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Polka fest covered in culture, rain

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The 49th National Polka Festival has come gone, leaving the city covered in both rain and culture for another year. Despite a deluge on Saturday afternoon that put a premature end to outdoor activities, canceling them on Sunday for the first time ever, the annual event was considered a big hit by those who should know. See the report in […]

Do we really want a dynasty election?

To the Editor: There seems to be some evidence that the Democrat strategy of hiding Mrs. Clinton from any serious questions is starting to backfire. Polls are not worth paying serious attention to right now, so far as who is most likely to win or lose a presidential election 18 months from now. See the […]

Threat of flooding from Trinity River in Ellis County

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Ellis and Kaufman counties are under the threat of the Trinity River cresting over the levee for the first time since it broke in 1990. The National Weather Service issued a flood warning on Tuesday changing the forecast from moderate to major severity for the Trinity River near Rosser. The NWS again reminds motorists not […]

Lions scrimmage reveals progress

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Transitioning from being touted as the 2014 Class 5A kings of the jungle to the new edition of the Ennis Lions, the team conducted a scrimmage to mark the end of spring camp. Jack Alvarez and the coaching staff led two units of first and second stringers through an hour-long series of plays at Lions […]

Edwards jumps to the next level

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In front of a crowd of family and fans, Ennis multi-sport athlete Davante Edwards signed a binding National Letter of Intent to enroll as a student and run track at the University of Texas at San Antonio (NCAA Division I). The ceremony was held on Tuesday morning at the Ensign Auditorium. At UTSA he will […]

Commissioners appoint purchasing agent for county

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A new purchasing agent will be handling accounts in Ellis County after Tuesday’s Commissioners Court meeting in Waxahachie, which included discussion of a rescindment of county policy involving toll roads and the possible purchase of a new courtroom sound system.

Classifieds for Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Post recognizes additions to Memorial Park

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Memorial Day weekend means polka for many Ennisites, but this Memorial Day, the true meaning of the holiday was not lost on Ennis veterans. On Monday, American Legion Post 361 held a Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park, where two additions to the memorial were recognized. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! […]

Logues are Polka Royalty

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Michael and Deborah Logue share their first dance as the 2015 Polka King and Queen Dance Contest winners. Their first dance was to the official song of the 2015 Polka Fest, “The Youth and Pleasure Polka.” They were crowned Friday night at the 49th Annual Polka Fest. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! […]

Ennis Elites are Best in Texas!

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Entertaining and appearing throughout the school year, the Ennis Elites dance troupe, often overshadowed by the award-winning marching band and the flashy 50-member Lionettes, have earned their share of the state spotlight. Cassie Ortiz, the head coach of both the Lionettes and the dance competition team, the Elites, revealed at their banquet the latter had […]

No Tobacco Day May 31 / Anti-Drug Event May 30


Sunday, May 31, is known as World No Tobacco Day. It is an initiative of The World Health Alliance Organization. The aim of this event is to inform the public about the dangers of using tobacco and make them aware of the business practices of tobacco companies. It is dedicated to call attention towards the […]

Ennis soldier, reported killed at Pearl Harbor, actually survived attack

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There was no military officer in sparkling uniform to step from a sleek car in front of the couple’s farmhouse near Bristol –– Wesley Strunc and his wife learned only by telegram from the Navy Department that their 23-year-old son, Miles, had died in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For two weeks the Strunc […]

Lions Club welcomes new member

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Eric Maier, right, officially became a member of the Ennis Host Lions Club on Wednesday at Tabernacle Church. Matt Keever, left, turned him onto the Lions Club. Long-time Lion Bob Taylor looks on from behind.

Lions to play spring scrimmage Tuesday night

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Ennis will play their annual spring game on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Lions Memorial Stadium. While the team will have a few practices, team meetings and weightlifting sessions remaining, Tuesday will count towards decisions coaches make towards who takes the lead into the summer for starting assignments. Admission is free for fans. See the […]

Lovejoy outlasts Lady Lions, sweep series

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For a second straight game freshman pitcher Monica Monreal held No. 9 Lucas Lovejoy (28-4) in check at the Class 5A Regional semifinals. Like Wednesday, however, the Leopards go to her with a late rally, this time a 6-run sixth toeliminate No. 6 Ennis (23-6), 9-3 in Rockwall. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here […]

EISD Vaccine Clinic at Miller

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EISD Nurses hosted a vaccine clinic on Tuesday, May 19, at Dorie Miller Intermediate School. Vaccines were provided by the Texas Vaccines for Children program and were given at no cost to those students who qualified. The nurses provided immunizations to many incoming pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and seventh grade students. Pictured are EISD nurses Ginger Sellers […]

‘Nic at Night’ at Baylor Baptist

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On Sunday, May 17, the children’s choir at Baylor put on a star-studded production of “Nic at Night,” a three-act play written by Kathie Hill. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Philippines Mission for Baylor Baptist pastor, members

On Thursday, May 21, Chet Hensley, pastor of Baylor Baptist Church, and church members Nic Collins and Dudley Fox left the United States to travel to Oslob, Cebu, the Philippines, for a 14-day mission trip. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Beadles retires from SAGU

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By its very nature coaching elicits a degree of second-guessing and criticism. Besides thick skin, SAGU’s Arlon Beadles took an approach that was a blend of old school and southern gentleman. He recently retired following 50 years in the coaching profession, this his 10th season as the head coach of women’s basketball at Southwestern Assemblies of […]

Ennis Foot & Ankle Clinic takes first steps here

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Dr. Jeffrey Petty has been serving patients from Ennis almost since the inception of his Corsicana Foot Clinic in 1999. But that service to Ennis has taken a big next step, as he opened his Ennis Foot & Ankle clinic here earlier in 2015. The Ennis office is located at 601 S. Clay, Suite 103, […]

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