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Citizens, volunteers grade election experience

Voters leaving the Ellis County Sub-Courthouse on a rainy Tuesday morning reported that voting was largely quick and painless during yesterday’s election proceedings. Voters, whether it was their first presidential election or fifth, said they were in and out of the sub-courthouse within minutes after voting. People whom the EDN spoke with differed, however, in […]

Trump, other Republicans win county

Donald J. Trump grabbed a majority of the total unofficial vote in Ellis County, county elections administration reported at around 8:15 p.m. The Republican nominee took 71.16 percent of the vote with 36,175 ballots cast in his favor. 12,582 ballots were cast for Hillary Clinton, with roughly 2.9 percent of votes going to third-party candidates. […]

Early voting breaks county record

A national elections with two lightning rods running for President has drawn record-setting crowds to the polls, including Ellis County, where almost half of all registered voters have already cast ballots before Election Day. Find this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Robinson stepping down

Saying three terms of service was plenty, Dennis Robinson, county commissioner, Precinct 1, decided it was time to step down to invest more time with his family. Get the details on this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Early voting ends today

Today is the final day to cast a ballot early in the Nov. 8 general election. Get this story and more in the Friday edition of The Ennis Daily News. Stay informed, subscribe today!

Record numbers of Texans voting early

National interest in the fall elections continues to swell. In Ellis County, 36,539 have cast ballots through Tuesday. Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Become a subscriber today!

Early voting numbers look solid in Ellis County

Ellis County Elections Administrator Jana Onyon said this week that the county is “on track for a great turnout” after looking a preliminary number for early voting and mail-in ballots. Get the full story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be in the know, subscribe today!

Leggett & Platt seeks tax abatement

At Tuesday’s Ellis County Commissioners Court meeting, Ennis Economic Development Director Marty Nelson and Kevin Fincher of Leggett & Platt, Inc. of Ennis filed a request for a tax abatement zone as Leggett & Platt works to expend its operation and add to the county infrastructure base. Get the full story in Wednesday’s edition of […]

County sues Texas AG over decision

The Ellis County Commissioners Court gave the go-ahead Tuesday for the County and District Attorney’s Office to file suit against Attorney General Ken Paxton for a ruling made about a public information request. Find more on this story in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Ellis County sees spike in voter registration

With National Voter Registration Day Tuesday, Ellis County Elections Administrator Jana Onyon said yesterday the county is slated for a strong presence at the polls, as already 100,000 of the county’s 155,000 population has registered to vote for the upcoming election on November 8. Get the full story in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily […]

County finalizes budget and tax rate

Budgeting and tax rate talks were finalized Tuesday afternoon in a regularly scheduled Ellis County Commissioners Court meeting in Waxahachie. Find the rest of this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Prosecutor will not pursue charges in county bidding probe

The Kaufman County District Attorney’s Office last week recommended no criminal prosecution in an investigation into alleged competitive bidding violations by two Ellis County commissioners. Get the full story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Become a subscriber!

County approves budget in special meeting

A split vote saw the Ellis County budget officially passed again in a special commissioners court meeting that was called after a review of the audio from the meeting last week determined that the original vote was not audible. Get the details in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Former House candidate injured in electrical accident

Former Republican Texas House District 10 candidate TJ Fabby is recovering from an on-the-job electrical accident after he tried to save the life of a business partner and friend Monday. Find the rest of this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Trial set for former Maypearl top cop

The former police chief in Maypearl is set to appear in court Dec. 12 after rejecting a plea bargain agreement at the end of August. Kevin Coffey was indicted on four charges and will now stand trial accused of sexual performance by a child, sexual assault of child, indecency with a child by contact, and […]

Dodson backs Bush, budget process

Thinking that an accomplished County Judge of a fast-growing, financially healthy populace should have to ask a Salary Grievance Committee for an increase in pay really bothers former County Commissioner Bill Dodson. The Ennis resident who recently served a pair of four-year terms takes exception that she felt the need to go the alternate route, […]

Communities come together for ‘Blue Week’

Four Ellis County communities are coming together to recognize police officers Sept. 19-23 for “Blue Week.” Get the details in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Citizens speak out; county commission OK’s budget

The Ellis County Commissioner’s Court voted 4-1 Tuesday afternoon in favor of the 2016-17 FY county budget, a vote that included County Judge Carol Bush’s new salary of $165,000. Find the rest of this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Ellis County Judge appeals salary, gets big raise

County Judge Carol Bush may be at the center of a political controversy after she appealed her own salary and was granted a roughly $55,000 raise by the county’s Salary Grievance Committee. Bush told the EDN Friday, a few hours after the committee granted her appeal, she sought the raise because she felt hired employees […]

County commissioners OK pay hike

A split vote on a pay raise for elected officials highlighted budget talks at Tuesday’s Ellis County Commissioner’s Court meeting in Waxahachie. Commissioners approved, in a 3-1 vote, a three-percent salary raise for all elected officials, including county commissioners, county judges, county constables, county sheriff and more. According to Ellis County Judge Carol Bush, the […]

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