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1,176 plants seized; Estimated street value $588,000 for confiscated marijuana

Special to The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office recovered 1,176 marijuana plants from an illegal marijuana grow Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 21.  Estimated ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 20:53:00

Ellis County Homespun Society 1 of many featured at 2012 Chautauqua Assembly

WAXAHACHIE – The Ellis County Homespun Society will be one of the more than 20 Civil War educational presentations featured at the 2012 Chautauqua Assembly. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 20:52:00

County joins fight against West Nile

WAXAHACHIE – The West Nile Virus was discussed during the Monday, Aug. 27 Commissioners’ Court meeting.  Fire Marshal/Emergency Manager Joe Stewart updated the court on the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 20:49:00

Protect pets from mosquitoes, prevent heartworm disease

Eliminating mosquitoes around your house in addition to using approved medications can ensure your pet remains a healthy companion. To lessen your pets’ exposure to mosquitoes ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 20:48:00

UPDATE: Lancaster to begin Ground Spraying

The City of Lancaster has coordinated with Dallas County Health and Human Servicesand will conduct ground spraying on Friday, Aug. 24 and Saturday, Aug. 25. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/24/2012 12:07:00

Safely share the road with school buses

David SilveySpecial to The Ellis County Press According to the American School Bus Council, school buses are designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in avoiding ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:19:00

15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Certification Exercise

Lance Cpl. Timothy Childers 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Lance Cpl. Scott J. Kelley and Pfc. Joshua A. Limbash, both artillery cannoners from Battery B, Battalion Landing ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:17:00

Police join national impaired driving fatalities crackdown

Submitted article Ferris – If you drink and drive in Ferris beware, Ferris Police Department is joining with law enforcement throughout the nation for the “Drive ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:16:00

Weapons/drug conviction nets Ellis County man 7 years in Federal Prison

DALLAS – Shane Wilson, 32, of Midlothian, was sentenced last week by  U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle to a total of 84 months in ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:16:00

Unauthorized side jobs nets 4 arrests

Waxahachie – Ellis County Sheriff’s Office arrested four persons on a first-degree felony charge of Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity. On Tuesday, Aug. 21, Jose A. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:15:00

Pony shot near Ferris

FERRIS - The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s assistance relating to an incident of Cruelty to Animal/Criminal Mischief in which an owner ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2012 14:53:00

Urgent Information on West Nile Spraying

Weather permitting, the City of Ferris will receive aerial spraying for mosquitoes in response to the West Nile Virus outbreak.  Spraying is currently scheduled to ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2012 18:31:00

‘Warbirds on Parade’ coming Saturday, Sept. 1; Commemorative Air Force Dfw Wing salutes Veterans of all ages

LANCASTER – There are numerous war movies, history books and stories handed down from servicemen and women about how warplanes played a significant role in ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 13:46:00

Arctic Trailblazer Week

www.dvidshub.netDeployed Red Oak native Sgt. Brian Culley - Spc. Derek Lawson, 109th Transportation Company, of Baltimore, Md., chases U.S. Army Sgt. Brian Culley, 545th Military ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 13:45:00

Cortney Petrich recipient of $1,000 FFA scholarship

Submitted by Sharon Harrissharonrenee62@aol.com FERRIS - The Ferris FFA Booster Club announced Ferris High School graduate, Cortney Petrich is the recepient of a $1,000 scholarship.  Petrich has ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 13:42:00

$632 Million monthly sales tax revenue distributed

AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced today that state sales tax revenue in July was $2.05 billion, up 10.1 percent compared to July 2011.  Ellis ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 13:42:00

Southwest Children’s Chorus announces auditions

Submitted article DeSoto – Southwest Children’s Chorus announces its Fall Auditions and invites children in the Ellis County and Southwestern Dallas County to join this worthwhile ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 13:20:00

Arrest made in murder case

Waxahachie – Ellis County Sheriff’s deputies made an arrest Monday, Aug. 6 in the murder of Sonya Ballinger, a 19-year-old female from Irving.  On Tuesday, Aug. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2012 13:33:00

Chick-Fil-A supporters turn out in droves

WAXAHACHIE – Americans turned out all over the country Wednesday, Aug. 1 to stand in support of Chick-fil-A.  Waxahachie Chick-fil-A opened at 6 a.m. with lines ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2012 13:32:00

Chopper crashes in Ellis County

ELLIS COUNTY – Officials are investigating the crash of a Bell 214-ST Tuesday, Aug. 7 around 8:45 a.m. Aviation experts were at the crash site in ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2012 13:31:00

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