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Fruitful memories

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A tree grows in Ennis and in the heart of Ann Juricek Randy Bryan Bigham Contributor An exotic tree yields more than fruit for an Ennis resident. It reminds her of times past. “Jujube trees have a lot of memories for me,” said lifelong Ennisite Ann Haskovec Juricek. “When we were very young, my bother […]

Sheriff Johnny Brown announcement for re-election


My name is Johnny Brown and I am your Ellis County Sheriff. During the past eight years, your Sheriff’s Office has accomplished much and I’m asking for your support for a third term so we can continue providing you with the best possible law enforcement. I believe my record as your Sheriff stands as testament […]

North Texas’ bout with wild weather swings

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EDN Staff Report [email protected] North Texas’ bout with wild weather swings continues this long Thanksgiving weekend, with the area continuing under a Flash Flood Watch through early Sunday. The National Weather Service in Fort Worth said north central Texas counties, including Ellis and surrounding counties, can expect the potential for rains that could lead to […]

County recognizes K-9 vest donor

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] For her 10th birthday, Camryn Samuels made an unusual decision for a young girl, and Tuesday, the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office recognized her in front of the Commissioners Court. The decision was to forego spending birthday money so she could buy ballistic vests for canine officers.   See the report in the […]

Ellie May to make Perot Museum debut

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] Ellie May, the intact mammoth skeleton found outside Italy, Texas in 2014, made her debut at the Perot Museum in Dallas on Saturday. The “homecoming” featured mammoth-themed activities and demos including a Q&A with Perot Museum paleontologist Dr. Ron Tykoski.   See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <a href=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here […]

Palmer ISD’s Fill the Bus Food Drive

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Palmer ISD sponsored a “Fill the Bus” food drive last week and it was a huge success! “Our students and community have always stepped up when the district has sponsored either a food drive or fundraiser for someone,” Palmer Superintendent Kevin Noack said. “This year I challenged the students to donate enough canned goods to […]


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The Bristol Cemetery Assoc. will host its annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner and Homecoming celebration at the Bristol community center (Old Schoolhouse) beginning at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Bingo will run from noon to 4 p.m. In addition to the annual dinner, bingo and raffle, the association will auction a 75-year-old quilt, donated by Midge Douglas. […]

Great American Smokeout is Thursday


Thursday, Nov. 19, is the Great American Smokeout. It is an initiative of The American Cancer Society. E very November, the third Thursday of the month, is a day set aside to encourage smokers all over the United States to go the distance and to finally give up smoking. About 42 million Americans still smoke […]

Sadler announces for commissioner seat

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Tim Sadler, of Palmer, today announced he will seek election as Ellis County commissioner in Precinct 1. Sadler will be in the Republican Primary, which is Tuesday, March 1.   See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <a href=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!</a>

Maypearl hires new chief


EDN Staff Report [email protected] Maypearl announced Friday it has hired a new chief of police, ending a two-month search after former Chief Kevin Coffey was arrested on child sex charges. The new chief is Marlin Suell, who most recently served with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office as a chief deputy. Before that, he was chief […]

Weekend rains douse burn ban


Justin Tubbs [email protected] Many parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth area received well over eight inches of rain over the weekend. The best estimates for Ellis County were around that same figure. A benefit of those rains is that the Ellis County Commissioners Court voted Tuesday to rescind the burn ban, which had been in effect […]

Speed bumps for county’s armored car service

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] It’s been a month-and-a-half since the county worked an agreement with Dunbar’s armored car service, and according to County Judge Carol Bush, the county has actually had the service for only two to three weeks. That is apparently long enough to run into issues, as County Treasurer Cheryl Chambers and Precinct 3 […]

Drone falls on D.A.’s property

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UPDATE: Man claims drone The drone that fell into the Ellis County & District Attorney’s yard has been claimed, and there will be no charges against the man who claimed it. According to the DA, Patrick Wilson, he and the owner of the drone even had a laugh over it. Justin Tubbs [email protected] Ellis County […]

First Precinct 1 Candidate announces

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EDN Staff Report [email protected] David G. Pagan of Ennis recently announced he will seek election as Ellis County Commissioner, Precinct 1. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Vote early for Texas Constitution amendments


EDN Staff Report [email protected] Early voting began on Oct. 19 and will end on Oct. 30 for the Nov. 3 Constitutional amendment election. There are seven propositions on the ballot. Proposition 1 increases the homestead exemption from $15,000 to $25,000. The homestead exemption reduces the amount of property tax a homeowner has to pay. Someone […]

Constable Facebook posts spark social media conversation

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] A social media post made by Ellis County Constable Mike Jones has sparked a conversation among the county about how it should respond to questionable use of social media by county officials. In a roughly 3 minute, 30 second statement made by County Judge Carol Bush during the Tuesday Commissioners Court meeting […]

New rule places liability with county law enforcement

By Justin Tubbs [email protected] Despite pushback from Precinct 2 Constable Terry Nay and Commissioner Paul Perry, the county passed a new rule, which will limit Ellis County law enforcement’s use of a privately owned vehicle. The rule, which passed by a vote of 4-1 at the Ellis County Commissioners Court meeting on Tuesday states the […]

New equipment tames potholes for travelers

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Ellis County roads, a priority in County Commissioner Lane Grayson’s campaign, received and immediately put to use a new piece of equipment that effectively fills pot-holes. Grayson reported the DuraPatcher Truck, purchased as part of the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget, was received on Sept. 17. It was put to work the day it arrived at […]

County approves tax rate, recognizes 4-H Week

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The county officially adopted a property tax rate Monday at the Historic Ellis County Courthouse in Waxahachie in a meeting where they also recognized next week as National 4-H Week and approved renewals of contracts, including a liability insurance contract renewal with Hibbs-Hallmark & Company. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here […]

Lawsuit against county involves 2013 wreck

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Two men are suing Ellis County for $1 million for injuries they sustained in a wreck that occurred more than two years ago. The men, Felipe Pineda and Israel Lozano Jr., 23 and 22 at the time, were operating motorcycles on May 5, 2013 and were accused of fleeing from police when an officer attempted […]

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