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Ellis County burn ban lifted after just three weeks

Ellis County Commissioners had many decisions to make at their last meeting including a lift on the county burn ban. Taking heed of the recommendation by Ellis County Fire Marshal Tim Birdwell commissioners unanimously elected to lift the outdoor burn ban they put into effect four weeks ago. Typically the court will institute a burn […]

Ennis resident recounts case of mistaken identity

During Hurricane Harvey you could say Ennis resident Regina Johnson had been through a lot. After being stuck at sea on a Carnival Cruise ship, not being able to dock would be the last of her worries. Or so you would think. On Sunday Johnson posted her story after her encounter with an Ellis County […]

County weighs request from SPCA

WAXAHACHIE – The Ellis County Commissioners Court discussed the request for additional funding for the SPCA at its last scheduled meeting. SPCA representatives advised the court that its current contract with the county is not covering expenses. Martha Weedon, who serves as the certified public accountant for the SPCA, presented the court with financial records […]

Grayson talks Pct. 2 road repairs

County commissioner for Precinct 2, Lane Grayson, held a town meeting on Monday at the Ennis Public Library that featured a rapid tag-team with speakers. Grayson, as is his custom during three years in office, hosts meetings which are a mix of road construction updates and imparting information to local residents. The promptly ran, one-hour […]

Grayson town hall to introduce county officials

Sheriff Charles “Chuck” Edge, Ellis County Elections Administrator Jana Onyon and new Ellis County Auditor Miykael Reeve will be the special guests at Precinct 2 County Commissioner Lane Grayson’s town hall meetings in Ennis and Waxahacchie Monday and Tuesday. The town hall in Ennis will take place at the Ennis Public Library at 6 p.m. […]

New restaurant opens for business

Owners of the Diamond Saddle David and Orma Bauman officially opened the doors to their new restaurant The Diamond Saddle last week. The restaurant is located at 3670 S. Hwy. 287 in Waxahachie. The restaurant also has themed dinner nights and owners plan to expand on the eatery’s outdoor dining features. Read the full story […]

Coach reinstated after confrontation with Kitna

An ill-fated attempt to frame a coach who was a witness of another coach’s discipline gone-bad approach led to his being bullied and stripped of his rank. Fearless, he fought legally and this month was restored to his job. But there was a clause. The offending side would plead not guilty for preceding events and […]

Red Oak Police arrest Prosperity Bank robber

RED OAK – Just one day after asking the public’s help in identifying a bank robber, Red Oak police have made an arrest. Police said they arrested Stevie Elbert Jones, 54, who is believed to be the subject who robbed the Prosperity Bank, located at 500 N. I-35 on Tuesday. Read the full story and […]

Cotton is King

It may look like sweet cotton candy but picking its bolls has long been a labor intensive chore that has spanned centuries and races of all colors. Today in Texas the crop still reigns as King Cotton. Back in the early 1900’s through the 1930’s the top two counties in the USA in terms of […]

Unidentified Suspects Still At Large in Red Oak Burglaries

Red Oak – The Ellis County Sheriff’s Department said it was still looking for four individuals connected to a Red Oak home burglary where they stole credit cards and currency earlier his month. In a prepared statement, officials with the sheriff’s department said the offense took place on Sept. 11th where Ellis County Sheriff’s Deputies […]

Midlothian PD releases new tip411 app

MIDLOTHIAN — The Midlothian Police Department has become very forward thinking when it comes to the use of technology. For the past three weeks the department has been using a new app for smartphones that is free to download for residents who want to submit tips or find out what is going on in their […]

One fatality after car slams into semi trailer

Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety said one man is dead after slamming into the back of a semi trailer just four miles south of Waxahachie on Thursday. Read the full story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today! https://www.ennisdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/12-Month-CD-Flyer-9.1.17.jpg

Midlothian girl to star on cooking show

One Midlothian girl is putting her cooking skills to the test as part of the “Top Chef Junior” television series on Universal Kids beginning October 13. According to a release from the Network, 12-year-old Kenzie, whose last name was not released in the announcement because of her age, will represent Ellis County as part of […]

Cotton is still king

(First in a two-part series) Autumn is chocked full of annual events, most of them tied to the season of harvest. Chief among them is the six week cotton harvest. Ellis County once led the nation in cotton industry from 1908 to 1930. Ironically, another Texas county that used to rank among the best, Collin […]

Power of Prayer

Waxahachie High School football mom Semetria Becks prays with other moms during a prayer cirlce at the 50 yard line of Lumpkins Stadium. The mother’s meet every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. during the football season. Read the full story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today! https://www.ennisdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/12-Month-CD-Flyer-9.1.17.jpg

Sheriff’s Department issues warning to farm trespassers

The Ellis County Sheriff ’s Department is issuing a warning to trespassers after an uptick in cases reported by local farmers. Ellis County Sheriff Charles Edge said after meeting with local farmers recently they have expressed concerns with trespassers destroying planted fields. “I was visiting with some farmers from Ellis county the other day, and […]

County may amend budget to reflect SPCA increase, costs

Ellis County Commissioners mulled a request from officials with the Ellis County SPCA to amend their recently passed budget to reflect an increase. SPCA officials at Tuesday’s commissioner’s meeting said they were attending to follow up on requests for the increase, and were under the impression that they would be included in the county’s recently […]

SAGU alum turn to Kickstarter for project

Throwing some ideas around for a new business venture during a lunch two years ago has come to fruition for Wade Bearden and Justin Trapp. The two ministers and Southwestern Assemblies of God University alumni had set a financial goal of $10,000 on Kickstarter to launch and finish developing “Sermonary,” a web platform designed to […]

Waxahachie murder suicide leaves two dead

Waxahachie police said they believe a murdersuicide is what led them to force entry into a home in the 200 block of Bent Creek Drive last Tuesday. Two residents, a 57-year-old woman and her 62-year-old husband, were found dead, police said. According to Waxahachie Police Lt. Todd Woodruff, officers were dispatched to the two story […]

Ellis County SPCA Rakes in $87,000 From Fundraiser

MIDLOTHIAN — The Ellis County SPCA garnered $87,000 from its sixth annual “Paws for a Cause” fundraiser that was held on Aug. 26. This year’s themed tailgate party was held at the Midlothian Civic Center to raise funds for the shelter to continue to rehome thousands of animals through its rescuing operation and facility amenities. […]

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