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$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

FIRST BEER SALE

“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

Record group passes CHL qualification

RED OAK - On Saturday, July 21, a record 31 students completed the state requirements of classroom and range instruction for the CHL.  DPS Instructor White-Feather ... Full story

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

Run-off election July 31

Ellis County - Ellis County voters will go to the polls Tuesday, July 31 to determine the winner in two run-off elections. County Commissioner Heath Sims, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/26/2012 11:06:00

Early voting continues through Friday

ELLIS COUNTY - Early Voting in the 2012 Primary Run-Off Elections continues through Friday, July 27. During Early Voting voters may vote at any polling place ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/26/2012 11:05:00

Aggravated robbery suspect found guilty

WAXAHACHIE  -  Arthur Charles Washington, Jr., a 25-year-old Waxahachie man was found guilty of Aggravated Robbery by an Ellis County Jury on July 17  in ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/26/2012 11:05:00

Ellis County Emergency Operations Plan under review

WAXAHACHIE - Ellis County Commissioners Court held a workshop on Friday, July 20 to discuss changes to Ellis County’s Emergency Operations Plan.  Joe Stewart, Fire Marshall ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/26/2012 11:04:00

Artists in the city

Nearly 20 Pieces of Local Art is now on view at Waxahachie City Hall, located at 401 South Rogers. The “Waxahachie Community Art Program” kicked ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2012 11:24:00

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