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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

2 die in fiery plane crash

ELLIS COUNTY — The Texas Department of Public Safety reported a plane crashed in rural Ellis County on Sunday morning, killing two people. According to the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

Rep. Pitts to speak at TGIF breakfast

The Best Southwest Partnership welcomes Texas Representative Jim Pitts as the speaker for BSW’s third of four 2013 TGIF Legislative Breakfast Series to be held ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

Sheriff opposed to jail privatization

WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County Commissioners’ Court held a special meeting on the afternoon of Thursday, Aug. 8, little more than one business day prior to ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

Hutchins approves plans for 83-acre warehouse complex

HUTCHINS – An 83-acre industrial development off Interstate 45 was given the go ahead by city of Hutchins to build a 1.6 million-square-foot warehouse.  The Hillwood ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

SPCA given custody of 27 Ferris animals

WAXAHACHIE — Before a custody hearing today at  Ellis County Justice of the Peace, pct. 2 Courthouse in Waxahachie, an agreement was reached between the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

Report does not prove ROPD isn't racial profiling

RED OAK – The Red Oak Police Department Annual Contact Report does not prove the department isn’t racial profiling, according to the department’s consultant. The latest ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

Home Country

“Sanctimonious siphons, it’s hot!” said Dud, sitting at the philosophy counter and turning over his coffee cup for action with a single smooth move. Dud ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

Letter to the Editor

Dear Judge Bush and Commissioners, Grassroots Leadership and the Texas Civil Rights Project strongly urge you not to privatize operations of the Ellis County Jail. Grassroots ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

Simply Speaking: Where to start?

Where to start, where to start, where to start? When society as a whole has sunk to levels not known of since reports in the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

Constitutional Thinking: Tea Party conserfatives

No, I didn’t misspell conservative. I had to invent a more appropriate term to describe the current state of most tea party conservatives in the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

GUEST COLUMN: Endangering State Sovereignty

Josiah NeeleyPolicy Analyst The fate of Texas’ water supply may soon be decided in New Orleans. On Aug. 8, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

The key to contentment

It was during a Wednesday night student Bible study when God used the Second Corinthian account of Paul to convict my downhearted, yet sinful, spirit. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

The beast

In the book of Revelations 13:18, it is noted the number of the “Beast” is a number of a man and is signified by the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

Out to Pastor: Amish ain’t always amish

Recently, it was my privilege to go to a convention in Ohio in the middle of a large Amish/Mennonite community. I looked forward to this ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

Multiple law enforcement agencies to conduct Homeland Security exercise in Austin

Submitted by the Texas Department of Public Safety AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced the launch of a multi-agency homeland security ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents Aug. 1 – 11 Criminal Mischief in the 3100 block of Clover Lane, Waxahachie.  Theft in the 3000 block of Shady Creek Circle, Red Oak. Burglary Investigation in ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 5-11 Jerry Don Spurgeon, w/m, 35, Wilmer PD x2, Lancaster x1 Jose Isabel Mendoza, w/m, 36, driving while intoxicated Manuel Antonio Mendoza, w/m, 39, public intoxication  Jordan Mae-Alise ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 5-12 Robert J. Bailey, 18, motor vehicle inspection violation, speeding, failure to appear Natalie L. Babeen, 30, failed to signal lane change Angela C. Yokum, 33, escape ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents July 22-Aug. 11 Traffic stops: 66 Citations: 32 Vacation House Checks: 217 Business/Building Checks: 432 Neighborhood Checks: 1,047 Total Primary Calls for Service: 80 Abandoned vehicle 1 Accident major 2 Accident minor 1 Animal bite/call ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 4-10 Theresea D. Burt, 44, Mesquite PD warrant-non operator’s license, Midlothian PD warrant-no driver’s license, Midlothian PD warrant-expired motor vehicle registration Jerry L. Redford, 31, Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 2-8 Javier C. Sandoval II, m, 30, Cockrell Hill PD warrants/Kaufman County Sheriff Office warrant/Grand Prairie PD warrant Trevonta W. Gray, m, 19, Glenn Heights PD ... Full story

