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Duane Potter

Our family would like to announce the passing of Duane Potter, our “Potts”, on April 9, 2015. He was our anchor in everything we did, and we will miss him forever. We take great comfort in knowing he is in the arms of our Heavenly Father. Duane was born Sept. 26, 1931, the only child […]

Georgia Louise Hanak

Sweet Great Granny Georgia Louise Hanak went home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 11, 2015, at the age of 96. Georgia was born in the Ennis area on Feb. 3, 1919, to Louis Vinkler and Mary Slovak Vinkler. On Nov. 7, 1939, she married Frank J. Hanak, also of Ennis. Except […]

James Luksa

James Luksa, 77, passed away in Ennis, Texas, on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

DPS searching for escaped Fort Worth sex offender

Charles Raymond Sprague

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) investigators are searching for a fugitive registered sex offender

Classifieds for Thursday, April 16, 2015

Ennis hires two new football coaches

Ennis High School has announced the hire of two new football position coaches in the wake of offensive coordinator Brandon Layne making public his resignation to take a head coaching job at La Vernia High School, near San Antonio. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition […]

Palmer baseball gains revenge

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The Palmer Bulldogs baseball team got revenge on the Maypearl Panthers Tuesday, beating them 6-1 in 7 innings on their home field. The Bulldogs started things off right in the first inning, after senior pitcher, Brian Archibald struck out 3 of the first 4 batters for Maypearl. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! […]

Lady Lions reclaim first place

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No. 14 Ennis whacked 12 hits, four of them for extra-bases, en route to a 9-6 triumph over No. 7 Mansfield Timberview on Wednesday evening. Pregame hype centered on the tie atop District 14-5A. Both teams entered the game with a lone loss in league play, with Timberview winning at Ennis, 4-2, a month ago. It ended […]

Fraga tosses 5-hitter but Lions suffer 3-0 loss

Jesus Fraga fired a complete game five-hitter, but it wasn’t enough to prevent Red Oak from handing Ennis a 3-0 road loss on Wednesday. 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 students at Special Olympics

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Ennis children and teenagers have annually participated, excelled and benefitted from the Special Olympics track meet, which has been sponsored for over 20 years by the Waxahachie ISD. The threat of rain couldn’t deter Tuesday’s event, which was held at Lumpkins Stadium. The clouds never opened and the return of a north wind was chilly but bearable. […]

EJH band is superior

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Ennis Junior High band students, earned the “Sweepstakes” award last Thursday and Friday in both the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic 1 Divisions. Both bands also earned “Superior” ratings from all six judges in Concert and Sightreading.

Facade improvement program started in Ennis

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Add another reason to the list as to why so many building owners are fixing up downtown Ennis. At last Monday’s City Commission meeting, the city approved a façade improvement program for historic downtown. Basically, if you’re a building owner downtown and you want to improve the exterior of your building, the city will pay […]

Progress on saving Ennis’ oldest house

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Saving a piece of history isn’t easy, but it’s important. As demolition of the Loggins-Mulkey house approaches, take a second to read about the history of this historic home, which sits on a plot of land at 110 N. Elm St. The Loggins-Mulkey house of Ennis, Texas is deeply rooted in the early history of […]

Expo Winners in Thursday’s EDN

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Brady Whitney of Italy, son of Ricky Whitney and Leslie Underwood, shows a steer during the pee wee showmanship at the Ellis County Youth Expo on Friday, April 10. Complete local results can be found inside Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign […]

Murderer of three pleads guilty, sentenced to life

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Roberto Costilla will not see a trial after taking a plea deal sentencing him to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2013 Bardwell murders of Erick Goff, Ray Goff, and Gladys Goff. To avoid possibility of the death penalty, the Ennis man pled guilty to all three murders in court on […]

Classifieds for April 15, 2015

Raymond M. Patak

Raymond M. Patak , age 81 passed away in Dallas on April 13, 2015. He was born on June 3, 1933, in Ennis to Frank W. and Annie (Vrla) Patak. He married Annie Vrzalik on Feb. 9, 1979, at Saint John Nepomucene Catholic Church. His life-long passion was farming in Ellis County. He was a […]

Rosalia Luna

Rosalia Luna, 74, died on April 13, 2015. Family and friends will be gathering April 14, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Eternal Rest Funeral Home Chapel in Ennis. Funeral will be held on Wednesday, April 15, at 2 p.m. at Eternal Rest Funeral Home Chapel of Ennis. Services are entrusted to Eternal Rest […]

Theatre Rocks! offering Godspell

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“Godspell,” the Old Saxson word for the modern English word “gospel,” is the title to the upcoming production at Theatre Rocks! Prepare ye for the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew. Opening Friday April 25, and running three weekends, “Godspell,” which was created by John-Michael Tebelak […]

Ennis has 1 champ, 3 runners-up at district tennis

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Ennis is sending four entries to irst rounds of the regional tennis tournament, after claiming a championship and three runners-up finishes in the district meet Tuesday at Arlington. Annie Callegari and Joey Hull teamed to win the girls doubles title, and they defeated Ennis teammates Ashley Slovacek and Alyssa Herrera for the crown. Slovacek and […]

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