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Texas Top 10 Most Wanted sex offender captured in Ennis

AUSTIN – Ezekiel O’Neal Harris, 28, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested on Aug. 13 in Ennis.  Harris ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/28/2014 15:53:00

Summerfest Block Party to be held on Labor Day, Sept. 1; 2014 Buick Encore, iPad, Rangers tickets, gift cards, and more prizes to be given away

FERRIS – Shaw Creek Towne Center is hosting the Summerfest Block Party on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  This event ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/28/2014 15:51:00

Bush wants $1.8 million in additional tax dollars

WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County Judge Carol Bush filed a budget proposal for the 2014/2015 fiscal year that calls for collection of $1.8 million in additional ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/28/2014 15:51:00

County Judges contrasted; 'Judicial hearings is a key factor in county efficiency'

Kaufman County Judge Bruce Wood sees his involvement in judicial hearings as a key factor in county efficiency. “It allows more time for our two County ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/28/2014 15:49:00

BUSH: Inquiry a 'political attack'

WAXAHACHIE- In her first public comments since The Ellis County Press broke a story involving County Judge Carol Bush accepting thousands of dollars for duties ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2014 12:51:00

BTF looks to broaden Ellis County Scope of Operations

Recent donation from Walton Development & Management will fund additional activities, reach    WAXAHACHIE, – The Bridges Training Foundation, a non-profit whose primary goal is to provide ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2014 12:48:00

Services set for retired Lancaster Fire Chief Richard A. “Dick” Knopf

Lancaster –Retired Lancaster Fire Chief Richard A. “Dick” Knopf passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 in the early morning. Chief Knopf served the City of Lancaster ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2014 12:47:00

TCC Meeting Thursday, Aug. 28

WAXAHACHIE – Texas Concerned Citizens will meet Thursday, Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Waxahachie Civic Center. Terri Hall, guest speaker with “Texas Uniting for ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2014 12:45:00

Severe storm hits Rockett; No injuries reported

Mark VarselSpecial Report ROCKETT – Late Sunday afternoon a severe thunderstorm tore through the small farming community of Rockett, approximately nine miles east of Waxahachie. The storm ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/14/2014 19:50:00

DINOSAUR BONES FOUND

An archeological dig of a Columbian Mammoth dubbed Ellie Mae is underway. Discovered in Ellis County, the location remains undisclosed. Ferris resident Jim West, pictured ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/14/2014 19:49:00

ECSO warns motorists not to drink and drive

Waxahachie - The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is joining forces with the Texas Department of Transportation, the National Transportation Highway Administration and law enforcement agencies ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/14/2014 19:48:00

Commissioners vote on pay raise for themselves; other elected officials; 90-day ban on outdoor burning approved

WAXAHACHIE – The budget process occupied the largest portion of Monday’s meeting, starting with a proposal by County Judge Carol Bush to give two-percent raises ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/14/2014 19:48:00

CHECK PRESENTED

ATMOS Energy Public Affairs Manager Corey Green presented a $1,000 check to the Ferris Volunteer Fire Department. Green acknowledged the Ferris Volunteer Firefighters at their ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/14/2014 19:41:00

Police seek help

Police are seeking the public’s help in finding the person who caused and left the scene of an accident that killed Justin Dean Woodall, on ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/08/2014 00:50:00

Southwest Mexican Food ribbon cutting ceremony

Southwest Mexican Food held its ribbon cutting Wednesday, July 30 at 502 W. Eighth Street in Ferris.(Back Row L to R): Ferris Main Street Director ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/08/2014 00:48:00

Out-of-state escaped fugitive captured by Maypearl Police

MAYPEARL – Maypearl Police Department on Friday, Aug. 1 captured escaped fugitive Edward Earl Copeland around 1 a.m. “Thanks to all of you that called in ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/08/2014 00:48:00

Texas Representative-elect John Wray

Texas Representative-elect John Wray from District 10 was introduced and interviewed by Ovilla Councilman Doug Hunt, and displayed a keen grasp of issues important to ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/08/2014 00:47:00

Elected-county officials up for 2% pay raise; Ellis County Commissioners Court to hold public hearing Monday, Aug. 11

WAXAHACHIE – On Monday, Aug. 11, county commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposed two-percent pay increase of salaries, expenses or allowances for ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/08/2014 00:46:00

Richard Mohundro dies at 67; Former Ferris Mayor served '82-'84

KAUFMAN - Former Ferris Mayor Richard Mohundro, 67, was found dead Friday, Aug. 1 in Kaufman. Mohundro was sworn in as Ferris Mayor on April 5, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/08/2014 00:45:00

Texas Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 8 to 10

AUSTIN – Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds shoppers they can save money on certain items priced under $100 during the state’s annual sales tax holiday.  This ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/08/2014 00:45:00

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