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AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine 

WASHINGTON (AP) — American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said, but the Obama administration was still scrambling to confirm who launched the strike and whether there were American citizens killed in the crash. Vice President Joe Biden said the incident was […]

Classifieds for July 16, 2014

Alleged July 4 kidnapper arrested

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A man wanted in connection to an alleged aggravated kidnapping was arrested Monday according to the Ennis Police Department.

Baptist youth travel for service project

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A group of young people from Baylor Baptist Church have travelled to Cincinnati this week as part of a service project for BLOC, a non-profit organization based in Ohio.

Palmer releases 2014 football schedule

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A year after finishing 4-6, there is plenty of optimism in the air at Palmer High School. The Bulldogs have 17 starters returning and a new head coach in Don Waddle.

EISD is easing doubts

No news is not necessarily good news, nor does it imply bad news is awaiting. The difference, however, can be unsettling. The unknown often makes us uncomfortable.

Appeals court to take up Missouri execution case 

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A last-minute stay from a federal judge has put a Missouri inmate’s execution temporarily on hold. John Middleton was scheduled to die one minute after midnight Wednesday for killing three people in rural northern Missouri in 1995. With less than two hours to go before the execution, U.S. District Judge […]

Jeter, Trout lead AL over NL 5-3 in All-Star game 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball’s national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and then delivered two final All-Star hits. Mike Trout, perhaps the top candidate to succeed the 40-year-old Yankees captain as the face of […]

Local nurse dies in Saturday crash

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A two-car accident Saturday night at the intersection of Ensign Road and the U.S. Highway 287 bypass left an Ennis Regional Medical Center nurse dead.

EISD adds new administrators

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Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman announced Saturday the creation of three new administrative positions and the hiring of two new administrators.

Commissioners approve four expansion plans

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The Ellis County Commissioners Court approved plans to expand or build four projects in Waxahachie.

Thelma G. Patti (Gayla)

Thelma G. Patti (Gayla), 88, of Ennis, Texas died on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the Autumn Leaves Memory Care Facility in The Woodlands, Texas. She was born May 23, 1925, in Powell County, Kentucky, the daughter of Vernon Reed and Nora Mae Reed. On May 11, 1954 she was united in marriage to Nicholas […]

Subrina “BeBe” Knight

Subrina “BeBe” Knight, 44, passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. Subrina was born on May 5, 1970 to Thomas Odell and Jean Elaine (Kubala) Wilson in Corsicana, Texas. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1987. She received her Registered Nurse Degree from Navarro College then […]

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DPS seeking hit and run suspect

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The Texas Highway Patrol is seeking local assistance to find the suspects in a late Friday night hit-and-run.

Kachina Prairie flourishing

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Local botanists and conservation experts said Friday that February’s controlled burn of the Kachina Prairie has been a resounding success.

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