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

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests July 10 – Aug. 10 Donald Wooley, 44, w/m, Ellis County Sheriff Office warrant Antonio Ramirez-Mendez, 38, w/m, investigation of driving while intoxicated Nicholas Bishop, 22, w/m, Ferris ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 5-12 Moises Corona, 46, public intoxication Mario Agreda, 25, possession of marijuana less than 2 oz (drug free zone) Jose Gonjalez, 31, warrant not Ennis PD warrant, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

City of Wilmer: BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013   PUBLIC NOTICE    BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT City of Wilmer, Texas V2013-01   In accordance with Chapter 211 of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

Indigent healthcare to end Sept. 30; Commissioners set public hearing Aug. 26

WAXAHACHIE – In preparation for compliance with an annual state requirement for the county indigent healthcare program to “specify the procedure it will use during ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

ECSO Explorers Post 106 honored at state competition

Waxahachie – Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 106 brought home multiple trophies, plaques and medals, including third place overall team honors, from the recent ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 20:02:00

Career drug dealer gets 80 & 20 years

WAXAHACHIE – On July 31, an Ellis County jury sentenced Milton Jarrod Brown, 44, of Waxahachie, to 80 years in prison and 20 years in ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:57:00

Rep. Davis to speak at TGIF breakfast

DALLAS – The Best Southwest Partnership welcomes Texas Representative Yvonne Davis as the speaker for BSW’s second of four 2013 TGIF Legislative Breakfast Series on ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:56:00

Ferris Yellowjacket Trail funded by state program

AUSTIN – The Texas Transportation Commission and the Texas Department of Transportation announced the selection of the Yellowjacket Multi-Use Trail for Transportation Enhancement Program funding. Purpose ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:51:00

Con-way Truckload doubles down on safety; Invests in Advanced In-Cab Technologies to Complement Driver Best Practices

LANCASTER – Con-way Truckload, operating locally with a terminal in Lancaster,  launched new in-cab safety technologies to help make highways safer.  Con-way Truckload, a full truckload ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:50:00

Home Country

“Bert looks good this morning, Doc,” Dud said, quietly. Three stools down the counter, Bert smiled and said, “Yes, I certainly do!” We turned toward our ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:47:00

Letter to the Editor: Abortion is not a right

The medical profession puts in evidence the gaps of the new abortion law and demands for a specific informed consent protocol that offers guarantees of ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:47:00

Simply Speaking: The wrong direction

Well, in last week’s column, I bragged on him for apparently doing the right thing, but we could not trust Texas US Senator John Cornyn ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:46:00

Constitutional Thinking: Signs of tyranny

The signs are everywhere, yet most Americans still refuse to realize how serious the situation has become. They have been listening to people with their ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:46:00

New York's resident rat

It’s truly a shame there are very real enemies of freedom out there. And it’s a shame they have the wherewithal to make their voices ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:45:00

Breaking the generational curse

Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver and gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:44:00

Out to Pastor: Rumors of being stranded in the Philippines are highly exaggerated

It was my birthday and I decided to celebrate it as low-key as possible. I am at that stage in life where I really do ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:43:00

Serving Country: Justin R. Milbern

MIDLOTHIAN - Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Justin R. Milbern has graduated from the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Power School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:42:00

Reduce your taxes with miscellaneous deductions

DALLAS - If you itemize deductions on your tax return, you may be able to deduct certain miscellaneous expenses. You may benefit from this because ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:42:00

Texas, Where the Jobs Are; June Jobs Report Highlights the Success of the Texas Model

By Savannah Collins The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its June jobs report — and the new data held plenty of good news for Texans.  For ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:41:00

