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ECSO investigating deceased woman

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The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office released this statement following the discovery of a dead woman in Ferris early Sunday morning: Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched at about 2:26 a.m. Sunday, July 12, 2015, to a disturbance in the 100 block of Newton Road in Ferris. Upon arrival, Deputies found one deceased female and […]

Maypearl police chief on leave after home, office searched

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Maypearl Police Chief Kevin Coffey has been placed on administrative leave after Texas Rangers executed two search warrants at his home in Grandview and his office at the Maypearl Police Department. The Ellis County District Attorney’s Office says the search warrants were executed after sufficient evidence was given by a minor, who says Coffey has […]

On the road to faith: Pastor Glenn Hejny shares plans for church expansion

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One of the fastest growing congregations in Ennis is Damascus Road Fellowship (DRF), currently holding services at the Ennis National Bank Event Center. Pastored by lifelong Ennisite and well-known businessman Glenn Hejny, Damascus Road has spread its influence to mission work in New Mexico and, most recently, to Uganda. The son of Jerry and Georgia […]

PRIDE: Making an IMPACT on people’s lives

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MPACT Ennis is growing a network of individuals, families and businesses who are encouraging positive behavior among young people. “We provide education for parents, business owners, and students about the effects of alcohol particularly, and other drugs,” explained Darrell Nelson, chairman of IMPACT Ennis. “We are building a network of prople to provide a positive […]

PRIDE of ENNIS Male Athlete of the Year Award: Devin L. Smith

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After earning All-State status at quarterback as a junior, Ennis’ Devin L. Smith trumped the honor by winning the state championship in his senior season. That played mightily in the minds of many area citizens who nominated him enough times to earn the Male Athlete of the Year award. There were plenty of reasons behind […]

PRIDE of ENNIS Organization of the Year Award: Ennis Garden Club

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Who doesn’t want a more beautiful, eco-friendly community? That thought is the driving force behind the Ennis Garden Club, a nearly 50-year-old organization in Ennis that in the past year has worked diligently to increase its visibility to the public through service projects and its annual Bluebonnet Trails Festival. The reason why was made clear […]

PRIDE OF ENNIS Female Athlete of the Year Award: Isela Sandoval

This year’s Female Athlete of the Year, Isela Sandoval, has been on quite a run of success. After an accomplished career at Ennis, she kicked it up another notch during her first two years of college. At an even 5-feet and 110-lbs, she has very good speed and agility in cross country and as a […]

PRIDE of ENNIS Public Servant of the Year Award: Kevin Taylor

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The list of nominees and reasons given by scores of people, including many junior high students, speaks volumes of the way they feel about Officer Kevin Taylor, the 2015 Public Servant of the Year. “Always ready to help others” is just the tip of the iceberg of compliments sent with nominations. Others described him as […]

PRIDE of ENNIS Artist of the Year Award: Bill Rhoten

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Bill Rhoten describes himself as an artist, just with a different kind of canvas. A director, a playwright and a teacher to countless students who have gone on to big successes, Rhoten belongs to Ennis, and the Ennis theater scene – well, that all but belongs to Rhoten. Rhoten dates his love for the performing […]

Three arrested; try to fight with swords, bat

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Three Ennis men were arrested early Thursday morning after equipping themselves with bats and swords and trying to pick a fight, police say. According to the Ennis Police Department, two of the suspects were carrying swords and one was carrying a bat when they went to one of the suspect’s girlfriend’s home to try to […]

Woman arrested in connection to armed robbery

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An Ennis woman was arrested Wednesday night in relation to an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday night at the Days Inn in Ennis. According to police, a warrant was obtained for the woman, 30-year-old Erica Ozuna, after the victim of the robbery properly identified her. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here […]

Dancing Ennis officer becomes a hit sensation

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Lakendra Cox and Shanitra Robinson say it isn’t too often an Ennis police officer will stop to say hi or chat, but things were a little different on Saturday’s Fourth of July holiday, as seen by many Ennisites in a Facebook video that has gained significant Internet traffic. “They were riding through, and the kids […]

Meals-on-Wheels Receives Grant

Funding for the 13th Annual Awareness Campaign Made Possible by Subaru of America, Inc.’s “Share the Love” Event July 8, 2015 – Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties is proud to announce that it has received a $2,000 grant from Meals on Wheels America for its participation in the 13th Annual March for Meals campaign. […]

Ennis Public Theatre rehearsing for ‘Ruthless’

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Ennis Public Theatre is in full rehearsal mode for their next production “Ruthless” by Marvin Laird and Joel Paley. The fun comes from the sheer brazenness of eight-year-old Tina Denmark who knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking, and she will do anything to win the part in her school musical. Anything includes murdering […]

Cassie Ortiz lives for the Lionettes

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Describing the passion Cassie Ortiz has as director of the Lionettes drill team is like the happiness of a butterfly in a garden full of sunshine and flowers. She’s that consumed. Having celebrated 5 years in her position in February, she has seen the team grow from 18 back then to over 50 this fall. […]

Alleged murderer of Ferris woman arraigned, identified

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The man arrested Monday night in connection to the shooting death of Evette Marie Quezada, a recent Ferris High School graduate, was arraigned Tuesday and charged with murder.

ECSO investigating deceased woman

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The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office released this statement following the discovery of a dead woman in Ferris early Sunday morning:

Man robbed at gunpoint by woman he met online

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A Dallas man was robbed at gunpoint late Tuesday night by a woman he met on a social media gaming site, police say. According to the Ennis police the man developed a relationship with the woman through the website after chatting with her a number of times. However, the two took their relationship from the […]

Garlits grand marshal for Motorplex 30th NHRA Fall Nationals

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If ever there was a legend in the sport of drag racing, it’s “Big Daddy” Don Garlits.   When Texas Motorplex opened its gates to the public – becoming the first ever super-stadium of drag racing – in August of 1986, Garlits was on his way to earning his ninth Car Craft All-Star Team and […]

Ennis junior a science delegate in Boston

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Brianna McKee, a junior at Ennis High School, recently served as a delegate at the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston at the University of Massachusetts. 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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