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Driver handed 55 years

WAXAHACHIE — An Ellis County jury sentenced 25-year-old Dylyn Reed Richards of Venus to 55 years in prison on Friday, a day after convicting him of intoxication manslaughter resulting in the death of a police officer.

Midlothian trustee makes intent official

Duke Burge recently announced his intention to seek election in the Republican primary as the District 10 representative in the Texas House of Representatives.

H-E-B prepares annual fire station adoption

AUSTIN — H-E-B will honor our nation’s firefighters for their dedication and selfless service with the ninth annual company-wide volunteer program Helping Heroes on Sept. 13.

Lions tear down Burleson

The Ennis Lions (1-0) kicked off the 2013 season with a morale-boosting 43-14 victory over the Burleson Centennial Spartans (0-1). The Lions gave fans a preview of the diverse talent the team has this season with a variety of offensive plays and defensive stops by multiple defensemen.

United Way has vital role here

Jenny Vidrine, the past leader of the Greater Ennis United Way’s fundraising campaign, had some truth to share when she addressed the crowd Thursday at the organization’s luncheon marking the beginning of the annual effort. “My actions matter,” Vidrine said. “I do live united with all of you, and us with each other. Maybe tomorrow […]

Totally avoidable tragedy

I’ve covered three trials so far since coming to work at the Ennis Daily News, though none have shaken me as much as the Dylan Richards trial. If for nothing else, the shocking randomness of it.

A thriving downtown can lift city

There is a good deal of merit in the considerations to turn our downtown into more of an active, inviting and prosperous area of the community. It would be an injustice to say the administration in Ennis has been passive in the protection and development of its downtown — the historic designation was a pet […]

GEUW forges ahead

The Greater Ennis United Way’s annual campaign has begun.

Ennis loses a beloved gentleman

Charlie Honza, who among his titles attached Arden Insurance manager and longtime pillar of the Ennis Lions Club, died Thursday morning after a long battle with multiple myeloma.

Driver guilty

An Ellis County jury will decide the ultimate fate of a 25-year-old Venus man who was found guilty Thursday in the death of a Waxahachie police officer.

Student expectations at games

As summer turns into fall, one of the most popular activities here in town is attending Ennis Lions home football games. A brand-new season kicks off this Friday against Burleson Centennial at Lion Memorial Stadium.

Put your heart into our team

High school football begins in earnest tomorrow.

Syria rally planned

An Ennis rally is in the works against United States military involvement in Syria.

Prosecution: Spurned advances preceded fatal wreck

The prosecution in the state’s manslaughter case against Dylan Reed Richards used the testimony of seven witnesses Wednesday to paint a picture of the hours leading up to the fatal 2012 crash that killed a local police officer.

Game time looms

If anything can be said about the first round playoff defeat last season, the Ennis Lions are motivated more than ever and have set their sights on an undefeated season to win the state championship.

Calls sound out for plan

Preservation-minded residents and business owners made a platform out of Tuesday’s meeting of the Historic Landmark Commission, sharing a view that without a global development plan for adjoined properties, development in the tornado zone will not live up to its potential.

Anne Keever

Anne Keever passed away early Tuesday, August 27, 2013 in Ennis, Texas. Anne Elizabeth (Atkinson) Keever was born in Savannah, Georgia on January, 21, 1925 to the Honorable David Scarlett Atkinson and Catherine (Candler) Atkinson. She made her social debut in Savannah, Georgia, attended Sweet Briar College in Virginia and graduated from the University of […]

Charles Raymond “Charlie” Honza

Charles Raymond “Charlie” Honza went joyfully to be with his Lord Jesus on Thursday, August 29, 2013. Charlie was born in Ennis, Texas on March 29, 1948 to Charles Rudolph and Bessie (Svehlak) Honza. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was glad to call himself a disciple of Christ. He graduated […]

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Venus man convicted in crash that killed officer

An Ellis County jury found Dylyn Richards guilty Thursday afternoon of intoxication manslaughter in the July 2012 death of Waxahachie Police Officer Josh Williams.

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