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Bonifacio Reyes

Bonifacio Reyes, 74, passed away on June 29, 2015. Viewing will be held Thursday, July 2, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis Chapel. Funeral service will be held on Friday, July 3, at 11 a.m. in the Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis Chapel, 215 N. Dallas, […]

Joann Gilmore Hart

Joann Gilmore Hart, 84, passed into the arms of Jesus with her family by her side on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Ennis, Texas. Visitation will be on Monday, July 6, from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. Private graveside services will be held in Myrtle Cemetery of Ennis […]

Classifieds for Thursday, July 2, 2015

Rotary Club presents awards, elects officers

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The Ennis Rotary Club celebrated its annual banquet on Tuesday at the Ennis National Bank Event Center in downtown Ennis. There was a changing of the guard, with a new president, treasurer and secretary announced, and two distinguished awards were given out to special, dedicated Rotarians from the past year. See the report in the […]

Police station celebrates 100 years

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Much can happen in 100 years. In the past 100 years, Ennis has witnessed 49 Polka Festivals. It’s witnessed the opening of several schools – and the closing of some – all around town. In those 100 years, though, Ennis has known only one building to house its police station. On Tuesday, the Ennis Police […]

First Christian Church served Ennis since 1878 before ceasing operations last Sunday.

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Prior to locking their doors for the final time on Sunday, First Christian Church decided to serve Ennis one more time. With attenders dwindling in numbers they chose to give their remaining funds to several area groups. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read […]

Classifieds for Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Christopher Lee Shearer

Christopher Lee Shearer, 37, passed away in Woodway, Texas, on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Christopher was born in Dallas, Texas, on April 23, 1978, to Donald Carrol and Cathy Lynn (Skroh) Shearer. He grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1996. He worked with his father as an electrician with Shearer […]

Bonifacio Reyes

Bonifacio Reyes, 74, died on June 29, 2015. Funeral services are pending with Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas, Ennis, 972-875-2393.

Classifieds for Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Recognition of racism

The last half of 2014 and the first half of 2015 may go down in history as the time when America’s discussion of race escalated to a post-Civil Rights Era high. See the editorial in the Daily News. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Fireworks are fun – but know the laws

It’s not the Fourth of July without fireworks and there’ll be more than a few people who will also want to shoot off their own fireworks. What we’re asking is that you do so in a safe, responsible and courteous manner. And, legally… See Sheriff Johnny Brown’s column in the Ennis Daily News! Click here […]

Sheriff warns of scammer requesting money

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / Three new Chevrolet Tahoes await customization at the city vehicle shop on Lake Bardwell Drive in February 2012. More Tahoe purchases are planned in the 2013-2014 budget.

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is warning people about a scam that is primarily targeting elderly residents in this county. This week, several reports have been filed detailing how the unidentified suspect is calling people and trying to scare them into sending him money. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to […]

MSB talking façade grants, DMP Wednesday


Ennis’ Main Street Board, which has been at the center of attention for weeks as it lobbied with the City Commission for funding for a downtown master plan, will meet again on Wednesday at the Ennis Chamber of Commerce at 5 p.m. On the agenda are a resolution in support of Ennis’ Christmas celebration and […]

Bardwell closed until water recedes


Still twenty feet above normal, Lake Bardwell has been closed by the Army Corps of Engineers through July if not longer. A representative of the Corps, Mike Stegall, is the Bardwell Lake Manager. His knowledge of the lake and its conditions is a great aid in making such a decisions, according to Stephanie Parker, Ellis […]

Dakota digs in deep

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Dakota Utility Contractors, one of the largest directional drilling businesses in Texas, broke ground on their future home in Ennis on Monday during a special ceremony held at 2501 Oak Grove Rd. Aaron Graff, president, praised the Ennis Economic Development Corporation for making it possible for the company to sink their roots deeper into the […]

A-CROSS scoots to $29K

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A Christian Response of Shelter and Service (A-CROSS) got a big boost on Friday evening, as some of Ennis’ movers and shakers met at the Ennis National Bank Event Center for Boot Scootin’ With A-CROSS, an annual fundraiser. Jesse DeLeon, board president for A-CROSS, said the money raised far exceeded his expectations. “With all the […]

Palmer releases football schedule

Fresh off an 8-2 regular season with a senior-laden team, the 2015 edition of Palmer football has a good chance for a successful encore. Under first year head coach Don Waddle the Bulldogs won the title bone in District 9-3A by sweeping all five league foes. Duplicating that feet will be a major challenge, though […]

Kevin Lee Bullard

Kevin Lee Bullard, 36, passed away in Ennis, Texas, June 25, 2015. A Celebration of his life was held on Tuesday, June 30, at 11:30 a.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. Interment followed in Myrtle Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Christopher Lee Shearer

Christopher Lee Shearer, 37, passed away in Woodway, Texas, on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2015, from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. A Celebration of his life will take place on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 6 p.m. in the J.E. […]

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