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Lawanda Collins

Lawanda Collins, 38, passed away October 10, 2014. Funeral services are pending with Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas St., 972-875-2393.

CDC: Texas health care worker positive for Ebola

DALLAS (AP) — Federal officials have confirmed that a health care worker who provided hospital care for an Ebola patient in Dallas has tested positive for the virus. Texas officials earlier Sunday said preliminary tests showed the worker had been exposed to Ebola, but they were awaiting confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]

City talk tax plan

Roughly 10 concerned citizens along with a handful of city officials showed up Thursday night in the Ennis City Commission chambers for the last public forum regarding the proposed sales tax hikes for the upcoming election.

Christmas trees planned for downtown

The corner of Dallas and Knox Streets are set for a little extra cheer this holiday season — if the plan can pass engineering muster.

Farmers Market Spotlight

During the dog days of summer one vendor at the Ennis Farmers Market has proven to be a sweet relief to shoppers as well as other vendors; Jesus Rodriguez and his mobile freezer of homemade ice creams and sherbets.

Words can give flight

In a world where Red Bull jingles can give flight to lawsuits, Thursday’s turnout for author Ron E. Moore’s narratives and book signing spoke volumes to the power of the pen. Or the lure of Bubba’s barbecue.

No need to fear Ebola in America

Let’s get this out of the way quickly: settle down. You’re probably not going to get ebola.

Tomatoes ripe for October audiences

“A Bad Year for Tomatoes” has little to do with Ennis area farmers and much about Theatre Rocks’ latest dramatic comedy, which debuts this weekend.

One caught, two wanted in metal theft

Ennis police arrested one man on Tuesday in connection to a alleged metal theft from a local business, with two more suspects still at large.

HFTB garage sale Saturday

Having chosen and introduced the American soldier and his family to reside in a custom-built home in Ennis, the non-profit group, Home For The Brave, begins a series of fund-raisers by hosting a garage sale on Saturday.

Don A. Young

Don A. Young, 65, passed away in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. A Celebration of his life will take place on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis with Rev. Craig Krueger officiating. The family requests in lieu of flowers donation be made in Don’s […]

Albin Frank Vrana

Albin Frank Vrana, age 80 of Rowlett, Texas passed away October 6, 2014. He was born August 26, 1934 in Ennis, Texas to Joseph and Annie (Faraizl) Vrana.  Albin graduated from St. John’s High School in Ennis. His biggest joys in life were his family and grandkids.  He also enjoyed woodcrafting, coaching softball and polka […]

Joe McKibbin

Heaven gained a great man when the angels came to greet Joe McKibbin as he completed his eight year battle with ALS on Monday, October 6, 2014 with his loving and supportive family by his side. Joe graduated from Liberal High School where he lettered in football and wrestling.   He was honored to receive […]

Take time for tax hike forum

Thursday night will mark the last public forum before the Nov. 4 general election, when, among other ballot items, voters will make a decision regarding two sales tax proposals that could result in a .5-cent sales tax hike. This also means the last chance for voters to inquire with city commissioners’ about the proposals.

Water bills to increase

City of Ennis water customers will see an increase on their bill this month because of a planned hike to sewer and sanitation rates.

ECSO, Waxahachie police find pot field

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the Waxahachie Police Department to find and destroy an apparently abandoned marijuana growing operation on Friday.

Honza writes second book

Ennis resident Carol Honza has recently released her second book in two years.

Favre says he’s glad Manning will break his record 

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Brett Favre says he couldn’t be happier to see Peyton Manning on the brink of breaking his NFL record of 508 touchdown throws. Manning has 503 heading into Denver’s road game Sunday against the New York Jets. Favre told The Associated Press he’s thrilled for Manning, who’s coming off a career-best […]

Ebola evades European defenses; pet dog must die 

MADRID (AP) — Health officials in Spain rushed to contain the Ebola virus Tuesday after it got past Europe’s defenses, quarantining four people at a Madrid hospital where a nursing assistant got infected and persuading a court that the woman’s dog must die. The first case of Ebola transmitted outside Africa, where a months-long outbreak […]

Cooking with friends

Saturday’s Country Cooking demonstration at the Farmers Market featured Mayor Russell Thomas, who assisted his wife, Nancy (left), prepare three dishes.

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