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Wal-Mart takes Texas to court in effort to crack liquor sales market

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Wal-Mart’s court fight to sell liquor at its stores in Texas looks to be back on track, but the courtroom is getting crowded. A federal appeals court is allowing a trade group representing liquor store operators to join a stalled federal lawsuit that the nation’s largest retailer filed against the Texas agency that hands out […]

Legendary EDN editors remembered

Fay Casebolt (seated, in blue),  was society editor for  the EDN from 1948 until 1993. She's seen here with fellow  members of the Twenieth Century Club.

As 2016 marks The Ennis Daily News 125th birthday, a milestone that will be celebrated in the upcoming September-October issue of Hometown Living, locals are sharing memories of one of the greatest journalism teams to head up the newspaper since it was founded in 1891. Get this story and more in the Sunday edition of […]

CNN to air Gonzales murder documentary

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A gruesome Ennis murder is receiving the national spotlight more than four years after the trail went cold in pursuit of Jennifer Puente, the prime suspect in the murder of 15-year-old Moriah Gonzales. Pick up the Sunday edition of The Ennis Daily News for details on this story and more…

Ennis defense skins the Bears

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Relying on the age-old winning combination of a running game and defense, No. 14 Ennis defeated South Oak Cliff, 30-20, at John Kincaide Stadium on Friday. The Lions grabbed a 15-0 lead and often appeared on the verge of putting away the Bears, but each time they stumbled at the threshold. By the end of […]

EJHS cheerleaders bring home big awards

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After reaping a wheelbarrow full of awards at the University Cheerleaders Association summer camp at the Great Wolf Lodge, the Ennis Junior High School cheer team has plenty of reasons to be proud. Read all about it in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Subscribe today!

Ennis knocks off SOC 30-20; state roundup of HS football scores

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PREP FOOTBALL CLASS 6A Allen 25, Hoover, Ala. 7 Arlington Bowie 40, Lewisville Marcus 39 Arlington Martin 55, Dallas Skyline 7 Austin Bowie 7, Pflugerville 0 Austin Westlake 32, Katy 29 Baytown Goose Creek 16, Tomball Memorial 14 Beaumont West Brook 33, Beaumont Central 21 Buda Hays 26, Georgetown East View 18 Cedar Park Vista […]

EPD looks to fill critical vacancies

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Ennis Police Department officials are working to fill three critical vacancies in the department’s ranks that have occurred in the past six weeks. Find the details for this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Number of West Nile Virus-positive pools continues to grow

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The latest round of testing reveals that the number of West Nile Virus-positive mosquito pools has jumped to 19 from three only a month ago. Get more on this story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Ennis set to debut largest band in school history

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Friday’s Ennis road football game at Kincaide Stadium in South Dallas will kickoff the 2016 edition of the Big E marching band, which, reportedly, is the largest group in school history. Get the details for this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News! Stay informed, become a subscriber today.

Minter tried to get beyond issues in his past

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Family and friends paint a mixed picture of Eric Minter, the man shot and killed Saturday on Spur 469 right outside Ennis. Get the rest of this story in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Pet of the Week: Shasta

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Shasta is a 1 year old spayed female short haired Tortoiseshell cat. She was surrendered when her owner could no longer care for her. She has since been spayed, micro-chipped, and has gotten all her vaccinations and is now looking for another loving home. For more information on Shasta or any of the other dogs […]

‘I’m following a legacy’

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Three weeks since Ennis High School horticulture teacher Kelly Boston’s sudden passing, his legacy continues to surface on campus as a lasting impact. Students and staff alike are not only feeling the void but, more powerfully, are reflecting on his influence in their lives with a myriad of expressions. His horticulture classroom bears creative statements […]

County commissioners OK pay hike

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A split vote on a pay raise for elected officials highlighted budget talks at Tuesday’s Ellis County Commissioner’s Court meeting in Waxahachie. Commissioners approved, in a 3-1 vote, a three-percent salary raise for all elected officials, including county commissioners, county judges, county constables, county sheriff and more. According to Ellis County Judge Carol Bush, the […]

Mayor reflects on first days in office

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For the first female mayor in Ennis history, Angie Juenemann, has kicked off her first days in office with a teamwork approach and a fresh city commission, that reveals a business-like approach to doing the city’s business. Over three months since being elected in May, a 100-day update shows an itinerary filled with positive check […]

Wife says Minter was murdered

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Amanda Minter said she was trying to get her husband, Eric Minter, to leave her ex-roommate Peter Amador’s property Saturday when he was shot and killed. Read about the latest details in this developing story only in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Become a subscriber today!

Sales tax revenue jumps 25 percent for Ennis

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The City of Ennis reported a sales tax revenue increase in excess of 25 percent for year-to-date August 2016, according to a report by the Texas Comptroller of Public Account’s office, numbers prompting City Manager Scott Dixon to say, “These look fantastic.” According to the report, Ennis jumped from $3,204,435.74 in August 2015 to 4,030,269.28 […]

City weighs tax rate versus ability to grow

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With a proposed two-and-a-half cent property tax increase per $100 property valuation on the table for Ennis, City Manager Scott Dixon commented on the need for the proposed hike from $0.66 cents back to $0.695, Ennis’ original “historic rate.” Ennis has fallen behind six other cities in Ellis County in terms of new value market […]

Sheriff’s office investigates fatal shooting

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A fatal shooting that stemmed from an altercation between two former roommates in Ennis is under investigation by the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said 29-year-old Eric Minter, a Waxahachie resident, was shot and killed after an “incident occurred Saturday evening in the 4100 block of Spur 469.” He was taken to Ennis Regional Medical […]

Local singer releases new album

Family, faith and his musical past inform the songs on  Brandon Hixson's new album, Picture of You.

By Randy Bryan Bigham [email protected] Ennis singer Brandon Hixson, best known for his Christian albums and his work as music minister for Tabernacle Baptist Church, has put finishing touches to a new collection of songs, called Picture of You. Find the full story on this and more in the Sunday edition of The Ennis Daily […]

New year, new principals at six of 11 EISD campuses

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Fall leaves may be months away from turning but six of 11 EISD campuses are starting classes with a new principal at the helm. Find this story and more in the Sunday edition of The Ennis Daily News…

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