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Expert: Jail needs additional staff

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The assistant director for the Texas Commission on Jail Standards recommended the county hire additional jail staff in discussion with the Ellis County Commissioners Court on Thursday.

Sheriff K-9 retiring

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The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is wishing one of its four-legged deputies farewell this week after six years of faithful service to law enforcement.

County gathers hazmat info

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Ellis County Emergency Management is working with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute to find out exactly what’s heading down local roads, rails and pipes.

Palmer OKs school plans

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Palmer ISD Superintendent Kevin Noack said Tuesday the district is moving forward with plans to replace the aging Palmer Elementary School as well as install security upgrades at the middle and high schools.

Scofflaws can be denied registration

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Ellis County residents who don’t pay their tolls will have an unpleasant surprise as early as April.

Bump in unemployment follows holidays

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Ellis County’s unemployment levels grew in the first month of 2014.

County considering scofflaw measure

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The Ellis County Commissioners Court will decide whether or not to withhold car registration from habitual toll violators during their 10 a.m. Monday meeting.

Bush re-elected; House runoff set

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Unofficial final results from Tuesday’s election show a Republican primary runoff is coming between tea party favorite TJ Fabby and Waxahachie Mayor John Wray in the race for the State Representative District 10 seat.

Fabby, Wray head to runoff; Bush keeps seat with majority

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Unofficial final results from Tuesday’s election show a Republican primary runoff is coming between Tea Party favorite TJ Fabby and Waxahachie Mayor John Wray in the race for the State Representative District 6 seat.

Incumbents largely favored in early vote

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Unofficial early vote totals released by the Ellis County Elections Office show a Republican party vote coming down on the incumbent side in many cases.

Primary decisions pending

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Ellis County voters will decide a number of local primary elections for positions today including Precinct 4 Commissioner, Ellis County Judge, Justice of the Peace for Precincts 1-4 and Texas State Representative for District 10, as well as other races.

Polls open in primary election

VOTEXAS

Ellis County voters have their last chance to cast ballots a number of primary elections for positions today including Precinct 4 Commissioner, Precinct 2 Commissioner, Ellis County Judge, Justice of the Peace for Precincts 1-4 and Texas State Representative for District 10, as well as other races.

Dollars flying in judge race

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County Judge candidate Richard Rozier blew away all opponents in fundraising according to the latest round of campaign finance records issued by the Ellis County Elections Administration.

County attorneys give to coworker

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The latest campaign finance reports in the race for the County Court at Law No. 2 judgeship show incumbent judge Gene Calvert pulling ahead of his opponent Ricky Sipes in spending as the race nears the home stretch.

Molestor OKs 50-year plea

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A Waxahachie man will serve at least 25 years in jail for child molestation in a plea bargain agreement reached this week with the Ellis County and District Attorney’s Office.

Sheriff: Jail in need of staff

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Sheriff Johnny Brown is asking the Ellis County Commissioners Court for additional jail personnel in light of a study conducted last month showing the jail is understaffed.

Court OKs grant, changes public comment setup

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Ellis County received a grant for new emergency notification technology at Monday’s meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners Court, while the court also restored citizens’ ability to speak directly to the court about issues pertinent to them.

Bush moved to repay state funds Feb. 12

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County Judge Carol Bush refused to answer questions Friday regarding supplemental state funds paid into her salary, while the county auditor confirmed the money would be going back to the state by April.

Bush criticized for taking state money for work she didn’t do

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County Judge Carol Bush responded to allegations of receiving improper payments, saying the accusations are unfair defamations made in the face of a heated election race.

$625,000 grant powers upgrades

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Ellis County will soon receive nearly $625,000 in federal grant money to help upgrade the county’s radio systems and infrastructure.

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