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Garage sale pickers, your time is coming

Ennis Daily News file photo / The Annual Historic Preston Street Garage Sale occurs in conjunction with the Bluebonnet Festival April 12-13, presenting visitors and residents a chance to rummage through the best of the historic district.

The Annual Historic Preston Street Garage Sale is returning for its 12th year in conjunction with the Bluebonnet Festival.

Counselor talks grad plans

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Parents of incoming Ennis High School freshman met with counselors Thursday night about the new graduation requirements mandated by the passage of Texas House Bill 5.

Attempted escapee remanded to care

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Ellis County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson JoAnn Livingston said an inmate who briefly went missing at the Wayne McCollum Detention Center on Wednesday has since been remanded to mental care.

Take steps to prepare for storms

Gray skies have lingered over the past few days, reminding us that along with the warmth that has kissed Ennis we have entered April comes the threat of spring storms.

Homes project a worthy effort

Several weeks ago I was asked to be a part of the Home of the Brave Foundation, and I gladly accepted.

ESB seeking scholarship applicants

File photo / Alexis Allen was awarded the 2013 Ennis State Bank scholarship for $20,000 in June 2013. Allen is currently a student at Sam Houston State University. The bank offers two scholarships to Ennis High School seniors: a $20,000 scholarship for students of banking or related fields, and a $2,000 scholarship to students of any field of study.

Ennis High School students have until Friday to apply for two college scholarships offered by Ennis State Bank.

Substitute pay on district radar

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Ennis ISD administrators will review the district’s policy on substitute teacher pay over the summer.

Report expected next week in fatal crash

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / Lt. Mike Hopson and Officer Ross Jones work gathering data for an accident reconstruction in Monday’s fatal crash on S. Kaufman St.

After Monday’s fatal wreck on S. Kaufman Street, Ennis police investigators returned to the scene Wednesday to gather data to reconstruct the crash.

Classifieds for April 3, 2014

Students set example with dedication

When self-described “kids” at the local high school take it upon themselves to make a push fundraising for cancer, the community takes note.

Tornado watch issued


Ennis is included in a tornado watch until 9 p.m. tonight issued this afternoon by the National Weather Service.

Classifieds for April 2, 2014

It’s a new Avenue

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / Many, if not most, drivers adhered to the new markings on the 100 and 200 blocks of W. Ennis Avenue in downtown, but some struggled to keep up with the changes Tuesday.

Traffic on the 100 and 200 blocks of W. Ennis Avenue flows completely differently after re-striping Tuesday by the Texas Department of Transportation.

Students stand up to cancer with fundraising

Submitted photo / EHS Stand Up 2 Cancer group members shaved their heads in support of cancer victims and childhood cancer research. The group raised $22,000 for St. Baldrick's Foundation.

The Ennis community, led by a group of 24 Ennis High School students, united to raise awareness and money to help fund research for childhood cancers.

Lions blank Arlington Seguin 4-0

EDN photo by Dave A. Vance / Lion pitcher Cody Navarro pitched a complete game against the Cougars. He only gave up two hits and struck out six batters to keep the Cougars scoreless.

The Ennis Lions (12-9, 4-3) have won their last two games to end the first half of district play.

New features brighten up festival

Changes and updates to the Bluebonnet Festival are an exciting part of what is coming for this community in April.

‘Harvey’ showcases talents

When it came time to visit Ennis Public Theatre for the beginning of the run of Harvey on Friday, there was no telling what we’d be walking into.

Re-striping under way


The Texas Department of Transportation is re-striping the 100 block and 200 block of W. Ennis Avenue today, if the weather stays good.

One dead in head-on collision

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Police say a 58-year-old from Frost died Monday at about 5 p.m. when an 18-wheeler turned into his vehicle at FM 85 and Kaufman Street.

Garden Club makes changes to festival

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This year’s Bluebonnet Trails festival features a revamped layout and a different array of vendors than have been available in recent years.

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