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Ezra Smith

Ezra Smith, 89, passed away on August 27, 2015. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas St., Ennis, 972-875-2393.

Joe Chudej

Joe Chudej, 92, passed away in Plano, Texas, on Thursday, August 27, 2015. A Celebration of his life will take place on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis. Pallbearers will be Jeff Rollins, Jacob Polakoff, Megan Polakoff, Seth Seaman and Samatha Seaman. Interment will follow in […]

Walter Bobby Guthrie

Walter Bobby Guthrie departed this life August 27, 2015, at Ennis Regional Medical Center. Bob was born November 26, 1936, in Italy, Texas, to Jesse and Leatha Guthrie. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a 32nd degree Mason. He was a member of the Cowboy Church and retired from Ennis Transportation. Left […]

Presley “Lee” McClain

Presley Lee McClain peacefully left this world on Sunday, August 23, 2015. Lee was born in Ennis, Texas, on November 9, 1938, to Robert and Byral Dean McClain. After the death of his mother, Lee and his siblings were raised by his Uncle Luther and Aunt Vianna McClain. Lee was preceded in death by his […]

Robert Lee Williams

Robert Lee Williams, 93, died August 19, 2015. A wake service will be held on Friday, August 28, 2015, from 7-8 p.m. at the Eternal Rest Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be held Saturday, August 29, 2015, at 1 p.m. at Bright and Morning Star Baptist Church, 1007 Daffan Ave., Ennis, TX 75119. Arrangements […]

What a little movie can do

wFUMC Movie Night On Saturday, August 22, some 65 people enjoyed a popular  football film at First United Methodist Church's Movie Night at the Park at  Ennis Veterans Memorial Park

Last weekend’s Movie Night at the Park, hosted by First United Methodist Church’s Word Class at Ennis Veterans Park, was a hit, drawing more than 60 members and guests for what is planned as an annual event, raising funds for FUMC youth group activities. On Saturday, young and old alike watched Sony Pictures’ When the […]

To wed in Houston

Natalie Keiller and John Long of announce their engagement and approaching marriage. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Compared to state’s largest counties, Ellis ranks in bottom half for salaries

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Ellis County Commissioners voted in August to accept a cost of living increase, across-the-board, for elected officials as well as for all county employees. An increase in property values, which had been projected two weeks earlier to the commissioners and county judge, allowed for the hike. There had been two pay adjustments in the previous […]

Lady Lions advance in Forney

Ennis won two of three matches in the opening day at a 30-team volleyball tournament being hosted by Forney High School on Thursday. They are slated for more action on Saturday. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Ennis rallies from 21-0 deficit, tops No. 6 Wolves, 33-28

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It didn’t take long for the 2015 edition of Ennis Lions football to realize, this is not last year. The defending state champions were in a three touchdown deficit just 10 minutes into the game. What transpired the rest of the way could indicate this year might have its own share of magic. Tre Elliott […]

Biggest games fill 11 football Fridays

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Coaches and fans alike see football schedules and circle the must-see games. They usually include arch-rivals, showdowns and sometimes, even payback games. Fans remember previous encounters from years past, while coaches strategize plans for navigating the games deemed must-win contests. Some are early season non-district games that often prove teams’ readiness for bigger games to […]

Board members sign chair

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All of the Ennis ISD board members signed a chair at their meeting on Aug. 25. Superintendent Dr. John Chapman explained the chair symbolizes a commitment that any student sitting in that chair will receive an education – that it doesn’t matter who it is, every student deserves your best.

City looks outside for EDC guidance


Sources inside the City of Ennis confirmed earlier this week that a third-party attorney has been contracted to examine practices by the city and the Ennis Economic Development Corporation. Mayor Russell Thomas identified the attorney as Jeff Moore. According to Moore’s firm’s website, his specialty is in municipal topics, “such as economic development for Texas […]

Chapman shares EISD goals at Lions Club

Largest of all Ennis service organizations, the Ennis Lions Club kicked off the new school year by inviting Dr. John Chapman, III, superintendent of the EISD as guest speaker at this week’s luncheon. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the […]

Quilt donated for Chamber Auction

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The Ennis Chamber of Commerce annual auction is rapidly approaching and donations are being accepted. This quilt was donated by Henrietta Novotny. 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 30, 2015

Classifieds for Friday, August 28, 2015

AMR to replace CareFlite service in Ennis

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Mark Warde [email protected] American Medical Response, which has been selected by both Ellis County and the City of Ennis to serve as the selected provider for much of the area, is involved in contract negotiations with local officials. Coverage and service details will be complete this fall or by Jan. 1, 2016. That is when […]

Ennis JHS cheerleaders are winners

The Ennis Junior High Squad Cheer squad has been hard at work over the summer preparing for this upcoming 2015 season. The squad had an award winning week at the Universal Cheerleaders Association camp on August 11-14th at Great Wolf Lodge. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for […]

Palmer netters remain unbeaten

The Palmer Lady Bulldog volleyball continued their undefeated streak with a 5-set win over a tough Dawson team Tuesday on their home court. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

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