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Madison Hall has happy history

EDN photo by Mark Warde / Melinda Henry handles much of the calendar of events for Madison Hall, 906 S. Kaufman St.

Nearing 75 years old, the social life of Madison Hall remains vibrant and young.

Help sought for holiday lights event

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Becky McCarty, Lights of Ennis coordinator, is calling for those who can’t get enough of decorating the family Christmas tree. Sunday afternoon, with help from a host of volunteers, downtown timbers will get wrapped and strung-up in preparation for the Dec. 4 Lights of Ennis.

Tellus Tech moving forward

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Tellus Technology Inc. got the nod from the City Commission Monday to begin selling bonds to fund their $40 million project in the industrial park next to Sterilite on Sterilite Drive.

Robert Lewis Zajic

Robert Lewis Zajic, 51, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Sunday, November 16, 2014. Robert was born in Ennis, Texas on August 11, 1963 to John W. and Jeannette (Jurcik) Zajic. He grew up in Ennis, he moved to Peachtree City, Georgia in 1977 and graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1981. He moved back […]

Carole Jo Holmes Blassingame

Services for Carole Jo Holmes Blassingame will be held 11 am Thursday, Nov 20 at First United Methodist Church Ennis, Texas. Visitation is at J.E. Keever Mortuary, Wednesday Nov 19 6-8 pm. Carole died of natural causes on November 16th, 2014. She was 72 years old. Born in Chickasha, OK August 15, 1942 to Joe […]

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City approves water audit

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Ennis City commissioners passed a resolution at Monday’s City Commission meeting with a 5 to 1 vote, authorizing City Manager Chuck Ewings to enter into an agreement with Ameresco, Inc. to conduct an audit on water meters in the city of Ennis.

Ovilla drama wins at state

Ovilla Christian School's drama troupe displays the state championship trophy.

Ovilla Christian School produced a one-act play that recently won both a district and a state championship in drama for the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools.

Aguilar still driven to serve

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Tommy Aguilar did not fare well in his county commissioner campaign to represent precinct 2. He did, however, collect enough votes to encourage him to stay involved.

City approves water audit

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Ennis City commissioners passed a resolution at Monday’s City Commission meeting with a 5 to 1 vote, authorizing City Manager Chuck Ewings to enter into an agreement with Ameresco, Inc. to conduct an audit on water meters in the city of Ennis.

Emergency text service expanded

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Ellis county residents under any of the four major cell phone providers – AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless – now have the ability to send emergency text messages to 9-1-1 at the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, according to an ECSO press release.

Education Foundation raises $150K

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Formed in late January of 2014, the Ennis ISD Education Foundation is ready to put into practice their mission of improving academic skills and character development in students within the Ennis ISD.

Mayor, Commission differ over CCPD

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Ennis City commissioners appointed themselves as the permanent board of directors for the Ennis Crime Control and Prevention District at Monday’s City Commission meeting with a 4 to 2 vote.

Palmer’s season comes to close

Rudy Ramos (21), senior running back for Palmer High, played his final game in black and gold on Saturday in the first round of the state playoffs.

Palmer’s season came to an end Saturday in Glen Rose with a 44-35 upset loss to the Clifton Cubs in the first round of the state playoffs. The Bulldogs held the lead for most of the game and were up 29-28 going into the fourth quarter, but the team was outscored 15-6 in the fourth.
Head coach Don Waddle said the key factor that put Clifton ahead was a couple of momentum swinging turnovers.

Palmer has chance to reach another milestone

Rudy Ramos (21), senior running back for Palmer High, played his final game in black and gold on Saturday in the first round of the state playoffs.

The Palmer Bulldogs have a chance to do something they have only done once in their history — win a playoff game.

Pitts thanks supporters at retirement

Ennis Mayor Russell Thomas and his wife, Nancy, along with County Judge Carol Bush (right) congratulate State Rep. Jim Pitts (second from right) at the Waxahachie Civic Center.

After serving Ellis County for 22 years as a state representative, Jim Pitts has called it a career.

Smith leads Lions into the playoffs

All-State quarterback quarterback Devin Smith is a triple-threat quarterback, passing for 1,681 yards in 10 games and completing 66 percent of his passes for 16 TDs. The senior has been intercepted just twice. Smith averages 5.6 yards per carry while gaining 472 yards and scoring 5 touchdowns.

Soft-spoken and unassuming is not the typical, modern day football player. Devin Smith, the starting quarterback for No. 7 ranked Ennis couldn’t care less.

Survey results in high interest

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At Thursday night’s joint city commission/planning-and-zoning meeting, Pavlick and Associates reported above average feedback from a survey sent out in September to gain feedback from residents about the state of Ennis currently and how it can improve going forward.

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