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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 […]

Texas drought conditions impact locals

The Texas Water Development Board released a report this week reporting more than a third of the state is dealing with some form of drought, with no rain having been recorded in the last 13 days, and just 0.11 inches in the last 36 days. According to The Ennis Daily News weather correspondent Ron Vestal, […]

Grayson upbeat as new county budget takes shape

Ennis resident and Ellis County Commissioner, Precinct 2, Lane Grayson, along with his elected colleagues, are putting the wraps on the new county budget with wind in their sails. Effective at the start of October, he expects the new budget will be in place before the next fiscal year begins Oct. 1. Find the details […]

Immigration center at former Corsicana state school rejected

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A state board has rejected a plan to use a shuttered Texas boarding school in Corsicana as a federal immigration center for unaccompanied Central American children who entered the U.S. illegally. The mayor of Corsicana, about 55 miles south of Dallas, was in favor of the plan, but Gov. Greg Abbott […]

HSR tactics rile crowd at meeting

Billed curiously as a neighborhood listening session by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), a crowd of approximately 80 people expressed their frustration with the process Thursday evening. Get the rest of this story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Subscribe now and get it all!

High-speed rail meeting slated for Thursday

An invitation to a hastily called listening session about the proposed Dallas to Houston high-speed rail project has been announced for Thursday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m. at the Ennis Housing Authority Community Center. It is located at 200 Arnold St. Get the full story in the Tuesday edition of The Ennis Daily News… Subscribe […]

Former church youth director charged with child porn and possession of illegal weapons

Note: This story has been updated to include formal charges filed in this case. A Corsicana man described as a genius and who served as a church youth director has been formally charged in a bizarre case that began to unfold in an Ennis drug store. Harvey Alec Strain has now been charged with 10 […]

Feds step back from bullet train

It was a mixed bag in terms of reactions to the July 18 ruling at the federal level by the Surface Transportation Board. The start-up railway had petitioned for an exemption as well as a petition for clarification, which were both denied by the Surface Transportation Board. Pick up Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily […]

Dogs end 6-hour manhunt

A Dallas couple taken into police custody Tuesday has been charged with attempted capital murder after the two fired bullets into an Ennis home then led police on an hours-long manhunt which ended when search dogs tracked them down across the Navarro County line near Emhouse. Subscribe now and get the rest of this story […]

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