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Archive for: June, 2016

Newspaper carriers revisit crash site

Two weeks ago, Glenda and Harvey Dixon visited the place that will forever be associated in their minds with a life-changing accident. As the two newspaper carriers, married 46 years, drove out to the crash site on a rural stretch of Ensign Road, they were looking to face their fears, but they were also looking […]

Stars and stripes emerge in Ennis

The Rotary Club of Ennis is helping area residents with a uniquely American expression of patriotism. More than 900 homes in town will have the American flag wafting in the breeze this July Fourth holiday. Get the rest of this story and more… Subscribe today!

Pet of the Week: Dallas

Dallas is currently located at the Waxahachie Petsmart Adoption Center. He is already neutered, has all his shots but his rabies (still too young) and has a microchip. He is such a fun loving guy; go see him and all his other kitty friends at Petsmart and at the shelter. June is adopt a shelter […]

Deal reached in child porn, sex assault cases

A Waxahachie man reached a plea deal with prosecutors Tuesday after being accused of sexual assault and possession of child pornography. William Dubose, 32, pled guilty to eight separate counts – two counts of sexual assault, five counts of possession of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography with intent to promote […]

Lights, camera, action!

Inspired by Justin Timberlake’s current hit, “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” the City of Ennis will provide both the background and the characters for the making of a music video Saturday, July 2. The actual song, which is featured on YouTube, is from DreamWorks Animation’s “Trolls,” with Timberlake providing the vocals. According to Becky McCarty, the […]

Juneteenth at Comanche Crossing

By Rev. Bob Uzzel On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston to read the Emancipation Proclamation and, thus, inform Texas slaves that they were now free. On the same day, the Emancipation Proclamation was read on the Stroud Plantation, home to Limestone County’s largest population of slaves.   The Limestone County city […]

Don’t blow it on the Fourth

By Justin Tubbs People who love America love the Fourth of July; and people who love the Fourth love fireworks. However, this Independence Day Fire Marshal Chad Wester says the way to stay safe, avoid costly tickets and enjoy fireworks is to leave it to the professionals. Get the rest of this story and show […]

Video Extra: Istanbul Airport attack death toll rises to 41, scores injured

ISTANBUL (AP) — Suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs killed 41 people and wounded scores of others at Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport in an attack the government blamed on Islamic State extremists. Funerals were expected Wednesday for some of the victims — who included at least 23 Turkish citizens and 13 foreign nationals — […]

Freedom Fest 2016

Freedom Fest, the last major city event until the Fall Festival in October, is scheduled for Saturday, July 2. Activities are downtown the majority of the day until moving to the Texas Motorplex in the afternoon. Get the latest on all things Ennis… Become a subscriber today!

Local pastor heads to Uganda mission

Darrell Nelson, senior pastor at Faith Assembly of God in Ennis, is about to become a gospel globetrotter. He is headed for Uganda, one of 53 nations in Africa. Often seen wearing a white cowboy hat, he is one of five on the team, the others from Damascus Road Fellowship; Paul Penfold, Cooper and Phyllis […]

State Rep. John Wray talks next legislative session

State Rep. John Wray (R-Waxahachie) addressed an audience at the quarterly Ennis Chamber of Commerce luncheon at K.C. Hall Monday, where he reviewed his first legislative season in Austin. He also covered a handful of subjects of interest to Ellis County residents as well as fielding questions after his message. For more on this story, […]

No leads in arson case

An arson investigation into a house fire on West Baldridge Street hasn’t turned up any new information, according to Ennis Fire Marshal Chad Wester. Wester acknowledged the fact a witness spotted a suspicious vehicle in the area of the home last Wednesday. Want to get the rest of this story?  Subscribe now!

Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic regulations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struck down Texas’ widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics Monday in the court’s biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter century. The justices voted 5-3 in favor of Texas clinics that had argued the regulations were only a veiled attempt to make it harder for women to get abortions […]

Capturing Ennis’ window in time

By Mark Warde When history repeats itself, Dennis Zembala is a happy man. Throughout the downtown district there are multiple restoration projects currently experiencing rebirth. The momentum is somewhat like a wave, cresting just before it reaches land. “I’m very happy to see what’s going on,” said Zembala, who serves on the Ennis Historical Society. […]

Local family helmed EDN for 80 years

By Randy Bigham This year marks the 125th anniversary of the founding of The Ennis Daily News, and as readers and advertisers reflect on the importance of the local newspaper to the life of the Bluebonnet City, many are recalling the Gentry-Nowlin families, who have been associated with the publication for almost its entire history. […]

Stolen motorcycle chase ends on foot

By Justin Tubbs A Thursday night chase involving a stolen motorcycle began in the 100 block of West Ennis Avenue and ended when police caught the suspect on foot in a downtown alley. Lt. Mike Hopson, spokesperson for the Ennis Police Department, said a patrol officer noticed the motorcycle revving its engine, accelerating then slowing […]

Athletes of the Week

Representing Ennis during a recent baseball tournament were battery mates Rowdie Guthrie, the pitcher, and catcher Jamie Barr. The duo took their considerable talents to compete in the event, which was played at Bluebonnet Park. It was for boys ages 10-and-Under. Photos: team, individual and action shots, can still be purchased from Bruce Lattimer at […]

Summer’s here

By Mark Warde Two guys are standing at the gas station filling up. One says to the other, “Man, it’s hot.” The other guy nods affirmatively, “It’s humid too,” to which the first guy counters, “Naw, it’s hotter.” The second guy then replies, “Nope, it’s humider.” After the recent deluge of rain to hit the […]

Settlement sum remains undisclosed

By Justin Tubbs A few questions remain in the now-settled civil suit of Cassandra Ortiz v. Ennis Independent School District. One question that’s yet to be answered is, “What amount did the former Lionettes instructor settle for?” School board members have declined to comment on the settlement, and Ennis ISD officials and Ortiz’s lawyer have […]

Sterilite opening bends to late summer

By Justin Tubbs Thursday afternoon, construction workers began laying brick at the new 400,000 square-foot expansion project on Sterilite Drive. A holdup due to weather has the Ennis Sterilite Corporation expansion a bit behind schedule but a summer opening is imminent. “Weather was difficult, putting a screeching halt to everything for a little bit,” Steve […]

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