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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 […]

Sheriff testifies before grand jury

Sheriff Johnny Brown went before an Ellis County grand jury Wednesday in connection with an ongoing investigation into an alleged altercation that occurred early New Year’s Day at a Midlothian fast food restaurant, his attorney Richard Carter confirmed Thursday afternoon. Get the rest of this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily […]

West speaks on ‘defending values’

Retired Lt. Col. Allen West, who had a celebrated 22-year military career, spoke to a sold-out crowd at a Lincoln Day dinner in Waxahachie Tuesday evening. Get the full story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Social media posts spark criticism of Ellis County SPCA

Postings on a Facebook page making allegations of animal abuse, employee theft and other misdeeds by staff at the Ellis County SPCA animal shelter in Waxahachie has been discredited as coming from “disgruntled former employees” by the local board president and also the CEO of the SPCA of Texas, although those same former staffers say […]

DA steps away from sheriff probe

Ellis County & District Attorney Patrick Wilson announced via press release Thursday morning the he would be recusing himself from the investigation into a physical altercation involving Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown. Find more on this story in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Jury sends child molester to prison for 150 years

A Ferris man was sentenced to 150 years in prison this week by an Ellis County jury on two counts of sexual assault of a child. Find this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Become a subscriber today!

Sheriff Johnny Brown releases statement related to New Year’s Day altercation

BREAKING: Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown was involved in an altercation at a fast food restaurant in Midlothian at around 1 a.m. on New Year’s Day. The Ennis Daily News has spoken with one of the people involved in the incident, and Brown released a statement through his lawyer Wednesday evening. Midlothian Police Department is […]

Thousands left in the dark after storm

Almost 7,500 people were without power–some for nearly two days–and multiple homes suffered property damage after a storm barreled through Ellis County early Monday morning. Get the details on this report and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

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…

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