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Civic groups meet holiday needs

The spirit of giving, shown at last year's Christmas version of Give-A-Kid-A-Chance, needs donors in support of Ennis area civic groups who are actively seeking to meet needs.

While many have needs throughout the year, meeting them is often highlighted during the holidays. Such is the case with the Bridge Builders and Give-A-Kid-A-Chance, who collaborate in the form of Angel Tree projects that benefit five groups of people and families.

County opposes speed rail

Photo by Mark Warde / Commissioner of Precinct 4, Ron Brown, is flanked by County Judge Carol Bush (left) and Cindy Polley, County Clerk. He retired after 24 years of service to Ellis County

Ellis County Commissioners voiced their opposition to plans of a proposed high-speed railroad

Lions fans make their picks

Photo by Oladipo Awowale / Senior running back Taylor Thompson (3) speeds behind Grant Cervantes (78), who paved the way for Thompson and the other running backs all season. The two look to continue their success in the ground game in Friday's season finale at AT&T Stadium.

Local fans predicting the outcome of Friday’s state championship football game between Ennis (13-2) and Cedar Park (12-3) have one thing in common — a belief the Lions will prevail.

Kaufman County ex-official sentenced to death

Photo courtesy of AP / Eric Williams was convicted of the murder of Cynthia McLelland, who was slain in a revenge plot against her husband, the former Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland. He was sentenced to death Wednesday.

A former justice of the peace in North Texas was sentenced to death Wednesday for killing a district attorney’s wi

Lions seek state championship

Oladipo B. Awowale / Senior Issac Montemayor (6) prepares to lead the Pride of Ennis, the Lions football team, onto the field of battle. The Lionbackers Tunnel Crew, led by the likes of Rel Lipscomb, transports and sets up the symbol of Ennis at every game.

Friday night’s Class 5A football state championship between Ennis and Cedar Park has captured the attention and hearts of area fans.

Commissioners to consider opposition of high-speed rail

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County Commissioner Dennis Robinson will bring before the ourt a resolution opposing a proposed high-speed rail that would travel through Ellis County. \

Burglar caught in the act, arrested

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An Ennis resident was arrested Tuesday after being caught burglarizing a home.

Ennis welcomes new state rep.

EDN photo by Justin Tubbs / State Rep.-elect John Wray speaks with Ennis City Manager Chuck Ewings at the Ennis Public Library Tuesday during Ennis' come-and-go event.

Ennis hosted an informal reception for State Representative-elect John Wray from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The come-and-go event was hosted by the Ennis Public Library, and snacks were provided by local businesses.

School suspects fire, evacuates

EDN photo by Justin Tubbs / Firefighters extend a ladder before climbing on top of Lummus Intermediate School Tuesday. They responded to a general fire alarm that turned out to be smoke from a burned-out motor in the air-conditioning unit.

Lummus Intermediate students evacuated from the school Tuesday morning because of a suspected fire.

Armed robbers escape bank

EDN photo by Justin Tubbs / Compass Bank, located at 1712 W. Ennis Ave., was robbed Tuesday morning. The suspects, described as armed black males, escaped the scene in a small silver car shortly before police arrived.

Three suspects escaped from BBVA Compass on Tuesday after robbing the bank.

Hicks new publisher-editor of Daily News

EDN photo by Justin Tubbs / Brad Hicks stands near the press line at The Ennis Daily News.

Ellis County Newspapers, Inc., today announced Brad Hicks as Publisher and Editor of The Ennis Daily News.

State championship tickets on sale now

Photo by brucelattimer.com / Seniors Devin Smith (10) and John Lopez (33) add to the coup de gras, a 71-yard touchdown to finish off Canutillo, 41-13, to advance to Friday's state championship game.

Fans wanting tickets to see Ennis play for its fifth state championship can purchase them at a discounted rate from the high school athletic department office.

City approves 287 cost, discusses new judge

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Ennis City Commission passed an agreement to pay up to $524,784 for the expansion of U.S. Highway 287 in Ennis.

Suspect escapes hospital

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A Dallas man was arrested in Waxahachie Saturday after escaping from the hospital.

Ennis bank held up Tuesday

Police stand outside their vehicle with weapons drawn at Compass Bank, 1712 W. Ennis Ave., Tuesday morning before they discovered any possible suspects had already fled the scene..

Police were dispatched to Compass Bank in Ennis Tuesday morning in regards to a bank robbery.

U.S. 287 expansion tops city agenda

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Expansion of U.S. Highway 287 has been discussed thoroughly over the past year, and the City Commission will look to do its part for the project at 7 p.m. during Monday’s City Commission meeting.

Putting on the holiday glitz

Selected as one of Ennis' best was this home, complete with 'Welcome Ennis Lions' banner, located at 2904 Tenison Dr.

Last week’s Lights of Ennis lit up the night’s sky for the holidays and brought recognition to a host of home owners and decorators for their work in creativity.

Lions rout Eagles, 41-13, earn shot at 5A title

Photo by brucelattimer.com / Ennis soared pas an upstart Canutillo team behind the play of cousins Taylor Thompson (3) and Donta Thompson (11). They combined for three TD catches and 341 total yards.

Ennis won its 13 consecutive game, 41-13

A hemi-powered pass rusher

Senior defensive end James Lockhart

James Lockhart has been the face of the Lions football team all season. At 6-foot, 3-inches, 255 pounds, he is an obvious ‘yes’ to the oft-asked question, “Does that have a hemi?”

Avalon School given highest honor

Avalon ISD students, administration and faculty stand on the steps of the Ellis County Courthouse. Students in the front hold the plaque and flag that Del Bosque and his two principals received in Washington, D.C.

Academic excellence is something that can be found right here in Ellis County.

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