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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

Yellow Cab bandit nabbed; Prosperity Bank robbed

RED OAK – James Milton Bradley, 46, was arrested by Red Oak police on Friday, Sept. 13. Police received a robbery in progress at Prosperity Bank, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 16:13:00

Palmer Police Officer Recognized

On Friday, Sept. 6, Suzette Pylant presented a certificate of  appreciation to Officer Gilbert Ruiz of the Palmer Police Department. According to Chief Zaidle, Officer ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 16:12:00

Message to commissioners: Keep existing tax rate

WAXAHACHIE – Citizens of Ellis County sent an implied message of approval to the Commissioners’ Court for its proposal to maintain the existing tax rate ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 16:11:00

John Wray announces run for State Rep. Dist. 10

WAXAHACHIE – Waxahachie Mayor John Wray today announced his campaign for the Republican nomination for Texas State Representative in the House District that covers Ellis ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 16:09:00

Lancaster names 1st female Chief of Police

LANCASTER – Culminating a national search facilitated by SGR, Lancaster City Manager Opal Mauldin Robertson has selected, Cheryl Wilson to become the next Chief of ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 16:07:00

Area students join HPU’s largest incoming freshman class in more than 30 years

BROWNWOOD — Howard Payne University recently announced that the largest number of incoming freshmen in more than three decades enrolled at the  university for the ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 16:07:00

Area students involved in "Sporting Event" play at H-SU

Special to The Ellis County Press ABILENE - The following area students are set to have a role in The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, the ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 16:05:00

Select Driver License Offices open Saturdays to issue Election Identification Certificates; No driver license transactions will be conducted on Saturdays

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety is offering Saturday hours at nearly 50 driver license offices across the state as part of an ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 16:04:00

Letters to the Editor: Thankful for the library

The City of Ferris and surrounding areas are very fortunate to have the excellent library building, materials, and library staff provided for us by taxpayers, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 16:03:00

Guest Editorial: Citizens tax problems stem from fanaticism

Fanaticism is a child of dogma and creed. Fanaticism has written more than half of world history. Dogma sits at the top of killing and ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 16:03:00

Constitutional Thinking: American deception

Lies and deception aren’t new. Just read your Bible. Now, the world’s biggest and perhaps best liar is in the White House.  This Nobel Peace Prize ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 16:02:00

GUEST COLUMN: How a tidal wave and Syria defined the political ideology of Left vs. Right

Submitted by Marty Hiles When I was a young man attending college, I had taken almost all of the political science courses available. Later in life ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 16:01:00

Robert D. Wells

April 5, 1950 – Sept. 5, 2013  WILMER - Robert D. Wells, 63, of Wilmer, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 surrounded by his family, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 16:00:00

The moral dilemma of Syria

In my commentary “The Greatest Dream,” I wrote that when any person, group, nation, or its leaders leave God out, they will be incapable of ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 16:00:00

Out to Pastor: It’s my mess and I love it

In our house, we have a rule that has enabled us to live at peace with one another for over 42 years. That rule is ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 15:58:00

Free safety seat inspections Tuesday by appointment; New study reports 37 percent of Texas infants, toddlers buckled improperly or not at all

