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    Health department detects first Ennis rabies case since 2013 »

    The City of Ennis is alerting the public after an animal collected inside city limits tested positive for rabies earlier this week – the first positive test in the city…

    Jul 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    EISD raising school lunch prices by 10 cents »

    Ennis Independent School District lunch prices will increase by 10 cents this fall, a decision that was announced at Tuesday’s meeting with the Board of Regents. The reason for the…

    Jul 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Woman charged with biting EPD officer »

    Ennis police an arrested a woman on July 10 after an altercation at the Tiger Mart Exxon Gas Station on Kaufman Street. Reports indicate that Skylar Storm Porter, 20, of…

    Jul 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

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    Sports

    Tycen Thompson built for a big stage at SFA »

    Tycen Thompson was a star at Ennis High School. He hopes to axe his way onto the SFA roster. Having…

    Jul 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Beakley continues summer power surge »

    Mattie Beakley, right, shown here listening to defensive strategy during an Ennis game during the spring, had seven hits during…

    Jul 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Injured Texas Cyclist Craddock Soldiers On At Tour De France »

    CHARTRES, France (AP) – Lawson Craddock is giving new meaning to the term “Texas Tough.” After breaking his shoulder and…

    Jul 13 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Ennis light on returning starters in 2018 »

    Experience counts for plenty in most sports, though the lack of it isn’t being counted against the Ennis football team…

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    Editorials

    Meals on Wheels needs volunteers, needs us now »

    Ellis County Meals on Wheels needs our help and the support of all communities across the area. It needs volunteers to continue the crucial mission of delivering nutritious meals to the elderly. And we can fill that void if a few of us step up…

    Jul 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Space — The Final Frontier? »

    Fans of Star Wars, Star Trek and other Sci-Fi books and films consider space the next frontier that mankind has yet to truly reach. Each historical frontier was considered (in its day) the ultimate “terra incognita”. Few forward thinkers tended to see beyond what seemed…

    Jul 13 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Trying not to pass on the road rage gene »

    I’m trying not to set a bad example for my son. But I am afraid it’s a little too late for that. With him being a new driver and all, I can get a little aggressive behind the wheel. And he has noticed.“Dad why are…

    Jul 12 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Boys saved from cave, story grips entire nation »

    As the crow flies, it is 14,276 miles from Dallas to Bangkok, Thailand and another 798 miles to the north of the country to Chiang Rai. Roughly 15,000 miles separate us from a story that has gripped the planet: the trapped boys soccer team. People…

    Jul 11 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
    Obituaries

    Juanita Collins Williams »

    Juanita Collins Williams passed away Monday, July 2, 2018 at the age of 87. A wake will be held for her from 6 to 8…

    Jul 13 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Buddy Fuller »

    Buddy Fuller, 89, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Saturday, July 7, 2018 in Ennis, Texas. Buddy was born in Blooming Grove,…

    Jul 12 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Ralph Vitovsky »

    Ralph T. Vitovsky passed away in Dallas on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at the age of 87. Visitation will be held at J.E. Keever Mortuary…

    Jul 9 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    James Holahan, Jr. »

    James Francis Holahan, Jr., 69, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Sunday, July 1, 2018. James was born in Dallas, Texas on December 19, 1948…

    Jul 9 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
    County News

    Ellis, others enact burn ban as temps rise

    Dry conditions and rising temperatures prompted the Ellis County Commissioners Court to enact a burn ban at its latest meeting last Tuesday. The burn ban will be in effect for the next 90 days. And although…

    Jul 12 2018 / Read More »

    Lone Star Cup winners includes three Ellis County schools

    The University Interscholastic League have announced the six winners of the 2017-18 UIL Lone Star Cup on M and, in turn, made official the highest finish for three Ellis County schools. The UIL Lone Star Cup…

    Jul 11 2018 / Read More »

    DPS investigating crash near Navarro County line

    Two people were transported to area hospitals after a single vehicle collision on Tuesday. According to reports, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers were dispatched at 7:40 a.m. The accident was on Farm-to-Market Road 55 about…

    Jul 11 2018 / Read More »
    National news

    Salmonella linked to Honey Smacks cereal sickens 100 in 33 states

    One hundred people in 33 states have been sickened by a salmonella outbreak linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal, the CDC reported Thursday. The company has recalled the cereal, and consumers and retailers are being advised…

    Jul 13 2018 / Read More »

    HUD to ban smoking in all public housing starting July 31

    WASHINGTON, DC — Smoking will no longer be allowed inside public housing nationwide starting on July 31. The ban from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) department was announced back in November 2016 but gave…

    Jul 12 2018 / Read More »

    Roseanne spin-off will air

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – ABC, which canceled its “Roseanne” revival over its star’s racist tweet, said Thursday it will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall. ABC ordered 10 episodes of the spinoff…

    Jun 25 2018 / Read More »
    State news

    ICE Agents Indict MS-13 Gang Members Operating In North Texas

    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Today agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the indictment of eight MS-13 gang members operating in the Dallas area. The 18-count indictment against the gang members was unsealed Friday morning. All…

    Jul 13 2018 / Read More »

    Texas Woman Sentenced For Trying To Sell Daughter For Sex

    CONROE (CBSDFW.COMAP) — A Houston woman has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges that she offered to sell her 2-year-old daughter for sex. Her asking price was $1,200. Twenty-five-year-old Sarah…

    Jul 13 2018 / Read More »

    DPS welcomes 80 new patrol troopers

    AUSTIN – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw today was joined by members of the Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) as the department commissioned 80 men and women as the state’s newest Highway…

    Jul 12 2018 / Read More »
    Lifestyles

    The 1881 Yearbook

    Several readers contacted me last week about the Ellis County Illustrated Annual for 1881, from which I quoted an early account of Ennis. They enjoyed learning about what was happening in Ennis nine years after its…

    Jul 16 2018 / Read More »

    Daily Horoscope 07/16/2018

    CANCER (June 21-July 22) Pour your heart into making personal improvements and updating your qualifications or skills this year. By expanding your knowledge, you will attract people who have as much to contribute as you do.…

    Jul 16 2018 / Read More »

    Ennis Parks and Recreation summer movies

    Ennis Parks & Recreation will be offering a free movie at a different Ennis park every two weeks this summer on Saturday evenings, beginning at dusk. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair.…

    Jul 13 2018 / Read More »

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