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2014 TEXAS COUNTRY REPORTER FESTIVAL

Several hundred Ellis County residents participated in the 19th Annual Texas Country Reporter Festival hosted by Bob Phillips Saturday, Oct. 25 in downtown Waxahachie. Crowds ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2014 10:46:00

Bullet train from Dallas to Houston plans revealed; Would pass-thru Ellis County

DALLAS – Three transportation issue were presented to Ellis County residents this past week. The much-discussed transportation option is finally headed for a major review, federal ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2014 10:42:00

Biosolids to go to local landfills, not agricultural areas in county

Paul D. Perry, Ellis County Commissioner, pct. 3, announced the Trinity River Authority of Texas will begin using a contractor to transport “biosolids produced at ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2014 10:41:00

Wilmer Police investigating shooting

WILMER – Two men were transported to Baylor Hospital in Dallas in stable condition with gun shot wounds following a shooting in Wilmer this past ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2014 10:40:00

$800,000 spent in 30 minutes by court

WAXAHACHIE – With no discussion, Ellis County commissioners voted unanimously to hire Hasen, Inc. to build a new records storage building in an amount not ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/30/2014 10:39:00

TSTC opens Industrial Technology Center

RED OAK – Texas State Technical College in Red Oak celebrated the official opening of its new Industrial Technology Center with a ribbon cutting event ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2014 21:00:00

ELLIS COUNTY EARLY VOTING UNDERWAY

Registered voters may vote at any one of the five polling/voting centers during early voting. Waxahachie - 106 S. Monroe St (off Main St.) - 972-923-5195 Oct. 20-24 ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2014 20:58:00

Loop 9 public meeting set for Tuesday, Oct. 29; Public comment sought on plans from I-35E to I-45, Dallas and Ellis Counties

The Texas Department of Transportation will host a Public Meeting regarding the proposed Loop 9 roadway between I-35E and I-45 in Dallas and Ellis Counties.  The ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2014 20:58:00

National Prescription Drug Take Back fall collection results told

Waxahachie – National Prescription Drug Take Back held a collection Sept. 27, 2014, with the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office; Waxahachie, Ennis and Ennis ISD Police ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/24/2014 20:57:00

During an ebola pandemic, rights would be suspended

By Michael Snyder If there is a major Ebola pandemic in America, all of the liberties and the freedoms you currently enjoy would be gone.  If government ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/18/2014 20:23:00

7,675 marijuana plants confiscated

WAXAHACHIE – A joint effort between the Waxahachie Police Department and the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the confiscation of 7,675 marijuana plants. The ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/18/2014 20:22:00

Sludge issue update

Paul D. Perry, Ellis County Commissioner, pct. 3, said he has received numerous complaints regarding the odor caused by the delivery of human waste-based sludge ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/18/2014 20:21:00

School bus camera proposal tabled

  WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County commissioners took no action on a proposal to install cameras on select school buses in an effort to ticket motorists who ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/18/2014 20:20:00

Officers join fight against cancer

FERRIS -– Two Ferris police officers have joined together to promote cancer awareness month by adorning their uniforms with pink epaulets on their shoulders. Officer Angela ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/10/2014 11:53:00

Wilmer police catch 6 fleeing burglary suspects

WILMER – An alert citizen’s call and quick information flow to officers in the field led to the arrest of six fleeing burglary suspects in ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/10/2014 11:53:00

Former Ferris cop takes plea deal in road rage death

CORSICANA – Bob Belcher of the Corsicana Daily Sun reported off-duty Malakoff police officer who stopped and handcuffed an elderly Iowa man that later died ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/10/2014 11:50:00

Students collaborate, create & compete in STEM challenges; Ten80 Education and Texas Motorplex National Stem League Expo for North Texas High Schools sponsored by the U.S. Army

ENNIS —Ten80 Education and the Texas Motorplex hosted a National STEM League Exposition for North Texas area students and educators thanks to sponsorship and support ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2014 16:05:00

Purchasing Agent Kim Gould and her staff receive NPI Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award

Purchasing Agent Kim Gould and her staff received an NPI Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award. “We are grateful and honored to accept it,” said ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2014 16:04:00

Alderman with criminal history serving on council; Past arrests and probation not revealed in election filing process

FERRIS – Information recently obtained by The Ellis County Press revealed 54-year-old Ferris City Alderman Gary D. Ross, place 4, received deferred adjudication from a ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2014 16:03:00

Judge gets nod for un-budgeted $35,000 vehicle

WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County Judge Carol Bush received approval to spend up to $35,000 to purchase a new vehicle for her own use.  The vehicle was ... Full story

Last Updated: 10/03/2014 16:01:00

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