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Fan Fest a change of pace for Ennis »

Wednesday night's Fan Fest event downtown was definitely a hoot, right up until a sudden downpour sent onlookers and exhibitors scrambling for the nearest cover.…

Sep 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Motorplex revving up local fans »

Ennis is known for a handful of great things, all of them related to the ground; bluebonnets, the polka dance, trains, football and drag racing. The latter two are currently…

Sep 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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Lady Lions volleyball falls to Wolves »

Lady Lions Varsity vs. Mansfield Timberview High School

Mansfield Timberview administered a fifth consecutive setback to a young Ennis varsity volleyball team on Tuesday with a win in…

Sep 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Source says Rice video sent to NFL »

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL…

Sep 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More »



George L. “Andy” Anderson »

George L. “Andy” Anderson, 90, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Andy was born in Hannibal, Missouri on June 7, 1924…

Sep 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Bud White »

Denny “Bud” Edward White, one of the most legendary hearts in Texas, went to be in the presence of His Lord in his Ennis home…

Sep 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Luther Clyde Gulledge »

Luther Clyde Gulledge, 74, of Cleveland passed away Monday, September 8, 2014.  He was born December 23, 1939 in Alma, Texas to parents Oran Jarome…

Sep 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
State news

Former CPS supervisor arrested on tampering charge

ABILENE (AP) — West Texas police say a former supervisor for state Child Protective Services has been arrested for tampering with evidence as police investigated the 2012 starvation death of a 22-month-old girl. Abilene police Chief…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

County official in Texas accused of taking bribes

DALLAS (AP) — A longtime Dallas County commissioner has been charged with accepting nearly $1 million in bribes in exchange for providing insider information and voting in favor of projects proposed by various companies, federal authorities…

Jul 26 2014 / Read More »

Trial date to be set in ex-BP exec’s case

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge is getting ready to set a new trial date for a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. U.S. District…

Jul 26 2014 / Read More »
Community calendar

Bake sale to fund state championship trip

Dakota Drilling’s 15 and under team is having a bake sale at the Ennis State Bank main lobby starting at 9 a.m. Friday, July 11. Proceeds will help pay for the girls’ trip to the state…

Jul 10 2014 / Read More »

Fourth Ward sets VBS July 16-18

Fourth Ward Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Steven Edwards, will host its Annual Vacation Bible School on July 16-18, from 6-9 p.m. The church will also host its Annual Vacation Bible School Day on…

Jul 5 2014 / Read More »

Baylor Baptist VBS and more activities set

Baylor Baptist wishes to invite everyone to come and join in with us for all of our services and activites. There is a place for everyone. July 20 – 23             Vacation…

Jul 5 2014 / Read More »
Letters to the Editor

Reader takes issue with writer’s position

It never fails with Phil Banker and those who love to take cursory searches and believe their hastily derived interpretations to be settled absolutes. Just as long as their emotions are satiated, they’re good to go…

Jul 24 2014 / Read More »

Polyguard President thanks ESB

On behalf of the employee owners at Polyguard, we would like to thank Ennis State Bank for being a valuable partner and looking out for our financial security. The personal attention they give us as a…

Jul 24 2014 / Read More »

The meaning of transparency

For about the last six months we have been hearing a lot from the Commissioners Court about more transparency. I am all about more transparency. In fact, the Sheriff provides weekly articles to the newspaper so…

Feb 19 2014 / Read More »
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Top 20 Under 40: Mary Janousek

Mark Warde [email protected] Dreams often come true for Mary Janousek. The six year veteran as the executive secretary at the Ennis Chamber of Commerce grew up wanting to be a secretary as an adult. “When I…

Jul 26 2014 / Read More »

Pivot teams with Stanley Tucci for new TV series 

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Pivot is getting into scripted drama with a new TV series starring former Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci. The nearly year-old network focuses on viewers 18 to 34. It plans to launch…

Jul 11 2014 / Read More »

Website apologizes for Clooney mother-in-law story 

LONDON (AP) — The British website Mail Online apologized Wednesday to George Clooney for alleging that his fiancee’s mother opposed their marriage on religious grounds — a story Clooney called both wrong and irresponsible. Clooney is…

Jul 9 2014 / Read More »
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Culver takes Bomber division at 85 Speedway

Storms in Ennis last Friday didn't hamper the Saturday night racing action at 85 Speedway, but the super moon made for great racing. There were challenges for multiple positions in every race division.…

May 11 2012 / Read More »
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Regular season hits finish line at 85 Speedway

What a bittersweet occasion this past Saturday night was at 85 Speedway.…

Sep 15 2011 / Read More »

Click here for Legals for September 13

LEGALS LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Betty Morgan, Deceased, were issued on September 11, 2013, in Cause No. 13-E-2197, pending in the County Court…

Sep 13 2013 / Read More »

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National news

2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women as a freight train bore down on them as they walked along an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana. The women lay down…

Jul 30 2014 / Read More »

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified…

Jul 26 2014 / Read More »
World news

Gaza rocket lands near Israel’s main airport

JERUSALEM (AP) — A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel’s main airport Tuesday, wounding one Israeli and prompting all U.S. and some European and Canadian airlines to cancel flights to Tel Aviv —…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine 

WASHINGTON (AP) — American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said, but the Obama administration was still scrambling to confirm who launched the…

Jul 17 2014 / Read More »

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