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Sanchez takes on Barton

Still needing to win the primary next spring, new Democratic hopeful for Joe Barton’s 6th congressional district seat, Jana Lynne Sanchez, has her sights set on ending his 16-term, 32-year run in the U.S. House of Representatives. Two other Democrats have also tossed their hat in the ring: John Duncan, a Bernie Sanders activist from […]

Seeing downtown dollars

Last Tuesday, the city commissioners heard a presentation courtesy of Mesa + Planning regarding the efforts to revitalize downtown. The presentation encompassed an economic strategy entitled “The Four Steps to Creating an Economically Viable Downtown.” The following list contain these four points, and how the city plans to accomplish these goals. Find this story and […]

Festivals growing interest in Ennis

For the second consecutive year, the Texas Motorplex hosted the Ennis Freedom Fest in recognition of the Fourth of July, and what an event it was. Some citizenry compared the event to the fireworks show at Disney World, while others commented that the spectacular display made them swell with pride to be an American and […]

Two Waxahachie grads killed in separate wrecks

Two former Waxahachie High School students were killed recently in unrelated incidents, according to an article in the Waxahahie Daily Light and a post on the Waxahachie men’s soccer team Facebook account. Caleb Neal, 22, a 2014 WHS grad, and Zane Walker, 18, a 2017 WHS grad, were both reported dead within one week–Neal to […]

Starry bikes, starry night

Thousands of area residents participated in Saturday’s Freedom Fest events in Ennis, starting with the Red, White and Bike parade and ending with a fireworks show at the Texas Motorplex. Morning showers may have dampened things, but the annual trek of decorated bicycles downtown went on without a hitch. Find this story and more in […]

Stay safe using fireworks Fire marshal’s office patrolling county, offers tips

This weekend, Ellis County residents are reminded of fireworks regulations when conducting their own private fireworks displays. Ellis County Deputy Fire Marshal David Bull has been driving around to county fireworks stands to make sure they are following proper state laws and codes, but so far the county fire marshal’s office hasn’t had to issue […]

Chapman named ‘Superintendent of the Year’

EISD Superintendent John Chapman has been named the Superintendent of the Year in Region 10 according to a video announcement posted on the Region 10 Education Service Center on Facebook. The presentation was made by Dr. Gordon Taylor, executive directorfor the organization. Find this story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. […]

Red Oak man in serious condition after weekend bonfire accident

A Red Oak man is in serious condition after a weekend bonfire accident left him with burns to nearly 30 percent of his body, according to a close friend with knowledge of the situation. Kasey Williams, 26, was at a Fourth of July get-together with close family friends when a flash from the fire burned […]

City Management thanks employees with luncheon

City employees gathered at Bluebonnet Park in Ennis Friday, as city upper-management showed their appreciation by buying them lunch. City offices remained open while employees were allowed to come and go to the cookout affair. Many employees pledged a portion of their paychecks to the Greater Ennis United Way. Find this story and more in […]

EPD in full force for the Fourth

The Ennis Police Department is encouraging everyone to stay safe this Fourth of July holiday, and obey all city laws. An increase in law enforcement will be patrolling the streets over the holiday to ensure safety of all community members. Find this story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, […]

Looking toward the future

Lexi Rendon, a recent Ennis High School grad, and her family appeared on Channel 8’s Good Morning Texas Wednesday. Lexi, who is legally blind, recently received her new pair of e-Sight electronic glasses, a patented assistive device that allows the teen to see. From left are Dena Rendon (mother), Lexi, her dog Honey, Logan (brother), […]

Theft of A/C unit ends in crash

Rice Police pursued two men on Interstate 45 until the suspects’ vehicle crashed near an Ennis intersection. The two men were hospitalized, one with a lacerated liver, and the other also with serious injuries, according to Rice Police Chief Charles Parsons. According to Parsons, the two men in the white SUV were suspected of stealing […]

Group memorializes Agent Orange Victims

Ennis American Legion Post 361 has announced a new plaque to be installed at Veterans Memorial Park. The structure, which will be dedicated at a future date, is scheduled to be located in the Vietnam War section. In a statement released by spokeswoman Marylyn Wylie, the plaque will be entitled Agent Orange. Find this story […]

Firework Sales Booming in Ellis County

Area firework stands have been gearing up for the long, July 4 weekend. Jimmy Prince, who has been in the business for 36 years, says business has been brisk at his five locations. “Sales have been going very well,” he said, “in fact, I’d say it’s been spiking. People have been coming in and buying […]

DPS reminds community of hot car risks

CORSICANA – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is warning residents that warmer weather places children at greater risk of injury or death if left unattended in a vehicle. Every year children die from heatstroke after being left in a vehicle or entering a vehicle unnoticed. Find this story and more in your Weekend […]

Man indicted on charges in Red Oak Armed Robbery

One suspect in the armed robbery of a Red Oak wireless phone retailer was indicted by an Ellis County grand jury in mid-June. Emanuel Lamont LaFayette, a 25-yearold man from Greenville, was caught on surveillance, holding three employees at gunpoint alongside a second suspect, who has yet to be detained. Find this story and more […]

Who really runs the world?

The screeching sound of an alarm pierces the air, only to be reluctantly turned off with the click of a button. Sighs and groans fill the air. Find this story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Brown named Rotarian of the Year

Misty Culpepper presents Greg Brown with Rotarian of the Year at her last meeting presiding as president. Find this story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Pedal fourth this weekend`

The city of Ennis will host its fourth annual Freedom Fest this Saturday. The weekend events will kick off at 9:30 a.m. at 302 N. Dallas St. Find this story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Mother reports son for selling weed out of her Ennis home

A 20-year-old Ennis man was arrested at his mother’s home Saturday after she told police she found a stash of marijuana she believed belonged to her son. Find this story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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