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Ennis baseball falls to Red Oak

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Ennis dropped a sloppy 10-1 verdict against Red Oak on Monday, hardly the home debut the hosts were hoping for. Pitchers allowed 14 hits, four walks, but it was five errors that gift-wrapped the outcome. See Mark Warde’s report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Calvin Downing

Calvin Downing passed away in Ennis, Texas, on Saturday, March 21, 2015. He was born on March 13, 1928, to Tim and Dolly (Taylor) Downing in Benton County, Mo. Calvin married Betty Briggs on May 16, 1947, in Clinton, Mo. He is survived by his wife, Betty; two daughters, Philisee Downing of Ennis and Madaline […]

William (Bill) Isaiah Rabe Jr.

William (Bill) Isaiah Rabe Jr., 90, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Ennis, Texas. Bill was born in Boyce, Texas, on Oct. 23, 1924, to William I. Rabe Sr. and Ollie Mae Newberry. He lived in Peeltown, Texas, from birth to age nine. At the age of nine he moved to Ennis where […]

In Tuesday’s Ennis Daily News!


In Tuesday’s Ennis Daily News! New City Websites. Police Report. Hwy 287 designation supported. Secretary taped to wall at Bowie Elementary. Info on Revival here next week. How much rain we got over the weekend. Incubating eggs at Travis Elementary. Treasure Day at Austin Elementary. Baseball Roster Page. Huge report on Junior High Track Meet […]

Such fine sights to see…

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The list of fine sights for me… usually includes great people, oftentimes athletes, whose humility is evident as though they don’t believe in the hype heaped upon them. …like Julia Hollingsworth, the Lady Lions world class softball player. She bats left-handed and throws right-handed. She also eats as a lefty, then writes as a righty. […]

Main Street gets encouraging review

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A week of touring downtown buildings and meeting city leaders as well as dialogues with business-people led the Texas Historic Commission to give Ennis a positive grade during Friday’s summary. It was accompanied with a list of suggested directives for future consideration. “We’ve been in a relationship with Ennis for about a year,” said Debra […]

Driver crashes into salon

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American Hairlines salon at 400 N. Kaufman was the site of a crash on Wednesday. Twenty-year-old Cameron Ty Clark was driving south on North Kaufman Street in a 2007 black Dodge Nitro around 9 p.m. A witness, documented in the report, stated that “the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it […]

Highway 287 designation on county agenda

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On Monday, the Ellis County Commissioners Court will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting. Among the agenda items is a resolution in support of House Bill 1187, which would designate a portion of U.S. Highway 287 as the Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield Memorial Highway. Other items on the agenda include… See the report in […]

Volunteers drive United Way success

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Over its 45 year history, the local affiliate of the United Way has steadily met – and often surpassed – its dollar goal for filling the needs of Ennis charities that range from Candy Cane Corner to the Golden Circle. “We are a 90 percent volunteer-driven nonprofit, and those who donate their time to raising […]

South Carolina Durham visits Wayman Chapel

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In 2012, I visited Fairfield County, South Carolina, where I conducted research for my fourth book The Durhams of Fairfield: An African American Genealogy. See the Rev. Bob Uzzel’s column in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Pastoral love, prayer, support

Pastors are men or women, just like you. Most of them have the same kinds of problems as the congregation. But, there are times when a pastor needs human support, too. See Brad Hicks’s column in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Junk Box Wars at Dorie Miller

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Dorie Miller Intermediate School held its second Junk Box Wars after school on Thursday, Feb. 19. The most recent Junk Box Wars challenge was the “Ultimate Gumball Machine.” Students created gumball machines that could sort gumballs based on size. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition […]

Goode headed for 98

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L.T. Goode grew up in Corsicana, Texas, and still resides in Heritage Oak Retirement Village. He is 97 years of age. On April 10, 2015, he will be 98 years young. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Classifieds for March 22, 2015

Identifying the enemy

In 2011, the world watched as Egyptians rallied and overthrew the government, forcing elections that put the Muslim Brotherhood into power. It was a drastic change, fueled by talk of freedom. Within two years, the military took over the government to stabilize ever-increasing violence and chaos. More than ever, America needs quality information and leadership […]

Ennis man faces assault charge

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Ellis County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched March 14 to the 3100 block of E. State Highway 34 in response to a fight in progress. While en route, deputies were advised that the male suspect had driven from the scene in a vehicle. He was apprehended and booked on a second-degree felony charge of aggravated […]

Sallie Nan Hutton

Sallie Nan Hutton, 71, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2015. Sallie was born on March 23, 1943, to J.D. and Sarah Ione (Keener) Gray in Ennis, Texas. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1961. She went on to attend Navarro College where she received her associates degree. On […]

Louise Jurik

Louise Jurik, 98, passed away in Ennis, Texas, on March 18, 2015. Louise was born on Nov. 21, 1916, to Peter P. and Anna Mildred (Juroska) Fridel in Lovelady, Texas. She grew up in Lovelady and attended school in Telico, Texas. On Nov. 28, 1934, she married Emil W. Jurik and they made their home […]

Edwin “Dan” Anthony

Edwin “Dan” Anthony, 84, left this life on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, from Dallas, Texas to begin his new life in Heaven with his Heavenly Father. Dan was born in Byrd, Texas on July 28, 1930, to Vilas Lee and Leona (Johnson) Anthony. He grew up in Byrd and Peeltown. He graduated from Ennis High […]

Randall Lee Wylie, Sr.

Randall Lee Wylie, Sr., 75 of Ennis, Texas, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 14, 2015, after a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Ennis, Texas, on March 17, 1939, to J.M. Wylie and Emma B. Davis Wylie. Randall graduated from Ennis High School in 1957 where he was a star football player […]

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