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Bomb scare: Man arrested for terroristic threat

ELLIS COUNTY – Forty-three passengers en route from Dallas to Houston were evacuated mid-trip Sunday, May 27 due to a terroristic threat. According to the Ellis ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:32:00

Beer coming to a store near you

FERRIS - The recent canvassing of the votes for the Saturday, May 12 special local option election by Ferris City Council Monday, May 21 saw ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:31:00

Mayor Marcus Knight honors students

LANCASTER - During the Monday, May 21 special Lancaster council meeting re-elected Mayor Marcus Knight along with council honored students from Lancaster High School’s Audio/Video ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/31/2012 16:29:00

Breaking:Ellis County Final Election Results

       Final Total  Percent President       Bob Ely (Dem)   47 2.91 John Wolfe (Dem)   56 3.47 Darcy Richardson (Dem)   40 2.48 Barack Obama(Dem)   1471 91.14 Mitt Romney (Rep)   9087 67.94 Rick Santorum (Rep)   1378 10.3 Michele Bachmann (Rep)   124 0.93 Newt Gingrich (Rep)   555 4.15 Jon Huntsman (Rep)   41 0.31 Ron Paul (Rep)   1578 11.8 Charles "Buddy" Roemer (Rep)   17 0.13 John Davis ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2012 23:15:00

Happy birthday, Wayne

Happy Birthday, Wayne. Friends, family, and local officials old and new showed up to the Ellis County Courthouse Lawn in celebration of Former Ellis County ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:38:00

Wilson vs. Ramsey; Candidates dispute allegations

ELLIS COUNTY - With Election Day less than one week away, the allegations from candidate supporters in the County/District Attorney’s race are getting serious. One, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:37:00

DPS to increase patrol for Memorial Day Weekend; Public urged to drive responsibly

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety is significantly increasing trooper patrols this Memorial Day weekend in an effort to keep drivers from endangering ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:36:00

Trash talk : Landfill suit and expansion update

FERRIS - Waste Management’s Rick Losa, Director of Disposal Operations, provided an update on the Dallas Flow Control Ordinance and their filing permit with the ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:35:00

Police seek to identify suspects

Submitted by Waxahachie Police Department WAXAHACHIE - Waxahachie Police Department is trying to identify two female suspects using stolen credit cards at a Waxahachie retailer on ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 19:34:00

DPS joins nationwide effort to protect children

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety is joining other law enforcement partners and advocates at various events around the state to promote “Take ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/24/2012 18:02:00

2012 Primary Voter Guide

You can downloand the 2012 Primary Voter Guide by clicking the links in the Attachments section in column on the right.  There is a high ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2012 16:34:00


A Winning Ticket is the Dream. A dream, which appears to be  true not in reality, but on television sets, as the Texas Lotto was ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 12:37:00

Republican donates to Democrats

ELLIS COUNTY Candidates for Congressional District 6, currently Joe Barton’s district, are voicing concerns over one of their Republican opponents, Joe Chow. “I am disappointed to ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 12:36:00

Boy’s remains confirmed

ENNIS - Remains uncovered belonging to a 10-year-old boy outside Ennis city limits Saturday, April 21 have been officially confirmed by the Dallas County Medical ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 12:36:00

Sheriff to beef up lake security

DIANA BUCKLEYEllis County Human Services ELLIS COUNTY - As they have done for a number of years, deputies of the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office will provide ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 12:35:00

Market to kick-off 10 years; New logo unveiled

WAXAHACHIE - The annual Waxahachie Downtown Farmer’s Market is getting ready to kick-off its new season with not only a new look, but new location. During ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 12:32:00

City enjoys 11 % overall increase in sales tax

MIDLOTHIAN - Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced state sales tax revenue in April was $2.07 billion, up 10.9 percent compared to April 2011 last week. ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/17/2012 12:26:00


In this weeks issue of The Ellis County Press there were two mistakes referring to the Congressional Race in CD-6. It's suppose to be CD-6 ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/16/2012 00:57:00

Breaking: Election Results

All results are posted as they come in. All results are unofficial until votes are canvassed. Cedar Hill Independent School District Place 6 - unopposed Mike Marshall ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/12/2012 21:59:00

Show me the money; Man threatens police dispatch

WILMER -  A black male walked into the Wilmer Police Department with a white hand towel wrapped around his hands and approached the dispatch window. Raising ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/10/2012 11:16:00

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