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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


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 […]

A long forgotten grave at Myrtle Cemetery

General Sam Houston's secretary and legal advisor, James  Carroll Smith, is buried at Myrtle Cemetery.

Although his name isn’t included on the marker erected at Myrtle Cemetery by the Texas Historical Commission in 1980, a well-known player in our state’s history is among distinguished citizens interred there. For more on this bit of history, pick up a copy of The Ennis Daily News Sunday edition.

Annie’s Renegade Kidney benefit

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Crystal Woods, author of “Write Like No One is Reading,” described well the life and comrades who are fighting for Ennis native, Annie Toal Whittington. “Life’s a battlefield, and we remain loyal to those who fight for us; those who’d die for us.” Whittington, 29, who was featured in The Ennis Daily News last year […]

Making grants work for Ennis

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To date, the City of Ennis has invested more than $2.1 million into historic downtown buildings. Economic Development Director Marty Nelson said that’s a small number when you look at the nearly $9 million private sector dollars that have come as a result of the public investment. Get the full story in The Ennis Daily […]

Athlete of the Week: Ferris 7-on-7 football

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The Ferris Yellowjackets 7-on-7 football team advanced to the state tournament where they went 3-3 against teams in Class 4A. While the Jax are this week’s selection, their top performer was senior wide receiver Joecoby Woodson (No. 19 in visor). The 6-foot flyer scored 16 touchdowns in six games. He reeled in a number of […]

Heat, humidity sticks to nearly all of US


WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the United Sweats of America. A heat wave spreading across the country is leaving few places to hide. Not even the cool of night. By Friday afternoon, all but one of the Lower 48 states had hit 90 degrees somewhere, with only Washington around for cooler comfort. For much of […]

Police hunt for motive in Munich shooting that left 10 dead

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MUNICH (AP) — Police were hunting Saturday for clues to explain why an 18-year-old German-Iranian man opened fire at a crowded Munich shopping mall and fast-food restaurant, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before killing himself. The attack in the Bavarian capital sparked a massive security operation as authorities — already on edge after […]

Four teens busted in gun heist

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Four people accused of a Waxahachie gun shop burglary have been arrested. The Waxahachie Police Department, the ATF and the Dallas Police Department made the arrests over a five day period, from July 15 to July 19, in connection to the burglary that took place at Shooter’s Edge July 10, when the burglars crashed through […]

New Eatery and Tea Room opens downtown


Downtown Ennis has a new restaurant to celebrate, and while its menu says small plates, there is nothing little about the flavor in the hand-crafted items at the Tea Room & Eatery. Pick up Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News for more on this story… It pays to be a subscriber!

Shooting suspect remains at large


The third suspect wanted in relation to an incident last week in which shots were fired into a home in the 400 block of Avenue C and later at an Ennis police officer is still on the loose, according to Ennis Police Department spokesman Lt. Mike Hopson. “We have some leads, but we’re not really […]

Ortiz details info about mediation, how EISD built case

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This is the third and concluding installment in a series concerning Cassandra Ortiz vs. Ennis Independent School District. For Cassie Ortiz, the decision to sue Ennis Independent School District was something she believes she had to do. Her feelings of frustration toward school administrators had festered until she could no longer sit around, which is […]

Give a Kid a Chance preps for Aug. 13 event


Give a Kid a Chance is set for its ninth year of service to kids and families in Ennis. Slated for Saturday, August 13 at Ennis High School, more than 1,400 youth will experience what it means to live in a community that cares for its own. “It’s right around the corner,” said coordinator Marty […]

City learns of second positive West Nile sample


City Health Director Chauncy Williams said the City of Ennis Health Department received confirmation Tuesday of a second West Nile Virus-positive mosquito sample pool in Ennis. The sample was collected in the 900 block of Park Street July 14, according to Williams. Pick up Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News to learn more about […]

Pet of the Week: Frannie

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Frannie is our pet of the week. She is a 5-6 month old pit bull terrier mix. Frannie is full of love and energy and really enjoys playing with other dogs. Frannie is already spayed, current on all her vaccinations and her $100 adoption fee includes all that plus a microchip. Come see Frannie and […]

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