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Grayson to hold town hall meetings

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Ellis County Precinct 2 Commissioner Lane Grayson, has announced a town hall meeting, his first in 2016, on Monday, Jan. 25. It will be held at the Ennis Chamber of Commerce. According to precinct spokesperson Melanie Wickliffe, the meeting will allow time for residents to visit, as it is scheduled for 10 a.m. until 6 […]

Levingston seeking democratic nod

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EDN Staff Report [email protected] Ronald Levingston, lifetime Waxahachie resident is seeking the democratic nomination for the Precinct 1 county commissioner position in the upcoming March primary. Levingston, according to a release, currently serves as a school administrator in the Dallas Independent School District and has been a Dallas assistant principal for 20 years. He also […]

FEMA asks storm survivors to stay in touch

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Texas homeowners and renters who have registered for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are encouraged by recovery officials to stay in touch, even after the Jan. 25 application deadline. 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 […]

Grayson to hold town hall meetings

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Mark Warde [email protected] Ellis County Precinct 2 Commissioner Lane Grayson, has announced a town hall meeting, his first in 2016, on Monday, Jan. 25. It will be held at the Ennis Chamber of Commerce. According to precinct spokesperson Melanie Wickliffe, the meeting will allow time for residents to visit, as it is scheduled for 10 […]

County gauges damages, relieves storm victims

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Mark Warde [email protected] Damages from the recent storm, which brought tornadoes and flooding to North Texas, including parts of Ellis County, are now being assessed in order to receive federal assistance. “We are working with the Texas Department of Emergency Management and FEMA to see if we are going to qualify to receive federal aid,” […]

Meals-on-Wheels exec appears before Congress

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Vinsen Faris, executive director of Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties and immediate past board chair of Meals on Wheels America, gave testimony Tuesday before a Congressional subcommittee urging lawmakers to support and recognize the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as a critical pillar to reducing senior hunger. Faris spoke at the hearing of the […]

County could partner with DEA

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] The Drug Enforcement Agency brought a proposal to the Ellis County Commissioners Court Tuesday that would include one of the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office deputies working in coordination with the federal law enforcement agency. Special Agent Bill Matthews gave a presentation about pill mills and doctors and prescription registrants who use recruiters […]

Billion dollar dreaming

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  Danny Ali, owner of the Kwik Pick convenience store in Ennis, knows what lengths people will go to just to purchase a Powerball ticket. He says that in a normal day he will make $100 to $200 in sales with Powerball tickets, but for the past couple of weeks that has changed. “Now I […]

Public high speed rail meeting in Ennis on Jan. 12

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Plans for America’s bullet train is portrayed to the public as inevitable by the news media. There remains, however, a voiceless opponent that refuses to be intimidated. Media coverage of the high speed railway, estimated to cost between $11 and $13 billion, connecting Dallas and Houston with one stop in between (College Station), has offered […]

County to provide unaccompanied minor update

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  It was reported that campers were all gone from Lakeview Camp on New Years Eve, but the County Commissioners Court will provide an update on the situation on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Historic Ellis County Courthouse. A total of about 700 unaccompanied minors from Central America were transported to the camp between […]

Appraisal district says it will adjust property values for holiday storm damage

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The Ellis Appraisal District issued a press release Friday, stating it will consider adjustments to property values for those that were damaged in the Christmas holiday storms. 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>

Opposition to high speed rail continues

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Mark Warde [email protected] A public meeting has been announced by the Ellis County Sub-Regional Planning Commission for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at the Ennis City Hall. The City Hall is located at 115 W. Brown St., a block south of W. Ennis Ave. Marty Hiles, SRPC governing board member, has stated the main […]

County hopefuls vie in forum

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  Voters in Ellis County will have plenty of interest in the March 1 Republican primaries if Tuesday’s attendance at a candidates forum held at the county seat is any indication. Sponsored by the Ellis County Republican Women and held at the Waxahachie Civic Center, the public heard 13 candidates speak before a packed crowd […]

County candidates forum Tuesday

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A forum for Ellis County candidates will be held Tuesday, Jan. 5, at the Ellis County Civic Center, 2000 Civic Center Lane, Waxahachie, according to Linda Sibley, Ellis County Republican Women president. The purpose of the forum is to acquaint Ellis County residents with their upcoming ballot choices and to give voters a chance to […]

County: Unaccompanied minors gone

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They came in under public protest from county officials, and they left without a peep. The unaccompanied minors who were brought to Lakeview Camp between Waxahachie and Midlothian after illegally crossing the United States border are now gone, according to County Projects Coordinator Sara Garcia. The plan all along was for the children and teens […]

Collection sites for tornado debris forthcoming

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Mark Warde [email protected] News of recovery efforts in Ellis County continue to provide direction and hope for citizens impacted by last week’s tornadoes. Stephanie Parker, the emergency management coordinator for the county, announced two days, Jan. 6 and 9, when debris from the storm can be dropped off by residents affected by the storm. “This […]

Crittenden running for county seat

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EDN Staff Report [email protected] Bobby Crittenden announced in a press release recently that he will be running for the Precinct 1 county commissioner seat for Ellis County. “I think as realize that it is extremely important for someone in the position of commissioner to be able to be [a leader as well as a servant], […]

Ellis County DA investigator dies suddenly

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EDN Staff Report [email protected] Philip Martin, the Ellis County District Attorney’s Office’s chief investigator, died Thursday, according to his obituary. People who knew him say his death was sudden. The South Korean native who most recently lived in Waxahachie was an investigator with the DA’s officer for 25 years, where he made significant contributions in […]

County takes executive session to discuss security

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] County commissioners met behind closed doors at the beginning of Friday’s Commissioners Court meeting for an hour and a half to discuss county courthouse security as well as its contract with Dunbar Armored Inc., county officials said. On the executive session part of the agenda, the security item appeared as “consultation to […]

Governor providing more aid to border, Ellis County

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] In the wake of Ellis County receiving around 500 unaccompanied children from south of the border, Governor Greg Abbott announced this week he is taking action to combat illegal border crossings. In a release, Abbott said he will extend the deployment of National Guard troops at strategic locations along the border, instruct […]

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