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How dare you disagree with us

By Mark Warde One thing about the leaners-to-the-left, they are the only ones on the planet who have a valid opinion. So right are they in their views, that if you disagree, you are the bigot. You are intolerant. You should be forced by law to yield to their way of seeing things or lose […]

A funny thing happened on the scales

By Mark Warde Did you hear the one about the guy who stepped one of those talking scales? Yep, it actually announces your weight, audibly. So, the guy steps on and waits a moment, only to have the speaker say, “One at a time, please.” I have spent time at both ends of the spectrum […]

Video Extra: Odor fight good for baseball and its ‘code’

By Justin Tubbs Despite what ESPN analysts and players like Bryce Harper would have you to believe, there is still a code in baseball. At first glance, baseball is a confusing sport. You have a man trying to hit an elusive ball with a wooden stick. Then, if you hit the ball, you have to […]

Lawless bully grabs keys to restroom door

By Mark Warde A few days ago the Obama administration sent a letter to every public school district in America to inform them they must allow “transgender” students to use the bathrooms that matches their subjective gender identity. It is a lawless directive by the President. It is even signed by officials from the Justice […]

Flipping out over Ennis elections

By Mark Warde Being in town for just over two years now, grabbing hold of history and learning who’s who in the Bluebonnet City is a constant bit of lesson-learning. I hear plenty and have been told a lot; though trying to straddle the fence of objectivity became somewhat difficult over the past year. And […]

The magic number

It was interesting to note that outgoing Mayor Russell Thomas said the city needs more rooftops during a brief interview following his final City Commission meeting last Monday night. The phrase “more rooftops” is commonly used in reference to residential housing, something that’s been lagging in Ennis for quite some time. Based on statistics on […]

Keep moving the voter numbers up

This election is the most important one for Ennis in recent history. Saturday is Election Day, and Ennis voters who didn’t vote early should go to the polls to cast their vote. Mayor Russell Thomas has served as the leader of this great burg for the last 16 years. Since 2000, this town hasn’t seen […]

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 […]

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