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Take time for tax hike forum

Thursday night will mark the last public forum before the Nov. 4 general election, when, among other ballot items, voters will make a decision regarding two sales tax proposals that could result in a .5-cent sales tax hike. This also means the last chance for voters to inquire with city commissioners’ about the proposals.

Water bills to increase


City of Ennis water customers will see an increase on their bill this month because of a planned hike to sewer and sanitation rates.

ECSO, Waxahachie police find pot field

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The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the Waxahachie Police Department to find and destroy an apparently abandoned marijuana growing operation on Friday.

Honza writes second book

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Ennis resident Carol Honza has recently released her second book in two years.

Favre says he’s glad Manning will break his record 

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Brett Favre says he couldn’t be happier to see Peyton Manning on the brink of breaking his NFL record of 508 touchdown throws. Manning has 503 heading into Denver’s road game Sunday against the New York Jets. Favre told The Associated Press he’s thrilled for Manning, who’s coming off a career-best […]

Ebola evades European defenses; pet dog must die 

MADRID (AP) — Health officials in Spain rushed to contain the Ebola virus Tuesday after it got past Europe’s defenses, quarantining four people at a Madrid hospital where a nursing assistant got infected and persuading a court that the woman’s dog must die. The first case of Ebola transmitted outside Africa, where a months-long outbreak […]

Cooking with friends

Saturday’s Country Cooking demonstration at the Farmers Market featured Mayor Russell Thomas, who assisted his wife, Nancy (left), prepare three dishes.

Commission considered new tax incentive system


Economic Development Coordinator Marty Nelson presented a plan to the Ennis City Commission that would reorganize the city’s incentive program for development.

County residents concerned over sludge smell

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Precinct 3 Commissioner Paul Perry said complaints about foul odors stemming from the agricultural use of “biosolids” continue to pour into his office.

Bowie in need of funds for playground

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Bowie Elementary School is in need of additional funds to help complete a playground equipment installation project, according to the school’s principal Chad Corbett.

Sterling Albert ‘Sweet’ Mundie

Sterling Albert “Sweet” Mundie, 71 of Purdon, Texas passed away Saturday October 04, 2014 at his residence.  Sterling was born February 28, 1943 in Crandall, Texas to the late Sterling B. Mundie, Jr., and Lois C. Rogers Mundie.  Sterling attended Scurry Rosser High School where he played basketball.  In 1965 he joined the U.S. Army, […]

Michael Keith Lowry

Michael Keith Lowry, age 57, passed away at his home in Bardwell on October 3, 2014. He was born on July 20, 1957 on the Mescalero Apache Reservation in New Mexico.   Michael was adopted by James E. and Jimmie Ruth Lowry as an infant in 1957. He grew up in Odessa, Texas and Soda […]

Ruth Ann Hubacek

Ruth Ann Hubacek, age 70, passed away at IOOF nursing home in Ennis on October 4, 2014. She was born on July 25, 1944 in Corsicana to Frank and June (Hall) Hubacek. She is a beloved daughter, sister, and aunt, and will be dearly missed. The family takes great comfort knowing she is reunited with […]

Joe McKibbin

Heaven gained a great man yesterday and 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 supporting family by his side. Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home 511 West Main St., Waxahachie, Texas. 972-937-2211 and […]

Classifieds for Oct. 7, 2014

Richard S. Clark

Richard S. Clark, 102, passed from this life into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, October 2, 2014 in Murphy, Texas. Richard was born in Palmer, Texas on January 3, 1912 to Mr. and Mrs. Vee Clark. He grew up in Dalton, Texas and attended Dalton Schools. In 1929 he […]

Kinsley Rose Taylor

Kinsley Rose Taylor infant daughter of Edward Lyle Taylor, II and Christy Renae Hollingsworth went back home to be with the Angels on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. She is survived by her parents, Eddie Taylor and Christy Hollingsworth; sister, Alexis Hollingsworth; brother, Kaleb Taylor; grandparents: James and Teresa Hollingsworth and Ed and Peggy Taylor; great-grandparents: […]

Johnny F. Vrana

Johnny F. Vrana, 83, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Monday, September 29, 2014. Johnny was born in Oak Grove Community of Ennis, Texas on January 5, 1931 the fourth child of John M. and Mary (Salik) Vrana. He grew up in Ennis helping on the family farm and attended Central High School and St. […]

Manuel Bernal

Manuel Bernal, age 48, passed away in Ennis on September 28, 2014.  He was born in Ennis on January 14, 1966 to Francisco and Annabell (Garza) Bernal. He is survived by his mother, Annabell White of Ennis; sisters, Mary Morales of Ennis, Rachel Bernal and husband Jose Rodriguez of Dallas, Rebecca Bernal and husband Bobby […]

Classifieds for Oct. 5, 2014

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