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Fan Fest returns to downtown Ennis

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Ennis and the Texas Motorplex welcome the National Hot Rod Association’s Fall Nationals during Oct. 15-18. It also coincides with the 30th Anniversary celebration for the world class drag strip. Plus, for the second year in a row locals can get revved up when the Pre-Stage Fan Fest returns to downtown Ennis on Wednesday, Oct. […]

Taste of Ennis gets the support of Ennis

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What was described as a bigger crowd than a year ago, the Taste of Ennis fed hundreds of local citizens on Thursday at the Knights of Columbus Hall. “We don’t have the numbers in yet, but tonight was very well supported,” said Judi Hejny, executive director of Helping Hands of Ennis. “It sure appears to […]

County approves tax rate, recognizes 4-H Week

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The county officially adopted a property tax rate Monday at the Historic Ellis County Courthouse in Waxahachie in a meeting where they also recognized next week as National 4-H Week and approved renewals of contracts, including a liability insurance contract renewal with Hibbs-Hallmark & Company. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here […]

Lions & Lummus Love Affair

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Ennis Lions Varsity football players and coaches surprised the students and faculty at Lummus Intermediate School this morning by forming a victory tunnel for the students to pass through as they entered the school. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of […]

The house that Joe built: Pioneer Czech merchant’s home is a fitting heritage

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A stone’s throw from progress lies history. Ennis ISD’s expansion of facilities on the site of the old Lions Stadium and gymnasium seven years ago originally threatened the nearby Novy House but its owner Mary Ann Lamkin stood firm. Although in time she sold sections of her land to accommodate the current site of Jack […]

Lawsuit against county involves 2013 wreck

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Two men are suing Ellis County for $1 million for injuries they sustained in a wreck that occurred more than two years ago. The men, Felipe Pineda and Israel Lozano Jr., 23 and 22 at the time, were operating motorcycles on May 5, 2013 and were accused of fleeing from police when an officer attempted […]

EDC budget, debt issuance, sewer rates top commission agenda Monday


The only budget that went unapproved at the last city commission meeting, where many citizens showed up to speak in support of soon to be ex-city manager Chuck Ewings, was the Economic Development Corporation budget, which was worked by city commissioners to reach a compromise. It will be addressed at Monday’s regular commission meeting. See […]

Security installed against Texas twisters

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Michael and Kristi Russelburg just made a rare investment in security. The couple, however, hopes to never take advantage of their new purchase. This past weekend they had a storm shelter installed inside their garage. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Taste of Ennis a week away


All the best Ennis chefs in one place sounds like a dream, but for the past 23 years, it’s turned into an Ennis tradition. Sept. 24 at Knights of Columbus Hall will mark the 23rd annual Taste of Ennis event to benefit Helping Hands of Ennis. Judi Hejny, Helping Hands executive director, knows just how […]

Boys & Girls Club expansion has people excited

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Recognized throughout the world for helping young people, the Boys & Girls Club is a program with a recognizable name and is often associated with good feelings. It’s no different here in Ennis, where the local Boys & Girls Club is recognized as a useful resource for students and parents alike. See the report in […]

Police: woman tries to make away with cheap clothes

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Police say a woman tried to pull one over on Walmart. According to them, 31-year-old Marquita Jessie, of DeSoto was shopping at the store in Ennis on Monday, when she decided to take her items, all clothes, to the self-checkout section. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for […]

Lights of Ennis to feature bigger, newer tree lighting

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With seasons changing, Ennis is already gearing up for the holiday season. One of the biggest traditions in Ennis is the Lights of Ennis, which people can view throughout the entire holiday season. This year, there will be a few changes to the lights, according to Economic Development Coordinator Marty Nelson, and he thinks those […]

County sets up new ‘exchange zone’

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The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office has established an exchange zone for personal, business and civil transactions in the parking lot southeast of the jail. In a press release, Sheriff Johnny Brown explained the exchange zone is intended to provide a place where people can feel more secure when meeting someone in-person. See the report in […]

Alleged car burglar arrested

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An alleged car burglar is facing charges after going on a spree in which he stole a ski mask, a shirt and a pair of sunglasses, police say. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Officers in right place help apparent abuse victim

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Two officers patrolling late into the night over the weekend found they were in the right place at the right time. According to Ennis police, at around 3 a.m. Saturday, two officers were sitting in their patrol car at La Michoacana at 401 S.W. Main St. discussing a call when a car rolled up and […]

Investigators looking into deadly motorcycle crash

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A pursuit that ended fatally over the weekend involving a stolen motorcycle is still being investigated by the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Ellis County Commissioners set budget

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The Ellis County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to pass a budget and tax rate Monday at the Historic Ellis County Courthouse after a public hearing to discuss the tax rate. After taking issue with a cut road and bridge fund in Precinct Three, Commissioner Paul Perry saw an increase in the amount, while all the […]

Str8 Vape first business venture for 27-year-old Penfold

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Mitchell Penfold is one of the newest additions to the list of downtown property owners, and his plans for the building will have some Ennisites very excited. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

EISD to host statewide archery tournament

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Ennis is poised for a coveted distinction this school year when in February the district will host the state’s IBO 3D archery tournament. “This is a competition that students must participate in if they intend to shoot in the National IBO 3D tournament,” clarified Lanna McCabe, archery coach for the last 8 years. “This is […]

Chipotle, Starbucks officially site-mates

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Months into its construction, it has been become official that Chipotle and Starbucks will share a two-tenant building on East Ennis Avenue near I-45. 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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