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September is National Preparedness Month Are You Ready?

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has designated September as National Preparedness Month and is encouraging individuals to take steps to prepare for emergencies and disasters.  Texas ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 20:35:00

County approves selling 2 old tractors, purchase of $48,288 new tractor

WAXAHACHIE – Per-haps due to the absence of the county judge, who was reported to be on vacation, the regularly-scheduled meeting of the Ellis County ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/12/2013 20:32:00

2 suspects sought in armed robbery

LANCASTER – Police are searching for two suspects who robbed the Valero gas station located at 903 N. Dallas Avenue Lancaster on Monday, Aug. 19, ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 09:12:00

Warbirds on Parade

Vistors braved 105-degree temperatures Saturday, Aug. 31 to attend Warbirds on Parade. Sponsored by The Commemorative Air Force, the event held at the Lancaster Airport ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 09:11:00

Ellis County's annual budget process is in full swing

WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County’s annual budget process is in full swing and several opportunities are coming up for public participation. The next regularly-scheduled meeting of the ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 09:09:00

State approves funding for Lancaster Municipal Airport

AUSTIN – Approximately $3.8 million for Lancaster Municipal Airport was approved by the Texas Transportation Commission at its August meeting. The funds will be used for ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 09:08:00

Commissioners set tax rate ceiling

WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County commissioners set the current tax rate as the ceiling for the tax rate for the 2013/2014 fiscal year during the regularly-scheduled ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 09:08:00

A New Look at the West! Show & Sale Opens at the Pearce Museum

Corsicana – Some of Western Arts’ finest will be at the Pearce Museum Sept. 6-8 when A New Look at the West! Show & Sale ... Full story

Last Updated: 09/05/2013 09:05:00

Burned shed

Firefighters responded to a shed fire next to Martel Edwards home close to Landmark Baptist Church west of Ferris on FM 664. According to Pastor ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:17:00

Rep. Jim Pitts stepping down from Texas house; Represented House District 10 for past 20 years

AUSTIN – State Representative Jim Pitts (R-Waxahachie), Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, announced today he does not intend to seek re-election and plans ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:16:00

Stolen truck wrecked during police chase

Waxahachie - At about 12:05 a.m. Aug. 21, Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a report from a man who said his son’s pickup had ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:14:00

Ferris shoplifting suspects arrested

FERRIS - On Monday, Aug. 19,  at 11:50 a.m. the Ferris Police Department  received a report from EZ Mart convenience store at 100 N. Central ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:13:00

16 attend Hunter Safety Course

Mark BoundsSpecial to The Ellis County Press RED OAK – On Saturday, Aug. 17, a Hunter Safety course was presented in Red Oak to 16 students ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/29/2013 00:12:00

Red Oak selects leading experts for race relations committee

RED OAK – Three criminology experts have been chosen to serve on the committee that will review Red Oak Police Department’s racial profiling procedures, among ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:00:00

Erin McClelland sworn in as Reserve Deputy Sheriff

On Monday, Aug. 19, Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown recently swore in Erin McClelland as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff. McClelland has held a Peace Officer ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:00:00

Retired Deputy honored

Ellis County employees recently honored retired Deputy Jerry Rider with a surprise reception at the courthouse. Rider, served as a Bailiff for the 40th District ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:00:00

Career drug dealer sentenced to 68 years

WAXAHACHIE - On Friday, Aug. 16, Ryan Keith Mason, 41, of Italy, was sentenced to 68 years in prison by an Ellis County jury after ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:00:00

Animal hoarder convicted of 9 animal cruelty counts

WAXAHACHIE - On Friday, Aug. 16, an Ellis County jury sentenced Michelle Lorraine Lehman, 41, of Dallas, to one year in jail and a $4,000 ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/22/2013 00:00:00

Preparing for disaster

Texas Civil Defense conducted a table-top exercise Saturday, Aug. 10 in Red Oak. About 40 members of the preparedness group attended a class on setting ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

SPCA given custody of 27 Ferris animals

WAXAHACHIE — Before a custody hearing today at  Ellis County Justice of the Peace, pct. 2 Courthouse in Waxahachie, an agreement was reached between the ... Full story

Last Updated: 08/15/2013 07:00:00

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