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Archive for: December, 2016

Brenda Kay Cottongame Grant

Brenda Kay Cottongame Grant, 59, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Friday, December 23, 2016. Brenda was born in Ennis, Texas to Joe Lee and Virgie Charlene (Murphy) Cottongame on August 19, 1957.  She grew up in Palmer and graduated from Palmer High School in 1975.  On October 11, 1980 she married Bob Grant, the […]

Cecial Wilburn Christian

Cecial Wilburn Christian Cecil Wilburn Christian, 90, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016 in Waxahachie, Texas. Cecil was born in Garrett, Texas on April 19, 1926 to Edward James and Lilly (Shaw) Christian.  He grew up in Garrett and graduated from Ennis High School.  On November 3, 1950 he married the love of his life […]

2016 In Review: Ennis elects a new mayor

The election in May was historic for two reasons… Get this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Fire Marshal: Fireworks, bonfires banned in city limits

With New Year’s Eve fast approaching, Ennis Fire Marshal Chad Wester urges citizens to remember there is a standing burn ban as well as a ban on fireworks inside the city limits. Find more on this story in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

County to host weather training seminar

Ellis County Emergency Management Coordinator Stephanie Parker said on Tuesday the county will be hosting a Skywarn Weather Training seminar in March. Get the details on this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Dreaming of a pink Christmas

A holiday that would otherwise be bleak for Patricia Castillo and her family is a little brighter this Christmas season. Read more on this story in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Health official warns of nearby mumps outbreak

Although no cases of the mumps have been reported yet in Ennis, Dr. Craig Yetter of the Ennis Regional Medical Center said he is concerned about the highly infectious nature of the illness as the number of reported cases continues to rise in nearby Johnson County. Get the details on this story and more in […]

Local chamber makes donation

The Ennis Negro Chamber of Commerce represented by Ernest Bradley, Badair Lockhart, Lois Sallie Wofford and Woodrow Wilson, donated gifts to Prosperity Bank’s tree last week. The presents went to orphaned and abandoned children. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Arrest made in Bardwell arson case

Ellis County Fire Marshal Tim Birdwell confirmed Friday that an arrest had been made in connection with an explosion and car fire in Bardwell Dec. 12. For more on this story, pick up Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Seasonal sisters relish Christmas

They are not twins, they aren’t even sisters, but one wouldn’t know it to see two Ennis women preparing for Christmas. Whether shopping, decorating, party planning or just hanging out together, Melissa Honza and Josie Prachyl are devoted to all things Yuletide, and in the buildup to Christmas Day they’re seldom to be found apart. […]

Track Santa on his magical journey around the world

Keep up with Santa Claus as he makes his way delivering gifts… Click here to watch!

Santa cop is coming to town

For the past 17 year, hundreds of Ennis children have received gifts they might not have received otherwise, thanks to the Ennis Police Officers Association and its Santa Cop program. Get the full story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Local Meals on Wheels gets new look

A national organization with local ties is getting a brand new look. Get this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Dallas Judge named ‘Texan of the Year’

U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack, the judge who ruled that Texas’ foster care system is unconstitutionally broken, has been named Texan of the Year. Get the full story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

N. Texas Food Bank CEO steps down amid cancer fight

North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) President and CEO Jan Pruitt announced this week she is stepping down in order to deal with “advanced cancer,” according to a statement issued by the organization. Get the full story in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Pet of the Week: Cassie

Cassie is our Pet of the Week. She is a sweet 7-8 month old retriever mix and she loves to snuggle. Unfortunately Cassie had to be brought in to the shelter when her owner was diagnosed with cancer and she is in need of a new home. She is already spayed, current on all her […]

Fire marshal sends car explosion evidence to lab

The Ellis County Fire Marshal’s office has submitted evidence to a lab in an effort to determine if a recent Bardwell car explosion and fire was an act of arson. Find the details on this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Mayor calls on city to ‘live healthy’

Mayor Angie Juenemann is asking the community to step up and take part in a challenge that promotes healthy, active living. Find the details on this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Judge rejects high speed rail motion, survey case set for trial

State District Judge Joseph “Tad” Halbach rejected a motion for summary judgment by bullet train proponent Texas Central in its effort to gain access to survey the land of a property owner. Get the full story in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Happy Holi-Hay…

Ennis local Jim Anderson constructed this hay bale reindeer at his home along Sugar Ridge Road to the delight of passersby. Anderson said he plans to do an Easter bunny in the spring. Check it out in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Stay informed, subscribe today!

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