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8th CAB class graduates

The 8th Charlie’s Angel Brigade Class graduated from their Basic Pistol Training Course Sunday, Oct. 7 in Ferris. Pictured are: (l-r) Olivia Edwards, Carol Haveron, ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/11/2012 22:49:00

Milford native still in the fight despite war injuries

Sgt. James Mercure, USMC Submitted Article  AFGHANISTAN - “There was blood down my leg after I got shot.” Lance Cpl. Ethan Burk, a hazardous materials management coordinator, Marine ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:58:00

Police dog program presented to SAGU

Waxahachie – Southwestern Assembly of God University students learned about how law enforcement utilizes police service dogs during a presentation Sept. 27 by Ellis County ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:56:00

Ferris Newcomer Guide 2012

To view the Ferris Newcomer Guide click the link under "Attachments" to the right. ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:54:00


Members of the Ferris Downtown Association, along with city officials, were on hand to celebrate the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting ceremony for Chances Are General ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:53:00

Prayer Garden donated

Submitted article Hutchins - A $3,500 Prayer Garden was under construction this past week at 509 Denton Street in Hutchins.  Pastor Kevin A. Norvell Sr of Little ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/04/2012 21:50:00

Reporter stops bully in NYC

NEW YORK CITY – An Ellis County Press correspondent, from Red Oak, intervened in an altercation Monday, Sept. 24. White-Feather Cherokee gave a first-hand account of ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/28/2012 00:33:00

Record crowd experiences Battle of Waxahachie Creek

WAXAHACHIE - As cannons boomed and smoke filled Getzendaner Park, a  record crowd watched a re-enactment of the Battle of Waxahachie Creek Saturday, Sept. 22. ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/28/2012 00:33:00

School evacuated over bomb scare

WAXAHACHIE – At approximately 12:20 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, all Finley Junior High students and staff were evacuated due to a written bomb threat found ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/28/2012 00:32:00

Special Ellis County Commissioners’ Court meets Friday

WAXAHACHIE - A special meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court will be held on Friday, Sept. 28,  at 10:30 a.m., in the Commissioners’ courtroom, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/28/2012 00:32:00

Sheriff seeking Neighborhood Watch groups

ELLIS COUNTY – Rural residents interested in forming Neighborhood Watch groups are encouraged to contact the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office’s Community Relations/Crime Prevention Division. The Neighborhood ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/28/2012 00:29:00

Dauben‘s bond revoked; Back in jail until Oct. 5 pre-trial

WAXAHACHIE – Former Ellis County Observer Publisher Joey G. Dauben violated the terms of his bond and is back in jail following a bond hearing ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/20/2012 23:24:00

Reenactors to portray Battle of Waxahachie Creek; Waxahachie Chautauqua Preservation Society presents 2012 Annual Assembly

WAXAHACHIE - More than 700 students are expected in Getzendaner Park on Friday Sept. 21 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. during the Chautauqua Assembly. ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/20/2012 23:22:00

Rocky Crest Museum receives State Historical Marker

Lancaster – On Saturday, Sept. 8, the Rocky Crest School alumni reunited for the LHS Street Alumni Association’s presentation of the State of Texas historical ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/20/2012 23:18:00

Lancaster man sentenced to 8 years for downloading child pornography

LANCASTER – A 55-year-old Lancaster man, Terry Don Jackson was sentenced Wednesday, Sept. 12, to eight years in a federal prison for downloading and sharing ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/20/2012 23:17:00

E..C. Sheriff’s Cpl. Cousins catches 2 burglary suspects

Waxahachie – Ellis County Sheriff’s Cpl. Grant Cousins captured two burglary suspects while on routine patrol the night of Friday, Sept. 7. Cousins was on U.S. ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/20/2012 23:17:00

Barbershop Recruitment Challenge kicks off Saturday

DALLAS – Big Brothers Big Sisters is partnering with local barbershops and several African-American fraternities and sororities on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/20/2012 23:15:00

History comes alive Sept. 21-22; The Waxahachie Chautauqua Preservation Society Presents 2012 Annual Assembly

The Civil War 1861-1865 The Ellis County Perspective Honoring the Sesquicentennial of the War Between the States Sept. 21-22 Getzendaner Park  Waxahachie Friday Sept. 21 - Free Admission A Unique Living History Educational ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/13/2012 14:44:00

4 drug arrests made in Oak Leaf

Oak Leaf – Four men were arrested on drug charges following a search warrant executed by the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit on ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/13/2012 14:42:00

Voter Registration Month declared

AUSTIN  – Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade announced September is National Voter Registration Month. Andrade joins her colleagues with the National Association of Secretaries ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/13/2012 14:41:00

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