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Sokoll plant employee dead

WAXAHACHIE – Waxahachie council and staff paid respect to the passing of a young city employee Monday, Feb. 21. Jeffrey Mark Herrin, 30, passed away Saturday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/25/2011 13:17:00

City to receive incentives with landfill expansion proposal

FERRIS - Concerned citizens are raising questions about Waste Management’s landfill expansion since going public with the plan a few weeks ago. The agreement, according to ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/25/2011 13:10:00

Ferris Main Street Board to meet Thursday, March 5

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: 02/24/2011 23:11:00

Sims Library Movie Night Tuesday, March 1

Family Movie Night N.P. Sims Library presents Family Movie Night, Tuesday, March 1, from 6-7:30p.m. After super-villain Megamind kills his good-guy nemesis, Metro Man, he becomes ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/23/2011 17:47:00

City approves $1.5 million construction project

FERRIS- After much debate and what some residents call “years of waiting” Ferris city council voted to begin construction on the library expansion and renovation ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/17/2011 19:53:00

Man who posed as female on social networking site indicted by grand jury

ENNIS – A federal grand jury indicted Ennis resident Jerry Wayne Valek,35, on three counts of child pornography on Thursday, Feb.10 according to U.S. Attorney ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/17/2011 19:51:00

Comptroller distributes $654 million in local sales tax across the state; City of Waxahachie 'optimistic'

AUSTIN – Comptroller Susan Combs announced Wednesday, Feb. 9, the state’s sales tax revenue in January was $1.83 billion, an increase of 10.4 percent compared ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/17/2011 19:48:00

Council names new city manager

LANCASTER - Opal Mauldin Robertson was named the new city manager after closed session reconvened during the Valentine’s Day, Monday, Feb. 14 council meeting. Robertson, the ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/17/2011 19:20:00

College financial aid workshop to be held at WHS

Do you need money for college?  Counselors will assist WHS seniors and their parents in filling out the Federal Application for Financial Aid at a ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/17/2011 11:43:00

Waxahachie High School to host 2011 Coronation Court

The annual Waxahachie High School Coronation will be held on Saturday, Feb. 19th at 7 p.m. at the Waxahachie High School Fine Arts Center.  The ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/17/2011 11:37:00

Ellis County Commissioners workshop scheduled

    NOTICE OF WORKSHOP ELLIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ COURT     Notice is hereby given that a Workshop of the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court will be held on Wednesday, February 23, ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/15/2011 18:00:00

Northbound lane closures at Woodall Rogers

I-35E Northbound Lane Closures at Woodall Rodgers Nighttime multiple lane closures planned contingent on weather for the placement of concrete decking for a direct connector ramp ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/14/2011 17:24:00

Ferris: Park board agenda Wednesday, Feb.16

AGENDA FERRIS PARK BOARD MEETING 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 6:30 P.M. ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/14/2011 17:09:00

Ellis County Commissioners Court Agenda Monday, Feb.14

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: 02/14/2011 00:18:00

Teacher killed in head-on collision

FERRIS - Students and faculty alike are mourning the loss of Jr. High Teacher and Assistant High School Football Coach Kyle King after he was ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/11/2011 12:21:00

Bringing pep with every step; Students perform for Super Bowl execs

LANCASTER – Despite six inches of newly fallen snow and temperatures at 17 degrees, Friday, Feb. 4, Lancaster High School students came trickling in one ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/11/2011 12:20:00

Bush elected head of Workforce board

NORTH TEXAS - Ellis County Judge Carol Bush was overwhelmingly voted as the lead chief elected official for the North Central Texas Workforce Development Board ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/11/2011 12:19:00

Man fatally shot

DALLAS - Dallas Morning News reported a 26-yar-old man from Waxahachie was fatally shot at a central Oak Cliff gas station early Friday, Feb.4. Victor Morales ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/11/2011 12:17:00

Landfill proposes expansion

FERRIS - The city of Ferris attributes Waste Management with being it’s second highest source of income for the city. Waste Management adds a little more ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/11/2011 12:07:00

What lacks in numbers, makes up in spirit; Winter weather discourages last minute ticket sales

WAXAHACHIE - Despite the frigid temps across the state, the 6th annual Waxahachie Jazz Cafe, benefiting the Waxahachie Booster Club, continued on with the show. Jazz ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/11/2011 11:54:00

Councilman claims complaint 'fruitless'

OVILLA - Place Three Councilman James Wade has been facing criticism over a Main Street sewer development project for the past several years. “I am being ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/04/2011 14:00:00

Board approves city beautification project; Public hearing to be conducted

FERRIS - The Ferris Type B Economic Development Board approved a downtown beautification project with estimated costs around $32,000 Monday, Jan. 31. The project, even though ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/04/2011 14:23:00

Publisher appointed to Type-B board

FERRIS - The Ellis County Press Publisher Charles D. Hatfield Jr. was appointed to the Type-B Economic Development Commission during last week’s council meeting held ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/04/2011 13:52:00

TxDOT mobilizing 44 snow plows

The Texas Department of Transportation  is bringing in 44 additional snowplows from West Texas and Childress areas, more than doubling the snowplow ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/04/2011 12:20:00

County offices closed today

Ellis County offices will be closed today, Friday, Feb. 4, due to inclement weather. The Ellis County Sheriff and the Commissioners' Court recommended the ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/04/2011 11:47:00

Students enjoy another snow day, schools remain closed

 Update: All Ellis County and Southern Dallas County schools wwill remain closed tomorrow, Friday, Feb.4.     ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/03/2011 20:35:00

Lancaster: Career night cancelled

 According to Lancaster Independent School District, tonight's Lancaster High School Career Fair has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.  Stay posted to ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/03/2011 11:44:00

Midlothian: Major water leak

  According to the city of Midlothian there is a major water leak on Avenue E in front of City Hall. It will take ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/03/2011 11:30:00

Italy ISD opens, others stay closed

 Italy Independent School District will re-open tomorrow, Thursday, Feb.3, at regualr time. Waxahachie, Ferris, Avalon, Ennis, Palmer, Midlothian and Red Oak ISD have all confirmed they ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/02/2011 19:30:00

More power outages expected overnight, Thursday a.m.

ERCOT reports rotating outages are no longer needed at this time; however, there is a strong possibility that they will be required again ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/02/2011 19:27:00

Waxahachie ISD closed, district spelling bee canceled

Waxahachie ISD will now be closed for Thursday, Feb. 3. The district wide spelling bee that was scheduled for tomorrow evening, Thursday, Feb. 3,  at Felty ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/02/2011 18:03:00

Frigid weather creates peak demands for natural gas

 DALLAS - Atmos Energy, the largest distributor of natural gas in Texas, has seen record demands for gas due to the extremity of the cold ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/02/2011 13:27:00

Power Emergency – Conservation CRITICAL--Rotating Outages Have Begun

Power Emergency – Conservation CRITICAL--Rotating Outages Have Begun   The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has instructed utilities to begin rotating outages to compensate for a ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/02/2011 13:20:00

School Closings Wednesday, Feb.2

 All area schools will be closed due to winter weather conditions. Most city offices will not open until 10 a.m. or later.     ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/01/2011 23:11:00

Lancaster evening activities canceled

City evening activities cancelled       LANCASTER– According to the weather forecast we expect a continued drop in temperatures through the evening and overnight hours.  All City evening activities ... Full story

Last Updated: 02/01/2011 11:53:00

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