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EFD declines volunteer contract

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The Ennis Fire Department will soon repurpose its current force of volunteers to meet the changing needs of the city, said Fire Chief Jeff Aycock.

Bowie to receive new playground

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James Bowie Elementary will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new playground at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 before students put on a choir program at the school.

ERMC senior program growing

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Ennis Regional Medical Center’s “Friends of ERMC” program is growing much faster than its organizers anticipated.

Race fans can receive discount

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Racing fans who attend Fun Ford Weekend at Texas Motor Speedway on Nov. 8 can help homebound seniors by bringing canned goods for pets in exchange for $5 off adult ticket prices.

Ennis named a “Main Street City”

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The Texas Historical Commission designated Ennis as a 2015 Main Street City during its quarterly meeting on Wednesday in Austin.

Ferris votes against concealed weapons in city buildings

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During a meeting of the Ferris City Council on Monday, members were requested by the city manager to prohibit concealed handguns from two additional buildings that are used for governmental business. The measure passed by a 3-1 vote.

GAKAC seeks volunteers for portrait delivery

Give a Kid a Chance is seeking volunteers to help hand-deliver portraits and make a deeper connection with local families.

Richard Ray Beasley

Richard Ray Beasley age 62 passed away Friday, October 17, 2014 in Berwick, PA. He was born in Dallas, TX on September 18, 1952 to Samuel Ogden Beasley and Virginia Pauline Cansler. Richard graduated from Ennis High School and then enlisted in the United States Navy. He served six years in the Nuclear Submarine Program […]

Dionicio Lopez

Dionicio Lopez age 76, passed away in Ennis, TX on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.  He was born in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato in Mexico on October 2, 1938 to Manuel Lopez and Severina Garcia.  On November 1957, he married Maria Virginia Avila and moved to Ennis in August of 1979.  Dionicio worked at Leggett and Platt […]

Curtis Leroy Tibodeau

Curtis LeRoy Tibodeau was born May 24, 1965 in Rice Lake, Wisconin to Connie Speiser Tibodeau and LeRoy Isadore Tibodeau. Curtis and the family moved to Richardson, Texas in 1971 where Curt went on to graduate from J.J. Pierce High School (1983). Curt earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from North Texas University (1989) […]

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In Hong Kong, no endgame for chaotic protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Three weeks ago, students at a rally stormed a fenced-off courtyard outside Hong Kong’s government headquarters, triggering unprecedented mass protests for greater democracy in the semiautonomous Chinese city. Since then, the movement has spiraled into a volatile and dangerous crisis with no clear endgame. Support for protesters is fast waning, as […]

ERMC holds Ebola drill

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Critical care staff at Ennis Regional Medical Center ran two drills this week to test their Ebola readiness.

Ellis County 4-H collects cans

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Ellis County 4-H clubs teamed up to collect canned goods to give to local food banks last Saturday.

Festival includes stage acts

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During Saturday’s Fall Festival in downtown Ennis, three groups will provide free entertainment on stage near the corner Knox and NW Main streets.

Angel Tree meeting set for Tuesday

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Volunteer leader Marty Nelson is looking to get an early start on this year’s Angel Tree program.

Fight fear with reason

Another week gone by, another week full of Ebola panic.

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