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Getting worked up »

As a freshman in high school, I’ll never forget a summer spent in East Texas. I was a lean kid, long on laughing and short on physical labor. Living in…

Feb 11 2017 / Comments Off on Getting worked up / Read More »

What are we turning into? »

There’s an old joke I heard that was told about an Old Testament story. Perhaps you are familiar with the Genesis 19 tale of Lot and his family fleeing the…

Feb 4 2017 / Comments Off on What are we turning into? / Read More »

The Ellis County 2017 Medical Directory

The Ellis County 2017 Medical Directory

Hometown Living March/April 2017

Hometown Living March/April 2017

2017 Ellis County Business & Service Directory

2017 Ellis County Business & Service Directory

2017 Ellis County Family Guide

2017 Ellis County Family Guide

Smoke Free Ellis County

Smoke Free Ellis County

Athlete of the Week: Katherine Stuckly »

During last week’s Big Green Relays in Waxahachie, the lanky leaper established a new personal record when she cleared 5’8″…

Mar 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Parks Dept. takes over baseball field maintenance »

Ennis Parks Director Paul Liska said this week the city will provide day-to-day maintenance and game preparations for the little…

Mar 16 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

2016 Ellis County Family Guide

2016 Ellis County Family Guide



Alta Mae Bates »

Alta Mae Bates passed away with her family by her side on Monday, February 13, 2017 in Mansfield, Texas. Alta was born in Alma, Texas…

Feb 17 2017 / Comments Off on Alta Mae Bates / Read More »

Tyler Jordan Slovak »

Tyler Jordan Slovak, 25, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017 in Ennis, Texas. Tyler was born July 8, 1991 to John Justin Slovak and…

Feb 17 2017 / Comments Off on Tyler Jordan Slovak / Read More »

James R. “Buddy” Fincher »

James R. “Buddy” Fincher, 77, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Sunday, February 12, 2017. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from…

Feb 17 2017 / Comments Off on James R. “Buddy” Fincher / 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 »
Community calendar

1-20-5 Fest coming up Saturday

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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 »

Pet of the Week: Winchester

Winchester is a 9-10 month old shepherd mix available for adoption at the Ellis County SPCA. He is already neutered, current on his shots, micro-chipped, and heartworm negative. He seems to do ok with other dogs…

Mar 23 2017 / Read More »

Calculating influence: Remembering a pre-integration Ennis teacher

Scores of people were influenced by the life of the late Otto Carroll, Sr., who died on Jan. 2 at 101 years of age. Get this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily…

Mar 22 2017 / Read More »

Church offers child online safety seminar

A local church is offering a lesson this week on how to keep children safe when using the internet and smart phones. Find the details on this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis…

Mar 21 2017 / Read More »
National news

Last man on the moon, astronaut Gene Cernan dies at 82

Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last person to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a message of “peace and hope for all mankind,” died on Monday in Texas following ongoing heath issues, his…

Jan 16 2017 / Read More »

The big top comes down: Ringling Bros. circus is closing

ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show…

Jan 15 2017 / Read More »

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