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Christmas trees planned for downtown

Ennis Daily News file photo / The deadline for parade signups has been pushed back from Friday to Wednesday. The map of the parade route will publish in the Ennis Daily News on Dec. 1 and 4.

The corner of Dallas and Knox Streets are set for a little extra cheer this holiday season — if the plan can pass engineering muster.

Farmers Market Spotlight

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During the dog days of summer one vendor at the Ennis Farmers Market has proven to be a sweet relief to shoppers as well as other vendors; Jesus Rodriguez and his mobile freezer of homemade ice creams and sherbets.

Judge blocks voter ID

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AUSTIN (AP) — Federal judge blocks enforcement of Texas voter ID law for November elections. “The State of Texas will immediately appeal and will urge the Fifth Circuit to resolve this matter quickly to avoid voter confusion in the upcoming election. The U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled that voter ID laws are constitutional so we […]

Tomatoes ripe for October audiences

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“A Bad Year for Tomatoes” has little to do with Ennis area farmers and much about Theatre Rocks’ latest dramatic comedy, which debuts this weekend.

One caught, two wanted in metal theft

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Ennis police arrested one man on Tuesday in connection to a alleged metal theft from a local business, with two more suspects still at large.

HFTB garage sale Saturday

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Having chosen and introduced the American soldier and his family to reside in a custom-built home in Ennis, the non-profit group, Home For The Brave, begins a series of fund-raisers by hosting a garage sale on Saturday.

Water bills to increase

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City of Ennis water customers will see an increase on their bill this month because of a planned hike to sewer and sanitation rates.

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.

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