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Ennis hosts girls hoops tourney

  Mark Warde [email protected] Ennis will again host a 32-game holiday girls basketball tournament next week, Dec. 3-5, when 14 teams join the Lady Lions varsity and junior varsity teams. The first game of the venue, which is in its 8th year, is at 9 a.m. on Thursday when Ennis meets Arlington Sam Houston. Win […]

County recognizes K-9 vest donor

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] For her 10th birthday, Camryn Samuels made an unusual decision for a young girl, and Tuesday, the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office recognized her in front of the Commissioners Court. The decision was to forego spending birthday money so she could buy ballistic vests for canine officers.   See the report in the […]

City manager search down to 8


Justin Tubbs [email protected] The search for a new city manager, which has gone on for the past two-and-a-half months is down to eight candidates now, according to Mayor Russell Thomas. “At the last meeting, we met and narrowed the search down to eight,” he said. “The next step is video interviews, so we can look […]


By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor – and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint […]

Happy Thanksgiving from the Ennis Daily News

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Ellie May to make Perot Museum debut

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] Ellie May, the intact mammoth skeleton found outside Italy, Texas in 2014, made her debut at the Perot Museum in Dallas on Saturday. The “homecoming” featured mammoth-themed activities and demos including a Q&A with Perot Museum paleontologist Dr. Ron Tykoski.   See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <a href=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here […]

President is right about troops on the ground

  In this opinion column the writer states several things that America (USA) is good at. I believe we should not overlook what we are not good at. We get very low marks on helping rebuild the infrastructure of a country after the troops are gone. The money it takes to build hospitals, repair utility […]

Taking care of amenities

  If you want people to move to your town, providing them with good experiences is important. Swimming pools, disc golf courses, bowling alleys, hiking and biking trails, skate parks, movie theaters, stage productions, farmers markets, golf courses, basketball courts, live entertainment, restaurant options, community bands and choirs, parks, shopping – they all add to […]

Dump truck believed to hit utility pole

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] Police couldn’t find the person responsible for a major hit and run Tuesday afternoon. According to police, they believe a truck hit a utility pole at Fallen Road and Interstate 45, causing the power line to fall onto the highway. A witness at the scene told police they saw a dump truck […]

Woman turns herself in for burning husband’s clothes


Justin Tubbs [email protected] A woman turned herself in for arson Monday, admitting she put fire to her husband’s wardrobe. According to police, 37-year-old Rosalinda McKnight, is suspected of taking her husband’s clothes to the backyard area of their home in the 500 block of Kim Avenue and igniting them on Oct. 14.   See the […]

Hugh, Stu & Tater talk Ennis football

Q1) Ennis was ranked No. 3 in the state and picked by most to finish first or second in District 16-5A. Why do you think the team finished third? Hugh: We finished third for two reasons; we got beat by officiating at JT and by a flip against Lufkin. Neither was legit. Stu: Lack of […]

Classifieds for Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Schedule This Week

Tuesday – Nov. 24 Ennis Boys BB at Samuel, 12 p.m. – Freshman, Junior Varsity, Varsity Saturday – Nov. 28 Ennis Girls BB home vs. Palestine – Junior Varsity, 12 p.m. – Varsity, 1:30 p.m. Palmer Girls BB home vs Venus – Varsity 3 p.m.   See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <a […]

Moutray wins drawing at FERMC

  Thursday, Nov. 19, Friends of the Ennis Regional Medical Center held its monthly meeting at Baylor Baptist Church in Ennis. The program presented was “Diabetes and You,” by Dr. Larry Jenks.   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 […]

Bonnie A. Ketchum

  Bonnie A. Ketchum, 86, of Palmer, Texas, passed away on November 21, 2015, in Ennis, Texas. Bonnie was born in Austin, Texas, on May 5, 1929, to Edgar and Eliza (Wooder) Foster. On November 12, 1944, she married She was a member of Faith Assembly of God in Ennis, Texas, and worked as a […]

Ennis Public Theatre will close their 2015 Season

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Ennis Public Theatre will close their 2015 Season with the popular, Tony Award-winning SHREK THE MUSICAL, presented by Ennis Public Theatre K.I.D.S., directed by James Pritchett, choreographed by Glenda Quinn, with vocal direction by Shelly Aubrey. Running December 5, 6, 12, & 13 at 2:30pm and December 5, 10, 11, & 12 at 7:00pm at […]

Three-sport Selvera inks with Grambling

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Mark Warde [email protected] Starting in three sports has only added to the prep experience for Ennis senior Tayler Selvera. One of them, however, will allow her to take her game and her studies to the next level. The volleyball, basketball and softball player recently signed a national letter of intent that binds her to Grambling […]

Going against the flow; Area veterans counter national passivity

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Mark Warde editor @ennisdailynews.com There is nothing like personal experience to heighten the insights of people. So when five former military veterans from Ennis came together to discuss current events as they relate to the United States, they felt qualified to share their views. Paul Richter, who served during World War II, three Vietnam vets […]

Classifieds for Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Monkey business; Recalling Ennis’ own Simian wonder

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Randy Bryan Bigham Contributor Local photographer Henry (H.A.) Maresh made his mark with a popular W. Ennis Ave. studio that served this city for nearly 50 years, from 1916 to 1963. But he also provided unexpected entertainment for hundreds of townspeople who crowded around the backyard fence of his home at the corner of E. […]

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