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Court denies sheriff’s request; Request to purchase 7 vehicles to replace aging Crown Victoria’s with 258,000 miles and increasing repair costs, was denied by county commissioners

WAXAHACHIE – In a presentation she titled “Preserving the past, preparing for the future,” Ellis County Judge Carol Bush gave what she later called “a ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:53:00

Pitts passes hb 347, expanding protection for school children

AUSTIN – Rep. Jim Pitts passed House Bill 347 during the 83rd Regular Legislative Session.  Effective on Sept. 1,  the new law prohibits drivers from using ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:52:00

Ferris Trade Days No New Taxes Pledge

Ferris Trade Days No New Taxes Pledge James B. Parker, candidate for Ellis Counties House of Representatives District 10, participated in the  Ferris Trade Days ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:51:00

City of Lancaster hosting National Night Out Oct. 1

Lancaster — The City of Lancaster wants you to mark your calendars for National Night Out 2013.  On Tuesday, Oct. 1,  Lancaster communities and the Lancaster ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:50:00

Groundbreaking

Vintage Bank will hold a groundbreaking ceremony of their future Red Oak location on the Northeast corner of Red Oak Rd &State Highway 342 on ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:48:00

Mother Nature stops the Waxahachie-Corsicana televised game

WAXAHACHIE - The football game between the Waxahachie Indians and the Corsicana Tigers with KXTA, Channel 21 cameras rolling, Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:47:00

SAGU women battle the Lady Saints

WAXAHACHIE - Both the SAGU Women’s and Men’s soccer teams hosted OLLU Saints (Our Lady of the Lakes University) last Friday at Waxahachie’s Lumpkin Stadium.  During ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:46:00

Ferris top Quinlan Ford

FERRIS - The Quinlan Ford Panthers traveled to Ferris Friday night to take on the Yellowjackets.  Both team entered the game with a 3-0 record expecting ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:45:00

Guest Editorial: Taxing politics, the politics of taxes

The debate over income taxes is about human fossilization as a species that could not get over the fact that they have two legs to ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:45:00

Simply Speaking: Cold winds

Brrrrr! Upon shivering and shuffling out to the New Mexico porch thermometer around 7:20 this morning, following torrential downpours and a windshift from out of ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:44:00

Constitutional Thinking: American deception

Part 2 Deception kills! Admiral James Stockdale, the VP running mate for Ross Perot in 1992, was asked about who died during captivity in Vietnam. He ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:43:00

Making Sense: Idiots Against Guns

Michael Reagan (Reagan@caglecartoons.com) The Idiots Against Guns in the media and Congress overdid it this time. Not wanting to miss a chance to politicize a shooting tragedy, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:42:00

The reality of now!

Knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:42:00

Out to Pastor: How fast the shades of summer have faded

Am I getting old or his time passing faster than it used to? It seems I just settle down to do something and before I ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:38:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents Sept. 13 – 19 Theft in the 100 block of Oaklawn, Waxahachie.  Criminal Mischief in the 2700 block of Pleasantville Road, Midlothian.  Meet Complainant in the 100 block ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:38:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 16-22 Jerri Lee Chase, w/f, 50, Wilmer PD x2 Alvin Ray Crowder, b/m, 59, Wilmer PD x3 Edward L. Young, w/m, 58, criminal trespass Edwin R. Brown, b/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:37:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 16-23 James T. Lafitte, 21, Assault physical family violence, failure to appear Jose Ortega Olivares, 19, speeding, no driver’s license Christopher W. Kitchens, 27, failure to appear, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:36:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 22 Daniel J. Nobles, w/m, 24, driving while intoxicated with child under 15 years of age, theft of a firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:35:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Sept. 16-22 Traffic Stops: 10 Citations Issued: 3 Vacation House Check: 43 Business/Building Cks: 149 Neighborhood Checks: 244 Total primary calls-for service: 18 Accident major 0 Administrative duties 1 Animal loose 2 Burglar alarm business ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:34:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 15-21 Donald R. Radabaugh, 29, Midlothian PD warrant,-no driver’s license, capias Braxton C. McMurray, 24, intoxication assault w/ vehicle SBI William R. Mason, 32, resist arrest search ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:34:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Sept.13-19 Joshua D. Sherrod, m, 23, Glenn Heights warrant Adrian D. Brown, m, 25, Glenn Heights warrants/Lancaster PD warrants Niclos V. Armstrong, m, 25, Glenn Heights PD warrants Javon ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:33:00

Ferris Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 14 – Sept. 21 Rodney Armstrong, 37, b/m, Ferris PD, Lancaster PD warrants Jacob Garcia, 19, w/m, criminal trespass Mickey Jones, 35, b/m, driving while license invalid ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:33:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 16-20 Mardoqueo Orozco, 20, Ennis PD- traffic arrest Edgar Jackson, 56, failure to ID fugitive from justice, warrant, not Ennis PD warrant, non Ennis PD charges, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:32:00

El Ferri Mexican Grill: Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission application for a BG-Wine and Beer Retailer’s Permit

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, 2013 Application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:30:00

EC ESD#5 (FERRIS) Holds Meeting

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013   The EC ESD#5 (FERRIS) will hold a meeting at 07:00 on October 7, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:28:00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS FERRIS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT’S STATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY RATING

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Sept. 19 & Sept. 26, 2013   NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS FERRIS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT’S ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:28:00

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

Published in The Ellis County Press three times on Thursday, Sept. 12, 19 & 26, 2013   NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADMINISTRATIVELY FORFEIT PROPERTY  TREASURY DEPARTMENT, INTERNAL REVENUE ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:25:00

Area students enter Class of 2017 at McMurry University

ABILENE — McMurry University welcomes the following students to the freshman class of 2017. Samantha Derden of Palmer. majoring in Early Childhood Education Joshua Fisher of Red ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:25:00

Ferris I.S.D. H.E.R.O. Winners

The FISD Police Department’s HERO (Helping Encourage Respect for Others) winners for the month of September are:  FHS - Brandon Masterson, FJH - Josef Gentry, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2013 21:23:00

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