Megan Gray

Winter Weather Closings

Midlothian ISD will be closed all day tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb.1. Red Oak and Waxahachie ISD will have a delayed start and open at 10 a.m. City of ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/31/2011 23:18:00

Traffic Switch on Northwest Highway to Eliminate Eastbound access to E. and W. Lawther

Construction of Northwest Highway continues   DALLAS – The contractor, Rebcon, contracted by The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to re-construct the bridges of Northwest ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/31/2011 13:04:00

City manager fired; Councilmen reject business expansion

LANCASTER - After nearly an hour and a half spent in closed session, the Lancaster City Council voted to sever the contract for City Manager ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/27/2011 13:10:00

Fatal wreck on Interstate Highway 45

FERRIS - Longtime Resident Morris Fagan, 55, was killed in a wreck near the Dallas County Line exiting Interstate Highway 45 Thursday, Jan. 20. Brian Fagan, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/27/2011 13:09:00

Baugh to retire, new city manager appointed

DESOTO - After serving more than 14 years as the city manager of DeSoto, Jim Baugh will retire at the end of April. While serving the ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/27/2011 13:08:00

High risk sex offender escapes custody; Added to 'Texas 10 Most Wanted'

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety has added Timothy Rosales Jr., 39, to the "Texas 10 Most Wanted" list. Rosales, a high-risk sex offender, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/27/2011 12:49:00

Exclusive video: Lancaster city manager fired

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Last Updated: 01/25/2011 10:59:00

High risk sex offender escapes custody in Houston

DPS is searching for a high risk sex offender who escaped from a Houston halfway house earlier this evening.   At 6:15 p.m. today, 39-year-old Timothy Rosales ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/24/2011 23:22:00

Ellis County Commissioners Court agenda tonight

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: 01/24/2011 14:55:00

End of trail; Early morning fire destroys restaurant

WAXAHACHIE - An early morning five- alarm fire devastated numerous individuals as it destroyed parts of historic downtown Waxahachie Tuesday, Jan. 18. According to the Ellis ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2011 22:25:00

Attorney gets slap on wrist ; 'Still eligible to practice law'

ELLIS COUNTY - Midlothian Attorney Todd R. Phillippi was found guilty of fraudulent use of identifying information, a state jail felony, by jurors Thursday, Jan. ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2011 22:23:00

Authorities investigating 22-year-old man's death

FERRIS - Highway Patrol is seeking assistance about a dead body discovered on Wednesday, Jan. 5 in Ferris. According to a statement released by the Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/19/2011 22:17:00

Historic buildings engulfed in smoke

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Last Updated: 01/18/2011 11:21:00

$12,500 reward offered in Vintage Bank robbery

AUSTIN - A $12,500 reward is being offered for any information leading to the arrest and indictment of the individual responsible for the Friday, Oct. ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/13/2011 19:34:00

'Recent road resurfacing was illegal'; City responds to blog claim

VENUS - A recent news release issued by the city of Venus states they became aware of a blog posting in late December of last ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/13/2011 19:33:00

Citizens speak out against councilman resignation

LANCASTER - Citizens braved the cold air and snowy patches of road to voice their opinion on District 2 Councilman Todd Love’s resignation at the ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/13/2011 19:30:00

ELLIS COUNTY - Troopers seek help in hit and run

FERRIS -   Highway Patrol is seeking assistance about a dead body discovered on Wednesday, Jan. 5 in Ferris. According to a statement released by the Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/13/2011 15:03:00

TxDOT responds to another icy night

TxDOT Responds to Winter Weather Across Northeast Texas Due to activation of Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) emergency weather procedures, personnel are working into ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/10/2011 22:34:00

School Closings

Due to winter weather conditions, most schools in the area  have a delayed opening and will not start until 10 a.m.   Red Oak Independent School District ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/09/2011 22:02:00

Snow pictures!

 Have a cute or artistic snow photo?? Send it to mgray@elliscountypress.com and we just may feature the winning photo in our next print editon of ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/09/2011 17:54:00

TxDOT crews preparing for overnight icy conditions

  TxDOT preparing for overnight icy conditions   DALLAS–– The National Weather Service has forecasted a chance of severe winter weather in the North Texas area, including Ellis ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/09/2011 17:50:00

Convicted murderer to see 65 years behind bars

  ELLIS COUNTY- Convicted murderer Ricardo Quintero, age 22, of Midlothian, Texas, was sentenced on Friday, January 7, 2011 to confinement in prison for 65 years ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/07/2011 14:10:00

Ellis County Commissioners Court agenda Monday, Jan.10

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: 01/07/2011 11:13:00

Chamber of Commerce help sponsor 'Roc Day'

LANCASTER – The Over the Wheel Gang and The Sassy Spinster will host a "Roc Day" celebration this Saturday, Jan. 8, also known to some ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/06/2011 19:36:00

Officer accepted to FBI training

MIDLOTHAIN - Midlothian Police Captain Don Cole was accepted to the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy for Law Enforcement Officers cla-ss number 244. The 10-week ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/06/2011 19:34:00

Citizens give input on survey; Public hearing to be conducted

FERRIS – After conducting a survey with 1,100 parents of students attending the Ferris Independent School District, the Ferris Park Board saw a demand for ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/06/2011 19:32:00

Improvements set for Highway 77; TxDOT funding approved

WAXAHACHIE - Members of the Planning and Zoning Commission met for a work session Monday, Jan. 3 to discuss the future of Highway 77 and ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/06/2011 19:32:00

City investigates apartment arson

DESOTO - Five fires have occurred at The Southpoint Apartments located at 1021 Pecan Crossing, since Tuesday, Dec. 7 according to Public Information Officer Kathy ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/06/2011 19:30:00

City fire department receives grant

WILMER - The city of Wilmer’s rural fire department has been awarded a grant from the Texas Forest Service for the amount of $13,200 to ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/06/2011 19:26:00

Found long hair chihuahua

 Long hair chihuahua found wandering  around the 1st Street area of Ferris around the holidays. If you have lost this small dog please contact  The Ellis ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/06/2011 12:16:00

Ferris Main Street Board to meet Monday, Jan.10

AGENDA FERRIS MAIN STREET BOARD CITY OF FERRIS A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, ELLIS COUNTY AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS OF CITY HALL 100 TOWN PLAZA FERRIS, TEXAS  75125 7:00 P.M. ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2011 18:10:00

2 killed in Midlothian plane crash

MIDLOTHIAN- A small plane crashed near Shiloh Road about 10:45 this morning, killing its pilot, Jim Polewshak and an unidentified 58 year old male passenger.  For ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2011 15:15:00

QuikTrip Opens New Location in Hutchins

  HUTCHINS - Tulsa-based QuikTrip Corp. is opening a new location in Hutchins on Thursday, Jan.6. QuikTrip spokesman Mike Thornbrugh said the company is extremely excited about ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/05/2011 15:24:00

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