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Tigers now 16-0 in district, tame Lions

  No. 3 ranked Lancaster, now 27-2, found little resistance in a 107-33 victory over Ennis on Tuesday. The Tigers scored 26 or more points in all four quarters to lift their record to 16-0 in District 14-5A. Senior guard Braylan Davis was the lone Lions player to reach double-figures with 15 points. Ismael Carino […]

Lady Lions rout Lancaster, 70-59

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  Mark Warde [email protected] An effective full-court press dismantled Lancaster and paved the way for Ennis to roll to a 70- 59 girls basketball victory on Tuesday. The season finale avenged a 52-50 home loss to the Lady Tigers earlier this season, one of 13 games lost by 10 points or less. “These girls have […]

Lady Lions announce varsity roster

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Mark Warde [email protected] A loss in the fourth round of the 2015 softball playoffs didn’t sit well with eight of the ten returning starters from Ennis. Headed into the 2016 season, unfinished business appears to be driving impetus for a Lady Lions team that went 26-6 a year ago, yet find themselves unranked this year. […]

Woman looking for cow causes two-car accident


  Justin Tubbs [email protected] A two-car accident in the 1500 block of State Highway 34 on Saturday sent four people to the hospital. According to the crash report, the woman who caused the accident, 22-year-old Patricia Hurtado, said she was trying to spot a cow that one of the two children in the car pointed […]

Republican candidates answer tough questions

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  Justin Tubbs [email protected] For some Ellis County voters, the March 1 primary election picture became clearer Tuesday night at the Waxahachie Civic Center during a candidate forum. For others, things still remain muddled. Carol Wright, a Ferris alderman who will vote in the Precinct 1 commission race, is one of those who still hasn’t […]

Library seeks what online survey says

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Mark Warde [email protected] Continuing their recent campaign, which spotlighted the remodeling of the learning center, the Ennis Public Library has launched their first online survey. The purpose is to assess the needs and input from the community. Leadership at the library have wanted to do a survey for some time. The intended results will keep […]

Supports Juenemann

  To the editor: Angie Juenemann, my good friend and a life-long Ennis resident, is running for mayor of Ennis. I have had the privilege of working with Angie on several projects, including the new Ennis Public Theatre, and I can vouch for her leadership and follow-through! This woman gets things done! I am continually […]

EISD draws choice of architects

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Mark Warde [email protected] Ennis Independent School District board members voted on Tuesday in favor of East Texas based architecture firm, Goodwin-Lasiter-Strong, to design the new agriculture facilities project at Ennis High School. The company began in 1983 with a staff of four in Lufkin, including Philip Goodwin and Larry Lasiter, now has over 60 employees […]

A role model young people should hear

  Ennis native and U.S. District Court Judge Alfred H. Bennett spoke to about 100 people at a meeting of the Ennis Negro Chamber of Commerce Saturday night. For those who attended, it was an excellent affair, designed in part to raise support and funds for completion of the ENCC’s multi-purpose facility. It was also […]

Sunshine Boys by Neil Simon to Open at Theatre Rocks!


  “The Sunshine Boys,” by Neil Simon is acclaimed as one of his greatest plays, and it will be performed by Theatre Rocks! In Ennis beginning Friday, Feb. 12, and running through Sunday, Feb. 28. Willie, played by Edd Spradling, and Al, played by Bill Walker, once billed as top vaudevillians, come out of retirement […]

Classifieds for Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Ferris cages Lions, cap season at 25-2

The Yellow Jackets concluded the regular season on the road on Friday with a 56-10 rout of Kaufman. Jade Thurmon ruled the night with 38 points and five assists on offense. The 5-foot-5 senior also accounted for seven rebounds and as many steals to fuel the one-sided victory.

SAGU recruiting class numbers 36

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Southwestern Assemblies of God University, the only four-year college in Ellis County, announced their 2016 football recruiting class. The Lions, members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) had 36 athletes commit on National Signing Day. “With this class we are filling the holes that we lost with graduating seniors,” said offensive coordinator Paul […]

Let Me Call You Sweetheart

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] The Sweetheart Banquet, as Lions Club knows it, is a time for Lions young and old to gather to celebrate Valentine’s Day. It’s also known as the club’s yearly award ceremony, where the coveted “Lion of the Year” award is unveiled. And Monday evening, at this year’s banquet, Lions Secretary Bob Taylor […]

Hwy 287 Results

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Third place finisher in boys B singles, Adam Taylor. Johnny Herrera and Anthony Hernandez saw success in the boys B doubles. We ran a photo of Neely Pierce last week (she is in pics No. 2 and 3 here) Senior ace, Joey Hull, who teamed with Neely Pierce, came in fourth at the 287 in […]

Choral students shine at UIL event

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Mark Warde [email protected] A pair of freshmen, Remy Ort and Moises Ochoa, earned top medals to lead a host of singers during a weekend competition hosted by the University Interscholastic League in Dallas. Thirteen students, described as proud members of the Ennis High School choral department, participated in the UIL solo and ensemble event. The […]

Ex-boyfriend charged with burglary

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  Justin Tubbs [email protected] An Ennis man was arrested Saturday after breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and assaulting her, according to police. Investigators believe 20-year-old Angel Padilla used his bare fist to punch a window out in the victim’s apartment in the 1000 block of Biloxi Dr. before going through the window to assault her. […]

Bennett recounts progress at ENCC fundraiser

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EDN Staff Report [email protected] U.S. District Judge Alfred H. Bennett recounted the progress made in the judicial branch by African-Americans during a speech to the Ennis Negro Chamber of Commerce Saturday night. Judge Bennett, a native of Ennis, was the keynote speaker at the chamber’s Black History Month program and fundraiser. He was nominated on […]

One out-of-town bounty hunter acquitted of criminal mischief charges


  Justin Tubbs [email protected] An out-of-town bounty hunter accused of criminal mischief in May was recently acquitted. Ennis police originally arrested 37-year-old Timothy Stone and 28-year-old Trenton Steen after a witness said they sprayed pepper spray into a house in the 300 block of E. Freeman Street in Ennis. According to the report, they believed […]

Trump, Sanders look to emerge from New Hampshire with wins

  MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders hope to emerge from New Hampshire’s primary Tuesday with their first wins of the 2016 presidential election, victories that would boost their standing in a highly competitive race. Trump leads a Republican field that has been in flux in the final days of campaigning across […]

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