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The Ellis County Republican Party prepped activists to advance the charge in block walking, campaign calling, and volunteering for election clerks and judges at their monthly meeting on Tuesday Aug

Isle of Wright County, Virginia Animal Shelter volunteers came together and purchased a Buddy Bag and Cool Vest for K9 Fuse who along with her handler, Officer Charles Banks III, are members of the Ferris Police Department. The Buddy Bag contains equipment used to provide life-sustaining treatment to an injured K9 while en route to a veterinarian.

ISLE OF WRIGHT COUNTY, VA – Coco was a very sociable and friendly red pit bull mix – well-loved and a favorite of many of the IOW Animal Shelter volunteers.

Chief Phillip Prasifka

RED OAK – The Red Oak ISD is bringing back a police chief to the area people might already recognize by name.  

Sports

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RED OAK – Red Oak High School and the athletics department hosted college-bound student-athletes, their families, coaches and college representatives on Wednesday, Feb, 5.

Joshua Ervin connects with Raymond Gay II (7) on a crossing route in the 2nd Qtr.

The Hawks returned to AT&T Stadium on Friday, Nov. 29 to face the defending 5A Division II State Champions.

Head Coach Chris Ross hoists the Area Round Championship trophy over his Hawks football team at AT&T Stadium.

The Hawks only loss this year came in week 1 to the Denton Braswell Bengals, where the Hawks came in flat, had plenty of mistakes and were burned by the deep ball.

Opinion

Back in 2009, Nancy Pelosi infamously declared the best way to revive the economy was to dole out ever more generous food stamps and unemployment benefits.

Prior to the 1960s, nearly everyone understood that the tariff was the main issue between the Northern Yankees who wanted a very high protectionist tariff and Southerners who wanted the country to

Lifestyle

Pressure Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

FAMILY FEATURES – Regardless of what back to school looks like this year, preparing family meals throughout the week does not have to be a challenge.

Shrimp Scampi

FAMILY FEATURES – As families continue to adjust their meal routines amidst a worldwide pandemic, there are trends you and your loved ones can follow to improve your general health, maintain a budg

Sizzling Shrimp Fajita Stir-Fry

FAMILY FEATURES – A distinctive and unexpected ingredient like rice vinegar is an easy way to bring faraway flavors to your favorite summer dishes.

Obituaries

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Antonio Rincon was born June 8, 1942 in Dallas to his parents, Jose and Luisa Rincon. He passed at his home in Red Oak on July 11, 2020. 

C.J. O’Connor

C.J. O’Connor, age 29, of Red Oak, passed away June 21, 2020. He was born July 19, 1990 in Dallas, Texas to Timothy James, Sr. and Sherry A. (Fails) O’Connor. 

Robert Bruce Raeburn, MSgt, USAF, Retired, Red Oak, Texas, passed away April 18, 2020 after a short aggressive battle with melanoma cancer.

Photo Galleries

Alexis Payne, Palmer

The Ellis County Press devotes several pages every year to showcase local winners at the Ellis County Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Brayden DeBorde from Bardwell and BFS Augusta Pride SW 809.

BFS Augusta Pride SW 809, owned by Brayden DeBorde from Bardwell captured Purebred Division Reserve Senior Champion Female in the National Shorthorn Show at the 2020 Fort Worth Stock Show &a

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