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Crash Friday on North Kaufman Streeet

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A wreck on N. Kaufman Street in front of Burger King ended with a young girl being taken away by ambulance. In this photo, police are speaking with the woman who got into a wreck with another car. Her daughter was the injured subject, according to police, but an officer on the scene said she […]

Being green at Travis Elementary

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At Travis Elementary we recycle to earn money and to help the Earth. Mrs. Thomas is in charge of the recycling program at Travis. She started it as a way to raise money for headphones for the two computer labs. It has grown from just recycling Capri Sun drink pouches to recycling cereal bags, ink […]

Farmers Market arrives Saturday


An ambitious first year of the Farmers Market in downtown has given way to an anticipated encore, which begins Saturday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. City leaders jump-started the market in May of 2014 with the promise of six months. The enthusiastic kickoff gave vendors and shoppers alike the idea that Ennis was whole-heartedly […]

Bluebonnet trails marking underway

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Wednesday marked the first day of Bluebonnet Trails month, and that means people are taking to the roads to get a glimpse of the beautiful spring flowers in bloom. “There are many (bluebonnets) along the roadsides and the fields are barely beginning to make a show,” said Sandy Anderson, a member of the Ennis Garden […]

Bardwell fire displaces family

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A house fire, sparked by an electrical malfunction, displaced three residents, who were not home at the time of the fire. Although no people were injured, on of the family pets, a dog, was burned on its back by the flames. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for […]

Sheriff: Don’t go ‘mudding’

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.

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office reminds the public that it is a felony offense to damage crops and farmland in a practice known as “mudding,” where vehicles leave the roadway to drive around, leaving damage in their wake. “There is no tolerance for this behavior,” Sheriff Johnny Brown said. See the report in the Ennis […]

ECSO: Cockfight arrests, stolen vehicle incident

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Investigation ongoing into stolen vehicle case Ellis County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a possible recovered stolen vehicle at about 12:50 p.m. Monday. Arrests made in cockfighting incident The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office arrested six people and issued several dozen citations after deputies and assisting agencies shut down an illegal cockfight in the 700 […]

Shooter arrested after assaulting four, including child


An Ennis man was arrested Saturday night after firing a rifle toward his wife and several onlookers, including a child, police said.

New business opportunities loom for Ennis


Presenting the foundation that new franchise businesses in Ennis can expect, the Economic Development Corporation held an informative meeting on Tuesday at the public library. The purpose of the hour-long session was to discuss the dynamics and advantages of becoming a franchisee as well as defining a list of retailers and restaurants who have expressed […]

Ferris police catch alleged thief

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In the small hours of the morning on Tuesday, a Dallas man was arrested after being caught in the act of stealing a camper trailer. At 5:39 a.m., Officer Stephen Tiner with the Ferris Police Department spotted a suspicious “vehicle” off the road in the 200 block of Birch St., according to a Ferris PD […]

Brookdale gets a facelift

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Brookdale Senior Living, formerly the Sterling House, recently got a $400,000 makeover, and staff and residents invited the public to come see at a Business After Hours event on Tuesday. With hors d’oeuvres, wine, and live music, residents tapped their feet and sung along while others chatted with guests. See the report in the Ennis […]

Pointing people to Ennis

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Drive Guide placed Ennis on its spring edition cover, using a beautiful sunset photo of a field of bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush to go along with the heading; Ennis – Endless Fun for Everyone! The magazine is distributed to visitors to the Metroplex, which includes driving directions of places to go, things to see and […]

Ellis County Youth Expo next week

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Put on your boots and chaps and head down to the Ellis County Expo Center, because it’s time for another Ellis County Youth Expo Show. April 5 through April 11 are the dates set for this year’s Expo Show. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition […]

Red, White & True Blue

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Paul Richter has experienced his share of the best and worst of life in his 90 years. An old saying by Carl Perkins relates well: “If it weren’t for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song.” Through it all he remains positive, patriotic and persistent. He is also quite a storyteller. […]

McCarty asks Ennis to see Main Street vision

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Becky McCarty painted a word picture. The Ennis Main Street coordinator asked people to envision westbound travelers crossing the crest at the railroad tracks on Ennis Avenue, and being greeted with “Welcome to Historic Downtown Ennis.” She offered that, and more, during a 20-minute presentation about the Main Street program during Monday’s Ennis Chamber of […]

Jersey Day for the Relay

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Dorie Miller Intermediate had a Team Jersey Day on Wednesday, March 25, as a fundraiser for our campus’s Relay For Life team, The Miller Maniacs. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Safe and Sound

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While many have forgotten that Ennis was once part of the Old West, history shows it has its place in the legends of cowboys and Indians, marshals and outlaws. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Police issue warning about your car, valuables


The Ennis Police Department is currently investigating multiple vehicle burglaries that took place Thursday night at various locations in Ennis including All-Star Bowl and Cotton Patch Cafe. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Home for the Brave effort gets to the dirt

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The Home for the Brave, honoring the disabled Marine veteran Cody Jones, broke ground during a ceremony on Friday morning with citizens, members of the local VFW post and elected officials from the city and county present. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read […]

Stamping for literacy

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The Alpha Alpha chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, a professional honorary Society of women educators, created cute baby “onesies” with rubber stamping techniques. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

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