SAGU coordinates mentoring program for high-risk teens

Waxahachie — Southwestern Assemblies of God University alumna and Assemblies of God U.S. missionary Stacie Dowler Silvas serves as chair of the mentoring subcommittee for ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:40:00

Help students keep organized lockers this school year

Courtesy of StatePoint Parents can do everything in their power to provide children with the proper tools and supplies to stay organized this school year.   But ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:39:00

Tips for talking with your kids about bullying

Courtesy of StatePoint Think bullying is just harmless teasing? An estimated 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:37:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents July 29 – 31 Fraudulent Use of Identifying Information in the 100 block of Ralston Lake Road, Midlothian.  Burglary to a Motor Vehicle in the 1900 block ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:37:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests July 29-Aug. 5 Javier Cardenas, 28, possession of drug paraphernalia Name Withheld (Juvenile), 17, no driver’s license Artalian B. Evans, 30, no motor vehicle liability insurance, failure to ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:36:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests July 30-Aug. 5 Guy Philbrick, w/m, 22, duty upon striking highway fixture Darron Lewis, b/m, 47, driving while intoxicated Jonathan Goppert, w/m, 29, warrant ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:36:00

Hutchins Police Reports

Arrests July 1-31 Rudy Navarrete, w/f, 22, possession of controlled substance PG 1 more than 1 gram less than 4 grams Miguel Garcia, h/m, 40, warrant arrest Vlayna Richardson, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:36:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests July 26-Aug. 1 Troy W. Pruitt, m, 19, Glenn Heights PD warrants Felicia Allen, f, 51, Glenn Heights PD warrants Cedric Crayton, m, 31, Glenn Heights PD warrants/Mesquite ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:35:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 2-5 Mark Hamm, 30, assault family violence impede breath circulation Dominikka Gearring, 19, driving while license invalid Lamar Dickerson, 29, man del controlled substance PG 1 less ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:33:00

Featured fugitive reward increased to $13,000l; Civil commitment sex offender fled from a Houston facility

Submitted by the Texas Department of Public Safety AUSTIN – The reward for John Michael Enard, 59, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:32:00

Ferris ISD: Public Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technology Education Programs

Published in the Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Aug. 1 & 8, 2013 Public Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technology Education Programs Ferris ISD ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:29:00

Red Cross seeks additional blood donors Aug. 16-31

DALLAS — While many volunteers generously responded to the emergency call for blood donations from the American Red Cross in July, donors of all blood ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:28:00

26th Charlie's Angel Brigade Class Graduates

The 26th Charlie’s Angel Brigade Class graduated from CAB Basic Pistol Training Course Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. Pictured are: Rose Banks,  CAB Instructor Charles D. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:26:00

3rd Dead-Aim Defender Class Graduates

The 3rd Dead-Aim Defender Class graduated from Basic Pistol Training Course Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. Pictured are: William Banksand DAD Instructor Charles D. Hatfield Jr.,  ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:21:00

Memory quilt brings tears

RED OAK – As her mother’s 86th birthday approached, nearly a year after losing her father, Tammie Dooley of Red Oak set out to find ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:43:00

RO Officials look into profiling allegations

RED OAK – Red Oak officials plan to form a committee to address racial profiling allegations in the police department. City manager Todd Fuller has asked ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:42:00

County leasing old buildings from buyer

WAXAHACHIE – In their third special-called meeting of the month, with Commissioners Dennis Robinson, pct. 1 and Bill Dodson, pct. 2 absent, the Ellis County ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:41:00

Deputy to participate in 'Over the Edge' fundraiser

Waxahachie – Ellis County Sheriff’s Deputy Ken Hatcher accepted a challenge to raise funds to support Special Olympics Texas, providing year-round sports training and competitions ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:40:00

Heat related illnesses swamp local facilities

Even with the scorching heat subsiding across our area and the nation, patients continue to fill up local urgent and primary care facilities with heat ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:40:00

Pastor celebrating 30th anniversary

PALMER – The Fundamental Baptist Church of Palmer and  Pastor Gary Miller will celebrate 30 years together on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 in both the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:37:00

