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Wray hosting town hall meeting in Ennis Aug. 13

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John Wray, state representative for District 10, has announced two local town hall meetings, including one in Ennis on Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Ennis Public Library. His second town hall is set for Friday, Aug. 15, and will be hosted at the Midlothian City Hall Council Chambers. Both public sessions are legislative updates and […]

GAKAC nearing goals

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One of most popular community service events, Give A Kid A Chance, is about three weeks away and organizers still have a few needs yet to be met. Slated for Saturday, Aug. 15, at Ennis High School, the event begins at 8 a.m. and concludes by 4 p.m. Hundreds of volunteers and a long list […]

County fire marshal resigning

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County Judge Carol Bush announced publicly Monday the county fire marshal, Joe Stewart, would be resigning, putting the county in a transition phase. Although the resignation is not official until next month, due to Stewart taking vacation days leading up to the resignation, Monday, the county judge and commissioners discussed in length the situation moving […]

PRIDE of ENNIS Employee of the Year: Judy Hollingsworth

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Judy Hollingsworth received enough ballots to wear the 2015 badge, Employee of the Year, though her grandchildren might say she’s just doing for others what she does for us for free. The 73-year old dietary tech at Ennis Regional Medical Center has built a legacy with patients and hospital employees for over 35 years. She […]

PRIDE of ENNIS Pastor of the Year Award: Michael Howard

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Michael Howard received a host of nominations for Pastor of the Year, with most pointing out his knowledge of the scriptures, which he delves into, then distributes those Biblical truths weekly to those who attend Cowboy Church of Ennis. The term pastor is a Latin noun meaning shepherd. It is a verb it when someone […]

PRIDE of ENNIS Volunteer of the Year Award: Jesse DeLeon

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People that know Jesse DeLeon will tell you – he is one of the most dedicated individuals you will ever see. Whether at work or serving in the community, you can expect hard work and success out of him, which makes him a better-than-average worker and a superior volunteer. “If there’s something I have to […]

PRIDE of ENNIS Farmer of the Year Award: Tommy Copeland

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Fresh and local. That’s what you’ll see served up any given Saturday by the Copelands at the Ennis Farmers Market. Ten years ago, Tommy Copeland began Oak Grove farms at his home off Oak Grove Road in Ennis. For the past eight, he and his wife, Kristi, have prided themselves on growing only organic, becoming […]

PRIDE PARTNER: CNB of Texas at Ennis – 3 C’s Make a Difference in Banking

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All financial institution are not the same. They may seem that way because all of them offer similar products like checking, savings, lending, etc. However, there are three different features a bank or savings and loan perform that clearly separates one from the other. CNB of Texas calls the differences the 3-Cs: Convenience Communications Community […]

PRIDE PARTNER: Dr. Meg Sullivan Aims to Help Other Live Their Best

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In Dr. Meg Sullivan’s world, testing and helping people live life to the fullest are the heart of the matter. The Ennis cardiologist consults with those who have already experienced heart problems, and she is on the lookout for people who have problems but probably don’t know it. “I want people to live the best […]

Juenemann shares success of Mulkey House campaign

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The recent drive to rescue the Mulkey-Loggins House from the wrecking ball hasn’t ended as supporters of the effort had hoped but at least the structure will be saved. Current plans are that the 1872 Ennis home will be moved to Farmstead at the Quarry, a new development in Midlothian, where it will join other […]

Children see hard work paid off

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Broderick Williams snapped photos as his son Davon shook Mayor Russel Thomas’ hand Thursday evening and was handed a certificate for reading more than 750 minutes over the summer. Williams whispered to nobody in particular, “I’m so proud of him.” That was the general feeling of the more-than-100 proud family members and friends that packed into the […]

New Palmer campus set for Open House

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Going from vision to pencil and finally to ink, the plans for the new Palmer Elementary School have materialized to the point where superintendent Kevin Noack is preparing for an Aug. 3 ribbon-cutting ceremony and Open House. “We’re feeling very good about our progress and starting school this fall,” he said, “especially considering all of […]

County talking fire marshal Monday

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The Ellis County Commissioners Court will hold a meeting Monday at 3 p.m at the Historic Ellis County Courthouse in which it will deliberate on the position of fire marshal. See the full report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Hit the road, Jack

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Equipment and mounds of chipped rock in the background were delivered on the parking lot at the old Safeway downtown on Thursday. Director of public works, Robert Bolen, explained that a chip seal project for less than ten streets adjacent to Baylor and Main Street will begin on Monday, July 27. It will take three to five […]

Memorial park receiving upgrade

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The Ennis veterans memorial often touted as the most beautiful in Ellis County is receiving an upgrade. According to Larry Fincher, an active member of the veteran community in Ennis and an American Legion Rider, the project will restore and retouch the large center star in the memorial at Veterans Memorial Park. See the report […]

Maypearl council holding special session regarding police chief

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The Maypearl City Council will hold a special session Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Maypearl City Hall to discuss the recent firing of Police Chief Kevin Coffey, after he was taken into custody Wednesday on child sex charges. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition […]

EPT’s Ruthless! opens. Fame at any cost…

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“Relentless raillery” aptly describes Ennis Public Theatre’s newest production of Ruthless! The Musical. Debuting off-Broadway in 1992, Ruthless! spoofs the stereotypical self-absorbed actress and slays the audience with stinging satire. Family-friendly throughout (unless parents are concerned about giving their little ingénues any wicked ideas), this play offers campy musical fun guaranteed to entertain. For an […]

Woman arrested, animals seized in animal cruelty case

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The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office and the SPCA seized more than 70 animals from a Waxahachie home and on Wednesday in the 200 block of Panorama Loop. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Ride raising bike awareness

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Denise Fincher remembers the last time she saw her 22-year-old daughter, Lee, alive. “She said she was going out for a ride at 10:30, and I said ‘no you’re not’,” Fincher recalled Wednesday. “But she said to me ‘mom if I die, I was happy, doing what I love.’” That night, Lee was hit by […]

Waxahachie man killed in head-on collision

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One driver was killed in a head-on collision near Richland on Wednesday, according to highway troopers. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

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