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Burglary suspect arrested

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The Ennis Police Department arrested a man Wednesday morning in connection to several attempted car burglaries.

McKibbin family shown icy support

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On the same day it was announced in Washington, D.C. that the Ice Bucket Challenge, a fund-raising campaign for Lou Gehrig’s Disease has received $31.5 million in donations over the past month, a local group followed suit in Ennis.

EISD presents literacy initiative

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Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman and the district’s new director of elementary curriculum instruction spoke Tuesday at the Ennis Rotary Club on their new approach to teaching literacy to EISD students.

Tourism director has vivacious spirit

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People are drawn to her personality like moths to a flame. Gina Rokas, the 12-year director of tourism in Ennis, it could be argued, has the appeal of bluebonnets, the cultural allure of Polka Fest and the energy of the NHRA Fall Nationals.

Auditions scheduled for Sleepy Hollow

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It’s toasty outside now, but there will be a chill in the air this fall – in more ways than one. “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is coming to Ennis, and teens from across the county are invited to audition on Thursday.

City reduces budget spending

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City Manager Chuck Ewings presented a slightly lower budget at Monday night’s meeting of the Ennis City Commission, cutting several non-reoccuring expenses by postponing or scaling back several projects.

GAKAC welcomes more kids than ever

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More families and students than ever came out to Ennis High School on Saturday for what organizer Marty Nelson called the largest Give-a-Kid-a-Chance event yet.

Meet the Lions tonight at stadium

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Citizens and fans of Ennis High School are invited to “Meet the Lions” tonight, promptly at 7:00 p.m. at Lions Memorial Stadium.

Cotton Patch breaks ground in Ennis

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Construction plans for a new Cotton Patch restaurant in Ennis are underway.

Ennis ISD meets state standards

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All Ennis ISD campuses met state standards for accountability this year, with several campuses winning distinctions according to EISD Director of Assessment Keith Larson.

Top 20 Under 40: Diana Coile

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Diana Coile immensely enjoys traveling. However, the globetrotter couldn’t be happier than when she’s living in and serving the community she calls home; Ennis.

GAKAC gearing up for Saturday

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Volunteers help stuff backpacks at Ennis High School over the weekend in preparation for the Give A Kid A Chance back-to-school event Saturday.

The annual Give-a-Kid-a-Chance back to school event is ready to roll on Saturday, Aug. 16.

EPD arrests wanted sex offender

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The Ennis Police Department assisted the Department of Public Safety’s Criminal Investigation Division and the Texas Highway Patrol in arresting one of the state’s most wanted sex offenders.

Farmers Market Spotlight: Laurie Thompson

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Vendors offer a myriad of items at the Ennis Farmers Market. Laurie Thompson supplies over a dozen garden-grown fruit and vegetables, all of them organic.

Lions coach speaks at Lions Club

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Jack Alvarez, athletic director and head football coach at Ennis High School, told a crowd on Wednesday his 2014 edition of the Lions already have a bullseye stamped on their backs. Wreaking of confidence, he said the advance printing of playoff tickets might not be a bad idea.

Police step up DWI enforcement

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Shortly after conducting a similar initiative for the July 4 holiday, the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is preparing to “step” up its enforcement of drunk driving laws for Labor Day weekend.

Theatre Rocks opens 2014-15 season Friday

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Over the River and Through the Woods opens Friday night at 7:30 pm at Theatre Rocks, located at 505 NW Main St. in Ennis.

EISD to present balanced budget

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Lisa Fincher, Ennis ISD Superintendent of Finance, said Tuesday night the district will present a balanced budget on Aug. 26, averting a million-dollar budget deficit first feared back in June.

Realtors serve-up BBQ to firefighters

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The office staff at RE/MAX Realtors treated the Ennis Fire Department to a hearty barbecue lunch on Tuesday at the firehouse on Martin Luther King Dr.

‘Be Church’ in need of support

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Pastor Todd Gray of Tabernacle Baptist Church spoke before the Ennis Rotary Club on Tuesday in an effort to drum up support for the annual “Be Church” event slated for Sept. 28.

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