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Avalon School named National Blue Ribbon School by U.S.D.E.

Avalon School, a K-12 campus, has been named a 2013-2014 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.  Avalon was recognized as an “Exemplary ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/18/2014 08:59:00

Attorney General issues warning on ID scam

Consumer Alert: Identity thieves claiming to be a governmental or debt collection agency; seek immediate payments for overdue  bills – particularly child support  AUSTIN – The ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/18/2014 08:58:00

Add drama to the new year

“Anytime I’ve felt stuck, I just go take a class. I was still in class when I was doing ‘Gilmore Girls.’ You have to go ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/18/2014 08:57:00

NARFE Food Drive for Waxahachie Care provides food for 400 families

ENNIS – The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1191 held its monthly meeting at the Ennis Grand Buffet on Tuesday, Dec. 9.  Local NARFE ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/18/2014 08:52:00

Heavy-handed court lacking compassion; Judge appears bent on micromanaging duties of other elected officials

WAXAHACHIE - Ellis County Judge Carol Bush appears bent on micromanaging the duties of other elected officials within the county. With support from Commissioner Dennis Robinson, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/12/2014 08:27:00

I love this Ferris Christmas On The Square

Photos with Santa was one of the favorite features of this year’s Christmas On The Square event Saturday. Other popular features included the always popular ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/12/2014 08:27:00

Local crafts people join to host Bethlehem Revisited

Anna’s Dye GardenArlene HamiltonMaster Gardener and Volunteer at Bethlehem Revisited WAXAHACHIE – Bethlehem Revisited is presented the first two weekends of December and will again be ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/12/2014 08:26:00

Ex-husband held in wife's death

WILMER – Funeral services for Tosha Pruitt, 44, were held Saturday, Dec., 6. Pruitt was allegedly shot in the head by her ex-husband, Rodney Keeton, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/12/2014 08:25:00

Making a joyful noise in Waxahachie Dec. 12

WAXAHACHIE Songs of the season are on the menu Dec. 12 at Pit Stop BBQ, as The Association of Fine Arts: Benefiting Children presents a ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2014 11:59:00

'It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...'; Upcoming area celebrations highlight season

Ferris Christmas on the Square set for Saturday FERRIS – Plans are in full swing for the annual Christmas Parade and Christmas on the Square celebration ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2014 11:58:00

Performances of "Christmas for Cowboys" in memory of artist Dec. 14

RED OAK – The Lone Star Cowboy Church of Ellis County will be presenting “Christmas For Cowboys” Sunday, Dec. 14, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.  The ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2014 11:57:00

Pct. 3 Town Hall meeting Dec. 4 to address water issues

MIDLOTHIAN – Paul D. Perry, Ellis County Commissioner for Precinct 3, will hold a town hall meeting from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2014 11:56:00

Short court meeting focuses on waivers

WAXAHACHIE – An abbreviated version of the Ellis County commissioners’ court – with Commissioners Dennis Robinson, pct. 1 and Ron Brown, pct. 4 absent – ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2014 11:55:00

IMPACT Waxahachie co-sponsors Law Enforcement Conf.

Waxahachie– Area law enforcement officials met Tuesday, Nov. 18 at the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Training Center for an educational training hosted by IMPACT Communities.  The ... Full story

Last Updated: 12/04/2014 11:51:00

Child abuser sentenced to 45 years

WAXAHACHIE – On Friday, Nov. 21, Sheena Armstrong, 28, of Midlothian, was sentenced to serve 45 years in prison after pleading guilty to a first ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2014 00:00:00

Festival of Trees to be held Dec. 4-6

MELANIE PETERSENThe Ellis County Press The Festival of Trees, hosted by The Red Oak Independent School District Education Foundation, will be held Dec. 4-6 at the ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2014 00:00:00

Owens Corning, ASMO Manufacturing Inc. partner with Navarro College for $283,273 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN – Owens Corning and ASMO Manufacturing Inc. partnered with Navarro College to provide job training using a $283,273 Skills Development Fund grant from the ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2014 00:00:00

Services for Charles Sullins, former chief held

Funeral services for Charles Sullins, 68, of Hillsboro Friday, Nov. 21 at Central Baptist Church, 1100 Old Bynum Road in Hillsboro.  He passed away Monday, Nov. ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2014 00:00:00

Routes, stations for proposed bullet train will be revealed at public meeting in Waxahachie

WAXAHACHIE – Routes and stations for the proposed bullet train from Dallas to Houston will be revealed at a public meeting next week in Waxahachie. A ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/27/2014 00:00:00

High-Speed Rail public scoping meeting set for Ellis County Dec. 1

WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County residents will have the opportunity to give their input on the proposed Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail Project at a public ... Full story

Last Updated: 11/22/2014 13:59:00

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