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Weather hampers commissioner's court

WAXAHACHIE – The weekend’s ice storm delayed the opening of Ellis County offices on Monday, and temporarily kept the courthouse clock from chiming, but the ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/11/2013 23:22:00

It's beginning to look like Christmas

FERRIS CHRISTMAS - Sam Yee of Ferris put Christmas lights on the home of Vivian Nash and Carmen Rice this past week. The home can ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/05/2013 16:07:00

Holiday Shopping Safety Guide

Cory Morrison (FISD Police Chief) FERRIS – The holiday season is upon us, and Christmas is only a few short days away. Typically, it is a ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/05/2013 16:06:00

Intoxication-related driving offenses go unprosecuted

WAXAHACHIE – Unwillingness of local attorney magistrates to do after-hours work forced the Commissioners’ Court to approve two measures authorizing payment of $50 per affidavit ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/05/2013 16:05:00

Ferris Christmas on the Square set for Saturday

FERRIS – Ferris’ Christmas On The Square will be bigger and better than ever before, according to Chuck Dart, Main Street Director and city liaison ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/05/2013 16:04:00

N. Ellis County Outreach Toy Program Underway

Red Oak – North Ellis County Outreach kicks off its 34th annual “Santa Tree” program to help families in need this holiday season.  Pre-qualified families are ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/05/2013 16:03:00

TSTC and Red Oak ISD bringing technical education to all districts

Red Oak – The Red Oak ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted on Nov. 18 to approve the deeding of 29.5 acres of land to ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/05/2013 16:00:00

ECSO Deputy grappels off building for Special Olympics of Texas

Waxahachie - Ellis County Sheriff’s Deputy Ken Hatcher took his support for Special Olympics to a new level Saturday, Nov. 9, when he grappeled off ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:27:00

Ennis construction company, owner found guilty of fraud; RW Caldwell Construction, owner liable for fraud, DTPA violations

WAXAHACHIE– Jurors unanimously sided with a local homeowner who sued RW Caldwell Construction and owner Russell Caldwell after the company walked away from a half-completed ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:26:00

DPS Urges Travelers to Drive Responsibly During Thanksgiving Holiday

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging Thanksgiving travelers to practice safe driving habits during the long holiday weekend to help ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:24:00

Parents' Role in Students' Success

By Mike Bodine Ferris ISD Superintendent Have you ever started out on a trip or vacation with a general idea about where you want to go but ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2013 00:21:00

Pipeline explosion seen for miles; Explosion forces Milford evacuation

MILFORD – Most residents were allowed to return home Saturday afternoon, two days after a gas pipeline explosion prompted their evacuation. Chevron officials said Saturday the ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 23:08:00

Oldest living former sheriff Wayne McCollum dies 101

Wayne McCollum of Waxahachie, the oldest living former sheriff in Texas, died Sunday, Nov. 17.  McCollum was Sheriff of Ellis County for 20 years. Sheriff McCollum ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 23:07:00

3 found shot to death, suspect in custody

BARDWELL – Three people were killed in a shooting and stabbing Saturday night in Bardwell, according to the Ellis County Sheriff’s Department. Twenty-seven year-old Roberto Costilla ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 22:40:00

ECSO hosts Hunter Education class

A Hunter Education class was held at the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center on Oct. 30,  with Texas Parks and Wildlife Division Officer ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 22:39:00

ECSO K9 Unit provides demonstration for Leadership

Ellis County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike McCorkle and his canine, Jax, provided a demonstration at Station 1 to members of Leadership Waxahachie on Nov. 15. The ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/20/2013 22:27:00

Annual Veterans Appreciation Day celebration for Ellis County

The Annual Veterans Appreciation Day celebration for Ellis County Saturday, Nov. 9,  at  the Civic Center in Waxahachie was attended by more than 1,000 visitors. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:42:00

Tim Berneking seeking Commissioner Pct 2 spot

RED OAK – Tim Berneking announces desire to serve on  Commissioner’s Court. The Ellis County Commissioner Court is made up of four commissioners, each  responsible for ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:41:00

Dog's day in court considered

WAXAHACHIE – A short video presented by County and District Attorney Patrick Wilson during the regularly-scheduled meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court on Nov. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:39:00

Duke Burge elected to board of Big Brothers Big Sisters

ELLIS COUNTY— Big Brothers Big Sisters is pleased to announce the election of Duke Burge to its Ellis County Regional Board of Directors. Burge begins ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/14/2013 13:38:00

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