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Rep. Jim Pitts stepping down from Texas house; Represented House District 10 for past 20 years

AUSTIN – State Representative Jim Pitts (R-Waxahachie), Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, announced today he does not intend to seek re-election and plans ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:16:00

Stolen truck wrecked during police chase

Waxahachie - At about 12:05 a.m. Aug. 21, Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a report from a man who said his son’s pickup had ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:14:00

Ferris shoplifting suspects arrested

FERRIS - On Monday, Aug. 19,  at 11:50 a.m. the Ferris Police Department  received a report from EZ Mart convenience store at 100 N. Central ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:13:00

16 attend Hunter Safety Course

Mark BoundsSpecial to The Ellis County Press RED OAK – On Saturday, Aug. 17, a Hunter Safety course was presented in Red Oak to 16 students ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:12:00

Red Oak selects leading experts for race relations committee

RED OAK – Three criminology experts have been chosen to serve on the committee that will review Red Oak Police Department’s racial profiling procedures, among ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:00:00

Erin McClelland sworn in as Reserve Deputy Sheriff

On Monday, Aug. 19, Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown recently swore in Erin McClelland as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff. McClelland has held a Peace Officer ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:00:00

Retired Deputy honored

Ellis County employees recently honored retired Deputy Jerry Rider with a surprise reception at the courthouse. Rider, served as a Bailiff for the 40th District ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:00:00

Career drug dealer sentenced to 68 years

WAXAHACHIE - On Friday, Aug. 16, Ryan Keith Mason, 41, of Italy, was sentenced to 68 years in prison by an Ellis County jury after ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:00:00

Animal hoarder convicted of 9 animal cruelty counts

WAXAHACHIE - On Friday, Aug. 16, an Ellis County jury sentenced Michelle Lorraine Lehman, 41, of Dallas, to one year in jail and a $4,000 ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:00:00

Preparing for disaster

Texas Civil Defense conducted a table-top exercise Saturday, Aug. 10 in Red Oak. About 40 members of the preparedness group attended a class on setting ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

SPCA given custody of 27 Ferris animals

WAXAHACHIE — Before a custody hearing today at  Ellis County Justice of the Peace, pct. 2 Courthouse in Waxahachie, an agreement was reached between the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

Hutchins approves plans for 83-acre warehouse complex

HUTCHINS – An 83-acre industrial development off Interstate 45 was given the go ahead by city of Hutchins to build a 1.6 million-square-foot warehouse.  The Hillwood ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

Sheriff opposed to jail privatization

WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County Commissioners’ Court held a special meeting on the afternoon of Thursday, Aug. 8, little more than one business day prior to ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

Rep. Pitts to speak at TGIF breakfast

The Best Southwest Partnership welcomes Texas Representative Jim Pitts as the speaker for BSW’s third of four 2013 TGIF Legislative Breakfast Series to be held ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

2 die in fiery plane crash

ELLIS COUNTY — The Texas Department of Public Safety reported a plane crashed in rural Ellis County on Sunday morning, killing two people. According to the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

ECSO Explorers Post 106 honored at state competition

Waxahachie – Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 106 brought home multiple trophies, plaques and medals, including third place overall team honors, from the recent ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 20:02:00

Career drug dealer gets 80 & 20 years

WAXAHACHIE – On July 31, an Ellis County jury sentenced Milton Jarrod Brown, 44, of Waxahachie, to 80 years in prison and 20 years in ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:57:00

Rep. Davis to speak at TGIF breakfast

DALLAS – The Best Southwest Partnership welcomes Texas Representative Yvonne Davis as the speaker for BSW’s second of four 2013 TGIF Legislative Breakfast Series on ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:56:00

Ferris Yellowjacket Trail funded by state program

AUSTIN – The Texas Transportation Commission and the Texas Department of Transportation announced the selection of the Yellowjacket Multi-Use Trail for Transportation Enhancement Program funding. Purpose ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2013 19:51:00

Memory quilt brings tears

RED OAK – As her mother’s 86th birthday approached, nearly a year after losing her father, Tammie Dooley of Red Oak set out to find ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/02/2013 22:43:00

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