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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

Ellis County Primary Runoff Election Results

May 27, 2014 BALLOTS CAST    % Republican Party 10,630 95.77 Democratic Party469  4.23 REPUBLICAN PARTY Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick 6,744 65.97 David Dewhurst3,479 34.03  Total10,223 Attorney General Dan Branch3,875 39.17 Ken Paxton6,017 60.83  Total 9,892 Commissioner of ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2014 19:08:00

Human waste fertilizer complaints aired

WAXAHACHIE - Discussion about the use of human waste as fertilizer was placed on the agenda for Tuesday’s regularly-scheduled meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners’ ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/05/2014 19:04:00

CITY FERRIS RECEIVES $4,000 GRANT CHECK

Waste Management of North Texas presented the City of Ferris a 2014 WM Think Green® Grant check for $4,000 on May 19 during the council ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2014 14:09:00

Out-going Wilmer mayor arrested: Ex-mayor accused of stealing opponent's campaign sign

Sheila HatfieldDiana BuckleyThe Ellis County Press WILMER – Former Wilmer Mayor A.H. “Hector” Casarez bonded out of the Wilmer jail several hours later the same day ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2014 13:35:00

Local students makes list SPJST designates 60 scholarship winners

Three Ennis students were among SPJST’s designated 60 outstanding Texas high school seniors and college undergraduates as recipients of SPJST scholarships for 2014.  SPJST scholarship winners ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2014 13:35:00

Ferris seats new mayor, 3 aldermen

FERRIS – On Monday, May 19, Ferris City Council canvassed votes of the May 10 Ferris General Election of Officials and issued certificates of election ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2014 13:34:00

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