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Rose Barkley

Rose Barkley, 94, went home to her Heavenly Father on Monday, July 27, 2015, from Dallas, Texas. Services are pending with J. E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Crecy E. Jackson Alford

Crecy E. Jackson Alford, 102, passed from this life on Monday, July 27, 2015, surrounded by her family. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Classifieds for Sunday, July 26, 2015

Juenemann shares success of Mulkey House campaign


The recent drive to rescue the Mulkey-Loggins House from the wrecking ball hasn’t ended as supporters of the effort had hoped but at least the structure will be saved. Current plans are that the 1872 Ennis home will be moved to Farmstead at the Quarry, a new development in Midlothian, where it will join other […]

Celebrate 60th anniversary


Frankie and Wilma (Prachyl) Vrla celebrated their 60th anniversary at the St. Thomas Aquinas Saint Ann’s Hall in Dallas on June 14, 2015. The reception and catered dinner was hosted by their three sons and wives, David and Cindy, Darrell and Kathy, and Frank III and Kelly. The three daughters-in-law decorated the tables and tableware […]

Children see hard work paid off

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Broderick Williams snapped photos as his son Davon shook Mayor Russel Thomas’ hand Thursday evening and was handed a certificate for reading more than 750 minutes over the summer. Williams whispered to nobody in particular, “I’m so proud of him.” That was the general feeling of the more-than-100 proud family members and friends that packed into the […]

New Palmer campus set for Open House

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Going from vision to pencil and finally to ink, the plans for the new Palmer Elementary School have materialized to the point where superintendent Kevin Noack is preparing for an Aug. 3 ribbon-cutting ceremony and Open House. “We’re feeling very good about our progress and starting school this fall,” he said, “especially considering all of […]

McCabe making waves at world archery tournament

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Recent Ennis High School graduate Kayla McCabe was sitting in first place at the NASP world archery tournament in Nashville, Tenn. as of 2 p.m. Friday. She posted this message to Facebook from the tournament: “I shot my personal best today at the NASP world tournament in Nashville, Tennessee. I finished my flight with a […]

My troubling reaction to Lafayette shooting

Scrolling through my Twitter feed Thursday night, I noticed a tweet from a news source about a movie theater shooting. My initial thought was, “Oh, this must be related to the Aurora, Colo. shooting three years ago.” I tapped the link on my phone screen and began to read the report from WDSU, a TV […]

Don’t get sidetracked by oath discussion

One of the ironies of living in our nation, which has freedom as its standard, is that you are free not to pledge allegiance to that country. Conscientious objectors can legally not participate in everything from Selective Service to the Pledge to immunizing children to birth control in the Affordable Care Act. A process of […]

He’s got a family to feed

I have said more than my share of stupid things in 53 years. If you go looking, you can probably find a litany of them on my sons’ Facebook pages. They like to post Dad’s words – some of them purportedly wise and some of them, well – some of them as dumb as the […]

County talking fire marshal Monday

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The Ellis County Commissioners Court will hold a meeting Monday at 3 p.m at the Historic Ellis County Courthouse in which it will deliberate on the position of fire marshal. See the full report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Lady Lion netters have nine home matches

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Second year head coach Jonathan Newton has released the 2015 fall girls volleyball schedule for Ennis High School. The Lady Lions will play 18 teams in best-of-three matches, nine of them at home. “We will be an improved ball team this fall,” Newton said, “and that is coming off of an improved season a year […]

Hit the road, Jack

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Equipment and mounds of chipped rock in the background were delivered on the parking lot at the old Safeway downtown on Thursday. Director of public works, Robert Bolen, explained that a chip seal project for less than ten streets adjacent to Baylor and Main Street will begin on Monday, July 27. It will take three to five […]

John A. Massey

John A. Massey, 82, died on July 24, 2015. Funeral services are pending with Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas, Ennis, 972-875-2393.

Texas State News for Friday, July 24, 2015

Appeals court tosses 1 of 2 indictments against Rick Perry AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A state appeals court has thrown out one of two felony indictments against former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. The 3rd Court of Appeals sided Friday with the 2016 Republican presidential hopeful’s attorneys, saying the charge of coercion of a public servant […]

Classifieds for Friday, July 24, 2015

Memorial park receiving upgrade

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The Ennis veterans memorial often touted as the most beautiful in Ellis County is receiving an upgrade. According to Larry Fincher, an active member of the veteran community in Ennis and an American Legion Rider, the project will restore and retouch the large center star in the memorial at Veterans Memorial Park. See the report […]

Maypearl council holding special session regarding police chief

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The Maypearl City Council will hold a special session Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Maypearl City Hall to discuss the recent firing of Police Chief Kevin Coffey, after he was taken into custody Wednesday on child sex charges. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition […]

EPT’s Ruthless! opens. Fame at any cost…

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“Relentless raillery” aptly describes Ennis Public Theatre’s newest production of Ruthless! The Musical. Debuting off-Broadway in 1992, Ruthless! spoofs the stereotypical self-absorbed actress and slays the audience with stinging satire. Family-friendly throughout (unless parents are concerned about giving their little ingénues any wicked ideas), this play offers campy musical fun guaranteed to entertain. For an […]

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