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Creel crowned queen

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Palmer High School senior Harlie Creel was named homecoming queen by her peers last Friday night at halftime of the Palmer vs. Rice football game.

County residents concerned over sludge smell

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Precinct 3 Commissioner Paul Perry said complaints about foul odors stemming from the agricultural use of “biosolids” continue to pour into his office.

County OKs tax rate

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Ellis County Commissioners approved by a 3-1 vote Monday a tax rate that manages to collect more revenue without raising the tax rate.

DA clears county judge

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Ellis County Judge Carol Bush was cleared of wrong-doing stemming from a complain filed by former candidate for county commissioner and Ellis County resident David Vance.

Fugitive on the run after trial

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A man convicted of assault against a family member is nowhere to be found after his conviction Wednesday.

Ellis County mammoth skeleton to be donated

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Over the next few weeks, an incredibly pristine and nearly complete mammoth skeleton – uncovered in an Ellis County sand and gravel pit where it has lain for thousands of years – will be excavated and transported to its permanent home at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

County to maintain tax rate

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The proposed budget for the county was outlined on Monday in preparation for what is expected to be its adoption on Sept. 8.

Officials turn down pay increase

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After recognizing the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Explorers for their being honored as the Best in Texas, the Ellis County Commissioners voted down a two percent cost of living raise in favor of an increase of $952 across the board for elected officials.

Burn ban now in effect

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Ellis County is now under a burn ban for the first time this year.

Sheriff to talk jail staffing

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The staff of the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office plans to go before the Ellis County Commissioners Court on Thursday to update them on the current staffing situation at the Wayne McCollum Detention Center.

County OKs radio tower purchase

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Engineering concerns took center stage at Monday afternoon’s meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners Court, with the county voting to purchase a radio tower near Ennis as well as voting to approve emergency plans involving the county’s dam system.

Car found in lake 37 years later

Sheriff's deputies recovered a submerged vehicle that went missing in 1977.

Ellis County Sheriff’s deputies located a car that was reported stolen 37 years ago during a dive team training exercise early last week.

Commissioners approve four expansion plans

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The Ellis County Commissioners Court approved plans to expand or build four projects in Waxahachie.

Arrests made in animal cruelty case

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The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office arrested two in connection with an animal cruelty investigation in rural Waxahachie.

ECSO investigating animal cruelty

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Ellis County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson JoAnn Livingston said deputies are still investigating an potential animal cruelty case involving multiple dead dogs found in an Ellis County home.

Former ECSO employee indicted

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A former Ellis County Sheriff’s Office employee remains in jail Wednesday after his June 4 indictment for insurance fraud.

Two die in separate accidents

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The Texas Highway Patrol is asking the public for help in locating the driver allegedly involved in a one-car accident on Saturday which left an Ennis man dead.

Two die in unrelated shootings

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A pair of unrelated shooting incidents Wednesday in Ellis County left two people dead and authorities seeking answers.

Area horses seek bailout

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REAGOR SPRINGS — Cody Ramsey has found a logical way to work his way through college. An old fashioned bailout program.

Court unveils emergency upgrade plan

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WAXAHACHIE — The results of a comprehensive 18-month plan to improve emergency radio service in Ellis County was unveiled on Monday.

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