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Where the Supreme Court Same-Sex “Marriage” Decision Ultimately Leads

Dear Editor, The 1st Amendment language that has recently started appearing on your Opinion page presumably constitutes an invitation to address constitutional issues. To that end, please consider this comment on the recent Supreme Court decision of Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U. S. ____ (2015). Among the many astounding statements contained within the Supreme Court’s […]

Tails rediscover their wag – 72 seized animals now recovering; some reunited

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Surfacing in the sad story of the seizure of 72 animals from a home in Waxahachie last week is the serendipitous tale of 12 tails who rediscovered their wag. Judge Jackie Miller, Jr., a Justice of the Peace for Precinct 2, made several decisions in a Wednesday hearing following the arrest of 69-year old Gayle […]

New principal has heart for Ennis, football


Ennis Independent School District has introduced a home-grown, new principal at Ennis Junior High School in Wade Bishop. Having recently celebrated two decades since graduating from Ennis, the 39-year old follows Ryan McCabe, who served at EJH for one year before accepting an administrative position within the EISD. “As a product of this district,” Bishop […]

Color, technology, turtles await open house visitors

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Colorful hallways, bright lights, adjustable basketball hoops, technology around every corner, and even some turtles swimming on the ceiling will greet Palmer ISD Elementary students when they return to school later this month. A first look at the project will be given to the public at an open house on Monday, Aug. 3, starting at […]

B&B permit, EDC budget for commission Monday; siren tests set


When the city commission meets Monday, it will be to discuss some important issues in Ennis ranging from a budget for the Ennis Economic Development Corporation to a possible bed and breakfast permit to the city secretary’s position. Also: Fire marshall Chad E. Wester has announced the City of Ennis will test the weather sirens […]

Ellis County commissioners enacts burn ban

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Fire was the topic of Friday’s special County Commissioners Court meeting. “Out of 254 counties, we may have been the first – unless there were others that met today – to enact burn ban,” said County Judge Carol Bush. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition […]

Sports can’t escape humankind

Sports are the great escape for humankind. Ironically, sports are unable to escape humankind. Last week, the Associated Press reported serious health problems appear ready to greet some water sports participants at the 2016 games in Rio De Janerio, Brazil. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our […]

Football recruiting is big time in Texas – 18 recent Ennis players playing at next level

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The pipeline for major colleges is once again the Lone Star State, further cementing the state of high school football south of the Red River. According to the current Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine, Texas had 412 players signing letters of intent to Football Bowl Subdivision schools, including a nation-leading 378 from high schools. The […]

Ennis volleyball tryouts begin Monday

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Players seeking to earn a place on the Ennis High School volleyball team will have a week to secure their place during tryouts at the Ensign Gym. Over 40 players are expected to be on hand Monday, Aug. 3, for the first day. Two-a-day practices are set for 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m. The week […]

Athlete of the Week – Anastasha Andrade

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Anastasha Andrade has enjoyed her share of success and high finishes for the Ennis Cross Country team. A dedicated senior, she is entering her final year in maroon. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Classifieds for Sunday, August 2, 2015

Malcolm Ballew

Malcolm Ballew, 84, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Ennis, Texas. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Testosterone gone wild

Want to know a frightening sport? Crazy as a dog in a hubcap factory is the annual “Running of the Bulls” in Pamplona, Spain. Insanity for 105 years. In a span of just four minutes a small herd of six Toro Bravo, or Spanish for fighting bulls, are released to run 900 yards down a […]

The Color of Money: Aptly-named railroad millionaire put Ennis on right track

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He may have been the wealthiest man to ever set foot in Ennis. Born in London, Col. E.H.R. “Ned” Green was educated in New York and Chicago before heading south in 1892 to take control of the Texas Midland Railroad, a soon-to-be lucrative family investment. And what a family – his banker father Edward was […]

Appreciates Ortiz, Lionettes coverage in EDN

Dear Editor:   I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the EDN coverage of our EHS Lionette activities and events over the past year. I was thrilled to see the recent article about our much-loved team and their tireless Director, Ms. Cassie Ortiz. While they are best known for high kicks and […]

Consider Ennis Rotary Club

Many Tuesdays, if you want to catch me around lunchtime, you’ll likely do so at the Rotary Club of Ennis. While I don’t make it every time, when I do go, it’s the best part of my day. Recently the Rotary Club announced it will be having its annual member drive to try to boost […]

FEMA deadlines approach in Ellis County

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Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance continues to aid those recovering from the May 4 through June 22 storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and floods to the tune of $306 million in federal grants, U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans, and National Flood Insurance Program in approved claims. While 47 counties have been declared eligible for […]

Splashdown planned Saturday at Market


A cure for the summertime blues may be just around the corner at Saturday’s Farmers Market according to Becky McCarty. The director has announced a mini-Tricycle and Bicycle Wash, accompanied by the rider, will take place on Knox Street between 10 a.m. and noon. Approximately 20-feet long, the gauntlet, framed with PCV pipe, is equipped […]

Locals compete at SPJST state event


Ennis SPJST Lodge No. 25 will be represented at the SPJST Youth Achievement Day state competition in Temple on Saturday. The Slovanska Podporujici Jednota Statu Texas (Slavonic Benevolent Order of the State of Texas) will hold the event with competitors from seven districts throughout the state at Mayburn Convention Center. See the report in the […]

Rotary Club seeks members

One of the most present service organizations in Ennis is the Rotary Club of Ennis, and it is starting up its member drive to get more people involved. Each year the Rotary Club raises money and gives back to the community. The club’s most prominent fundraisers include the annual Polka Fest 5K Run and flag […]

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