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Ennis ISD works to shatter drug myths

EDN photo by Justin Tubbs / Betsy Segura (right) teaches Ennis students about drug abuse facts.

High school students learned facts about drugs Wednesday as part of a week-long effort to educate young people on the truth about drugs.

Annual Powder Puff football game ends in tie

www.photosbylezley.com / Senior Sarah Slovak  catches a pass and carries the ball into the end zone, splitting two defenders, during Thursday's Powder Puff football game. She had the lone score for her team in a 6-6 tie.

Sometimes in sports, the roles have to be reversed.

Texas Motorplex plans for 2015 encore

Gabriella Stevenson is on the cutting edge of motor sports as America's lone female president and general manager of a facility on the national event circuit. She is flanked by former Texas Rangers catcher Pudge Rodriguez (left) and Billy Meyer, drag-racing icon and owner of the quarter-mile Texas Motorplex.

After a banner year in 2014, the Texas Motorplex is gearing up for a repeat performance in Ennis.

GAKAC director, wife awarded for community service

Marty (left) and Jennifer (center) were presented the 2015 Lovie Boyd Community Service Award on Sunday at San Jacinto Auditorium. Presenting the trophy to them was Gwendolyn Hill, sister of the late Lovie Boyd.

On Sunday, as part of its MLK Day celebrations, Unity in the Community presented the Lovie Boyd Community Service Award to Give-A-Kid-A-Chance director Marty Nelson and his wife Jennifer.

Reports: Kitna to coach Waxahachie

Photo courtesy of The News  Tribune's Dean J. Kopfler / Former NFL quarterback Jon Kitna is heading to Waxahachie as the new football coach, according to multiple reports.

National and area media outlets have been buzzing over the past 24 hours with reports that Waxahachie Independent School District will hire former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Jon Kitna as head coach of the Indians football team.

Former Cowboys QB taking head coaching job in Waxahachie

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Jon Kitna, former NFL quarterback for the Lions and Cowboys, will be named as the next Waxahachie High School head football coach, sources say.

Commission says go ahead: City OK’s ED funds, appointment, firefighter grant application

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Economic development projects, a federal grant application, and the appointment of a municipal court judge all received the go-ahead from the Ennis City Commission during its regular meeting at City Hall Tuesday evening.

State champs rally: Lions past and present honored

Photo by photosbylezley.com / Fireworks lit up the sky at the end of the Parade of Champions on Saturday, with one fan flashing the 'L' for Lions to onlookers. In much the same way, the team capped its state championship season with an explosive finish to edge Cedar Park, 38-35, at AT&T Stadium on Dec. 17.

Confetti filled the air and lined the streets Saturday during the city’s state champions parade and rally in downtown Ennis.

Group planning city future wraps up locally

Photo by Justin Tubbs / Main Street Coordinator Becky McCarty (left, in gray) shares her thoughts with Ennis Comprehensive Plan project manager Francois de Kock (back, in white) and the rest of the people in attendance at the three-hour visioning session Wednesday at Comfort Suites.

Some ideas were revealed to the public about Ennis’ Comprehensive Plan Wednesday night.

EJH flooding cancels school

Photo by Kevin Becker / Water extraction trucks (pictured) were parked outside Ennis Junior High School Thursday morning after extensive flooding was found to have affected most of the school.

Ennis Junior High students may be happy, but school officials and administrators were scrambling to find a fix to a broken water pipe Thursday morning.

Public makes voice heard

J.R. Phillips (standing) speaks to a small group of Ennis residents and business owners at Ennis High School Tuesday evening, sharing his opinion about the future of Ennis. This break-out group session was part of a three-hour public meeting that began at 5:30 p.m.

Day one of the Ennis Comprehensive Plan visioning schedule is complete.

EDC approves downtown grants

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Two historic downtown buildings are looking for a renovation.

County talks election building

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A new Ellis County Elections Building is one step closer to being constructed after Monday’s Ellis County Commissioners Court meeting at the county courthouse in Waxahachie.

Citizens have say in future

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The community has a say in the future of Ennis.

Community group remembers MLK

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As a part of the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, a local non-profit group will have a number of events for the public.

Lions to Lions: State champs pay visit to local club

Photo by Justin Tubbs / Lions head coach Jack Alvarez holds up the plaque he received from the Ennis Host Lions Club at the group's weekly meeting Wednesday.

Weeks after the Ennis Lions football state championship win, the community is still celebrating.

Home for the Brave seeking donors

Photo by Justin Tubbs / Pictured, from left, Dan Cook, Jerry Holland and Larry Fincher present Marylyn Wylie and Home for the Brave with a check for $1,000 from the American Legion Veteran Riders Motorcycle Club.

Efforts made by a local group are putting disabled U.S. Armed Forces veteran Cody Jones closer to having a new home.

City renews electric agreement

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The Ennis City Commission passed a number of financial items on its agenda during Monday night’s meeting at City Hall.

Human remains identified

Ellis County Sheriff's Office photo / Pictured is 28-year-old James Oneal Mills.

Ellis County Sheriff’s Office has identified human remains found in November as belonging to a reportedly missing person.

State champion parade set for Jan. 17

Photo by Oladipo B. Awowale / Hats off to the 2014 state champion Lions football team. They will be honored at 5:30 p.m. during a ticker tape parade and rally which will also recognize members from the 1975, 2000, 2001 and 2004 championship teams.

The City of Ennis has announced an old-fashioned ticker tape parade for Saturday evening, Jan. 17 in downtown to honor the Ennis Lions football team for winning the state championship.

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