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Ellis County Dedicates Memorial For Fallen Iraq And Afghanistan Vets

At first glance, the golden stone wall that sits between a trio of flag poles in front of Life School Red Oak Secondary Campus offers little to garner attention. But with a closer view, an observer would find the name of Joel Ramirez, his date of birth and date of death, attached to the wall.

03/22/2012

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Denton Woman Convicted For Starving Horses

A woman from Denton has been convicted for the starving deaths of two horses when she lived in Red Oak. Two other horses were rescued.

03/02/2012

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Burned Chemical Plant Moving To Former Collider Site

A North Texas site once meant to host the superconducting super collider will be the new home for a chemical plant that burned last fall.

02/01/2012

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Texas Company Has Many Uses For Recycled Glass

Recycled glass is a nightmare — it’s heavy, breakable and not very valuable. But a company in Texas has found a way to make good use of recycled glass.

01/13/2012

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Residents Continue Chemical Plant Relocation Protests

A proposal to relocate a Magnablend Chemical Plant has some Ellis County residents saying, “not in my backyard.” Monday dozens of affected residents are expected to gather at the Ellis County Commissioner’s meeting to voice their concerns.

01/09/2012

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Maypearl Man Gets 20 Years Jail For Walmart Indecency

A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for assaulting a 7-year-old boy in the toy section of a Walmart store in Midlothian.

11/14/2011

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Fire Chief Recalls Dangers At Waxahachie Chemical Plant

Since a chemical plant burned in Waxahachie, fire chief David Hudgins has suffered sleepless nights — because of what almost happened.

11/07/2011

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Forged Ellis County Jail Checks Linked To Ex-Inmate

A North Texas jail will switch to debit cards to pay unused commissary funds to departing inmates after the lockup’s account number was stolen.

10/12/2011

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Waxahachie Fire Smolders As Investigation Continues

The CEO of a company that owns a Waxahachie chemical plant that caught fire Monday says the chemicals being mixed at the plant Monday should have not caught fire.

10/06/2011

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Waxahachie Chemical Fire Still Under Investigation

The cause of a major chemical fire in Waxahachie is still under investigation Tuesday and smoke can still be seen rising from the burned-out buildings.

10/04/2011

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EPA: Air Quality Poses ‘No Significant Threat’ Following Waxahachie Chemical Plant Blaze

The fire and explosions at the Magnablend chemical warehouse started just before 11 a.m. Emergency management officials issued an evacuation order for the surrounding area.

10/03/2011

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Low Magnitude Earthquake Rattles North Texas

An earthquake shook parts of North Texas late on Thursday night. The quake was centered in Waxahachie, but mostly felt in east Fort Worth.

09/23/2011

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