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Recycle the Easy Way

At Monday’s Ennis City Commission meeting, there was discussion about options for a new recycling program. The options were detailed in Tuesday’s edition of the Ennis Daily News. City Manager Chuck Ewings was on target with his statement that, “You don’t do (a recycling program) to make money. You do it because it’s the right […]

Fight fear with reason

Another week gone by, another week full of Ebola panic.

Try to see both shows

The last few weeks has offered area residents a choice between two plays in our town, each by skilled theatrical groups.”Leading Ladies” and “A Bad Year for Tomatoes” will both be on stage this weekend.

Words can give flight

In a world where Red Bull jingles can give flight to lawsuits, Thursday’s turnout for author Ron E. Moore’s narratives and book signing spoke volumes to the power of the pen. Or the lure of Bubba’s barbecue.

No need to fear Ebola in America

Let’s get this out of the way quickly: settle down. You’re probably not going to get ebola.

Take time for tax hike forum

Thursday night will mark the last public forum before the Nov. 4 general election, when, among other ballot items, voters will make a decision regarding two sales tax proposals that could result in a .5-cent sales tax hike. This also means the last chance for voters to inquire with city commissioners’ about the proposals.

Boon benefit a unique function

There’s a number of worthwhile causes to get behind in our community.

Commission should grow up

At some point throughout the summer I started covering the Ennis City Commission more thoroughly while new Managing Editor Mark Warde took over covering the Ellis County Commissioners Court.

Public input still needed

To say the attendance was poor at Tuesday nights public forum regarding the two sales tax proposals local voters will consider in November would be quite an understatement.

Make plans for Taste of Ennis

Early totals show the Helping Hands annual fund-raiser, Taste of Ennis, will have one of its most successful years in quite some time.

Fan Fest a change of pace for Ennis

Wednesday night’s Fan Fest event downtown was definitely a hoot, right up until a sudden downpour sent onlookers and exhibitors scrambling for the nearest cover.

Motorplex revving up local fans

Ennis is known for a handful of great things, all of them related to the ground; bluebonnets, the polka dance, trains, football and drag racing. The latter two are currently in the spotlight.

Take time for Market Saturday

We’ve preached time and time again about the good that’s done by the local non-profit agency the Greater Ennis United Way.

It’s time for Goodell to go

Publisher Tre Bischof sent me an email earlier this week suggesting I write about Ray Rice, and the NFL’s culture of violence that enables people like him to commit the horrible acts they do and not only keep their jobs, but maintain their popularity among their fanbase.

Remember those lost on 9-11

This many years afterward, the events of Sept. 11, 2001 have become a generational stamp of sorts.

Plugging into the electric ‘E’

When the Lions take to their home field on Friday against Denton’s Guyer High School, two of the state’s best teams will go head-to-head.

Keep the Lights on

I may not like Christmas, but I love the Lights of Ennis.

Vidrine, Bartolic exemplify giving nature of Ennis

You don’t have to be a native of Ennis, to understand its needs.

Healthy options growing in Ennis

Ennis seems to be getting a little healthier. Or at least there are attempts by many of us to decrease our waist size.

Rotarians step up to the plate

It’s wonderful to see the residents of Ennis helping one another. We’ve written numerous columns and editorials on the subject in the past.

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