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Man suspected of child porn found in possession of illegal automatic weapons

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Note: This story has been updated and the latest details can be found in the Sunday edition of The Ennis Daily News. Navarro County Sheriff’s investigators discovered 45 weapons and more than 100,000 rounds of ammunition at a Corsicana man’s home off West Highway 31 when they went in to execute an arrest warrant for […]

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 […]

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 […]

VIDEO EXTRA: Helicopter crash kills two

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Two people have been confirmed killed in a helicopter crash Wednesday outside Italy. According to Ellis County Emergency Management, the chopper exploded in mid-air. Officials said Wednesday at about 1:30 p.m. that nobody is being allowed into the area until the Federal Aviation Administration arrives to investigate. The helicopter was a Bell 525 aircraft and […]

Suspected highway shooter in custody

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A man suspected of shooting and killing his brother on Interstate 45 early Monday morning is in the Navarro County Jail. According to jail records, the suspected shooter, Roderick Jackson, is being held on $250,000 bond. Rice Police Department initially began the investigation alongside Navarro County Sheriff’s deputies at around 1:30 a.m. when they arrived […]

Citizens Accused…

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High Speed Rail tactics termed nefarious

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By Mark Warde Marty Hiles shared an update on what he termed the nefarious actions of Texas Central Railway in their bid to take property from area landowners to pave the way for a high-speed train he referred to as a monstrosity. The ex-Marine, whose career has been spent as an advocate and lobbyist for […]

Brookshires acquiring some shuttered Walmart Neighborhood Markets

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Brookshire Grocery Co. announced Wednesday the pending acquisition of 25 former Walmart Express stores, including the Palmer Walmart Neighborhood Market. The stores will open this summer as the company’s new Spring Market brand. The acquisition is scheduled to close in July. The name “Spring Market” represents and honors the company’s great history which began in […]

Beckham vows to fight bullet train

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By Mark Warde Landowners in East Ellis County were treated to wind in their sails for resisting the efforts of those planning to build a high-speed railway through their property during an open meeting Tuesday night at the Ennis Public Library. Described as a Rottweiler-styled lawyer, Blake Beckham, met with the Community Development Sub-Regional Planning […]

Woman survives high water mishap

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By Justin Tubbs Monday morning was dark and rainy for Bridgett Fedrick as she headed into town from her home in Frost. It was about 4:30 a.m., and she had to make it to her shift at Speedy Mart by 5 a.m. The morning wasn’t much different from any other until she came upon some […]

Heat Advisory in effect through Thursday

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM CDT THURSDAY. * TEMPERATURE…HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL REACH THE MIDDLE AND UPPER 90S WITH AFTERNOON HEAT INDEX VALUES AROUND 105. * IMPACTS…HEAT EXHAUSTION OR HEAT STROKE CAN QUICKLY OCCUR TO ANYONE WORKING OR PARTICIPATING IN […]

Flood Watch continues, Lake Bardwell remains open

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By Mark Warde In weather more suitable for ducks, residents of Eastern Ellis County endured heavy rains over the weekend, though little compared to the 18.07 inches that drenched Corsicana. The forecast for the rest of the week is calling for more of the same, with daily thunderstorms likely. By comparison, the National Weather Service […]

Flash Flood Watch in effect for Ellis County

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The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of North Central Texas and South Central Texas, including the following areas, in North Central Texas, Bell, Bosque, Collin, Comanche, Cooke. Coryell, Dallas, Denton, Eastland, Ellis, Erath, falls. Grayson, Hamilton, Hill, hood, Jack, Johnson. Lampasas. Mclennan, mills, Montague, Palo Pinto. […]

Shooting victim identified

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By Justin Tubbs The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Thursday that the shooting incident at the Rancho 3 RRR horse ranch on Saturday is being investigated as a homicide. The victim was identified by the Dallas Medical Examiner’s Office as 36-year-old Miguel Angel Guerrero, a Fort Worth man. Monday, the Sheriff’s Office had not yet […]

TCR defends suing to get land access

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By Mark Warde Texas Central Railway, the private Texas-based company that is developing high-speed rail service between Dallas and Houston, defended its decision to seek court approval to force a local resident to yield access to the company’s land surveyors. David Risinger, whose family has owned property 10 miles north of Ennis since 1892, was […]

Stinson, Davis win run-offs

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By Justin Tubbs In a runoff Tuesday, Precinct 1 County Commissioner’s Court candidate Randy Stinson narrowly edged Bobby Crittenden in the Republican primary, grabbing 50.72 percent of the vote. Stinson received 350 votes while Crittenden received 340. Stinson will now face Democratic candidate Ronald Levingston for the Commissioner’s Court seat to replace current Precinct 1 […]

Ranch caretaker: Shooting happened on my property

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By Justin Tubbs A horse training facility northwest of Bardwell was the location of an alleged Saturday shooting incident that took the life of a 36-year-old man, according to the facility’s caretaker. He said there was a group of three black men and a black woman who were at the facility Saturday to watch horse […]

Man killed in Saturday shooting

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By Justin Tubbs A man was killed Saturday in a shooting just northwest of Bardwell. The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched at around 4:48 p.m. to the vicinity of Walker Road and Farm-to-Market 984. The 36-year-old shooting victim was transported by people at the scene to Getzendander Road, where he was picked up by […]

Questions on railway’s promise of money, jobs

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By Mark Warde Unfazed by the rosy picture being painted in ads deployed by Texas Central Railway, that millions of dollars will benefit communities thanks to the train, area land owners claim a fifth grader could do better math. “TCR expects the community to believe that it will pay millions of dollars in taxes to […]

Runoff election today

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Some Ennis residents can vote today in a run-off for the Republican candidate for Road & Bridge Precinct 1 county commissioner. The two candidates on ballots for some voters are Bobby Crittenden and Randy Stinson. Crittenden and Stinson narrowly took the most votes out of five candidates in the March primary election. The Republican nominee […]

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