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Getting thrills at Ennis’ Boot Hill

For more than 20 years Johnny Tobias has become a pro at being creepy. Every Halloween the 55-year-old, a supervisor at Polyguard, turns his home and lawn into a western cemetery called Boot Hill. For more on this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Fat man on a mission

When David Robinson of Amarillo stepped on the scale a year and a half ago, he said he didn’t believe the number he was seeing – 495 pounds. When crossed the finish line of the Monster Mash 5K Dash in downtown Ennis Saturday, he said his knees hurt and he was out of breath, but […]

Pet of the Week: Colby

Colby is a 10-month-old Rottweiler mix who is just a big goofball. Colby loves everyone he meets and plays well with other dogs. He is already neutered and current on all his vaccinations, micro-chipped, and heartworm negative. Colby will be at the Country Reporter Festival in Waxahachie Saturday and you can meet him and all […]

Pet of the Week: Asa

Asa is a 3-year-old spayed female Heeler mix, already micro-chipped and current on her shots. She is playful and affectionate and very well mannered. She seems to do well with most other dogs and really enjoys children so she would be a great addition to any family. For more information on Asa or any of […]

Church volunteers at Gingerbread House

Members of The Avenue Church joined in for a day of service at the Gingerbread House Sept. 25.

Ennis group provides water for Ugandans

In a world where more is said than what is actually done, a group of Ennis residents identified a need in East Africa, then responded by traveling over 7,000 miles to lend a hand. Get the details on this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Stay informed, subscribe today!

Pet of the Week: Tio

October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month and the Ellis County SPCA is having an adoption special: $25 off adoption fees for all dogs! Our Pet of the Week is Tio, a 2-year-old 20 lb Chihuahua mix. Tio is neutered, current on shots, heartworm negative and micro-chipped. He loves just about everyone including kids and […]

In remembrance of Fred Douglas Eldridge, Jr.

By Dr. Bob Uzzel Pastor, Wayman Chapel AME Church, Ennis, Texas Saturday September 24, 2016, I attended a memorial service for my long-time friend Fred Douglas Eldridge, Jr. at North Park Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church in Dallas.   During my pastorate at Macedonia African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Kaufman (1979-87), Fred and his wife […]

Pet of the Week: Lucy

Lucy is a 2 year old mastiff mix available for adoption through the Ellis County SPCA. She is already spayed and chipped, current on all her shots and heartworm negative. Lucy loves to play with dogs, and does well with cats and children. She is housebroken, knows how to sit, and is the best snuggler […]

New vision for historic church

Some of Rev. Booker T. Washington’s fondest memories are of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church. It’s where he met and married the love of his life, Shandra, now wed nearly 32 years. It was where he said he accepted Christ as his savior, right before shipping off to the Navy in 1981… The full details of […]

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Pet of the Week: Mason

Mason is a 2-3 year old shepherd mix. He is well mannered, laid back, and seems to do well with kids and other dogs. Mason is already neutered, current on his vaccinations, micro-chipped, and heartworm negative. He is a really great dog looking for a loving home. Come see Mason and all his dog and […]

Horses as healers

Amy Dojahn was having doubts when her 24-year-old horse, Faith died. The plan was for Faith to live about six more years, plenty of time for Amy and her husband, D.J., to get some use out of the retired therapeutic riding horse… Find the rest of this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The […]

Actors wanted for Myrtle Meander

“Calling all actors” is the cry from Ennis Public Theatre Director Shelley Aubrey as she plans another program for the popular Myrtle Meander tour. The Halloween-themed excursion, which benefits the Ennis Historical Society, takes place at Myrtle Cemetery on October 15, and will feature monologues by actors who will impersonate some of the well-known figures […]

Pet of the Week: Pudding

Pudding is a young adult male Great Pyrenees mix. He is a gentle giant at close to 80 lbs, and looking for a loving home. Pudding loves attention, hugs, and scratchies. He has all his vaccinations and is heartworm negative but still needs to be neutered and gain some weight. He should weigh well over […]

Pet of the Week: Lilly

Lilly is the Ellis County SPCA’s pet of the week. She is a gorgeous brown and orange tabby with white. At only about a year old she is spayed, current on her vaccinations, and micro-chipped. Sadly she tested positive for Feline Leukemia so she cannot live with other cats unless they too have Feline Leukemia […]

In remembrance of Mike Contreras, Jr.

By Dr. Bob Uzzel On Monday August 15, 2016, my wife Debra and I came to Waco for a very sad occasion—the funeral of Mike Contreras, Jr., my Baylor University roommate during the 1973-74 academic year and a close friend since that time. Mike was born on June 1, 1954 in Waco. He grew up […]

Pets of the Week: Ellie and Mayzie

Ellie and Mayzie are sisters (can be adopted separately) and are Cur/German Shepherd mixes. They are very sweet girls and about 6 months old. They are great with kids and already spayed, current on all their vaccinations and micro-chipped. For more information on Ellie and Mayzie or any of the other dogs and cats available […]

Pet of the Week: Shasta

Shasta is a 1 year old spayed female short haired Tortoiseshell cat. She was surrendered when her owner could no longer care for her. She has since been spayed, micro-chipped, and has gotten all her vaccinations and is now looking for another loving home. For more information on Shasta or any of the other dogs […]

Happy 90th birthday to Lucion Jessie

By Dr. Bob Uzzel Pastor, Wayman Chapel AME Church, Ennis, Texas On Saturday August 13, 2016, family and friends gathered to celebrate the 90th birthday of long-time Corsicana resident Lucion Jessie.  This joyous occasion was held at the Bears Den in Corsicana. Lucion Jessie, Jr. was born on August 14, 2016 in Embouse, Texas, the […]

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