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Archive for: September, 2016

Fatal wreck details emerge

The person killed in a three-car accident on Clay Street Wednesday afternoon was a 10-year-old girl, according to the Ennis Police Department. Find this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Travel guide features Bluebonnet Trails

One of Ennis’ most popular attractions–the bluebonnet trails–is getting some time in the limelight following a 3-page feature in Explore Texas: A Nature Travel Guide. Get more on this story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Alleged fridge burglars land in the cooler

Two Ennis men were caught attempting to make off with a refrigerator from inside a vacant house Tuesday, according to Ennis Police. Get the details on this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Stay informed, subscribe today!

Adell Svoboda Vrzalik

Adell Svoboda Vrzalik,  86, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Adell was born in Kaufman County on March 4, 1930 to Jerry and Agnes (Bezdek) Svoboda. She grew up in Seagoville, Texas and attended school there. On August 27, 1949 she married Edward O Vrzalik and they made their home in […]

Pet of the Week: Lucy

Lucy is a 2 year old mastiff mix available for adoption through the Ellis County SPCA. She is already spayed and chipped, current on all her shots and heartworm negative. Lucy loves to play with dogs, and does well with cats and children. She is housebroken, knows how to sit, and is the best snuggler […]

Penalties pile up against Lions

On a rare afternoon game in Ennis billed as a tribute to senior players, the game could have easily honored Flag Day, just not the kind of flags you want to salute. Get this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Area Olympic gold medalist set to be grand marshal

Each fall, the Texas Motorplex gears up for one of the biggest NHRA events there is. Taking the family to the Fall Nationals each October, for some Ennis racing fans, has become a tradition. Get this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Ellis County sees spike in voter registration

With National Voter Registration Day Tuesday, Ellis County Elections Administrator Jana Onyon said yesterday the county is slated for a strong presence at the polls, as already 100,000 of the county’s 155,000 population has registered to vote for the upcoming election on November 8. Get the full story in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily […]

Girl killed in car crash

A juvenile girl was killed in a three-car accident near the corner of South Clay and West Lampasas Street Wednesday afternoon, according to Ennis Police. Lt. Fred Pontley with the Ennis Police Department said the crash report hadn’t been completed as of Thursday morning but that police have a basic understanding of how the wreck […]

Michael Anderson Wood

  Michael Anderson Wood, 37, passed away September 23, 2016, in Waco.  Visitation was Tuesday, September 27, 6:00-8:00 p.m., at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home.  Services were held Wednesday, September 28, 11:00 a.m., at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church with Dr. Byron Weathersbee officiating. Michael was born in Fort Worth on May 8, 1979, to Randy and Edna […]

Winford Venable

Winford Venable, 87, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. A Celebration of his life will take place on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 10 a.m. in the J.E. Keever […]

Bill Glaspy

Bill Glaspy, 77, passed away in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Jeanette Coleman

Jeanette Coleman, 38, passed away September 22, 2016. Viewing will be Friday, September 30, 2016 from 3 – 6 p.m. in the Eternal Rest Chapel in Ennis. Services will be October 1, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the 6th Avenue Baptist Church at 125 S. 5th St. in Corsicana. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery […]

Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor, 68, passed away September 22, 2016. Services will be September 30, 2016 at 12 p.m. in the Eternal Rest Chapel at 215 N. Dallas St. Ennis. Burial will be in the Rice Cemetery in Rice, Tx. Arrangements are under the direction of Eternal Rest Funeral Home, 215 N. Dallas St., Ennis,  (972) 875-2393

County finalizes budget and tax rate

Budgeting and tax rate talks were finalized Tuesday afternoon in a regularly scheduled Ellis County Commissioners Court meeting in Waxahachie. Find the rest of this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Holloway shines in rare Saturday game

Ennis junior back Kyre Holloway said playing on a Saturday was a little odd for him and his Ennis Lions, but one look at Holloway’s stat line indicates he felt pretty comfortable. Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Subscribe today!

New vision for historic church

Some of Rev. Booker T. Washington’s fondest memories are of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church. It’s where he met and married the love of his life, Shandra, now wed nearly 32 years. It was where he said he accepted Christ as his savior, right before shipping off to the Navy in 1981… The full details of […]

One injured in rollover accident

Minor injuries were reported Monday in a two-vehicle wreck in which one car rolled over onto its side. Police on the scene said the wreck was likely caused as a result of a driver running a red light at the intersection of Ennis Avenue and Yorkstown. Get all the details on this story and more […]

American Legion donates to nine charitable organizations

The local American Legion chapter did more than its share of charitable work last week when it donated a combined $14,500 to nine local organizations and charities. All donations came during a special check presentation last Wednesday at the American Legion on Rumbo Road, the day before the regionally-recognized North Texas Day of Giving. Find […]

Prosecutor will not pursue charges in county bidding probe

The Kaufman County District Attorney’s Office last week recommended no criminal prosecution in an investigation into alleged competitive bidding violations by two Ellis County commissioners. Get the full story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Become a subscriber!

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