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EISD to present balanced budget

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Lisa Fincher, Ennis ISD Superintendent of Finance, said Tuesday night the district will present a balanced budget on Aug. 26, averting a million-dollar budget deficit first feared back in June.

Realtors serve-up BBQ to firefighters

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The office staff at RE/MAX Realtors treated the Ennis Fire Department to a hearty barbecue lunch on Tuesday at the firehouse on Martin Luther King Dr.

‘Be Church’ in need of support

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Pastor Todd Gray of Tabernacle Baptist Church spoke before the Ennis Rotary Club on Tuesday in an effort to drum up support for the annual “Be Church” event slated for Sept. 28.

Local Masons install leaders

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The Masonic Lodge of Ennis installed officers for the 2014-2015 year and recognized those who completed requirements for advanced titles.

Freshmen start season, win 2-1

The Ennis High School freshman volleyball team defeated North Mesquite in their season opener on Monday by taking the match two games to one.

Yearning for the good

The past month has seen a handful of tragic news events that distract and break the hearts of even the strongest of men. At best they should sharpen our focus and cause us to be thankful.

Getting old ain’t for sissies

A couple of years ago I sat around my dining room table at my beloved lake house on Lake Bistineau in Louisiana with two of my friends I have known since grade school. I had come in for the weekend to visit and the next morning found us sitting watching the sun rise, drinking coffee, […]

Officials turn down pay increase

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After recognizing the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Explorers for their being honored as the Best in Texas, the Ellis County Commissioners voted down a two percent cost of living raise in favor of an increase of $952 across the board for elected officials.

Burn ban now in effect

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Ellis County is now under a burn ban for the first time this year.

Junior High open house Monday

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New principal Ryan McCabe has announced an open house for students entering the seventh and eighth grades, along with their parents, on Monday, Aug. 18.

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

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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.

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