Submitted by the Texas Department of Transportation DALLAS — In an effort to help Texas drivers keep their child passengers properly secured, the Texas Department of ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 15:57:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents Sept. 6 – 12 Assault in the 100 block of Mabry Lane, Red Oak.   Criminal Mischief in the 200 block of Seneca Drive, Waxahachie.   Meet Complainant ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 15:57:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 9-15 Ariel Izella Johnson, b/m, 22, Wilmer PD x1 Laura Lee McGrath, w/f, 28, unauthorized absence from correction facility Mandy Denise Fisher, w/f, 32, Wilmer PD x1 James ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 15:57:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 9-16 Laci L. Johnson, 27, violate promise to appear, no motor vehicle liability insurance, motor vehicle inspection violation, failure to appear Christal S. Arnold, 38, theft ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 15:56:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 6-14 Jamal Robinson, b/m, 34, evading arrest Eddie Chavez, h/m, 20, terroristic threat, resist search and transport ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 15:56:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Sept. 7-15 Traffic Stops: 11 Citations issued: 3 Vacation House check: 38 Business/building checks: 178 Neighborhood checks: 243 Accident major 1 Animal bite/call 1 Animal loose 1 Burglar alarm business nights 0 Burglar alarm residence ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 15:55:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 8-14 Antonio R. Nunez, 48, public intoxication James C. Bauer, 28, driving while intoxicated 2nd Corinne L. Mejia, 32, Buchanon County Sheriff Office, Missouri  warrant-failure to appear, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 15:52:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 6-12 Troy W. Pruitt, m, 19, Dallas County Sheriff Office warrant Jamario J. Williams, m, 23, Glenn Heights PD warrant, Duncanville PD warrant Brandal D. Howell, F, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 15:51:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 9-16 Justin Niles, 22, public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia Jameisha Foster, 20, enhanced Man Del controlled substance PG1 more than 1 gram drug free zone Rodrick ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 15:50:00

SAGU sees lead evaporate

WAXAHACHIE - The SAGU Loins returned back to Lumpkin Stadium last Saturday hosting Howard Payne University. The Howard Payne University offense got three third quarter touchdowns ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 15:48:00

Life School Mustangs take on Scurry-Rosser Wildcats

Submitted by James Oder RED OAK - The Red Oak Life Mustangs hosted the Scurry-Rosser Wildcats at Life School Stadium.  The two teams traded punches back and ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 15:46:00

Lions maul the Falcons 55-3

ENNIS - The Ennis Lions defeated the North Forney Falcons handily Friday night, Sept. 13, by a score of 55-3 at Lions Memorial Stadium.   The ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 15:43:00

Lady Indians serve up Lady Hawks

WAXAHACHIE - District 15-4A volleyball started with a bang as Waxahachie and Red Oak, the top two teams in the district, battled it out Friday ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 15:40:00

Friday the 13th; Unlucky for Hawks

RED OAK - The Hawks traveled to Crowley Eagle Stadium to play their last non-district game against the Crowley Eagles on Friday the 13th. Coming ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 15:39:00

City of Hutchins: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Hutchins City Council will hold a public ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 15:38:00

PUBLIC NOTICE: Hutchins Economic Development Corporation

Published in The Ellis County Press one time on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 PUBLIC NOTICE Hutchins Economic Development Corporation  Hutchins, Texas Notice is hereby given that the Hutchins Economic Development ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 15:37:00

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: 09/19/2013 15:36:00

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: 09/19/2013 15:35:00

Private Applicator Training will be held Friday, Sept. 27

WAXAHACHIE – Private Applicator Training will be held  Friday, Sept. 27  in the Ellis County Extension Office in the Ellis County Sub Courthouse in Waxahachie. ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 15:34:00

Ferris ISD counselors recently received a $750 check from the Waxahachie Junior Service League

The money will be used to assist FISD students who are in need during the 2013-2014 school year.  Ferris ISD is proud of the work ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/19/2013 15:33:00

Candidates toss hats into ring: State Representative District 10

T.J. FABBY   Republican T. J. Fabby announced his candidacy for State Representative in House District 10. Fabby is seeking to replace Jim Pitts, who recently announced his ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 21:02:00

Candidates toss hats into ring: State Representative District 10

Duke Burge Duke Burge of Midlothian announced his intention to seek election in the Republican primary as the Representative for District 10 in the Texas House ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 21:00:00

Candidates toss hats into ring: County Commissioner Pct. 4

KYLE BUTLER Kyle Butler, a life-long resident of Ellis County, grew up on a small farm between Waxahachie and Midlothian.  “I am proud to announce my candidacy ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 20:58:00

Candidates toss hats into ring: County Commissioner Pct. 4

DAVE VANCE Dave Vance formally announces his bid for Ellis County Commissioner Precinct 4. He will be  seeking election to take the seat of 22-year incumbent ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 20:45:00

2 public hearings set for Loop 9 Feasibility Study

Public input is sought by the Texas Department of Transportation on the proposed phasing of improvements to Loop 9 from U.S. Highway 67 to Interstate ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 20:42:00

September is National Preparedness Month Are You Ready?

