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Palmer’s season comes to close

Rudy Ramos (21), senior running back for Palmer High, played his final game in black and gold on Saturday in the first round of the state playoffs.

Palmer’s season came to an end Saturday in Glen Rose with a 44-35 upset loss to the Clifton Cubs in the first round of the state playoffs. The Bulldogs held the lead for most of the game and were up 29-28 going into the fourth quarter, but the team was outscored 15-6 in the fourth.
Head coach Don Waddle said the key factor that put Clifton ahead was a couple of momentum swinging turnovers.

Pitts thanks supporters at retirement

Ennis Mayor Russell Thomas and his wife, Nancy, along with County Judge Carol Bush (right) congratulate State Rep. Jim Pitts (second from right) at the Waxahachie Civic Center.

After serving Ellis County for 22 years as a state representative, Jim Pitts has called it a career.

Smith leads Lions into the playoffs

Devin Smith

Soft-spoken and unassuming is not the typical, modern day football player. Devin Smith, the starting quarterback for No. 7 ranked Ennis couldn’t care less.

Survey results in high interest


At Thursday night’s joint city commission/planning-and-zoning meeting, Pavlick and Associates reported above average feedback from a survey sent out in September to gain feedback from residents about the state of Ennis currently and how it can improve going forward.

Parkinson’s group seeks relief through music

Pictured (from left) Jeff Gray, Pam Gray and Phil Boyd, three of the four members of the Acoustic Sound Hounds hold a jam session for a Parkinson's support group led by Ennis residents Lisa Laza and David Trojacek, whom have both been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

People with Parkinson’s disease in Ennis have somewhere they can go to talk about their illness with others.

None injured in house fire

Firefighters race to this Palmer structure fire that the Ellis County Fire Marshal's Office said was caused by a faulty electrical outlet.

Residents at 315 Willow Creek Rd. in Palmer safely fled their home when the structure caught fire early Monday morning.

High speed chase ends with injured suspect


An Arkansas woman was taken by Care Flight to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas in serious condition after fleeing from a highway patrol trooper and crashing her car into a semi-truck on I-45 northbound near Corsicana.

Nelson shares growth strategies

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Future economic growth in Ennis has begun to move from an idea to strategy in recent months.

New school in Palmer underway


Construction of the new Palmer Elementary School is proceeding on schedule towards its June 16 target.

United Way receives record donations

United Way

Ennis Independent School District and JTEKT Automotive recently pledged record donation amounts to the Greater Ennis United Way.

Spotlight: Ennis Junior High, New principal building a team

Superhero Day at Ennis Junior High School witnessed a cameo appearance by new principal Ryan McCabe, who touched down on campus as Superman. Dusty Knotts, English-Language Arts teacher, tugs on his cape.

Building a team is just part of what new EJH principal Ryan McCabe is doing to lead a lively campus forward.
Just three months into his first year the catalyst speaks glowingly of the leadership, faculty and especially the students at 3101 Ensign Rd.

Event offers farmers pest solutions


Ellis County has scheduled their annual Fall Crop Conference on Nov. 12, with college credit offered on classes for professional farmers, though the sessions are open to the public.

Veterans honor Ennis soldier

Saturday morning the 14th annual Ellis County Veterans Ceremony will honor Jessie Cleveland, an Ennis area resident who was killed in action on Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944.

TxDOT and DPS inspect car seats

EDN Photo by Justin Tubbs / Maintenance Contract Specialist Jennifer Godina and State Trooper James Colunga check the safety of an Ennis resident's car seat.

Volunteers from the Ellis County Department of Public Safety and Department of Transportation offered free car seat inspections at Ennis Regional Medical Center on Thursday.

First annual Monster Mash a success

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Morgan McCarty of the Ennis Chamber of Commerce said the inaugural Monster Mash 5K Dash and Fun Run on Oct. 25 was successful enough to merit becoming an annual event.

McCarty plans for Farmers Market encore

EDN Photo by Mark Warde / Becky McCarty is the driving energy of the Farmers Market

The Ennis Farmers Market was such a positive experience for me.  What I am most proud of is how the farmers market was such a reflection of our heritage. 

Polls open Tuesday

General elections are scheduled across the nation on Tuesday, including state and local elections.

Metal thefts on the rise

Lt. Mike Hopson, head of the Ennis Police Department’s criminal investigation division and EPD spokesperson, said metal over the past month caused tens of thousands of dollars stealing copper from homes, schools and churches.

Sleepy Hollow hits the stage

Jacob Clinton, (left) and Ezra Alexander vie for the attention of Kelyn Perry in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at Theatre Rocks.

Theatre Rocks had a hit last night, as they hosted Phoenix Repertory Players’ opening night of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Plans for US 287 unveiled

EDN Photo by Mark Warde

The Texas Department of Transportation and the City of Ennis held a public hearing at Ennis High School on Thursday to inform the public about proposed plans to reconstruct and expand US 287.

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