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12th Charlie's Angel Brigade Class Graduates

The 12th Charlie’s Angel Brigade Class graduated from their Basic Pistol Training Course Sunday, Jan. 6. Pictured are: Frances Esquivel, Linda McKenney, Audrey Brown, Evelyn ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/11/2013 16:19:00

‘Gun Appreciation Day’ set for Jan. 19

Washington, D.C. - A new coalition of gun rights and conservative groups has proclaimed Saturday, Jan., 19, “Gun Appreciation Day” and begun urging Americans nationwide ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/11/2013 16:18:00

Dryer fire displaces 7 Lancaster families

LANCASTER -  American Red Cross is working to help seven families were displaced by a fire at a Lancaster apartment complex Thursday night, Jan. 3. The ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/11/2013 16:17:00

“Texas’ Best Bar-B-Que…. Comes To Lancaster!”

LANCASTER - In an age where it seems big business and corporate chains dominate the food industry, one restaurant keeps things in perspective. Great  BBQ, ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/11/2013 16:16:00

ECSO Dispatchers honored

Dispatchers with the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office recently held a dinner and awards gathering last month. Several honors were presented, including: Jana Lutz , Most ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/04/2013 23:35:00

Sheriff warns of identity theft increase

Waxahachie – Identity theft is a serious crime that affects as many as 10 million Americans each year.  Victims can end up spending a considerable amount ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/04/2013 23:34:00

Red Oak PD seeking applications

RED OAK – The Red Oak Police Department is now accepting application for the Citizen’s Police Academy and Volunteer Program.  Officer Nathan Bickerstaff said, “The Citizens’ ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/04/2013 23:33:00

Ferris and Palmer first graders given free prevent tooth decay kits

Ferris — More than 200 first graders at Lucy Mae McDonald Elementary in Ferris and Palmer Elementary in Palmer recently received free prevent tooth decay ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/04/2013 23:32:00

Crime Scene followup

 FERRIS – Postal Inspector  Amanda McMurrey said, “Unfortunately, I am unable to comment on an investigation at this time,” refering to the recent burglary of ... Full story

Last Updated: 01/04/2013 23:32:00

CRIME SCENE

Yellow crime scene tape prevented Ferris from dropping mail off in the two drop boxes outside the main post office at 413 West 6th Street. ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2012 17:45:00

2 charged in drug bust

Waxahachie – The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office took two men into custody on drug-related charges after a Sunday, Dec. 9 traffic stop on Interstate 35E ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2012 17:42:00

Ellis County cities receive $24,132,781.87 in sales tax revenue

AUSTIN— Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said  state sales tax revenue in November was $2.34 billion, up 13.1 percent compared to November 2011. Ellis County cities ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2012 17:42:00

Texas schools fall short on safety, locals beefing up

AUSTIN – In the wake of the Connecticut school shooting, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today urged school districts across Texas to review their safety ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2012 17:41:00

Dr. Kevin Fegan presented with a huge gavel as 2013 Chair of Best Southwest Partnership

Dr. Kevin Fegan, president of Northwood University, third from left, was presented with a huge gavel as 2013 Chair of Best Southwest Partnership at the ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2012 17:40:00

NEW FDA OFFICER

Outgoing Ferris Downtown Association President Charles Hatfield presents newly elected president, Brian Anderson with the official FDA flag. Anderson along with Tina Miller, vice president ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/28/2012 17:39:00

Restored jet crash claims 2

Screen Shot WFAA TV A two-seater Aero L-29 Delfin fighter jet crash near the Ellis/Kaufman County line claimed the life of two local men. Fisher Floyd, 30, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/21/2012 10:23:00

Burglary/Assault suspect caught after escape

FERRIS – Following escape from custody Tuesday, Dec. 18, Thomas Trenton Jay, was apprehended in a back yard on Magnolia where a resident had seen ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/21/2012 10:22:00

Triumph to build more facilities

RED OAK – The city of Red Oak today said it has completed discussions with Triumph Aerostructures, LLC to construct additional facilities in the Red Oak ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/21/2012 10:22:00

No injuries reported in 2 structural fires

Lancaster – In the early morning of Wednesday, Dec. 12, the City of Lancaster and mutual aid agencies responded to two structural fires. At 1:43 a.m. ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/21/2012 10:21:00

Christmas Spirit evident by local donations

Waxahachie – Several toy and food drives by different groups in Ellis County shows the Christmas Spirit is alive and well.  The Ellis County Toy Drive ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/21/2012 10:19:00

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