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Ennis Downtown Historic District Prospering After 2013 Tornado

On May 14, 2013, Ennis Mayor Russell Thomas went to sleep with his phone on silent. He woke up around 12:30 a.m. on May 15. “A police officer knocked on my door and said, ‘Mr. Mayor, you need to come downtown. We’ve been hit by a tornado.’”

CBS 11–05/15/2014

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Texans Can Run With The Bulls At Upcoming Local Event

Everyone’s probably heard of the festival Fiesta de San Fermin, the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. The event gets attention the world over. Now, a similar type of bull running event is headed to North Texas, but not everyone is excited about it.

CBSDFW.COM–02/26/2014

Ruins at the abandoned Packard Automotive Plant in Detroit, Michigan.   (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Texas Doctor Buys Former Packard Plant In Detroit

A Texas woman who placed the winning bid for a sprawling former Detroit car plant says she wants to build modular homes and offices at the site that’s become a symbol of the city’s economic decline.

10/28/2013

The "Dukes of Hazzard" General Lee car is displayed on May 13, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

“Dukes Of Hazzard” Stars Reunite In DFW

The original stars of “The Dukes of Hazzard” are set to reunite at a special event in Ennis. Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke) and Ben Jones (Cooter) stopped by the CBS 11 News studio to chat about the reunion.

10/18/2013

Regional Truck Drivers – McElroy Truck Lines

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08/09/2013

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Despite Tornado Damage Nat’l Polka Fest Kicks Off In Ennis

The event is one of the largest Czech Festivals in the country, and not even the tornado that swept across North Texas last week will stop the 47th Annual National Polka Festival in Ennis this weekend.

CBSDFW.COM–05/24/2013

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North Texas Storm & Tornado Damage Could Reach $250 Million

Right now, the number stands at $250 million. According to the Insurance Council of Texas, that is the amount of insured damage caused by the multiple tornadoes that moved across North Texas on the May 15.

CBSDFW.COM–05/24/2013

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Texas Residents Missing After Tornadoes Found Safe

Authorities say residents who were missing in the wake of this week’s destructive tornadoes in North Texas have been found safe.

05/17/2013

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Storm Leaves Dozens Of Ennis Structures Severely Damaged

The deadly storm system that spurred some 12 North Texas tornadoes moved from west to east. The storm system that took lives in Granbury and caused devastating property damage in Cleburne eventually moved through the city of Ennis.

CBSDFW.COM–05/16/2013

The National Weather Service says the deadly tornadoes that ripped through Granbury and Cleburne Wednesday, were an EF-4 and an EF-3, respectively. (credit: cbsdfw.com)

EF-3 Tornado Strikes Cleburne

In Johnson County the tornado that touched down in Cleburne has been given a preliminary EF-3 rating. Weather investigators say the most significant damage was just east of Lake Pat Cleburne.

05/16/2013

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NWS: Estimated 16 North Texas Tornadoes, Some EF-3 & EF-4

Officials with the National Weather Service (NWS) have determined the strength of several tornadoes that touched down across North Texas Wednesday night. As of Thursday afternoon NWS officials estimate that 12 tornadoes touched down.

CBSDFW.COM–05/16/2013

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Officials: North Texas Tornado Likely Had 200 mph Winds

Ten tornadoes touched down in several small communities in North Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens injured and hundreds homeless. Emergency responders were still searching for missing people Thursday afternoon.

05/16/2013

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