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Gossip writer’s parents wed in Ennis in 1914

w062815 Sloan and Mary Smith, parents of gossip columnist Liz   Smith, fell in love and got married in the Bluebonnet City 101 years   ago.

“Gossip is just news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress.” Columnist Liz Snith said that, and she ought to know. Known as the Grand Dame of Dish, the 92 year old gossip hound has thrashed out scoops aplenty in her 58 years of journalism – like her exclusive interviews with Ivana Trump […]

WFAA-TV visit backs Ennis Freedom Fest

Photo by photosbylezley.com / Fireworks lit up the sky at the end of the Parade of Champions on Saturday, with one fan flashing the 'L' for Lions to onlookers. In much the same way, the team capped its state championship season with an explosive finish to edge Cedar Park, 38-35, at AT&T Stadium on Dec. 17.

Daybreak, the WFAA-TV morning show on Channel 8, will be live in downtown Ennis on Friday to promote the Freedom Fest event scheduled for July 4 at the Texas Motorplex. Brian Glenn, the host of the sunrise show, will be on location at 5 a.m. to talk about the concert and fireworks that are on tap between 7-10 p.m. […]

Suspected prayer garden thief nabbed

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Investigators say they’ve caught the man they believe is responsible for stealing a bench and birdbath from the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church prayer garden last week. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Award winners demonstrated PRIDE in the community


Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News carries the first of our four PRIDE of ENNIS sections. The other pieces will follow in July and August. In today’s edition, we feature four of the 17 people who are being recognized with PRIDE of ENNIS Awards for their special contributions to the community in a particular […]

Contrary to popular belief

Recently I got together in Las Colinas with a few Christian couples, all strong conservatives. All were from the South and all tend to vote Republican. We ate and talked for hours while something amazing happened. Despite a dialogue that ranged from family to business to culture and politics, there was an amazing absence of […]

CTR in Ennis part of new business venture

City of Ennis

Freestone Resources, Inc. and Dynamis Energy, LLC today announced a joint venture intended to vertically integrate the Petrozene product line. The transaction includes the purchase of the Texas-based company, C.C. Crawford Retreading Company, Inc. (CTR). CTR is located in Ennis and has been in the tire disposal and repair business since 1987. See the report […]

Pharmacy broken into second time

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On Sunday, June 21, for the second time in less than a month, Hometown Drug, a local pharmacy on W. Lampasas, was the victim of a burglary. Diana Coile, the owner of Hometown Drug, believes – based on surveillance footage – two perpetrators are responsible for Sunday’s burglary as well as the one that took […]

Supreme Court says gay marriage legal nationwide

The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. When Ellis County might start issuing same-sex marriage licenses was still unknown as of Friday. Gay and lesbian couples already could marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court’s 5-4 ruling means the remaining […]

Fresh and flying off the shelf

w062615 Farmers Market-Melanie

The vegetables and fruit from Home Grown Farm & Ranch are selling like hotcakes. A new vendor at the Ennis Farmers Market, Dot Chambers reports they are fresh out of most of their best items. But she has good news, however. Like the Doritos commercial jingle, “Crunch all you want, we’ll make more,” Chambers says […]

Dakota Utility breaking ground Monday

Dakota Drilling CEO, Aaron Graff

Dakota Utility Contractors will officially break ground on construction of their new facility during a 10:30 a.m. ceremony Monday. Their future home at 2501 Oak Grove Rd. is located across the street from the IOOF Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our […]

3 Big Ideas for Ennis

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Three big ideas about the future of Ennis were points of discussion Thursday night during a comprehensive master plan unveiling at the Ennis National Bank Event Center. Halff Associates, a planning firm based out of the metroplex, has been working on a city comprehensive plan for months, and Thursday evening was a chance for the […]

Ennis spraying for mosquitoes


Ground spraying for mosquitoes is planned to take place north of Ennis Avenue on Tuesday, June 30, and south of Ennis Avenue on Thursday, July 2, beginning at 9:30 p.m. both nights.

Carver High School alumni hold 32nd banquet

w062815 Carver Class of 1961

On Saturday, June 20, 2015, the George Washington Carver High School Alumni held its 32nd Annual Banquet. This year the focus was transition, and with that in mind the location was changed to the Ennis Junior School and the program was shared with members from several classes of the Carver School. And as the saying goes,”Every […]

Classifieds for Sunday, June 28, 2015

Classifieds for Friday, June 26, 2015

Classifieds for Thursday, June 25, 2015

Vivian Welch

Vivian Welch, 78, passed away in Mansfield, Texas on Friday, June 26, 2015. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Helen Fowler

Helen Fowler, 95, passed away in Las Colinas on Friday, June 26, 2015. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

David Raymond Hrnjak

David Raymond Hrnjak, 72, of Ennis, Texas, passed away surrounded by his family on June 22, 2015. He was born on September 23, 1942, in Tucumcari, New Mexico, to Ray and Virginia Bell (Thomas) Hrnjak. He grew up in West Allis, Wisconsin and attended school at Greendale High School. On September 7, 1960, he married […]

Juventino Macias (PaPa Tino)

Juventino Macias (PaPa Tino) formerly of Ennis passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2015, in Phoenix. He was born in Saltillo, Mexico, on July 21, 1958. He attended Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon. Tino will be remembered by all those who had the privilege to know him but his memory will be cherished most by […]

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