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Local Woman Reunited With Personal Letters

Jen Ross never got to properly grieve the loss of her grandmother, Emma Torres, a kind, loving El Paso native who died suddenly two years ago of a heart attack. She said it wasn’t until recently that the loss of her grandmother really hit her.

Police investigating two early-morning break-ins

Ennis Police say they have a good idea who committed two early morning burglaries Tuesday, and say they have one of the four suspects in custody. Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

City inks deal to move forward on railroad bridge

City Manager Scott Dixon told city commissioners Tuesday night that if they want to see the city’s highest-priority project in the downtown master plan completed, they would first have to approve an $886,000 contract with with Lockwood, Andrews, and Newman Inc (LAN). Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. […]

Commission approves Fairview spending

Ward 2 Commissioner Marco Hernandez admitted after Tuesday’s city commission meeting that pressure from his constituents was mounting heading into it. For the past several weeks, Hernandez, who grew up in the Fairview neighborhood on the south side of town, has fought to receive funding for the IOOF Park at Fairview, formerly Fairview Park. Find […]

Ennis ISD introduces new police chief

Ennis Independent School District introduced new Police Chief Jeremy Scruggs last Tuesday at its public meeting with the Board of Trustees. Scruggs began two weeks ago at the post, which covers the 11 campus community. Prior to EISD, Scruggs, 37, was the assistant police chief at Corsicana ISD. He was on that ten person staff […]

Late former mayor had role in historic preservation

With the rejuvenation of downtown Ennis since the 2013 tornado — new civic programs, new businesses, all taking advantage of the city’s historic charm — it’s easy to forget there was a time when the preservation of old buildings and a celebration of heritage were not considered locally. It was the late Jim Bob Wilson, […]

Local teen can see more clearly with new tech

When Lexi Rendon was just an infant, her parents, Alex and Dena, received news no parent ever wants to hear. She was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a rare, sometimes-deadly form of childhood cancer that rapidly develops from the immature cells of a retina. Lexi survived, her parents making the decision to have Lexi’s left eye, and […]

Church sponsoring city-wide egg hunt

For the third consecutive year, Foundations of Life Church will sponsor a city-wide Easter egg hunt at Bluebonnet Park that’s completely free to the community. Find this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Ministry hopes to open women, children shelter

Two people hope their new outreach ministry Haven of Hope For Women can be up and running by May 15. The ministry, which Executive Director J. David Ford says will provide programs and shelter for homeless women and children in Ennis, is headquartered at 1107 S. Clay St., a former nursing home that’s been repurposed […]

Women with dead cat arrested for weed, public urination

Two women were arrested in Ennis Tuesday night after a patrol officer found a dead cat and a small amount of marijuana in the their vehicle. Find this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Bluebonnet Fest draws great crowds

Rave reviews continue to pour in during the 66th year of the Ennis Bluebonnet Trails. As for the just-completed three-day Bluebonnet Festival, event organizers, vendors and city leaders are encouraged by the turnout. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Escaped fugitive captured

The man who escaped Ellis County Sheriff’s Office custody on March 29 was captured by U.S. Marshals Wednesday, according to a statement from the ECSO. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Quebe sisters headline Bluebonnet Trails Festival

Headlining the Bluebonnet Festival entertainment lineup this weekend are the Quebe Sisters, a burgeoning American fiddle and Western swing group. The trio will be joined by their band for a 4 p.m. concert downtown on Saturday. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

County to talk fireworks for San Jacinto Day

The county will discuss this afternoon about whether to allow for fireworks to celebrate the April 21 commemoration of that battle, San Jacinto Day. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Stay safe on the trails

Ennis Police Department is asking locals to stay safe on the roads and on the trails during the annual Bluebonnet Trails Festival, which kicks off Friday. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Businesses brace for bluebonnet crowds

Since late last week, downtown merchants and restaurants have received more business than usual thanks to the ever-growing crowds of bluebonnet gazers touring Ennis. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

City tables talks for $500,000 in parks upgrades

At least for now, the city won’t foot the bill for upgrades to playground equipment at parks around the city, despite a strong push from Ward 2 Commissioner Marco Hernandez for upgrades at the IOOF Park at Fairview. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Four injured in 287 bypass wreck

A two-vehicle accident at Oak Grove Road and the Highway 287 bypass Tuesday afternoon sent four people to Dallas hospitals; one woman was airlifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Brossette named GM/editor

Effective today, Dylan Brossette has been promoted to the new role of General Manager in addition to his continuing service as Editor of The Ennis Daily News (EDN) and associated publications. Brossette has been with the EDN since August 2016, coming to Ennis after serving as sports editor for several years at the daily newspaper […]

Teen charged with harboring runaway girlfriend

An Ennis teen was arrested Friday, charged with harboring a runaway child, after police say he knowingly kept a teenage girl from being returned to her parents. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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