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RED OAK – The students at Red Oak ISD are going for the gold this week wearing the color to remind those in the community about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September.

Brad Norman

ELLIS COUNTY – Brad Norman announced his campaign for the office of Ellis County Sheriff on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Julissa Martinez

ELLIS COUNTY – Julissa Martinez announced her intention to run for Ellis County District Attorney, seeking the Republican nomination in the 2020 March primary.


Hawk Defensive End Todd Tillis (44) collects one of the few sacks on Bengal Quarterback Greyson Thompson (11) during Red Oak’s season opener Thursday, Aug. 29. Denton Braswell went on to stun No. 17 Red Oak, 48-27.

LITTLE ELM, TX – The Hawks rolled into Little Elm on a rare Thursday night expecting a repeat of their 2018 win over the Denton Braswell Bengals.

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

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


As State Representative, I supported HJR 38 which seeks a constitutional amendment to prohibit a state income tax collection. HJR 38 will appear as Proposition 4 on the November ballot.

Our lives are the summation of our decisions. We can decide to go forward. We can decide to stay the same.


Barbecue St. Louis Ribs

FAMILY FEATURES – For busy families, finding time to eat together isn’t always easy, but coming together around the dinner table regularly isn’t just about keeping hungry bellies full.

Pecan-crusted air fryer pork chops

FAMILY FEATURES – Back-to-school season can be cluttered between after-school activities, weekend sports and evening homework – as well as making dinner each night.

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FAMILY FEATURES – As kids head back to school, it’s important to provide them with the necessary resources to succeed.


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On August 7, 2019, we lost one of the good guys.

Donald Wayne Ogden, age 66.

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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.

Ellis County Press

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