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Lewis ignites Bulldogs past Italy in scrimmage

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Palmer and Italy demonstrated plenty of physical play in a controlled scrimmage that left both football teams feeling upbeat heading into the regular season. The host Bulldogs held an advantage in most every area, scoring three of the exhibition’s five touchdowns. They yielded a 70-yard sideline scoring run to Italy sophomore Kendrick Norwood on the […]

Ennis Golden Circle is haven of fun for senior citizens

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The Ennis Golden Circle Activity Center, still going strong after nearly four decades, promises to remain as popular with local senior citizens under the management of Jean Nelson as it was during Mary Nell Glaspy’s 17-year tenure as director. “She left me some big little shoes to fill!” Nelson laughed. “Anyone who knows Mary Nell, […]

Big plays highlight Lions scrimmage

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After a hard day’s night the labor of two Class 5A heavyweights, No. 3 Ennis and No. 5 Longview punched out and headed home. The Lobos held a one touchdown advantage after nearly three hours of competition, though both teams ended the scrimmage pleased with their effort and most of the results. In a variety […]

United Way prepares for 2015 campaign

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As the Greater Ennis United Way gears up for its 2015 campaign, board president Tre Bischof has set lofty expectations. United Way’s new goal of $340,000 set by Bischof and the rest of the United Way board is $15,000 higher than last year’s record-setting fundraising campaign, which drew in $325,000, the most ever raised by […]

State football poll ranks Ennis No. 3

The Associated Press has released the 2015 preseason rankings for Texas high school football and the defending champions from Ennis are at No. 3 in Class 5A. There are two divisions in the higher classes, and Aledo (ah-LEE-doh), who were champs in Division I, are ranked No. 1. See the report in the Ennis Daily […]

Palmer’s Adam Pennings revives one-room schoolhouse

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Some people go down in history. Adam Pennings, however, can travel back in time before telephones and then return the same day in time to play World of Warcraft with people around the globe. The 15-year old from Palmer is one of 30 to 40 area young people who are fulfilling a pivotal role at […]

Lions-Lobos clash Friday in Longview

Appearing in the pre-season coaches poll as the No. 1 team in Class 5A Region II, Ennis will have their hands full when they travel 125 miles to scrimmage the No. 5 team in Longview. The exhibition begins at approximately 7 p.m. on Friday. The teams are expected to take the field for warm-ups around […]

What a lower tax rate really means to Ennis

City of Ennis Manager, Chuck Ewings, is touting the decrease in the city tax rate as a good thing; in both city council meetings and local newspapers. The comment goes something like this: “Because of property value growth, city tax rates will be decreasing from $.695 per $100 in value to $.669 per $100 in […]

McCabe among top world archers

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In Kayla McCabe’s high school career, she has proven she is good at more than just a few things. The recent Ennis High graduate has taken blue ribbons in livestock showing, woodwork and has managed to pull off good grades all the while. Her most recent venture into archery has proven just as successful. See […]

Serving others a unified purpose

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Serving the needs of fellow Ennis residents, the ninth year of Give a Kid a Chance was considered the best ever as nearly 500 families were apportioned tangible support from a large team of volunteers. Organized by churches and involving hundreds of volunteers and a number of civic groups and businesses, GAKAC supplied 1,335 young […]

Betty Jeanette Mitchell

Betty Jeanette Christian Mitchell went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, August 25, 2015, after a brief, courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Ennis, Texas, on October 31, 1936, and graduated from Ennis High School. She was married and widowed shortly thereafter to Lt. C.A. Waedekin Jr. from 1955-1956. She was later […]

Felecita Garcia Martinez

Felecita Garcia Martinez, 81, passed away in Ennis, Texas, on Monday, August 24, 2015. Felecita was born in Campbellton, Texas, on July 29, 1934, to Pablo and Jesusa (Benividez) Garcia. She grew up in South Texas. On October 23, 1951, she married Guadalupe Martinez. They made their home in Mathis, Texas, before moving to Ellis […]

Betty Mitchell

Betty Mitchell, 78, passed away in Ennis, Texas, on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. Visitation will be on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 1 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis. A Celebration of her life will take place on Friday, August 28, 2015, at 2 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of […]

Presley Lee McClain

Presley Lee McClain peacefully left this world on Sunday, August 23, 2015. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 29, at 10 a.m. at The Cowboy Church of Ennis. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Cowboy Church of Ennis Arena Ministry, P.O. Box 1381, Ennis, Texas 75120, […]

James Richard Smith

James Richard Smith, 58, passed away in Ennis, Texas, on Monday, August 24, 2015. Memorial services will be held at a later date. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Robert Lee Williams

Robert Lee Williams, 93, died August 19, 2015. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas St., Ennis, 972-875-2393.

Dwight Ray House

Dwight Ray House, 90, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 22, 2015, in Ennis, Texas. Dwight was born in Artesia, New Mexico, on March 24, 1925, to Robert and Cora (Bennett) House. He grew up in Artesia and graduated from Artesia High School. He served his country proudly as a pilot in the United States […]

Jackie Winkfield-Jones

Jackie Winkfield-Jones, 55, died August 24, 2015. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas St., Ennis, 972-875-2393.

Felecitia Garcia Martinez

Felecitia Garcia Martinez, 81, passed away in Ennis, Texas, on Monday, August 24, 2015. Visitation will be on Thursday, August 27, 2015, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis with Rosary at 7 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will take place on Friday, August 28, 2015, at […]

Dwight Ray House

Dwight Ray House, 90, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 22, in Ennis, Texas. Visitation will be on Thursday, August 27, 20 15, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. A celebration of his life will take place on Thursday, August 27, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the J.E. […]

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