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Navarro County Deputies find thousands of marijuana plants

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CORSICANA, Texas (AP) — Law officers have located thousands of marijuana plants at a pot farm hidden in a wooded area of North Texas. The Navarro County Sheriff’s Office says some of the plants discovered Saturday were flourishing at a height of 10 feet. Officers acting on a tip located the illegal crop. Sheriff Elmer […]

Verizon emerges as winner in bidding for Yahoo

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NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon has agreed to buy online portal Yahoo Inc. for roughly $5 billion, according to multiple media reports, each citing a single unnamed source. The deal is expected to be announced formally on Monday before markets open, the reports said. Verizon had emerged in recent days as the front-runner for the […]

A long forgotten grave at Myrtle Cemetery

General Sam Houston's secretary and legal advisor, James  Carroll Smith, is buried at Myrtle Cemetery.

Although his name isn’t included on the marker erected at Myrtle Cemetery by the Texas Historical Commission in 1980, a well-known player in our state’s history is among distinguished citizens interred there. For more on this bit of history, pick up a copy of The Ennis Daily News Sunday edition.

Annie’s Renegade Kidney benefit

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Crystal Woods, author of “Write Like No One is Reading,” described well the life and comrades who are fighting for Ennis native, Annie Toal Whittington. “Life’s a battlefield, and we remain loyal to those who fight for us; those who’d die for us.” Whittington, 29, who was featured in The Ennis Daily News last year […]

Making grants work for Ennis

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To date, the City of Ennis has invested more than $2.1 million into historic downtown buildings. Economic Development Director Marty Nelson said that’s a small number when you look at the nearly $9 million private sector dollars that have come as a result of the public investment. Get the full story in The Ennis Daily […]

Athlete of the Week: Ferris 7-on-7 football

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The Ferris Yellowjackets 7-on-7 football team advanced to the state tournament where they went 3-3 against teams in Class 4A. While the Jax are this week’s selection, their top performer was senior wide receiver Joecoby Woodson (No. 19 in visor). The 6-foot flyer scored 16 touchdowns in six games. He reeled in a number of […]

Heat, humidity sticks to nearly all of US

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the United Sweats of America. A heat wave spreading across the country is leaving few places to hide. Not even the cool of night. By Friday afternoon, all but one of the Lower 48 states had hit 90 degrees somewhere, with only Washington around for cooler comfort. For much of […]

Police hunt for motive in Munich shooting that left 10 dead

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MUNICH (AP) — Police were hunting Saturday for clues to explain why an 18-year-old German-Iranian man opened fire at a crowded Munich shopping mall and fast-food restaurant, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before killing himself. The attack in the Bavarian capital sparked a massive security operation as authorities — already on edge after […]

Four teens busted in gun heist

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Four people accused of a Waxahachie gun shop burglary have been arrested. The Waxahachie Police Department, the ATF and the Dallas Police Department made the arrests over a five day period, from July 15 to July 19, in connection to the burglary that took place at Shooter’s Edge July 10, when the burglars crashed through […]

New Eatery and Tea Room opens downtown

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Downtown Ennis has a new restaurant to celebrate, and while its menu says small plates, there is nothing little about the flavor in the hand-crafted items at the Tea Room & Eatery. Pick up Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News for more on this story… It pays to be a subscriber!

Shooting suspect remains at large

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The third suspect wanted in relation to an incident last week in which shots were fired into a home in the 400 block of Avenue C and later at an Ennis police officer is still on the loose, according to Ennis Police Department spokesman Lt. Mike Hopson. “We have some leads, but we’re not really […]

Ortiz details info about mediation, how EISD built case

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This is the third and concluding installment in a series concerning Cassandra Ortiz vs. Ennis Independent School District. For Cassie Ortiz, the decision to sue Ennis Independent School District was something she believes she had to do. Her feelings of frustration toward school administrators had festered until she could no longer sit around, which is […]

Give a Kid a Chance preps for Aug. 13 event

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Give a Kid a Chance is set for its ninth year of service to kids and families in Ennis. Slated for Saturday, August 13 at Ennis High School, more than 1,400 youth will experience what it means to live in a community that cares for its own. “It’s right around the corner,” said coordinator Marty […]

City learns of second positive West Nile sample

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City Health Director Chauncy Williams said the City of Ennis Health Department received confirmation Tuesday of a second West Nile Virus-positive mosquito sample pool in Ennis. The sample was collected in the 900 block of Park Street July 14, according to Williams. Pick up Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News to learn more about […]

Pet of the Week: Frannie

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Frannie is our pet of the week. She is a 5-6 month old pit bull terrier mix. Frannie is full of love and energy and really enjoys playing with other dogs. Frannie is already spayed, current on all her vaccinations and her $100 adoption fee includes all that plus a microchip. Come see Frannie and […]

CDC probing possible first Zika case from US mosquito bite

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MIAMI (AP) — Health officials in Florida are investigating whether the Zika infection of a woman in the Miami area could be the first transmission of the virus from a mosquito bite in the continental United States. Lab tests confirmed the Zika infection, according to statements from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

Federal immigration court backlog tops 500,000 pending cases

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The backlog in the federal immigration court system has eclipsed half a million pending cases, The Associated Press has learned. The Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review said Wednesday there are now 500,051 pending immigration cases in the agency’s 59 courts. The backlog has been steadily rising in recent years as […]

Ortiz recounts how relationship with EISD began to sour

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This is the second in a series about Cassandra Ortiz vs. Ennis ISD. Ennis Independent School District emails between administrators and former Lionettes drill instructor Cassie Ortiz illustrate there was more than one issue with Ortiz leading up to Oct. 1, 2015, when she received a message instructing her not to come back to work […]

Feds step back from bullet train

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It was a mixed bag in terms of reactions to the July 18 ruling at the federal level by the Surface Transportation Board. The start-up railway had petitioned for an exemption as well as a petition for clarification, which were both denied by the Surface Transportation Board. Pick up Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily […]

City could toss out in-house trash services

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City Manager Scott Dixon said Wednesday it’s not uncommon for a city to subsidize services like libraries, and parks and recreation, but subsidizing enterprise services like water, sewer, gas and even garbage collection is “not considered a responsible financial practice.” That’s why the City of Ennis is now mulling whether to keep the current trash […]

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