Ovilla named among state’s safest cities

Ovilla, TX - The city of Ovilla has been named among the safest small cities in Texas, according to a nationwide business insurance research firm.  AdvisorSmith recently released its latest report on the “Safest Cities in Texas.” From their research, they discovered that Ovilla is the No. 4 safest small city in the state.

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Motorcycle and Tractor Trailer Collide in Ovilla; police report is pending

Ovilla, TX - On Thursday Oct. 1, officers from the Ovilla Police Department responded to an accident involving a tractor trailer and a motorcycle partaking on both sides of FM 664, with an official police report yet to be released.

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Ellis County resident to hold book signing on book about Chad Littlefield, friend of American Sniper

Ovilla, TX - Ellis County resident Judy Littlefield opens up about her son Chad Littlefield in her new book, who everyone knows as the friend of the ‘American Sniper’ and who died tragically alongside him.

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Special Emergency Meeting

Ovilla, TX - NOTICE is hereby given of a Special Emergency Meeting of the City Council of the City of Ovilla, to be held on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 3:30 P.M.

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Ovilla police seize gun, meth worth more than $20,000

Ovilla, TX - The Ovilla Police Department seized a handgun and a quantity of illegal drugs - including over 250 grams of crystal methamphetamine worth more than $20,000 - early Friday morning, the department said.

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Ovilla voters to consider bond issues Nov. 5

Ovilla, TX - Straddling the line between Ellis and Dallas counties, the city of Ovilla is poised for continued growth. And to keep up with it, the city is planning for new municipal facilities that will be decided by the city’s voters.

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Ovilla United Methodist Church holds prayer drive-thru

Ovilla, TX - At some point, most anyone could use a friendly wave and a prayer. Churchgoer Gorden Miner gives out both at the prayer drive-thru in Ovilla.

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‘This team is special’: Ovilla Christian wins first-ever state volleyball championship

Ovilla, TX - Robin Johnson and Audrey Nunes knew after the first practice that the upcoming volleyball season for the Ovilla Christian Lady Eagles had the potential to be special.  They were right.  Ovilla Christian defeated Austin Waldorf in five sets Saturday, Nov. 10 at Waco Midway High School

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Ovilla becomes first Ellis County town to approve golf cart usage on roadways

Ovilla, TX - For the first time in Ellis County, Ovilla has allowed for the free use of golf carts in the city.  The Ovilla City Council approved the decision to allow golf carts within city limits, 3-2, during their meeting in October.

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Roof collapses on Ovilla tutoring facility, leaves executive director desperate for new location

Ovilla, Tx - As the rain continued to pour on Sept. 22, water leaked through the ceiling onto computers and decades of curriculum. The deluge eventually collapsed the roof of Teachers who Tutor, leaving only STARR booklets salvageable.

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