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EHS student recalls drug episode

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] Brenda Laznovsky remembers Jan. 8 at the most terrifying day of her life. That was the day she got a call from Ennis High School, telling her to come. She thought her son was in trouble. Maybe he had gotten into a fight, or maybe he had hurt himself somehow, she thought. […]

Blithe Spirit: A Classic British Comedy

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  Ennis theatre goers enjoyed a special treat this last weekend with the production of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit. Superb direction, exceptional special effects and a stellar cast augur a great 2016 season at Ennis Public Theatre. This not-to-be-missed show runs through February 14 for anyone who was not able to attend the Ennis premiere. […]

Taking his talents to Whataburger University

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Mark Warde [email protected] An innocent, creative idea for fun on National Signing Day has gone viral for a few Ennis underclassmen. Wednesday, Feb. 3, is known across the country for scores of high school athletes who sign National Letters of Intent binding them to colleges who have offered scholarships. Plenty of fanfare and drama goes […]

Covering your family and friends in prayer

Covering your family and friends in prayer By Darrell Neal Special to the EDN In this day and time it has become hard to live as a Christian, as an American, and as an individual. Every day you have to be aware of all your surroundings because of the crime that is going on in […]

Chips, Chicken Wings, and the Big Game

Dr. Clancy P. Hayes Chips, Chicken Wings, and the Big Game If I were to ask you what you thought the most-well attended religious event is in the United States, many of you would say Easter Sunday morning. This may be true, but if it is, the Super Bowl is a close second. This weekend, […]


  When pastors gaze out from their pulpits, they may want to imagine what would happen if they asked their flocks to respond to this statement: “As long as it’s between consenting adults, any kind of sex is fine.” If this were a conservative or nondenominational Protestant church, the active, “practicing” members would be sharply […]

Sports betting leads to concerns

  Recent revelations that there may have been some level of match fixing in professional tennis has once again raised concerns regarding sports betting. This comes on the heels of attorneys general in some states claiming that oneline fantasy sports games, run by organizations such as Draft Kings., are illegal gambling. People have been casting […]

Ennis unranked in pre-season poll

Mark Warde [email protected] Two-years removed from advancing to the state Class 5A championship game, Ennis, 26-6 a year ago, will begin this season unranked by the Texas Girls Coaches Association Softball Poll. Tuesday’s 22-8 scrimmage win over Kennedale, who are ranked No. 9 in the state’s Class 4A poll, could be an indication the Lady […]

Slow start costly for Lions at Summit

  A sputtering start proved critical for Ennis as Mansfield Summit grabbed a 28-9 lead after one quarter and cruised to an 86-55 triumph over the Lions. Julian Mask, a brawny 6-4 junior, continued his stellar play of late with a robust 24 points. Guards Braylan Davis and Trayquann McAdams bucketed 13 and 11 points […]

Ennis routed on the road

  Four days after a thrilling win over Red Oak, Ennis came crashing down to earth against state-ranked Mansfield Summit. They trailed 22-2 after eight minutes en route to a 69-26 defeat. Only a dozen points in the fourth quarter, when the squad finally warmed up, though Summit nearly led by 40 at the time. […]

Lady Jackets, Thurmon, sting Hornets, 70-25

  State-ranked Ferris scored the game’s first 10 points and never looked back, crushing Athens with a 70-25 verdict on Tuesday. The Yellow Jackets improved to 25-2 in the process. Senior Jade Thurmon starred throughout. While her 29 points were obvious, it was her passing game that was most impressive. Credited with six assists, her […]

Athens outlasts Ferris, 92-85

  Eleven three-pointers in the first half, including three in the last two-minutes of the second quarter, propelled Athens to a 92-85 win at Ferris on Tuesday. The win by the visiting Hornets improved their record to 14-11 overall and 5-0 in District 13- 4A. Ferris slid to fourth at 9-15 and 1-4. The Yellow […]

County primaries slated for March 1; Democratic and Republican Candidates filed

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] Republican Primary Candidates Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown, Waxahachie Wess Winn, Waxahachie County Commissioner Pct. 1 Bobby Crittenden, Waxahachie Randy Stinson, Palmer Tim Sadler, Palmer Jeffrey Walsh, Ferris David Pagan, Ennis County Commissioner Pct. 3 Franck Sanchez, Waxahachie Paul Perry, Milford Constable Pct. 1 Roy Callender Jr., Ennis Constable Pct. 2 Terry […]

Martinez swats two, Ennis softball wins, 21-8

Mark Warde [email protected] Saturday we play at 3:40 and 7.​ Suiting up for the first time under new Ennis softball head Kendal Newton brought sweet results Tuesday night. The Lady Lions varsity routed Kennedale, 21-8, in a nine-inning scrimmage. Junior varsity players also produced a win, 2-1, in a pitchers dual. Newton, a standout at […]

Area athletes to play at the next level

Photo by brucelattimer.com / Tre Elliott (1) pulls away from an Eagles defender on his way to a 15-yard touchdown in the 3rd quarter Friday. Two would-be tacklers got a piece of Elliott's jersey, but couldn't bring him down before he crossed the plane to make the score 34-13.

Mark Warde [email protected] Results from across the nation are still pouring in on who and where thousands of high school athletes will study and compete this fall. Six were in the spotlight on Wednesday as they accepted scholarships to take their game to the next level. Tre Elliott, who enjoyed a solid career at Ennis, […]

Ennis hosts Friday tennis event

Mark Warde [email protected] Eleven high school teams and a handful of ranked individuals will be competing in Friday’s Highway 287 varsity tennis tournament in Ennis. Admission is free and the public is invited. It was originally scheduled to carry over to Saturday, but is now expected to conclude Friday evening. According to assistant coach Wyatt […]

Palmer football joins tough district

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Mark Warde [email protected] After a few years of doing battle in the six-team District 9-3A against Blooming Grove, Maypearl, Mildred, Rice and Rio Vista, Palmer was assigned by the UIL as a member of District 6-3A, a league with eight schools. Athletic director and football head coach Don Waddle exited Monday’s meeting of state AD’s […]


  WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Donald Trump’s supporters showed up at the Sheraton Monday night fully expecting their man to win the Iowa caucuses. And why shouldn’t they? Trump had held a lead of varying sizes in 13 of the last 13 polls listed in the RealClearPolitics average of Iowa polls. How could that […]


  I used to have this poster in my office reflecting the timeless wisdom of a relief pitcher named Larry Andersen. Today he does radio broadcasts for the Philadelphia Phillies. A friend who’s a calligrapher made it for me. “Hey, you’re only young once, but you can be immature forever.” The poster got lost after […]

Flint’s problems belong to many cities

The lead contamination of the water supply in Flint, Michigan, has raised awareness about the potential for health risks in drinking water supplies. In Flint, the water became contaminated through some changes in original supply being exposed to very old lead pipes throughout that community – either in homes or in neighborhoods. It raises the […]

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