Megan Gray

30 years and still constructin'; Local man preserving the future

FERRIS -  Thirty years ago, Tommy James worked on preserving an old train depot into a showcase for everyone to cherish, the showcase, was his ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/30/2011 13:10:00

1 dead after chase

RED OAK – A car chase turned deadly shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday, June 28. Red Oak Police reported Officer Tyler Robinson attempted to stop a ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/30/2011 13:09:00

Council says 'no' to golf carts; Wade walks out on ethics complainants

OVILLA -  After a 4-1 vote council denied the use of golf carts on public streets Monday, June 27. Place 3 Councilman James Wade has been ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/30/2011 13:08:00

Judge Bush declares state of disaster, fireworks banned

ELLIS COUNTY - Just over a week after a grass fire consumed more than 230 acres in two counties (Ellis and Dallas), destroying one home ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/30/2011 13:02:00

No Refusal' weekend to target DWI this 4th of July holiday

ELLIS COUNTY - To combat the problem of intoxicated drivers on Texas roads a statewide No Refusal Program is underway this 4th of July holiday.  ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/30/2011 12:58:00

Lawsuit settled over Wood St. home

 The city of Ferris Board of Adjustment met to consider settling a lawsuit with the property owner at 409 S. Wood Street, Ms. Jacuita Kimbrell  ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/29/2011 16:19:00

Mutz Park renovation groundbreaking


Last Updated: 06/23/2011 18:04:00

Officer resigns after long battle

FERRIS - Officer Larell D. Tolbert Jr. “is no longer with us[Ferris Police Department]”, said Police Chief Sam Love on Tuesday, April 5. Since the comment ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/23/2011 15:22:00

Veterans sought for annual parade

WAXAHACHIE – Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau,  in conjunction with Perry Giles of Giles Monuments in Waxahachie, is in search of ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/23/2011 15:21:00

Many gather to celebrate 25th anniversary

MIDLOTHIAN -  Attendees from all across the Southern Dallas County and Northern Ellis County region were on hand celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Best ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/23/2011 15:20:00

iPad'ing the way to the future; Council to utilize new technology

Ferris – City council navigated their way through the council agendas- with a lot less wafting through papers -one swipe of a finger at a ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/23/2011 15:18:00

County Press takes 1st Place honors

ROCKWALL – The Ellis County Press took home 1st Place honors at the “2011 Texas Better Newspaper Contest” held at the Hilton Bella Harbor on ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/23/2011 12:25:00

Election results

The following results are unofficial until canvassed by the Lancaster city council. District 2 Stanley M. Jaglowski :115 Gary Citizen Jr.: 15 Total votes include early voting. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/18/2011 22:11:00

Election results

The following results are unofficial until canvassed by the Lancaster city council. District 2 Stanley M. Jaglowski :115 Gary Citizen Jr.: 15 Total votes include early voting. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/18/2011 22:11:00

Lancaster: Don't forget to vote

Voting is still going on until 7 p.m. today, Saturday, June 18, for the Distict 2 run-off's between Stanely M. Jaglowski and Gary Citizen Jr. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/18/2011 16:15:00

Two arrested after drug bust

RED OAK - On Saturday, June 11, The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigation Unit and the Red Oak Police Department concluded a month long ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/16/2011 17:05:00

Car chase leads to 3 arrests

On Sunday, June 12,  at 2:05 a.m. Red Oak Officer Dustin Bragg attempted to stop a silver colored Dodge Stratus driving south bound on Interstate ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/16/2011 16:50:00

Crews still cleaning up after fire

Crews are still cleaning up after the devastating five alarm fire burned down the 1879 Chisholm Grill restaurant in historic downtown Waxahachie Tuesday, Jan. 18. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/16/2011 12:40:00

Military deserter arrested in Dallas has local ties

FERRIS - An 18-year-old male was arrested in Dallas early Monday, June 13 in connection with stealing a motorcycle in Ferris as well as having ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/16/2011 12:39:00

'Whole lotta shakin' going on'; Earthquake shakes homes in county

ELLIS COUNTY - A 2.7 magnitude earthquake shook homes in Ellis County just before noon on Sunday, June 12 according to reports by the U.S. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/16/2011 12:38:00

Residential use of downtown buildings; 'Fatal mistake for future?'

