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Servanthood touches receiver, giver

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Meals-on-Wheels of Ellis and Johnson Counties continues in their timeless quest to meet the felt needs of the homebound elderly and disabled persons, enabling them to remain independent and healthy in their own homes. They accomplish this by providing warm meals that are home-delivered, giving daily personal contact while ministering support for individuals and their […]

EISD board hears proposals

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Two companies vying for a contract to provide Ennis Independent School District with maintenance, grounds and custodial services made presentations to the school board Tuesday night.

Packed house rallies against bullet train

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Given the odds that inevitability will take place, a worthless struggle may not be far behind. Those facing a 205 mph locomotive were supplied with plenty of cause at Tuesday night’s open meeting about the proposed Dallas to Houston bullet train. See Mark Warde’s report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up […]

McCarty to speak at Chamber lunch

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Tickets are now on sale for the quarterly membership luncheon of the Ennis Chamber of Commerce, which is set for 11:30 a.m. on March 30. It will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 850 S. Highway 45. The guest speaker will be Becky McCarty, the Main Street Manager in Ennis. Her topical theme […]

ECSO seizes animals, files charge


The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) has arrested the owner of several animals on a charge of animal cruelty to livestock. The owner was taken into custody after a seizure hearing Monday, March 16, in Ellis County Justice of the Peace Court Pct. 2. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to […]

Low drug supply could delay executions including killer of Ferris police officer

HUNTSVILLE (AP) — Texas’ prison agency is scrambling to find a supplier to replenish its inventory of execution drugs, which will be used up if the state goes forward with two lethal injections scheduled for this week and next. Prison officials only have enough pentobarbital for the scheduled executions of Manuel Vasquez on Wednesday and […]

Commission has positive financial review

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The city received high ratings on its annual financial report, according to Greer Yeldell of Yeldell, Wilson and Co., an independent accounting firm tasked with completing a yearly audit of city finances. On Monday night at the City Commission Chambers in City Hall, Commissioners Ken Hackney, Jeremie Salik, Mayor Pro Tem Matt Walker and Mayor […]

An Act of Faith

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Although Sandra Wakefield has only lived in Ennis for nine years, that’s long enough to call it home. The local actress’s impressive background has taken her far afield; she was a director of the Miss Arizona Pageant, was nominated for a Kennedy Center honor for her work in the performing arts, and lived for a […]

Believing in … Spring Break!

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Brinkley (8), modeling a pink tutu, and her sister Parker Reese (9), believe in sharing their spring break fun with their cast of American Girl dolls. Alan and Stephanie Reese are their parents.

Police Report

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / Three new Chevrolet Tahoes await customization at the city vehicle shop on Lake Bardwell Drive in February 2012. More Tahoe purchases are planned in the 2013-2014 budget.

March 12 8 a.m. – civil standby, 2000 block N. Kaufman St. 8:04 a.m. – egged vehicle, 900 block Phillips Dr. 8:10 a.m. – warrant arrests, 3700 block E. Hwy 85 See the full report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Donation to Home for the Brave

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Ennis Veteran of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7601 made a $500 donation to Ennis’ Home for the Brave during a recent meeting of the HFTB. Adjunct member Wesley Juricek represented the VFW when he made the presentation official. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and […]

What does Dodson do after public service?

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Having been known as a fixer upper for most of his life, Bill Dodson will never become a fixture. The retired 71-year old recently ended two four-year terms as an Ellis County Commissioner. Just don’t expect him to wear out the recliner in his home. The seat in his maroon pickup truck has a better […]

City commission has high speed rail on agenda

City of Ennis

The city’s comprehensive financial report for the 2013-2014 fiscal year is scheduled to be released with a full report on Monday at 7 p.m. at the City Commissioners Chambers in City Hall. Along with accepting the report, city commissioners are scheduled to consider another resolutions to help oppose the Dallas-Houston high-speed rail, annexing land for […]

Fitness trainer competing for Mrs. Texas

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A local fitness trainer and entrepreneur will represent Ennis near her own back yard. In February, Michelle Leatherman Ontiveros was named Mrs. Ennis Bluebonnet, officially making her Ennis’ representative for the 2015 Mrs. Texas Competition to be held in Corsicana in April. The competition, being held at Corsicana Palace Theater, is a three-part contest. According […]

Lionettes spring show tickets on sale


The Ennis Lionettes performance team will present a spring show for the third consecutive year at 7 p.m. on April 16-17 inside the EHS auditorium. Advance tickets will go on sale beginning next week. Named, “A Night at the Cinema,” the show will include a number of dance routines from Hollywood. Two years ago the […]

High Speed Rail meeting in Ennis March 17

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A public meeting about the proposed Dallas-to-Houston high speed train rail that is planned to cut through Ellis County has been called for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17. The event, which is open to the community, is slated for the Ensign Cafeteria on the campus of Ennis High School, located at 2301 Ensign Road. […]

Garden Club promotes spring plans

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The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1191 held its monthly meeting at the Grand Ennis Buffet on Tuesday. Special guest Anne Anderson spoken on behalf of the Ennis Garden Club. Her report was informative and presented both the club’s past – it was founded in Ennis in 1947, and its future vision. […]

EISD Board meeting date changed

Ennis Daily News photo by Phil Banker / EISD Board of Trustees President Bramlet Beard is pictured with John Chapman, superintendent, at Tuesday’s meeting of the EISD Board of Trustees.

Regularly scheduled for Tuesday, March 10, the EISD school board meeting was moved to 6 p.m. on March 17 to correlate with spring break.

Wildflower walk at Kachina Prairie

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A little more than a month away, the annual Bluebonnet Trails Festival is set for April 18 and 19 in downtown Ennis, but this year, the Ennis Garden Club has some new tricks up its sleeve. Along with the annual Antique Auto Show, live music going on downtown, and the ritual photo-shoots in the bluebonnets, […]

Six seek 2 openings at Ferris

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When Ferris voters go to the polls on May 9, they will decide who will serve on the city’s municipal council as aldermen in Places 2 and 3 according to city secretary Destiny Wright. “We have six people running for two positions,” she said on Tuesday, “and one who is running unopposed.” See Mark Warde’s […]

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