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County appoints new sheriff, swearing-in Tuesday

Charles “Chuck” Edge was chosen from a pool of 16 candidates Friday morning as the new Ellis County sheriff. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Escaped fugitive captured

The man who escaped Ellis County Sheriff’s Office custody on March 29 was captured by U.S. Marshals Wednesday, according to a statement from the ECSO. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

County to talk fireworks for San Jacinto Day

The county will discuss this afternoon about whether to allow for fireworks to celebrate the April 21 commemoration of that battle, San Jacinto Day. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Chief Salazar eyes Ellis County Sheriff job

As an 18-wheeler roared toward the rear of Eddie Salazar’s police cruiser on Ennis Avenue back in January 2006, he was trapped. With a vehicle in front of him and oncoming traffic speeding by to his left, Salazar, then an Ennis PD patrol officer said there was nothing to do but cut the steering wheel […]

Teens arrested in armed home invasion

Five Ellis County teenagers were arrested early Wednesday morning in connection to an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday evening in Waxahachie. Get the details on this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Subscribe today!

Justice of the Peace Woody calls it a career

Thursday was Judge Bill Woody’s final day as Precinct One Justice of the Peace, and he invited friends and colleagues to the Ellis County Sub-Courthouse on Sonoma Trail to celebrate. Find this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Become a subscriber today!

Storm takes toll on Ennis, Ellis County

A reported 1,900 Ellis County homes were without power Wednesday morning as Ennis and the rest of North Texas were recovering from a line of storms that brought estimated 80 mph winds. Get the full details in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Long-time Justice of the Peace Woody set to retire

Ellis County Precinct One Justice of the Peace Bill Woody will retire at the end of this month, according to his office. Find this story and more in Friday’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!

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 […]

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 […]

Commissioners deliberate on sheriff appointment

After an hour-long executive-session meeting at Tuesday’s meeting, the Ellis County Commissioners Court put forward the process by which it would go about replacing former Sheriff Johnny Brown. For more on this story, pick up Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Thirty Pct. 2 county roads set to be resurfaced

Working toward his promise of better communications and a monthly open door to residents of Precinct 2, Ellis County commissioner Lane Grayson introduced a new goal for resurfacing area roads. While his precinct has 232 miles, many of them rural, and a $2.1 million annual repair budget, the elected Ennis public servant laid out an […]

Judge: Commissioners Court to appoint new sheriff

The Ellis County Commissioners Court will soon begin the selection process for appointing a new sheriff to fill the remaining term of office following Johnny Brown’s resignation Wednesday. Get the full story in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Become a subscriber today!

Sheriff resigns, pleads guilty to assault

Johnny Brown resigned as Ellis County sheriff Wednesday morning in front of a county court judge after reaching a plea agreement with the state on a class A misdemeanor assault charge. Other stipulations in the plea agreement, all of which Brown agreed to, included that he forfeit his Texas Peace Officer License, pay a $500 […]

DA petitions to remove Pct. 4 county constable

A new investigation into Precinct 4 Constable Mike Jones allegedly turned up evidence indicating the constable remotely wiped his county-issued iPhone after it was confiscated as evidence in a separate probe. Get the full story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Support local news, subscribe today!

Grayson plans two town halls

Precinct 2 County Commissioner Lane Grayson plans to release the schedule for county road updates and repairs at two town hall meetings early next week. Find this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Group wants ‘miracle’ baseball field for county

A grassroots effort to provide organized league sports for special needs children and adults in Ellis County is gaining some traction as the start of baseball season approaches. Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Be informed, subscribe today!

Ellis County 4-H racks up wins at SA Stock Show

Local members of the Ellis County Silver Spurs 4-H Club judged their way to a championship banner and other top ribbons at the 2017 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. Get the details on this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Become a subscriber today!

County settles road repair dispute

Ellis County Commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday on a release of indemnification between the county and a company that supplied road coating materials to two commissioner precincts last year. The transaction later came under scrutiny amid allegations that commissioners in those precincts violated the county’s purchasing act. Find details on this story and more in Wednesday’s […]

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