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Thousands gather to mourn 3 slain officers in Dallas

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DALLAS (AP) — Nearly a week after five officers were killed by a gunman in Dallas, memorial services for three of them drew thousands of mourners Wednesday. Services were held for Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer Brent Thompson, Dallas police Sgt. Michael Smith and Dallas police Sr. Cpl. Lorne Ahrens — all three slain in […]

EPD issues statement regarding manhunt


The Ennis Police Department has issued a statement detailing some of the events surrounding Tuesday’s manhunt. Lt. Mike Hopson said the incident began with a 7:30 a.m. call from a resident reporting a drive-by shooting 40 block of Avenue C in Ennis. Witnesses gave police a description of an Hispanic male in a black Volkswagen […]

Obama pays tribute to Dallas officers shot in racial attack

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DALLAS (AP) — At a memorial for slain police officers, President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that a week of deeply troubling violence has seemed to expose “the deepest fault lines of our democracy.” But he insisted the nation is not as divided as it seems and called on Americans to find common ground in support […]

Armed suspects captured


**Updated to show suspects were captured and police statements** An hours-long manhunt for two “armed and dangerous” suspects came to close shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday when police apprehended them in Navarro County just off NW 0150 in the woods near the pipeline. The pair, described as an Hispanic male and female wanted for a […]

Fallen DART officer returns home with full honors


The body of Dallas Area Rapid Transit Officer Brent Thompson, 43, was transported from Dallas to his hometown of Corsicana Saturday afternoon. All along the route down I-45–including Ennis–people turned out to pay their respects to Thompson who was among five officers slain in an ambush last Thursday in downtown Dallas. All photos by Leslie […]

Obama stepping into storm of emotion in Dallas speech


WASHINGTON (AP) — When he pays tribute to fallen police officers in Dallas on Tuesday, President Barack Obama will be aiming to comfort the mourning and calm the angry. After a week of rising racial tensions in a restless summer, Obama will step into a storm of strong emotions about race, justice, policing and guns […]

UFC sold for $4 billion, White stays on to run promotion


LOS ANGELES (AP) — The UFC has been sold for approximately $4 billion to a group led by Hollywood talent agency WME-IMG. UFC President Dana White confirmed the sale of the mixed martial arts promotional company in text messages to The Associated Press on Sunday night. WME co-CEO Ari Emanuel also announced the sale early […]

Texas governor burned in accident; could miss GOP convention

Gov Greg Abbott

DALLAS (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas sustained “extensive second- and third-degree burns” on both legs below the knees and both feet — and may miss next week’s Republican National Convention as a result, his office said Sunday. Spokesman Matt Hirsch said Abbott was with his family in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Thursday […]

Prayers for the police


Police, city officials, and leaders of the faith community gathered on the front steps of the Ennis Police Department’s downtown headquarters Friday to pray for each other as well as the families of those lost in Thursday’s tragic sniper shooting that killed five officers and wounded seven more. An informed citizenry is the best defense […]

City mulls tax relief for seniors

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Seniors may receive some additional property tax relief in the near future. The Ennis City Commission is currently in preliminary discussions about how and when seniors could receive some form of a tax break. According to City Manager Scott Dixon, it’s not unusual for Texas cities to provide tax relief for over-65 residents. Stay informed […]

Lindauers breathing life into downtown structures

Dave and Joyce

One two-story building wasn’t enough to satiate the hunger Dave and Joyce Lindauer have for seeing downtown Ennis return to an active, vibrant place for business. Waiting for one project to be completed before starting a second didn’t deter their efforts either. Get the whole story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily […]

Athlete of the Week: Yadira Loera

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Ennis cross country runner Yadira Loera has been preparing for her senior season, on her own, by running 24 or more miles per week for the past six weeks. The Lady Lions have enjoyed increasing success in reason seasons, led by Alyssa Noel, who has reached the state meet in back to back years. Members […]

Dallas suspect amassed personal arsenal at suburban home


DALLAS (AP) — An Army veteran killed by Dallas police after the sniper slayings of five officers amassed a personal arsenal at his suburban home, including bomb-making materials, bulletproof vests, rifles, ammunition and a journal of combat tactics, authorities said Friday. The man identified as 25-year-old Micah Johnson told authorities he was upset about the […]

Mosquito pool tests positive for West Nile Virus


A mosquito sample pool in Ennis has tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to the City of Ennis Health Department. There’s more to this story and subscribers get 24/7 access to every last word.

Dallas slayings impact locals

Brent Thompson, 45, was among the officers killed in the sniper attack Thursday evening in downtown Dallas.

Ennis Police Department spokesman Lt. Mike Hopson said Friday the EPD hasn’t increased its security any more than usual in the aftermath of the Dallas “Black Lives Matter” protest that ended in the deadly shooting of a dozen police officers. “We are just being a little more aware of our surroundings,” he said. Get this […]

Dallas suspect told police he wanted to kill white officers

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DALLAS (AP) — An Army veteran killed by Dallas police after the sniper slayings of five officers during a protest march told authorities that he was upset about the police shootings of two black men earlier this week and wanted to exterminate whites, “especially white officers,” officials said Friday. The man identified as 25-year-old Micah […]

Downtown coffee shop cuts ribbon

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The Ennis Chamber of Commerce and Pop Top Coffee Shop came together Thursday morning for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the business’s new location at the corner of Knox and Dallas downtown. Your life. Your time. Your news… Become a subscriber today!

City scrutinizes utility expense

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The city is taking a broad look at ways it might be able to cut utility expenses. At Tuesday’s Ennis City Commission meeting, McKinstry, a firm which oversees projects to ensure they’re worthwhile, presented a funding program to commissioners, which was approved unanimously. Become a subscriber and get the rest of this story and more!

Ennis business growth still dogged by retail leakage

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A report from City of Ennis consultant, Retail Coach, shows a continuing loss of spending to other area cities despite the progress in growth of local businesses over the past year. Cotton Patch, Starbucks and Chipotle are three examples of positive trends developing for the Bluebonnet City. The report (posted below) indicates data revealing “we […]

Pet of the Week: Moby

Moby is looking for a loving home.

Moby is a 2-3 year old spaniel mix. He’s a little guy at only 20 lbs but his hair will require some regular brushing. He is current on all his vaccinations, neutered, heartworm negative, and micro-chipped. He is looking for a loving home where he can play and snuggle and have a soft bed. Could […]

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