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CrossFit has special workout Saturday

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As a celebration of the Easter season, members of one local fitness group will be doing something other than stuffing their faces with deviled egg this Saturday. At 10 a.m., Saturday, at Refiners Fire Ministries, CrossFit Ellis, a group that meets in Ennis, will be partaking in a special Workout of the Day, or WOD […]

Farmers Market has new coordinator

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Saturday’s second season debut of the Ennis Farmers Market was the first for Jeremy Simmons, who was recently hired as the new coordinator of the event. An Ennis resident, EHS graduate and current student at Dallas Baptist University will assist Becky McCarty, Main Street manager. The Farmers Market is listed under the MS umbrella. See […]

Six arrested in sex assault at Waxahachie

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Five volunteer firefighters and one other person were arrested Monday and are facing serious charges in what investigators are calling a hazing incident that happened on Jan. 20. The six arrested, five of whom were released on bond by Tuesday, are Alec Chase Miller, 28; Casey Joe Stafford, 30; Keith Edward Wisakowsky, 26; Preston Thomas […]

Youth Expo rolls along

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The 23rd year of the Ellis County Youth Expo played to another large crowd of livestock enthusiasts at the Market Swine Show on Tuesday. Various members and county chapters of FFA, 4-H and FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) continue competing with animals and projects they have worked on this year. Kayla McCabe took top […]

Home for the Brave Gala draws 300

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A crowd of nearly 300 packed the Champions Club at the Texas Motorplex on Saturday for an “Evening with American Heroes.” The event, hosted by Home For The Brave, was a fundraiser for the organization’s project – building an Ennis home for Marine Cpl. Cody Jones, his wife Alexis and their family. See the report in the […]

Farmers Market off to sell-out start

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Saturday’s much-anticipated Farmers Market debut was as well received as the sunny day in the low 70s. Starting a month early with a limited amount of produce did little to dampen the enthusiasm of both vendors and shoppers. According to Tommy Copeland of Oak Grove Farms, it will only get better. His booth sold out […]

50-year sentence given

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On April 2, 2015, Ronald Darrin Combs, 47, of Italy, Texas, was sentenced to 50 years in prison for the offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Fundraising effort hits $19,000

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The Mulkey-Loggins house fund-raising efforts led by Angie Juenemann and a group of Ennisites has surpassed $19,000, according to Juenemann. “We’re going to get there,” she said. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Expo gets off to record start

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A record number of entries in the rabbit show and improved quality in the broiler show were highlights of the first day of the 2015 Ellis County Youth Expo. In the two rabbit shows, there were approximately 130 total entries. The five-and-half-hour-long show wrapped up at 11:35 p.m. See the report in the Ennis Daily […]

Commission looks at sidewalk construction application


The city is considering building new sidewalks, and will submit an application for a grant to do so. On Monday, city commissioners passed a resolution in support of nominating the city for the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) through the Texas Department of Transportation. Also accomplished at the meeting was the adoption of a downtown façade […]

Ennis native ‘Red’ Duke honored

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A famous Ennis native has been recognized by his alma mater, Texas A&M University, for his service in the Korean War. Physician, educator and television personality Dr. James “Red” Duke was a 1950 A&M grad whose subsequent stint as an Army tank commander in Germany led to his recent decoration with the Order of St. […]

United Way adds Give-A-Kid-A-Chance

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Fresh from capping a record-setting fundraising campaign, the board of the Ennis United Way has approved Give-A-Kid-A-Chance as an affiliated agency. GAKAC, licensed as a non-profit organization as an outreach and service project of Bridge Builders, is a community-wide event in August to provide support to families preparing children for the start of a new […]

Bullet train proponents set Ennis open house

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Proponents of the high-speed rail service between Dallas and Houston have planned an open house informational meeting in Ennis on Thursday, April 16. Texas Central Partners have invited the public to the informational meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. at Madison Hall, located at 906 S. Kaufman St. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign […]

Bischof to lead United Way


The local chapter of the United Way has announced Tre Bischof as the 2015 president and that he will share the campaign chairman role with Adam Fuentes. The United Way also announced other new directors. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Fire heavily damages home

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A fire caused what appeared to be extensive damage to a home in the 300 block of W. Milam on Friday morning. A section of the house was damaged badly enough to see the interior. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Matching funds pledged to save oldest house

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The group making an effort to save the Mulkey-Loggins house, the oldest standing house in Ennis, just got a bit of good news. Someone or a group has pledged matching funds. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Sidewalks, more on city commission agenda

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The public packed a hearing on downtown revitalization incentives at the Ennis City Commission’s Monday meeting.

On Monday, city commissioners are scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. at City Hall to discuss and take action on a resolution supporting the TAP 2015 project nomination, which would request grant funding from the Texas Department of Transportation for sidewalks to be constructed. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to […]

A Home for the Brave – Man behind the uniform

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Many adjectives come to mind when you meet Cody Jones, a disabled Marine veteran, but wounded isn’t one of them; strong-willed, funny and opinionated, maybe, but if you didn’t see his prosthetic leg it’s likely you wouldn’t even realize he is disabled. However, at only 24 years old, Jones, the future recipient of a brand-new […]

Ennis Day at the Capitol Thursday


A trip to the State Capitol for Ennis Chamber of Commerce Day was an overall good experience, said members of the Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. “Getting to sit down and talk with John Wray was real neat,” said Bob Taylor, a long-time Ennis resident and Ennis Host Lions Club leader. “That was probably the […]

World Culture Day at Lummus Intermediate

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Sixth grade students at Lummus Intermediate recently participated in World Culture Day. In addition to many students dressing in cultural clothing, the day involved guest speakers who shared information about five different countries. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the […]

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