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Annual book sale event starts Thursday

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Beginning this Thursday through Saturday, the Ennis Public Library’s annual book sale takes place at the facility’s location at 501 W. Ennis Ave. The event, hosted by the Friends of the Ennis Public Library, an agency affiliated with the Greater Ennis United Way, is a fundraiser benefiting the Friends, whose programs and activities enable the […]

Ellis County Judge appeals salary, gets big raise

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County Judge Carol Bush may be at the center of a political controversy after she appealed her own salary and was granted a roughly $55,000 raise by the county’s Salary Grievance Committee. Bush told the EDN Friday, a few hours after the committee granted her appeal, she sought the raise because she felt hired employees […]

Adams: How could this happen?

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Harriet Adams can recall where she was and what she was doing at the time the first airplane hit the World Trade Center in New York City. When Islamic extremists killed thousands by commandeering four jetliners on Sept. 11, 2001, intentionally crashing two into the twin World Trade Center towers, Ennisite Harriett Adams easily remembers […]

DPS: Stay vigilant on 9/11

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Fifteen years after the 9/11 terror attacks, the Texas Department of Public Safety asks civilians to remain vigilant regarding potential crime and terrorist activity. “As we prepare to memorialize all who were lost, we must also be mindful that we live in a world where we face an ever-present threat of terrorism and crime,” DPS […]

Indians snatch 287 prize downing Lions 50-20; Texas HS FB scores

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PREP FOOTBALL CLASS 6A Abilene 55, Abilene Cooper 38 Aldine Davis 38, Channelview 14 Alief Elsik 26, Aldine Eisenhower 12 Allen 42, Coppell 20 Alvin 36, Fort Bend Austin 16 Amarillo Tascosa 23, Amarillo 21 Arlington 47, Plano East 29 Arlington Bowie 35, North Mesquite 30 Arlington Lamar 24, Keller Central 21 Austin Bowie 35, […]

Impact of 9/11 led to U-turn

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Jetliners crashing into the World Trade Center; the Pentagon and a remote field in Pennsylvania impacted the world, the United States, and lives in small towns everywhere, including Ennis. Get this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

King wants healing for daughter

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If there is one lesson Ernestine King wants to teach her daughter, Kansas, it’s forgiveness. The 11-year-old Ennis ISD student lost her father Monday night when he was fatally shot during a traffic stop in Ennis. Get this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Ruben’s family reserves judgement, looks for answers

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Moses Ruben’s former wife and brother-in-law said they were unsure of any reason the 36-year-old man would ram Ennis Police Department cruisers and drive at officers on Monday night, alleged actions police say resulted in Ruben being fatally shot by two EPD officers. The family members also disputed claims of his practicing sovereign citizenship and […]

Pet of the Week: Lilly

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Lilly is the Ellis County SPCA’s pet of the week. She is a gorgeous brown and orange tabby with white. At only about a year old she is spayed, current on her vaccinations, and micro-chipped. Sadly she tested positive for Feline Leukemia so she cannot live with other cats unless they too have Feline Leukemia […]

EPD: ‘Evidence irrefutable’

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The Ennis Police Department took to social media Wednesday, backing its original statement to the media regarding Moses Ruben, the man shot and killed during a traffic stop Monday night. However, police officials explained that the original Facebook post was taken down due to “false assumptions, inconsiderate comments and vulgar attacks between posters on this […]

The battle of 287…

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Rivalries often bring out the best in players and teams, many times with stunning results. Stories of big time performances and surprising outcomes fill the history pages when Ennis and Waxahachie mix it up on the gridiron. The two meet again on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in what should be a packed Lion Memorial Stadium. […]

Accused Mexia dealers arrested with drugs, gun

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Two Mexia men who claimed to be visiting a friend in Ennis were arrested Tuesday and accused of dealing drugs after police found a firearm and an aerosol can with a false bottom containing a combined 37 grams of methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana in their vehicle. Get this story and more in Thursday’s edition […]

City adopts budget, preps for TIRZ vote

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The Ennis City Commission Tuesday officially adopted a new tax rate and budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year and moved a step closer to adopting a tax increment financing plan for downtown. Ennis’ roughly $43.86 million budget sees an increase of $824,318 in revenue compared to last year’s budget, largely due to the increased property […]

Eyewitnesses say violence unwarranted for Ruben

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Eyewitness accounts from the scene where Moses Ruben was fatally shot by Ennis police officers on Monday night said they felt the incident did not warrant the violent response from the officers based on events they say they watched transpire. Get this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Man fatally shot by police had no history of violence

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Moses Ruben, the man fatally shot during a traffic stop Monday night, was leaving from his daughter’s mother’s Ennis home when Ennis police pulled him over, according to Ruben’s cousin, Boosie Collins. Collins told the EDN although Ruben is referred to as a Dallas man, he, in fact, moved to Ennis two weeks ago to […]

Be sure to stop!

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Just two weeks into the 2016 school year, two Austin ISD students, one elementary age and the other high school-age, were struck by vehicles after exiting their school buses and attempting to cross the street. Following the incidences, AISD police reported their stop arm cameras caught between 900 and 1,000 violators of drivers failing to […]

Dallas man killed in officer-involved shooting

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Ennis Police shot and killed a Dallas man around 9 p.m. Monday night when the vehicle he was driving crashed into a patrol car during a traffic stop along Kaufman Street. An officer stopped Moses Ruben, 36, in The Way, Truth and Life Church parking lot in the 1700 block of North Kaufman Street for […]

Local fitness business establishes scholarship program

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Now in its third year in business, Blue Arrow Fitness hopes to further impact the community through an educational scholarship, the first of its kind from a local health and wellness organization. Get the full story in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Hughes brings a world of experience to EISD

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Dr. Howard Hughes wants to see all of the students he encounters to succeed after high school; he wants that to be clear. Get the details on this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Become a subscriber today!

Athlete of the Week: Joecoby Woodson

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Joecoby Woodson torched Castleberry for five touchdowns to lead Ferris (2-0) to a 69-0 pasting of the Fort Worth school in the Yellowjackets home opener. Woodson, a 6’0, 175-lb senior touched the ball five times for 307 yards, each concluding with a TD. Athlete of the Week is sponsored by Ennis State Bank.

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