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Around Town-Project Clean Up Ennis Parks-Holsey Chapel Pack the Pew-Indian Trail Naturalist Moth Night

Project to Clean-Up Ennis Parks – Leggett and Platt of Ennis is spearheading a local project, Park Clean-Up Day, this Friday, April 26, and are inviting the public to join. Individuals, organizations, groups and businesses are welcome to lend a hand in this Eco Initiative at any of the three targeted parks. Crews will be […]

Ellis County Youth Expo 2019 Schedule/March 24 – 30

Around Town – Golfing with Vets

Golfing with Vets The Ellis County Marine Corp League is hosting “Golf with Veterans.” All veterans are welcome to attend. This will be a monthly event held at the Waxahachie Country Club on the second Thursday of every month. Tee off starts at 0830. Price is $30 and includes lunch. For more information, contact Robert Gillentine […]

Italy ISD narrows list to Schwind

Called the Team-of-Eight, the Italy ISD Board of Trustees, have chosen Michelle Schwind, Ph. D. as the lone finalist for the head of schools position. Following a 21-day waiting period she can be officially named the superintendent. A contract may then be offered. Dr. Schwind is presently the Assistant Superintendent at DeSoto ISD. She was […]

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 will be concession stands, a […]

Arrest Made in Alleged Terroristic Threat Towards Abortion Clinic

A 17-year-old Waxahachie resident was arrested on Wednesday after allegedly making terroristic threats towards a clinic that provides women with abortion services. The alleged threats were made on social media towards an unknown abortion clinic. Waxahachie Police Department working in conjunction with the North Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force (NTJTTF) arrested the juvenile and charged […]

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

Woods, Marquavius Keshard, 24, Waxahachie, fta/bf/17.16 warrantcriminal mischief gt=$750lt$2,500 (ma), bond set at $3,500.00 fta/bf/17.16 warrant-poss cs pg 2-a lt=2oz (mb), bond set at $2,500.00, fta/bf/17.16 warrant-resist arrest search or transport (ma), bond set at $3,500.00, booked on 02/25/2019 by Ellis County Sheriff Office. Hendon, Sybil Dotson, 59, Venus, assault causes bodily inj, cash bond […]

FM 664 improvements

ELLIS COUNTY, TX –The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will hold a public meeting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 to discuss improvements to FM 664 from U.S. 287 to Westmoreland Road in Ellis County at the Waxahachie Civic Center at 2000 Civic Center Lane. TxDOT proposes to widen 7.8 […]

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

Waller, Lucas sSone, 25, Dawson, fail to id fugitive intent give false info, bond set at 1,000.00, fail to stop and render aid accident involving SBI, bond set at 5,000.00, fail to stop and render aid accident involving sbi, bond set at 5,000.00, poss marijuana under 2oz surety off bond, no bond set, DWLI, bond […]

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

Tate, Tyler Lemont, 25, Cedar Hill, agg assault w/deadly weapon, no bond set, booked 02/14/2019 by Waxahachie Police Department, Hobbs, James Eric, 50, Red Oak, deadly conduct discharge firearm, bond set at 10,000.00, booked 02/13/2019 by Ovilla PD, Taylor, Aerykka Monique, 32, Red Oak, probation violation – assault CBI, FM, bond set at 10,000.00, booked […]

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 […]

Judge denies land owners in HSR case

Texas Central, the private company proposing to build a high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston, issued a statement on Jan. 25 in response to a ruling from Ellis County Judge Jim Chapman. The company went to court in Waxahachie on Jan. 16 in a suit against three Ellis County landowners who countered by deciding […]

Waxahachie PD investigating murder

Jan. 30, shortly after midnight, Waxahachie Police officers were dispatched to Grove Park Apartments. According to a press release from the department officers were dispatched in reference to a weapons disturbance. Upon their arrival, officers found that a shooting had occurred in one of the apartments. Officers were advised that two black male subjects knocked […]

Golfing with Vets

The Ellis County Marine Corp League is hosting “Golf with Veterans.” All veterans are welcome to attend. This will be a monthly event held at the Waxahachie Country Club on the second Thursday of every month. Tee off starts at 0830. Price is $30 and includes lunch. For more information, contact Robert Gillentine (USMC Veteran) […]

Around Town – Hoefer House Ribbon Cutting

A Ribbon Cutting and Business After Hours for The Hoefer House, 310 W. Denton St., is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 24 at 5:15 p.m. Light refreshments and wine will be served. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Approval Granted for New Sheriff

Tuesday, Jan. 15, Ellis County Commissioners met and accomplished several items on a limited agenda, including an approval for an additional lieutenant for the sheriff’s department. Sheriff Chuck Edge, who had presented the matter during an executive session at the commissioners court, stated he would like approval for another lieutenant position. No additional funds would […]

CORRECTION: Texas Central, Developers of High Speed Train, Submitted Response to Our Front Page Story Wednesday on an Ellis County Court Hearing

Texas Central, the developers of the high-speed train, submitted a comment in response to our front-page story Wednesday on an Ellis County court hearing. “It is unfortunate but not a surprise that with major infrastructure projects like the Texas high-speed train, legal cases have become part of the process. Contrary to misleading claims by others, […]

Waxahachie Care Speaks to NARFE

The NARFE Chapter 1191 met recently at the Asian King Buffet in Waxahachie. Pictured are Ralph Nelson, NARFE member from Waxahachie, and Kimberley Holman, Executive Director of Waxahachie Care. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1191 held its monthly meeting Jan. 8 at the Asian King Buffet in Waxahachie. The guest speaker […]

Fatality Car Crash in Italy Saturday

Two individuals were killed and five were injured in a two-vehicle accident on FM 667 Saturday. Carolina Ramirez, 31, and a 6-year-old male child were both pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Precinct No. 3, Judge Steve Egan. At approximately 5:35 p.m., Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers were called to […]

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, […]

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