy

Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown recently swore in Matt Overcash as a Deputy Sheriff. Overcash has held a Peace Officer license for 10-1/2 years; his ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:54:00

Local Emergency Planning Committee addresses emergency planning districts

WAXAHACHIE – A federal law under the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 establishes the existence of and purposes for a Local Emergency Planning ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:50:00

Ferris Boy Scout Troop 206 celebrates their 11th anniversary

Ferris Boy Scout Troop 206 celebrated their 11th anniversary of putting flags in front of local homes on the 4th of July. Flags were donated ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:48:00

Home Country

“That Harley Jacobsen,” said Doc, grinning and shaking his head. He waved his empty cup toward Loretta, who brought the pot over. “What’d Harley do now, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:47:00

Letter to the Editor: Sad, Bad, and Really Mad…

There are three main crisises facing the White House that have my attention. They are: the four dead Americans in Benghazi, Libya, the snooping on ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:47:00

Simply Speaking: 71 days of summer

Counting up, we’ve only about 71 summer days remaining, then come the 90 days of autumn, followed by approximately the same number of winter days, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:46:00

Constitutional Thinking: America: On the road to destruction

It appears our Congressional leaders are rushing America toward Hospice Care instead of recovery. The passage of the Immigration Bill in the Senate sets up ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:45:00

Lest we forget

John Wayne died June 11, 1979. During his years on screen he created a persona unparalleled in modern movie history, and for much of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:45:00

It's your chess move now God

My little brother David isn’t so little anymore! It shouldn’t surprise me he grew up to be a lawyer. He could always outthink me.  When we ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:43:00

Out to Pastor: Trying to keep my sanity in a politically correct world

All through my life, I have been awkward when talking to someone of the opposite gender. I had thought by the time I got to ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:42:00

Tax breaks for job hunters

Submitted by the Internal Revenue Service DALLAS – Summertime is the season that often leads to major life decisions, such as buying a home, moving or ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:42:00

Overall major crime rate in Texas drops in 2012; At the same time, actual number of violent crimes increased

Submitted by the Texas Department of Public Safety AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced that the overall major crime rate in ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:40:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents June 27 – July 1 Assault Family Violence with Bodily Injury in the 1800 block of Sunbeam Court, Midlothian. Theft in the 100 block of Shelby Circle, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:40:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests June 28-July 7 Efren Villa, w/m, 38, Wilmer PD x2 Lindsey Mikel, b/f, 29, Wilmer PD x1 Isaiah Jones IV, b/m, 21, Wilmer PD x1 capias Tony L. Hall, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:39:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests July 1-8 Victor Fairley, 56, public intoxication Devin L. Story, 22, public intoxication Charles J. Williams, 34, speeding, failure to appear, no motor vehicle liability insurance, failure to ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:39:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests July 1-6 Zachary Scot Caruthers, w/m, 28, theft of property more than $50 less than $500 Thomas Sanchez -Hueto, h/m, 35, driving while intoxicated Alexandro Gonzales, h/m, 27, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:39:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents July 1-7 Traffic stops 13 Citations 11 Vacation House Check 128 Business/Building Checks 144 Neighborhood 389 Total primary calls for service 47 911 hang-up 2 Accident hit and run 1 Animal bite/call 2 Animal loose ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:38:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests June 30-July 6 Christine Osborne, 45, Abandoned endanger child  criminal negligence, Grand Prairie PD warrant-speeding, Grapevine PD warrant-speeding Frederick M. Westbrook, 19, unauthorized use of a vehicle Anthony ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:38:00

Hutchins Police Reports

Arrests June 2-28 Quinton Manuel, b/m, 26, warrant arrest Juan Ortega, h/m, 28, driving without license w/previous conviction suspended w/o/ fin Roberto Laborico, h/m, 30, warrant arrest Anthony Joseph, b/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:37:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests June 28-July 4 Falonta  Ridley, m, 19, aggravated sexual assault child Ashley L. Davis, f, 24, Glenn Heights PD warrants/ Irving PD warrants Dennis Walker, m, 52, driving ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:37:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests June 25 – July 6 Quinton Walker, 29, b/m, Dallas PD and Glenn Heights PD warrants Gregory Lynch, 36, b/m, Dallas PD and Mesquite warrants Julie Lozoya, 22, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:36:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests July 8 Manuel Pizano, 21, disorderly conduct Scott Cryer, 34, city ordinance violation Tommy Caldwell, 37, non-EPD warrant, fail to ID fugitive intent to give false info ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:35:00

NOTICE TO CREDITORS: IN THE ESTATE OF John Robert Bellamy, DECEASED

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, July 11, 2013 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:34:00

Ferris Independent School District: REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, July 4 & 11, 2013 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Ferris Independent School District is accepting competitive proposals ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:02:00

NOTICE TO VENDORS: INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, July 11 & 18, 2013 NOTICE TO VENDORS: INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS Notice is hereby given that the ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:00:00

24th Charlie's Angel Brigade Class graduates

The 24th Charlie’s Angel Brigade Class graduated from CAB Basic Pistol Training Course Sunday, July 7. Pictured are: Maria Ferstle, CAB Instructor Charles D. Hatfield ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 16:56:00

