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Action plans, funding needed to preserve history

The case of the Mulkey-Loggins house in Ennis points to an important aspect of historic preservation. It takes planning. See the editorial in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Oh, no, not DeMarco…!

Really? Who wouldn’t go for an extra $18 million? You? Maybe the guy holding on Line 3? See Brad Hicks’ On the Side in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Save the Mulkey-Loggins house

You have the chance to step up and save a part of this town’s history. Ennis is nearly 150 years old, and for almost the entire 150 years, the Mulkey-Loggins house has sat on the property once known as the Mulkey estate. By now, most of you know that house, which sits in the Walmart […]

This city has a plan

The late Winston Churchill was a leader who became a great leader by his courage and vision to lead during difficult times. America could use one like him in every president. Evidence A of a strong visionary move was witnessed this week when the Ennis Economic Development Corporation, under the leadership of Marty Nelson, purchased […]

Will you save this old house?

History is important. New development is important. Who is out there to give the Mulkey-Loggins house life for the next century? See the editorial in the March 11 Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

I know what’s important…

When I was a young writer, I was particularly proud of those pieces which were hard-hitting on local matters… However, very few people ever offered any feedback on those topics. When I wrote about my kids, well, that was a whole different story. People of all ilk made comments. But… No columns ever elicited the […]

Disc Golf Course will be a draw

The announcement last week that Ennis is going to have an 18-hole disc golf course is welcome. As important is the idea that Ennis is developing recreation. Our community needs to be ever planning to address those types of demands, as part of its economic development and community development efforts. Read the full editorial in […]

Returning to Teague


Teague, Texas is located at the junction of U.S. Highway 84, State Highway 179, and Farm Roads 80 and 145, nine miles southwest of Fairfield in western Freestone County. The area was first settled around the time of the Civil War. During the latter half of the nineteenth century, a small community known as Brewer […]

Drinking – with cats

Nobody has to drink alone anymore – at least, not people with friends… or cats. I ran across an article recently about a new product called Nyan Nyan, which translates to “Meow Meow” in English, but essentially, it’s a Japanese wine for cats. It’s not really wine. It’s cabernet grape juice infused with catnip. Though, […]

Inevitable spring overcomes wintry farewell

The delay of spring may be maddening, but there is good news. It will arrive. For as long as anyone can recall, like the other three seasons, spring has been a perennial scion to winter. North Texas has been in the throes of a delayed arrival of spring over the past 10 days. And if […]

Recycle the Easy Way

At Monday’s Ennis City Commission meeting, there was discussion about options for a new recycling program. The options were detailed in Tuesday’s edition of the Ennis Daily News. City Manager Chuck Ewings was on target with his statement that, “You don’t do (a recycling program) to make money. You do it because it’s the right […]

Fight fear with reason

Another week gone by, another week full of Ebola panic.

Try to see both shows

The last few weeks has offered area residents a choice between two plays in our town, each by skilled theatrical groups.”Leading Ladies” and “A Bad Year for Tomatoes” will both be on stage this weekend.

Words can give flight

In a world where Red Bull jingles can give flight to lawsuits, Thursday’s turnout for author Ron E. Moore’s narratives and book signing spoke volumes to the power of the pen. Or the lure of Bubba’s barbecue.

No need to fear Ebola in America

Let’s get this out of the way quickly: settle down. You’re probably not going to get ebola.

Take time for tax hike forum

Thursday night will mark the last public forum before the Nov. 4 general election, when, among other ballot items, voters will make a decision regarding two sales tax proposals that could result in a .5-cent sales tax hike. This also means the last chance for voters to inquire with city commissioners’ about the proposals.

Boon benefit a unique function

There’s a number of worthwhile causes to get behind in our community.

Commission should grow up

At some point throughout the summer I started covering the Ennis City Commission more thoroughly while new Managing Editor Mark Warde took over covering the Ellis County Commissioners Court.

Public input still needed

To say the attendance was poor at Tuesday nights public forum regarding the two sales tax proposals local voters will consider in November would be quite an understatement.

Make plans for Taste of Ennis

Early totals show the Helping Hands annual fund-raiser, Taste of Ennis, will have one of its most successful years in quite some time.

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