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Tomatoes comedy continues Friday

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John Patrick’s play “A Bad Year for Tomatoes,” directed locally by Bill Rhoten, is being produced by Theatre Rocks in Ennis at 505 N.W. Main St.

Lions Club equips students with glasses

Ennis Daily News file photo / Fred Smith, director of the Lions Sight and Tissue Foundation, examines the eyes of Jack Lummus Intermediate student Ivy Salas in October 2011.

The Lions Club of Ennis helped equip 72 students with vision correcting lenses Wednesday afternoon at Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Fall Festival arrives Saturday

EDN file photo / The Ennis High School Lionettes’ performance was a big hit at last year’s Autumn?Days in Ennis Fall Festival, and the group will be performing again for this year’s festival.

Saturday’s Fall Festival in downtown Ennis, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, will provide activities for families in conjunction with the Farmers Market. No admission is charged for the 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. event.

Creel crowned queen

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Palmer High School senior Harlie Creel was named homecoming queen by her peers last Friday night at halftime of the Palmer vs. Rice football game.

Man arrested in fight over $5 in cash

Ennis police arrested a man Thursday pending charges of an assault over five dollars.

Ferris PD catch burglary suspect

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The Ferris Police Department arrested a man Thursday in connection to a Sept. 19 burglary.

CDC: Texas health care worker positive for Ebola

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DALLAS (AP) — Federal officials have confirmed that a health care worker who provided hospital care for an Ebola patient in Dallas has tested positive for the virus. Texas officials earlier Sunday said preliminary tests showed the worker had been exposed to Ebola, but they were awaiting confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]

City talk tax plan

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Roughly 10 concerned citizens along with a handful of city officials showed up Thursday night in the Ennis City Commission chambers for the last public forum regarding the proposed sales tax hikes for the upcoming election.

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

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.

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