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Exemplary appeal is granted

Ennis Independent School District filed an appeal to the University Interscholastic League requesting to be moved from District 16 5A Conference to the District 14 5A Conference.

Hiring done, growth focus comes next

The search for a new city manager now over, Ennis leaders can focus on the community’s apparent and abundant opportunity.

Volunteers: Heart of Helping Hands

The Helping Hands of Ennis Board of Directors had their first meeting of the year in January.

Dreaming of a parade

Mayor Russell Thomas was optimistic Monday.

Use chance to cast your ballot early

Early voting, which begins in Texas on Tuesday, is a potent privilege in our toolkit for casting our ballots, a civic duty of the highest order. Still, to this day people of all backgrounds and socioeconomic positions will say they feel their vote makes no difference and forego the responsibility of their American citizenship. Click […]

Don’t let the Scouts leave empty-handed

Let’s think about love for others on this most appropriate of days for a moment today and prepare our to share that love through the Scouting for Food initiative by the Boy Scouts of America.

Weather lessons apparent

Not a week after I write 500 words about how much I love snow, half the country gets covered in yet another crippling snowstorm.

Smoking, CVS do not mix

CVS made an impressive choice when it decided to quit carrying tobacco and tobacco products and announced that move last week.

‘Magnolias’ is powerful

There’s a considerable problem for a theater company that takes on producing Steel Magnolias. It’s such a favorite.

Change is good in politics

Tre Bischof

Finally, it seems Ellis County politics is getting a little interesting. We’ve had contested races before, but it seems this year’s process is more active than most in recent memory. There haven’t been a lot of heated moments early on in these races, but with less than two weeks to go before early voting starts, […]

Key decision coming soon

Now Ennis nears its final decision on the three candidates who have progressed through the selection process in the search for its new city manager. The city manager system puts a distinct emphasis on the role of that administration in the application of city governance in this state, and Ennis has seen the work that […]

Foundation will make a difference

The time has long since come for the Ennis Independent School District to boast its own foundation — the kind of support structure that many of its peers in the area have for their educational efforts.

A few flurries aren’t enough

As I’m writing this right now, I keep going back and forth from my desk to the front door watching the small, ever-transient snow flurry coming down outside.

ISO rating drop is a boost for all

Now that the final assessment is in, we can extend our congratulations to the city of Ennis and its public safety departments involved in the reclassification of the community to a fire rating among select company in the nation.

Death hits detention center

In Hebrews 9:27 (KJV) we read, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment”.

First OKs are a step forward

Seeing the city’s first three historic preservation grants make it past the first round of approvals in the new downtown rehabilitation programs is a hugely reassuring development.

UIL jabs Ennis in the eye

The University Interscholastic League’s decision-making process makes no sense.

New manager will be getting sweet situation

As the 2013 financial report and audit made clear, Ennis is primed for the kinds of investments and improvements people of this community have been looking to see for a number of years.

Safety can’t be ignored this winter

The fire in Telico this week served as a jarring reminder of how important cold-weather safety and mindfulness can be.

New spirit comes to the EISD

My name is John Chapman, and I feel honored to be here in Ennis as the new superintendent of Ennis ISD. I would like to publicly thank the Board of Trustees for having the confidence in me to lead Ennis to be the best school district in the state and the nation.

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