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Marshal keeps his job

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Fire Marshal Joe Stewart is back on the job for the next six months.

Forum packs center

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WAXAHACHIE — Republican candidates packed the Waxahachie Civic Center on Thursday to share their views and plans ahead of the March 4 primary election, which for several races will be decided long before the November general election.

Finance reports reveal tight races

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All but one of the candidates for the upcoming County Judge and Precinct 2 County Commissioner elections turned in their campaign finance reports by the Jan. 15 deadline.

Gardner jumps in Precinct 2 race

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Ennis resident David Gardner has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for Ellis County Commission’s Precinct 2 seat in the March primary. In his announcement, he calls for change on the court.

Amber Alert girl returns

The 16-year-old Red Oak girl reported missing early Tuesday was found later that night in an Arlington apartment.

ECRW’s candidate forum set Thursday

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The Ellis County Republican Women will host a GOP candidate forum starting at 6 p.m. Thursday night at the Waxahachie Civic Center.

Fire marshal stays on job

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Joe Stewart remains the Ellis County Fire Marshal and Emergency Management Coordinator, for now.

Dodson aiming for new term

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Bill Dodson is running for re-election for the Precinct 2 Commissioner seat. Dodson faces four Republican challengers and one Democratic challenger.

Storm spotter training offered Jan. 29

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For the first time since 2006, tornadoes claimed lives in north central Texas last year. Six people lost their lives in Granbury as a tornado produced EF4 damage in the Rancho Brazos Subdivision.

Consultant could fill elections head post

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The Ellis County Elections Committee met with consultant Bruce Sherbet about filling the open Elections Administrator position less than two months ahead of the March 4 Primary Election.

Fire marshal up for reappointment

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The Ellis County Commissioners Court will decide Monday whether or not to reappoint Fire Marshal and Emergency Coordinator Joe Stewart.

Porn case nears trial

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A 43-year-old Ennis man accused of possessing child pornography is expected to go to trial this month.

Bravenec joins race for Precinct 2 commissioner

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Local businessman Darren Bravenec has thrown his hat into the ring for the Precinct 2 Commissioner election.

Crash claims a life

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A Waxahachie man was killed and three others were injured Saturday night in a rollover crash on U.S. 287.

County’s ‘no refusal’ active

Ellis County has joined the ranks of no-refusal counties by providing for 24-hour, seven-days-a-week access to magistrates for DWI enforcement purposes.

Elections chief set to retire

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As the March 4, 2014 primary elections loom on the horizon, Ellis County will have someone new at the helm of its elections division for its next county balloting.

Bardwell’s rising

Ennis Daily News file photo / Precipitation has helped recharge Lake Bardwell to more than 417 feet elevation, but it is still low.

Nearly five inches of rain over the last six weeks has helped boost the elevation of Lake Bardwell further away from conservation stage levels, though the city’s conservation plan remains in effect at the time being.

Polk seeks re-election

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Judge Curtis L. Polk is seeking re-election for the office of Justice of the Peace in Precinct 3 of Ellis County as a Democratic candidate. His name will be on the ballot in the Democratic Party Primary on March 4, 2014.

Unemployment slips again

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The Ellis County unemployment rate slid again into November, with a 5.5-percent marker following October’s 5.6 percent joblessness figure.

Garrett OKs $525,000 block grant application

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The Garrett City Council approved the city’s application for a $525,000 Community Development Block Grant to extend water infrastructure out to a new business site.

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