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CDC: Texas health care worker positive for Ebola


DALLAS (AP) — Federal officials have confirmed that a health care worker who provided hospital care for an Ebola patient in Dallas has tested positive for the virus. Texas officials earlier Sunday said preliminary tests showed the worker had been exposed to Ebola, but they were awaiting confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]

City talk tax plan


Roughly 10 concerned citizens along with a handful of city officials showed up Thursday night in the Ennis City Commission chambers for the last public forum regarding the proposed sales tax hikes for the upcoming election.

Christmas trees planned for downtown

Ennis Daily News file photo / The deadline for parade signups has been pushed back from Friday to Wednesday. The map of the parade route will publish in the Ennis Daily News on Dec. 1 and 4.

The corner of Dallas and Knox Streets are set for a little extra cheer this holiday season — if the plan can pass engineering muster.

Farmers Market Spotlight

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During the dog days of summer one vendor at the Ennis Farmers Market has proven to be a sweet relief to shoppers as well as other vendors; Jesus Rodriguez and his mobile freezer of homemade ice creams and sherbets.

Words can give flight

In a world where Red Bull jingles can give flight to lawsuits, Thursday’s turnout for author Ron E. Moore’s narratives and book signing spoke volumes to the power of the pen. Or the lure of Bubba’s barbecue.

No need to fear Ebola in America

Let’s get this out of the way quickly: settle down. You’re probably not going to get ebola.

Ga. prisoner accused of lying about possible Ebola

ATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors have accused a prisoner in Georgia of lying about potentially getting Ebola while traveling in Africa, a claim that triggered an emergency response at an Atlanta area jail and hospital. Harry Randall Withers was indicted Thursday on three counts of making false statements. He was being held without bond Friday at […]

Judge blocks voter ID


AUSTIN (AP) — Federal judge blocks enforcement of Texas voter ID law for November elections. “The State of Texas will immediately appeal and will urge the Fifth Circuit to resolve this matter quickly to avoid voter confusion in the upcoming election. The U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled that voter ID laws are constitutional so we […]

Tomatoes ripe for October audiences

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“A Bad Year for Tomatoes” has little to do with Ennis area farmers and much about Theatre Rocks’ latest dramatic comedy, which debuts this weekend.

One caught, two wanted in metal theft

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Ennis police arrested one man on Tuesday in connection to a alleged metal theft from a local business, with two more suspects still at large.

HFTB garage sale Saturday

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Having chosen and introduced the American soldier and his family to reside in a custom-built home in Ennis, the non-profit group, Home For The Brave, begins a series of fund-raisers by hosting a garage sale on Saturday.

Don A. Young

Don A. Young, 65, passed away in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. A Celebration of his life will take place on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis with Rev. Craig Krueger officiating. The family requests in lieu of flowers donation be made in Don’s […]

Albin Frank Vrana

Albin Frank Vrana, age 80 of Rowlett, Texas passed away October 6, 2014. He was born August 26, 1934 in Ennis, Texas to Joseph and Annie (Faraizl) Vrana.  Albin graduated from St. John’s High School in Ennis. His biggest joys in life were his family and grandkids.  He also enjoyed woodcrafting, coaching softball and polka […]

Joe McKibbin

Heaven gained a great man when the angels came to greet Joe McKibbin as he completed his eight year battle with ALS on Monday, October 6, 2014 with his loving and supportive family by his side. Joe graduated from Liberal High School where he lettered in football and wrestling.   He was honored to receive […]

Classifieds for October 9, 2014

Classifieds for October 8, 2014

Gay couples disappointed after flurry of rulings

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gay couples in Las Vegas hoping their luck had finally turned were disappointed as county clerks turned them away amid a flurry of conflicting court decisions over same-sex marriage. Jefferson Ruck was first in line with his partner of 14 years, Thomas Topovski, at the marriage license bureau in Las Vegas […]

Stocks retreat after Wednesday’s big gains

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were solidly lower in early trading Thursday, pruning back some of the gains from a massive rally the day before. Gap shares plunged after the company announced its CEO was retiring. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 81 points, or 0.5 percent, to 16,911 as of 10:06 […]

Sheriff: $2M in marijuana seized from Texas home

HUMBLE (AP) — Harris County Sheriff’s deputies have seized nearly $2 million worth of marijuana plants from a Houston-area home. The sheriff’s office says nearly 500 plants were recovered Tuesday night in Humble (UHM’-bl). An electric company employee noticed a power source at the home had been tampered with and alerted authorities. It’s unclear if […]

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