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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

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

Harrell hired at SAGU »

Former Ennis High School football coach Sam Harrell is the new Offensive Coordinator at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in…

May 24 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Noel places seventh at state »

Senior Alyssa Noel, who was the ninth and final Regional qualifier to earn entry at the State Track & Field…

May 13 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

2017 Ellis County Business & Service Directory

2017 Ellis County Business & Service Directory



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 »

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 »

Renowned university president visits Lions

Michael Sorrell, Ed.D., president of Paul Quinn College in Dallas, brought a message of hope and excitement about the university to the Ennis Noon Lions Club, while the award-winning univeristy president also explained the concept behind…

May 4 2017 / Read More »

Ennis man jumped from shipwreck

This is the second part in a two part series. Most crewmen were aware of the detonation of the kaiten warhead’s 3,400 lbs of explosives, but many were not. It was in alerting those still asleep…

Apr 29 2017 / Read More »

Survivor of WWII ship sinking remembered

Fernando “Cookie” Cuevas was a survivor. No, not a TV reality show contestant; the Ennis veteran of WWII, who passed away in 2010 at age 98, was the real thing. Find this story and more in…

Apr 22 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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