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8 students still in running for Ennis Ford perfect attendance car

The new car raffle features this 2011 Chevy Cruze as the big prize.

One student who has not missed a day of school all year will likely need some luck to win a new car for his or her efforts. Ennis Ford launched a partnership with the Ennis Independent School District last August to encourage students to experience the benefits of increased attendance. “Perfect Drive,” a campaign which […]

Pastor seeks aid after hardships

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For some, adversity is just the fuel that keeps them moving forward.  So is the case with 70-year-old Charles Barber, the pastor a small-town church in Rice.  Last month, Church on the Rock of Rice was victim to something many fear but few expect to ever happen to them.  As Rev. Barber and his wife, […]

Sports column captured feelings about daughter

This afternoon I read our local paper especially, the story about my daughter, Courtlyn, and Julia (Hollingsworth). Working in a big city, sometimes we forget the importance of local news, but Mark’s column, Warde’s Wheelhouse, brought this point to my attention. I realized he must love the game and realized it is what makes these […]

Night life critical to future of downtown

The Ennis Main Street Board recently voted unanimously to seek an amendment to the city’s code of ordinances that would change the distance a business that serves alcohol in downtown has to be from a church. This should not be an issue. Ennis is beginning to invest heavily in downtown development. The businesses and potential […]

Have a cry with me, Rangers fans

I’m a big baseball fan. Really a big sports fan in general, but lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my team – the Rangers, what happened to them and how they seemingly went from being the most stacked team in the MLB to the worst team in the MLB. See the Justin Tubbs’ column […]

Thanks to coaches

Have you ever stopped to think about the role coaches play in the lives of young people, from children through teenagers? These are people who grab a clipboard and sling a whistle around their neck. Whether it’s coaching the cutest of the cute in T-ball, or perhaps they’re developing a defensive scheme that best suits […]

See those motorcyclists

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Mayor Russell Thomas, right, recognized May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month on Monday during the city commission’s workshop. From left are Johnny “Jukebox” Pitts, Ricky “Badger” Wilson and Jimmy “Suds” Vaughn to accept a proclamation from the mayor.

Stuckly jumps to 5th at state track

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Ennis freshman high jumper Katherine Stuckly cleared 5’5” to finish fifth at the Class 5A State Track & Field Championship. Stuckly, the lone freshman to qualify for a berth at state, had hoped to set a personal best at 5’7, which would’ve allowed her to win a medal. Still, the 5-foot-10 Stuckly enjoyed a highly […]

Lions football camps adjusts schedule

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Who said there’s only one sport in Ennis? While football is still king in E-Town, a few other sports hold their own, including tennis and softball. The Lady Lions have advanced to the fourth round of the state playoffs, prompting Jack Alvarez, football head coach and athletic director, to alter plans for the conclusion of […]

Bulldogs not intimidated in playoffs

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Forgive the Palmer baseball team if they appear as fearless as an unchained pit bull. Coach Rusty Blankenship’s ball club has faced some ferocious foes and has yet to flinch. They don’t plan on starting now either. The Bulldogs and their misleading 16-6 record head into the third round of the Class 3A state playoffs […]

Lake Bardwell yields record blue catfish

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A local fly fisherman who was wristing home-made tackle mistakenly thought his last cast of the day had snagged something near the bottom. Forty-five minutes later he reeled in a state-record, 35.5 pound blue catfish at nearby Lake Bardwell. Dr. Kirk Brown, 65, a semi-retired anesthesiologist from Waxahachie, along with a friend, David Roberts, were […]

Tornado in Ellis County does no severe damage

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This spring season’s theme has been crazy weather, and it was no different Tuesday afternoon, when a funnel cloud was spotted nearly touching the ground by multiple Ellis County residents. Fortunately, though, according to the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office and Ellis County Emergency Medical Coordinator Stephanie Parker, there were no reports of severe damage in […]

Bounty hunters arrested for pepper spraying home


Two out-of-town bounty hunters were arrested Monday and are now facing criminal mischief charges after spraying pepper spray into a home they thought belonged to a fugitive. According to Ennis police, the two self-contracted bounty hunters – 37-year-old Timothy Stone of Frisco and 28-year-old Trenton Steen of Fort Worth – serve warrants to fugitives. So […]

Couple seeks support to serve at Ugandan orphanage

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A 2004 graduate from Ennis St. Johns, Annie Toal and her husband Zac Whittington are raising funds in preparation of a whole new world of service and education at an orphanage in the eastern African nation of Uganda. Annie (Toal) Whittington, 29, will teach and work on the staff at Restoration Gateway, a 700 acre […]

City moving forward after elections


Monday night was a big one for the city of Ennis and for its elected officials, as those re-elected in this month’s city election were sworn in at the City Commission Chamber in front of their peers and some people from the general public. After the swearing-in, the commission got to work, canvassing the election, […]

Travis Lion Cub Reporters Recognized at School Board Meeting

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The Lion Cub Reporters from Travis Elementary were recognized at the School Board meeting on May 12. Before the meeting started, the reporters interviewed Mrs. Julie Pierce, Mr. Walter Beasley, and Mr. Kelly McManus, three of the School Board members. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our […]

What about this weather?

It has been an unusually wet and cold spring. Exactly what North Texas has needed, but not what most prefer. And if we’re to believe Al Gore and the select scientists who believe the weather is our fault and that we cause it, then all of this precipitation is exactly what we ordered from the […]

Lions Club welcomes band performance

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The Ennis Host Lions Club welcomed the Ennis Junior High band to Tabernacle Church for its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday. The presentation, directed by David Ingram, the band director, was received with a standing ovation from the Lions Club members.

Apologies to sanitation workers

To: City of Ennis Sanitation Workers Who Collect on Sundale St. From: Columnist I’m sorry. Really, I am. I know that pile in front of my seems to get larger every time you come by the place. I didn’t mean for that to happen. I thought I had thrown or given away most of the […]

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