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Lillie Crowley Day made official

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Texas State Fair icon, the late Lillie Betik Crowley, received another recognition of her cooking legend on Saturday when her name was attached to the opening of the fair as well at the Ennis Famers Market.

Chili supper scheduled for Friday

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Austin Elementary will hold its 50th annual chili supper fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday night.

Court approves reinvestment zone

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The Ellis County Commissioners Court gave final approval to the creation of a reinvestment zone in the county first mentioned in December 2013.

Taste of Ennis a success

Hungry folks from Ennis and points beyond filled the Knights of Columbus Hall on Thursday night for the 22nd annual Taste of Ennis fundraiser. The event raised $32,000 thanks to donations and sponsorships before tickets were sold.
Helping Hands of Ennis Executive Director Judi Hejny said this year's event brought more people and restaurants than ever before.
Taste of Ennis is Helping Hands' primary fundraiser for the year, Hejny said, and supplements their allotment from the Greater Ennis United Way.

Hungry folks from Ennis and points beyond filled the Knights of Columbus Hall on Thursday night for the 22nd annual Taste of Ennis fundraiser.

Drug takeback set for Saturday

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Local law enforcement agencies are partnering with drug prevention groups IMPACT Ennis and IMPACT Waxahachie to host the “Take It To The Box” prescription drug take back event this weekend.

Farmers Market Spotlight

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Vendors at the Ennis Farmers Market offer a wide array of home-grown products, from vegetables, fruit, grass-fed beef and hand-made crafts. Jason Boone, however, supplies a food item that is a weekly staple for many downtown shoppers.

Austin now offering after-school program

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The YMCA and Austin Elementary hope to encourage more participation in the school’s new jointly operated after school program.

Cancer benefit pulls in $80K

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Rotarian Al Boon and his sister Marilyn Linsteadt thanked local golfers and the community for their support of the 16th annual E.K. Boon Cancer Memorial Golf Tournament, which raised more than $80,000 earlier this month.

‘Taste of Ennis’ ready for tonight

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Helping Hands Executive Director Judi Hejny said volunteers arrived at the Knights of Columbus Hall early Thursday morning to begin setup for the 22nd annual Taste of Ennis fundraiser.

Ennis Lion makes national spotlight

All-American James Lockhart, a defender for the Ennis Lions, was honored Wednesday as one of only three north Texas representitives for the Jan. 4 U.S. All-American Bowl. The game will be played at the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio and will be nationally televised on NBC. 
Flanking Lockhart are Sergeant First Class Jarvis Foster, Captain Daniel Thomas and Captain Francis Santana. The senior has played at middle linebacker this season, though he may be returning to his defensive end position on Friday when Ennis travels to play unbeaten Jacksonville.

All-American James Lockhart, a defender for the Ennis Lions, was honored Wednesday as one of only three north Texas representitives for the Jan. 4 U.S. All-American Bowl. The game will be played at the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio and will be nationally televised on NBC.

City officials talk tax hike

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A handful of concerned residents on Tuesday night came to the Ennis Public Library to hear City Manager Chuck Ewings and Police Chief John Erisman talk about the proposed sales tax hikes up for election this November.

2013 robbery case closed

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A woman wanted in connection to a November 2013 Walmart robbery was arrested in Dallas and brought to Ennis on Monday.

Concert to benefit First Look

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Pro-life songs will be performed during an Oct. 25 concert to raise funds for Ellis County’s First Look Medical Clinic.

Ennis starts well, but Seguin sweeps match

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Three good starts by the Ennis varsity volleyball team didn’t translate into strong finishes on Tuesday. Visiting Arlington Seguin collected a three-set match, 3-0; 25-22, 25-12 and 25-23.

County OKs tax rate

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Ellis County Commissioners approved by a 3-1 vote Monday a tax rate that manages to collect more revenue without raising the tax rate.

State Fair honors Lillie Crowley

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Ennis’ own, the Lillie Betik Crowley, known for cooking prowess as a State Fair personality, will have another honor bestowed upon her posthumously.

Residents mourn loss of Bud White

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Ennis lost one of its most beloved citizens on Tuesday with the passing of Denny “Bud” White.

City to host election forums

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The City of Ennis is set to hold two public forums on Sept. 23 and Oct. 9 to provide information and take questions on the upcoming November elections to authorize two new tax hikes.

Power Walk set for Oct. 11

Submitted photo / With 150 walkers already registered, participation in this year’s Pink Power Walk on Oct. 12 has tripled in size over last year.

Lakiska Wells, Ennis native and organizer of the 2014 Pink Power Walk, said registration for this year’s event is up 70 percent from last year with three weeks left to go.

Yquem is living the life

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Yquem Davis Carroll has been a colorful mainstay on North Dallas Street since the Ennis Farmers Market began in the spring. What she produces and sells doesn’t come from the earth, though it is clearly a labor from her heart.

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