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Judge again denies Texas’ efforts to block Syrian refugees

  AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Monday again ruled against Texas in its efforts to stop the resettlement of Syrian refugees, saying that while it would be “foolish” to deny there are risks following the Paris attacks, state officials have never shown an imminent danger to the public. The decision by U.S. District […]

Train crash in Germany kills at least 9, injures 150

  BAD AIBLING, Germany (AP) — Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in southern Germany, killing at least nine people and injuring around 150, slamming into each other on a curve without braking after an automatic safety system apparently failed to stop them, the transport minister said. The first rescue units were on the […]

Elizabeth Darleene Denbow

Elizabeth Darleene Denbow, 82, an Angel on Earth, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, February 5, 2016, from Ennis, Texas. Darleene was born on February 19, 1934, in Ennis, Texas, to Roy Lee Hutchison and Annis Rush. She grew up in Ennis and attended St. John’s School and graduated from Ennis High School. […]

Classifieds for Tuesday, February 9, 2016

‘Blithe Spirit’ is witty hit

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Noel Coward’s famous Blithe Spirit plays one more weekend at the Ennis Public Theatre, closing Sunday, February 14. The smart comedy has impressed Bluebonnet City audiences with its story, the skill of local actors and the insightful hand of director Shelley Aubrey, formerly with the Musical Hall at Fair Park and Casa Manaňa. Theatre and […]

‘Hail, Caesar!’ a Coen Brothers film of very particular taste

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2.5 out of 4 Tubbs For stretches of Joel and Ethan Coen’s new film, “Hail, Caesar!,” I felt like I wasn’t quite aware of where it was headed. By the end, though, it was clear the Coen Brothers had crafted another quality product, even if it’s not their best work. “Hail, Caesar!” is a satire […]

Rollover victim recovering, family hopes to offset med costs

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Alixx Santos, the lone victim in a rollover accident late Jan. 28 who wasn’t found until the next morning, is still in the hospital, according to family members. Her sister, Sarina Doblado-Dominguez, says she is on and off dialysis now as doctors attempt to help her kidneys function. Doblado-Dominguez also says it could be months […]

What Project Retail is funding

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The chance at landing new retailers gets Ennisites excited. Monday, the city commission unanimously approved Project Retail, which sets aside $25,000 for retail recruitment and marketing. Ennis Economic Development Coordinator Marty Nelson spoke Friday to shed a little more light on what that means. “Right now, what we are looking at is the recruiting contract,” […]

Slovacek, EJH choir students work on tunes

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Asking a teacher for an autograph is not considered a good idea, unless he is an aspiring singer who is coming to work with music students at Ennis Junior High. Tuesday, Feb. 9, a home-grown country singer, Mat Slovacek, will be working with the EJH choir, according to principal Wade Bishop. See the report in […]

EISD to choose Ag building architect

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Among the agenda items slated for the EISD school board meeting on Tuesday night is a dialogue concerning which architect will be chosen for the Agriculture Facilities project. Superintendent, Dr. John Chapman III will address the findings and likely announce the firm who will oversee the creation of drawings of what could be a new […]

Hugh, Stu & Tater talk Super Bowl, more football

Pigskins legally deflate for months following Sunday’s 50th Super Bowl between favored Carolina and the sentimental favorite, Denver. Fans of the oblong ball will likely go into Sundays of nothingness until the NFL draft on April 28 in Chicago. Until the dark valleys of months without gridiron action, football followers will make the most of […]

Wacky world of social media

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In the U.S. alone, 65 percent of adults use social networking sites, according to Pew Research Center. Among millennials age 18-29, that figure hits 90 percent. Social media can be exhilarating, informative, entertaining and a great aid in communicating in real time. Time between sending or receiving is similar to the fastest recorded amount of […]

Carter signs with Vernon College

Ryan Carter signed last week to play baseball at Vernon College. The junior college is located in Vernon, Texas, a town about 45 minutes Northwest of Wichita Falls. Vernon College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (Region V) in the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference and plays other community and […]

Will the game be super?

I’m pretty sure I have the game pegged in this year’s Super Bowl, and I’m going to share that with you – later. The question is whether the game is going to wind up like many of the earlier big games, when it was a blowout, or whether it it going to be more like […]

15th annual Chili Cook-off and Barn Dance slated for Feb. 19-21, 2016

The community is invited to attend the 15th annual Chili Cook-off and Barn Dance, slated for Feb. 19-21 at the Ellis County Expo Center in Waxahachie. The event benefits the Gingerbread House children’s advocacy center and is its largest fundraiser of the year. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <a href=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to […]

Battle lines today are multiple, digital

President Obama’s reluctance to place troops on the ground in the Middle East, particularly Syria, has drawn the ire of many in Congress. But when it comes to the elimination or at least the cornering of ISIS, boots on the ground isn’t going to be the end-all. In conventional warfare, a common tactic was to […]

Classifieds for Sunday, February 7, 2016

Ennis Czech Music Festival weekend set

The Czech Polka Bands of Ennis are inviting people to the 10th annual Ennis Czech Music Festival at the Sokol Activity Center on Saturday, Feb. 13, 1-10:30 p.m. There will be five polka bands, with the Czech Harvesters at 1 p.m., Jodie Mikula Orchestra at 3 p.m., Czech and Then Some at 5 p.m., Moravians at 7 […]

County may settle courthouse damage claim Tuesday

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The county will seek to offer and settle a claim on Tuesday regarding a Dec. 9 wreck into a set of county courthouse steps. On the agenda, county commissioners have the option to authorize the county attorney to settle the claim on behalf of the county with Matthew Hutto. With the agenda being a short […]

Mask, Davis effort not enough to save Lions

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Julian Mask powered in 19 points and a solid floor game from Braylan Davis, who tossed in 17 more, were not enough to prevent Ennis from a 69-42 setback against Timberview. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <a href=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!</a>

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