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'A True Public Servant' honored by friends, family

‘True Public Servant’ Chief Deputy Charles Sullins, of the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, was presented with a cake to commemorate his 65th birthday as well ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/31/2011 12:08:00

New premium online membership available

ELLIS AND DALLAS COUNTY – Readers will now be able to subscribe to the online edition of The Ellis County Press by the month, half ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/31/2011 12:06:00

Apartment shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 hospitalized

LANCASTER – A Sunday morning shooting left one dead and one hospitalized according to Lancaster Police Lt. Kelly Hooten. After midnight on Sunday, March 27, a ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/31/2011 12:06:00

Officials report to early morning apartment fire

LANCASTER – Lancaster Fire Department responded to a two alarm fire at the River Bend Apartments on Monday, March 28. A press release issued by Captain ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/31/2011 12:05:00

Ellis County Sheriff Unit assists Ferris PD in drug arrest

FERRIS – The Ellis County Special Investigation Unit responded to the 400 block of South Henrietta Street on Friday, March 25 to assist Ferris Police ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/31/2011 12:04:00

City in search of citizen input

DESOTO – This Saturday, April 2 at 9 a.m., the city of DeSoto is set to host a public town hall meeting on trash and ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/31/2011 11:58:00

Council approves tattoo expansion, took owner 6 months for approval

LANCASTER - After six months waiting for approval, a tattoo parlor located near Pleasant Run Road and Dallas Avenue is allowed to expand their business. "Me ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/31/2011 11:55:00

WAXAHACHIE : Bomb scare at Wedgeworth Elementary

 As of 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, Wedgeworth Elementary has been deemed safe for reentry by the Waxahachie Police Department and Waxahachie Fire department.  The building ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/30/2011 14:10:00

Lancaster students earn 'video of the day' title

The Advanced A/V Production students  at LHS  video, “Owning the TAKS”, was selected as the feature video of the day on “Schooltube”, out ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/29/2011 11:45:00

City to gain more than $65,000,000; Waste Management contract amended

FERRIS - City council approved to amend the contract with Skyline Waste Management on Monday, March 21 with a 3-1 vote. Councilman Billy Don Dunn recused ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/24/2011 13:11:00

Residents complain of 'raw sewage' smell; City claims they have 'no control'

WILMER – Local area businesses and city of Wilmer residents were flooding The Ellis County Press office Monday, March 21 regarding smells of “raw sewage” ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/24/2011 13:02:00

Remains of missing woman found; Suspect charged with murder

ENNIS - The remains of a missing Palmer woman are believed to have been found on the 4500 block of FM 879 over the weekend. Marian ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/24/2011 13:01:00

Lancaster: 'Artist to the Stars' Cecil Bernard in town Friday, March 25

Who: Cecil Bernard "Artist to the Stars” What: He will be Rosa Parks/Millbrook’s special presenter and guest for their Spirit Day When: Day tomorrow morning, 8:00 a.m., ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/24/2011 12:18:00

Cedar Hill: Trinity Colon and Rectal Surgery grand opening

On Thursday, March 17 the Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for  Trinity Surgery and Rectal Surgery, PA. At Trinity Colon & Rectal ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/24/2011 11:59:00

English professor to host weekly poetry night

Southwestern Assemblies of God University English Professor Amy George is partnering with Zula’s Coffee House to launch a poetry open mic night this Thursday, March ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/24/2011 11:34:00

Ellis County Commissioners workshop scheduled Thursday

  NOTICE OF WORKSHOP ELLIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ COURT     Notice is hereby given that a Workshop will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 9:00 a.m.  in the ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/21/2011 18:44:00

SAGU to host engagement seminar

WAXAHACHIE - Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) will host its annual “Engaged Seminar” March 22, 23, and 24. Speakers will discuss issues that arise ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/21/2011 11:52:00

Griffith sworn in as fire chief; New park named

LANCASTER - Family packed the council chambers Monday, March 14 as John Thomas Griffith was sworn in as the new Lancaster Fire Chief. “I just want ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/18/2011 13:00:00

More than 40 years ago today, Sullins taught the kids to behave

WAXAHACHIE – Chief Deputy Charles Sullins sits in his chair pondering what’s to come next in his career spanning more than 40 years once he ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/18/2011 12:57:00

Fire dept. receives grant

WILMER - Senator John Cornyn announced the Wilmer Fire Department is to receive a grant totaling $323,000 this week for vehicle acquisition. According to City Secretary ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/18/2011 12:52:00

Waxahachie sexual assault case suspended

WAXAHACHIE - After a thorough investigation, the Waxahachie Police Department has suspended the investigation relating to the alleged sexual assault on the Waxahachie Creek Hike ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/17/2011 17:41:00

SAGU Career Services hosted sucsessful dinner

WAXAHACHIE - Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Career Services and Aramark food services hosted a career etiquette dinner on February 28, 2011. The purpose ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/17/2011 12:27:00

FHS student charged; Documents confirm student plotting to kill ex-girlfriend

 FERRIS - Superintendent Mike Bodine has confirmed a student at Ferris High School has been arrested.  Steve Curtis Pierot, a 17-year old male from Red Oak, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/10/2011 13:45:00

Mayoral candidate has warrant out for arrest

PALMER - Mayoral candidate Joey Dauben, a blogger and local self-publisher, has a warrant out for his arrest. The city of Ferris has confirmed the warrant, ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/10/2011 13:50:00

Brown to attend sheriff institute

WAXAHACHIE - Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown has been selected and confirmed to attend the 100th session of the National Sheriff’s Institute in April. “I am ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/10/2011 13:48:00

Arrest made in area burglaries; Firearms recovered and returned

ALMA - Ellis County Sheriff deputies responded to the 100 block of MF 1183 in reference to a burglary in progress reported by a local ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/10/2011 13:45:00

Texas Ranger chief to retire

Texas Ranger Chief Antonio “Tony” Leal announced his retirement effective March 31.  Leal was the youngest Ranger and first Hispanic to hold the ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/07/2011 16:07:00

Caught in the act; Man crashes into back of building

FERRIS - A 44–year-old Bristol man was caught breaking into local area businesses Sunday, Feb. 27. Ferris Police Officer Chris Ellis arrested Thomas Augustus Gatlin at ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/05/2011 15:14:00

FERRIS ISD: School board approves district fast food spending

FERRIS – More than $1,400 was spent at Whataburger, McDonalds and Milano’s Pizza for the athletic department this past January according to school finance reports. During ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/05/2011 15:11:00

'Two Irish Tenors' to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

WAXAHACHIE - To help bring in the green festivities on Thursday, March 17 , in full Irish style, fourth generation Irishmen Patrick Moriarty of Waxahachie ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/05/2011 14:49:00

Lancaster participates in statewide warrant roundup initiative

    LANCASTER–   On Saturday, March 5, 2 the city of Lancaster Municipal Court will be participating in the Annual Statewide Warrant Roundup Initiative with more ... Full story

Last Updated: 03/04/2011 17:23:00

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