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ECSO, Waxahachie police find pot field

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The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the Waxahachie Police Department to find and destroy an apparently abandoned marijuana growing operation on Friday.

Honza writes second book

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Ennis resident Carol Honza has recently released her second book in two years.

Cooking with friends

Saturday’s Country Cooking demonstration at the Farmers Market featured Mayor Russell Thomas, who assisted his wife, Nancy (left), prepare three dishes.

Commission considered new tax incentive system

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Economic Development Coordinator Marty Nelson presented a plan to the Ennis City Commission that would reorganize the city’s incentive program for development.

County residents concerned over sludge smell

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Precinct 3 Commissioner Paul Perry said complaints about foul odors stemming from the agricultural use of “biosolids” continue to pour into his office.

Bowie in need of funds for playground

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Bowie Elementary School is in need of additional funds to help complete a playground equipment installation project, according to the school’s principal Chad Corbett.

Veteran, future Ennis resident, introduced

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Home For The Brave, an Ennis-based non-profit organization, introduced the first recipient of a custom-built home for an injured military veteran in a ceremony on Saturday.

Ellis County man gets probation for third DUI

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A 50-year-old Ellis County man will serve 10 years on probation following his third conviction for driving while intoxicated.

Lillie Crowley Day made official

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Texas State Fair icon, the late Lillie Betik Crowley, received another recognition of her cooking legend on Saturday when her name was attached to the opening of the fair as well at the Ennis Famers Market.

Chili supper scheduled for Friday

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Austin Elementary will hold its 50th annual chili supper fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday night.

Court approves reinvestment zone

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The Ellis County Commissioners Court gave final approval to the creation of a reinvestment zone in the county first mentioned in December 2013.

Taste of Ennis a success

Hungry folks from Ennis and points beyond filled the Knights of Columbus Hall on Thursday night for the 22nd annual Taste of Ennis fundraiser. The event raised $32,000 thanks to donations and sponsorships before tickets were sold.
Helping Hands of Ennis Executive Director Judi Hejny said this year's event brought more people and restaurants than ever before.
Taste of Ennis is Helping Hands' primary fundraiser for the year, Hejny said, and supplements their allotment from the Greater Ennis United Way.

Hungry folks from Ennis and points beyond filled the Knights of Columbus Hall on Thursday night for the 22nd annual Taste of Ennis fundraiser.

Drug takeback set for Saturday

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Local law enforcement agencies are partnering with drug prevention groups IMPACT Ennis and IMPACT Waxahachie to host the “Take It To The Box” prescription drug take back event this weekend.

Farmers Market Spotlight

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Vendors at the Ennis Farmers Market offer a wide array of home-grown products, from vegetables, fruit, grass-fed beef and hand-made crafts. Jason Boone, however, supplies a food item that is a weekly staple for many downtown shoppers.

Austin now offering after-school program

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The YMCA and Austin Elementary hope to encourage more participation in the school’s new jointly operated after school program.

Cancer benefit pulls in $80K

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Rotarian Al Boon and his sister Marilyn Linsteadt thanked local golfers and the community for their support of the 16th annual E.K. Boon Cancer Memorial Golf Tournament, which raised more than $80,000 earlier this month.

‘Taste of Ennis’ ready for tonight

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Helping Hands Executive Director Judi Hejny said volunteers arrived at the Knights of Columbus Hall early Thursday morning to begin setup for the 22nd annual Taste of Ennis fundraiser.

Ennis Lion makes national spotlight

All-American James Lockhart, a defender for the Ennis Lions, was honored Wednesday as one of only three north Texas representitives for the Jan. 4 U.S. All-American Bowl. The game will be played at the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio and will be nationally televised on NBC. 
Flanking Lockhart are Sergeant First Class Jarvis Foster, Captain Daniel Thomas and Captain Francis Santana. The senior has played at middle linebacker this season, though he may be returning to his defensive end position on Friday when Ennis travels to play unbeaten Jacksonville.

All-American James Lockhart, a defender for the Ennis Lions, was honored Wednesday as one of only three north Texas representitives for the Jan. 4 U.S. All-American Bowl. The game will be played at the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio and will be nationally televised on NBC.

City officials talk tax hike

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A handful of concerned residents on Tuesday night came to the Ennis Public Library to hear City Manager Chuck Ewings and Police Chief John Erisman talk about the proposed sales tax hikes up for election this November.

2013 robbery case closed

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A woman wanted in connection to a November 2013 Walmart robbery was arrested in Dallas and brought to Ennis on Monday.

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