Ennis Daily News

City, County facts


Ellis County Information:
Website — www.co.ellis.tx.us
County Judge — Carol Bush
County Commissioners —
• Precinct One — Dennis Robinson
• Precinct Two — Bill Dodson
• Precinct Three — Heath Sims
• Precinct Four — Ron Brown

• Ellis County emergency alert system
To register for notifications via phone call or text message visit the county website at www.co.ellis.tx.us, click the Departments link, the emergency management link and then the CodeRED link. Fill out home address, name and telephone number to be alerted to an incident.

City of Ennis Information:
• Phone — 972-875-1234
• Website — www.ennis-texas.com
• Mayor at large — Russell Thomas
• Mayor Pro Tem at large — Bob Taylor
• Commissioner, Ward One — Jeremie Salik
• Commissioner, Ward Two — Carolyn C. Frazier
• Commissioner, Ward Three — Tom Abram
• Commissioner, Ward Four — Lola Searcy
• Commissioner, Ward Five — Dale Holt
• City Manager — Steve Howerton
• Police Chief — John Erisman
• Fire Chief — David Hopkins

• Places to start:
— Ennis Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, 100 E. Ennis Avenue. 972-87-VISIT or 972-875-4748.
— Ennis Chamber of Commerce, 108 Chamber of Commerce Drive. 972-878-2625

• Local attractions:
— Ennis Railroad and Cultural Heritage Museum
— The Texas Motorplex
— Lake Bardwell

• Facts about Ennis
City population — 19,223 (2010 estimate)
Date of incorporation — May 2, 1872
City charter adopted — Oct. 17, 1913
Sales tax — 7.75 percent
Number of households — 5,708 (city of Ennis 2002 estimate)
Miles of street — 103.63 (approximate as of end of FY 2009-10)
Fire protection — 30 firefighters and two stations
Police protection — 42 officers and one station

Ennis Independent School District:
• Administration Building — 303 W. Knox
• Phone — 972-872-7000
• Website — www.ennis.k12.tx.us
• Superintendent — Dr. Barbara Qualls

• EISD Board of Trustees
— Mack Boyd, president
— David Estes, vice president
— Larry Treadaway, secretary
— Walter R. Beasley, member
— Bramlet Beard, member
— Miles Strunc, member
— Conni Durbin, member

• The 2010-11 school year runs from Aug. 23, 2010 to June 2, 2011

• Enrollment
• EISD — 5,877
• Carver Early Childhood Center — 345
• Crockett Early Childhood Center — 460
• Austin Elementary School — 355
• Bowie Elementary School — 409
• Houston Elementary School — 280
• Travis Elementary School — 309
• Lummus Intermediate School — 689
• Miller Intermediate School — 641
• Ennis Junior High School — 860
• Ennis High School — 1,529

• Transportation/school bus pick up
Jeff Hill, director of operations — 972-872-7353

• Inclement weather procedures
District officials will assess the weather conditions and the impact of the weather on the safety of students and staff. School closure information will be posted on the web site and the information will be given to all local news media.
In the event of school cancellation due to inclement weather, the decision to close will be made between 5:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. The FlashAlert notification system will be activated and local and Metroplex media outlets will be notified. Parents can also refer to the district web site.
Among the media outlets to be notified are:
• WFAA-TV Channel 8 _
• KDFW-TV Channel 4 _
• KTVT-TV Channel 11_
• KXAS-TV Channel 5 _
• WBAP-AM 820_
• KBEC-AM 1390

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