23rd Charlie's Angel Brigade Class and 1st Dead Aim Defender Class graduates

The 23rd Charlie’s Angel Brigade Class and 1st Dead Aim Defender Class graduated from Basic Pistol Training Course Thursday, July 4. Dead Aim Defeneders are ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 16:52:00

Flasher gets maximum jail time

WAXAHACHIE – On Thursday, June 27,  Ollie Ray Hines, 26, of Red Oak, was sentenced to a maximum sentence of 180 days in county jail ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:45:00

Midlothian Ash Grove plant to retire two kilns, upgrade a third

MIDLOTHIAN – The Ash Grove Cement Company plant in Midlothian will retire two kilns and modify a third as part of a settlement with the ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:44:00

Red Oak man back to work after gun shot wound

RED OAK – Cory O’ Connor, the Red Oak man shot May 27 in Irving, is out of the hospital and back to work. However, the ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:44:00

RECEIVING COMMENDATIONS

Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Joe Fitzgerald and Crime Scene Technician Katie Gildner were recently issued commendations by Sheriff Johnny Brown for their outstanding work ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:42:00

SAGU literacy program celebrates 10th anniversary

Waxahachie — The Southwestern Assemblies of God University/Shackelford Literacy Lab will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year.  Senior-level elementary education majors from Southwestern Assemblies of God ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:42:00

Investigator/crime scene technician commended

Submitted by the Ellis County Sheriff’s Dept. Waxahachie – Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Joe Fitzgerald and Crime Scene Technician Katie Gildner were recently issued commendations ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:41:00

H.E.R.O.'s for April & May 2013 revealed

FERRIS – Ferris ISD Chief of Police Cory Morrison is shown with the Ferris April and May 2013 school H.E.R.O.s H.E.R.O. stands for Helping Encourage Respect ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:37:00

Home Country

The annual Fourth of July picnic was a celebration of time and freedom. We’d all watched the parade, earlier, because that’s what you do on ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:36:00

Jon’s Vu: Outlaw bombs?

Well, they are out lawing the things we need and in-lawing things we don’t need or want. Obama care!! Well I keep saying America will ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:35:00

Making Sense: The Race Card

Will the left ever stop playing the race card? Not in my lifetime, it won’t.  The Obama left in this country acts like we’re still living in ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:35:00

Our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor

When you think of the Fourth of July, what thoughts run through your mind? Is this just another holiday where you don’t have to go ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:34:00

Out to Pastor: Whatever happened to old-fashioned spankings?

Originally written July 7, 2012 Sometimes watching the news on television gets rather disparaging. Now that we have 24/7 news, not only can we see the ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:33:00

A Little History on the Fourth of July

The Birth of American Independence When the initial battles in the Revolutionary War broke out in April 1775, few colonists desired complete independence from Great Britain, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:31:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents June 24 – 26 Driving While License Suspended in the 1300 block of Neck Road, Ferris.  M/W was arrested.  Suspicious Person in the 2500 block of Springer ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:28:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests June 23-27 Elem Wynne II, b/m, 25, Walker County Sheriff Office-failure to appear, possession of marijuana Reginald Judd, b/m, 23, Wilmer DP x1 Steve Kent Drummond, w/m, 57, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:28:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests June 24-July 1 David K. Moore, 49, driving while license invalid, failure to appear J.T Manes, 31, forgery financial instrument-parole violation Tiffany L. Maye, 26, no motor vehicle ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:28:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests June 24-29 Paul Wayne Allen, w/m, 30, possession of controlled substance PG1 less than 1 gram Melanie Marie Molnes, w/m, 32, possession of controlled substance PG1 less ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:27:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents June 24-30 Traffic Stops 15 Citations Issued 6 Vacation House Check 120 Business/Building Checks 167 Neighborhood Checks 432 Total Primary Calls for service 25 Animal loose 1 Assist other agency 2 Burglar alarm business ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:27:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests June 23-28 Carrie L. Gerow, 43, driving while intoxicated bac more than 0.15 Zachary Apse, 37, Midlothian warrant driving while license invalid James L. Lodowshi, 40, driving while ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:27:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests June 21-27 Domonic D. Lemar, m, 17, duty of striking highway land fixture more than $200 Jessica C. Hafford-Gray, f, 27, Cedar Hill PD warrants Derek P. Dodson, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:26:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests June 27-July 1 Dennis Cox, 40, warrant not Ennis PD warrant-non Ennis PD charges Christopher Horton, 28, aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury Shannon Romero, 22, Ennis PD-traffic ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:25:00

DFW handicapped girl helps TxDOT launch 'Faces of Drunk Driving' Campaign

Submitted by TxDOT                                              ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:25:00

Reward for featured fugitive increased to $17,500

Submitted by the Texas Department of Public Safety  AUSTIN – The reward for Ernesto Alonso Garcia, 30, a Texas Most Wanted Fugitive, has increased to up ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:23:00

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA): NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, July 4, 2013 NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS  July 3, 2013  TDHCA  221 East 11th Street  Austin, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:21:00

Ferris Independent School District: REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, July 4 & 11, 2013  REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Ferris Independent School District is accepting competitive proposals ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:16:00

Sheriff Johnny Brown swears in new Deputy

On  June 25,  Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown swore in Matt Overcash as a Deputy Sheriff. Overcash has held a Peace Officer license for 10-1/2 ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:12:00

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