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No Major Injuries After Semi Collides With Car on SH 34

Ennis fire and police units responded to a wreck on SH 34 on Wednesday morning after a car collided with a semi truck. Ennis fire dispatched an ambulance and a fire engine to the scene not far from Lone Oak Road shortly before 9a.m. Upon arrival they found a black Nissan Altima pinned under the […]

SAGU to hold business Expo Sept. 5

WAXAHACHIE — Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) will host a business expo on September 5 to introduce students to local businesses and employment opportunities. Over 20 businesses have been invited including different companies within the food industry, wedding venues, entertainment companies, retail businesses, insurance businesses and several others. Companies include, Costco, Altus Emergency Center […]

Dentist advises Ellis County residents to be leary of scammers

WAXAHACHIE – A Waxahachie dentist hopes his recent lesson from the school of hard knocks helps save other county businesses some headaches, and possibly some money. Earlier this summer, individuals who said they were affiliated with the Waxahachie High School Athletic Department came to Dr. Justin Wright’s dental office asking for support for the school’s […]

Mike’s Delivery, Inc. in Palmer collecting donations

Richie Hardaway of Mike’s Delivery Inc., in Palmer organizes some bags of donated clothes on Tuesday. Owner Mike Minter is collecting much needed donations for Hurricane Harvey victims to send to Rockport, Texas. 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

Gas Prices Soar After Hurricane Harvey

Gasoline shortages have rippled through not only the the Houston area but the entire state and prices are rising for the entire country as Hurricane Harvey continues to cause havoc on the energy industry. U.S. motorists are likely to experience average increases of 10 cents per gallon to 20 cents per gallon because of the […]

Locals Leave For Houston, Gulf To Aid Hurricane Victims

Jonathan Evola with The New Hope Church, carries an elderly lady from a house in 3-feet of water Monday night during a Hurricane Harvey rescue operation. The New Hope Team went down on Sunday. Read the full 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

Long-time county employee bids farewell

Ellis County Judge Carol Bush presents county auditor Michael Navarro with a plaque commemorating his service. After 24 years, Navarro is leaving to take a job with the IRS. Be informed, subscribe today! https://www.ennisdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/12-Month-CD-Flyer-9.1.17.jpg

Man inside Killeen home killed by shots fired into house

KILLEEN — Police say a 34-year-old man has died after being shot while inside a Central Texas house that was hit by gunfire from outside. Killeen police say no one has been arrested in the deadly drive-by shooting before dawn Friday. Read the full story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. […]

United Way to host annual luncheon

The Greater Ennis United Way is hosting its 16th annual campaign kickoff luncheon on Wednesday, August 30, in the Tabernacle Family Life Center on Country Club Road beginning at noon. The Greater Ennis United Way is a non-profit organization based locally, with all funds generated each year allocated back exclusively to local charitable organizations. Campaign […]

EPD aims for 0 school-related wrecks

After reporting just one school-related traffic accident in 2016, when vehicle hit a school bus due to driver inattention, Ennis Police Lt. Mike Hopson said he would like to see that number at zero this year. “I like the number zero, it has a better ring to it,” Hopson said. Read the full story and […]

No injuries reported after electrical fire

An Ennis EMT walks by a window air conditioner that shorted out in a unit at the Oddfellow and Rebekah Nursing Center on S. Oak Grove Road on Wednesday. Two engines were called to the scene, and no injuries were reported. As a precaution, and because of smoke, some residents were moved to another wing […]

One Airlifted, Others Injured After Lampassas Crash

One person was airlifted with serious injuries and two others were sent to local hospitals after a crash in the 500 block of Lampassas Street on Saturday, police records show. According to reports, a white GMC Yukon was traveling southbound on Preston Street when it failed to stop at a stop sign at Preston Street […]

Taking their best shot

Ennis High School students Sammantha Landeros, Sarah Bell and Lizeth Pita have their photo taken during a photo shoot with friends in between Baylor and Knox streets on Tuesday afternoon. Read the full 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

County Commission approves 2018 budget

WAXAHACHIE — Ellis County Commissioners approved decreasing county property taxes for residents at the Tuesday meeting. The proposed two-cent tax cut for the upcoming fiscal year would lower the tax rate from $0.413599 to $0.393221. “I am excited and proud today,” said Judge Carol Bush. “Not only with the approval of this budget and tax […]

City Commission approves master parks plan

The Ennis City Commission approved a master park plans during a regularly scheduled meeting last week. Ennis City Manager Scott Dixon said the master plan, an outline used to explore strategies for all current and future parks, focuses on not only maintaining, but also adding amenities. Some of the future projects on the master plan […]

Burglar shot by homeowner gets 99 years

The 40th District Court of Ellis County has sentenced an Ovilla man to 99 years in prison after he was found guilty of burglarizing a homeowner in 2015. Earlier this month, the same jury convicted Trenton Eugene Sinyard, 37, of burglary of a habitation, where the homeowner shot him during the failed attempt. Read the […]

Increased school traffic means we must be more cautious

Folders, highlighters, dividers, uniform shopping – it’s definitely the beginning of the school year. While for some students in Ennis, their biggest concern is finding their way around unfamiliar territory in hallways, cafeterias or at new campuses, others deal with traversing neighborhoods or major streets on their walk or bike ride to school each day. […]

Ennis Ave. project eyes Dec. finish

The Texas Department of Transportation projects a completion date of Dec. 30 for the Ennis Avenue/Business 287 widening that will add a center turn lane from Clay Street to McKinney Street. According to Ellis and Navarro County area engineer Darwin Meyers, the project is on schedule at this point after some early delays. Read the […]

Ennis Eyes Eclipse

What was seen in parts of the nation as the first total solar eclipse since 1918, Ennis moon-gazers were treated to a partial, crescent-shaped sun on Monday afternoon. The partially obstructed view of the curved sun failed to temper the excitement of many people downtown. Witnesses noticed a tangible decrease in heat while Nikki Cohan […]

Investigation ongoing after Waxahachie inmate death

The Texas Rangers are still investigating what may have caused an inmate’s death at the Wayne McCollum Detention Center on Saturday morning. According to an emailed statement from the Texas Department of Safety department, Ellis County jail staff found a white male having seizure like symptoms. The inmate was transported to Baylor Waxahachie Medical Center. […]

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