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Betty Jeane Burns

Betty Jeane Burns, 82, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 in Palmer, Texas. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Clyde Everett Gill

Clyde Everett Gill, 73, passed away at his home in Ennis, Texas on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Clyde was born in Fordyce, Arkansas on May 31, 1941 to George Wesley and Nancy Ora (Hearne) Gill. He grew up in Fordyce, Arkansas and Kilgore, Texas and attended schools there. On June 26, 1969 he married Neda […]

Francisco Bernal, Jr.

Francisco Bernal, Jr., age 50, passed away in Ennis on May 12, 2015. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Friday, May 15, 2015 at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Ennis. A Service will be held at 10 A.M. on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Ennis. Interment will follow […]

Joanne Buckley

Joanne Buckley, 86, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Thursday, May 7, 2015. Joanne was born in Omaha, Nebraska on June 23, 1928 to Paul and Helen (Amberson) Nuschy. She grew up in Dallas and graduated from Ursuline Academy. On January 31, 1948 she married William Thompson Buckley and they made their home in Dallas […]

When 99=100 in an Election…

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The election for the City Commission position between candidate Marco Hernandez and incumbent Carolyn Frazier was announced as a 50-vote-to-50-vote tie on Saturday. However, after looking at the voter roster for Ward 2, Hernandez discovered something was a little bit off. “When I counted the names on the voter roster, I only counted 99 votes,” […]

Maliska has successful debut season

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When her plans to attend NCAA Division II St. Edwards University changed, so did Taylor Maliska’s compass. She headed to Weatherford College, 83 miles northwest of Ennis. The two-time All-State pitcher for the Lady Lions had planned to learn under the tutelage of former UT pitching great, Cat Osterman, an assistant coach at SEU in […]

Moncrief cancer mobile survivorship clinic comes to Ennis

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Check out what just rolled into Ennis. With a ceremonial ribbon cutting at Ennis Regional Medical Center on Tuesday with members of the Chamber of Commerce present, the hometown hospital and a group of Ennis locals welcomed Moncrief Cancer Institute’s new Mobile Survivorship Clinic to town. The cancer institute, based in Fort Worth, recently started […]

Giving Landowners the Power

To the editor: High-voltage transmission lines are needed to meet evolving energy needs. Engineers estimate that seven billion dollars of investment is required to properly maintain and update the electric grid. But building lines isn’t easy. Developers will need to acquire thousands of acres of land from landowners across the country. See the report in […]

Shame to cancel long-time VFW scholarship

To the editor: It is a shame that Post Officials decided to cancel one of the long-enduring VFW Scholarships – The Voice of Democracy Scholarship (also known as the William H. Wakeham Memorial Scholarship). This Scholarship was established in 1986. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our […]

Review: The Glass Menagerie: A Great Play Skillfully Enacted

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Only one more weekend of performances remain for audiences to enjoy Ennis Public Theatre’s superb presentation of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. Thanks to Director James Pritchett’s attention to detail, Ennis theatre goers have the rare opportunity to experience a classic American play in all of its authentic glory. See the report in the […]

Clyde Everett Gill

Clyde Everett Gill, 73, passed away at his home in Ennis, Texas on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Visitation will be on Thursday, May 14, 2015 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 Friday, May 15, 2015 at 10 a.m. […]

Board seats awarded to Casillas, Linson, Beasley or Casillas, Linson, Beasley re-seated on board

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Tuesday’s Ennis Independent School District board meeting witnessed judge Bill Woody swear three reelected members into office; Candido Casillas, Walter Beasley and Alan Linson. Trustees Jennifer Haden and Kelly McManus confirmed the vote count which allowed Woody, of Ennis, to officially confirm the incumbents. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign […]

Lions hold season-ending awards banquet

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A season in which Ennis appeared primed for a late season run at the playoffs finished with a disappointing 1-7 stretch, but it didn’t prevent them from enjoying a year-end review during Monday’s team banquet. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the […]

Embarrassing voter turnout in Place 2

It’s a rare occurrence when an election results in a tie. That’s what happened in the Ennis Place 2 Commissioner race last Saturday, when incumbent Carolyn Frazier and challenger Marco Hernandez wound up with 50 votes each. A recount was underway on Tuesday to determine whether that would hold up. Most of the time, people […]

Ezekiel’s vision of the Glory of the Lord

I am currently doing a series of sermons from Ezekiel, one of the most interesting books of the Bible The Book of Ezekiel begins as follows: “Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river […]

EDC approves preservation grants

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The Ennis Economic Development Corporation met Tuesday and took action on two historic preservation grants for downtown Ennis. Routine items, the votes for passing the grants were unanimous 4-0 votes from the EDC’s Board of Directors. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the […]

Francisco Bernal, Jr.

Francisco Bernal, Jr., age 50, passed away in Ennis on May 12, 2015. He was born on October 16, 1964 in Ennis to Francisco Bernal, Sr. and Annabell (Garza) White. He was married to Ruth Vela Bernal for over 30 years; he was a beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend; and will be […]

Kid-Friendly Wildflower Walk

Members of the Indian Trail Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Program will lead wildflower walks on the third Saturday of each month, March through September, at Mockingbird Nature Park, located at 1361 Onward Road – the corner of Mockingbird Lane and Onward Road in Midlothian. The next walk is Saturday, May 16 at 9 […]

Center Stage Choir gets Division 1

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The Center Stage Choir from Dorie Miller Intermediate school performed at the Pride of Texas Music Festival in Plano. All three judges awarded the choir a first division rating. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Naturalist program for weather observation

“Volunteers Measuring Precipitation across the Nation” is the Monday, May 18, program of the Indian Trail Chapter – Texas Master Naturalist organization. The event is at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 505 W. Marvin Ave., Waxahachie. Carolyn Gritzmaker, Texas master naturalist and Ellis County CoCoRaHS coordinator, will present the program. See the […]

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