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‘Hail, Caesar!’ a Coen Brothers film of very particular taste »

2.5 out of 4 Tubbs For stretches of Joel and Ethan Coen’s new film, “Hail, Caesar!,” I felt like I wasn’t quite aware of where it was headed. By the…

Feb 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
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Wacky world of social media »

In the U.S. alone, 65 percent of adults use social networking sites, according to Pew Research Center. Among millennials age 18-29, that figure hits 90 percent. Social media can be…

Feb 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

2016 Ellis County Business & Service Directory

2016 Ellis County Business & Service Directory

Hometown Living Magazine

Hometown Living Magazine

Smoke Free Ellis County

Smoke Free Ellis County

Ferris cages Lions, cap season at 25-2 »

The Yellow Jackets concluded the regular season on the road on Friday with a 56-10 rout of Kaufman. Jade Thurmon…

Feb 9 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

SAGU recruiting class numbers 36 »

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Southwestern Assemblies of God University, the only four-year college in Ellis County, announced their 2016 football recruiting class. The Lions,…

Feb 9 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Discover Ennis 2016

Discover Ennis 2016



Elizabeth Darleene Denbow »

Elizabeth Darleene Denbow, 82, an Angel on Earth, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, February 5, 2016, from Ennis, Texas. Darleene was born…

Feb 9 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Hiram Dale Perkins »

Hiram Dale Perkins went to be with the Lord January 31, 2016. He was born May 26, 1938, in Athens, to Hiram Perkins and Frances…

Feb 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Jacquelyn Patterson »

Jacquelyn Patterson, age 89, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on February 4, 2016, at the Ennis Regional Hospital. She was born…

Feb 5 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
State news

Judge again denies Texas’ efforts to block Syrian refugees

  AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Monday again ruled against Texas in its efforts to stop the resettlement of Syrian refugees, saying that while it would be “foolish” to deny there are risks following…

Feb 9 2016 / Read More »

Dozens of dangerous Texas plants operate near public centers 

DALLAS (AP) — Dozens of Texas plants similar to a fertilizer facility that exploded in the town of West in 2013, one of Texas‘ worst industrial accidents, are still operating near schools, hospitals and residential neighborhoods, federal regulators say.…

Jan 30 2016 / Read More »
Letters to the Editor

Roe anniversary serves as reminder

To the Editor: We are reminded again of the horrible sin of abortion. It is an ongoing reminder since Jan. 22, 1973, when the Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wadethat it was legal for a…

Jan 23 2016 / Read More »

Contention within city is good

To the editor: Since 2000, the City of Ennis population has grown roughly 17.5%. Since 2002, City of Ennis expenditures have grown by more than 67%. These numbers are based on data collected from city-data.com and…

Jan 16 2016 / Read More »

Ennis is poised for success

To the editor: I want to congratulate the city and the commission on appointing a new city manager – Scott Dixon.  Ennis has seen two city managers in the past 34 years. The average tenure for a city manager in Texas…

Jan 16 2016 / Read More »
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‘Blithe Spirit’ is witty hit

Noel Coward’s famous Blithe Spirit plays one more weekend at the Ennis Public Theatre, closing Sunday, February 14. The smart comedy has impressed Bluebonnet City audiences with its story, the skill of local actors and the…

Feb 7 2016 / Read More »

15th annual Chili Cook-off and Barn Dance slated for Feb. 19-21, 2016

The community is invited to attend the 15th annual Chili Cook-off and Barn Dance, slated for Feb. 19-21 at the Ellis County Expo Center in Waxahachie. The event benefits the Gingerbread House children’s advocacy center and…

Feb 6 2016 / Read More »

Ennis Czech Music Festival weekend set

The Czech Polka Bands of Ennis are inviting people to the 10th annual Ennis Czech Music Festival at the Sokol Activity Center on Saturday, Feb. 13, 1-10:30 p.m. There will be five polka bands, with the…

Feb 6 2016 / Read More »
National news

Trump, Sanders look to emerge from New Hampshire with wins

  MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders hope to emerge from New Hampshire’s primary Tuesday with their first wins of the 2016 presidential election, victories that would boost their standing in a highly…

Feb 9 2016 / Read More »
World news

Train crash in Germany kills at least 9, injures 150

  BAD AIBLING, Germany (AP) — Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in southern Germany, killing at least nine people and injuring around 150, slamming into each other on a curve without braking after an…

Feb 9 2016 / Read More »

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