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Red Oak couple indicted for $14.5 million in embezzlement

Several charges were brought against Jeffrey and Wendy Richie, of Red Oak, on Oct. 24, according to U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, Erin Nealy Cox. Co-owners of Vantage Benefits Administrators, the Richies were charged with conspiracy, theft from an employee benefit plan, wire fraud, and aggravated identify theft, all leading a federal […]

IMPACT Collects 832 lbs. of unused medications

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

Woman killed in traffic accident

On Sunday an Ellis County road accident resulted in the death of a Waxahachie woman. At 9:24 p.m. Monday dispatchers at the Northern Ellis Emergency Dispatch Center received multiple 9-1-1 referencing a female walking in the middle of the left lane of the 500 block of S. IH-35E. Red Oak Police Department personnel were dispatched […]

Former corrections officer sentenced to 60 years by Ellis County jury for sexual assault of a child

An Ellis County Jury sentenced William Joseph Summerville, 44, to 60 years in prison on Wednesday for the aggravated sexual assault of a child. The Italy resident and former corrections officer was found guilty on the charges Tuesday. Summerville will be eligible for parole when he has served half of his sentence. He was also […]

Search for EISD Supt. down to three

Ennis Independent School District could announce the lone finalist to fill the district superintendent void when they conclude meetings with the three remaining candidates. The Board of Trustees have whittled a list of 72 applicants down to three, who are nameless until one is chosen. A second round of talks, which includes dinner at local […]

Reagor Springs wreck involves WISD bus

A crash between a Waxahachie ISD school bus and a mid-sized truck on Wednesday morning along U.S. 287 in Reagor Springs brought damages but no reports of injuries. Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers were summoned at 7:01 a.m. to the site on northbound Hwy 287 at Mustang Road in rural Waxahachie, just north of […]

Friends, family share fond memories of Chambers

People around Ellis County have described Don Chambers with a single word, dedicated. He was a man dedicated to his family, community, and fellow firefighters. Chambers served 45 years with the Italy Volunteer Fire Department with 23 of those years as chief. He passed away last week. Jackie Cates, who is a captain with the […]

Ellis County first responders take to the softball field for Shop with a Hero Program

Police officers and firefighters took to the softball field for a good cause on Saturday. First responders were raising funds for the Shop with a Hero program. Brad Elliott, a fundraising committee member, stated Shop with a Hero works to build positive relationships between police officers and firefighters with children through an annual shopping trip […]

Scenes from the Expo

Madelynn Ness, with the Palmer FFA, competes in the lamb judging portion of Tuesday’s Ellis County Youth Expo. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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