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PRIDE backs community improvements

Big business? Small business? Organization or church? Club? Friend? Family? Any can nominate individuals for the PRIDE of ENNIS Awards to be presented this summer by The Ennis Daily News. The EDN annually publishes its four PRIDE special sections in late June, July and early August. PRIDE features progress made in the community and by […]

Sheriff issues warnings about barricades

This rainy, stormy weather has pretty much wreaked havoc over our county these past several weeks. We’ve experienced flooded roads, downed trees and power lines, at least one bridge out and numerous road repairs. Just this week, we’ve also had serious concerns raised over a couple of our local lakes. Your Ellis County Sheriff’s Office […]

Nominate people for Ennis PRIDE Awards


Two weeks remain for you to nominate people for The Ennis Daily News’ PRIDE of Ennis Awards. The EDN is taking nominations in the following categories: Entrepreneur of the Year Citizen of the Year Youth of the Year Senior Citizen of the Year Educator of the Year Employee of the Year Public Servant of the […]

Night life critical to future of downtown

The Ennis Main Street Board recently voted unanimously to seek an amendment to the city’s code of ordinances that would change the distance a business that serves alcohol in downtown has to be from a church. This should not be an issue. Ennis is beginning to invest heavily in downtown development. The businesses and potential […]

Have a cry with me, Rangers fans

I’m a big baseball fan. Really a big sports fan in general, but lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my team – the Rangers, what happened to them and how they seemingly went from being the most stacked team in the MLB to the worst team in the MLB. See the Justin Tubbs’ column […]

Thanks to coaches

Have you ever stopped to think about the role coaches play in the lives of young people, from children through teenagers? These are people who grab a clipboard and sling a whistle around their neck. Whether it’s coaching the cutest of the cute in T-ball, or perhaps they’re developing a defensive scheme that best suits […]

What about this weather?

It has been an unusually wet and cold spring. Exactly what North Texas has needed, but not what most prefer. And if we’re to believe Al Gore and the select scientists who believe the weather is our fault and that we cause it, then all of this precipitation is exactly what we ordered from the […]

Apologies to sanitation workers

To: City of Ennis Sanitation Workers Who Collect on Sundale St. From: Columnist I’m sorry. Really, I am. I know that pile in front of my seems to get larger every time you come by the place. I didn’t mean for that to happen. I thought I had thrown or given away most of the […]

Embarrassing voter turnout in Place 2

It’s a rare occurrence when an election results in a tie. That’s what happened in the Ennis Place 2 Commissioner race last Saturday, when incumbent Carolyn Frazier and challenger Marco Hernandez wound up with 50 votes each. A recount was underway on Tuesday to determine whether that would hold up. Most of the time, people […]

Support Relay, make more birthdays

If you haven’t heard already, Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park hundreds of people will be fighting cancer one step at a time – literally. Every year the Ennis community comes together for Relay For Life, an event that brings about awareness of cancer and rallies people together to raise money for a cure. The best […]

Fort Hood ceremony should have been unnecessary

For the most part, Friday was a special day at Fort Hood. It was also unnecessary. Five years ago, a U.S. Army officer became a traitor, engaging in an act of war by shooting unarmed personnel. He killed 13 people and injured another 31 in a mass shooting at the base in Texas. See the […]

Community happens at Youth Expo

On Saturday, the Ellis County Youth Expo will hold its sale of champions, starting at 12:30 p.m. It may seem to be a nondescript activity, however, it is a place where community happens. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the […]

Let’s be great hosts

With the advent of the bluebonnet bloom, the Farmers Market, the Motorplex season, and tourism in general, it’s time for all of us to remember that we are hosts. Whether you work a fast food window, the desk at a hotel, a gas station counter, an aisle at a big box store, or run your […]

The Masters vs. The Open

For many years, The Masters was my favorite golf tournament. But some years ago, The Masters became my second-favorite golf tournament. The Open Championship, in Great Britain, supplanted it. It might be heresy among the American golf community to say that what we have long called the British Open is a more favored event, but […]

Jack Sparrow’s compass

When tough times come in our life, too often we run toward those who don’t want what’s best for us, as though they love us. And we run away from those who love us as though they don’t know what’s best for us. Sounds a lot like young people. Bent on charting their own course, […]

Hanging our hat on work

America still holds tightly to many of the values that made this country great. One of them is a strong work ethic. You work, you eat.

It’s all about the hands and feet

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In high school, I had a friend named Nicole who gave all her time and effort to making her home and her town a better place. Even at 16 and 17 years old, she understood the importance of serving others and having pride in where you’re from. See Justin Tubbs’ column in the Ennis Daily […]

A version of ‘roughing it’

About a month ago, the airbed started being fickle. One morning, it was a little low, so I put in some air. The next morning, it was a little lower, so I put in more air. By the time that night rolled around, it was readily apparent the airbed was exhausted. Literally. See Brad Hicks’ […]

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 […]

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