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Civic groups meet holiday needs

The spirit of giving, shown at last year's Christmas version of Give-A-Kid-A-Chance, needs donors in support of Ennis area civic groups who are actively seeking to meet needs.

While many have needs throughout the year, meeting them is often highlighted during the holidays. Such is the case with the Bridge Builders and Give-A-Kid-A-Chance, who collaborate in the form of Angel Tree projects that benefit five groups of people and families.

County opposes speed rail

Photo by Mark Warde / Commissioner of Precinct 4, Ron Brown, is flanked by County Judge Carol Bush (left) and Cindy Polley, County Clerk. He retired after 24 years of service to Ellis County

Ellis County Commissioners voiced their opposition to plans of a proposed high-speed railroad

Lions fans make their picks

Photo by Oladipo Awowale / Senior running back Taylor Thompson (3) speeds behind Grant Cervantes (78), who paved the way for Thompson and the other running backs all season. The two look to continue their success in the ground game in Friday's season finale at AT&T Stadium.

Local fans predicting the outcome of Friday’s state championship football game between Ennis (13-2) and Cedar Park (12-3) have one thing in common — a belief the Lions will prevail.

Kaufman County ex-official sentenced to death

Photo courtesy of AP / Eric Williams was convicted of the murder of Cynthia McLelland, who was slain in a revenge plot against her husband, the former Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland. He was sentenced to death Wednesday.

A former justice of the peace in North Texas was sentenced to death Wednesday for killing a district attorney’s wi

Lions seek state championship

Oladipo B. Awowale / Senior Issac Montemayor (6) prepares to lead the Pride of Ennis, the Lions football team, onto the field of battle. The Lionbackers Tunnel Crew, led by the likes of Rel Lipscomb, transports and sets up the symbol of Ennis at every game.

Friday night’s Class 5A football state championship between Ennis and Cedar Park has captured the attention and hearts of area fans.

Commissioners to consider opposition of high-speed rail

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County Commissioner Dennis Robinson will bring before the ourt a resolution opposing a proposed high-speed rail that would travel through Ellis County. \

Burglar caught in the act, arrested

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An Ennis resident was arrested Tuesday after being caught burglarizing a home.

Ennis welcomes new state rep.

EDN photo by Justin Tubbs / State Rep.-elect John Wray speaks with Ennis City Manager Chuck Ewings at the Ennis Public Library Tuesday during Ennis' come-and-go event.

Ennis hosted an informal reception for State Representative-elect John Wray from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The come-and-go event was hosted by the Ennis Public Library, and snacks were provided by local businesses.

School suspects fire, evacuates

EDN photo by Justin Tubbs / Firefighters extend a ladder before climbing on top of Lummus Intermediate School Tuesday. They responded to a general fire alarm that turned out to be smoke from a burned-out motor in the air-conditioning unit.

Lummus Intermediate students evacuated from the school Tuesday morning because of a suspected fire.

Armed robbers escape bank

EDN photo by Justin Tubbs / Compass Bank, located at 1712 W. Ennis Ave., was robbed Tuesday morning. The suspects, described as armed black males, escaped the scene in a small silver car shortly before police arrived.

Three suspects escaped from BBVA Compass on Tuesday after robbing the bank.

Hicks new publisher-editor of Daily News

EDN photo by Justin Tubbs / Brad Hicks stands near the press line at The Ennis Daily News.

Ellis County Newspapers, Inc., today announced Brad Hicks as Publisher and Editor of The Ennis Daily News.

State championship tickets on sale now

Photo by brucelattimer.com / Seniors Devin Smith (10) and John Lopez (33) add to the coup de gras, a 71-yard touchdown to finish off Canutillo, 41-13, to advance to Friday's state championship game.

Fans wanting tickets to see Ennis play for its fifth state championship can purchase them at a discounted rate from the high school athletic department office.

City approves 287 cost, discusses new judge

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Ennis City Commission passed an agreement to pay up to $524,784 for the expansion of U.S. Highway 287 in Ennis.

Suspect escapes hospital

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A Dallas man was arrested in Waxahachie Saturday after escaping from the hospital.

Ennis bank held up Tuesday

Police stand outside their vehicle with weapons drawn at Compass Bank, 1712 W. Ennis Ave., Tuesday morning before they discovered any possible suspects had already fled the scene..

Police were dispatched to Compass Bank in Ennis Tuesday morning in regards to a bank robbery.

Mary K. Goodman

Mary K. Goodman, 81, passed away in Palmer, Texas on Sunday, December 14, 2014. Mary was born in Denison, Texas to James Avery and Dora Helen (Hale) Gann on August 23, 1933. She grew up in Sherman and attended school there. On September 23, 1949 she married Bobby Glen Hall and after their marriage ended […]

Tammy LaScala Koch

Tammy LaScala Koch, 49, passed away in Ennis, Texas on December 15, 2014. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Classifieds December 16, 2014

Classifieds for December 14, 2014

Lions crush Canutillo, 41-13.

Photo by brucelattimer.com / Tre Elliott (1) pulls away from an Eagles defender on his way to a 15-yard touchdown in the 3rd quarter Friday. Two would-be tacklers got a piece of Elliott's jersey, but couldn't bring him down before he crossed the plane to make the score 34-13.

Scoring three times through the air and another three on the ground, Ennis (13-2) defeated El Paso Canutillo (13-2), 41-13

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