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Cocaine bust leads to 2 arrests; Customs detainer placed on both

ELLIS COUNTY - Two illegal immigrants from Mexico were caught smuggling cocaine last week on Interstate Highway 35 at the 385 mile marker going Northbound.  The ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 16:01:00

Rash of car break-ins at area restaurants; Locals on high alert

WAXAHACHIE – A rash of vehicle break-ins in at area Waxahachie restaurants has locals on high alert.  On the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 17, between the ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 16:00:00

Pitts to push 'Arizona type immigration bill'; Constituents question voting record

WAXAHACHIE - Concerned citizens greeted State Representative Jim Pitts-R, Waxahachie, at the Ellis County Tea Party monthly meeting Saturday, Nov. 20, at the LaQuinta Inn ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 15:56:00

Railroad crossing closed indefinitely

WAXAHACHIE - The rail crossing on North Hawkins Street between Water and McMillan Streets closed indefinitely at 8 a.m Friday, Nov.26 as one of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 15:43:00

Campus' to reconfigure district

WAXAHACHIE - Due to current and future growth trends within the Waxahachie Independent School District, school administrators have recommended a plan to the WISD board ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 14:52:00

Council hears update for new housing community; 4,790 homes planned upon completion

WAXAHACHIE - Council heard First Southwest Financial Advisor Jim Sabonis present the Saddlebrook Estates Development financing program during the Monday, Nov. 15 regular scheduled meeting. When ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 14:22:00

High-risk sex offender alert; Living in your community

FERRIS - Residents are being notified of a high risk sex offender living within a few miles, and some instances, houses, away from them and ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 14:21:00

SD-22: Birdwell files photo ID measure

AUSTIN - State Senator Brian Birdwell, R- Granbury, joint authored legislation with Senator Troy Fraser, R- Horseshoe Bay, on Monday, Nov. 8 to increase confidence ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/26/2010 14:20:00

Holiday travel safety tips

AUSTIN—Heading to Grandma’s house this Thanksgiving?  The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) says enjoy the holiday, but follow some simple travel tips to make sure ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2010 18:54:00

Precinct workers transferred, Brown thinks Sims is ‘hypocritical’

            ELLIS COUNTY- During a regular meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court, Commissioner Heath Sims, pct. 3, requested upgrades for three road workers in ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/23/2010 13:04:00

Ellis County Commissioners Court agenda Monday, Nov.22

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING ELLIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ COURT   Notice is hereby given that a regular meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court will be held on Monday,  ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/21/2010 20:03:00

Main lanes of Woodall Rogers closed this weekend

DALLAS – The contractor, Archer Western, contracted by The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to construct the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park, will close the ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/18/2010 17:37:00

Road closure: I-30 at the Trinity River Monday and Tuesday

DALLAS COUNTY - The Texas Department of Transportation will temporarily close the inside eastbound mainlane of I-30 between North Beckley Avenue and South ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/12/2010 15:55:00

Rep. Ken Paxton announces bid for Texas House Speaker

MCKINNEY – In announcing his bid for Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, State Rep. Ken Paxton today issued the following statement:  “Today, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/11/2010 14:53:00

Vehicle break-in at SAGU; Police seek help in identification

WAXAHACHIE – The recent break-in of a car parked at the Southern Assemblies of God University has the Waxahachie Police Department looking for a female ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/11/2010 12:17:00

'Old Fort Dallas' goes up in flames; Destroys general store and 5 others

WILMER – Officials reported a fire burned down several buildings to the ground on the 300 block of Patrick Pike Road, east of Interstate Highway ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/11/2010 12:09:00

Sheriff Brown arrested; Raises funds for charity

WAXAHACHIE - Sheriff Johnny Brown was arrested at approximately 11 a.m. at the Logan’s Roadhouse parking lot in Waxahachie Thursday, Nov.4. This was not your ordinary ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/11/2010 11:23:00

Public urged to send a 'touch of home' to service members

WAXAHACHIE—For a fourth year, the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Inc. are teaming up to deliver holiday cards to service members, their families and ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/10/2010 17:03:00

Ellis County Commissioners Court special meeting agenda

    NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING ELLIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ COURT   Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court will be held on Monday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/10/2010 17:01:00

Ferris council Agenda Monday, Nov.15

AGENDA FERRIS CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY OF FERRIS A GENERAL LAW MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, ELLIS COUNTY AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS OF CITY HALL 100 TOWN PLAZA FERRIS, TEXAS ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/10/2010 16:56:00

DeSoto students named AP Scholars

DESOTO- Two DeSoto High School students earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. The College Board’s AP Program provides ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/08/2010 18:00:00

Calling all area veterans!

 Calling all Service Personnel and Veterans! Past and current service members invited to DeSoto ISD ceremony    WHO: All veterans and active service members WHAT: DeSoto Independent Schoool ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/05/2010 16:10:00

Ellis County Commissioners Court agenda Monday, Nov.8

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING ELLIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ COURT   Notice is hereby given that a regular meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court will be held on Monday,  ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/05/2010 12:46:00

Stabbing occurred Halloween night

FERRIS – An Ellis County Sheriff Deputy responded to a stabbing on the 500 block of Newton Road Halloween night. CareFlite ground was called to the ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 14:18:00

Dallas officer arrested on Waxahachie PD warrant

ARLINGTON - Dallas Police Officer Broc McCoy was arrested at approximately 3:32 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 in Arlington stemming from domestic disturbance charges from the ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 14:18:00

Police department hunting for owner of stolen property

FERRIS - During the recent arrest of a theft/criminal mischief suspect, a few collectable items were recovered by the Ferris Police Department. Henry Lee Watkins, also ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 14:17:00

Council gets down to city business; Public works employee resigns

FERRIS - This past Monday evening’s council meeting was bittersweet for at least one employee. Monday, Nov. 1, Mayor Rick Barrett presented a special plaque to ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/04/2010 13:38:00

Daylight Savings Time Ends: Set clocks back Sunday, Nov. 7

Daylight saving time ends at 2 AM local time on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010. Set clocks back one hour except in Hawaii and parts of ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2010 17:30:00

Midlothian to host fall fundraiser

  Title: J.R. Irvin Gym Fundraiser Date: November 6, 2010 Start Time: 10:00 AM End Time: 5:00 PM Description: Fall Carnival and Midlothian Classic Wheels Car Show. There will be games, silent auction, ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2010 17:28:00

Election results are in : Beer and Wine coming to Lancaster

Dallas County: Lancaster local option election for the sale of beer and wine for off premise consumption For: 4,400 Against:3,707   City of Wilmer special bond election For: 160 Against: 279   General Election ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/03/2010 00:28:00

Nov. 2 Election locations

Ellis County * Precinct numbers are found below each location listed Avalon Avalon High School, 111 E. Main                 132 Bardwell Bardwell Community Center, 504 Waxahachie Ave.                 133 Bristol Bristol Community Center, 100 ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/01/2010 21:44:00

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