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EISD adds new administrators

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Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman announced Saturday the creation of three new administrative positions and the hiring of two new administrators.

Commissioners approve four expansion plans

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The Ellis County Commissioners Court approved plans to expand or build four projects in Waxahachie.

DPS seeking hit and run suspect

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The Texas Highway Patrol is seeking local assistance to find the suspects in a late Friday night hit-and-run.

Kachina Prairie flourishing

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Local botanists and conservation experts said Friday that February’s controlled burn of the Kachina Prairie has been a resounding success.

Top 20 under 40: Brandi Anthony

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Brandi Anthony has made a life and career from providing shelter and comfort to others, both through her work as a physical therapist and her philanthropic work with the Ennis Lions Club and other organizations.

Pizza robber surrenders to police

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One of the multiple suspects wanted in connection to the July 5 attack and robbery on a pizza delivery worker surrendered to police on Thursday.

Connor’s farm produces crops, chickens and a chihuahua

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William and Vikki Connor recently retired. And then went to work.

Fund-raising events set for injured boater

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Fund-raising efforts begin this weekend for an area man, Spencer Richardson, who was severely injured last week in a boating mishap.

Retail Coach identifies potential growth

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Findings from a collaborative study by the Ennis Economic Development Corporation and the consulting firm The Retail Coach showed local residents Thursday detailed shopping habits of Ennis area citizens as well as potential room for growth.

EDC to run ‘Lights of Ennis’

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Economic Development Coordinator Marty Nelson outlined a plan for the Ennis Economic Development Corporation to take over the annual Lights of Ennis Christmas activities this year — at least temporarily.

Give-A-Kid-A-Chance needs shoes and volunteers

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The annual Give-Kid-A-Chance “Back-to-School” event is over five weeks away and meeting the needs of 1,200 children is fueling the efforts of organizers.

Lions Club increases scholarship award

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The Ennis Lions Club is increasing its annual scholarship award amount, according to long-time club Secretary Bob Taylor.

Emporium undergoes transformation

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The former Emporium Building, a signature landmark in downtown Ennis, is in the process of completing a full-circle evolution. Developers hope it will soon become is a transformation that historians and modernists will embrace.

Church radio tower denied

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The City of Ennis Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals voted Tuesday night to deny a variance to a local preacher looking to build a radio station at 1107 S. Clay St.

District releases improvement plan

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The Ennis ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved improvement plans for the district as a whole as well as each campus on Tuesday night.

Commission tables ‘crime control’ district

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The Ennis City Commission voted 4-2 to table the creation of a committee for a proposed Crime Control and Prevention District, essentially pushing the district’s creation off of the election ballot in November.

Blaze destroys home

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A fire that was ruled accidental caused an estimated $90,000 worth of damage on Monday in Palmer. No one inside suffered physical injuries after being alerted by an unidentified newspaper carrier.

VFW dispatches donuts

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Working on a national holiday is often overlooked.

Motorplex adds Carter to staff

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The Texas Motorplex has announced the hiring of Andy Carter. He will serve in both business and sales development according to Gabrielle Stevenson, president and general manager.

American Legion girls state bound

The Ennis American Legion girls 8-and-Under team after sweeping four teams at the district tournament in Kerens. They are now headed to Temple for the 10-team state tournament next week.

After pasting local and area competition, the Ennis American Legion 8-and-Under girls team will take their baseball game to the state level next week in Temple.

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