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City launches new mobile app in time for bluebonnet crowds

The mobile app for the City of Ennis launched this week, according to local officials. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Support local news, subscribe today!

Two restaurants set for makeovers

Chicken Express and Wendy’s will both be renovating their locations soon, according to employees with the two fast-food restaurants. Get this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Subscribe today!

Mother arrested for harboring fugitive son

An Ennis woman was arrested Monday after her fugitive son was discovered by police hiding in her garage. Get the full story in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Telico VFD boosts service with TAMU grant

Telico Volunteer Fire Department enhanced it fire service capacity with the help of a $218,000 grant through Texas A&M Forest Service’s Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program. Get this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Become a subscriber today!

Pet of the Week: Winchester

Winchester is a 9-10 month old shepherd mix available for adoption at the Ellis County SPCA. He is already neutered, current on his shots, micro-chipped, and heartworm negative. He seems to do ok with other dogs and is very friendly and playful. For more information on Winchester or to see other dog and cat friends […]

Senate-approved tax reform bill could handcuff counties

Senate Bill 2, a piece of legislation aimed at reforming current property tax laws in Texas, was approved by the Texas Senate in an 18-12 vote earlier this week and will now move to the House. Just last month, Ellis County commissioners voiced their opposition to the bill and approved a resolution to send to […]

Fairview Park renamed

Fairview Park was officially renamed to the “IOOF Park at Fairview” Tuesday night when the city commission unanimously voted affirmatively on a recommendation from the city’s parks board. Get the full story in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Former sheriff’s brother indicted

Bobby Brown, the 59-year-old brother of former Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown, was indicted by an Ellis County Grand Jury for his part in the New Year’s Day fight at a Midlothian Whataburger that led to the former sheriff’s resignation. Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Support local […]

Calculating influence: Remembering a pre-integration Ennis teacher

Scores of people were influenced by the life of the late Otto Carroll, Sr., who died on Jan. 2 at 101 years of age. Get this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Be informed, subscribe today!

City approves incentives to keep businesses, help expand

Polyguard Products and Price Distributing will be staying and expanding, respectively, in Ennis after reaching incentive agreements with the city, which were approved at Tuesday night’s city commission meeting. Find the details on this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Subscribe today!

No hard plans yet for new Ennis police facility

More than a year has passed since engineers pitched the city on a multi-million dollar police facility that would replace the current downtown-headquartered police station. Find this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be in the know, subscribe today!

Rice High grad seriously injured in deadly Houston-area crash

A Rice High School graduate and current Navarro College student is clinging to life in a Houston hospital after she and three friends were involved in a deadly car wreck outside of a McDonald’s in Missouri City on Sunday. Get the full story in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Support local news, subscribe […]

Navarro couple killed in motorcycle accident

Daniel Thornton and Whitney Cunningham, both 29, of Purdon, a small town southwest of Corsicana, were killed Saturday after the motorcycle they were riding somehow struck an overpass in Fort Worth causing the driver and passenger to plunge to their deaths. Find this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be […]

Church offers child online safety seminar

A local church is offering a lesson this week on how to keep children safe when using the internet and smart phones. Find the details on this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Subscribe today!

Slovak family keeps Czech heritage alive through food

At the end of a gravel drive about five miles outside of town along Creechville Road, the Slovak family shares a shop and smokehouse that is keeping Czech tradition alive. Get the details on this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be in the know, subscribe now!

Ennis native opens city’s first tattoo shop

Ennis native Jose Gonzalez Jr. said he viewed each turning point in his life as a progression to something bigger. Get the rest of this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Support local news, subscribe now!

Ennis FFA competes in Houston Livestock Show

Ennis FFA is well-represented at this weekend’s annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, with nine members showing cattle against exhibitors from across Texas including a field of 450 in the Scramble Heifer competition. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Athlete of the Week: Katherine Stuckly

During last week’s Big Green Relays in Waxahachie, the lanky leaper established a new personal record when she cleared 5’8″ in the high jump. The first place effort equaled the best in Class 5A last year. Stuckly also placed in two other events, taking 2nd in the 300 Meter Hurdles with a time of 51.62 […]

Snippets of Ennis history

Close call A tornado struck the nearby community of Garrett in 1971, injuring 25 people, four of them seriously. The Ennis Municipal Hospital (now ERMC) received most of those hurt, but Director of Nursing Kathryn Housley said no one sustained life-threatening injuries. The tornado also touched down in Ennis, two miles south of the city […]

Glenn pleads ‘not guilty’ to murder charge

Travis Glenn, accused of murdering an Ennis man on his own front lawn last October, has entered a plea of “not guilty,” according to court documents. Find this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Become a subscriber today!

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