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Bardwell to hold mayoral election

Ellis County Judge Todd Little will call a special election to fill the vacancy at mayor for Bardwell, located less than seven miles south of Ennis on Texas State Hwy 34. Current mayor, 90-year old J.B Lowery, Jr., who has served in the position for over three terms, chose not to run for reelection in […]

Voters put limits on annexation

A small number determined big issues on Saturday when only 13.1 percent of registered voters in Ellis County chose to curtain area cities from annexing adjacent properties within their city limits. The May 4 proposal to make Ellis County a Tier 2 county was a hotly contested ballot initiative. Nearly 87 percent voted for the […]

Roof-jumping student electrocuted – 20-year old from SAGU

Waxahachie Police reported on Sunday night an attempt at fun turn resulted in the accidental death of 20-year old Jedidiah Brookbank, a student at Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) and resident of Waxahachie. The WPD and Waxahachie Fire Rescue responded to a call at 11:20 p.m. At the 100 block of N. Rogers St. […]

Schwind begins at Italy ISD – New supt. sees edge in small-town schools

New head of schools, Dr. Michelle Schwind, wasted little time in getting to work once the Team-of-Eight, the Italy ISD Board of Trustees, signed her to a contract. She inherits the position held for three years by Lee Joffre, the previous superintendent. He was hired for the same position at Mabank. Once a state mandated […]

IMPACT Communities, local law enforcement collect 1117 lbs. of unused, expired meds

Ellis County citizens participated in the National DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Event on Saturday, April 27, 2019. After cleaning out their medicine cabinets of expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications, they disposed of them at one of the drug take back locations around the county for an environmentally safe and proper disposal. This […]

Body Identified in Waxahachie

The body of Dru Cisneres, a 22 year old Waxahachie resident, was found Thursday afternoon. Cisneres had last been seen by neighbors on Saturday, April 20,2019. The remains were located on the banks of a detention pond near the east entrance of the Hunter’s Cove Apartments. The cause of death are undetermined pending the autopsy […]

2019 Ellis County Youth Expo – 4H and FFA Students Big Winners

Congratulations to Drestan Honza for winning 2019 Grand Champion Market Lamb. Congratulations Maddie Hamm for winning 2019 Grand Champion Market Hog. 4-H, FFA students big winners in annual Ellis County Youth Expo. Read more stories like this in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

New emergency management director named – Pickett comes to Ellis County from Denton

Ellis County Commissioners met on April 9 with a 22-item docket, including the introduction of a new Emergency Management Coordinator, Samantha Pickett, from North Texas. County Judge Todd Little presided over the approval of several plat variances for developments throughout the county. The commissioners also unanimously approved the purchase of several pieces of equipment for […]

Around Town – City of Rice 9th. Annual Easter in the Park

City of Rice Easter in the Park-City of Rice will host their 9th Annual Easter in the Park at Mike Dickens Memorial Park, 101 Sunrise Dr. in Rice on Saturday, April 20. Hippity Hop 5K Trot Fun Run begins at 8 a.m. with Easter Egg Hunt (10 and under) to follow at 9 a.m. There […]

Familiar name is new pastor in Italy

Churches are built around following the footsteps of a shepherd. Twenty miles southwest of Ennis in smalltown Italy, that also means trusting the heart of a familiar guide. And for the second time in the history of Family Fellowship Church, they have a recognizeable leader of the flock. Four months ago they named Shaun Roberts, […]

Storm Spotter Training Program Scheduled for March 7

The National Weather Service will soon be in town for a free severe weather training session.2018 brought a variety of severe weather; including hail up to 3 inches in diameter in the spring and summer months and flash flooding in the fall months. The 2019 severe weather season is not too far away, and the […]

Commissioners talk extra firework sales Ellis Co. snuffs out dud of idea

County Fire Marshall Tim Birdwell. After receiving a request, Ellis County Judge Todd Little placed an item on the February 12 agenda for Commissioners to consider allowing three additional times during the year to sell fireworks in Ellis County. The request sought consideration to allow for the sale of fireworks during three specific occasions. The […]

Congressman Ron Wright to Speak at ECRW Lincoln Day Dinner

Congressman Ron Wright to Speak at ECRW Lincoln Day Dinner, Newly elected U.S. Representative of District 6, Congressman Ron Wright, will be the guest speaker at the Ellis County Republican Women’s Lincoln Day Dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Waxahachie Civic Center, 2000 Civic Center Lane. A VIP Sponsor Reception and photo op starts […]

Citizens Accused – Sponsored by The Law Office of Michael J. Crawford

Moore, Ronald Herbert, 48, Waxahachie, public intoxication, assault public servant, bond set at 30,000.00, poss cs pg 1 lt1g, no bond, court date given, booked on 02/02/2019 by Waxahachie PD. Smalling, Jacob Dylan, 21, Midlothian, assault fam/house mem impede breath/circulation, no bond, booked 02/02/2019 by Midlothian PD. Mcgowan, George, 58, Ennis, theft prop lt$2,500 2/more […]

NARFE to Hold Monthly Meeting

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Chapter 1191, will hold its monthly meeting at the Sirloin Stockade in Corsicana on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Sirloin Stockade is located at 2508 W.7th Ave. (TX Hwy 31) in Corsicana. The guest speaker for the meeting will be Gary […]

Citizens Accused – Sponsored by The Law Office of Michael J. Crawford

Smith, Todd Edward, 42, Ennis, assault family/household member w/prev conv, poss cs, rec’d 8 years in Texas department of criminal justice, booked 1/18/2019 by Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Jernigan, Kenneth Edward, 32, Ferris, assault fam/house mem impede breath/circulat, $10,000.00 bond, booked 1/20/2019 by Ferris PD. Carter, Cameron, 19, Red Oak, theft of firearm, no bond, […]

Cannaday Passes Gavel to Phillips

On January 10 Nancy Cannaday retired as Ellis County Democratic Chair at the CEC meeting held at the Waxahachie Democratic HQ. Cannaday took over as the Ellis County Democratic Chair in 2011. Her father was County Judge in Kent County. She is a longtime resident of Ellis County; she and her husband Tommy live in […]

High Speed Rail in Court – Texas Central Sues 3 Ellis Co. Landowners

Mark Warde mark@ennisdailynews.com, Texas Central is scheduled to take three Ellis County landowners to court Wednesday afternoon in Waxahachie according to sources involved in the cases. The three property owners decided to consolidate their cases into one to oppose the high-speed rail want-to-be company from succeeding in their suit. According to Desi Porter, the executive […]

Citizens Accused

HOBBS, LYESHIA ASHLEY, 32, Ennis, Resist Arrest, Search or Transport (FTA/Bond Forfeiture, $10,000 Bond. Booked on 1/8/19 by Ennis PD, GARCIA, JOE LEE, 38, Ennis, Assault Fam/House Mem Impede Breath/ Circulat, Intefere W/Emergency Req for Assistance, Unl Carrying Weapon. Booked 1/6/19 by Ennis PD, TAYLOR, DAMAREON DONTAE, 30, Waxahachie, Man Del CS PG 1 GT=1GLT4G, […]

Classes offered to improve computer and job skills

Waxahachie, TX – Registration is now open for classes to help women learn or improve their skills on computers and discuss job situations will be conducted starting January 21rst in Waxahachie. Ellis Christian Women’s Job Corps, located at 3080 W. Hwy 287 Bypass in Waxahachie, offer classes in Computer/Microsoft Office, Keyboarding, Resume Writing, Interview Skills, […]

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