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Golden Circle holds steer raffle drawing

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Golden Circle held its steer raffle on Friday, July 31. It was an exciting day there, as Dirk and Linda Crawford generously donated an 11-month-old steer as the grand prize. Ennis Mayor Pro-tem Matt Walker drew the winning ticket, and long-time Golden Circle member…. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to […]

Missions trip to Kenya impacts Ennis student

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Ennis native Jesse Roberts, a 2010 graduate of EHS, recently returned from his third international missions trip. He was in Kenya at the same time as president Barack Obama, though Roberts came for a much higher cause than Obama’s preaching politics to a soft audience. The 6’4 Roberts, who is entering his senior year at […]

Beats and Eats: Saturday concert at Sunset Market

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The final summer concert at the Sunset Market is set for downtown this Saturday on the corner of Knox and North Dallas streets. James Gilliland and his band, James G & The Sidestreet Cryers, will perform between 6-9 p.m. See the report in the Friday, Aug. 7, Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up […]

Lee Foundation ride set for Saturday


On Saturday at 1 p.m. bikers will meet to ride from Ennis to Dallas in an effort to raise awareness of motorcycles on the road. The ride will begin at 5075 W. Highway 34 in Ennis, just past the Lake Bardwell bridge, at the location where Lee Fincher’s life was tragically taken in a motorcycle […]

Quilters provide children aid in a bag

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When Child Protective Services has to remove a child from his or her home, the action is often swift, without much time to collect the kid’s necessities. Ellis County CPS investigative supervisor Katherine Jones explained that when children are accompanied from the scene with a toothbrush, a couple changes of clothes, and some pajamas, those […]

Anthony Drive Baptist turns 60

On Sunday, Aug. 9, Anthony Drive Baptist Church will celebrate its 60th anniversary. Sunday morning worship service will begin at 10:50 a.m. with Bro. Matt Walker bringing the message. Following the worship service, a luncheon will be served. All are invited to celebrate the occasion with the church.

Locals compete at SPJST state event


Ennis SPJST Lodge No. 25 will be represented at the SPJST Youth Achievement Day state competition in Temple on Saturday. The Slovanska Podporujici Jednota Statu Texas (Slavonic Benevolent Order of the State of Texas) will hold the event with competitors from seven districts throughout the state at Mayburn Convention Center. See the report in the […]

Rotary Club seeks members

One of the most present service organizations in Ennis is the Rotary Club of Ennis, and it is starting up its member drive to get more people involved. Each year the Rotary Club raises money and gives back to the community. The club’s most prominent fundraisers include the annual Polka Fest 5K Run and flag […]

Review: Ruthless! Puts the “Fun” in Dysfunction

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An ordinary, talentless housewife, a strong-willed, manipulative child “born to entertain,” and a glory seeking has-been longing to return to the spotlight, make up the delightfully dysfunctional dynasty of Ruthless! The Musical, Ennis Public Theatre’s latest production. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read […]

Taste of Ennis set for Sept. 24

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Helping Hands of Ennis has announced its annual fundraiser, the 23rd annual Taste of Ennis, will take place on Thursday, Sept. 24 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Located at 850 Interstate 45 alongside Frontage Rd in Ennis, the event is a major project for an organization known for its benevolence to thousands of people […]

Lions hold first district meeting of year

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District Lions Clubs held their first cabinet meeting of the year in Greenville on Saturday. In the photo are representatives from the Ennis Noon Lions Club as well as four foreign exchange students with the Julien C. Hyer program. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition […]

Three new Eagle Scouts in Ennis

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From left to right Brendan Hufnagel, Austin Spaniel, and Jacob Sullivan just received their Eagle Scout award on Sunday afternoon. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Club Note: Lummus Ladies Auxiliary Post 7106

The Jack Lummus Memorial Ladies Auxiliary Post 7106 is notifying all members it is time for the new year dues. We have not raised our dues in the 33 years we have been an auxiliary and we plan to keep it that way. Our goal is to support the VFW, veterans, and families of our […]

PRIDE of ENNIS Employee of the Year: Judy Hollingsworth

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Judy Hollingsworth received enough ballots to wear the 2015 badge, Employee of the Year, though her grandchildren might say she’s just doing for others what she does for us for free. The 73-year old dietary tech at Ennis Regional Medical Center has built a legacy with patients and hospital employees for over 35 years. She […]

PRIDE of ENNIS Pastor of the Year Award: Michael Howard

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Michael Howard received a host of nominations for Pastor of the Year, with most pointing out his knowledge of the scriptures, which he delves into, then distributes those Biblical truths weekly to those who attend Cowboy Church of Ennis. The term pastor is a Latin noun meaning shepherd. It is a verb it when someone […]

PRIDE of ENNIS Volunteer of the Year Award: Jesse DeLeon

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People that know Jesse DeLeon will tell you – he is one of the most dedicated individuals you will ever see. Whether at work or serving in the community, you can expect hard work and success out of him, which makes him a better-than-average worker and a superior volunteer. “If there’s something I have to […]

Celebrate 60th anniversary


Frankie and Wilma (Prachyl) Vrla celebrated their 60th anniversary at the St. Thomas Aquinas Saint Ann’s Hall in Dallas on June 14, 2015. The reception and catered dinner was hosted by their three sons and wives, David and Cindy, Darrell and Kathy, and Frank III and Kelly. The three daughters-in-law decorated the tables and tableware […]

EPT’s Ruthless! opens. Fame at any cost…

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“Relentless raillery” aptly describes Ennis Public Theatre’s newest production of Ruthless! The Musical. Debuting off-Broadway in 1992, Ruthless! spoofs the stereotypical self-absorbed actress and slays the audience with stinging satire. Family-friendly throughout (unless parents are concerned about giving their little ingénues any wicked ideas), this play offers campy musical fun guaranteed to entertain. For an […]

Three to be Eagles

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Boy Scout Troop 210 will award Brendan Hufnagel, Jacob Sullivan, and Austin Spaniel (above, left to right) the highest rank of Eagle Scout. The ceremony will be on Sunday, July 26, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. The event will be held in the sanctuary with a reception following.

Avenue Church expands to Ennis

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The Avenue Church, based in Waxahachie, has announced they are expanding with a new campus in Ennis. They have signed a long-term lease with Infinity Properties, who own Madison Hall, located at 906 S. Kaufman St. According to Kory Henry, who, along with his wife Belinda purchased the facility in 2004 when it was Confetti’s […]

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