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Ferris fire destroys home

Photo courtesy of Ellis County Fire / Firefighters work to put out a fire that completely destroyed a home on Tuesday.

Ferris Fire Chief Tim Birdwell said an accidental fire that displaced three people, including a husband and wife, was a complete loss on Tuesday.

Icy roads cause accidents countywide

Photo courtesy of Ennis Police Department / A fifth-wheel travel trailer overturned near Highway 85 in Ennis.

Snow and ice is a sign of fun and play for kids, but for adults who aren’t used to driving on it, it can be a nightmare.

Learning to recycle

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These Sam Houston Elementary students are learning to recycle. See the Ennis Daily News on Tuesday, Feb. 24, for photos from Sam Houston regarding learning the solar system, mighty milers, 100 days smarter, and learning to recycle. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Child molester gets 198 years

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Jose De Jesus Maldanado, Jr., 35, of Duncanville, was sentenced by an Ellis County jury to 99 years in prison for two offenses of aggravated sexual assault of a child. The jury convicted him Thursday, Feb. 19. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Bardwell House Fire Extinguished

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Area firefighters were able to extinguish a fire before it spread early Sunday morning. At 2:20 a.m., Bardwell Fire Department personnel were dispatched to a house fire at 1270 FM 984, about two miles northwest of Bardwell. Italy, Avalon and Ennis fire departments responded as mutual aid. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition […]

Weather wreaks havoc in Ennis

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Ennis area schools were canceled on Monday and Tuesday following the arrival of a Colorado Rockies weather front that turned heavy rains on Sunday in various forms of frozen precipitation overnight.

Massage, meditation, and movement

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Your Spirit Sparkle focuses on mindfulness, massage, meditation and movement.

Walker runs for re-election

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Municipal elections are around the corner, and another candidate has filed his application.
Matt Walker, recently announced he will once again run for the Ward 6 mayor pro tem seat in the upcoming May election. 

Car wash theft suspect released

EDN Photo by Mark Warde / Robert Booker stands handcuffed in the Laserwash parking lot Wednesday after allegedly stealing more than $50,000 worth of equipment.

One day after being arrested after allegedly stealing a complete car wash system valued at $50,000, the Ennis Police Department released the man who will likely be charged with the crime.

American Heroes benefit set for April 4

Chris Kyle was memorialized in 6'5" of clay by Florida sculptor Greg Marra.

Veterans and the greater community will be serving one of its own on Saturday, April 4 as the Ennis Home For The Brave will be hosting “An Evening with American Heroes at the Texas Motorplex Champion’s Club.

City knocks down tax abatement


Ennis city commissioners couldn’t unanimously agree on all agenda items Monday evening during their regularly scheduled meeting.

Students worship after school

EDN photo by Justin Tubbs / One of the girls bible study groups gathers and talks about Lot in the book of Genesis at Thursday's Kids Beach Club at Austin Elementary.

Tabernacle has teamed up with Church of Christ and Damascus Road Fellowship to give young students an after-school opportunity to practice their faith and participate in bible lessons, worship songs, games, snacks and prize give-aways.

ESB educates EHS class with tour

EDN Photo by Justin Tubbs / Bramlet Beard, president and CEO of Ennis State Bank, helps students file into the vault during a bank tour on Thursday.

Ennis State Bank continues to provide educational opportunities for students.

Puppeteer crafting artistic future

An Ennis boy is flexing his creative muscle, one project at a time.

County, fire chiefs face ambulance issue

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At Monday’s Commissioners Court meeting, County Judge Carol Bush told the court and the public

EMS successor could be Care Flight


After announcing recently that East Texas Medical Center would no longer have a contract with Emergency Medical Services for Ennis area residents, the City of Ennis has indicated a solution is in the works.

The deal is sealed: Lockhart, Thomspon, Kuehn, Lane sign LOI

EDN photo by Mark Warde / National Signing Day at Ennis began with James Lockhart, flanked by his parents - Jennifer Nunnery and James Lockhart, Sr., signing with Texas A&M University. He was recruited to play defensive end.

Three standout football players and a four-time All-District soccer star from Ennis High School signed a binding national letter of intent on Wednesday morning with four Texas colleges.

Parkinson’s group punching it out

EDN photo by Justin Tubbs / Michelle Leatherman-Ontiveros is flanked by Barbara Lankford (left) and Lisa Laza. The three of them are working together to form Punch It Out Parkinson's, a non-contact boxing class for people with mobility-related medical problems, especially Parkinson's disease.

Ellis County Parkinson’s patients are heading into the boxing ring with their disease.

Officer-involved shooting under investigation


Texas Rangers are investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place Saturday night, putting a suspect in the hospital and an officer on administrative leave.

Ennis ISD works to shatter drug myths

EDN photo by Justin Tubbs / Betsy Segura (right) teaches Ennis students about drug abuse facts.

High school students learned facts about drugs Wednesday as part of a week-long effort to educate young people on the truth about drugs.

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