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Police identify body found near tracks

WILMER – Wilmer police reported the body of 38-year-old Rogelio Covarrubias was found Tuesday morning, Sept. 4, in a ditch beside Miller’s Ferry Road. The victim ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/13/2012 14:41:00

Donkeys available for adoption

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office has two donkeys now available for adoption. The donkeys have gone unclaimed by their owners and all have been offered ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/13/2012 14:38:00

War Birds draw 1,000s

Warbirds on Parade drew an estimated crowd of more than 1,000 to the Lancaster Airport, Saturday, Sept. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/06/2012 23:24:00

Explore life as it was 150 years ago Sept 21-22

WAXAHACHIE – On Sept. 21-22, area residents can explore life 150 years ago at the 2012 Chautauqua Assembly.  This year’s event to be held at Getzendaner ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/06/2012 23:22:00

Waxahachie man gets 2nd DWI life sentence; DA upset over ruling, issues statement

WAXAHACHIE – On Thursday, Aug. 30, an Ellis County jury sentenced 52-year-old Blas Hernandez Jr., of Waxahachie, to life in prison for Felony Driving While ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/06/2012 23:21:00

New lawman in town

Waxahachie – Sheriff Johnny Brown swore in Hunter Barnes as a patrol deputy with the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office this past week. Barnes has been a ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/06/2012 23:20:00

1,176 plants seized; Estimated street value $588,000 for confiscated marijuana

Special to The Ellis County Press WAXAHACHIE – The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office recovered 1,176 marijuana plants from an illegal marijuana grow Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 21.  Estimated ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 20:53:00

Ellis County Homespun Society 1 of many featured at 2012 Chautauqua Assembly

WAXAHACHIE – The Ellis County Homespun Society will be one of the more than 20 Civil War educational presentations featured at the 2012 Chautauqua Assembly. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 20:52:00

County joins fight against West Nile

WAXAHACHIE – The West Nile Virus was discussed during the Monday, Aug. 27 Commissioners’ Court meeting.  Fire Marshal/Emergency Manager Joe Stewart updated the court on the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 20:49:00

Protect pets from mosquitoes, prevent heartworm disease

Eliminating mosquitoes around your house in addition to using approved medications can ensure your pet remains a healthy companion. To lessen your pets’ exposure to mosquitoes ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/30/2012 20:48:00

UPDATE: Lancaster to begin Ground Spraying

The City of Lancaster has coordinated with Dallas County Health and Human Servicesand will conduct ground spraying on Friday, Aug. 24 and Saturday, Aug. 25. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/24/2012 12:07:00

Safely share the road with school buses

David SilveySpecial to The Ellis County Press According to the American School Bus Council, school buses are designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in avoiding ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:19:00

15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Certification Exercise

Lance Cpl. Timothy Childers 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Lance Cpl. Scott J. Kelley and Pfc. Joshua A. Limbash, both artillery cannoners from Battery B, Battalion Landing ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:17:00

Police join national impaired driving fatalities crackdown

Submitted article Ferris – If you drink and drive in Ferris beware, Ferris Police Department is joining with law enforcement throughout the nation for the “Drive ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:16:00

Weapons/drug conviction nets Ellis County man 7 years in Federal Prison

DALLAS – Shane Wilson, 32, of Midlothian, was sentenced last week by  U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle to a total of 84 months in ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:16:00

Unauthorized side jobs nets 4 arrests

Waxahachie – Ellis County Sheriff’s Office arrested four persons on a first-degree felony charge of Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity. On Tuesday, Aug. 21, Jose A. ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/23/2012 10:15:00

Pony shot near Ferris

FERRIS - The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s assistance relating to an incident of Cruelty to Animal/Criminal Mischief in which an owner ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2012 14:53:00

Urgent Information on West Nile Spraying

Weather permitting, the City of Ferris will receive aerial spraying for mosquitoes in response to the West Nile Virus outbreak.  Spraying is currently scheduled to ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/21/2012 18:31:00

‘Warbirds on Parade’ coming Saturday, Sept. 1; Commemorative Air Force Dfw Wing salutes Veterans of all ages

LANCASTER – There are numerous war movies, history books and stories handed down from servicemen and women about how warplanes played a significant role in ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 13:46:00

Arctic Trailblazer Week

www.dvidshub.netDeployed Red Oak native Sgt. Brian Culley - Spc. Derek Lawson, 109th Transportation Company, of Baltimore, Md., chases U.S. Army Sgt. Brian Culley, 545th Military ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/16/2012 13:45:00

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