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Shop Small this Saturday

OK. So you’ve gone out and had your Black Friday fun. You were bumped into, beaten to the gift, left standing in line, waited forever for brunch, and burned your fingers on your credit card. Time for some sanity. Go “Shop Small” on Saturday.   See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <a href=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click […]


By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor – and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint […]

Taking care of amenities

  If you want people to move to your town, providing them with good experiences is important. Swimming pools, disc golf courses, bowling alleys, hiking and biking trails, skate parks, movie theaters, stage productions, farmers markets, golf courses, basketball courts, live entertainment, restaurant options, community bands and choirs, parks, shopping – they all add to […]

2 1/2 Tubbs of popcorn; The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

2 ½ Tubbs of popcorn One of the personas of Jennifer Lawrence’s character, Katniss Everdeen, throughout “The Hunger Games” series is the Girl on Fire, the sign of a savior in an approaching revolution. The final installation in the series could be described as a movie on fire, or rather, one you would probably prefer […]

Heeding Chris Rock’s advice about police

Mark Warde I must be like an old oak tree, because lightning is attracted to me. Maybe I draw them like moths to a flame or my mom to the day-old bread store. It has become overwhelmingly obvious that, apparently, I emit the smell of a donut because police officers are drawn to me like […]

Thanksgiving fun, and change

  The basement of my maternal grandparents’ farm home was the place for kids. At least it was at Thanksgiving. That basement seemed enormous. A kitchen, big dining table, living zone with a TV, pool table, bathroom, and Grandpa’s office were places we kids enjoyed. The cougar skull on Grandpa’s roll top desk was always […]

Watch what you say, type, no matter where you are

A suburban Houston man apparently posted a message on social media that he planned to “shoot up a mosque.” Someone in New Jersey saw it. Now the Texas man, arrested at his job at the Sugar Land Municipal Airport, is in the Fort Bend County jail, charged with making a terroristic threat. It’s a third-degree […]

Border security a must in wake of French attacks

It is an ironic twist that a terrorist attack in France – which gave the United States its most visible gift of freedom in the Statue of Liberty – would result in refugees and immigrants being turned away from our shores. But that is the likely outcome when it comes to Syrian and other Middle […]

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 […]

Only Republicans can find…

Brad Hicks [email protected] The National Republican Committee is championing the bold step it took Friday. In the wake of last Wednesday’s presidential candidate forum in Colorado, the NRC said it would no longer partner with NBC television networks on its future debates. Only can Republicans wave a white flag and call it bravery. But, I […]

Develop rules for dones, soon

The EDN Sunday Editorial It wasn’t news that a drone fell from the sky and landed in a yard in North Texas. The flying units have become more common and accidents are going to happen. It was news that it fell into the yard of the local district attorney. See the report in the Ennis […]

I scream for November 2

Marke Warde [email protected] Cheer up, Bunkie. It’s been so long that I don’t even pay attention when I go into Spring Creek BBQ. You know what I’m talking about. We’re lured in for their chicken, barbecue and sausage. Most won’t admit it, but those rolls have a warmth and an aroma that has to be […]

Debate was great TV and great politics

Wednesday night’s Republican debate was great television. Too often, political events such as these are staged. Sure, there have to be rules and some order, but the American people learn so much more when the moderators lose control of it. That’s what happened at times during the made-for-TV presentation by CNBC. …Perhaps the most interesting […]

Upset fans have Lions’ backs

By Brad Hicks There were more than a few folks upset Friday night after Ennis lost a coin flip – and the football game – to Lufkin. Perhaps you have been hiding under a rock during the recent deluge and don’t know it, but the lightning associated with Friday’s foul weather just wouldn’t quit, so […]

Clinton’s disqualifying statement

By Brad Hicks Let’s state for the record the 2016 presidential election is about the preservation or deconstruction of the Second Amendment. Incidents at Sandy Hook, Charleston, Aurora, Fort Hood, Umpqua, and too many others over the past decade have led to it. …. This set the stage for what former First Lady and Secretary […]

Get downtown for Tuesday event

Moving forward, Ennis’ participation in the National Main Street program is going to be a vital asset in the community’s effort to reinvigorate the downtown area. There will be bumps in the road. It’s that way with anything worth doing. It’s an effort that will require planning, tremendous private investment, some government investment, buy-in from […]

Nationals a spotlight on Ennis

Once in a while, people forget how special their community is. Let’s not let that happen in Ennis this week. The AAA National Hot Rod Association Fall Nationals comes to the Texas Motorplex in Ennis this week, Oct. 15-18. The drag racing world will be hearing and seeing our community’s name during telecasts on ESPN […]

Challenges in defending Pope Francis

By Mark Warde Have you ever, in an effort to make something perfectly clear, only made the waters murkier? It’s not uncommon. When you are a recognized leader and you tread into a verbal minefield surrounded by microphones, cameras and interpreters, clarity of speech is critical. During his much anticipated trip to the USA, Pope […]

Medicaid Mythbuster: Source and Quality of Care

A constant complaint about Medicaid is that fewer healthcare providers take patients on public insurance programs, and the resulting quality of care suffers. The facts, however, tell a different story. See the guest opinion in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Walking for a Cause

Last year, more than 500 people participated in the Ennis Pink Power walk. The event – scheduled for this Saturday – is one of many nationally in October to support the battle against breast cancer. This locally-developed event, started by Lakisha Wells and her non-profit organization, Chics in Pink Stilettos in 2012, has grown from […]

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