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ELLIS COUNTY – The Ellis County Sheriff’s Department is taking the lead investigating an officer involved shooting that happened in Midlothian last week, per the request of Midlothian Police Chief

“Rising to Serve” by Ferris City Manager Brooks Williams

FERRIS – He is a man of many hats.

Hutchins Police Chief Steve Perry said the money will go toward enhancing the Hutchins Police Department’s 911 call center technology to improve call processing time, enhance data exchange and add to the PD’s multimedia capabilities.

HUTCHINS – The Hutchins Police Department recently received the good news it will receive $699,123.23 thanks to the recently passed 3rd Special Sesson Texas Senate Bill 8.


On a pass from quarterback Chris Martinez, wide receiver Brayden Robinson (2) splits the Bearcats defenders on his way to the endzone.

The Red Oak Hawks historic 2023 season and playoff run came to an end at Choctaw Stadium on Friday, Nov.

Brayden Robinson (2) had multiple catches in the game, but this one – leaping high into the air for the catch, avoiding the hit and tackle, then racing down the sideline for a touchdown – was spectacular.

RED OAK – Quarterback Chris Martinez produced 376 yards of offense and three touchdowns in Red Oak’s 35-32 bi-district win over Burleson Centennial at Billy Goodloe stadium.

Hawks Head Football Coach Melvin Robinson holds up the District 4-5A I Championship trophy after the Hawks 21-7 win over Midlothian.

RED OAK – Four-star sophomore wide receiver Brayden Robinson returned to the Hawks lineup after an early season injury and caught a touchdown pass on the Hawks first drive.


Last week marked one year since House Republicans passed H.R.

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I spent Friday to Monday morning earlier this week with my computer off – and no social media. 


Sweet Chili Shrimp with Quinoa

FAMILY FEATURES – Putting dinner on the table quickly seems to be a goal more often than not, particularly in today’s sped-up world.

A pool with a view at the Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

My first trip to Mexico years ago even before I was a travel writer was to Puerto Vallarta. 


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Charles Earl Knox III, 80-years-old, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2024, peacefully at his home in Palmer, Texas, surrounded by loved ones. 

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Douglas Eugene “Bubbles” Hampton, age 73, gained his heavenly wings on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024, at his home in Texas after a lengthy illness.

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Gerald Wayne Swedensky, 88, of Mansfield, Texas passed on Jan. 16, 2024 at home surrounded by his loving family.

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