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Lighting up Ennis

Starting tonight, it’s going to look a lot more like Christmas in Ennis. The Lights of Ennis celebration begins in downtown this evening and runs throughout the month. The Ennis Junior High Ensemble Band performs at 5 p.m. at North Dallas and Knox streets. Three hours for children to make Christmas crafts are set aside […]

MADD mission is worthwhile

Thursday, Dec. 3, is the National Day of Remembrance, as organized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Since 1980, MADD has fought tirelessly against drunk driving, aiming to save lives and serve people. To culminate the organization’s 35th anniversary, MADD is hosting a National Day of Remembrance on Dec. 3, with events taking place in cities […]

Having a say

Elected officials often forget that, for some citizens, attending a government meeting or actually speaking at a government meeting can be intimidating. It’s not that the elected officials are necessarily intimidating, it’s that the venue is generally unfamiliar. Most people don’t like public speaking, don’t commonly stand before of a group of people elevated above […]

Are non-customers always right?

Are non-customers always right? What people want, they want. For instance, earlier this week, we received a telephone call from a nice lady who wanted us to give her the Black Friday ads that were published in the Ennis Daily News. That would have been fine – if it hadn’t been Tuesday. The ads had […]

Do you grant or deny verbal gifts? Everyone expresses thanksgiving and gratitude differently; some do it a plenty, others – not so often. How old you are can affect the ways you declare it. When children show they honor you, they hug your leg. Teenagers do it by toilet-papering your home. Adults send a gift […]

Shop Small this Saturday

OK. So you’ve gone out and had your Black Friday fun. You were bumped into, beaten to the gift, left standing in line, waited forever for brunch, and burned your fingers on your credit card. Time for some sanity. Go “Shop Small” on Saturday.   See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <a href=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click […]


By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor – and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint […]

Taking care of amenities

  If you want people to move to your town, providing them with good experiences is important. Swimming pools, disc golf courses, bowling alleys, hiking and biking trails, skate parks, movie theaters, stage productions, farmers markets, golf courses, basketball courts, live entertainment, restaurant options, community bands and choirs, parks, shopping – they all add to […]

2 1/2 Tubbs of popcorn; The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

2 ½ Tubbs of popcorn One of the personas of Jennifer Lawrence’s character, Katniss Everdeen, throughout “The Hunger Games” series is the Girl on Fire, the sign of a savior in an approaching revolution. The final installation in the series could be described as a movie on fire, or rather, one you would probably prefer […]

Heeding Chris Rock’s advice about police

Mark Warde I must be like an old oak tree, because lightning is attracted to me. Maybe I draw them like moths to a flame or my mom to the day-old bread store. It has become overwhelmingly obvious that, apparently, I emit the smell of a donut because police officers are drawn to me like […]

Thanksgiving fun, and change

  The basement of my maternal grandparents’ farm home was the place for kids. At least it was at Thanksgiving. That basement seemed enormous. A kitchen, big dining table, living zone with a TV, pool table, bathroom, and Grandpa’s office were places we kids enjoyed. The cougar skull on Grandpa’s roll top desk was always […]

Watch what you say, type, no matter where you are

A suburban Houston man apparently posted a message on social media that he planned to “shoot up a mosque.” Someone in New Jersey saw it. Now the Texas man, arrested at his job at the Sugar Land Municipal Airport, is in the Fort Bend County jail, charged with making a terroristic threat. It’s a third-degree […]

Border security a must in wake of French attacks

It is an ironic twist that a terrorist attack in France – which gave the United States its most visible gift of freedom in the Statue of Liberty – would result in refugees and immigrants being turned away from our shores. But that is the likely outcome when it comes to Syrian and other Middle […]

Social power of sports – good

From any rational train of thought, sports are over-emphasized. People are paid over-the-top amounts of money for making tackles, baskets, goals, etc. The original reality television, sports draw millions of viewers night after night, time that perhaps could be spent in a more productive manner. That’s an acknowledgment to non-sports fans who just don’t understand […]

Only Republicans can find…

Brad Hicks [email protected] The National Republican Committee is championing the bold step it took Friday. In the wake of last Wednesday’s presidential candidate forum in Colorado, the NRC said it would no longer partner with NBC television networks on its future debates. Only can Republicans wave a white flag and call it bravery. But, I […]

Develop rules for dones, soon

The EDN Sunday Editorial It wasn’t news that a drone fell from the sky and landed in a yard in North Texas. The flying units have become more common and accidents are going to happen. It was news that it fell into the yard of the local district attorney. See the report in the Ennis […]

I scream for November 2

Marke Warde [email protected] Cheer up, Bunkie. It’s been so long that I don’t even pay attention when I go into Spring Creek BBQ. You know what I’m talking about. We’re lured in for their chicken, barbecue and sausage. Most won’t admit it, but those rolls have a warmth and an aroma that has to be […]

Debate was great TV and great politics

Wednesday night’s Republican debate was great television. Too often, political events such as these are staged. Sure, there have to be rules and some order, but the American people learn so much more when the moderators lose control of it. That’s what happened at times during the made-for-TV presentation by CNBC. …Perhaps the most interesting […]

Upset fans have Lions’ backs

By Brad Hicks There were more than a few folks upset Friday night after Ennis lost a coin flip – and the football game – to Lufkin. Perhaps you have been hiding under a rock during the recent deluge and don’t know it, but the lightning associated with Friday’s foul weather just wouldn’t quit, so […]

Clinton’s disqualifying statement

By Brad Hicks Let’s state for the record the 2016 presidential election is about the preservation or deconstruction of the Second Amendment. Incidents at Sandy Hook, Charleston, Aurora, Fort Hood, Umpqua, and too many others over the past decade have led to it. …. This set the stage for what former First Lady and Secretary […]

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