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WAXAHACHIE – County Judge Todd Little has sent an open invitation to Tesla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk inviting him to join the Ellis County family.

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A giant invasive hornet was sighted several times in northwestern Washington state and Canada in late 2019, causing concern across the U.S. At the request of Gov.

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By now, most everyone has received their appraisal notice from the Ellis Appraisal District.

And I’m sure most of you, including me, felt your jaw drop when you saw your 2020 appraisal.

Sports

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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.

Opinion

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Yasmine Protho, a graduating senior, wears a photo of herself on her protective mask amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A leaked call from May 2016 between former Vice President Joe Biden and then-Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko confirms that there was in fact a quid pro quo in Ukraine, that is, the $1.2 billion

Lifestyle

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CULINARY.NET – Surprise your family with a dessert fit for the season. This Carrot Cake recipe is a traditional take on the timeless treat and created using everyday ingredients.

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FAMILY FEATURES – The human immune system holds important clues about how people naturally detect and defend against disease.

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STATEPOINT – With expected delays in bill payments, unprecedented layoffs, hiring freezes and related hardships, many Americans are facing new financial challenges.

Obituaries

Essie Mae Hester

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

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Clifford Wayne Witherspoon, born December 26, 1933 in Ferris, Texas, and passed March 7, 2020.

Nona Epps

Nona (Mann) Epps passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 at the age of 93.

Photo Galleries

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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