In Ferris, small-town divisions bubble to the surface

Ferris, TX - It’s been politics as usual in Ferris.  The mayor resigned three weeks ago. The City Council just hired its third city manager in a year. There’ve been two — or is it three? — water outages.

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Ferris has has found and addressed the issue with water

Ferris, TX - Ferris has has found and addressed the issue with water.  Macdonald elementary main fire suppression line under their pier and beam building busted. The school shut the valve to this line off. Immediately the water started to rise in the water towers.

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'This has been a major inconvenience': Ferris residents lose water for third time in the last six months

Ferris, TX - Many people in Ferris have been stuck without water for multiple days, while others have yellow water coming out of their faucets.  The city of Ferris said someone is purposefully messing with fire hydrants in the city, impacting the water levels in both of the town's water towers.

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Ferris Water Shortage The Result Of Someone ‘Intentionally Draining Water Towers’

Ferris, TX - The city of Ferris says someone intentionally drained the water towers, causing the water shortage.  Police believe someone left a fire hydrant open, draining the water supply.

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Ferris ISD is first district in Ellis County to feed all students for free

Ferris, TX - Two school years ago, Ferris ISD students who did not qualify for reduced lunches paid over $340 a year on school meals, while students on the reduced program spent about $64 annually.

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Investigation of a fatal hit-and-run crash

Ferris/Palmer, TX - DPS Troopers in Ellis County are asking for the public’s help in the investigation of a fatal hit-and-run crash that resulted in the death of a pedestrian on IH45 between Ferris and Palmer. The crash occurred near Risinger/Newton Road, Monday, June 10, 2019 sometime between 8:54 p.m. and 10:42 p.m.

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Ferris City manager censured by International City Managers

Ferris, TX - The executive board of the International City Managers Association voted to publicly censure Ferris City Manager Bill Jordan for violations of its code of ethics earlier last month.

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Construction on Ferris Town Center expected to begin in January

Ferris, TX - A downtown center is expected to open in Ferris by late 2020. It will be the first of its kind for the city.  Presented to the Ferris City Council during their meeting on Monday,

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Ferris flag football coach accused of stealing fundraised money for children’s uniforms

Ferris, TX - A group of frustrated parents in Ferris is looking for a flag football coach after he allegedly stole fundraiser money and fled to Longview, according to one of the mothers and the cheer sponsor.

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Ferris Police seek help in 2015 cold case where Fort Worth man was found in a landfill

Ferris, TX - More than three years have passed since the family of Sammy McMellon Jr. received the news of his death. They still seek answers as to why the patriarch of their family life has his life cut short and body left in a Ferris landfill.

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