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Red Oak June 28 Red Oak White & Blue 4 - 10 p.m. 5K Run, Rides, Games, Food, Music and Fireworks Amanda Bragg 469-218-1202   Ennis June 28 Red, White & Bike Parade 10 a.m. July ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2014 13:35:00

ECSO makes 2 arrests in animal cruelty case

Waxahachie– The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people after obtaining arrest warrants relating to a case of animal cruelty in the 700 block of ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2014 13:31:00

Biplane crash kills local pilot

MIDLOTHIAN - A pilot was killed late Saturday af­ternoon, June 28 when his single-en­gine airplane crashed at Mid-Way Regional Airport, authorities said. Witnesses said he was ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2014 13:30:00

GOP swears in new executive committee

WAXAHACHIE – The Ellis County Republican Party Executive Committee was officially sworn in on June 21.  Billed as an historic meeting, Ellis County District Attorney, Patrick ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2014 13:29:00

Becky Morgan ending 36 years of service

WAXAHACHIE – After 36 years in voter registration, Becky Morgan is calling it a day. Morgan, who spent 21 of those 36 years as the assistant ... Full story

Last Updated: 07/03/2014 13:28:00

Ennis left without air ambulance services: 'Closing of the Air-Evac base at the Ennis Municipal Airport is very unfortunate...'

ENNIS – As of Friday, June 5, residents of Ennis are without local air ambulance services. “The company made a business decision to close the base ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2014 01:14:00

ECSO to participate in DWI STEP during July 4 travel period: Additional Deputies will be on the lookout for offenders

Waxahachie – Ellis County Sheriff’s Office will have an increased enforcement presence on the roads during the upcoming July 4 holiday travel period. From June ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2014 01:14:00

Stewart re-appointed county fire marshal

WAXAHACHIE – During their regularly-scheduled meeting on Monday, June 23, Ellis County Commissioners voted unanimously to reappoint Fire Marshal Joe Stewart for a one-year period.  Stewart ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2014 01:13:00

ECP named to 2014 Media Honor Roll

Melinda DomainFerris ISD Director of Special Programs Austin – Charles Hatfield, Jr., publisher of The Ellis County Press was named to the 2014 Media Honor Roll, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2014 01:11:00

Bio-waste fertilizer posing health safety risks in county

Improperly treated fertilizer releases pneumonia virus; causing livestock death; risk to humans   ELLIS COUNTY - Human waste as fertilizer, discussed in previous Ellis County Commissioners’ Court ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/18/2014 22:33:00

18-year-old gunshot victim’s death investigated

BARDWELL – Ellis County Sherriff’s Office is investigating the death of an 18-year-old gunshot victim near Bardwell. They received a 9-1-1- call around 11 p.m. Wednesday, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/18/2014 22:32:00

Fundamental Baptist Church of Palmer to celebrate 80 years

PALMER - The Fundamental Baptist Church of Palmer will celebrate its “80th Anniversary” on Sunday, June 22.  The church will be recognizing all former pastors and ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/18/2014 22:31:00

Cherokee Nation History & Humanities Class coming to North Texas June 28-29

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation is bringing its history and humanities class to Dallas on June 28-29. The free class is open to both ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/18/2014 22:30:00

TCC to hear disaster preparedness training presentation June 28

WAXAHACHIE – Lt. Col. Charlie Hatfield from the Texas Civil Defense will be the main speaker at the Saturday, June 28 meeting of Texas Concerned ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/18/2014 22:28:00

Graduation 2014

Click the link under attachments to download the Graduation section for 2014. ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2014 02:44:00

Activist dies in wreck

AUSTIN — On Monday, June 2, Grace Garcia of Annie’s List, a group dedicated to electing Democratic women who support abortion rights, died in a ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2014 02:41:00

ECSO makes presentation at Mountain Peak Elementary in Midlothian

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office recently conducted a presentation for students at Mountain Peak Elementary in Midlothian. As part of the presentation, the ECSO’s K9 ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2014 02:40:00

Special Operations Response Team training conducted by ECSO

Waxahachie – The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office recently conducted its first-ever Special Operations Response Team training for detention officers. SORT is a jail facility’s version ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2014 02:37:00

Best Southwest Scholarships Awarded for 2014

On Thursday, May 29, 12 Partner Communities of Best Southwest Partnership awarded $500 scholorships to the following: Balch Springs – Michael Jaramillo, W. Mesquite HS; ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2014 19:11:00

Special prosecutor appointed in Bush false affidavit case: Texas Rangers complete preliminary investigations

WAXAHACHIE - Judge Bob Carroll, 40th District Court, appointed an attorney pro-tem to handle allegations of fraud against Ellis County Judge Carol Bush. Rockwall County Criminal ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2014 19:09:00

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