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has designated September as National Preparedness Month and is encouraging individuals to take steps to prepare for emergencies and disasters.  Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 20:35:00

County approves selling 2 old tractors, purchase of $48,288 new tractor

WAXAHACHIE – Per-haps due to the absence of the county judge, who was reported to be on vacation, the regularly-scheduled meeting of the Ellis County ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 20:32:00

Letter to the Editor: The Red Line is at Home

My message for the big government republicans and especially to career politician Joe Barton is to just say “NO” to the president on the Syria ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 20:32:00

Simply Speaking: Pigskin season is upon us

It’s just around the corner, for the signs are manifesting themselves all over the place. Have you noticed? For instance, I’ve begun to hear the elk ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 20:31:00

John Wayne: Defender of the code

In my mind there is nothing more quintessentially American than the cowboy, and no one ever embodied that spirit more than John Wayne.  He was truly, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 20:31:00

Constitutional Thinking: King or Constitution

America must make a choice. Will we choose a King or the Constitution? Unfortunately, the opposing forces are using deception to confuse conservatives into making ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 20:29:00

Janet Lee Hodge

Feb. 25, 1955 - Sept. 2, 2013 Janet Lee Hodge, 58, passed away on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. Janet was born on Feb. 25, 1955 to Thomas ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 20:28:00

Caught up

The term “Rapture” is not found in God’s word, therefore, in these teachings we will not use the term “Rapture” unless writing about conjectures, we ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 20:28:00

Out to Pastor: 50 shades of grey suits

I guess I am one of those old-fashioned guys still wearing a suit. I have been wearing a suit and tie for as long as ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 20:26:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents Sept. 2 – Sept. 5 Theft in the 2600 block of Highway 77, Waxahachie. Theft in the 200 block of L R Campbell Road, Italy.  Theft in the ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 20:26:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 31-Sept. 8 Felipe D. Florencio, w/m, 28, assault family violence Carlos M. Valles-Montoya, h/m, 23, Wilmer PD x1 Gabrell Ramon Gray, b/m, 28, Wilmer PD x1 Morgan Leighann ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 20:26:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 2-9 Orissa J. Carabbio, 42, driving while license suspended, no motor vehicle liability insurance, possession of controlled substance PG 1 less than 1 gram, possession ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 20:25:00

Palmer Police Reports

Arrests Sept 9-7 Kenneth Gerecht, w/m, 53, warrant Erica Bermea, w/f, 22, evading arrest Laura K. Melton, w/f, 50, driving while intoxicated Arthur Tovar, h/m, 32, assault family violence ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 20:25:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Sept. 2-8 Traffic Stops: 6 Citations Issued: 2 Vacation House Checks: 61 Business/Building Cks: 129 Neighborhood Checks: 325 Total Primary Calls-For-Service: 29 Abandoned vehicle 1 Animal bite/call 1 Animal loose 3 Assist other agency 2 Burglar ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 20:24:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 1-7 Anthony L. Downs, 49, possession of controlled substance PG1 less than 1 gram, theft of property more than $1500 less than $20K Mikel J. Fowler, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 20:24:00

Hutchins Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 1-31 Ida Dixon, b/f, 60, warrant arrest Bentley Basinger, w/f, 24, warrant arrest Juan Alaniz, h/m, 41, warrant arrest Dominique Bickham, b/m, 23, warrant arrest Jose Carrillo, h/m, 21, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 20:24:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 30-Sept. 5 Kyle H. Vaughn, m, 21, Dallas County Sheriff Office warrant Thomas Rivera, Jr. m, 60, deadly contact Chester D. Laird, Jr., m, 42, public intoxication, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 20:23:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Sept. 3-9 Michael Ford, 18, public intoxication under 21 years of age Cuauhtemoc Rivera-Salazar, 41, Ennis PD-no driver’s license Zackery Riff, 19, public intoxication under 21 years of ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 20:01:00

