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    Painting the town »

    Weston Haggstrom, 7, of Ennis helps local artist Ben Vyers paint hay bales at the downtown Ennis Hay Maze.…

    Oct 18 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    New Habitat home dedicated Saturday »

    The storms of Saturday didn’t prevent the dedication of a new Habitat for Humanity home in Ennis. “The storms kept us from getting outdoor photos of the newly laid sod…

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    Spraying fall colors »

    Ben Vyers, a local artist who adds splash to local businesses, is at work on bales of hay at the Autumn Daze hay maze. He had a the perfect volunteer…

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    Sports

    LIONS POWER PLAY »

    Photo by Chris McGathey James Harris, shown here powering through a gap created by Kyle Benner (60) and Jordan McCray…

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    Ennis VB netters defeat Waco, 3-1 – Final home match Friday, Oct. 19 »

    Ennis varsity volleyball snapped a short losing streak with a 3-1 triumph on the road against Waco University on Tuesday.…

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    State Farm

    State Farm
    Editorials

    Why do we text and drive? »

    Drive any where in town, along I-45 or U.S. 287 and the signs are everywhere. It is alarming and the numbers indicate it is getting more common and more dangerous. On the highway texters will occupy the left lane – often because there are fewer…

    Oct 18 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    The men with whom I live »

    I need some crime scene tape. Recently, when I was making grandiose preparations for a meeting I was scheduled to host, I explained to the Men With Whom I Live that the kitchen would be closed to them on Wednesday evening until Friday morning. “There…

    Oct 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Happy haunting, but be safe »

    Halloween is fun for all ages but there’s also danger involved in the popular night-time festivity, and kids and parents need to take heed of safety tips. Motorists should be especially alert on Halloween, whether driving on residential streets or downtown. Slow those cars down…

    Oct 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Information on local Hoefer house sought »

    I received an email recently from Erica Todd about the home she has purchased at 1310 W. Denton St. She is hoping to find out more information on the house. Here is her letter: “I am Erica Todd. My parents are John and Amelia Valdez…

    Oct 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
    Obituaries

    Adell Marie Honza – Obituary »

    Adell Marie Honza passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018. She had just celebrated her 96th birthday, on October 3, 2018. Adell was the second…

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    Thomas Newell Ballard – Obituary »

    Thomas Newell Ballard, 51, passed away October 4, 2018 in Ennis, Texas. Thomas was born November 8, 1966 in Longview, Texas to Newell M. and…

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    Reese Motley – Obituary »

    Reese Motley, 75, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. Reese was born March 9, 1943 to Cecil C. and Mary Jane…

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    Rex Alan Jack – Obituary »

    Rex Alan Jack, 70, passed away on October 6, 2018. Arrangements were under the direction of Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas…

    Oct 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
    County News

    Multiple injuries in Red Oak accident

    On Friday, Oct. 5, at 7:45 a.m., dispatchers at the Northern Ellis Emergency Dispatch center received multiple 9-1-1 calls in reference to a major accident in the 600 block of W. Red Oak Road. Red Oak…

    Oct 8 2018 / Read More »

    Truck strikes officer in Italy – COURT CASES

    An inattentive driver of a pickup truck struck and injured an Italy police officer on Monday morning. Department of Public Safety staff official Sgt. Sara Warren said the officer was rushed by ground ambulance to Methodist…

    Oct 5 2018 / Read More »

    Weekend flooding grips Ellis County

    Saturday the National Weather Service in Fort Worth issued a flash flood warning for northwestern Ellis County as well as for eastern Johnson County. Flooding continued throughout the day and Sunday. Emergency management reported flooded roads…

    Sep 27 2018 / Read More »
    National news

    Puppeteer who played Big Bird on ‘Sesame Street’ retiring after nearly 50 years

    The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on “Sesame Street” is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show. Caroll Spinney tells the New York Times that Thursday will be his last day on the program,…

    Oct 18 2018 / Read More »

    20 Killed In Crash Involving Limo

    NEW YORK (CBSNEWS) — Police said Sunday that 20 people were killed in a two-vehicle crash on Saturday in upstate New York. The Albany Times Union reported a limousine was carrying a wedding party when it…

    Oct 8 2018 / Read More »

    Toys R Us Comeback? Investors Look To Revive Brand

    (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Less than four months after all of its locations, a group of investors is planning a comeback for Toys R Us, in the latest twist for the troubled retail brand. The group, made up…

    Oct 3 2018 / Read More »
    State news

    Joe Pool Lake Levels Rise, Force Marina Closure

    The parking lot at Lynn Creek Marina is completely under water and the lake is expected to rise throughout the day Wednesday. After several days of rain, Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie is at least…

    Oct 18 2018 / Read More »

    Waco wave pool closes after surfer dies from ‘brain-eating amoeba’

    WACO, Texas — The BSR Surf Resort in Waco voluntarily closed its wave pool for CDC testing after a surfer who visited the pool died from Naegleria fowleri, which is also known as a “brain-eating amoeba.”The…

    Oct 1 2018 / Read More »

    Opening Day for State Fair of Texas is today

    The gates swing open at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 28 for the 2018 State Fair of Texas! Don’t miss all the fun Opening Day activities including the Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting. OPENING DAY CEREMONY.…

    Sep 28 2018 / Read More »
    Lifestyles

    EPT scares with Blood Money

    Last week, a spooky thriller perfect for this pre-Halloween period made its debut at the Ennis Public Theatre. Director Shelley Aubrey knows her craft and expresses it with precision in “Blood Money,” the story of a…

    Oct 18 2018 / Read More »

    Daily Horoscope 10/18/18

    LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Make change count. Think matters through and take the initiative to turn your plans into reality. Show responsibility and a desire to work to get the results you want. An unlikely…

    Oct 18 2018 / Read More »

    Daily Horoscope Libra 10/17/18

    LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Consider what you enjoy doing. It’s OK to follow your own path and do your own thing. Don’t feel you must be a copycat or indulge someone who always expects you…

    Oct 16 2018 / Read More »

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