County budget hearings begin Monday, with the commissioners court meeting at the Ellis County Courthouse.

The public hearings and workshops for the 2007-2008 budget convene at 8:15 a.m. Monday, June 25, and Tuesday, June 26, and at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 27.

Anticipated recess times for the hearings are at 4:30 p.m. Monday, 3 p.m. Tuesday and at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

All meetings are open to the public and will take place in the second floor courtroom at the courthouse, 101 W. Main in Waxahachie.

The tentative schedule, which is subject to change, is as follows:

Monday, June 25

8:15-9:30 a.m.:

Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Jackie Miller Jr.

District Clerk Melanie Reed

378th District Court Judge Al Scoggins

Sheriff Ray Stewart

Dept. of Public Safety - Sgt. Chris Jones

9:45-11:30 a.m:

Elections - Jane Anderson

Homeland Security - Sharon McKinney

Veterans Services - James Wilhoite

Pct. 4 Constable Steve McKinney

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.


2-3:15 p.m.

Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace Curtis Polk

Pct. 2 Commissioner Bill Dodson

Fire Marshal/Investigator Jim Pharr

Law Library - Leanne Brindle

Tax Assessor/Collector John Bridges

3:15-4:30 p.m.

Purchasing - Richard Denniston

Pct. 3 Commissioner Heath Sims

MIS - Teral Crawford

County Court at Law No. 1 Judge Greg Wilhelm

Tuesday, June 26

8:15-9:30 a.m.:

Pct. 1 Constable Ben Fry

County/District Attorney Joe Grubbs

Treasurer Judy Burden

Department of Development - Delton Ake

Pct. 1 Commissioner Dennis Robinson

9:45-11:30 a.m.:

Indigent Health Care - Diana Buckley

CASA - David Setzer

Child Welfare Board - Sylvia Smith

Historical Commission - Sylvia Smith

Meals on Wheels - Vinsen Farris

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


1:30-3 p.m.

Pct. 3 Constable Jimmie Ray

Pct. 4 Commissioner Ron Brown

Community Supervision - Alfred Mims

Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace - Linda Sibley

Human Resources - Debbie Sartor

Wednesday, June 27

8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

County Clerk Cindy Polley

Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Bill Woody

Juvenile Services - Chris Aldama

Maintenance - Keith Roberts

Texas Cooperative Extension - Mark Arnold

Pct. 2 Constable Terry Nay

County Engineer Joe White

Ellis County Soil/Water Conservation District - Lee Harris and Tom Sulak

County Court at Law No. 2 Judge Gene Calvert

County Auditor Mike Navarro

County Judge Chad Adams

Due to a vacation, no budget hearing for Judge Gene Knize’s 40th District Court is on the schedule.

For more information, contact the County Judge’s Office at (972) 825-5000.