Sub court house milestone
Milestone reached on sub courthouse located in Ennis
A milestone will be reached tomorrow morning when contractors will pour the concrete foundation for the Ellis County sub courthouse located in Ennis.
“This is very exciting for everyone,” said County Judge Carol Bush, adding that she plans to be at the site at 9 a.m. on Wednesday in honor of the occasion.
Ground was broken for the facility in October 2008, with Ennis Mayor Russell Thomas as the featured speaker.
“Our court listened to us – they heard our
cry and respected our desire for services,” said Thomas
“They allocated funds out of the general budget and guaranteed that this facility would be built.”
Thomas spoke highly of the building’s architectural firm, Architexas, as well.
“The building is going to be beautiful – first class,” he said. “It will be everything Ennis deserves.”
The building will serve as the primary office location for Judge Bill Woody, Justice of the Peace, pct. 1 and Ben Fry, Constable, pct. 1.
A number of other county officials will have satellite offices there as well, including County Judge Carol Bush, County Clerk Cindy Polley, and Tax Assessor-Collector John Bridges, along with Veterans’ Services, Adult Probation, and Indigent Health Care.
“I am looking forward to sharing in this beautiful facility,” said Bush. “This is really a first-rate facility that is designed entirely with the needs of the community in mind; and, the people of the community are going to enjoy it for years to come.”
Bush said thanks were due to County Commissioner Dennis Robinson, pct. 1, County Commissioner Bill Dodson, pct. 2, Judge Woody, and County Engineer Joe White among others.
I am in danger of leaving someone out, as there have been so many key players
on this project,” she added.
“This has been a true team effort from the very beginning.”
Ellis County Human Services