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Ferris resident Terry Murphy was videoing lightening strikes toward downtown Ferris and captured this image of the funnel cloud.

FERRIS – Residents and city workers are cleaning up the city following the damage from Sunday night’s tornado.

Brooks Williams

FERRIS – Brooks Williams became the new Ferris city manager Oct. 15.

Williams joins the city of Ferris with decades of experience as a strategic planning and execution executive.

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RED OAK – A film titled “Shelter,” produced by Cinestate LLC, is being shot this month in the cities of Red Oak and Lancaster.


C.J. Palmer (15) rushed 7 times for 163 yards and two touchdowns in Friday’s blow-out of Adamson. The Hawk running backs as a team averaged 19.7 yards a carry. Photo by Steve Patterson / Moving Pictures.

C.J. Palmer rushed for 163 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead Red Oak to a victory over Adamson. Joshua Ervin passed for 180 yards and three touchdowns for Red Oak.

C.J. Palmer ran for 189 yards and two touchdowns as Red Oak put up double digits in each of the first three quarters and never punted in the game.

Red Oak (5-1, 3-0 in district), No. 7 in SportsDay’s 5A area rankings, knocked off defending district champion South Oak Cliff two weeks ago.

Hawks Running Back CJ Palmer’s (15) first TD run came from 25 yards out and nearly untouched.

RED OAK – Prior to the football game, homecoming week concluded with the announcement of the homecoming court and homecoming king and queen.


A lot of us are faced with the impossible. We may have what seems to be impossible debts, physical illnesses, human relationships and vocational pressures.

As the nation patiently awaits the Justice Department Inspector General report on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court abuses that occurred in 2016 when President Donald Trump and his


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Egg Roll Bowl with Shrimp

FAMILY FEATURES – For those who are always on the go, it can be difficult to find time to whip up meals and snacks that are both nutritious and tasty.

Homemade Nachos

Family Features – Whether you prefer watching your favorite teams in-person or on TV, tailgate season means it’s time to break out your party’s favorite foods from appetizers and snacks to all-out


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Jose “JoeMoe” A. Garza, age 74 of Ferris, Texas, passed away Oct. 7, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

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Marjorie (Margie) Coffey, 100, a longtime resident of Houston, passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019.

Nancy Ann Glaspy Weldon, 78, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in Ennis, Texas.

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