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Lawsuit against county involves 2013 wreck

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Two men are suing Ellis County for $1 million for injuries they sustained in a wreck that occurred more than two years ago. The men, Felipe Pineda and Israel Lozano Jr., 23 and 22 at the time, were operating motorcycles on May 5, 2013 and were accused of fleeing from police when an officer attempted […]

EDC budget, debt issuance, sewer rates top commission agenda Monday


The only budget that went unapproved at the last city commission meeting, where many citizens showed up to speak in support of soon to be ex-city manager Chuck Ewings, was the Economic Development Corporation budget, which was worked by city commissioners to reach a compromise. It will be addressed at Monday’s regular commission meeting. See […]

If the barn needs painting…

Located deep in the heart of the downtown Ennis, in the historic district, is the former Mild Bill’s Spice Company. Something is happening there… See Mark Warde’s column in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Long way to go till Caucus Night

Are you concerned that Donald Trump is leading in all of the polls? Fearful that Iowans will launch Trump on the way to victory? Well… For the first time in 32 years, I’m not working at an Iowa newspaper during the first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses in Iowa. I’m sure there are some former Iowans who live […]

Fern Dell Hunter

Fern Dell Hunter is the daughter of the late Jake and Haydie McNeil. She is a native of Ennis, Texas, and the valedictorian of George Washington Carver High School Class of 1944. Later she received her bachelor’s degree from Prairie View A&M College of Texas on May 23, 1948. She served as an English, Typing, […]

Classifieds for Sunday, September 20, 2015

Security installed against Texas twisters

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Michael and Kristi Russelburg just made a rare investment in security. The couple, however, hopes to never take advantage of their new purchase. This past weekend they had a storm shelter installed inside their garage. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Solution for marriage law

Senator Rand Paul’s advice that government should not be involved in marriage at all seems to have become very realistic and pressing, with the unjust tyranny of five Supreme Court justices, and how it has forced many public servants to be in jeopardy of their First Amendment rights, as a result, exactly as Antonin Scalia […]

Lynch Mob’s Distraction Costs Ennis Residents More Than $1 Million

On Tuesday night, Sept. 8, approximately 100 people, strategically orchestrated and organized, showed up to protest the job performance of Mayor Pro-Tem Matt Walker, Commissioner Brian Holley and Commissioner Ken Hackney during a city commission meeting. The protest was brought about due to the resignation of City Manager Chuck Ewings and it was hoped the […]


In the wake of Wednesday’s second Republican presidential debates, the pundits are claiming Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio came off as winners. The polls say otherwise. See the editorial in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Taste of Ennis a week away


All the best Ennis chefs in one place sounds like a dream, but for the past 23 years, it’s turned into an Ennis tradition. Sept. 24 at Knights of Columbus Hall will mark the 23rd annual Taste of Ennis event to benefit Helping Hands of Ennis. Judi Hejny, Helping Hands executive director, knows just how […]

Ex-Ennis players seeing college action

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Here’s an update on Ennis grads playing college football: Redshirt freshman defensive back Jah’Shawn Johnson (No. 7) and junior linebacker Malik Jefferson (No. 41), starters at Texas Tech (2-0), are tied with 9 tackles apiece. Both former Ennis standouts have forced a fumble, with Johnson also recovering one for the Red Raiders. See the report […]

A lighting makeover

Every celebration needs a makeover once in a while, and apparently nature is in agreement. Wednesday’s report in The Ennis Daily News regarding changes in the lighting of trees in downtown for the holiday season and Lights of Ennis festivities will be greeted by some with a little sadness. But the reality is the time […]

Boys & Girls Club expansion has people excited

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Recognized throughout the world for helping young people, the Boys & Girls Club is a program with a recognizable name and is often associated with good feelings. It’s no different here in Ennis, where the local Boys & Girls Club is recognized as a useful resource for students and parents alike. See the report in […]

Irritated by female voices on navigation systems

My wife is prone to tell me where to go. At least she does when I’m driving, and I am not fond of it either. Three reasons why: One, my responses are limited because I am strapped in and, secondly, I’m focused on traffic. But when the audible navigation system is also a lady, I […]

Police: woman tries to make away with cheap clothes

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Police say a woman tried to pull one over on Walmart. According to them, 31-year-old Marquita Jessie, of DeSoto was shopping at the store in Ennis on Monday, when she decided to take her items, all clothes, to the self-checkout section. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for […]

Hugh, Stu, Tater discuss loss to Tribe

In an effort to get the inside scoop on Ennis football the Managing Editor at the Ennis Daily News tried bugging the locker room and paying informants. Nothing worked out. The beans wouldn’t spill. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of […]

Lights of Ennis to feature bigger, newer tree lighting

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With seasons changing, Ennis is already gearing up for the holiday season. One of the biggest traditions in Ennis is the Lights of Ennis, which people can view throughout the entire holiday season. This year, there will be a few changes to the lights, according to Economic Development Coordinator Marty Nelson, and he thinks those […]

As Lions fans, we shouldn’t boo other teams

To the editor: The very loud booing (even if mistakenly done in good fun) by Ennis fans at the beginning of Friday night’s game as the Waxahachie team ran onto the field, was ridiculous and arrogant.  See the letter in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of […]

County sets up new ‘exchange zone’

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The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office has established an exchange zone for personal, business and civil transactions in the parking lot southeast of the jail. In a press release, Sheriff Johnny Brown explained the exchange zone is intended to provide a place where people can feel more secure when meeting someone in-person. See the report in […]

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