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Archive for: May, 2010

EPD connects group to area burglaries

Ennis police have charged a group of Blinn College students with burglary after an investigation and car chase Monday. Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson, Ennis police spokesman, said the episode began with a call from the Ennis Inn motel, where management reported a group of guests in Room 205 had missed check out time and wouldn’t […]

Harrell to step aside

On Wednesday, Ennis ISD announced that Sam Harrell — head football coach since 1994 — will be reassigned to director of the district’s Career and Technology Education program on a temporary basis beginning in August. This summer, Harrell, who has multiple sclerosis, will be traveling to Costa Rica for treatment. He will take over the […]

Settling tax debt imperative for future abatements

It’s good to see the county taking care of the business of protecting our tax revenue. Monday, commissioners on the Ellis County Commissioners Court approved a settlement that would end two years of arbitration on unresolved tax debt by a company based out of Illinois. That company obtained an abatement for the construction of a […]

Donations aid family

Victron Energy has donated $5,000 to the fund set up to benefit the family of Mohammad Hashemi, the former owner of the B&F Exxon in Garrett. Hashemi is survived by a wife and seven children, ages 16, 14, 10, 7, 4 and twins who are 1 1/2 years old. “We are truly saddened by this needless […]

Death penalty likely on the table in murder

Ellis County Assistant District Attorney Don Maxfield said he will prosecute the case against the suspects involved in the slaying of Mohammad Hashemi, and could pursue the death penalty if the men are indicted for capital murder. He did, however, say that he trusted the work of the ECSO. Whether the three adults are indicted […]

Settlement pending

The Ellis County Commissioners Court has signed off on a settlement agreement with Illinois-based Kehe Foods over a disputed tax abatement with the county and city of Mildothian. Commissioners accepted a payout of $379,380 from Kehe to settle standing arbitration in the dispute that has pitted the county and city of Midlothian against Kehe since […]

Archery team tops nationals goal

The Ennis archery team is back from nationals in Kentucky, and the whole team should be walking taller than before they left. As of this weekend, the National Archery in Schools Program had Ennis placed as 34 out of 106 teams, with a total team score of 3,123. Assistant coach Lanna McCabe is ecstatic with […]

Hashemi slaying suspects served

More than two weeks after investigators discovered Mohammed Hashemi’s body, sheriff’s investigators have filed warrants for capital murder and served the three adult suspects held in Hashemi’s slaying. Chief Deputy Dennis Brearley with the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office said the three suspects were served late Thursday. Justice of the Peace Jackie Miller issued warrants for […]

Hashemi slaying suspects served

More than two weeks after investigators discovered Mohammed Hashemi’s body, sheriff’s investigators have filed warrants for capital murder and served the three adult suspects held in Hashemi’s slaying. Chief Deputy Dennis Brearley with the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office said the three suspects were served late Thursday. Justice of the Peace Jackie Miller issued warrants for […]

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