LANCASTER – Recommendation by Senior Planner Nathaniel Barnett and a unanimous vote by the Planning and Zoning Committee back in May only helped the Lancaster ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/16/2011 12:37:00

Chief leaves for new job in Oklahoma

LANCASTER -  Lancaster Police Chief Keith L. Humphrey announced his intentions to relocate Monday, June 6.  Effective Thursday, June 30, Humphrey will no longer be employed ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/16/2011 12:37:00

Young girl overcomes dyslexia

FERRIS – Proud grandparents Barron and Mable Cornell of Ferris are shocked their 13-year-old granddaughter has overcome her battle with dyslexia.  Ashley Cornell will be entering ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/16/2011 12:35:00

SAGU helps Bethany University students continue education

Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is helping displaced Bethany University (BU) students continue their education in a like-minded university setting. Bethany University, located in ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/15/2011 17:47:00

Fly your flags today

June 14th is Flag Day and all businesses and homes are encouraged to fly the flag of the United States of America. The History Of Flag ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/14/2011 10:36:00

Salvation Army opens cooling station in Waxahachie

DALLAS – When it’s extremely hot, it’s the poor and elderly who can suffer the most. Some don’t have air conditioning. For those that do, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/13/2011 12:38:00

Lancaster: Mayor Pro Tem meets with elected officals in D.C.

LANCASTER -  Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Nina Morris met with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and several other national political leaders last week in Washington, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2011 17:18:00

Council approves road construction; Mayor Pro Tem appointed

WILMER – Council appointed Hector Pena as Mayor Pro Tem during the first council meeting of the newly appointed Wilmer City Council Thursday, June 2. Mayor ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2011 09:42:00

Suspect captured in man hunt

FERRIS - An aggravated robbery caused a man hunt for several local law enforcement agencies the evening of Thursday, June 2. According to Ferris Police Chief ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2011 09:35:00

Waxahachie approves alcohol at festivals

WAXAHACHIE- The Waxahachie City Council unanimously voted on an ordinance to allow sales of beer and wine to be allowed at outdoor festivals and events ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/09/2011 09:34:00

Various lanes on I-20 closed for repair this week

   DALLAS  – Weather permitting, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has scheduled several lane closures on Interstate 20 (I-20) this week in southwest Dallas County ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/06/2011 16:42:00

Updated Breaking: Man search in Ferris

 An aggravated robbery has caused a man hunt for Ferris and Wilmer Police Departments. As of 8:40 p.m. on Business 45, the Ellis County Sheriff Office ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/02/2011 20:50:00

Ex-boyfriend kills girlfriend, self

WAXAHACHIE – Neighbors were jolted by the sound of a gunshot in the quiet neighborhood of Lake Park Avenue in Waxahachie Friday morning. The shot, killing ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/02/2011 15:33:00

Run-off candidate arrested, accused of assault

LANCASTER - District 2 run-off candidate Gary J. Citizen was arrested Saturday, May 28 when officers arrived at his residence on the 1300 block of ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/02/2011 15:31:00

Three found guilty of murder

WAXAHACHIE – An Ellis County Jury found three guilty of murder last week in Judge Bob Carroll’s 40th District Court. After several hours of deliberation and ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/02/2011 15:29:00

FERRIS : Man found unconscious in jail cell

A prisoner in the Ferris Police Department Jail was found unconscious from an apparant self-strangulation on Wednesday, June 1. At 8:10 p.m., the 36-year-old Hispanic male was ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/02/2011 10:32:00

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