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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

Area clinic responds to Affordable Care Act

Article courtesy of Diana Buckley ELLIS COUNTY - Whether or not citizens agree with the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/06/2012 01:43:00

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Last Updated: 07/03/2012 14:36:00

Birdwell speaks out against Obamacare ruling

 DISTRICT 22 - "The ruling of the Supreme Court today was clear: the federal government has no direct constitutional authority to force the purchase of ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 17:26:00

DPS increasing DWI patrols for July 4th holiday

  AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety will increase DWI patrols for a nine-day period that includes July 4th. From June 30 – July ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 13:02:00

Blazin’ saddles; Farm smolders for days

ELLIS COUNTY - Smoke seen as far away as Red Oak was a man’s farm blazin’ from an out of control fire in rural Ellis ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:35:00

Suspect rams squad car

FERRIS -  A chase through two counties last week ended southbound  on Interstate Highway 45 in Ferris Wednesday, June 19 after the wanted suspect rammed ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/28/2012 10:34:00

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