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DOGS TO GOOD HOMES

The Ellis County SPCA has reported an influx of lost or homeless dogs over the past week, a majorityof which are believed to have left home due to the noise and lights associated with fireworks. Right now, the SPCA is “pretty full,” according to SPCA Assistant Manager Mary Scianna, and hopes to find the owners, […]

Perry named to County Investment Academy

Paul D. Perry, Ellis County Commissioner, Precinct 3, was recognized as a member of the County Investment Academy at an awards luncheon last month, a press release from his office said. The academy is a partnership between the Texas Association of Counties and the McCoy College of Business Administration at Texas State University to work […]

TxDOT to discuss I-35E, U.S. 77 progress on July 13 in Waxahachie

Texas Department of Transportation has announced a special meeting for 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 13 at the Waxahachie Civic Center ballroom at 1950 S. I-35E. The agenda will focus on the proposed Phase II improvements to I-35E, which has project limits extending from US 77 south and north of Waxahachie. During an informal, open […]

Former sheriff’s deputies, accused of stealing guns, take plea deals

Two former Ellis County Sheriff’s deputies accused of stealing multiple firearms from the Sheriff’s Office while working in the evidence room in 2015, then pawning them at Ennis pawn shops, among other Ellis County dealers, entered guilty pleas with the U.S. Northern District Court. Under the plea deal reached with U.S. prosecutors, Philip Gary Slaughter […]

Two Waxahachie grads killed in separate wrecks

Two former Waxahachie High School students were killed recently in unrelated incidents, according to an article in the Waxahahie Daily Light and a post on the Waxahachie men’s soccer team Facebook account. Caleb Neal, 22, a 2014 WHS grad, and Zane Walker, 18, a 2017 WHS grad, were both reported dead within one week–Neal to […]

Stay safe using fireworks Fire marshal’s office patrolling county, offers tips

This weekend, Ellis County residents are reminded of fireworks regulations when conducting their own private fireworks displays. Ellis County Deputy Fire Marshal David Bull has been driving around to county fireworks stands to make sure they are following proper state laws and codes, but so far the county fire marshal’s office hasn’t had to issue […]

Red Oak man in serious condition after weekend bonfire accident

A Red Oak man is in serious condition after a weekend bonfire accident left him with burns to nearly 30 percent of his body, according to a close friend with knowledge of the situation. Kasey Williams, 26, was at a Fourth of July get-together with close family friends when a flash from the fire burned […]

Crape Myrtle Festival kicks off in Waxahachie next week

Continuing a 20-year tradition of Fourth of July fun, Waxahachie will hold its annual Crape Myrtle Festival Parade, July 3rd and 4th. Find this story and more in your Weekday 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

Former county clerk convicted

A former Ellis County court coordinator was found guilty of stealing more than $100,000 from the county last Friday and was sentenced to 10 yrs. in prison. Find this story and more in your Weekday 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

Cow Country Bike

The Waxahachie Rotary Club will hold its Cow Country Classic Bike Ride at 7:30 a.m. on June 24. Find this story and more in your Weekday 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

Constable convicted of voter fraud

Ellis County Constable Tyron Davis was found guity by a jury Friday afternoon of charges related to his campaign. Find this story and more in your Weekday 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

City eyes more than 100 property annexations

City commissioners are looking to annex several hundreds of acres of land into the city limits over the next few months. At Tuesday evening’s city commission meeting in downtown Ennis, city leadership approved 144 items, each representative of a parcel of land, related to the sweeping annexations. Of the 144 parcels of land, 29 property […]

Meet J.B. Lowry, Bardwell’s 88-year-old mayor-elect

When Bardwell re-elected its former mayor, 88-year old J.B. Lowry, Jr., on Saturday, it was likely for his get-things-done nature as much as it was for his down-home personality. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today! https://www.ennisdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/12-Month-CD-Flyer-9.1.17.jpg

Ferris man catches lake-record large mouth bass

There’s live bait, jigs, spinners, plugs and you may have even heard of people using cat food as bait. It didn’t take anything fancy to catch the new unofficial lake record bass at Bardwell, however. Matthew McNellis, a Ferris man, caught a reportedly 10.8-pound bass using nothing but a jug line and a chicken nugget. […]

County appoints new sheriff, swearing-in Tuesday

Charles “Chuck” Edge was chosen from a pool of 16 candidates Friday morning as the new Ellis County sheriff. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today! https://www.ennisdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/12-Month-CD-Flyer-9.1.17.jpg

Escaped fugitive captured

The man who escaped Ellis County Sheriff’s Office custody on March 29 was captured by U.S. Marshals Wednesday, according to a statement from the ECSO. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today! https://www.ennisdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/12-Month-CD-Flyer-9.1.17.jpg

County to talk fireworks for San Jacinto Day

The county will discuss this afternoon about whether to allow for fireworks to celebrate the April 21 commemoration of that battle, San Jacinto Day. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today! https://www.ennisdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/12-Month-CD-Flyer-9.1.17.jpg

Chief Salazar eyes Ellis County Sheriff job

As an 18-wheeler roared toward the rear of Eddie Salazar’s police cruiser on Ennis Avenue back in January 2006, he was trapped. With a vehicle in front of him and oncoming traffic speeding by to his left, Salazar, then an Ennis PD patrol officer said there was nothing to do but cut the steering wheel […]

Teens arrested in armed home invasion

Five Ellis County teenagers were arrested early Wednesday morning in connection to an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday evening in Waxahachie. Get the details on this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Subscribe today! https://www.ennisdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/12-Month-CD-Flyer-9.1.17.jpg

Justice of the Peace Woody calls it a career

Thursday was Judge Bill Woody’s final day as Precinct One Justice of the Peace, and he invited friends and colleagues to the Ellis County Sub-Courthouse on Sonoma Trail to celebrate. Find this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Become a subscriber today! https://www.ennisdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/12-Month-CD-Flyer-9.1.17.jpg

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