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Miss Maroon & White; Ladies participate in pageant over weekend

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] The lights were on some of Ennis’ most elegant young ladies on Saturday at the Ennis High School Auditorium. The EHS Drama Club hosted its first ever Miss Maroon and White Pageant, where young women of Ennis High School received the opportunity to express their talents and stand atop the stage in […]

Ennis Dodgers wins fall baseball crown


A boys baseball team made up of 10 year olds and younger, the Ennis Dodgers, won the Waxahachie Fall Baseball League in thrilling fashion by rallying for a come from behind victory to win the championship. Trailing 5-4 entering the last inning the Dodgers erupted for five runs to seize a 9-5 lead over an […]

Law firm adds Ennis’ Thomas

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Mark Warde [email protected] With apologies to Judy Garland, who, as Dorothy famously said, “There’s no place like home,” Ennis native Rebecca Thomas, after seven years preparing to be a lawyer, has returned home to begin her practice. “It’s great to be back home,” she said, “even though its a different dynamic returning as a working […]

Classifieds for Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Ruby Jane Harper

Ruby Jane Rogers Harper, 84, passed away in Palmer, Texas, on Sunday, November 15, 2015. Visitation was held on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Palmer. A Celebration of her life took place place on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at 2 p.m. in the J.E. […]

Betty Jo Culpepper

Betty Jo Culpepper, 71, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2015, in Ennis, Texas. Betty was born on June 9, 1944, to W. J. and Emilie (Skrivanek) Vrla. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1962. On January 20, 1968, she married Gene Culpepper and they made their home in […]

Marvin R. Hanks, Sr.

Marvin R. Hanks, Sr., 87, left his earthly home in Ennis, Texas, on Saturday, November 7, 2015, for his new home in Heaven with his Savior Jesus Christ. Marvin was born in Corbet, Texas, on February 3, 1928, to Mandred L. and Ethel (Christie) Hanks. He grew up in Corbet and attended school at Corsicana […]

Otharee Long

Otharee Long, 76, passed away on October 27, 2015. Viewing will be held Friday, November 6, 2015, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Eternal Rest Funeral Home Chapel of Ennis. Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 7, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Eternal Rest Funeral Home Chapel of Desoto, Texas, 1400 N. […]

William Lewis

William Lewis, 74, of Rosser, Texas, passed away on November 1, 2015. Viewing will be held Friday, November 6, 2015, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Eternal Rest Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 7, 2015, at 12 noon at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 800 E. Freeman St., Ennis, Texas. […]

Social power of sports – good

From any rational train of thought, sports are over-emphasized. People are paid over-the-top amounts of money for making tackles, baskets, goals, etc. The original reality television, sports draw millions of viewers night after night, time that perhaps could be spent in a more productive manner. That’s an acknowledgment to non-sports fans who just don’t understand […]

Ennis Thanksgiving service set for Nov. 22; Attenders asked to bring canned food items

Sunday, Nov. 22, four prior to Thanksgiving, the annual Ennis Community Thanksgiving Service will be held at the Refiner’s Fire church on West Ennis Avenue. According to Darrell Nelson, pastor at Faith Assembly of God, the Ennis Christian Ministers Association (ECMA) of Ennis is sponsoring the service. It will begin at 6 p.m.   See […]

United Way donations rolling in


Justin Tubbs [email protected] So far in its fundraising campaign, the Greater Ennis United Way is up $15,000 from where it was in its efforts a year ago. With a goal of $340,000, which will go to non-profits and charity agencies in and around Ennis, the campaign has raised a total of $156,000 to this point. […]

Palmer deflated in first round

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] The Palmer offense couldn’t get on the scoreboard until a touchdown early in the fourth quarter. By then, it was too late, and the football season was over for the Bulldogs. The Clifton Cubs had already put up 46 of their own points. Four Palmer turnovers, not including the four turnovers on […]

Wounded veteran Cody Jones and family now proud Ennisites

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Randy Bryan Bigham Contributor Retired Marine Cpl. Cody Jones, his wife and children will soon settle into their new custom-built, mortgage-free home in the Promontory Point addition of Ennis. The $250,000 house, completed through donations of funds and labor by local citizens and businesses, was formally dedicated and the keys to the residence presented to […]

Century Club Meets at Porter Home

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Hostesses from left to right are Catherine Gannon, Janie Howerton, Mary Ann Kinzie, Margaret Porter, Jean Hart and speaker, Conni Durbin The November meeting of Century Club was held on Wednesday, November 11, in the home of Margaret Porter.  In the absence of President Jodi Chapman, Catherine Gannon, Vice President, called the meeting to order.  […]

Late rally ends season, 24-23; Magic missing as Hallsville stuns Lions


Mark Warde [email protected] On a night in which their offense met surprising resistance, defending state champion Ennis saw their season come to a premature end with a last-minute loss to Hallsville, 24-23, in Van, Texas. Yielding 10 points in a span of 1:42, the Lions (6-5) bid to advance further in the UIL Class 5A […]

Sadler announces for commissioner seat

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Tim Sadler, of Palmer, today announced he will seek election as Ellis County commissioner in Precinct 1. Sadler will be in the Republican Primary, which is Tuesday, March 1.   See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <a href=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!</a>

Local Operation Christmas Child efforts begin

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] When Marcey and Jerry Norman started brought Operation Christmas Child to their church, First United Methodist, 10 years ago, they hoped it would get to where it is today. The international charity organization aims to give Christmas to children who wouldn’t have it otherwise. Marcey says the idea is to fill a […]

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