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It’s all about the hands and feet

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In high school, I had a friend named Nicole who gave all her time and effort to making her home and her town a better place. Even at 16 and 17 years old, she understood the importance of serving others and having pride in where you’re from. See Justin Tubbs’ column in the Ennis Daily […]

Classifieds for April 1, 2015

ECSO: Cockfight arrests, stolen vehicle incident

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Investigation ongoing into stolen vehicle case Ellis County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a possible recovered stolen vehicle at about 12:50 p.m. Monday. Arrests made in cockfighting incident The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office arrested six people and issued several dozen citations after deputies and assisting agencies shut down an illegal cockfight in the 700 […]

Shooter arrested after assaulting four, including child


An Ennis man was arrested Saturday night after firing a rifle toward his wife and several onlookers, including a child, police said.

New business opportunities loom for Ennis


Presenting the foundation that new franchise businesses in Ennis can expect, the Economic Development Corporation held an informative meeting on Tuesday at the public library. The purpose of the hour-long session was to discuss the dynamics and advantages of becoming a franchisee as well as defining a list of retailers and restaurants who have expressed […]

Ferris police catch alleged thief

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In the small hours of the morning on Tuesday, a Dallas man was arrested after being caught in the act of stealing a camper trailer. At 5:39 a.m., Officer Stephen Tiner with the Ferris Police Department spotted a suspicious “vehicle” off the road in the 200 block of Birch St., according to a Ferris PD […]

Lady Lions’ season headed for home

Following a month of schedule interruptions due to rain and snow, the Ennis softball team finally has its sights set on the stretch run of the regular season. The Lady Lions are tied for first in District 14-5A with Timberview. There are nine teams in the league where everyone plays the other eight teams two […]

Brookdale gets a facelift

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Brookdale Senior Living, formerly the Sterling House, recently got a $400,000 makeover, and staff and residents invited the public to come see at a Business After Hours event on Tuesday. With hors d’oeuvres, wine, and live music, residents tapped their feet and sung along while others chatted with guests. See the report in the Ennis […]

Pointing people to Ennis

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Drive Guide placed Ennis on its spring edition cover, using a beautiful sunset photo of a field of bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush to go along with the heading; Ennis – Endless Fun for Everyone! The magazine is distributed to visitors to the Metroplex, which includes driving directions of places to go, things to see and […]

Carole Rae Watson

PALMER – Carole Rae Watson, 56, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015. A memorial service will be held Monday, April 6, at 10 a.m., at Arlington Chapel. Carole was born April 20, 1958, in Arlington, to Merle and June Watson. She was a lover of animals and her job as a veterinary assistant. Carole was […]

David Herrera

David Herrera, 61, passed away in Waxahachie, Texas on Saturday, March 28, 2015. David was born in Robstown, Texas on July 6, 1953, to Gabino and Agustina (Vera) Herrera, Sr. He grew up in Robstown, Texas and graduated from Calallen High School in 1972. He made his home in Irving for several years before moving […]

Steven Penrod Taylor

Steven Penrod Taylor, 63, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 27, 2015, in Bristol, Texas. Steve was born on April 19, 1951, to Clifford William and Mildred (Penrod) Taylor. He grew up in Bristol and graduated from Ennis High School where he was active in sports. Steve began his ink career at IPI Ink starting […]

Classifieds for March 31, 2015

Ellis County Youth Expo next week

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Put on your boots and chaps and head down to the Ellis County Expo Center, because it’s time for another Ellis County Youth Expo Show. April 5 through April 11 are the dates set for this year’s Expo Show. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition […]

Red, White & True Blue

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Paul Richter has experienced his share of the best and worst of life in his 90 years. An old saying by Carl Perkins relates well: “If it weren’t for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song.” Through it all he remains positive, patriotic and persistent. He is also quite a storyteller. […]

Mitchell signs with ASU

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Palmer senior Ty Mitchell signed Friday to play football for the Rams of Angelo State University. The Angelo State football team, coming off a Lone Star Conference Playoff Championship and NCAA Division II playoff berth, signed over 20 freshmen to their roster this month. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to […]

McCarty asks Ennis to see Main Street vision

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Becky McCarty painted a word picture. The Ennis Main Street coordinator asked people to envision westbound travelers crossing the crest at the railroad tracks on Ennis Avenue, and being greeted with “Welcome to Historic Downtown Ennis.” She offered that, and more, during a 20-minute presentation about the Main Street program during Monday’s Ennis Chamber of […]

Lady Lions roll to win

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Freshman right-hander Monica Monreal tossed a three-hitter for her 13th win while junior Morelia “Mo” Monreal blasted a two-run homer in the sixth inning to propel the Lady Lions to a tough triumph. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Lions tumble to Seguin

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Despite outhitting their opponents and allowing just one earned run, Ennis fell to Arlington Seguin, 5-2, on Monday in a key league game. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Jersey Day for the Relay

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Dorie Miller Intermediate had a Team Jersey Day on Wednesday, March 25, as a fundraiser for our campus’s Relay For Life team, The Miller Maniacs. 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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