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Commissioners court honors Italy athlete

WAXAHACHIE  - Ellis County Commissioners kicked off Monday, May 28 afternoon’s meeting with a salute to the accomplishments of Kortnei Johnson, an Italy High School ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 13:05:00

5th homicide suspect returned to Ellis County

Waxahachie – The fifth male suspect wanted in connection with an April 6,  homicide in Ellis County is now in custody at Wayne McCollum Detention ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/07/2013 13:03:00

Memorial Day Celebrations

Ellis County residents celebrated Memorial Day with the rest of the nation Monday as an important day in America. It’s a day to give thanks, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 14:33:00

Candidate's sign stirs controversy

Lindsey JuarezThe Ellis County Press MIDLOTHIAN – Surrounded by pink ribbons and jewelry, a sign sits in the window of Gigi’s Tre Chic accessories shop in ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 14:30:00

Man with a gun reported . . .

POLICE RESPONSE – The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office responded Sunday morning, May 26, to the 100 block of Henry Lane in response to a report ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 14:29:00

Ellis County tax valuations up from 2012

Lindsey JuarezThe Ellis County Press Ellis County property tax valuations this year are up about three percent from 2012, according to preliminary values.  However, not all entities ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 14:24:00

BSW Scholars Luncheon honors 11 local students

DESOTO – The Best Southwest Partnership announces its first Best Southwest Scholars Luncheon on May 30, at 11:30 a.m. at the MCM Grande Hotel, 1515 ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2013 14:19:00

Business US 287 traffic detoured for storm response damage; Forces closures for downtown Ennis building inspections and repairs

ENNIS – Business US 287 traffic is being detoured for at least four weeks so that crews can conduct inspections and repairs of damaged buildings ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:32:00

LOOP 9 PROJECT

Several hundred area residents  reviewed the Loop 9 project plan to connect US 67 with I-35 with I-45 and finally I-20 within the Dallas, Ellis ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:31:00

Pit bulls attack Ferris woman

FERRIS – A 62-year-old woman was bitten by two pit bull dogs running loose Sunday, May 19.  Ferris police arrived at the scene in the 400 ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:30:00

Ground broken for $12.6 million Pleasant Run bridge

WILMER –  A new bridge overpass in Wilmer could eventually result in thousands of jobs and increased prosperity in Wilmer and the entire southern Dallas ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2013 14:28:00

141st session of the CEO course

Ellis County Sherriff’s Officers joined 50 other chiefs, sheriffs and 911 emergency managers who were also selected and invited to attend the 141st session of ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 15:00:00

Public meetings on Loop 9 Project set: Thursday, May 16, Ferris High School - Thursday, May 23, Ovilla Road Baptist Church

DALLAS COUNTY – Ever wondered what happened to the Loop 9 project?  The plan to connect US 67 with I-35 with I-45 and finally I-20 within ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:59:00

Commissioners OK Liska Road speed limit change

WAXAHACHIE – Due to minimal discussion, Ellis County Commissioners again concluded the public portion of their first regularly-scheduled meeting of the month in a matter ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:57:00

ECSO Communications Supervisors attend DOJ Program focused on protecting children

Waxahachie - Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Communications Supervisors Carla Rolland and Becky Rodgers recently returned from the prestigious Chief Executive Officer Training Seminar, held just ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:56:00

Wife said husband hit her head with a pot

WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched at 1:13 a.m. Monday, April 29, to the 1300 block of Southview, on a report of an ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:55:00

Case backlog prompts budget increase request by C/DA

WAXAHACHIE – In a series of informal meetings to kick off the annual budget process, Ellis County commissioners heard funding requests from other elected officials ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:54:00

Sheriff Johnny Brown Swears in New Deputy

Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown recently swore in Benton Wright as a Deputy. Wright was hired in April 2009 as a Detention Officer. He obtained ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2013 14:52:00

Aerial Attack

Commemorative Air Force – On Saturday, May 11, the Coyote Squadron presents its 15th Annual Corsicana Airsho© 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Gates open at ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2013 12:10:00

Rockett SUD adding 2 new elevated tanks

ELLIS COUNTY – Rockett Special Utility District will be adding two new elevated water storage tanks and replace water lines within the next two years ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2013 12:09:00

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