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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, […]

Museum hosts fundraiser

The Ellis County Museum, 201 S. College St., in Waxahachie, has announced its fundraiser for 2019. “Western Night,” featuring Mark Gorman and his band, will take place Feb. 16 at the Everley Rose Event Center, 116 US-77, Waxahachie, beginning at 7 p.m. “Throw on your jeans, polish your boots and ‘git to boot scootin,” reads […]

Red Oak Purse Snatcher Identified

Red Oak, TX – On Dec. 20, 2018, the Red Oak Police Department released a video of a purse-snatcher that they were attempting to identify. The suspect subsequently attempted to use one of the victim’s credit cards at the Target & DTLR in the Wheatland Town Crossing shopping center in Dallas. Through additional investigation, the […]

Ellis County Clerk retires

Sen. Brian Birdwell and District Judge Cindy Ermatinger recently joined others in Ellis County honoring retiring County Clerk Cindy Polley. Polley served the citizens of Ellis County as clerk for seven terms, a total of 28 years. Twitter Photo/Sen. Brian Birdwell Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. […]

One dead, several injured in I-35 accident

Italy, TX – An 11-yearold boy from Iowa was pronounced dead at the scene of a multi-vehicle accident on I-35 in Italy, TX and several others were in critical condition. One person was taken to a hospital. Texas Department of Public Safety sent out a press release with further details: On Dec. 29, 2018 at […]

White Christmas odds for Ennis not high – Vestal checks record books for frozen vapor

While it fits the narrative of holiday songs and can make for wonderful photo-opps, folks in the Metroplex seldom have a white Christmas. Local weather-watcher Ron Vestal, has been tracking Ennis weather since the early 1970’s. He knows a thing or two about winter storm fronts and especially the likelihood for snow in North Texas. […]

Commissioners, Judge weigh full docket Bush nears end of 10-year tenure

A lengthy agenda awaited the Commissioners and the County Judge on Tuesday, Dec. 18, starting with consideration for a plan to improve area roadways. That item, a Thoroughfare Plan, was introduced with the need to increase the budget for the project to allow for studying the routing of future roads and current improvements in the […]

Human skull found near Howard Road in Waxahachie

Waxahachie Police confirmed that a human skull was found in a wooded area near Howard Road late Tuesday afternoon. Police received a report at approximately 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 that the skull was first noticed by a surveyor who was observing the area. Police explored the area after responding to the call but soon […]

Use of body cams to continue for sheriffs

David Van Zandt david@ennisdailynews.com. WAXAHACHIE, TX – Ellis County Commissioners met in regular session Tuesday, November 4th to consider a 24-item agenda, though just two were noteworthy – approving the continual use of body cameras for sheriffs and prison guards while talks about county-wide voting locations resumed. Included in the agenda were two public hearings. […]

Traffic on FM 664 rerouted

A major traffic switch is scheduled to begin next week on FM 664 (Ovilla Road) from Interstate 35E (I-35E) to Westmoreland between the cities of Red Oak and Ovilla. The traffic switch is expected to take approximately seven days to complete, beginning Monday, December 10 through Monday, December 17. Most of the work will be […]

Farm and Ranch Seminar Scheduled for Dec. 13th.

A multi-county Farm and Ranch Seminar for farmers and ranchers conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in District 8 is scheduled for December 13. The seminar will be offered at 13 locations across Central Texas. Private Applicators License holders must obtain 15 hours of CEUs every five years to renew/recertify their license; including […]

Commissioners pay tribute to canine officer

During Tuesday’s Ellis County Commissioners Court, all four commissioners and County Judge Carol Bush were present to discuss a 27-item agenda. The court recognized Debra Murray, a sheriffs office dispatcher, for her actions handling the calls related to last year’s shooting at Italy High School. She was honored as the Telecommunicator of the Year by […]

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