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Help visitors enjoy the trails experience

With bluebonnets beginning to show and the Bluebonnet Trails tourism crush set to begin in our community, let’s be straight.

Reading help always needed

Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman said at the Ennis Rotary Club on Tuesday that he and his administrators are considering adding additional reading interventionists at each elementary school campus to address literacy issues. It’s welcome news that anyone with a stake in the local community should be pleased with.

EISD adopts new data system

Due to the increasing academic demands placed on students, districts have to become cohesive with regards to data management while monitoring student progress.

Speed bumps Make sense at Lions Drive

The installation of speed bumps on Lions Drive is a step in the name of safety that has been a long time coming.

New head of elections is proven

Ellis County’s Commissioners Court seems to have made the right choice in its elections administrator.

Coach on the case in Ennis

The Retail Coach has some interesting plans for working in Ennis to promote development of our retail sector.

Jail needs full staff

We agree with the assessment by the county judge that understaffing the jail is not the right approach to managing that important county responsibility.

YMCA delivers essential need

Getting kids active is something school systems have struggled to do in recent years.

Be a reformed worrier

I admit it … back in the day … I worried. About everything. But even at the height of my worrying, I wasn’t one of those who shared my worries with most people. I just worried in silence.

Taking down walls lifts our spirits

The obstruction of Ennis Avenue continues to slowly clear.

Get a trim at Lion Styles

I’ve done some scary stuff in this line of work.

United Way needs you

The Greater Ennis United Way had a tough year. Drops in donations put a damper on some really tremendous efforts by those charged with raising funds for our local UW. This has made for some tough decisions by the GEUW Board, of which I’m a member. Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to hear […]

Hazard study is a good step

Knowing what kind of potentially dangerous materials are traveling around the transit lines of our county seems like it would be a no-brainer, a kind of regulation that makes perfect sense for a county’s safety. The Ellis County Local Emergency Planning Committee should have access to this information, but it doesn’t right now. We don’t […]

District shares resources for local taxpapers

The information published in today’s edition about the rights of property owners in regard to tax law is valuable for every homeowner, business owner or person considering the step of purchasing a home. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Agricultural outreach is valuable

In some ways it’s fascinating it takes an event like Ag in the Classroom to illuminate the role that agricultural production plays in our lives for students in a largely rural community.

Hopes high for a good season

We’ve heard tell that bluebonnet season could be a solid one this year despite the freeze earlier this month.

Market coming at right time

Efforts to improve upon the offerings of the Ennis Farmer’s Market are driving a level of enthusiasm that will make April that much more of an awesome month in this community this year. Not only is the Bluebonnet Trails season opening for our enjoyment, with its associated festival coming on April 12-13, the end of […]

Education Foundation’s first benefit a success

The team who put together the first benefit for the Ennis ISD Education Foundation has taken an important initial step for the nonprofit group’s efforts to help drive improvements in education.

Heart of Ennis on display

Our town’s reaction to Sunday’s icy weather, and the havoc it wreaked on travelers passing our fair city should be a source of pride for everyone who calls Ennis home. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

A fond farewell

Parting is such sweet sorrow … but not as sweet as kolache I have foundered myself on during my short stay here in my beloved Ennis. It may take butter and a crow bar to get me into my convertible and headed east back to my current home of Alabama. I have packed as much […]

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