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Wife says Minter was murdered

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Amanda Minter said she was trying to get her husband, Eric Minter, to leave her ex-roommate Peter Amador’s property Saturday when he was shot and killed. Read about the latest details in this developing story only in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Become a subscriber today!

Sales tax revenue jumps 25 percent for Ennis

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The City of Ennis reported a sales tax revenue increase in excess of 25 percent for year-to-date August 2016, according to a report by the Texas Comptroller of Public Account’s office, numbers prompting City Manager Scott Dixon to say, “These look fantastic.” According to the report, Ennis jumped from $3,204,435.74 in August 2015 to 4,030,269.28 […]

City weighs tax rate versus ability to grow

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With a proposed two-and-a-half cent property tax increase per $100 property valuation on the table for Ennis, City Manager Scott Dixon commented on the need for the proposed hike from $0.66 cents back to $0.695, Ennis’ original “historic rate.” Ennis has fallen behind six other cities in Ellis County in terms of new value market […]

Sheriff’s office investigates fatal shooting

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A fatal shooting that stemmed from an altercation between two former roommates in Ennis is under investigation by the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said 29-year-old Eric Minter, a Waxahachie resident, was shot and killed after an “incident occurred Saturday evening in the 4100 block of Spur 469.” He was taken to Ennis Regional Medical […]

Local singer releases new album

Family, faith and his musical past inform the songs on  Brandon Hixson's new album, Picture of You.

By Randy Bryan Bigham [email protected] Ennis singer Brandon Hixson, best known for his Christian albums and his work as music minister for Tabernacle Baptist Church, has put finishing touches to a new collection of songs, called Picture of You. Find the full story on this and more in the Sunday edition of The Ennis Daily […]

New year, new principals at six of 11 EISD campuses

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Fall leaves may be months away from turning but six of 11 EISD campuses are starting classes with a new principal at the helm. Find this story and more in the Sunday edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Athlete of the Week: Evan Moreno

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The 5-foot-10 senior quarterback, shown warming up before the start of the varsity scrimmage, entered the scrimmage after Lake Dallas had scored on their first possession. Evan Moreno promptly took the Lions downfield in back-to-back drives, his first at the helm, for touchdowns. He displayed poise in the passing game; made good decisions when he […]

Lions cage Falcons in scrimmage

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A dominating performance, keyed by strong play along the line of scrimmage, led Ennis over Lake Dallas in a Friday scrimmage at Lion Memorial Stadium. Get the full story in the Sunday edition of The Ennis Daily News… Become a subscriber today!

Family struggles to cope with loss of mother, home

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If Petra Martinez were alive today, she wouldn’t want  people to hold a benefit in her name or to grieve over the fact that she and her brother’s home was destroyed by a fire two days before her death, That’s exactly the type of person she was, according to her daughter, Monica Martinez. Get this […]

New CCPD budget would fund programs, future facility

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The Crime Control and Prevention District board passed a budget Thursday night that will now go to the City Commission. Included in the proposed 2016-2017 fiscal year budget of more than $1.4 million are dollars to fund programs as well as money set aside for a future police facility, the cost of which is still […]

Pet of the Week: Skittles

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Skittles is a 6 month old female heeler mix. She is already spayed, micro-chipped, and current on all her vaccinations. Skittles had a rough start and is looking for a home where she will be loved and well fed. Skittles does great with dogs and cats, and is very playful. For more information on Eleanor […]

5 inches of rain causes some flooding

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Ellis County was placed under a flood advisory Wednesday afternoon as rain continued to fall in Ennis for the sixth consecutive day. Pick up Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News for this story and more…

EISD makes the grade in state assessment

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The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released numbers for the 2014-2015 school year regarding education standards in the state, with 94 percent of districts and 88 percent of public schools meeting minimum education standards. Learn how each individual school in the district scored… Pick up a copy of Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Disc golf course opens near municipal airport

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Ennis’ new 18-hole disc golf course is now open to the public, although enthusiasts of the recently-popularized fringe sport won’t be playing much this week with rain in the forecast. Get the full story in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Subscribe now!

Court checks defense attorney for social media posts

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The prayers shared on Facebook by a local defense attorney in a child sex abuse case have come under scrutiny by Ellis County District Attorney Patrick Wilson. Friday, the district attorney’s office moved to keep Mark Griffith of Griffith & Associates from posting any information pertaining to The State of Texas vs. Gilberto Gonzalez, in […]

Kitna surprises Ennis players at restaurant

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The rivalry between the Waxahachie and Ennis football teams transcends football. While the two football powerhouses meet annually in a hyper-competitive gridiron showdown, ‘Hachie head coach Jon Kitna brought a challenge to which Ennis football players Tycen Thompson, Faybian Morris and others could not decline – a wing-eating contest. Get the details in Wednesday’s edition […]

Gone in an instant

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In the 10 years Margarita Rodriguez and her two sons lived on Farm-to-Market 879 between Garrett and Palmer, she can’t remember winds like the ones that shook her mobile home last Friday night. Get this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Become a subscriber today!

City preps citizen survey on garbage service

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Citizens who receive trash services with the city will soon be asked to return a mail-in survey asking what route they think the city should take with future garbage pickup. Get the details on this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

The proposed 32 charter amendments up for a vote Nov. 8

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The following were supplied by the City of Ennis and represent the 32 proposed charter amendments as they will appear on the ballot for the general election Nov. 8. EXHIBIT “C” Proposed Charter Amendments Propositions Proposition 1. Whether or not to amend the Home Rule Charter of City of Ennis, Texas, to add a “Preamble” […]

Charter amendments OK’d for November ballot

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When Ennis citizens go to the polls in November, they will see 32 proposed amendments to the city charter on the ballot. Get the full story in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Become a subscriber today!

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