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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

Drug dealer gets 40 years

WAXAHACHIE – On Wednesday, Aug. 1, an Ellis County jury sentenced 51-year-old Richard Lee McIntyre, of Southlake, to 40 years in prison for possession of ... Full story

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


“The sale of package beer and wine at Ferris stores will be an important contributor to the city’s sales tax revenue, which in turn helps ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/09/2012 13:29:00

2nd officer killed within 2 weeks; Waxahachie officer killed in accident; DWI suspect in custody

WAXAHACHIE - Funeral services for 17-year veteran Waxahachie Police Officer Josh Williams killed in a crash early Saturday morning will be held Friday, Aug. 3 ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2012 20:06:00

Chick-fil-A preparing for gay activists ‘kiss-in’ Aug. 3

ELLIS COUNTY - Local Chick-fil-A restaurants are preparing for an Aug. 3, gay activists plan to occupy the tables and booths at Chick-fil-A restaurants and ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2012 20:05:00

Help sought in ID of woman’s body

ELLIS COUNTY - Ellis County Sheriff’s investigators are asking for help identifying a woman found dead in the woods last week. She was found Monday, July ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2012 20:03:00

West Nile widespread this season; 5th death reported

SHEILA HATFIELDThe Ellis County Press ELLIS COUNTY - Ellis County officials were contacted to see what plans were in place to handle the West Nile Virus ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/03/2012 19:57:00

Ellis County Republican Primary Runoff Election Results (Final)

Ellis County Commissioner Pct. 3I-Heath Sims — 1500*-Paul Perry — 1633 Ellis County Constable Pct. 1I-Ben Fry — 924*Roy Callender Jr. — 1229 Ellis County Precinct Chair, ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/01/2012 10:38:00

Lancaster Outreach Center is gearing up to distribute school supplies

The Lancaster ISD in coordination with the Lancaster Outreach Center is gearing up to distribute school supplies to almost 1,000 students on Saturday, Aug. 18, at ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/01/2012 10:28:00

Services held for Officer Dustin Ray Dodson; 22-year-old suspected drunken driver held

Lancaster — Funeral services for city of Lancaster Police Officer Dustin Ray Dodson, 24, are being held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 26, at ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/26/2012 11:10:00

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