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Driver with child in car leads short police chase

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An Amarillo man led Ennis police on a short chase late last Thursday with a child in his car. According to police, 24-year-old Parnell Andres was clocked by an Ennis police officer at 111 miles per hour on Interstate 45 near midnight. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up […]

What lower tax rate means to Ennis


Some citizens are wondering why the city’s proposed property tax rate is falling from 69.5 cents per $100 assessed value this year to 66.9 cents next year. City manager Chuck Ewings answered that question and more Tuesday when The Ennis Daily News reached out to him. “Mostly it has to do with growth in (property) […]

Lions gearing up for Longview scrimmage

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It won’t be long until Ennis can use an ink pen when writing the starting lineup for the football Lions. For the time being, however, head coach Jack Alvarez jots names with a pencil. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of […]

Wrong EPA case to target

The Environmental Protection Agency is one of the most powerful agencies in our government. In many cases, it serves as police, judge and jury when it comes to dealing with activities that pollute our air and waters. Its power is a mixed blessing. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign […]

I-45 crash kills Dallas man

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A Dallas man was killed Sunday night after he crashed his SUV on Interstate 45 south of Ennis. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Homicide Hunter, TV’s new tough guy cop

American culture is loaded with stories about heroes coming to the rescue. And we can’t get enough of them. While I have never had a desire to be in criminal justice, my heroes have often been those in law enforcement. Shows like Criminal Minds and FBI profiler Shemar Moore and my favorite – Clint Eastwood, […]

Dance avoided, rainless streak ends

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Local weather watcher Ron Vestal, who has been charting Ennis conditions for 42 years, recorded rain for the first time in 47 days when a brief shower skirted across town on Monday. “Previously, the longest stretch without rain was 44 days,” he said after the surprising precipitation. “Some scattered, light gray clouds were present in […]

Palmer wins Venus VB tourney

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This weekend, the Palmer Lady Bulldogs competed in the Venus volleyball tournament and just as they did in 2014, ended up tournament champions. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Ennis smarting from weekend tourney

They were not the kind of volleyball results expected for Class 5A Ennis. After sweeping two teams to start the season, six tournament matches over the weekend in Fairfield witnessed the Lady Lions fall three times, twice to schools in much smaller classes. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign […]

Commission points out budget blunders

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Budget controversy in Ennis didn’t stop Monday night at the city commission workshop before the official meeting at City Hall. City manager Chuck Ewings and finance director Joel Welch presented a budget and a new city property tax rate lower than expected. The result: a roughly 0.669 percent tax rate compared to the 2014-2015 fiscal […]

New acting workshops and classes

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Phoenix Repertory Players have announced improvisational workshop opportunities in September for acting and dance. PRP couples the decision with a new goal of offering year-round opportunities for young actors and dancers. Established six years ago, the local not-for-profit youth theatre company has previously provided one large theatrical production each semester. See the report in the […]

Bodacious blasts! Todd Jones’ air-horn ready for Lions football

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It’s not quite the biblical trumpet in Zion, but it is a clear call of the Lions. Ennis football fans at home or on the road may have never seen the E-Train air horn or the guy who operates the equipment, but everyone has heard his triumphant blasts. For about 15 or more years Todd […]

Palmer football has fresh look

They’re back, and they’re ready to go. Coming off a highly successful 2014 season in which Palmer won a district title with an 8-2 regular season record. The title was the first in school history, and the Bulldogs are rearing to get back on the gridiron in 2015, toting a completely new look. See the […]

Maroon is hereditary to Lipscomb

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Football is in Logan Lipscomb’s blood. The senior safety who is one of seven returning starters, does not lack for confidence in his teammates or this year’s Ennis football team. At 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, he and senior cornerback Marqus Monroe are the moorings of a defense that is replacing all-state performers and six who […]

Four uninjured in in three-car crash

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Four people escaped serious injury in Ennis Thursday after a teen caused a three-car accident, failing to stop at a red light. According to the report from the crash, 17-year-old Garrett Fitzgerald, of Ennis, was driving his Ford pickup truck eastbound on Lake Bardwell Dr. and ran a red light at the Ensign Road intersection […]

Ennis tops Mansfield, 11-8, in tennis opener

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Another sweltering August day. Another triumph for head coach Keith Howard’s Ennis tennis team. Some things never change. The Lions took on Class 6A Mansfield this week in the season opener for both teams. The setting, in which each side lines up a list of singles and doubles matches, the first one to rack up […]

Bobbie N. Cheek

Bobbie N. Cheek, age 83, of Rice, passed away on August 15, 2015, in Dallas. Bobbie was born on February 27, 1932, in Ennis, Texas, to Freddie B. and Janie Orine (Harcrow) Shelton. She was a lifetime member of Jesus Name Pentecostal Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Bobbie loved the […]

Terri Macsas Johnson

Terri Macsas Johnson, 60, passed away in Carrollton, Texas, on Monday, August 17, 2015. Terri was born in Ada, Oklahoma, on October 17, 1954, to Clifford and Darlene (Baker) Macsas. She grew up in Carrollton, Texas, and graduated from Carrollton High School in 1973. She went on to receive her LVN from Navarro College in […]

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