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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

Industrial Park planned on I-45

Sheila HatfieldThe Ellis County Press HUTCHINS – 100 acres has been purchased by the developer Majestic Realty Co. on Interstate 45 where it plans to build ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2014 13:31:00

MURAL CEREMONY

Following several months of work, Jer Giles, well-known Lancaster artist, in black, completed a massive wall mural project at the Ferris Public Library. Giles explains ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2014 14:33:00

Wray outspends Fabby 3:1 for $7,000 year HD 10 seat

Two candidates – John Wray and T.J. Fabby -- are vying for the State Representative seat vacated upon the retirement of Jim Pitts, who served ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2014 14:30:00

Diaper bags created for Little Hearts

  Creative Quilters Guild of Ellis County learn new patterns for “Little Hearts for Hope” program.       WAXAHACHIE – A recent workshop held by the Creative Quilters Guild ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2014 14:27:00

TSTC Board paves way to serve state's workforce

(RED OAK/WAXAHACHIE/DALLAS) – The governor-appointed Board of Regents serving Texas State Technical College System gave its approval Thursday for the 11-location college system to pursue ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2014 14:22:00

Skunk found positive for Rabies Virus

ENNIS – On Friday, May 2, Chauncy Williams, Director of the City of Ennis Department of Health Services received confirmation from the Texas Department of ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2014 16:47:00

POLICE MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVED

In honor and remembrance of police officers who have given the ultimate sacrifice, the Ferris Police Department joined other Ellis County Police Agencies at a ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2014 16:47:00

SIDEWALK MAKEOVER

Ferris residents will soon have a “Nice, beautiful ADA-compliant sidewalk,” according to City Manager Dennis M. Burn, P.E. The $101,455 project is in response to ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2014 16:46:00

Early Voting begins for run-off election

Many Texans vote early. Texas enables residents to vote in the days and weeks before an election to make the voting process more convenient and ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2014 16:45:00

Commissioners set term limits on courts

WAXAHACHIE – The third time on the agenda was charm for an item setting terms of court for Ellis County’s statutory county courts at law, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2014 16:43:00

Fire destroys mobile home; Wheelchair-bound girl escapes injury

Lee Gabor  Lee@LeeGabor.com Special to The Ellis County Press ELLIS COUNTY – No injuries were reported Thursday, May 1, when a mobile home burned at 930 Newton Road.  Volunteer ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/08/2014 13:18:00

Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie merging with Scott & White Healthcare

WAXAHACHIE – Baylor Scott & White Health, the organization formed from the recent merger between Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare, announces ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/08/2014 13:18:00

MEALS ON WHEELS

Sherri Galbraith, volunteer coordinator at Meals on Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties poses here with 15 pet beds donated by Seldom Seen Quilting Studio ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/08/2014 13:17:00

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