Powered by WP Bannerize

Ennis Daily News
Author Archive
Stories written by publisher

Softball Lady Lions preparing for 2016

w-Lana Pate at bat

Mark Warde [email protected] On the heals of a fourth straight district title and a 26-6 record, the Ennis girls softball team has been preparing for the start of the 2016 season. Practices begin in two months (Jan. 22), though nine of last year’s returning players have played club and tournament ball during the off-season.   […]

Arzo S. “Coach” Burnim

Mr. Burnim passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2015, in Dallas. Viewing will be held on Monday, Nov. 23 at 10:00 a.m. with visitation/wake services from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 24 in the  Teague High School Auditorium, 420 Loop 255, Teague.

Harold Ray Benner

Harold Ray “Grouch” Benner, 71, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Monday, November 16, 2015. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Garrett with Rev. Keith Bates officiating. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Classifieds for Thursday, November 19, 2015

Border security a must in wake of French attacks

It is an ironic twist that a terrorist attack in France – which gave the United States its most visible gift of freedom in the Statue of Liberty – would result in refugees and immigrants being turned away from our shores. But that is the likely outcome when it comes to Syrian and other Middle […]

Man charged in killing at East Texas campsite had earlier befriended victims

w-Police Crime Scene

MIDLOTHIAN, Texas (AP) — The man charged in the killings of six people at an East Texas campsite had earlier befriended the victims and helped dislodge one of their vehicles from mud, a sheriff said Tuesday. William Hudson, 33, spent time with the group Saturday and then returned hours later and killed them all, though authorities have not said […]

Lions Insider Hugh, Stu and Tater talk Ennis football

All season the Ennis Daily News three self-confessed football junkies, men who attended every Lions game, home and away, and witnessed plenty of practices. Each has played the game, though the latter prefers a Nerf ball or a couch and a remote control. Huge Jeego, Stu Pendous and Tater Salad have appreciated their readers and […]

Lady Lions falls to 0-2

Ennis couldn’t overcome a cold start at Class 6A Midlothian on Tuesday night, dropping a 60-34 decision to begin the season with two losses. The Lady Lions fell behind by 13-points quickly and never recovered. They were outscored in the middle quarters by a 27-20 count, but didn’t seriously threaten.   See the report in […]

Citizens bring complaints, concerns to Commission


Justin Tubbs [email protected] The Ennis City Commission heard public comment on a number of perceived issues Monday night at City Hall. The Ennis Soccer Association took the greater part of the beginning of the meeting to express its displeasure with the quality of the soccer fields at Veterans Memorial Park, and another citizen asked the […]

City to discuss withheld report on Thursday

City of Ennis

Justin Tubbs [email protected] A source within the Ennis City Commission has confirmed that the withheld attorney report regarding Ennis Economic Development Corporation procedures will openly be discussed Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Ennis Chamber of Commerce. The event is formally labeled as a “City Tax Seminar.” The report was first drafted in the summer […]

Great American Smokeout is Thursday


Thursday, Nov. 19, is the Great American Smokeout. It is an initiative of The American Cancer Society. E very November, the third Thursday of the month, is a day set aside to encourage smokers all over the United States to go the distance and to finally give up smoking. About 42 million Americans still smoke […]

Holiday giving to meet human needs

Mark Warde [email protected] Two local projects that reach those with great needs are again providing opportunities for individuals, businesses and families to bless people often overlooked. The efforts, coordinated by the Bridge Builders and Give A Kid A Chance (GAKAC), are separate, though each targets the needy.   See the report in the Ennis Daily […]

Gala celebrates, paints a vision

wgala IMG_4048

Brad Hicks [email protected] Supporters of the fledgling Ennis Independent School District Education Foundation celebrated a start and promoted a 20-year goal at Saturday night’s second annual gala and silent auction. “In two years, we have gone from an idea that took off, to an entity with a vision to support a legacy,” said Art Del […]

Miss Maroon & White; Ladies participate in pageant over weekend

w111715 pageant 1

Justin Tubbs [email protected] The lights were on some of Ennis’ most elegant young ladies on Saturday at the Ennis High School Auditorium. The EHS Drama Club hosted its first ever Miss Maroon and White Pageant, where young women of Ennis High School received the opportunity to express their talents and stand atop the stage in […]

Ennis Dodgers wins fall baseball crown


A boys baseball team made up of 10 year olds and younger, the Ennis Dodgers, won the Waxahachie Fall Baseball League in thrilling fashion by rallying for a come from behind victory to win the championship. Trailing 5-4 entering the last inning the Dodgers erupted for five runs to seize a 9-5 lead over an […]

Law firm adds Ennis’ Thomas

wRebecca Thomas

Mark Warde [email protected] With apologies to Judy Garland, who, as Dorothy famously said, “There’s no place like home,” Ennis native Rebecca Thomas, after seven years preparing to be a lawyer, has returned home to begin her practice. “It’s great to be back home,” she said, “even though its a different dynamic returning as a working […]

Classifieds for Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Ruby Jane Harper

Ruby Jane Rogers Harper, 84, passed away in Palmer, Texas, on Sunday, November 15, 2015. Visitation was held on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Palmer. A Celebration of her life took place place on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at 2 p.m. in the J.E. […]

Betty Jo Culpepper

Betty Jo Culpepper, 71, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2015, in Ennis, Texas. Betty was born on June 9, 1944, to W. J. and Emilie (Skrivanek) Vrla. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1962. On January 20, 1968, she married Gene Culpepper and they made their home in […]

Marvin R. Hanks, Sr.

Marvin R. Hanks, Sr., 87, left his earthly home in Ennis, Texas, on Saturday, November 7, 2015, for his new home in Heaven with his Savior Jesus Christ. Marvin was born in Corbet, Texas, on February 3, 1928, to Mandred L. and Ethel (Christie) Hanks. He grew up in Corbet and attended school at Corsicana […]

Powered by WP Bannerize

Featured Links

    Search Archive

    Search by Date
    Search by Category
    Search with Google

    Powered by WP Bannerize

    Log in


    Copyright: All rights reserved. Users may download and print extracts of content from this website for their own personal and non-commercial use only. Republication or redistribution of Ennis Daily News content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Ennis Daily News. Ennis Daily News and its logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Ellis County Newspapers, Inc.

    © Ellis County Newspapers, Inc. 2015