Ferris Class of 1993 to host 20 Year Class Reunion

Submitted article FERRIS - The Ferris Class of 1993 will be hosting their 20 year class reunion during homecoming weekend which is Sept. 27-28, 2013.  Anyone that ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 20:00:00

Hawks out gun Corsicana

RED OAK - The Hawks, coming off an incredible come from behind win from a last second field goal, traveled south to Corsicana last Friday ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 19:59:00

Ferris romps Kemp

FERRIS - Yellowjackets faced Yellowjackets Friday night as Kemp traveled to Ferris high school for a Friday night gridiron match.  The game turned out to be ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 19:57:00

ROHS Tennis continues to improve

RED OAK - The Red Oak High School Hawks varsity tennis team hosted Mansfield Legacy last Tuesday in a district match and the Hawks have ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 19:56:00

Lady Hawks take the Sting out of Ferris

FERRIS - In a non-district match between Class 3A and Class 4A defending volleyball champions, it was the Lady Hawks of Red Oak that took ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 19:56:00

Lady Indians off to a solid start

WAXAHACHIE - The Waxahachie Lady Indian volleyball team is playing with a lot of confidence as they prepare for district play.  The team has played a ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 19:55:00

Gladiators unable to defend Tiger attack

WAXAHACHIE - The Italy Gladiators (1A) had quite the challenge against the Malakoff Tigers (2A) Friday night as they faced off for the second year ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 19:53:00

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: 09/12/2013 19:52:00

ESTATE OF ALDO RUSSO, DECEASED

No. 13-E-2193  IN RE: ESTATE OF ALDO RUSSO, DECEASED IN COUNTY COURT AT LAW NO. 1 OF ELLIS COUNTY, TEXAS   NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 19:51:00

TxDOT NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS

Published in The Ellis County Press two times on Thursday, Sept. 5 & 12, 2013 TxDOT NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS Loop 9 Southeast Corridor/Feasibility Study From US 67 ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 19:49:00

New ‘Move Over or Slow Down’ Law

Imagine if your workplace required you to do your job as traffic whizzed by you at speeds from 55-70 miles per hour!   That’s what it’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 19:48:00

2 suspects sought in armed robbery

LANCASTER – Police are searching for two suspects who robbed the Valero gas station located at 903 N. Dallas Avenue Lancaster on Monday, Aug. 19, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 09:12:00

Ellis County's annual budget process is in full swing

WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County’s annual budget process is in full swing and several opportunities are coming up for public participation. The next regularly-scheduled meeting of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 09:09:00

Commissioners set tax rate ceiling

WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County commissioners set the current tax rate as the ceiling for the tax rate for the 2013/2014 fiscal year during the regularly-scheduled ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 09:08:00

State approves funding for Lancaster Municipal Airport

AUSTIN – Approximately $3.8 million for Lancaster Municipal Airport was approved by the Texas Transportation Commission at its August meeting. The funds will be used for ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 09:08:00

A New Look at the West! Show & Sale Opens at the Pearce Museum

Corsicana – Some of Western Arts’ finest will be at the Pearce Museum Sept. 6-8 when A New Look at the West! Show & Sale ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 09:05:00

Local Parkinson's Support Group to Start Sept. 9

Special to Ellis County PressCarol Grey HonzaCorrespondent ENNIS – A local Parkinson’s Support Group is organizing in Ennis for people whose lives are affected by Parkinson’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 09:04:00

Salary grievance filed with county

WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County Constable Terry Nay, precinct 2, filed a salary grievance and obtained a hearing before the Elected Officials’ Salary Grievance Committee held ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 09:03:00

