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State Representative Carl Sherman

FERRIS – Mayor Jim Swafford was given approval to contract with former Ferris City Manager Carl Sherman as a consultant to assist with certain areas needed to be handled by a city manager for a per

RED OAK – As a series of storms rolled through the Ellis County area over the weekend, some residents in cities like Red Oak awoke Sunday morning to no electricity.

The City of Hutchins broke ground Monday morning on a new $6.5 million 18,200-square-feet building, Public Safety building located at the corner of Palestine and Denton Streets.

HUTCHINS – The City of Hutchins broke ground Monday morning on a new Public Safety building that is poised to put the city on the map regarding state of the art.

Sports

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

Opinion

State leaders have recently cheered on record-low unemployment rates in Texas.

Democrats criticizing President Donald Trump for suggesting he would listen if foreign sources had information on his opponents (he also suggested he might call the FBI) really don’t care one iota

Lifestyle

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.

Spiced Pecan Grilled Peach Salad with Goat Cheese

FAMILY FEATURES – Summer means it’s time to stock up on fresh produce and light the grill for a season of outdoor gatherings with friends and family.

Obituaries

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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