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Shooting suspect remains at large


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


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


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 […]

Ortiz recounts how relationship with EISD began to sour


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 […]

City mulls options to pay back proposed $3.5M bond


A big question that’s surfaced among fiscally conservative citizens is, “How can Ennis afford a $3.5 million bond to fund downtown improvements?” The Ennis City Commission will decide in August whether or not to approve the bond, which City Manager Scott Dixon says will pay for large portions of the public side of the downtown […]

Ortiz opens up about lawsuit

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This is the first of a series about Cassandra Ortiz vs. Ennis ISD. Part one focuses on Ortiz’s relationship with the Lionettes and Ennis ISD and the differing stories of the two sides. Ennis ISD emails and documents obtained by The Ennis Daily News paint a clearer picture as to what soured the relationship between […]

Police ID third suspect in Tuesday’s manhunt

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An apparent third suspect has been named in the Tuesday incident where shots were fired into a home in the 400 block of Avenue C that later resulted in an Ennis police officer being fired upon. Police earlier this week filed an arrest warrant for 24-year-old Javier Martinez of Lancaster, after they learned of a […]

Summer reading program wraps up at library

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The Ennis Public Library’s Summer Reading Program celebrated its final program of the summer Thursday… See more on this in today’s print or e-edition online.

Businesses prep for culture change

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Confusion and angst has been among the feelings for several downtown business owners over the last few weeks, as plans have been revealed as to when and how Ennis’ hefty downtown revitalization efforts could begin to impact their businesses. Get the whole story… Subscribe now!

Dogs end 6-hour manhunt

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A Dallas couple taken into police custody Tuesday has been charged with attempted capital murder after the two fired bullets into an Ennis home then led police on an hours-long manhunt which ended when search dogs tracked them down across the Navarro County line near Emhouse. Subscribe now and get the rest of this story […]

Prayers for the police


Police, city officials, and leaders of the faith community gathered on the front steps of the Ennis Police Department’s downtown headquarters Friday to pray for each other as well as the families of those lost in Thursday’s tragic sniper shooting that killed five officers and wounded seven more. An informed citizenry is the best defense […]

City mulls tax relief for seniors

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Seniors may receive some additional property tax relief in the near future. The Ennis City Commission is currently in preliminary discussions about how and when seniors could receive some form of a tax break. According to City Manager Scott Dixon, it’s not unusual for Texas cities to provide tax relief for over-65 residents. Stay informed […]

Lindauers breathing life into downtown structures

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One two-story building wasn’t enough to satiate the hunger Dave and Joyce Lindauer have for seeing downtown Ennis return to an active, vibrant place for business. Waiting for one project to be completed before starting a second didn’t deter their efforts either. Get the whole story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily […]

Mosquito pool tests positive for West Nile Virus


A mosquito sample pool in Ennis has tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to the City of Ennis Health Department. There’s more to this story and subscribers get 24/7 access to every last word.

City scrutinizes utility expense

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The city is taking a broad look at ways it might be able to cut utility expenses. At Tuesday’s Ennis City Commission meeting, McKinstry, a firm which oversees projects to ensure they’re worthwhile, presented a funding program to commissioners, which was approved unanimously. Become a subscriber and get the rest of this story and more!

Crews tackle park plan

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Bulldozers and city workers crowded a now-empty lot on the corner of West Knox and North Dallas Street Wednesday morning, about 12 hours after the Ennis City Commission approved the plan for a new, revamped park for the plot of land. Get the details on this project… Read Wednesday’s Ennis Daily News. Become a subscriber!

Fourth of July with a bang


A weekend famous for patriotism and good eats did not disappoint. Thousands were drawn to Ennis, a statement that has grown all too common, for the annual Freedom Fest.  Visitors and locals took in the Farmers Market, the rolling color of the Red, White & Bike Parade, then splashed with flavor during the BBQ Cook-Off, […]

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