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A king and his court

Over the past 15 years a roar has come from Ennis, Texas, and it originates on the gridiron. The Lions have truly been the kings of the jungle in football, wearing the state crown four times in that time period. But they are not alone in E-Town. While the bruisers, throwers and sprinters wearing maroon […]

Our View: Expo a great showing by community

Every year, young kids and teenagers alike from all over the county gather in Waxahachie for the Ellis County Youth Expo. The Expo to some is an important time of the year. It’s the time when all the students’ hard work and dedication comes to a head. It’s also the time when FFA and 4-H […]

Crackpots and cracked halos

It’s a scary thing, politics. Leadership, glory, influence, platform, prestige and control. The combination of requirements to get elected contrasted with the motivation to enter the race undoubtedly means that only flawed people can seriously expect a chance of succeeding. You needn’t look any further than our current menu of selected candidates for our nation’s […]

Know your candidates

As local elections are growing near in Ennis, the community has a chance to get informed. Tuesday night at San Jacinto Auditorium, city commission candidates will have a chance to field questions from the public. It’s an opportunity for Ennis citizens to hear from their candidates and to help get an idea of how they […]

How many times have you heard the phrase “Ennis never gets anything nice?”

Often it seems Ennisites such as ourselves have a complex of sorts. If Ennis does get something nice, we rationalize it in our minds by telling ourselves it isn’t actually that nice, or we do the alternative and claim “too little, too late.” It’s true Ennis has been left behind in a sense when it’s […]

Selecting a leader for Ennis

The world of politics is not for the feint of heart. Sometimes it seems it has nothing to do with heart. People competing against people usually results in those seeking the elevated platform often stooping to the depths in order to discredit the opposition rather than to stand on their own merits. It’s no wonder […]

Overcoming fear

Once again evil has shown itself to the world. The Belgian capital was sucker-punched by the gutless, literally and figuratively. Brussels, home to the European Union institutions and NATO, was hit by suspected Islamic State suicide bombers, Khalid and Brahim El Bakraoui, who are brothers. The Syrian-based Islamist militant group claimed responsibility for the heinous […]

A good-bye lesson from Winnie the Pooh

I am a sad sap at good byes. I blame it on the way my mom lived. It forever messed up my emo wiring. Her heart is directly connected to her tear ducts, empathy strums her heart strings and saccharine flows all too often. In the Lord of the Rings, when Frodo sails away – […]

Sunshine: Open government is good government

Temperatures in the 80s and brilliant sunny skies might lead some to believe that Sunshine Week has something to do with the weather. It doesn’t, but it’s a good time to measure the temperature when it comes to open government. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <ahref=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up for our […]

Movie Review: ’10 Cloverfield Lane”


3.5 of 4 Tubbs By Justin Tubbs Forget everything you saw in the previews for this film. Actually, there wasn’t much in the preview that may have given away the actual plot of this film. What you know going in is that there are three people in a bunker of some sort and that something […]

That’s what that song was about?

By Mark Warde Chicago, the American rock/jazz fusion band that began in 1967 in, well, Chicago, originally referred to themselves as a “rock and roll band with horns.” They started with a politically-charged sound, later transitioning softer with ballads, but always with more brass than anyone save Herb Alpert and his Tijuana Brass. Known for […]

About work this week…

Dear Boss: I hope you understand, but I have to take a few afternoons off this week. It’s this darned Madness thing that’s going around. I mean, I feel normal – heck, I even feel a little more excited than normal – but for whatever reason, I just cannot concentrate on those financial tables right […]

Your stance: Apple or FBI?

By Brad Hicks I don’t own an iPhone. I rue the fact that I didn’t buy Apple stock a long time ago. I have worked on an Apple computer for nearly all of the past 28 years. Those are preliminary disclosures so you understand that what I am about to say has nothing to do […]

Remembering the Pancho Villa Expedition 100 years later

By Rev. Bob Uzzel March 9, 2016 marked the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Pancho Villa Expedition. In 1913, a bloody civil war in Mexico brought General Victoriano Huerta to power. American President Woodrow Wilson despised the new regime, referring to it as a “government of butchers” and provided active military support to […]

Drive safely during spring break

Because of the sensational winter weather Ennis and much of Texas has enjoyed this year, it’s harder to differentiate between the chills of the coldest season and the spring that is arriving. Many flowering plants are blooming and many trees have shed their blossoms. But, one sure sign of spring is a week off from […]

Intriguing priority, timing of sheriff’s plans

Ellis County Commissioners have made a pair of interesting moves, each needed greatly and both will be governed by newly re-elected sheriff Johnny Brown. I like them both, but questions linger. One of them has been on the agenda for awhile and only recently got addressed – security at the historic Ellis County courthouse in […]

Taxing trappings of Obamacare

People who used the Affordable Care Act to obtain health insurance last year are now getting a look into how intrusive the law is in their lives. When one signs up for health insurance through the government, he or she is asked to estimate income for the following year. Based on that estimate, the person […]

Applaud downtown plan approval

The Ennis City Commission’s action to approve the proposed Downtown Master Plan should be applauded by the citizens. Downtown Ennis has been a focal point of development the last two years, after a tornado revealed to many what some had already recognized. The city needed a jump start in its central business district. To be […]

On The Side: Taking dreams to reality

There is a lot of talk about growth in Ennis these days. Private investors are working on several projects in the downtown area, setting the stage for some new businesses and new upper story residences. There are new homes going up in some subdivisions. Ennis Avenue has witnessed the construction of a new shared building […]

Disney trekking into social issues yet again; film offers muddled message

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Disney’s “Brave” will always be one of my favorite animated films. It’s a film that tackled sexism, a very adult issue, in a time during which many claim there is no issue at all. Zootopia tries to do the same thing, using animals – predators and prey – as an allegory for racism in today’s […]

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