SAGU '2013 Great Colleges to Work For' by staff

WAXAHACHIE – Southwestern Assemblies of God University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:37:00

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

July 2013 – One of my favorite writers, Blackie Sherrod, started off many of his columns with the phrase “Scatter shooting, wondering whatever happened to ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:35:00

Home Country

We heard about the lemonade stand later, of course, as it was several blocks from where the rest of us lived, but it was only ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:34:00

Simply Speaking: Obamacare

ObamaCare: you can almost bet your boots this newest socialistic addition is basically designed to get us hooked, then scare the bejeebers out of enough ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:34:00

Zimmerman verdict: Marxists’ predictable response

Erik Rush  Columnist, author Blowback from the recent verdict acquitting George Zimmerman of second-degree murder in the Feb. 26, 2012, death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin defies all ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:33:00

On Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman

A Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of murder in the second degree for killing Trayvon Martin. That should be the end of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:32:00

The men behind the rapture theory

The following are doctrines created by men reflecting the background of those establishing these doctrines. We must ask this question, how many people have researched ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:31:00

Out to Pastor: Whatever happened to those lazy days of summer?

According to my calculations, summer is half over. I am not quite sure how this came about but the calendar has never lied to me ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:31:00

Serving Country: Isaiah D. Rodriguez

GLENN HEIGHTS - Army National Guard Pfc. Isaiah D. Rodriguez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:30:00

Serving Country: Zachary T. Lemye

GLENN HEIGHTS - Army Reserve Pvt. Zachary T. Lemye has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:27:00

Rewards offered for Most Wanted Fugitive, Sex Offenders

Submitted by the Texas Department of Public Safety AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Carlos Eduardo Rios, 22, and John Arthur ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:20:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents July 19 – 25 Burglary of a Building in the 900 block of El Camino Road, Maypearl.  Assist Pursuit SB 35 from 380mm, Milford. Milford PD took ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:20:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests July-22-28 Jeremy Lynn Simon, w/m, 34, Wilmer PD x2 Socorro Lopez, Jr., h/m, 39, unsafe lane change Lucila Garcia, h/f, 51, Wilmer PD x1 Roxanna Casillas, h/f, 18, Wilmer ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:20:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests July 22-29 Timothy I. Punch, 19, speeding, failure to appear, no turn signal, violate promise to appear, expired driver’s license Joyce K. Burns, 36, theft M/C, failure ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:19:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests July 27 Christopher Horn, b/m, 46, driving while intoxicated 2nd ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:19:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents July 15-21 Traffic Stops 9 Citations Issued 2 Vacation House Check 0 Business/ Building Cks 0 Neighborhood Checks:  Total Primary Calls for Service: 28 911 hang-up 1 Accident major 1 Accident report 1 Animal bite/call ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:19:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests July 21-27 Jesse I. Rios, 19, Red Oak PD warrant, motor vehicle inspection violation, Red Oak PD warrant, failure to appear Eason A. Smith, 22, possession of ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:18:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests July 19-25 Kevin B. Miles, m, 32, assault bi family violence/Dallas PD warrant Bryan S. Ridley, m, 22, Glenn Heights PD warrants Jeffrey T. Booker, Jr., m, 18, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:18:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests July 5-21 Jose Cruz, 48, warrant non Ennis Pd warrant non Ennis PD charges Bernando Alvarado, 31, public intoxication, disorderly conduct Scott Cryer, 34, Ennis PD city ordinance ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:16:00

Ferris ISD: Public Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technology Education Programs

Published in the Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Aug. 1 & 8, 2013   Public Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technology Education Programs Ferris ISD ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:14:00

How to host an outdoor party on a budget

Courtesy of StatePoint It’s time to take your party outdoors. Regardless of whether you’re hosting a birthday celebration or a fun barbeque, there are affordable ways ... Full story

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

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