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Veteran, future Ennis resident, introduced

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Home For The Brave, an Ennis-based non-profit organization, introduced the first recipient of a custom-built home for an injured military veteran in a ceremony on Saturday.

Ellis County man gets probation for third DUI

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A 50-year-old Ellis County man will serve 10 years on probation following his third conviction for driving while intoxicated.

Lillie Crowley Day made official

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Texas State Fair icon, the late Lillie Betik Crowley, received another recognition of her cooking legend on Saturday when her name was attached to the opening of the fair as well at the Ennis Famers Market.

Chili supper scheduled for Friday

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Austin Elementary will hold its 50th annual chili supper fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday night.

Court approves reinvestment zone

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The Ellis County Commissioners Court gave final approval to the creation of a reinvestment zone in the county first mentioned in December 2013.

Taste of Ennis a success

Hungry folks from Ennis and points beyond filled the Knights of Columbus Hall on Thursday night for the 22nd annual Taste of Ennis fundraiser. The event raised $32,000 thanks to donations and sponsorships before tickets were sold.
Helping Hands of Ennis Executive Director Judi Hejny said this year's event brought more people and restaurants than ever before.
Taste of Ennis is Helping Hands' primary fundraiser for the year, Hejny said, and supplements their allotment from the Greater Ennis United Way.

Hungry folks from Ennis and points beyond filled the Knights of Columbus Hall on Thursday night for the 22nd annual Taste of Ennis fundraiser.

Drug takeback set for Saturday

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Local law enforcement agencies are partnering with drug prevention groups IMPACT Ennis and IMPACT Waxahachie to host the “Take It To The Box” prescription drug take back event this weekend.

Farmers Market Spotlight

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Vendors at the Ennis Farmers Market offer a wide array of home-grown products, from vegetables, fruit, grass-fed beef and hand-made crafts. Jason Boone, however, supplies a food item that is a weekly staple for many downtown shoppers.

Austin now offering after-school program

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The YMCA and Austin Elementary hope to encourage more participation in the school’s new jointly operated after school program.

Boon benefit a unique function

There’s a number of worthwhile causes to get behind in our community.

Commission should grow up

At some point throughout the summer I started covering the Ennis City Commission more thoroughly while new Managing Editor Mark Warde took over covering the Ellis County Commissioners Court.

Cancer benefit pulls in $80K

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Rotarian Al Boon and his sister Marilyn Linsteadt thanked local golfers and the community for their support of the 16th annual E.K. Boon Cancer Memorial Golf Tournament, which raised more than $80,000 earlier this month.

‘Taste of Ennis’ ready for tonight

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Helping Hands Executive Director Judi Hejny said volunteers arrived at the Knights of Columbus Hall early Thursday morning to begin setup for the 22nd annual Taste of Ennis fundraiser.

Ennis Lion makes national spotlight

All-American James Lockhart, a defender for the Ennis Lions, was honored Wednesday as one of only three north Texas representitives for the Jan. 4 U.S. All-American Bowl. The game will be played at the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio and will be nationally televised on NBC. 
Flanking Lockhart are Sergeant First Class Jarvis Foster, Captain Daniel Thomas and Captain Francis Santana. The senior has played at middle linebacker this season, though he may be returning to his defensive end position on Friday when Ennis travels to play unbeaten Jacksonville.

All-American James Lockhart, a defender for the Ennis Lions, was honored Wednesday as one of only three north Texas representitives for the Jan. 4 U.S. All-American Bowl. The game will be played at the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio and will be nationally televised on NBC.

Public input still needed

To say the attendance was poor at Tuesday nights public forum regarding the two sales tax proposals local voters will consider in November would be quite an understatement.

Tim Benson

Tim Benson passed away in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Fernando Cabezas

Fernando Cabezas, 68, passed away peacefully at his home in Ferris, TX on September 22, 2014. Fernando was born on December 31, 1946 in Costa Rica to Dagoberto Cabezas and Ana Estrada. He married Vera Rodriguez in October 1969 in San Jose, Costa Rica. Together they had two sons, Kenneth Cabezas and Jeffery Cabezas. Fernando […]

Mrs. Willie Fern Durkee

Mrs. Willie Fern Durkee, 66, died Sept. 23, 2014. Viewing will be held Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Taylor Memorial COGIC, 1600 G.W. Jackson Ave., Corsicana. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Kelly’s Temple COGIC, 501 in 3rd St. in Corsicana. Funeral […]

Debra McNatt Claxton

Debra McNatt Claxton, 53, died Sept. 2, 2014. Viewing will be held Friday, Sept. 26 at Eternal Rest Funeral Home Chapel, 215 N. Dallas St., Ennis, 972-875-2393.

Mavis “Virginia” Fox

Mavis “Virginia” Fox peacefully went home to rejoice with the Lord Saturday, September 20, 2014. She took her last breathe surrounded by family and her next breathe rejoicing with the Lord. A resident of Palestine for 62 years, she was born December 4, 1923 in Clarksville, Texas, Red River County to Joseph & Lula Fincher. […]

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