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EDC land deal on hold

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A land deal between the Ennis Economic Development Corporation and the Fallen family was delayed after a vote to approve it failed to pass Monday night.

FSB helps with silent auction

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First State Bank will once again sponsor the silent auction at the 31st annual Chamber of Commerce Auction this Saturday at the Sokol Hall.

City OKs first budget reading

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The Ennis City Commission passed the first reading of the fiscal year 2014-15 budget by a 4-2 vote, with Commissioners Ken Hackey and Brian Holley casting the votes against.

Lights event in need of $10K

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Economic Development Coordinator Marty Nelson updated the Ennis Rotary Club on Tuesday on he and others’ work toward bringing the annual Lights of Ennis celebration together.

Veteran chosen to receive home

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Ennis-based Home for the Brave, which will design, construct and hand the keys to a home for a combat wounded veteran has chosen Marine Cpl. Cody Jones, of Grandview, as its first recipient.

Taste of Ennis set for Sept. 25

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Helping Hands will have its lone fund raising effort of the year, the 22nd annual Taste of Ennis, starting at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

DA clears county judge

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Ellis County Judge Carol Bush was cleared of wrong-doing stemming from a complain filed by former candidate for county commissioner and Ellis County resident David Vance.

Top 20 Under 40: Ramos opens practice locally

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A friendly and new face in town, Dr. Marie Antonette Ramos, has joined the medical community at Pediatric Care of Ennis.

Lions fade late, fall 34-21

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MANSFIELD – After No. 2 ranked Ennis made enough big plays to tie Timberview through three quarters, the Lions came up short in a 34-21 opening game setback.

Fugitive on the run after trial

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A man convicted of assault against a family member is nowhere to be found after his conviction Wednesday.

Farmers Market Spotlight: Vendor among Martha Stewart finalists

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Success stories from the Ennis Farmers Market continue with the news that Tammy Coston, whose jalapeno jelly and chow chow relish won awards at the Texas State Fair in 2013, is a national finalist with Martha Stewart’s American Made program.

Huge advance for county cotton pickers

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Deere and Company may have created the vanguard in agricultural machinery. The John Deere CS690 Cotton Picker could change the cotton industry.

United Way kicks off annual drive

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Movers and shakers from throughout Ennis came out to Tabernacle Baptist Church on Wednesday to celebrate the beginning of this year’s United Way pledge drive campaign.

Manhunt ends in Ferris

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A man wanted for violation of parole remains in jail after a pursuit started Monday night in Ennis ended Tuesday morning in Ferris.

Vidrine exhibits the impact of one

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Being grateful for life is a compelling force for local resident Jenny Vidrine. Known for her energy and zeal, it is from a heart of thankfulness that she is compelled to serve others.

School board adopts balanced budget

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The Ennis ISD School Board adopted a balanced budget for the upcoming year, while also keeping the current tax rate of $1.54 per $100.

Hit and run suspect arrested

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The EZ Mart at 1015 South Kaufman is back in business after a driver crashed through a wall and injured an employee.

Barton tour rolls through Ennis

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U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, representing the 6th congressional district in the U.S. House since 1985, visited The Ennis Daily News and the Chamber of Commerce as part of a current series of six town hall meetings.

Home for the Brave nears decision

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The Ennis-based Home for the Brave is nearing a decision towards naming an injured veteran who will be the recipient of a custom-built home.

Ellis County mammoth skeleton to be donated

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Over the next few weeks, an incredibly pristine and nearly complete mammoth skeleton – uncovered in an Ellis County sand and gravel pit where it has lain for thousands of years – will be excavated and transported to its permanent home at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

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