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Junk Box Wars at Dorie Miller

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Dorie Miller Intermediate School held its second Junk Box Wars after school on Thursday, Feb. 19. The most recent Junk Box Wars challenge was the “Ultimate Gumball Machine.” Students created gumball machines that could sort gumballs based on size. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition […]

Ennis man faces assault charge

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Ellis County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched March 14 to the 3100 block of E. State Highway 34 in response to a fight in progress. While en route, deputies were advised that the male suspect had driven from the scene in a vehicle. He was apprehended and booked on a second-degree felony charge of aggravated […]

Celebration at the Emporium

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Providing living proof of the life force of downtown Ennis, the newly-renovated Emporium held an open house to the city on Thursday. Several hundred people made their way to the corner of West Ennis Avenue and North Dallas Street to celebrate the official debut. See Mark Warde’s report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here […]

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 […]

Opening weekend at Motorplex

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It’s racing season once again at the Texas Motorplex, and that means it’s opening weekend for the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA). The fastest dragsters in the world have made their way from more than 20 states as well as Dubai, Sweden, and a number of other countries. Thursday was testing day for the cars, […]

Texas Motorplex Season Opens


The famed Texas Motorplex opens the 2015 season this weekend when the world champions of the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) begin defense of their titles during March 19-21. The season-opener, the PDRA Texas Nationals, will be the first visit to the Lone Star State for the all-eighth-mile series. They will hold 10 races this […]

Downtown rebound being appraised

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After several days of being evaluated, downtown Ennis will receive its analysis from the Texas Historic Commission’s Main Street Program during a 10 a.m. Thursday presentation at the Ennis National Bank Event Center. “This week a resource team from the THC have been here strolling our streets,” said Becky McCarty, who was chosen Ennis’ Main […]

Local private school teaching innovatively

Individual education is though of today as an alternative style of education by many, but it has origins dating back to ancient Egypt and Greece. In the past 150 to 200 years, a more systematic approach to education has taken over, in which large amounts of students are lumped together to learn. This approach to […]

Servanthood touches receiver, giver

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Meals-on-Wheels of Ellis and Johnson Counties continues in their timeless quest to meet the felt needs of the homebound elderly and disabled persons, enabling them to remain independent and healthy in their own homes. They accomplish this by providing warm meals that are home-delivered, giving daily personal contact while ministering support for individuals and their […]

EISD board hears proposals

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Two companies vying for a contract to provide Ennis Independent School District with maintenance, grounds and custodial services made presentations to the school board Tuesday night.

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 […]

McCarty to speak at Chamber lunch

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Tickets are now on sale for the quarterly membership luncheon of the Ennis Chamber of Commerce, which is set for 11:30 a.m. on March 30. It will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 850 S. Highway 45. The guest speaker will be Becky McCarty, the Main Street Manager in Ennis. Her topical theme […]

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 […]

Low drug supply could delay executions including killer of Ferris police officer

HUNTSVILLE (AP) — Texas’ prison agency is scrambling to find a supplier to replenish its inventory of execution drugs, which will be used up if the state goes forward with two lethal injections scheduled for this week and next. Prison officials only have enough pentobarbital for the scheduled executions of Manuel Vasquez on Wednesday and […]

Commission has positive financial review

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The city received high ratings on its annual financial report, according to Greer Yeldell of Yeldell, Wilson and Co., an independent accounting firm tasked with completing a yearly audit of city finances. On Monday night at the City Commission Chambers in City Hall, Commissioners Ken Hackney, Jeremie Salik, Mayor Pro Tem Matt Walker and Mayor […]

An Act of Faith

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Although Sandra Wakefield has only lived in Ennis for nine years, that’s long enough to call it home. The local actress’s impressive background has taken her far afield; she was a director of the Miss Arizona Pageant, was nominated for a Kennedy Center honor for her work in the performing arts, and lived for a […]

Believing in … Spring Break!

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Brinkley (8), modeling a pink tutu, and her sister Parker Reese (9), believe in sharing their spring break fun with their cast of American Girl dolls. Alan and Stephanie Reese are their parents.

Police Report

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / Three new Chevrolet Tahoes await customization at the city vehicle shop on Lake Bardwell Drive in February 2012. More Tahoe purchases are planned in the 2013-2014 budget.

March 12 8 a.m. – civil standby, 2000 block N. Kaufman St. 8:04 a.m. – egged vehicle, 900 block Phillips Dr. 8:10 a.m. – warrant arrests, 3700 block E. Hwy 85 See the full report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Donation to Home for the Brave

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Ennis Veteran of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7601 made a $500 donation to Ennis’ Home for the Brave during a recent meeting of the HFTB. Adjunct member Wesley Juricek represented the VFW when he made the presentation official. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and […]

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 […]

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