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Police chief: City needs new facility

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Police Chief John Erisman made his case for a new law enforcement facility Wednesday during a tour of the Ennis Police Department.

Sheriff to talk jail staffing

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The staff of the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office plans to go before the Ellis County Commissioners Court on Thursday to update them on the current staffing situation at the Wayne McCollum Detention Center.

Chamber accepting pet food donations

Meals on Wheels is always looking for volunteers and donations. Read the full story and find out how you can help.

The Ennis Chamber of Commerce is now accepting pet food donations for some of the most vulnerable Ellis County residents.

Trucker escapes crash

EDN Photo by Phil Banker / An 18-wheeler carrying industrial byproduct crashed through a guardrail and off an overpass Tuesday afternoon on Spur 469 north of Kaufman Street. Ennis Fire Chief Jeff Aycock said the front of the truck fell approximately 30 feet to the ground below and caught fire, trapping the driver inside. 
Aycock said firefighters were able to rescue the man from the truck and extinguish the fire. He said there is no ongoing environmental threat from the materials spilled from the truck. Spur 469 was closed for several hours following the crash.

EDN Photo by Phil Banker / An 18-wheeler carrying industrial byproduct crashed through a guardrail and off an overpass Tuesday afternoon on Spur 469 north of Kaufman Street.

Trojacek plays Farmers’ Market

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Local musician Chris Trojacek will perform outdoors, live, Saturday at the Ennis Farmers Market.

City mulls potential tax hikes


The Ennis City Commission voted unanimously on Monday to bring the second of two proposed sales tax hikes before voters in November, while Police Chief John Erisman fielded questions about the proposed Crime Control and Prevention District.

Wreck ends in three arrests

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Ennis police arrested three after a car crash led to a heated conflict with officers.

EISD announces meal program rules

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Ennis Independent School District announced its policy today for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the attached current income eligibility guidelines.

ACROSS needs $19K to reach goal

Ennis Daily News file photo / The A-CROSS housing center is always full to capacity, and the organization routinely has to turn away applicants because of space.

Polyguard’s community challenge to aid with a capital project fundraiser for the non-profit agency A-CROSS is nearly complete, but still needs an additional $19,150.

Locals seek signatures on 287 petition

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Traffic has flowed freely along the Phase I section of the U.S. 287 Bypass, with work listed at 95 percent complete.

The family of Subrina Knight, the local nurse who lost her life in a July 12 car crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 287 Bypass and Ensign Road, is leading a grassroots effort to prevent similar deaths in the future.

Top 20 under 40: Dr. Lance Davis

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Dr. Lance Davis has had a busy year.

Offensive playmakers return in District 16-5A

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Ennis High School players report to camp in a week and expectations are high according to preseason prep football magazines.

Main Street application submitted


It’s now up to the Texas Historical Commission as to whether or not Ennis will become a Main Street City again.

EHS hosts regional nutrition workshop

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Child nutrition and cafeteria professionals from across the region are boning up on new food regulations this week at Ennis High School.

Bingo! The Winning Musical

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If you ever wanted to peek into the world of a “professional” bingo player, you will definitely want to come see Bingo! The Winning Musical

Antique Pickers arrive in Ennis

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The traveling Antique Pickers brought their Cash for Coins show to Ennis this week.

Volunteer opportunities still available with GAKAC

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Marty Nelson, coordinator of the annual Give-a-Kid-a-Chance event, said this year’s benefit is all but ready to go Sunday, Aug. 16 at Ennis High School.

Wray preps for House work

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John Wray won’t officially take office until mid January, but he’s beginning his work planning for his freshman term as a member of the state House of Representatives with an introductory meeting of the Republican legislative caucus on Aug. 14-15.

County OKs radio tower purchase

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Engineering concerns took center stage at Monday afternoon’s meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners Court, with the county voting to purchase a radio tower near Ennis as well as voting to approve emergency plans involving the county’s dam system.

One arrested in drug, gun seizure

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The Ennis Police Department arrested a local man on drug charges after a Thursday search of the man’s home turned up 15 ounces of marijuana, pills and a stolen firearm.

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