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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

Early voting starts Monday

ELLIS AND DALLAS COUNTY - Early voting for the Ellis and Dallas County Republican and Democratic Primary run-offs starts Monday, July 23 and runs through ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2012 11:22:00

Freaky Friday; Officer struck in face, suspect tased

RED OAK –  Friday the 13th lived up to the legend of oddities and superstitions for one local cop Friday, July 13. What turned out to ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2012 11:22:00

Bowman hired as new assistant superintendent

MIDLOTHIAN - Katie Bowman will be serving as Midlothian Independent School District’s new Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations beginning this school year.  Members of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/19/2012 11:21:00

Former WWII veteran, superintendent honored

WAXAHACHIE - Kenneth Payne had the chance to serve as an honorary council member during the Monday, July 16 Waxahachie council meeting and much to ... Full story

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

District champions

The Ferris Ponies have a season record of 16-0.  They are District Champions, League Champions and will be completing in the State Tournament in Belton ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2012 10:06:00

‘Lack of knowledge’; Bush fires purchasing agent

ELLIS COUNTY – After only one year of service to the county, Purchasing Agent Alisha Wickens has been fired. County Judge Carol Bush said reasons Wickens ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2012 10:05:00

An American 4th of July celebration

TIFFANY HAMMSpecial to The Ellis County Press BRISTOL - Floats, horses, vehicles, bicycles, Ellis County Constables and even the local fire truck filled the streets of ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2012 10:05:00

Fire chief retires, new search underway

DESOTO - Fire Chief Fred Hart has retired after providing 37 years to the community, serving the last 10 as chief. Assistant Chief Jerry Smith has ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2012 10:04:00

Black out; Storms spark fires, power outages

ELLIS COUNTY – Ninety lightning strikes in five minutes. The storm blowing through Ellis County Monday, July 9 caused more than 2,000 residents to be ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/12/2012 10:03:00

County to fire purchasing agent

 ELLIS COUNTY- Per the commissioners court agenda, commissioners will decide on the termination of Alisha Wickens, purchasing agent, Monday, July 9. Agenda as follows: NOTICE OF REGULAR ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/07/2012 18:38:00

Crash turns fatal

A Crash Turned Fatal Friday, June 29 shortly after 1 p.m. in Wilmer. According to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department, a vehicle was on the ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/06/2012 01:53:00

Food fight; Vendor denied at Farmers Market

WAXAHACHIE – Three weeks of selling at the Waxahachie Farmers Market and Linda Gallegos, a vendor, thought she was providing a diverse selection of fruits ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/06/2012 01:51:00

Blinded by blood; Deputy sustains head injury

OVILLA – An Ellis County Sheriff Office Deputy was struck in the head while responding to a call on the 4000 block of Farm to ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/06/2012 01:50:00

Firefighter Jason Birdwell Recognized by CareFlite

Firefighter Jason Birdwell was Recognized by CareFlite and the Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council as a “2012 Great First Responder” during their annual awards and ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/06/2012 01:50:00

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