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Revitalizing Downtown

The celebration surrounding the rebirth of the Emporium in downtown Ennis is worth it. Every good effort needs a kickoff and the hope to revitalize the community’s central business district needs visible reminders of what is possible. The possibilities were discussed when representatives of the Texas Historical Society came here a week ago to review […]

Endorphin bliss

What a joy it is to experience the dynamic of community. It comes in many forms and usually prompts an appreciative response. Home For the Brave, a hearty cast of men and women from Ennis, have poured much time, prayer and sweat to seeing a vision take literal form. See the report in the Ennis […]

Fate of the Mulkey-Loggins house

Unfortunately, some things simply can’t last. I hope I’m wrong. I hope someone proves me wrong, but efforts going toward moving the Mulkey-Loggins house, the oldest standing house in Ennis may be too meager. See the Justin Tubbs’ column in the March 26 Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and […]

The Recipe Box – File 13?

I bought the green recipe file when I entered the ninth grade. It was a generic, metal file, necessary for home economics class. It probably cost less than a dollar at V. J. Elmore’s Five & Dime. The usual suspects went into the file: Blonde Brownies, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Hot Chocolate, Sloppy Joes with […]

No way to treat a friend

America’s strongest ally has had plenty of reasons to trust their friends – the United States. Foreign aid has been provided, nearly $3 billion in grants annually. No country has received as much support from the USA since World War II. See Mark Warde’s column in the March 25 Ennis Daily News! Click here to […]

Slices of School Days

…There is always time for the issues of the day, but the events that happen in our schools pass by, don’t return, and create memories. The Ennis Daily News is trying to capture those moments, and it is doing so because of the great effort of the principals, teachers, counselors, librarians, secretaries and staff at […]

Pastoral love, prayer, support

Pastors are men or women, just like you. Most of them have the same kinds of problems as the congregation. But, there are times when a pastor needs human support, too. See Brad Hicks’s column in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Identifying the enemy

In 2011, the world watched as Egyptians rallied and overthrew the government, forcing elections that put the Muslim Brotherhood into power. It was a drastic change, fueled by talk of freedom. Within two years, the military took over the government to stabilize ever-increasing violence and chaos. More than ever, America needs quality information and leadership […]

A joy ride at 130 mph!

Take a ‘joy ride’ There are a lot of things you expect to do as a reporter, but what I did Thursday isn’t one of them. Yesterday, a guy who goes by the name of “Big Don” invited me out to the Motorplex. A word of advice: If a guy named Big Don invites you […]

Always good when citizens are involved

More than 300 people showed up at Ennis High School Tuesday night to hear about, read about, and express their opinions about a potential high-speed rail line proposed to run from Dallas to Houston. Will it make a difference? See the editorial in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition […]

Warm. Humid. Make your safety plan.

Ennisites know all too well that tornadoes can and do happen here. The evidence is still visible in downtown. And the weather this week – warm and humid – is a reminder that the season is upon us. See the editorial in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and […]

1975 Revisited

It has been forty years since 1975. Here are some of the highlights of what for me was a transitional year. On January 7, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) announced an increase in crude oil prices by 10%. See the Rev. Bob Uzzel’s column in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign […]

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

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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 […]

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