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Record 24 EISD students earn scholar awards

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A record 24 students from Ennis High School earned Advanced Placement Scholar Awards that reflect their exceptional achievement on the college-level AP program exams.

Lights of Ennis expansion moves forward

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The newly-formed Lights of Ennis committee is moving forward with its plans to revamp and expand the annual Christmas celebration.

Alleged July 4 kidnapper arrested

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A man wanted in connection to an alleged aggravated kidnapping was arrested Monday according to the Ennis Police Department.

Baptist youth travel for service project

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A group of young people from Baylor Baptist Church have travelled to Cincinnati this week as part of a service project for BLOC, a non-profit organization based in Ohio.

Palmer releases 2014 football schedule

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A year after finishing 4-6, there is plenty of optimism in the air at Palmer High School. The Bulldogs have 17 starters returning and a new head coach in Don Waddle.

Local nurse dies in Saturday crash

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A two-car accident Saturday night at the intersection of Ensign Road and the U.S. Highway 287 bypass left an Ennis Regional Medical Center nurse dead.

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


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’


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


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.

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