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Council appoints new mayor

WILMER - Alberto Hector Casarez was officially appointed the new mayor of Wilmer during a called meeting on Monday, Sept. 26 via a 3-1 vote.  Former ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:45:00

Police chase ends in death

DALLAS COUNTY –  A police chase starting in Palmer and continuing Northbound through Ferris, Wilmer and Hutchins resulted in a young man’s death on Thursday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:42:00

Cities plans ‘National Night Out’

DALLAS AND ELLIS COUNTY - National Night Out kicked off its 28th year this past Tuesday, Aug. 2 but because of the extreme Texas heat, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/29/2011 12:13:00

Health officials to address public after TB scare

Ennis: After hearing concerns from around the community about the tuberculosis situation at Ennis High School, Rep. Joe Barton (R-Ennis/Arlington) and State Rep. Jim Pitts ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/26/2011 17:24:00

Ellis County Commissioners Court Agenda for Monday, Sept. 26

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: 09/24/2011 16:14:00

Wilmer cancels meeting

WILMER -  The special called meeting for Thursday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m has been canceled according the city's website. The meeting has been rescheduled ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 14:40:00

Mayor resigns

WILMER - The gavel slammed.  It was Thursday, Sept. 15 and the Wilmer City Council Chamber was filled with tension.  Mayor Jeff Steele called his resignation at ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/22/2011 11:46:00

County approves $52,383,550 budget

            WAXAHACHIE-After two public hearings, one regarding the proposed ad valorem tax rate and another regarding the budget for fiscal year 2011/2012, Ellis County Commissioners narrowly ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/21/2011 17:08:00

Waxahachie pipe repairs lead to closed roadways

WAXAHACHIE - Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 5 a.m., traffic will be detoured on West Main to repair the street from a previous water leak ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/20/2011 17:22:00

Ellis County Commissioners Court tax increase public hearing

  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 Wednesday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/16/2011 20:43:00

BREAKING: Steele resigns

WILMER - Mayor Jeff Steele resigned as mayor of Wilmer during the Thursday, Sept. 15 council meeting at 9:25 p.m. More details and video to ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/16/2011 01:40:00

Fire truck accident under investigation

FERRIS – An incident Sunday, Sept. 11 involving a city fire truck is currently under investigation.  “Yes, there was a 9/11 ceremony last night [Sunday, Sept.11] ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:58:00

Residents to see increase on bills; Council approves redistricting

LANCASTER - Beginning Saturday, Oct. 1, residents and businesses will notice a rate increase for their garbage collection.   Via a 4-3 vote, council approved to ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/15/2011 12:54:00

Update on Ike Road fire

    As of 6 p.m. the fire along Ike Road in Ellis County is 100 percent contained, with an estimated 250 acres burned.  While 20 ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/13/2011 20:02:00

Eastbound I-30 lanes at Zion Road to be closed overnight Wednesday

DALLAS COUNTY – Weather permitting, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is allowing the closure of eastbound I-30 main lanes just west of Zion Road ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2011 17:43:00

Never forget: Barton reflects on 9/11 attacks

  Washington, D.C. -Congressman Joe Barton (R-Arlington/Ennis) released the following statement about the 10th Anniversary of the September 11th Terrorist Attacks:  “I hope people across the 6th ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/10/2011 17:04:00

County to postpone discussion on cell phones

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

Last Updated: 09/09/2011 16:48:00

Northwood grad speaks out on his role managing the Saddam Hussein trial

CEDAR HILL – Northwood University is honored to have Mr. Robert Chapman speak to the students, faculty and staff in observance of Constitution Day, Thursday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/09/2011 16:07:00

Addendum to Monday Sept. 12 Commissioner's Court meeting

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: 09/09/2011 15:30:00

Commissioners to discuss county cell phones

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 Thursday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/09/2011 15:29:00

Police make arrest in Prosperity Bank Robbery

RED OAK - On Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at approximately 5 p.m.  Michael Perales, 53 of Garrett, Texas, was arrested by the Union County Sheriff’s ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 18:54:00

Duran quits as fire chief; Served public for 20 years

FERRIS – Ferris Fire Chief Eddie Duran has been the subject of several open records requests the  past  two months by The Ellis County Press ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 18:50:00

Municipal clerk fired; A year of warnings ends career

FERRIS – Ferris Municipal Court Clerk Loretta Johnson was fired Tuesday, Aug. 30 after a year of ongoing warnings from Finance Director Melissa Garcia and ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/08/2011 18:48:00

Ellis County Commissioners Court Agenda for Monday, Sept. 12

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: 09/08/2011 16:58:00

Smoke filled skies in Waxahachie prompt city to issue update

Update on Smoke Seen In the Area: The city of Waxahachie is currently receiving a large volume of calls regarding the smoke in the area. At ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/06/2011 10:56:00

George Bush Turnpike ramp to be closed

Eastbound SH 183 Exit to President George Bush Turnpike (PGBT) Ramp North and Southbound to Close for Night Time Maintenance Work Overnight closures in place for full ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/02/2011 19:33:00

Sheriff Brown encourages safe holiday weekend

ELLIS COUNTY - With public safety as the primary concern, Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown is encouraging everyone to be extra cautious and to participate ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/02/2011 17:40:00

Volunteers sought to complete church project; Local company and affiliates donate roof

WAXAHACHIE– When long-time area roofer Marty Haight learned a team of volunteers from around the world was planning to build a church in a week, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/01/2011 15:40:00

Fly away home, Biery resigns; Airport board to search for new manager

WAXAHACHIE - Midway Regional Airport Manager Andy Biery resigned effective Friday, Sept. 9 according to a statement issued by the city of Waxahachie from The ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/01/2011 15:39:00

County to receive $10,458 to fight crime

WASHINGTON—Ellis County will receive a grant for $10,458 from the Department of Justice to help prevent crime based on local needs and conditions, U.S. Sen. ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/01/2011 15:35:00

Teacher diagnosed with TB; school issues statement

Statement from Ennis ISD A letter is being distributed this week to a group of Ennis High School students and parents regarding a positive case of ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/01/2011 12:22:00

Ennis High School teacher resigns after arrest

Ennis Independent School District has released the following: "We have been made aware that a former teacher with Ennis ISD has been arrested by the Ennis ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/01/2011 12:17:00

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