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Lionettes Spring Show April 16-17

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Spotlighting movie theme songs, the Ennis High School Lionettes will present their third annual Spring Show on April 16-17 at the high school auditorium. “A Night at the Cinema” will involve an aesthetic list of entertainment pieces of song titles from different movies or in representation of different film styles. Some movies include the Lion […]

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast benefitting Ennis students

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The First Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be a beautiful picture of a community coming together. Slated for May 2 at Tabernacle Church in Ennis, the doors will open at 8:15 a.m. for the first-ever event of its kind in Ennis, according to Mayor Pro Tem Matt Walker. See the report in the Ennis Daily […]

Ennis Main Street picks MESA Design Group

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After live interviews with prospective businesses who specialize in revitalizing historic downtowns, the Ennis Main Street board voted unanimously in favor of MESA Design Group of Dallas. The international firm is a leader in landscape architecture, planning and urban design with 35 years in downtown restoration. They will come alongside Ennis is developing conceptual and […]

At home, Johnson is coach of the year

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When he was in school, people taught Wyatt Johnson to play the sport he loves. Now the Ennis native has been recognized as one of the best teachers of tennis to junior high students. The Lions coach was named Regional Junior High Coach of the Year late last year. See the report in the Ennis […]

Traffic stop leads to drug arrests

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Three people were arrested in Ennis on Monday after a traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs and paraphernalia in the vehicle. Ennis Police Department’s head of criminal investigations, Mike Hopson said a search was performed after all three of the occupants of the Mitsubishi Galant were shaking, stuttering and failing to give complete […]

Disc golf course sponsors sought

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Efforts to install a municipal disc golf course in Ennis are in need of help from local businesses. Former City Commissioner Jess Haupt said Monday that businesses can get their name posted on baskets or at the beginning of the course by donating to the course’s construction. The construction for the course, which will be […]

Milam fire damage estimate at $80,000, family getting assistance

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A fire that occurred in the 300 block of West Milam last Friday appeared in the Sunday edition of The Ennis Daily News. Fire marshal Chad Wester says the damage is estimated at nearly $80,000 in total. “Contents of the house, about 15 to 20,000 (dollars), and the house, you’re probably looking at $50,000 to […]

Drug bust in Palmer

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Investigators with the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in the 3200 block of Farm-to-Market 879, Palmer, on March 31. The warrant was obtained as a result of an investigation into the sale and distribution of illegal narcotics from the residence. See the report in the Ennis […]

CrossFit has special workout Saturday

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As a celebration of the Easter season, members of one local fitness group will be doing something other than stuffing their faces with deviled egg this Saturday. At 10 a.m., Saturday, at Refiners Fire Ministries, CrossFit Ellis, a group that meets in Ennis, will be partaking in a special Workout of the Day, or WOD […]

Farmers Market has new coordinator

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Saturday’s second season debut of the Ennis Farmers Market was the first for Jeremy Simmons, who was recently hired as the new coordinator of the event. An Ennis resident, EHS graduate and current student at Dallas Baptist University will assist Becky McCarty, Main Street manager. The Farmers Market is listed under the MS umbrella. See […]

Six arrested in sex assault at Waxahachie

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Five volunteer firefighters and one other person were arrested Monday and are facing serious charges in what investigators are calling a hazing incident that happened on Jan. 20. The six arrested, five of whom were released on bond by Tuesday, are Alec Chase Miller, 28; Casey Joe Stafford, 30; Keith Edward Wisakowsky, 26; Preston Thomas […]

Youth Expo rolls along

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The 23rd year of the Ellis County Youth Expo played to another large crowd of livestock enthusiasts at the Market Swine Show on Tuesday. Various members and county chapters of FFA, 4-H and FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) continue competing with animals and projects they have worked on this year. Kayla McCabe took top […]

Home for the Brave Gala draws 300

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A crowd of nearly 300 packed the Champions Club at the Texas Motorplex on Saturday for an “Evening with American Heroes.” The event, hosted by Home For The Brave, was a fundraiser for the organization’s project – building an Ennis home for Marine Cpl. Cody Jones, his wife Alexis and their family. See the report in the […]

Farmers Market off to sell-out start

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Saturday’s much-anticipated Farmers Market debut was as well received as the sunny day in the low 70s. Starting a month early with a limited amount of produce did little to dampen the enthusiasm of both vendors and shoppers. According to Tommy Copeland of Oak Grove Farms, it will only get better. His booth sold out […]

50-year sentence given

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On April 2, 2015, Ronald Darrin Combs, 47, of Italy, Texas, was sentenced to 50 years in prison for the offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Fundraising effort hits $19,000

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The Mulkey-Loggins house fund-raising efforts led by Angie Juenemann and a group of Ennisites has surpassed $19,000, according to Juenemann. “We’re going to get there,” she said. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Expo gets off to record start

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A record number of entries in the rabbit show and improved quality in the broiler show were highlights of the first day of the 2015 Ellis County Youth Expo. In the two rabbit shows, there were approximately 130 total entries. The five-and-half-hour-long show wrapped up at 11:35 p.m. See the report in the Ennis Daily […]

Commission looks at sidewalk construction application


The city is considering building new sidewalks, and will submit an application for a grant to do so. On Monday, city commissioners passed a resolution in support of nominating the city for the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) through the Texas Department of Transportation. Also accomplished at the meeting was the adoption of a downtown façade […]

Ennis native ‘Red’ Duke honored

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A famous Ennis native has been recognized by his alma mater, Texas A&M University, for his service in the Korean War. Physician, educator and television personality Dr. James “Red” Duke was a 1950 A&M grad whose subsequent stint as an Army tank commander in Germany led to his recent decoration with the Order of St. […]

United Way adds Give-A-Kid-A-Chance

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Fresh from capping a record-setting fundraising campaign, the board of the Ennis United Way has approved Give-A-Kid-A-Chance as an affiliated agency. GAKAC, licensed as a non-profit organization as an outreach and service project of Bridge Builders, is a community-wide event in August to provide support to families preparing children for the start of a new […]

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