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Ennis winners at Youth Expo

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Hundreds of youth made their way back to the Ellis County Expo Center on Thursday for the Ellis County Youth Expo. At the beginning of the day, talk among Ennis folks focused mainly around Jayden Phillips’ Grand Champion pig, but as the day went on, there was more to celebrate for Ennis. See the report […]

Community happens at Youth Expo

On Saturday, the Ellis County Youth Expo will hold its sale of champions, starting at 12:30 p.m. It may seem to be a nondescript activity, however, it is a place where community happens. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the […]

Chiefs arrested for alleged tampering

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The fire chief and assistant fire chief of the Ellis County Emergency Services District No. 6 Volunteer Fire Department have been arrested as a part of the ongoing investigation into an alleged sexual assault of a firefighter, involving five other volunteer firefighters and a woman who allegedly filmed the incident. Fire Chief Gavin Lawrence Satterfield, […]

Bohemian Railway Antiques and Gifts opens downtown

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Located in the heart of historic downtown, Bohemian Railway Antiques and Gifts – which opened on April 1, looks to bridge yesteryear with modern-day Ennis. Owner Linda Calvert, whose maiden surname is Blazek, is of full-blooded Czech decent. She chose the name Bohemian (boh-hee-mee-uh n) due to its gypsy-like connection to the language of Bohemia […]

Ferris man executed for killing cop in 2002

Texas prison officials on Thursday executed a man convicted in the slaying of a Dallas-area police officer during a 2002 shootout that followed the killing of a customer outside a convenience store. Kent Sprouse, 42, became the fifth convicted killer put to death this year in Texas, the nation’s most active death penalty state. Before his execution, […]

Lionettes Spring Show April 16-17

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Spotlighting movie theme songs, the Ennis High School Lionettes will present their third annual Spring Show on April 16-17 at the high school auditorium. “A Night at the Cinema” will involve an aesthetic list of entertainment pieces of song titles from different movies or in representation of different film styles. Some movies include the Lion […]

Classifieds for April 10, 2015

Classifieds for April 9, 2015

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast benefitting Ennis students

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The First Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be a beautiful picture of a community coming together. Slated for May 2 at Tabernacle Church in Ennis, the doors will open at 8:15 a.m. for the first-ever event of its kind in Ennis, according to Mayor Pro Tem Matt Walker. See the report in the Ennis Daily […]

Ennis Main Street picks MESA Design Group

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After live interviews with prospective businesses who specialize in revitalizing historic downtowns, the Ennis Main Street board voted unanimously in favor of MESA Design Group of Dallas. The international firm is a leader in landscape architecture, planning and urban design with 35 years in downtown restoration. They will come alongside Ennis is developing conceptual and […]

At home, Johnson is coach of the year

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When he was in school, people taught Wyatt Johnson to play the sport he loves. Now the Ennis native has been recognized as one of the best teachers of tennis to junior high students. The Lions coach was named Regional Junior High Coach of the Year late last year. See the report in the Ennis […]

Traffic stop leads to drug arrests

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Three people were arrested in Ennis on Monday after a traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs and paraphernalia in the vehicle. Ennis Police Department’s head of criminal investigations, Mike Hopson said a search was performed after all three of the occupants of the Mitsubishi Galant were shaking, stuttering and failing to give complete […]

Disc golf course sponsors sought

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Efforts to install a municipal disc golf course in Ennis are in need of help from local businesses. Former City Commissioner Jess Haupt said Monday that businesses can get their name posted on baskets or at the beginning of the course by donating to the course’s construction. The construction for the course, which will be […]

Milam fire damage estimate at $80,000, family getting assistance

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A fire that occurred in the 300 block of West Milam last Friday appeared in the Sunday edition of The Ennis Daily News. Fire marshal Chad Wester says the damage is estimated at nearly $80,000 in total. “Contents of the house, about 15 to 20,000 (dollars), and the house, you’re probably looking at $50,000 to […]

Jossie Steptoe

Jossie Steptoe, 76, passed away on April 8, 2015. Viewing will be held Friday, April 10, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Eternal Rest Funeral Home Chapel of Ennis. Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 11, at 12 noon, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 800 E. Freeman St., Ennis. Burial will take place […]

Bettie Carolyn Hodges Rodriguez

Bettie Carolyn Hodges Rodriguez, 73, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister, passed peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, April 6, 2015, in Dallas, Texas. Bettie was born in Dardanelle, Arkansas on June 25, 1941, to Ray Oliver and Edna Audrey (Welcher) Hodges. She grew up in Ola, Ark., and […]

Classifieds for April 8, 2015

Drug bust in Palmer

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Investigators with the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in the 3200 block of Farm-to-Market 879, Palmer, on March 31. The warrant was obtained as a result of an investigation into the sale and distribution of illegal narcotics from the residence. See the report in the Ennis […]

Varsity track 6th; JV wins

The Ennis High School varsity boys’ track and field team placed sixth at the Wildcat Relays in Kennedale on Thursday. The varsity team, with only a partial squad, did a great job competing, said track coach, Stephen Marrow. The JV team won its portion of the meet. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! […]

CrossFit has special workout Saturday

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As a celebration of the Easter season, members of one local fitness group will be doing something other than stuffing their faces with deviled egg this Saturday. At 10 a.m., Saturday, at Refiners Fire Ministries, CrossFit Ellis, a group that meets in Ennis, will be partaking in a special Workout of the Day, or WOD […]

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