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In Hong Kong, no endgame for chaotic protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Three weeks ago, students at a rally stormed a fenced-off courtyard outside Hong Kong’s government headquarters, triggering unprecedented mass protests for greater democracy in the semiautonomous Chinese city. Since then, the movement has spiraled into a volatile and dangerous crisis with no clear endgame. Support for protesters is fast waning, as […]

ERMC holds Ebola drill

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Critical care staff at Ennis Regional Medical Center ran two drills this week to test their Ebola readiness.

Ellis County 4-H collects cans

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Ellis County 4-H clubs teamed up to collect canned goods to give to local food banks last Saturday.

Festival includes stage acts

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During Saturday’s Fall Festival in downtown Ennis, three groups will provide free entertainment on stage near the corner Knox and NW Main streets.

Angel Tree meeting set for Tuesday

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Volunteer leader Marty Nelson is looking to get an early start on this year’s Angel Tree program.

Fight fear with reason

Another week gone by, another week full of Ebola panic.

Curtis Tibodeau

Curtis Tibodeau, 49, passed away in Dallas, Texas on Thursday, October 16, 2014. Visitation will be on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis with Rosary at 7 p.m. A Celebration of his life will take place on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 10 […]

Jane Smith

Jane Smith of Ennis, Texas, died on Thursday, October 16, at the Wesleyan Nursing and Rehab Center in Georgetown, Texas. Jane was born in Everman, Texas, to Samuel Arnold Roberts and Viola Gertrude (Ling) Roberts on September 20, 1932. She spent her childhood in the rural community of Mooreville near Chilton, Texas. She attended the […]

Rosalie Virginia Braswell

Rosalie Virginia Braswell, 90 was granted her Angel wings on November 12, 1923 in Dallas, Texas. Rosalie entered heaven’s gates on October 14, 2014. Our Angel that lived, laughed and loved. Her signature gift of joy, shown through her constant yet contagious smile, nurturing love and an entertaining sense of humor and laughter that blessed […]

Lawanda Joyce Collins

Lawanda Joyce Collins, 38, died on Oct. 10, 2014. Viewing will be held today from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Eternal Rest Funeral Home in Ennis, 215 N. Dallas. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Holsey Chapel CME, 709 Quinlan Drive, Ennis, TX.

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Royals’ run to World Series has Kansas City abuzz

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — This Midwestern city best known for its barbecue, bebop jazz and, for most of the past three decades, bad baseball has exploded into a sea of blue as long-suffering Royals fans suddenly find their team at the center of the sports universe. Kansas City’s improbable playoff run stoked a community […]

TxDOT plans safety upgrades for 287

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The Texas Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting on Thursday, Oct. 30 to discuss proposed improvements to U.S. Highway 287 near the city.

Tomatoes comedy continues Friday

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John Patrick’s play “A Bad Year for Tomatoes,” directed locally by Bill Rhoten, is being produced by Theatre Rocks in Ennis at 505 N.W. Main St.

Lions Club equips students with glasses

Ennis Daily News file photo / Fred Smith, director of the Lions Sight and Tissue Foundation, examines the eyes of Jack Lummus Intermediate student Ivy Salas in October 2011.

The Lions Club of Ennis helped equip 72 students with vision correcting lenses Wednesday afternoon at Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Try to see both shows

The last few weeks has offered area residents a choice between two plays in our town, each by skilled theatrical groups.”Leading Ladies” and “A Bad Year for Tomatoes” will both be on stage this weekend.

Fall Festival arrives Saturday

EDN file photo / The Ennis High School Lionettes’ performance was a big hit at last year’s Autumn?Days in Ennis Fall Festival, and the group will be performing again for this year’s festival.

Saturday’s Fall Festival in downtown Ennis, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, will provide activities for families in conjunction with the Farmers Market. No admission is charged for the 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. event.

Creel crowned queen

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Palmer High School senior Harlie Creel was named homecoming queen by her peers last Friday night at halftime of the Palmer vs. Rice football game.

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