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The snooze can bring the blues »

It’s typically the first sound we hear in the morning, the shrill screech of whatever tone we designate as our alarm clock.  The sharp sounds cut through the air like…

Jul 23 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Brookshire’s closing leaves a void »

It was only five years ago residents on the west end of Ennis were elated to learn they would receive a neighborhood grocery store, replacing the Super 1 they had…

Jul 23 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

The Ellis County 2017 Medical Directory

The Ellis County 2017 Medical Directory

Bluebonnet Trails Magazine 2017

Bluebonnet Trails Magazine 2017

Hometown Living March/April 2017

Hometown Living March/April 2017

2017 Ellis County Family Guide

2017 Ellis County Family Guide

Smoke Free Ellis County

Smoke Free Ellis County

Alvarez: ‘We stay ready so we don’t have to get ready »

Ennis High School senior offensive lineman Jordan McCray (above) does back squats during a workout session on Monday morning inside…

Jul 21 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Summertime, and the recruiting ain’t easy »

It’s prime summer camp season, but we’re not talking the type that includes a trip around a lake, with an…

Jul 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

2017 Ellis County Business & Service Directory

2017 Ellis County Business & Service Directory



Johnnie I. Krajca »

Johnnie I. Krajca, 84, passed away on Saturday, July 15th on his farm. Johnnie was born on November 7, 1932 to John J. and Julia…

Jul 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Helen Yvonne Harbert-Jackson »

Helen Yvonne Harbert-Jackson Helen Yvonne Harbert-Jackson, age 58, passed away July 13, 2017. Services will be held Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 2 p.m. at…

Jul 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Janie Pauline Perdue »

Janie Pauline Perdue passed away July 3, 2017 at the age of 87. Janie was born on august 18, 1929 in Alma, Texas to the…

Jul 17 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
State news

San Antonio mayor issues disaster declaration after twisters

The mayor of San Antonio has issued a disaster declaration for the city of 1.4 million during cleanup after four tornadoes touched down in the area. Find this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The…

Feb 21 2017 / Read More »

Report: Texas nursing homes ‘shamefully poor’

A report recently released by AARP reveals Texas nursing homes are among the worst in the country, having been handed 454 violations of the highest severity level, and 312 violations at the second highest level. Get…

Feb 1 2017 / Read More »

Ennis pastor, teacher asked to pray at state senate

Booker T. Washington, pastor of Ennis’ Church Without Measure and teacher at Ennis High School, will open the 85th Texas Legislature in Austin on Feb. 7. with prayer. Find the details on this story and more…

Jan 31 2017 / Read More »

Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Support

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Sep 26 2016 / Read More »
Letters to the Editor

Wondering about Ennis candidates

Letter to the Editor, I WONDER.  I wonder about several articles and letters to the editor that have been published in the last month or so.  Many have voiced their opinion about how wonderful one person…

May 5 2016 / Read More »

To the editor:

To the editor: I would like to know how the article on Angie Juenemann’s DWI became about my husband, Red Sanders. Red had absolutely nothing to do with anything regarding Angie, yet your newspaper and others…

Mar 25 2016 / Read More »

Mayor’s pub position not outside mainstream

To the editor: I was disappointed to observe that in its Tuesday issue the Ennis Daily News chose to sensationalize Monday’s City Commission discussion of proposals that would permit the opening of a clean neighborhood pub…

Mar 24 2016 / Read More »

Looking through rose-colored glasses

Here in North Texas, and really almost anywhere in the state, gardeners can grow roses successfully. Provided you follow directions for soil preparation and use the care instructions, planting and growing roses in any of the…

Jul 21 2017 / Read More »

Adventure is out there

Sitting atop a sedimentary rock of clay-rich soils, the North Dakota wind winding its way through each strand of hair, Brooke Betik feels at peace, despite the name of the national park: Badlands. Betik, 16-year-old EHS…

Jul 20 2017 / Read More »

My tomatoes are cracking up!

Cheer up, tomato gardeners, there is hope.  A fairly common problem, especially for those who grow heirloom tomatoes, is the advent of cracking or splitting along the top or sides. Far different from side-splitting laughter, they…

Jul 19 2017 / Read More »
National news

O.J. Simpson granted parole after nearly 9 years in prison

LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist, successfully making his case in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America’s enduring…

Jul 20 2017 / Read More »

Insect attack! U.S. West battling crop-killing swarms

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Farmers in the U.S. West face a creepy scourge every eight years or so:  Swarms of ravenous insects that can decimate crops and cause slippery, bug-slick car crashes as they march across…

Jul 17 2017 / Read More »

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