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Plugging into the electric ‘E’

When the Lions take to their home field on Friday against Denton’s Guyer High School, two of the state’s best teams will go head-to-head.

Keep the Lights on

I may not like Christmas, but I love the Lights of Ennis.

Carol Crigger

Carol Crigger, 74, passed away on Friday, August 29, 2014 in Ennis, Texas. Carol was born in McKinney, Texas on September 30, 1939 to Horace C. and Waldine (Huddleston) Blackwell. She grew up in Midland, Texas and graduated from Midland High School. She went on to graduate from North Texas State University with a Bachelor’s […]

Earl “Robert” Johnson Jr.

Earl “Robert” Johnson Jr., 73 passed away Aug. 29, 2014. Funeral services will be held Sat. Sept. 6, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Ennis Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 800 E. Freeman St., in Ennis. Viewing will be Fri. Sept. 5, 2014 at Eternal Rest Funeral Home Chapel, 215 N. Dallas St., Ennis from 6 p.m. […]

Terry Christian Zhanel

Terry Christian Zhanel, 57, passed away in Fort Worth, Texas on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Terry was born in Ennis, Texas on February 16, 1957 to Norman Lewis and Patsy (VanDeVeer) Christian. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ferris High School in 1975. On April 15, 1983 she married David J. Zhanel, Sr. […]

Arthur Carrel “Buddy” Gorman

Arthur Carrel “Buddy” Gorman, 87, departed this life Saturday August 30, 2014. Mr. Gorman was a lifelong resident of Ellis County. He was born December 5, 1926, the sixth and last of children born to Arthur William Gorman and Texas Penina Owen and grew up on his father’s cotton farm in the Rankin Community. He […]

William Darrell Cook

William Darrell Cook, 45, passed away in Florida on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Visitation will be on Friday, September 5, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. A Celebration of his life will take place on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary […]

Josephine Kubin

Josephine Kubin, age 90, passed away in Ennis on September 2, 2014. She was born on December 15, 1923 in Ennis to Joe and Angeline (Mensik )Valek.  She married Joe R. Kubin on April 19, 1949 in Ennis.  She was a lifetime member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, KJZT, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Sokol Sewing […]

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EDC land deal on hold


A land deal between the Ennis Economic Development Corporation and the Fallen family was delayed after a vote to approve it failed to pass Monday night.

FSB helps with silent auction

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First State Bank will once again sponsor the silent auction at the 31st annual Chamber of Commerce Auction this Saturday at the Sokol Hall.

City OKs first budget reading


The Ennis City Commission passed the first reading of the fiscal year 2014-15 budget by a 4-2 vote, with Commissioners Ken Hackey and Brian Holley casting the votes against.

Lights event in need of $10K

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Economic Development Coordinator Marty Nelson updated the Ennis Rotary Club on Tuesday on he and others’ work toward bringing the annual Lights of Ennis celebration together.

Veteran chosen to receive home

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Ennis-based Home for the Brave, which will design, construct and hand the keys to a home for a combat wounded veteran has chosen Marine Cpl. Cody Jones, of Grandview, as its first recipient.

Taste of Ennis set for Sept. 25

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Helping Hands will have its lone fund raising effort of the year, the 22nd annual Taste of Ennis, starting at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

DA clears county judge

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Ellis County Judge Carol Bush was cleared of wrong-doing stemming from a complain filed by former candidate for county commissioner and Ellis County resident David Vance.

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