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Hit the road, Jack

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Equipment and mounds of chipped rock in the background were delivered on the parking lot at the old Safeway downtown on Thursday. Director of public works, Robert Bolen, explained that a chip seal project for less than ten streets adjacent to Baylor and Main Street will begin on Monday, July 27. It will take three to five […]

Memorial park receiving upgrade

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The Ennis veterans memorial often touted as the most beautiful in Ellis County is receiving an upgrade. According to Larry Fincher, an active member of the veteran community in Ennis and an American Legion Rider, the project will restore and retouch the large center star in the memorial at Veterans Memorial Park. See the report […]

Maypearl council holding special session regarding police chief

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The Maypearl City Council will hold a special session Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Maypearl City Hall to discuss the recent firing of Police Chief Kevin Coffey, after he was taken into custody Wednesday on child sex charges. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition […]

EPT’s Ruthless! opens. Fame at any cost…

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“Relentless raillery” aptly describes Ennis Public Theatre’s newest production of Ruthless! The Musical. Debuting off-Broadway in 1992, Ruthless! spoofs the stereotypical self-absorbed actress and slays the audience with stinging satire. Family-friendly throughout (unless parents are concerned about giving their little ingénues any wicked ideas), this play offers campy musical fun guaranteed to entertain. For an […]

Woman arrested, animals seized in animal cruelty case

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The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office and the SPCA seized more than 70 animals from a Waxahachie home and on Wednesday in the 200 block of Panorama Loop. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Ride raising bike awareness

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Denise Fincher remembers the last time she saw her 22-year-old daughter, Lee, alive. “She said she was going out for a ride at 10:30, and I said ‘no you’re not’,” Fincher recalled Wednesday. “But she said to me ‘mom if I die, I was happy, doing what I love.’” That night, Lee was hit by […]

Waxahachie man killed in head-on collision

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One driver was killed in a head-on collision near Richland on Wednesday, according to highway troopers. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

High Speed Rail Project gets funding, CEO

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Texas Central, the company building the high-speed railway between Houston and Dallas, announced yesterday they had closed on $75 million dollars towards funding the first round of development. A recent court decision has fueled their momentum, with those contributing financially all listed as Texas investors. Opponents, who have yet to announce their next plan, will […]

Maypearl chief arrested on sex charges

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The Maypearl Chief of Police Kevin Coffey was arrested Wednesday on charges of indecency with a child by exposure, indecency with a child by contact, sexual performance by a child and sexual assault of a child.

Ennis ranked No. 1 in Region II

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Despite graduating all but six starters, the defending state champion Ennis Lions were ranked the No. 1 team in Region II of Class 5A according to the Texas High School Coaches Association coaches poll released on Monday. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read […]

Avenue Church expands to Ennis

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The Avenue Church, based in Waxahachie, has announced they are expanding with a new campus in Ennis. They have signed a long-term lease with Infinity Properties, who own Madison Hall, located at 906 S. Kaufman St. According to Kory Henry, who, along with his wife Belinda purchased the facility in 2004 when it was Confetti’s […]

Main Street gets attention

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On Friday, July 17, Sarah Blankenship, Texas Main Street Program senior designer, and project assistant Marie Oehlerking toured downtown Ennis. While here, they met with building owners who have asked for their assistance with their façade projects as well as ideas on new signage for their business. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! […]

City moving forward with ambulance negotiations

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Unofficial word that the city would be moving forth with American Medical Response (AMR) as its new ambulance service provider next year was made official Monday night with a unanimous vote from city commissioners. With all five commissioners present voting in favor of the resolution, and Mayor Pro-Tem Matt Walker filling in for an absent […]

Birdwell announces for re-election

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State Sen. Brian Birdwell has announced he will be campaigning again for the Texas Senate District 22, which covers nine counties including Ellis, Johnson and Navarro. Birdwell has served in three legislative sessions since initially being elected in 2010. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition […]

Donna Smith fought to win success in car business

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From the pastures of her family’s dairy farm near Ennis to Dallas’ fast and furious automotive industry, Donna Smith’s journey has taken many turns, even a few detours, but nothing has kept her off the road to success. The first woman service manager in Goodyear’s southwest region, Smith, 47, believes achievement comes from passion but […]

Summer reading program wrapping up on high note

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One of the side effects of summer is preparing to go back to school. This summer, the same as most, the Ennis Public Library made an effort to cure that annoying symptom with its Summer Reading Program. On Thursday, the program met to see its last special guest, and Tuesday will mark the last day […]

Chapman cites progress, areas needing growth

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Eighteen months in as the superintendent of EISD’s 11 campuses, Dr. John Chapman III, has seen his share improvements and highlights. He has issued a list of accomplishments within the district by students, teachers and administrators. His first response to a line of questions from The Ennis Daily News was to credit a move by […]

Effervescent McCarty radiates Ennis

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She gets so much accomplished without wearing a cape. One thing she does wear is a smile. The omnipresent Becky McCarty is a regular on the front lines of the action in historic downtown Ennis. While her smile represents the optimism caused by 18 months of real progress in midtown, it comes as a result […]

Three dead in wrong-way crash on I-45

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Three people were reported dead by state troopers late Monday morning after a head-on collision on Interstate 45 about a half-hour south of Corsicana. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Maypearl chief remains on paid leave

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The Maypearl chief of police, Kevin Coffey, remains on paid administrative leave after documents were released Tuesday morning detailing the allegations a teenage minor made against him. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

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