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Ennis has softball showdown with Timberview

Ennis Lady Lions vs. Waxahachie

The age old irresistible force paradox will be at work when No. 7 Mansfield Timberview (14-3-1) plays host to No. 14 ranked Ennis (15-4) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening. The outcome of that enigma, “What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?” will likely decide the 2015 regular season championship in District 14 of […]

Ennis girls track runs well at Red Oak

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Ennis varsity and junior varsity girls track and field teams prepared for this week’s District 14-5A championships with a solid showing at the Carter-Ritter Relays in Red Oak. The varsity racked up 118.5 points to finish third while the jayvee team had 87 points in a fourth place showing. Next up for the squad is […]

Palmer baseball keeps on rolling

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The Palmer Bulldogs beat the Mustangs of Red Oak Life 5-2 on Friday. The Bulldogs scored their first run of the game in the second inning, a lead-off home run by senior Brian Archibald. Cole Howeth also singled and stole second before the inning was over. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click […]

Palmer softball rallies past Kemp

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The Palmer Lady Bulldogs beat Kemp on Friday 16-6 at Palmer in five innings. Two home runs helped the cause. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Area softball teams on state ranking radar

The Texas Girls Coaches Association released their weekly Top 25 softball poll on Monday and three area teams appear among the best in the state. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Rosalie Lima

Rosalie Lima, 75, died on April 13, 2015. Family and friends will be gathering March 14, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Eternal Rest Funeral Home Chapel in Ennis. Funeral will be held on Wednesday, March 15, at Eternal Rest Funeral Home Chapel of Ennis. Services are entrusted to Eternal Rest Funeral Home of […]

Wesley F. Krajca

Wesley F. Krajca, 85, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Wesley was born in Ennis, Texas on September 26, 1929 to Richard and Sophie (Honza) Krajca. He grew up in the Creechville Community and graduated from St. John High School. On July 26, 1952 he married Rosie Dlabaj and they made […]

Woodrow Wilson Warren

Woodrow Wilson Warren, 99, passed away in Plano, Texas on Sunday, April 12, 2015. Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the County Line Cemetery Anderson County […]

Mary Lou Parker

Mary Lou Parker, 87, passed into the arms of her Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, April 12, 2015, from Fort Worth, Texas. Mary Lou was born in Bristol, Texas, on May 3, 1927, to Roy Malcolm and Only Maude (Mullican) McNaron. She grew up and attended school in Bristol, Texas. On July 2, 1947, she […]

Couple starting church in Ennis

David and Ruth Harness have announced the beginning of their church. They will serve as senior pastors of the Ennis Word of Life Church. Starting on Sunday, May 10 the pastors will host meetings on the second, third, fourth and fifth (if applicable) Sunday of each month at Comfort Suites, 400 South I-45 in Ennis, […]

Emergency services district names interim chief

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An interim fire chief was appointed to serve Emergency Service District No. 6 Volunteer Fire Department at a regularly scheduled board meeting Monday night at the ESD No. 6 fire station. The ESD No. 6 board decided Wes Curry, the current chief of Forreston Volunteer Fire Department, will now serve as chief over the ESD […]

High-speed rail meeting here Thursday

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The Dallas-Houston high-speed rail has been a controversial topic among Ennis residents, farmers and property owners since the project’s inception. Two of the possible lines cut through Ennis, while one passes outside the city. Some people in Ennis don’t understand why, as the railway would only pass through Ennis, with no stops near the city […]

Farmer opposes high-speed train

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Expressing a dogged determination to stand up to what many feel is the inevitable high speed rail, Ennis farmer Bob Beakley pulls no punches. Stating the proposed location for the train will tear his property apart, the mild-mannered Beakley gets his dander up at the thought of being railroaded by the Texas Central Railway. As […]

Ennis Public Theatre K.I.D.S. Auditions set

K.I.D.S. Auditions

Ennis Public Theatre K.I.D.S. is proud to announce auditions for JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH and the teen production of THE YELLOW BOAT. Auditions are scheduled for this weekend, April 18-19. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Sam Houston students learn value of pets

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Third graders at Sam Houston Elementary in Mrs. Cecelia Bowles’ reading class recently studied how pets can be useful. Students wrote questions to ask Principal Linda Southard about the campus therapy dog, Houston. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the […]

Travis Chicks Hatch

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Travis Elementary students observed 41 eggs in the science lab throughout the month of March. On April 1, fifteen of the eggs hatched. Each class visited the science lab observing the new chicks and adopting one for their classroom. They named and created a birth certificate for their chick. See the report in the Ennis […]

Classifieds for April 14, 2015

Classifieds for April 12, 2015

Wray hits hot topics in town hall meeting

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A buzzing, crowded City Hall was the place to be for State Rep. John Wray’s first-ever town hall meeting as a House representative. Sitting before him were a group of citizens whom, after a 30-minute presentation, which included local news of his District Office opening in Waxahachie and news from the State Capitol in Austin, […]

Talking with the judge

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Anna Arnold of the Ennis 4-H speaks with the judge during the Market Steer Show at the Ellis County Youth Expo Friday night. The expo wrapped up with the annual sale of champions Saturday afternoon at the expo center at Waxahachie. The livestock shows concluded Friday night with the crowning of the grand champion market […]

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