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Athlete of the Week: Kyle Keever

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Sporting a .402 batting average and a team-best 14 extra-base hits, Kyle Keever was one of the top producers on an Ennis team that prospered in the spring. In anticipation of playing at the next level, Keever added strength and weight during off-season training. This week the 5-foot 11, 180-lb. outfielder signed a scholarship deal […]

Former church youth director charged with child porn and possession of illegal weapons

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Note: This story has been updated to include formal charges filed in this case. A Corsicana man described as a genius and who served as a church youth director has been formally charged in a bizarre case that began to unfold in an Ennis drug store. Harvey Alec Strain has now been charged with 10 […]

Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading Zika in U.S.

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time, health officials said Friday in a long-feared turn in the epidemic sweeping through Latin America and the Caribbean. Four recently infected people in the Miami area — one woman and three men — are believed […]

Initial findings: Copter crash caused by main rotor problems

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The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed Wednesday the Bell Helicopter 525 Relentless that crashed near Italy earlier this month actually broke up in midair. Get the rest of this story in the Friday edition of The Ennis Daily News. Your life. Your time. Your news. Subscribe today!

City gets third positive West Nile sample

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Another mosquito sample pool has tested positive for West Nile Virus marking the third one in less than a month, according to a statement from the Department of Health and Human Services this week. Get the details on this latest health alert in the Friday edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Travel musical comedy opens at EPT

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Ennis Public Theatre continues to stage popular plays with its latest offering of the Off-Broadway smash hit, “Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know.” This musical comedy revue, which opens this weekend in downtown Ennis, debited in 1997, and ran for 953 performances. There will be fewer performances here in Ennis, so smart theatre-goers will reserve […]

City seeks downtown Serenity

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Fueled by beautiful images of a city that could one day be reality, implementing the City of Ennis’ comprehensive and downtown master plans requires a lot of legwork from city officials. While many of the projects in the plans seem daunting for a city that hopes to see significant economic growth, Marty Nelson and the […]

Good stories abound at Ennis Public Library

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The Ennis Public Library has been busy the past couple of months encouraging children to read throughout the summer. Tuesday afternoon the EPL hosted an End-of-Summer water party on the back lawn. Giant inflatable bounce houses, the kind made for water, welcomed 160 kids and parents who earned an invitation for meeting the goals of […]

Working out with Old Glory

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Two Ennis police officers garnered attention from passersby Wednesday afternoon as they made their way on foot down Country Club Road. Get the whole story in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Become a subscriber and gain full 24/7 access.

Drug-fueled crime spree thwarted

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Navarro County and Ennis authorities have a man in custody they say is responsible for a string of consecutive burglaries and auto thefts that took place Wednesday. Get the details in the Thursday edition of The Ennis Daily News… Subscribe today!

Pet of the Week: Woody

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Meet our Pet of the Week Woody; he’s a 2.5-year-old Schnauzer mix. Woody is current on all his vaccinations, neutered and micro-chipped. He is playful, active and good with kids. Come see Woody and all his dog and cat friends available for adoption at the Ellis County SPCA. The shelter is located at 2570 FM […]

Busted pot farm yields 2,400 lbs.

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Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner says the marijuana-growing operation found near the Navarro, Ellis, Henderson tri-county line Saturday is the largest his office has seen in 40 years. The Sheriff’s Office received a tip about the grow operation after someone saw suspicious activity just off State Highway 85 south of the Trinity River. Get all […]

Ennis girl plans trip to inauguration

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April Dvorak wants to be president of the United States. First, though, she plans to see the next president sworn in at the inauguration in January 2017. For more on this story, pick up Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Subscribe today and get both print and digital for one low price!

Tips on how to beat the Texas heat

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“This heat wave is brutal,” says Maxine, popular Hallmark cartoon character. “Not only is it hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk, but you can use your mailbox for a toaster oven.” Four straight months in Dallas, from June through September, average 90 to 96 degrees. Temperatures in excess of 100 are common […]

Father gets 20 years for supplying teen daughter with drugs

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A Midlothian father accused of supplying illegal drugs to his juvenile daughter plead guilty Monday to delivery of a controlled substance to a child and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. For more on this story, pick up a Tuesday edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Ennis HS band gets marching orders

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Ennis summer band gets started Monday, August 1, and the rewards of their dedication begin rolling in throughout the fall. Gary Goodwin, their veteran director, is confident this edition will continue the tradition of excellence fans have seen for nearly 60 years. Pick up The Ennis Daily News Tuesday edition to get the full story… […]

Man arrested in attempted sex assault of child

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A 21-year-old Bardwell man accused of attempting to sexually assault a 13-year-old boy was arrested Friday. Get the details in Tuesday’s Ennis Daily News… Subscribe now and get full access to print and digital.

Jail death ruled accident

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The death of 30-year-old Joshua Krajca, which occurred in the Ennis Police Department’s jail sometime between the night of May 2 and the morning of May 3, has been ruled an accident, according to the autopsy report. Get the full details in the Tuesday edition of  The Ennis Daily News… Become a subscriber today!

Navarro County Deputies find thousands of marijuana plants

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CORSICANA, Texas (AP) — Law officers have located thousands of marijuana plants at a pot farm hidden in a wooded area of North Texas. The Navarro County Sheriff’s Office says some of the plants discovered Saturday were flourishing at a height of 10 feet. Officers acting on a tip located the illegal crop. Sheriff Elmer […]

Verizon emerges as winner in bidding for Yahoo

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NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon has agreed to buy online portal Yahoo Inc. for roughly $5 billion, according to multiple media reports, each citing a single unnamed source. The deal is expected to be announced formally on Monday before markets open, the reports said. Verizon had emerged in recent days as the front-runner for the […]

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