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North Texas will host the 2018 NFL Draft

DALLAS – Cowboys owner Jerry Jones can check another major event off of the AT&T Stadium bucket list: The NFL Draft. The league posted on its official Twitter account Wednesday morning that the 2018 NFL Draft would take place in North Texas on April 26-28. https://www.ennisdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/12-Month-CD-Flyer-9.1.17.jpg

Fletcher’s carries on after passing of ‘Corny Dog King’

The hot dog on a stick is dipped in cornmeal batter, thrown in a deep fryer for a few minutes, and then emerges as one of the iconic symbols of the State Fair of Texas. It is then passed on to the customer. Pass the ketchup. Pass the mustard. “I have been eating them all […]

Texas county worker arrested for $1.2 million fajitas theft

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) – A former South Texas juvenile justice department employee has been arrested for felony theft after authorities say he acknowledged stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas over nine years. Cameron County District Attorney Luis Saenz tells The Brownsville Herald that Gilberto Escaramilla was fired in August and arrested after authorities obtained a […]

Parents of missing 3 year old Texas girl, not cooperating with investigation

The parents of a missing 3-year-old Richardson girl are no longer cooperating with police. The FBI and police collected evidence overnight at Sherin Mathews’ home. Investigators are looking through her parents’ vehicles, computers and cellphones, as well as surveillance video from neighbors. The little girl’s father, Wesley Mathews, was arrested on child endangerment charges after […]

Donald Trump to visit Dallas

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas County Republican Party says President Donald Trump will be in Dallas later this month for a fundraiser for his re-election campaign and for the Republican National Committee. The Dallas location of the fundraiser scheduled for Oct. 25 isn’t disclosed. The prices to attend, however, are listed in the Sunday announcement […]

State Bar board appoints Waxahachie’s Bunch to Commission

The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors appointed Waxahachie lawyer Ron Bunch to the State Commission on Judicial Conducts at its Sept. 22 meeting. Bunch served on the State Bar Board of Directors from 2004 to 2007 and the Commission for Lawyer Discipline from 2007 to 2013. He was chair of the Commission for […]

In Texas, a Defiant Mood at an Outdoor Music Festival

AUSTIN, Tex. — A few hours before a gunman shot up an outdoor concert in Las Vegas, horrifying the nation, Tyler Costolo bought tickets for another big music extravaganza — Austin City Limits Music Festival, the annual celebration that kicked off Friday afternoon. Despite the Las Vegas massacre, which killed 58 and left hundreds injured, […]

Five living former U.S. Presidents will attend hurricane relief concert at TAMU

The George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation announced Wednesday a hurricane relief concert at Texas A&M’s Reed Arena on Oct. 21 featuring former Presidents Obama, Bush 43, Clinton, Bush 41 and Carter joined by top music performers. All ticket sales and other proceeds from the “Deep From the Heart: The One America Appeal” concert […]

Frisco man saves lives during Las Vegas concert shooting

Usually before your life changes forever, you have no idea it’s coming. Todd Blyleven can attest to that new reality. For the last four years, he and his wife have attended a country music festival in Las Vegas. The last act – Jason Aldean – was performing Sunday night. Blyleven’s wife was nearby. He was […]

Weatherford lawmaker Phil King announces bid for Texas House Speaker

Veteran Republican lawmaker Phil King announced Friday that he’s running for speaker of the Texas House. “Over the past several months, many of my colleagues have encouraged me to consider running for Speaker,” King wrote in a statement. “In order to have an open discussion concerning the future of our Texas House, I have filed […]

West Dallas’ Trinity Groves owner teams with KDC, Gensler to woo Amazon HQ2

The West Dallas district anchored by the successful Trinity Groves restaurant complex is the latest site inside the Dallas city limits to disclose it’s going after Amazon HQ2. West Dallas Investments, which owns Trinity Groves and surrounding acres, has partnered with developer KDC and architecture firm Gensler to submit a proposal to Amazon.com. It’s one […]

Strait, Gov. Abbott unite to support storm-stricken town

ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) — Country superstar George Strait has offered messages of encouragement to his neighbors in a South Texas town battered by Hurricane Harvey. Strait was joined by Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday in Rockport, a town of about 10,000 near where Harvey made landfall Aug. 25. The Corpus Christi Caller Times reported about […]

EFD under takes 9/11 stair climb

DALLAS — Six Ennis firefighters were in a group of more than 300 who trekked the Renaissance Tower in Dallas on Sept. 9., as part of tribute to fallen first responders. Waxahachie, Ennis and Maypearl firefighters joined their comrades to take part in the annual Dallas 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb to memorialize the lives lost […]

Woman sentenced to five years after indecency conviction

A jury found Miranda Renea Kelso, 25, of Arlington, Texas guilty on Wednesday of indecency with a child by contact and indecency with a child by exposure. According to a press release to the media from the Ellis County District Attorney’s Office, Kelso videotaped herself. Read the full story and more in your Weekend edition […]

CDC addresses Harvey hazards

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a statement earlier this week for any civilians headed to Houston and surrounding areas to assist in the recovery effort regarding health hazards posed by the stranding flood waters. In addition to drowning risks, standing water can facilitate the growth of deadly, disease-causing bacteria, the CDC explained,along with […]

TRRC: Motorist Overreaction Causing Gas Frenzy

Motorists in and around the Ennis area are beginning to feel a pinch at the pump as gas prices spike due to Hurricane Harvey. However, at a press conference Thursday afternoon officials with the Texas Railroad Commission said there is no shortage in Texas. Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton said consumers are putting undue demand […]

Texas law easing insurer penalties takes effect amid Harvey

AUSTIN (AP) — A new Texas law pushed by the insurance industry kicked in Friday, a week after Harvey made landfall, softening the financial penalty companies could face if they are sued for dragging out homeowner damage claims. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed the changes in May, but they didn’t take effect until now, along […]

NFL’s Texans move to Frisco with Harvey flooding

FRISCO (AP) — Tom Savage longs to hold his tiny daughter and spend some quality time with his wife. J.J. Watt wants to do more than raise money via video on social media about 250 miles from Houston with the city swamped by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey. While wanting simply to be home with family […]

3.1 Earthquake hits Irving

IRVING, Texas – Experts say a minor earthquake was reported in Irving last week shaking parts of North Texas, where some reported feeling the jolt as far as Farmers Branch and other suburbs. The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed the 3.1 magnitude quake happened Friday at 6:41 a.m. The quake was centered about 3 miles (5 […]

Texas extends string of voting rights case losses

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ voter ID law is shelved again after a judge who once compared the requirements to a “poll tax” on minorities also rejected a newly weakened version that was backed by the Trump administration. That was followed by a separate federal court on Thursday ordering Texas to partially redraw its statehouse […]

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