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FERRIS – The Texas Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing regarding the proposed widening of FM 664 from Interstate 35E in Red Oak to Interstate 45 south in Ferris in Ellis County.

Joshua C. Johnson

Joshua C. Johnson, 36, died Saturday at his home in DeSoto.

WILMER – The City of Wilmer will hold its Juneteenth celebration a little late this year on June 30, but “residents can be sure it was worth the wait.”


Both Red Oak and Midlothian came into Friday’s game at 5-0 in District 14-5A.

The Red Oak lady Hawks varsity basketball team dropped their 2nd district game to the Lady Panthers from Midlothian.

The Hawks started out a little cold against Waco falling behind 9-0, but Joshua Miller (21 pts.) and Marcus Sasser (25 pts.) lit up the 3-point arc and Red Oak soared passed Waco in the first perio


There is a move afoot to abolish the Electoral College and use the popular vote to elect the President. It’s called the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, or NPV.

As the national race for the Democratic nomination for President in 2020 kicks into high gear with debates on June 26 and June 27, the race is Joe Biden’s to lose as he has led every single poll a


FAMILY FEATURES – With crowds of unfamiliar people and loud, scary noises, the Fourth of July can make even the most laid-back, four-legged family members apprehensive and unpredictable.

Grilled pork kebabs with Tzatziki Sauce.

Family Features – Grilling season provides ample opportunities to put flavorful fare on the table, but it doesn’t have to be a lengthy cooking process.

FAMILY FEATURES – As a child, you knew dad would be thrilled with whatever card or sculpture you could conjure.


Annie Lois Wills, age 103, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2019 in Kilgore, Texas.

Maria Anita Bustamante

The passing of our family matriarch, Mrs. Maria Anita Bustamante leaves this Earth with the wings she worked so hard to earn on May 4, 2019.

Lois Sharp 81, of Malakoff passed away on April 25, 2019 in Eustace, Texas.

Lois was a resident of Malakoff for 15 years and a member of Hilltop Worship Center in Malakoff.

Ellis County Press

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