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Red Oak faces lawsuit amidst racial profiling allegations

RED OAK - The city of Red Oak will soon be faced with a lawsuit because of alleged racial profiling and misconduct in the police ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:39:00

Attack of the Invasives

JIM WEST Guest Reporter What you see in the above photo is what was, just last year, a field of almost solid bluebonnets.  As you can see, there ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:38:00

Comptroller distributes $578 million in sales tax

Best Southwest (Dallas County) County Total for All Cities  $41,872,997.75 Up 6.55%   Ellis County  County Total for All Cities $1,978,048.00 Up 6.57%   AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:36:00

County due nearly $8,000 annual credit card rebate

WAXAHACHIE – County Auditor Mike Navarro told commissioners the July 16 special meeting of the court was needed in order to ensure the county would ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:35:00

Texas Legislature authorizes TSTC Extension Center at Red Oak

Austin - TSTC officials announced the creation of TSTC North Texas, an extension center of TSTC Marshall at Red Oak operating in partnership with Red ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2013 18:32:00

6th of July Celebration

As part of the first Ferris 6th of July event, hosted by the Ferris Downtown Association, local Boy Scout Troop 206 provided a dunking booth ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 18:00:00

County burn ban in effect

WAXAHACHIE – “When you met last time, the KBDI was at 424 on the 24th of June,” said Fire Marshal Joe Stewart, adding that 500 ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:59:00

58-year old man found dead from self-inflicted gunshot; Attempted homicide ends in suicide

FERRIS – On July 1 at 9:13 a.m. Ferris Police Department received a 911 call.  The caller said her father was shooting at her in the ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:58:00

NEW DEPUTIES SWORN IN

Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown recently swore in Ryan Austin and Brian McIntosh as Deputy Sheriffs. Austin previously worked as a Detention Officer with ECSO, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:56:00

Sheriff Johnny Brown swears in new Deputy

Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown recently swore in Matt Overcash as a Deputy Sheriff. Overcash has held a Peace Officer license for 10-1/2 years; his ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:54:00

Local Emergency Planning Committee addresses emergency planning districts

WAXAHACHIE – A federal law under the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 establishes the existence of and purposes for a Local Emergency Planning ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2013 17:50:00

CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE DAY

An estimate 200-300 residents  watched  the Red Oak White & Blue to celebration of  the Fourth of July on Saturday, June 29 in Pearson Park. ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:47:00

Flasher gets maximum jail time

WAXAHACHIE – On Thursday, June 27,  Ollie Ray Hines, 26, of Red Oak, was sentenced to a maximum sentence of 180 days in county jail ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:45:00

Midlothian Ash Grove plant to retire two kilns, upgrade a third

MIDLOTHIAN – The Ash Grove Cement Company plant in Midlothian will retire two kilns and modify a third as part of a settlement with the ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:44:00

Red Oak man back to work after gun shot wound

RED OAK – Cory O’ Connor, the Red Oak man shot May 27 in Irving, is out of the hospital and back to work. However, the ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:44:00

RECEIVING COMMENDATIONS

Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Joe Fitzgerald and Crime Scene Technician Katie Gildner were recently issued commendations by Sheriff Johnny Brown for their outstanding work ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/04/2013 18:42:00

Juvenile to stand trial as an adult for murder

WAXAHACHIE – On Monday, June 24, after a two-and-a-half day hearing, Judge Gene Calvert, Ellis County Court at Law #2, ruled 15-year-old Victoria Alejandra Velasquez ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:56:00

PetSmart officials present Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown with $4,000 grant

ENNIS – In an on-site ceremony on Thursday, June 20, at PetSmart’s Ennis Distribution Center, PetSmart officials presented Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown with a ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:55:00

New constable making positive impact in county

A lifelong resident of Bristol, former member of the U.S. Infantry, Tenth Mountain Division, and 16-year veteran of the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, Roy A. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:52:00

Commissioners' Court updated on 2 projects

WAXAHACHIE – Updates on two long-term projects topped the Commissioners’ Court agenda for the regularly-scheduled meeting on Monday, June 24. “This is a presentation for the ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/27/2013 18:51:00

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