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South Carolina Durham visits Wayman Chapel

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In 2012, I visited Fairfield County, South Carolina, where I conducted research for my fourth book The Durhams of Fairfield: An African American Genealogy. See the Rev. Bob Uzzel’s column in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Goode headed for 98

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L.T. Goode grew up in Corsicana, Texas, and still resides in Heritage Oak Retirement Village. He is 97 years of age. On April 10, 2015, he will be 98 years young. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

An Act of Faith

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Although Sandra Wakefield has only lived in Ennis for nine years, that’s long enough to call it home. The local actress’s impressive background has taken her far afield; she was a director of the Miss Arizona Pageant, was nominated for a Kennedy Center honor for her work in the performing arts, and lived for a […]

Tips for traveling with pets

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With spring break upon us, and summer vacations right around the corner, it’s time to start planning your much-needed getaways. Whichever destination you choose, having your pet by your side makes it even more enjoyable. However, there are some important things to consider before letting your furry family member tag along. See the report in […]

What does Dodson do after public service?

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Having been known as a fixer upper for most of his life, Bill Dodson will never become a fixture. The retired 71-year old recently ended two four-year terms as an Ellis County Commissioner. Just don’t expect him to wear out the recliner in his home. The seat in his maroon pickup truck has a better […]

Garden Club promotes spring plans

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The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1191 held its monthly meeting at the Grand Ennis Buffet on Tuesday. Special guest Anne Anderson spoken on behalf of the Ennis Garden Club. Her report was informative and presented both the club’s past – it was founded in Ennis in 1947, and its future vision. […]

Wildflower walk at Kachina Prairie

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A little more than a month away, the annual Bluebonnet Trails Festival is set for April 18 and 19 in downtown Ennis, but this year, the Ennis Garden Club has some new tricks up its sleeve. Along with the annual Antique Auto Show, live music going on downtown, and the ritual photo-shoots in the bluebonnets, […]

Gospel music event Sunday at SAGU

Ellis County Singers have extended an invitation to local communities to attend a Southern Gospel Celebration at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, in the Sheaffer Center on the campus of Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and […]

NARFE Chapter Meets

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1191 held its monthly meeting at the Grand Ennis Buffet on Tuesday. Special guest Anne Anderson spoken on behalf of the Ennis Garden Club. Her report was informative and presented both the club’s past – it was founded in Ennis in 1947, and its future vision. […]

Teen Divergent Party at library now March 12

“Teens, need something to do during Spring Break? The Ennis Public Library’s Teen Divergent Party has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 12, from 2-3 pm. It had been postponed due to bad weather. Teens in 7th-12th grades can come take the Faction Test and do fun activities related to their factions. Call 972-875-5360 to sign […]

What pet is the cutest?

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In its Sunday edition, the Ennis Daily News publishes photos of entries in its Pet Contest. Sign in or subscribe to the paper to see the paper to see who won! “Punkin” (pictured) was one of the many entries. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Noted author, educator recalls the Ennis of his youth

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An EHS grad who’s made good still fondly remembers his hometown. Dr. Mark Busby of the class of ’63 is now an author and English professor but his memories of the Bluebonnet City are as vivid as ever; they’ve also contributed to his literary repertoire. “Many of my memories of Ennis are dramatized in my […]

Ellis County Cinderella winners crowned

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A large and enthusiastic crowd braved the cold weather to watch many Cinderella contestants compete at Jack Lummus Intermediate School Saturday, Feb. 28. The contestants were vying for the privilege of representing Ellis County at the 2015 Texas State Cinderella finals to be held in Houston in June. The winners will compete for scholarships in […]

‘Murder Room’ is coming soon

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Director Shelley Aubrey has issued an invitation to the Ennis Public Threatre’s production of “The Murder Room.” The two act play, now in rehearsal, is a mystery farce, says Aubrey. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

New members at Rotary

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New Rotarians, from right, Tre Bischof, Jesse DeLeon and Becky McCarty received their Rotary Club certificates and packets from Greer Yeldell at Tuesday’s Rotary Club meeting at First United Methodist Church.

Golden sweethearts honored

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Members of the Ennis Christian Ministers Association have reported their annual Golden Sweetheart Banquet was a great success. Held at First United Methodist Church, there were approximately 100 people on hand who were celebrating at least 50 years of marriage to the same spouse. R.S. And Dorothy Pierce, who celebrated 74 years of marriage in […]

McCabe is Good Citizen

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Kayla McCabe, senior at Ennis High School, is the winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Essay contest. She is the daughter of Ryan and Lanna McCabe. Kayla’s counselor described her with the word “WOW.” Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Friends create opportunity to help after surgery

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Staying up late into the night in the emergency room with her friends last Tuesday, Stefanie McGrath, a single mother and director for a temporary homeless shelter, had reason to fear for her life. Now, the local non-profit director is in need of help from the community she serves every day by giving homeless and […]

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