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Robert L. “Bob” Mitchell

Robert L. “Bob” Mitchell, 81, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014 in Denton, Texas. Bob was born in Lufkin, Texas on July 28, 1933 to Sherman and Zula (Chandler) Mitchell. He grew up in Lufkin and graduated from Lufkin High School. After attending Stephen F. Austin State University, he joined the U.S. Army and served […]

Wayne Dixon

Wayne Dixon, 57, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Sunday, August 10, 2014. Visitation will take place on Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. A Celebration of his life will take place on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the J.E. Keever […]

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Maurine Overall

Maurine Overall, 88, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Wednesday, August 7, 2014. Maurine was born in Fannin County, Texas on August 19, 1925 to Robert E. and Bessie Mae (Holman) West. She grew up in Greenville, Texas and graduated from Greenville High School. She went on to receive her degree in Education from East Texas […]

Nettie Melvina Stroud

Nettie Melvina Stroud, 74, passed away in Waxahachie, Texas on Friday, August 8, 2014.Nettie was born in Oklahoma on December 5, 1939 to Mr. and Mrs. Stone. She grew up in Oklahoma and attended school there. She worked as an aide for the Ennis Nursing Home. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She […]

Feds review 287 dangers

Joe Barton

U.S. Rep. Joe Barton (R-Ennis/Arlington) held a meeting Tuesday with local and state leaders that led to an agreement by the Texas Department of Transportation to accelerate actions intended to improve safety along a critical stretch of US 287 in Ennis.

Sheriff, commissioners spar over jail staffing

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Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown went back to the Ellis County Commissioners court once again to ask for additional jail staff, though County Judge Carol Bush and several commissioners asserted the real problem was in recruitment and retention of personnel.

Tommy and Kristi Copeland of Oak Grove Organic Farms

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The 1930 iconic painting, “American Gothic,” by Grant Wood, depicted a daughter wearing a colonial print apron and her grim-faced father in overalls clutching a three-pronged pitchfork.

Netters add new coach; scrimmage today

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Mark Warde, edi…@ennisdailynews.com Ennis High School signed Lydia Metcalfe as the head coach of the Junior Varsity volleyball team this week according to assistant athletic director David Kilpatrick. She completes the coaching staff after Jonathan Newton stepped up from the JV squad to the varsity post when Rachel Wolf accepted a position elsewhere. Click here […]

The time is right

The Farmers Market continues to be the Ennis “feel good” story of the year.

New jail a desperate need

I’ve been lucky in that throughout the three years I’ve lived in Ennis, I’ve never seen the inside of its jail.

TeleTech hiring continues

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TeleTech, an Ennis outsourcing company, just hired between 300-400 new employees according to Executive Director Dion Raymond.

EPT portrays zany girls of Bingo

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A lively cast treats audiences to a fete of song, romance, Bingo and conflict in the Ennis Public Theatre production of Bingo! The Winning Musical.

Police chief: City needs new facility

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Police Chief John Erisman made his case for a new law enforcement facility Wednesday during a tour of the Ennis Police Department.

Esteeming our educators

For their value and impact on the youth of this country, many agree school teachers are underpaid. Oddly enough, it is when they are not teaching that we discover their true value. The summer is then when parents must cover the hours their sons or daughters were under the tutelage of teachers during the year.

Sheriff to talk jail staffing

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The staff of the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office plans to go before the Ellis County Commissioners Court on Thursday to update them on the current staffing situation at the Wayne McCollum Detention Center.

Chamber accepting pet food donations

Meals on Wheels is always looking for volunteers and donations. Read the full story and find out how you can help.

The Ennis Chamber of Commerce is now accepting pet food donations for some of the most vulnerable Ellis County residents.

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