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CHARLIE RUTH (PERRY) SIMPSON

Simpson

Charlie Ruth Simpson passed away on Good Friday March 25, 2016, at Legend Oaks Healthcare in Ennis, Texas. She was born May 15, 1924, in Rice, Texas, to Charlie A. Perry and Allie Mae Puckett. She was raised and attended school there. She married Clell Leighton Simpson of Bristol on April 20, 1940. She was […]

LAVERN DODSON

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A memorial service for Lavern Dodson, 82, will be held Monday, March 28, 2016, at Baylor Baptist Church in Ennis at 11:00 a.m. She was born in Alsdorf, Texas, November 25, 1933, and passed away March 17, 2016, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Lavern retired from Sam’s Club in January, 2015 after 29 years of service. […]

DOROTHY WELLS PIERCE

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Dorothy Wells Pierce, 98, passed away in Ennis, Texas, on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Dorothy was born on May 25, 1917, to Leo and Belvia (Smith) Wells in Ennis, Texas. She attended school in Garrett and Ennis graduating from Ennis High School in 1936. Dorothy married her high school sweetheart, […]

LONIE E. MCNEECE

McNeece

Lonie E. McNeece, 77, passed away in Dallas, Texas, on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Lonie was born in McGee, Mississippi, to Ethel and Nola Mae McNeece. He grew up in McGee and Star, Mississippi. On July 12, 1985, he married Ellen Elledge and they made their home in Duncanville, then to Grand Prairie, DeSoto and […]

ELSIE POMYKAL

POMYKAL, Elsie

Elsie M. Pomykal passed away peacefully at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, Texas, with her daughter and nephew by her side on Wednesday March 23, 2016. Elsie was born in Ferris, Texas, in February 1927. She was the youngest of five children born to Birk and Dora Lowe. Elsie grew up on the family farm near […]

FREDDIE CHRISTIAN

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Freddie Christian, 82, passed away in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Freddie was born in Walton, Texas on September 15, 1933. Her parents were Truman and Jenny (Byron) Whitehead. She grew up in the Texas Baptist Home for Children in Waxahachie, Texas and attended Waxahachie High School. In November of 1950 she married […]

Classifieds for Tuesday, March 31, 2016

Crackpots and cracked halos

It’s a scary thing, politics. Leadership, glory, influence, platform, prestige and control. The combination of requirements to get elected contrasted with the motivation to enter the race undoubtedly means that only flawed people can seriously expect a chance of succeeding. You needn’t look any further than our current menu of selected candidates for our nation’s […]

Rally foiled in seventh, Ennis falls, 5-4

Trying to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat was frustrated when a bases loaded with no outs opportunity produced only one run as Ennis came up short, 5-4, at Mansfield Legacy on Tuesday. A win would’ve moved the Lady Lions into a first place tie. “Both teams came to play and it was a […]

Keever RBI double downs Seguin, 3-2

Ennis Kyle Keever at bat CMYK

Kyle Keever crushed an RBI double to deep leftfield to score Devin Pruski to snap a 2-2 tie in the third inning and Emiliano Gomez and Mason Hopkins combined on a three-hitter to lead Ennis to a 3-2 win over Seguin on Tuesday night. The win keeps the Lions in a two-way tie for first […]

One injured in weekend crash

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One person was injured in the two-vehicle accident near the Texas Motorplex on U.S. Hwy 287 over the weekend. According to the crash report, Jose Monsivais, 42, the driver of a blue Dodge pickup with its bed smashed in, was at fault in the accident. According to the report, Monsivais pulled out onto the northbound […]

Candidates on display

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City commission hopefuls took the stage at San Jacinto Auditorium Tuesday night for a question-and- answer style forum. Ennis Daily News managing editor Mark Warde served as the moderator for the Chamber of Commerce event, and he aimed questions at candidates based on up-to-date topics surrounding City Hall. With three commission wards up for election […]

Know your candidates

As local elections are growing near in Ennis, the community has a chance to get informed. Tuesday night at San Jacinto Auditorium, city commission candidates will have a chance to field questions from the public. It’s an opportunity for Ennis citizens to hear from their candidates and to help get an idea of how they […]

Lions baseball, 11-5, hits the road this week

Toting a five-game string of victories, Ennis, 11-5 overall and 5-1 in District 14-5A, travels to face Seguin in Arlington at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. In their most recent outing the Cougars (3-12 / 1-6 in district) came up short after a solid effort against front-running Legacy (9-4 / 5-1 in district) in 5-1 setback. […]

Lady Lions at Legacy, Tuesday showdown

Ennis Varsity Softball

Hotter than a half-chewed jalapeno, the Ennis softball team will carry plenty of momentum into a key game on Tuesday at Mansfield Legacy. The Lady Lions have won seven consecutive games since their last defeat, a dreary 12-2 performance at home against Legacy. The Lady Broncos are unbeaten in District 14-5A and hold a one-game […]

Driver falls asleep in I-45 lane

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A man was arrested early Sunday morning after he parked his truck in the inside lane of Interstate 45 near the U.S. Hwy 287 intersection. Police received a call at around 5:30 a.m. Sunday about a pickup truck with a trailer parked on the highway. According to police, 38-year-old Palmer resident Alfredo Ramirez was the […]

Deadline approaches for youth baseball, softball

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Fifty years of competitive fun for boys and girls is nearing the start of the 2016 season at Bluebonnet Park. Registration continues until the deadline, Saturday, April 2. “Our main goal right now is to make sure every child that wants to play Ennis Little League has that chance,” said Kaleb Lozoya, of the Ennis […]

An Easter miracle

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When the Iuliuccis got home Sunday night from the Easter church service at J Bar C Cowboy Church in Palmer, one of their family dogs was missing. Little did they know, Molly the blue heeler was on her way to Houston in the back of a car unable to walk after she wandered to far […]

How many times have you heard the phrase “Ennis never gets anything nice?”

Often it seems Ennisites such as ourselves have a complex of sorts. If Ennis does get something nice, we rationalize it in our minds by telling ourselves it isn’t actually that nice, or we do the alternative and claim “too little, too late.” It’s true Ennis has been left behind in a sense when it’s […]

To the editor:

To the editor: I would like to know how the article on Angie Juenemann’s DWI became about my husband, Red Sanders. Red had absolutely nothing to do with anything regarding Angie, yet your newspaper and others have dragged him into the issue, even bringing up events when he was Chief of Police, which had absolutely […]

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