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‘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.

Robinson was flat out wrong

Monday ‘s meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners Court was revealing, to say the least.

Fire leaves local family in dire need

Waking up to the sound of snapping boards and flames is a terrifying scenario for most any parent.

Relay needs our support to succeed

This week marked the official beginning of the Relay For Life in Ennis this year.

Big decisions take time

For a community that has been a dormant and quiet — waiting for its next ride — the changing of the guard is an inevitable spur in the flank.

Rate hike is burdensome

The National Newspaper Association came out a few days ago joining a coalition of postal workers and suppliers in opposition of a Dec. 24 decision by the Postal Regulatory Commission to raise the postal rate by 6 percent. We’re with them, for a number of reasons. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and […]

Market, YMCA needed

Tre Bischof

One of the biggest complaints we hear about Ennis is about things to do.

Coordinator post could yield benefits

We can see the appeal for reasoned action in the Greater Ennis Development Alliance’s request for the city of Ennis to hire a downtown development coordinator.

Principal serves well

Congratulations are due to Principal Ryan McCabe as this year’s winner of the Lovie Boyd Community Service Award from Unity in the Community.

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