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WAXAHACHIE – If $3.4 million dollars sounds like a lot of money, it definitely is.

Ellis County Judge Todd Little

WAXAHACHIE – As residents in Ellis County were making plans for the Fourth of July this past weekend, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation mandating no outdoor gatherings with more than

Photo by Greg Chapman / The Ellis County Press

Surrounded by five generations of family and honored by a parade of fire trucks, Earline Ja


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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.


James Whitford

Face masks are “all we’ve got right now to fight this virus, and it is up to each one of us to do our part,” Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly told reporters last week.

Sir Winston Churchill

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” – Sir Winston Churchill


5 steps for sizzling steak. Photo courtesy of Getty Images

FAMILY FEATURES – The first thought that comes to mind when picturing grilling in the summer sun might be a perfectly cooked steak or a juicy burger, but no backyard barbecue is complete without th

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FAMILY FEATURES – As stay-at-home orders ease, many families are eager to get out of the house and hit the road for a summer trip.

Easy Shrimp Skewers

FAMILY FEATURES – Grilled meals provide a summer escape for many families by offering opportunities to spend moments together while enjoying flavorful dishes.


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.

Essie Mae Hester

Essie Mae Hester, 77, passed away in Palmer, Texas on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

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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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