25th Charlie's Angel Brigade Class Graduates

The 25th Charlie’s Angel Brigade Class graduated from Basic Pistol Training Course Sunday, Sept. 1. Pictured are: Tina Miller, CAB Instructor Charles D. Hatfield Jr., ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 09:01:00

Letter to the Editor: Big Government Republicans and the August Recess

Tis the season for Congress to come home and face their employers (aka constituents…).  Many will not have town hall meetings, but here in the Sixth ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 09:01:00

Simply Speaking: Biblical Feasts

How much interest readers have in Biblical Feasts, I do not know, but September this year is full of them.  The Feast of Trumpets (shofars), is ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 09:00:00

Constitutional Thinking: American illusions

We’re living in dangerous times. Correct decisions need to be made. Are we equipped to make them? While some good progress has been made the ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 08:59:00

State Senate filibuster wrong

Everyone these days, including the Washington Post, Fox News Sunday and CNN, seem to be fawning over State Senator Wendy Davis of Fort Worth for ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 08:58:00

Out to Pastor: I wish we’d all be California foils

It was my pleasure to take my first trip to California. I heard many rumors about California and particularly the people there. Overall, my trip was ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 08:47:00

Ellis County Sheriff's Office

Incidents Aug. 23 – Sept. 1 Warrant Service in the 100 block of Akins Street, Waxahachie. M/B was arrested on Ellis County warrants.  Assault Causes Bodily Injury in ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 08:46:00

Wilmer Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 26-29 Detravion Javan Washington, b/m, 24, Wilmer PD x2 Diane Lillian Reed, b/f, 21, aggravated assault peace officer x2 assault family violence CBI Jose Antonio Reyes, w/m, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 08:45:00

Red Oak Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 26-Sept. 3 Michael A. Ashcraft, 25, bond forfeiture-criminal mischief Roy W. Petty, 44, driving while license invalid, failure to appear Kimberly M. Griggs, 22, theft-misdemeanor-property Daniel A. Nielson, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 08:43:00

Ovilla Police Reports

Incidents Aug. 26- Sept. 1 Traffic Stops 28 Citations issued 13 Vacation house check 34 Business/building checks 138 Neighborhood checks 249 Total Primary calls for service 40 911 hang-up 1 Accident minor 1 Animal loose ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 08:42:00

Midlothian Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 25-31 Raym, Sanabria-Torres, 24, driving w/license inv/w previous conviction/w/o/fin res, intoxication assault w/vehicle SBI Kayla D. Yeager, 20, consumption of alcohol by minor Bryson A. Dodson, 27, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 08:42:00

Glenn Heights Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 17-29 Michael P. Conway, m, 23, Glenn Heights warrant John H. Joseph, m, 25, Dallas County Sheriff Office warrant/Arlington PD warrants/Wilmer PD warrant/Garland PD warrants Donnie R. ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 08:42:00

Ennis Police Reports

Arrests Aug. 27-Sept.3 Corey Fegan, 40, out of town warrants-five Lynda Hudson, 27, out of town warrants-three, Ennis PD-traffic citations x3 Cerda Guerrero, 29, Ennis PD- traffic arrest, Ennis ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 08:40:00

Pressure packed win for Hawks

RED OAK - The Red Oak varsity Hawks opened their 2013 football season in a non-district game against the Wylie East Raiders last Friday at ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 08:39:00

Panthers run to victory over Indians

WAXAHACHIE - Midlothian Panthers (5A) proved to be too strong an opponent for the Waxahachie Indians (4A) in Friday’s non-conference football season opener at Lumpkins ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 08:38:00

Ferris takes out Godley 20 – 15

FERRIS - On Friday night the Ferris Yellowjackets traveled to Godley to take on the Wildcats in their home stadium and managed to eke out ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 08:36:00

Lancaster announces 3 police chief finalists

Lancaster — The City of Lancaster has narrowed its search for a Police Chief down to three finalists.  Strategic Government Resources was retained by the City ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 08:35:00

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: 09/05/2013 08:21:00

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