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Texas governor burned in accident; could miss GOP convention

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

VIDEO EXTRA: Helicopter crash kills two

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Two people have been confirmed killed in a helicopter crash Wednesday outside Italy. According to Ellis County Emergency Management, the chopper exploded in mid-air. Officials said Wednesday at about 1:30 p.m. that nobody is being allowed into the area until the Federal Aviation Administration arrives to investigate. The helicopter was a Bell 525 aircraft and […]

Lions FB schedule includes shift to Region III

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When the University Interscholastic League announced reclassification and district alignments in early February, Ennis already knew they would remain in the middle of Class 5A. Their league opposition would change very little, though it is now called District 17 rather than 16. Get the season preview exclusively in The Ennis Daily News… Football fans click […]

Suspect named in highway homicide case

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The main suspect’s name has been released in an Interstate 45 shooting investigation that killed one man early Monday morning. Tuesday, Roderick Jackson was booked into Navarro County’s jail for murder with bond set at $250,000. Get the details on this in The Ennis Daily News. Your life. Your time. Your news. Subscribe here.

Crews tackle park plan

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Bulldozers and city workers crowded a now-empty lot on the corner of West Knox and North Dallas Street Wednesday morning, about 12 hours after the Ennis City Commission approved the plan for a new, revamped park for the plot of land. Get the details on this project… Read Wednesday’s Ennis Daily News. Become a subscriber!

Fourth of July with a bang

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A weekend famous for patriotism and good eats did not disappoint. Thousands were drawn to Ennis, a statement that has grown all too common, for the annual Freedom Fest.  Visitors and locals took in the Farmers Market, the rolling color of the Red, White & Bike Parade, then splashed with flavor during the BBQ Cook-Off, […]

Suspected highway shooter in custody

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A man suspected of shooting and killing his brother on Interstate 45 early Monday morning is in the Navarro County Jail. According to jail records, the suspected shooter, Roderick Jackson, is being held on $250,000 bond. Rice Police Department initially began the investigation alongside Navarro County Sheriff’s deputies at around 1:30 a.m. when they arrived […]

Rice PD: iPhone thief also a fugitive

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The Rice Police Department believes a fugitive was the person who anonymously turned in a stolen iPhone 6 to the police station’s mailbox. Get the details on this story and more in the Sunday edition of The Ennis Daily News. Your life. Your time. Your news. Become a subscriber today!

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