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‘Southern Comforts’ opens season at Theatre Rocks!

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Gus Klingman is a quiet man. A quiet man who likes a lot of space in his home…and really hates the thunderous lightening storms that are so common in New Jersey. He is a widower of six years. Amanda Cross is a Southern Belle from Tennessee who likes to talk…needs to talk…about anything and everything. […]

New acting workshops and classes

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Phoenix Repertory Players have announced improvisational workshop opportunities in September for acting and dance. PRP couples the decision with a new goal of offering year-round opportunities for young actors and dancers. Established six years ago, the local not-for-profit youth theatre company has previously provided one large theatrical production each semester. See the report in the […]

Ennis First United Methodist hosting movie night

Many of the back-to-school events going on are just grim reminders to school children that their summers are nearing an end. But First United Methodist Church is looking to help some of those students with their back-to-school blues by throwing one last summer event on Aug. 22 at Veteran’s Memorial Park in an effort to […]

2015 PRIDE of ENNIS Medical Professional of the Year Award: Dr. Nicole Davis

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“Doctors are great, as long as you don’t need them.” The words of Edward E. Rosenbaum in his book, A Taste of My Own Medicine: When the Doctor Is the Patient, summarize the feelings many have about those in the medical profession. Unfortunately the immortal often require the doctoral services of those with both the […]

2015 PRIDE of ENNIS Senior Citizen of the Year Award: Marylyn Wylie

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Congratulations are in order for Marylyn Wylie. PRIDE of ENNIS 2015 Senior Citizen of the Year Award winner. The honor is warranted, according to the many nominations. Asked for a quote, the colorful and candid Wylie jokingly took exception to the title: “All you’re gonna get is a quote you can’t use.” Few people can […]

2015 PRIDE of ENNIS Distinguished Service Award: C.T. ‘Tom’ Abram


Accolades of PRIDE of ENNIS 2015 Distinguished Service Award winner, C.T. “Tom” Abram, are as long as they are impressive. The 82-year old is a longtime resident with a penchant for serving the city wherever there is a need. A nominator described him as an advocate for Ennis. “Tom is quick to jump in and […]

2015 PRIDE of ENNIS Youth of the Year Award: Alex Johnson

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Few 17-year-olds are tasked with as much as Alex Johnson, this year’s PRIDE of ENNIS Youth of the Year Award winner. This next year at school, he will make it to his junior-level classes, participate in AVID, a college prep program, and he will work his normal job at Pizza Hut. All the while, though, […]

2015 PRIDE of ENNIS Student of the Year Award: Madison Low

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Of the students in Ennis, Madison Low is one who stands out. It’s not because she is the loudest or the class clown; rather, Low sticks out as a model student for the way she excels in the classroom and the way she interacts with peers and teachers. “She was just a student that when […]

Comiskey daughter reflects on family, celebrates family reunion

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Before Mary Ludwig’s mother, Christina Comiskey, died in 1977, she had one request of her 10 children. “She told us ‘always stay in touch no matter what happens,” Ludwig said in an interview with the Ennis Daily News Thursday. So all of the Comiskey children, then adults, did stay in touch. In fact, they stay […]

Rotary scholarship recipients

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Rotary Club of Ennis recently presented students with scholarships, one of the many things the club does for the community. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

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 […]

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