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K.I.D.S. light up the stage

Twelve-year-old Wesley Studt shows off the nose he uses to save Christmas in the Ennis Public Theatre's production of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Rudolph and his red nose lit up the stage in a premier performance.

Ennis staggers, then KOs SOC

Photo by brucelattimer.com / A cavalry of Lions led by Desten Johnson (8), Tre Elliot (1) and Devin Smith (10), help Taylor Thompson (3)  get a few of his 120 total yards he ran for in the game against South Oak Cliff Friday in Mansfield.

A week after crushing Frisco Heritage with 11 touchdowns, South Oak Cliff was hit early and often by an Ennis team that stunned, then knocked out the Bears, 31-14, in the state quarterfinals.

Classifieds for December 5, 2014

Classifieds for December 4, 2014

Mattie Lou Hurley

Mattie Lou Hurley, 93, passed away in DeSoto, Texas on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Mattie Lou was born to Charlie and Bessie (Clay) Lasater on January 30, 1921. She grew up in Wills Point, Texas and graduated from Wills Point High School. On January 7, 1940 she married Milton Hurley, Sr. and they made their […]

Thomas Lee Williams

Thomas Lee Williams, 62, died Dec. 1, 2014. Public viewing will be held Friday, Dec. 5 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The wake service will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Eternal Rest Funeral Home Chapel in Ennis. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at 11 a.m. at […]

Lady Lions advance to semifinals

Photo by photobylezley.com / Nokoia White (13) battles inside against Roosevelt during Thursday's 16-team tournament.

Ennis will play Hillcrest at 4:30 p.m. in a tournament semifinal game on Friday at the Ensign gym.

Ennis-vs-SOC to be televised

Photo by brucelattimer.com / Devin Smith will carry the Ennis banner into Vernon Newsom Stadium on Friday.

Lights, camera, action!

Ennis lights up downtown

EDN Photo by Justin Tubbs / Parker McCarty, dressed as the Grinch, and Breanna Calvert, dressed as Cindy Lou Who, took pictures with little ones at Minnie McDowell Park and walked up and down Ennis Avenue during the Lights of Ennis Parade. McCarty's makeup was done professionally by Ashleigh Snipes.

Justin Tubbs, [email protected] The tree was lit, hot chocolate was served and little ones marched down Ennis Ave., dancing and singing. The Lights of Ennis parade and block party was a success, LOE committee member Becky McCarty said. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

PCCR completes chilly campaign

EDN Photo by Justin Tubbs / PCCR USA Site Manager Jon Cremer had a bucket of ice water dumped on his head Thursday in an effort to raise money for the Greater Ennis United Way.

The company has been raising funds for the Greater Ennis United Way by asking their employees to pledge money from their paychecks for a big part of the year

Lions baseball teams up with local charity

EDN Photo by Justin Tubbs / Ennis High School athletics is working to stuff the above bus full of toys and goodies for local children. The bus is located in the EISD Administration building parking lot, near the corner of W. Ennis Avenue and N. Sherman Street.

Ennis ISD students are loading up the school bus with something other than students.

Classifieds for December 3, 2014

Lions await stern test in SOC Bears

Photo by brucelattimer.com / Fresh from scoring the final 21 points in a 49-35 triumph over The Colony on Friday, the Lions savor a satisfying win on their rival's field in Waxahachie. Ennis (11-2) meets South Oak Cliff (10-3) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Newsom Stadium in Mansfield. The winner will face the victor between El Paso Canutillo (12-1) and Ft. Worth Everman (9-4), who play Saturday in Midland.

Post-season in football is a one-week season. Before Ennis head coach Jack Alvarez could Lumpkins Stadium after a thrilling 49-35 third-round victory over The Colony, a better-than-advertised squad from near Lewisville, he was being asked about the next game. So much for savoring a win for a day.

Grinch visits on Thursday

Photo by Stephanie Reese / Parker Reese is carving the Grinch's Rare Who Roast Beast in Thursday night's 7:30 p.m. production.

Coming to downtown during Thursday’s Lights of Ennis will be the production of “The Grinch” by Go! Dance & Gynmnastics Studio.

New way to tour your city

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Ennis’ Historical Society will unveil a new way for Ennis residents and tourists to learn about the history of the nearly 143-year-old city.

Incentives offered downtown

EDN Photo by Justin Tubbs / Valerie Magolan of the Texas Historical Commission spoke to downtown property owners on Tuesday at the Ennis Public Library about tax credits that historic building projects can profit from.

A representative with the Texas Historical Commission visited the Ennis Public Library Tuesday evening to

Relentless Lions wore down The Colony

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While the Ennis team has already moved past the win over The Colony and is perparing for South Oak Cliff, fans won’t easily forget the courageous performance by the Lions on Friday.

Lights of Ennis set for Thursday

An annual staple in the Lights of Ennis Parade is the 18-wheeler, sponsored by Advanced Drainage Systems, which is propelled by a reindeer.

The Lights of Ennis, expanded this year to include a block party, a trio of 30-foot trees downtown, new ground displays, the 12 Days of Christmas Ennis-style and 40 holiday window displays, is two days away.

Football playoff tickets on sale

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Advancing to their second straight regional final by eliminating The Colony 49-35 on Friday, next up for Ennis will be South Oak Cliff (10-3) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mansfield’s Vernon Newsom Stadium.

Commission approves retail ordinance


The City of Ennis passed an economic development incentives ordinance at Monday’s City Commission meeting, authorizing the commission to consider incentive applications for Chapter 380 development grants and agreements for commercial and retail business.

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