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TxDOT proposes hiking I-45 speed limit

The Texas Department of Transportation has proposed hiking the speed limit for Interstate 45 in Ellis County. The Ennis City Commission is slated to debate the proposition during Tuesday’s regular meeting at city hall. Get more on this story in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Ellis County Sheriff, deputies sworn in

Sheriff Johnny Brown took his oath of office Jan. 1 at midnight. Monday, he he conducted the swearing in of deputies and other Ellis County Sheriff’s Office staff. Find this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Become a subscriber today!

Constable-elect arrested second time in a year

The constanble-elect for Ellis County Precinct 3, Tyron Davis, was arrested for the second time in less than a year Dec. 16. This time, he was arrested for falsely identifying himself as a police officer. Find the details on this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Ellis County twisters remembered one year later

A year ago Monday marked a dark and disastrous day in nearby Red Oak, Glenn Heights and Ovilla… Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Subscribe today!

County to host weather training seminar

Ellis County Emergency Management Coordinator Stephanie Parker said on Tuesday the county will be hosting a Skywarn Weather Training seminar in March. Get the details on this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Fire destroys Palmer home

A Palmer family lost their home and possessions Saturday when a fire in the fireplace became out of control. Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

County commissioners give nod to TIRZ 2

The second tax increment reinvestment zone (TIRZ) for Ennis was approved Tuesday by the Ellis County Commissioner’s Court, instating the zone on the east side of I-45. Get this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Arson suspected in car fire

Ellis County Fire Marshal Tim Birdwell said the car fire and explosion in Bardwell Monday night is now being treated as an arson investigation, as authorities search for clues as to the cause of the blaze. Find the details on this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe […]

Maypearl teacher charged with drug possession

A Maypearl ISD teacher was arrested Tuesday, charged with possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces in a drug-free zone. Find the details on this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Explosion in Bardwell rattles houses, residents

Bardwell Police and Volunteer Fire Department along with Ellis County Sheriff’s deputies and fire marshal responded to an apparent explosion and car fire on the southwest corner of Italy and Elm Street in Bardwell Monday night. Find the details on this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe […]

New evidence resets Maypearl chief’s sex assault trial

The trial for Kevin Coffey, the former Maypearl police chief accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old, has been reset to February after new evidence was presented to the court. Get the full story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Fire Marshal: Finding cause of blaze could take time

Ellis County Fire Marshal Tim Birdwell said it may take some time to learn the cause of the house fire in the 1000 block of Feaster Road that destroyed a home Wednesday. Get the rest of this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Fire engulfs family’s home outside Avalon

A family lost its home and belongings in a fire Wednesday afternoon in the 1000 block of Feaster Road, just outside Avalon. Get the full story in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Stay informed, subscribe today!

Gryphon biker toy run marks 32nd year this Sunday

Sunday will be the 32nd year the Gryphons Motorcycle Club of Ellis County will crise from Midlothian to Ennis to deliver on their promise to children and senior citizens… Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Grayson named judge pro-tem

Ellis County Precinct 2 Commissioner Lane Grayson, who serves most of Ennis and portions of Waxahachie, was named judge pro-tem for the county during Tuesday’s commissioners court meeting. Get the rest of this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Become a subscriber today!

Serving those who served

Nimchie Alce, the newest Veterans Services officer for Ellis County, didn’t know when she finished her eight years in the Army that she would be helping veterans find benefits in Ennis. Find more on this story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Fire scorches 300 acres

Ellis County Fire Marshal Tim Birdwell said it was “terrible weather” that helped to spark and spread flames across an estimated 300 acres between FM 85 and Mach Road Wednesday afternoon. Get the full story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Residents recount moments as fire neared homes

Dana Percival said as the fire of FM 85 crept to within 10 feet of her home on Mach Road yesterday, she had no other choice than to grab her dogs and cat and flee to rush them to a kenneling facility. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Grayson hosts town hall

Precinct 2 Commissioner Lane Grayson conducted two town hall meetings in Ennis Tuesday to update constituents and to help make the public aware of various services offered to some county residents. Find the details on this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

County green lights Leggett & Platt abatement

Ennis-based Leggett and Platt was granted a 45-percent, 5-year tax abatement at the Ellis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday. The business, which currently employs 160 workers, is seeking to add 75 new jobs and make a capital investment of roughly $14 million dollars. Get the details on this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of […]

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