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Bullet train proponents set Ennis open house

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Proponents of the high-speed rail service between Dallas and Houston have planned an open house informational meeting in Ennis on Thursday, April 16. Texas Central Partners have invited the public to the informational meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. at Madison Hall, located at 906 S. Kaufman St. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign […]

Bluebonnet trails marking underway

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Wednesday marked the first day of Bluebonnet Trails month, and that means people are taking to the roads to get a glimpse of the beautiful spring flowers in bloom. “There are many (bluebonnets) along the roadsides and the fields are barely beginning to make a show,” said Sandy Anderson, a member of the Ennis Garden […]

Bardwell fire displaces family

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A house fire, sparked by an electrical malfunction, displaced three residents, who were not home at the time of the fire. Although no people were injured, on of the family pets, a dog, was burned on its back by the flames. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for […]

Ellis County Youth Expo next week

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Put on your boots and chaps and head down to the Ellis County Expo Center, because it’s time for another Ellis County Youth Expo Show. April 5 through April 11 are the dates set for this year’s Expo Show. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition […]

Stamping for literacy

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The Alpha Alpha chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, a professional honorary Society of women educators, created cute baby “onesies” with rubber stamping techniques. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

County supports Chris Kyle bill, hears citizen concerns

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A bill introduced to the Texas House in February gained local support Monday at the Ellis County Commissioners Court meeting. House bill 1187, which seeks to designate a portion of U.S. Highway 287 in Midlothian as the Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield Highway, already had the support of District 10 House Rep. John Wray. The […]

Highway 287 designation on county agenda

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On Monday, the Ellis County Commissioners Court will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting. Among the agenda items is a resolution in support of House Bill 1187, which would designate a portion of U.S. Highway 287 as the Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield Memorial Highway. Other items on the agenda include… See the report in […]

Bluebonnets preparing for grand exhibition in April

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Ennis, which will soon host the annual Bluebonnet Trails Festival, is gearing up for what many expect to be a commanding performance when the state flowers show up in force. Plans for hosting thousands of area and outside guests, several organizations in town will collaborate to reveal bluebonnets in what observers believe will be a […]

Packed house rallies against bullet train

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Given the odds that inevitability will take place, a worthless struggle may not be far behind. Those facing a 205 mph locomotive were supplied with plenty of cause at Tuesday night’s open meeting about the proposed Dallas to Houston bullet train. See Mark Warde’s report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up […]

ECSO seizes animals, files charge


The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) has arrested the owner of several animals on a charge of animal cruelty to livestock. The owner was taken into custody after a seizure hearing Monday, March 16, in Ellis County Justice of the Peace Court Pct. 2. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to […]

What does Dodson do after public service?

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Having been known as a fixer upper for most of his life, Bill Dodson will never become a fixture. The retired 71-year old recently ended two four-year terms as an Ellis County Commissioner. Just don’t expect him to wear out the recliner in his home. The seat in his maroon pickup truck has a better […]

High Speed Rail meeting in Ennis March 17

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A public meeting about the proposed Dallas-to-Houston high speed train rail that is planned to cut through Ellis County has been called for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17. The event, which is open to the community, is slated for the Ensign Cafeteria on the campus of Ennis High School, located at 2301 Ensign Road. […]

Old Telico gin now an events center

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Located just five miles outside of Ennis is a place that will take visitors back 75 years or transport them to current, happy times. What used to be the Continental Gin Company, which went out of business in 1962, was bought in May of 2013 by neighboring residents, James and Connie Trojacek. Along with the […]

County gives go-ahead on several matters

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Ellis County commissioners took action on a number of routine agenda items on Monday at the Historic Ellis County Courthouse. Accepting donated K-9 ballistic vests for the Sheriff’s Office and recognizing an Ellis County resident for an award were the highlights of the meeting, while the rest of the meeting was nodding of heads from […]

Gaming machines seized by ECSO

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Sixty-three eight-liner gaming machines were seized last Monday after the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigation Unit raided a building in the 3200 block of FM 66 according to an ECSO press release. In addition to the machines, $4,236 in cash was also confiscated. During the course of the raid, three people were arrested for […]

Ellis Sheriff’s Office makes big drug bust

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Two were arrested, and more than $600,000 worth of illegal drugs, including methamphetamine and black tar heroin, were recovered Wednesday as the result of a drug raid, according to an Ellis County Sheriff’s Office press release. The ECSO Special Investigations Unit executed a search warrant at a residence at 931 Ranchland Circle in Midlothian. See […]

Ellis County Commission meets Monday

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Ellis County commissioners will meet at the Historic Ellis County Monday at 10 a.m. to consider proposals for interlocal agreements, consider replatting of land, as well as take action on possible purchases. See Justin Tubbs’ report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the […]

Palmer cancels city elections

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The City of Palmer has canceled its May 9 elections. All positions on the city council, including the mayor’s only have one candidate. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Ennisites added to Historical Commission

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The Ennis Historical Societys incoming president, Dennis Zembala (left), and longtime Ennis resident Jimmy Boon (right) were approved alongside another Ellis County resident, Ty Hall. At the Feb. 23 meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners Court, the commissioners unanimously approved the appointments, which were listed on the court’s consent agenda. Both Boon and Zembala think […]

Ferris fire destroys home

Photo courtesy of Ellis County Fire / Firefighters work to put out a fire that completely destroyed a home on Tuesday.

Ferris Fire Chief Tim Birdwell said an accidental fire that displaced three people, including a husband and wife, was a complete loss on Tuesday.

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