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Jeremy Harris

RED OAK – Police said the arrest of Jeremy Harris is a major break in a number of violent crimes that police were investigating involving a black Chevy Tahoe with black rims.

Earlier this month, newly elected Ellis County Constable Curtis Polk Jr., 42, spoke out about being moved to a shared work space that was near a “Negroes” sign leftover from the segregation era. He was given the office space with two sheriff deputies in the courthouse basement. The move came after county commissioners voted on a relocation plan to make space for a new court. Photo courtesy The Dallas Morning News.

WAXAHACHIE – It is up to the Ellis County Historical Society to decide what to do with a seven-letter word painted on a basement archway that changed Ellis County history last week.  

Ferris City Manager Brooks Williams

The popular city manager sat down with The Ellis County Press and offered up his thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic and the actions of Texas Governor Greg Abbott.


WR Triston Edwards (13) splits defenders and runs up field after catching a pass from Joshua Erving (2). Photo by Steve Patterson / Moving Pictures.

After a tough loss on the road to Colleyville-Heritage last week, the Hawks bounced back with a 46-35 win over District rival Midlothian HS, in what may have been the Hawks best all-around team per

MANSFIELD – Brandon Hawkins Jr. scored two touchdowns and accounted for 220 total yards to lead Waxahachie over Mansfield 21-7 and into the playoffs.

Wilmer-Hutchins will face defending state runner-up Waco La Vega (8-2) next week at a date and site to be determined.


KF – Derek Clamon 3 run (Andres Gallegos kick).


Larry Behrens

If you don’t believe that the United States can become very radical, very quickly under a Biden administration, you haven’t been paying attention to New Mexico.

Dominic Green

‘We’re going to be back in the game,’ our presumptive and somewhat previous new president tells us.


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FAMILY FEATURES – Despite a holiday season that’s practically guaranteed to feel different than any other, one constant will remain for many: enjoying the tastes of favorite foods and beverages whi

Photo courtesy Winter Park Resort

Come Nov. 18, Dallas residents will have a Colorado ski option. 

That would be Winter Park Resort.

Green Chili Jack Smash Burgers

FAMILY FEATURES – According to the “Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior,” studies have proven that eating meals together as a family can improve communication and relationships, whic


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Kerrie Lynn Gowin was born on Oct. 5, 1968, and passed away peacefully on Oct.5, 2020. She was the daughter of late Howard Jay Patterson and Peggy Darlene Compton.

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Rudy Frank Turner was born November 4, 1929, in Pilzen, Czechoslovakia. At the age of 16, he was adopted by Frank Lee Turner and Beulah Goen Turner.

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Melvin Ray Mullins, age 86 of Dallas, passed away August 21, 2020 surrounded by his loving and dedicated family.

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