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Designed by J. Riely Gordon and completed in 1897, the Ellis County Courthouse emulates the Romanesque Revival style popular during the latter half of the 19th century. Beginning Feb. 13, it will be the scene for the filming of the television series “1883: Bass Reeves.”

ELLIS COUNTY – According to Ellis County Judge Todd Little’s office, residents can expect the historic courthouse in downtown Waxahachie to be transformed into a television set for a new TV series,

Jose Paz

GLENN HEIGHTS – Glenn Heights Police arrested 20-year-old Jose Paz this past weekend, Jan. 21, 2023, at approximately 1:52 a.m.



ROHS Swimmer Inaky Garica, breaks the Red Oak school 100-meter butterfly record with a time of 59.12 at the Duncanville Tri-Meet on Jan. 11.

DUNCANVILLE – In a tune-up before regionals start, the Red Oak High School Swim Team competed in a Tri-meet with Waxahachie and Duncanville at the Duncanville Natatorium on Wednesday, Jan. 11.

MIDLOTHIAN – Midlothian topped 4-5A Division I mate Red Oak to claim a district title and finish its regular season undefeated for the first time since 1984.

EVERMAN – With the District 5-5A Division II title on the line, Midlothian Heritage’s defense made the play of the game by stuffing Everman’s Kayden Brooks’ 2-point conversion run to give Heritage


Discretionary spending has increased $356.6 billion since Fiscal Year 2019 in response to the Covid pandemic in 2020 and increases in transportation and defense spending, according to data compiled

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Another week and another blast of reality that has me thinking – did we all jump into a sci-fi movie?

Unfortunately, no, this is Planet Earth 2023.


2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve 4xe

Many people have Jeep on the brain. It’s a mindset. And Jeep offerings are popular for many reasons rugged and refined as well as checking all the boxes for just about everything else you need.

2022 Ram 1500 TRX

Sometimes you must get out of your comfort zone.

Case in point, the 2022 Ram 1500 TRX.

2022 Ram 1500 Limited

In a mixed up, real loud world, you want your set of wheels to offer relief, right?

Well, here is one for you.


Verl Sinko of Ferris went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022.

Verl was born on July 2, 1940, in Millersville, Missouri, to Cecil and Mabel Sinko.

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Robert Lynn Shipley, age 72 of Red Oak, passed away Nov. 27, 2022.

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Danny Lee Gibson, 73, passed away Nov. 9, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas after being ill for several years due to an illness.

Ellis County Press

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