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Feds remain tight-lipped about raid


Both federal and local law enforcement officials are mum about the raid at a local ranch last Friday morning that found “guns, drugs, and money,” according to a Drug Enforcement Administration spokeswoman at the time. Since then, there’s been an apparent lock-down on the release of any information. But there’s more to this story, only […]

Lionettes, other groups ‘back the badge’


The Ennis High School Lionettes dance team, in conjunction with the Ennis American Legion and some Dallas area teachers, has taken the idea of “backing the badge” and put the thought into action, hand-delivering gifts to nine police departments across two states, with group member Jennifer Holland, a Dallas ISD teacher, saying there are more […]

Actors witnessed raid on restaurateur’s ranch

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A representative with the film company shooting a movie on Gustavo Jimenez’s 104.6-acre Ennis horse ranch said actors were present when federal, state and local authorities raided the property Friday. According to Alex Hernandez, a spokesperson for Producciones Cinematograficas, the actors were frightened for their safety when authorities stormed onto the property, wielding body armor […]

Ranch raid reveals drugs, guns, money


“A freak coincidence” is how law enforcement officials describe the timing of Gustavo Jimenez’s arrest. Jimenez, an Ennis man and the owner of Don Jose’s Mexican restaurant chain, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance Friday morning in Navarro County around the same time his horse ranch in Ennis was raided by federal, state […]

Restaurant owner’s home raided


Story corrected to show the property searched was 345 Cody Road. BREAKING, Exclusive to the EDN The Ennis Daily News received word of police activity in the 300 block of Cody Road at about 8 a.m. Friday morning. Upon further investigation, it was confirmed exclusively by the newspaper that local, state and federal law enforcement […]

Inmate jail death still under investigation

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The May 3 death of 30-year-old Joshua Krajca while he was being held at the Ennis jail remains under investigation after more than three months, according to Department of Public Safety spokesperson Sgt. Sara Warren. Get the full report in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Subscribe now!

Alleged manhunt shooter had federal warrants

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The third suspect in a six-hour manhunt near the Navarro-Ellis County line last month was wanted for more than shooting random bullets into an Ennis home and firing a gun at an Ennis officer during a chase, according to Ennis police. Get more on this story in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Subscribe […]


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The third and final suspect in the July 12 incident where shots were fired into a home in the 400 block of Avenue C and subsequent six-hour manhunt was taken into custody after a routine traffic stop in Texarkana earlier this week. Pick up Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News for the full story, […]

Former church youth director charged with child porn and possession of illegal weapons

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Note: This story has been updated to include formal charges filed in this case. A Corsicana man described as a genius and who served as a church youth director has been formally charged in a bizarre case that began to unfold in an Ennis drug store. Harvey Alec Strain has now been charged with 10 […]

Drug-fueled crime spree thwarted

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Navarro County and Ennis authorities have a man in custody they say is responsible for a string of consecutive burglaries and auto thefts that took place Wednesday. Get the details in the Thursday edition of The Ennis Daily News… Subscribe today!

Busted pot farm yields 2,400 lbs.

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Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner says the marijuana-growing operation found near the Navarro, Ellis, Henderson tri-county line Saturday is the largest his office has seen in 40 years. The Sheriff’s Office received a tip about the grow operation after someone saw suspicious activity just off State Highway 85 south of the Trinity River. Get all […]

Father gets 20 years for supplying teen daughter with drugs

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A Midlothian father accused of supplying illegal drugs to his juvenile daughter plead guilty Monday to delivery of a controlled substance to a child and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. For more on this story, pick up a Tuesday edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Man arrested in attempted sex assault of child


A 21-year-old Bardwell man accused of attempting to sexually assault a 13-year-old boy was arrested Friday. Get the details in Tuesday’s Ennis Daily News… Subscribe now and get full access to print and digital.

Jail death ruled accident

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The death of 30-year-old Joshua Krajca, which occurred in the Ennis Police Department’s jail sometime between the night of May 2 and the morning of May 3, has been ruled an accident, according to the autopsy report. Get the full details in the Tuesday edition of  The Ennis Daily News… Become a subscriber today!

Navarro County Deputies find thousands of marijuana plants

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CORSICANA, Texas (AP) — Law officers have located thousands of marijuana plants at a pot farm hidden in a wooded area of North Texas. The Navarro County Sheriff’s Office says some of the plants discovered Saturday were flourishing at a height of 10 feet. Officers acting on a tip located the illegal crop. Sheriff Elmer […]

Four teens busted in gun heist

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Four people accused of a Waxahachie gun shop burglary have been arrested. The Waxahachie Police Department, the ATF and the Dallas Police Department made the arrests over a five day period, from July 15 to July 19, in connection to the burglary that took place at Shooter’s Edge July 10, when the burglars crashed through […]

Shooting suspect remains at large


The third suspect wanted in relation to an incident last week in which shots were fired into a home in the 400 block of Avenue C and later at an Ennis police officer is still on the loose, according to Ennis Police Department spokesman Lt. Mike Hopson. “We have some leads, but we’re not really […]

Police across US patrolling in pairs after ambush attacks

Police officers block off a road after a shooting of police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. July 17, 2016.  REUTERS/Joe Penney

DENVER (AP) — Police departments across the country are ordering officers to pair up after ambush attacks left eight officers dead in Texas and Louisiana, a precaution that could slow response times to low-level crimes and drive up overtime for already exhausted police. Some agencies that normally let officers patrol alone began forcing them to […]

Navarro deputy killed in off-duty accident

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By Justin Tubbs An off-duty Navarro County Sheriff’s deputy was killed Friday afternoon in a car accident that virtually destroyed his pickup truck. At about 2:30 p.m., Deputy James Murray was involved in a single-vehicle accident on South U.S. Highway 287 near the Navarro-Freestone County line, according to police. To get more on this story, […]

Ellis County Sheriff’s chaplain brings comfort to cops and inmates

Chaplain Steph Brewer's ministry at the Ellis County  Sheriff's Office has recently extended to Navarro County's Justice  Center.

By Randy Bigham The recent tragedy in Dallas, where five police officers were assassinated by a sniper during a downtown demonstration, was a call to arms to Ennis resident Steph Brewer. Senior chaplain for the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office’s Wayne McCollum Detention Center, Brewer knows well the dedication of men and women in law enforcement […]

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