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Burned shed

Firefighters responded to a shed fire next to Martel Edwards home close to Landmark Baptist Church west of Ferris on FM 664. According to Pastor ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:17:00

Rep. Jim Pitts stepping down from Texas house; Represented House District 10 for past 20 years

AUSTIN – State Representative Jim Pitts (R-Waxahachie), Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, announced today he does not intend to seek re-election and plans ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:16:00

Stolen truck wrecked during police chase

Waxahachie - At about 12:05 a.m. Aug. 21, Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a report from a man who said his son’s pickup had ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:14:00

Ferris shoplifting suspects arrested

FERRIS - On Monday, Aug. 19,  at 11:50 a.m. the Ferris Police Department  received a report from EZ Mart convenience store at 100 N. Central ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:13:00

16 attend Hunter Safety Course

Mark BoundsSpecial to The Ellis County Press RED OAK – On Saturday, Aug. 17, a Hunter Safety course was presented in Red Oak to 16 students ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:12:00

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

September 2013 – Often I’m asked “what is the Best Southwest?” That’s a good question, and hopefully we can find some answers in this article, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:11:00

Scam Alert

Waxahachie – The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office has received a complaint from a Maypearl resident reporteing a phone call from an unknown male subject claiming ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:11:00

80-year-old ministry purchases Claystone Healthcare Center

ENNIS - The Evangelistic Messengers Association, an 80 year old international ministry from Tennessee, is proud to announce the move of its international headquarters to ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:10:00

Roblin charged with 2nd degree felony

Waxahachie – Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched at 11:27 p.m. July 27, to Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie in reference to an assault ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:09:00

Home Country

The evening was one of those that come back to you time after time, year after long year. It comes back and whispers of how ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:08:00

Simply Speaking: An American epidemic

Grandpa Frank Kerby had it, along with a plethora of his offspring, including my mother, who he and Grandma Vestie Kerby named Lavauda, for some ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:08:00

Constitutional Thinking: Rotten at the common core

Part 2 The elite do not want educated citizens able to think. Those people would be dangerous to their position. They want people that will give ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:07:00

Racial profiling or justifiable concern?

Recently Channel 4 showed a black mother and her son who were so concerned about his being racially profiled they recorded a rap song about ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:06:00

Church is not a place to go!

It is a person to be! Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. I Corinthians 12:27 Imagine a divine plan so out of this ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:06:00

Memory of past sin looms large

Whenever I talk to people about hearing God’s “yes,” they start to see the hope that lies in finally leaving behind their regrets and the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:05:00

Out to Pastor: Some mysteries are tough to solve

For my wife’s birthday (I am not allowed to mention which one) I surprised her with round trip tickets to her family reunion in upper ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:04:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents Aug. 19 – 22 Assault in the 200 block of East Pecan Tree Road, Forreston. M/W was arrested. Criminal Mischief in the 300 block of Morgan Road, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:03:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 19 Desiree Detrice Williams, b/f, 23, Wilmer PD x2 AJ Anderson, Jr., b/m, 62, Wilmer PD x1 OB Thompson, III, b/m, 24, Wilmer PD x6 ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:03:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 19-26 Jonathan J. Pacheco, 29, motor vehicle inspection violation, displayed expired registration, failure to appear Robert L. Carl, 30, disorderly conduct Teresa R. Waites, 24, theft of ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:02:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Aug.24 Antonio V. Aguilar, h/m, 39, driving while intoxicated/open container ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:02:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 18-24 Ronald L. Ward, 28, Waxahachie PD warrant-class c misdemeanor, Dallas County Sheriff Office warrant-probation violation, possession controlled substance less than 1 gram State jail ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:02:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 19-26 Blanca Moya, 48, disorderly conduct-language, warrant-out of town warrant Justin Alvarez, 27, public intoxication Jessica Cooper, 25, aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury Jamie Delossantos, 30, unlawful ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:01:00

Affordable Colleges Online recognize SAGU as high ROI college

Waxahachie - AffordableCollegesOnline.org (AC Online) identified Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU)as a Texas university with the greatest lifetime return on investment (ROI). Graduates from ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:01:00

Consumer Alert: Texas Attorney General cautions Texans to protect themselves against door-to-door scams

Submitted article AUSTIN – During the summer months, door-to-door salespeople may become more frequent in neighborhoods across Texas.  One particularly common door-to-door sale involves security systems.  Texans may ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/28/2013 23:59:00

All-Tournament Team

Two Local Volleyball Players were selected to the  All-Tournament Team at the Mansfield Sunrise Rotary Volleyball Tournament held on Aug. 15 - 17. Makenzee Hanna ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/28/2013 23:58:00

Bucks Pick Up Win

The Bucs running back gets past the outstretched arm of the Rebels’ defender as he takes the ball in for a touchdown. The 11U Bucs ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/28/2013 23:56:00

Hawks keep Owls grounded

RED OAK - As the 2013 Texas High School Football season is just hours away, the Red Oak Hawks wrapped up 2-a-day practices last Friday ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/28/2013 23:55:00

Ferris football kicks off 2013 season with and inter-squad scrimmage

Submitted article Head coach Aaron Emeyabbi, and his Ferris Yellowjacket began the 2013 football season last week with practices that culminated in a black and white ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/28/2013 23:53:00

PUBLIC ONLINE AUCTION FERRIS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISRICT

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 PUBLIC ONLINE AUCTION FERRIS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISRICT PUBLIC ONLINE AUCTION, FERRIS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/28/2013 23:52:00

Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) are proposing to collocate antennae

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 “Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/28/2013 23:51:00

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, Aug. 29 & Sept. 5, 2013 Abby’s Self Storage, Love Field Storage, Absolute Self Storage and ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/28/2013 23:49:00

Animal hoarder convicted of 9 animal cruelty counts

WAXAHACHIE - On Friday, Aug. 16, an Ellis County jury sentenced Michelle Lorraine Lehman, 41, of Dallas, to one year in jail and a $4,000 ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:00:00

Career drug dealer sentenced to 68 years

WAXAHACHIE - On Friday, Aug. 16, Ryan Keith Mason, 41, of Italy, was sentenced to 68 years in prison by an Ellis County jury after ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:00:00

Retired Deputy honored

Ellis County employees recently honored retired Deputy Jerry Rider with a surprise reception at the courthouse. Rider, served as a Bailiff for the 40th District ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:00:00

Erin McClelland sworn in as Reserve Deputy Sheriff

On Monday, Aug. 19, Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown recently swore in Erin McClelland as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff. McClelland has held a Peace Officer ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:00:00

Red Oak selects leading experts for race relations committee

RED OAK – Three criminology experts have been chosen to serve on the committee that will review Red Oak Police Department’s racial profiling procedures, among ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:00:00

Warning about false and misleading election advice

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued the following information after learning of  incorrect, misleading information being circulated by Jose Garza, a lawyer who ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:00:00

Home Country

You have to hand it to Windy.  When Alphonse “Windy” Wilson chooses to speak, it is a bombastic sampling of creativity.  Windy has yet to find a ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:00:00

Simply Speaking: 'Life, Liberty & Property'

Edmund Burke, 1729 – 1797, an Englishman born in Dublin, who forsook a career in law to become a man of letters, defending natural rights ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:00:00

Constitutional Thinking: Rotten at the common core

It’s that time of year again. Most parents are lining up to send their children off to the local government indoctrination center otherwise known as ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:00:00

New High School Principal

America has lost its decency, manners, politeness and soon, without quick changes, character!  Listen to the young people, F-this, F-that, and nary anyone will step up ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:00:00

Will I Find Faith...

“Then He, (Jesus), spoke a parable to them, that man always ought to pray and not lose heart, saying: There was in a certain city ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:00:00

Out to Pastor: Financial tip of the week: Pay attention

Enjoying a casual evening at home, I reclined in my favorite easy chair reading, while the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage was chatting on the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:00:00

Texas Law Enforcement Officers arrest one of the state’s Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives; Attorney General’s Office coordinates with Duncanville Police Department to locate and arrest suspect in Dallas County

Submitted by the Texas Department of Public Safety DALLAS – Law enforcement officers with the Texas Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the Duncanville Police Department ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:00:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents  Aug. 12 – 18 Burglary in the 1100 block of South Interstate 45, Palmer.  Meet Complainant in the 900 Meghann Lane, Waxahachie. \ Meet Complainant in the 100 ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:04:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 12-17 Edgar Salas, h/m, 31, evading arrest Raul Rivera-Perez, h/m, 46, Duncanville PD Gibril Sowe, b/m, 21, Wilmer PD x1 Brecketta E. Morgan, b/f, 26, Wilmer PD x1 Jose ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:04:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 12-19 Jesus Monge-Arevalo, 41, no motor vehicle liability insurance, failure to appear Jesus R. Chavez, 34, harassment Demarcus E. Julian, 23, criminal mischief more than $50 less ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:03:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 13-18 Estaban Pagan-Garcia, h/m, 39, assault family violence Jose L. Perez, h/m, 18, racing on the highway Gustavo M. Lugo, h/m, 32, racing on highway, child endangerment Chinedum ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:03:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Aug. 12-18 Traffic Stops: 9 Citations Issued: 4 Vacation house check: 40 Business/Building checks: 102 Neighborhood checks: 371 Total primary calls for service: 24 Assist other agency 4 Burglar alarm residence days 2 Burglar ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:02:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 11-17 Blake A. Albert, 20, Midlothian PD warrants-expired registration, Warrant arrest, warrant arrest Glynis V. Alexander, 47, Midlothian PD warrants, driving while license invalid William R. Henry, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:02:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 9-15 Ariel Granado, Jr., m, 29, Glenn Heights PD warrants Brandon J. Laury, m, 26, Glenn Heights PD warrant Ventura Faz, Jr., m, 26, driving while intoxicated, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:01:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 13-19 Armando Gutierrez, 38, public intoxication Cristy Herring, 35, Ennis PD-traffic arrest-driving while intoxicated OB Thompson, 24, seven warrants-not Ennis PD warrants-non Ennis PD charges Rachel Carley, 27, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:00:00

PUBLIC AUCTION: Frank Prasifka and Son's

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 LEGAL NOTICE Frank Prasifka and Son’s will sell at Public Auction, vehicles that have ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:00:00

CAUSE NO. 87750D: THE STATE OF TEXAS: IN THE INTEREST OF DAYLEE M. WILLIS AND LANDON R. WILLIS, MINOR CHILDREN

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, August 22, 2013   CITATION BY PUBLICATION   CAUSE NO. 87750D THE STATE OF TEXAS: IN THE INTEREST OF DAYLEE ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:00:00

Southwest Children's Chorus to hold auditions

DeSoto – The Southwest Children’s Chorus, one of the top children’s choruses in theTexas, welcomes new singers for the 15th anniversary, 2013-2014 season!   Their motto ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:00:00

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