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oice of Democracy, Patriot’s Pen scholarship competitions open

The Veterans of Foreign Wars is accepting entries for the 2015-16 VFW Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen scholarship competitions. The deadline for student entries in both contests is Nov. 1. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Name change for former VFW Ladies Auxiliary

What has been known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary has a new name. According to Pat Sutton of Ennis, president of the Jack Lummus Memorial VFW Post in Ennis, the name is now the Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign […]

MTC launches free classes, new radio

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More Than Conquerors School of Theology, located on South Clay Street in Ennis, has announced a fall line-up of free courses for area adults. In 2012 Dr. J. David Ford purchased the former Claystone Health Care Center and has turned the facility into a hub of Christian education. Starting next week MTC will offer three […]

Bro. Paul Gauntt Pastor at First Baptist Church Palmer

First Baptist Church of Palmer is pleased to announce that Bro. Paul Gauntt has accepted the position as pastor. Bro. Paul preached his first sermon as pastor on Sunday, September 13, 2015. Bro. Paul Gauntt Pastor at First Baptist Church Palmer

Do you still believe in miracles?

Do you still believe in miracles, or did you ever believe at all? We have all had our doubts about whether miracles really occur or ever did happen at all. But if you are a true believer then you probably do believe or always believed. Well I’m 59 years old and I always thought that […]

Be The Church: Avenue takes on hefty county community service project

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The Avenue Church is new to town, and they’re offering a fresh new look at how church is done. “It’s something that started around four years ago for us,” local Avenue campus pastor Zach Wright said in an interview Thursday. “We were finding some more ways we could be serving in our community, and we […]

What is Truth?

And Pilate said to Jesus, “What is truth?” Pilate, the authority for Caesar in Palestine, was face to face with the prisoner Jesus of Nazareth: the person and his fate. In the moment, Jesus referred to himself in grand terms: “My kingdom is not of this world. “ “You have no authority over me to […]

Amber Perez brings love to the art of cooking

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A former Sokol cooking instructor hasn’t forsaken her culinary finesse or her teaching ability, and local kids are glad of it. Amber Perez combines her preference for down-home kitchen favorites with a passion for encouraging young cooks in the classes she will now host in her own home, starting the second week of this month. […]

Auditions for Shrek the Musical set

Ennis Public Theatre K.I.D.S. is proud to announce that auditions will be held for Shrek The Musical, sponsored by Ennis State Bank, on Saturday, September 19 at 2705-C N. Kaufman St., Ennis, TX. Audition registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with auditions lasting until 12:30 p.m. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click […]

Ennis Mason Tom Little honored by Order of DeMolay

The Order of DeMolay is an international organization for young men ages 12 to 21 sponsored by the Masonic Lodge. DeMolay derives its name from Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar who was burned at the stake as a martyr to loyalty and toleration on March 18, 1314. See the report in the Ennis Daily […]

Jesus did all that for Me?

In our society today there is much that vies for our attention, even for our allegiance and worship. Paul’s prayer for the Colossian Church is applicable for us today. “We have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom […]

Valek serves Fulbright Program in Czech Republic

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Ennis native and University of Texas student, Catherine Valek, was accepted into the very prestigious Fulbright Program. She was one of 10 fellowship recipients nationwide to  represent the U.S. and to foster cultural exchange in the Czech Republic for a year.  See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for […]

Sokol youth win top honors

Two Ennis Sokol youth members distinguished themselves on the National Sokol Stage this summer. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Preview: Always a Bridesmaid at EPT

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Venturing into a realm ripe for ribbing, Ennis Public Theatre takes on the wedding institution in Always a Bridesmaid. Making its world premiere in 2013 at the Runway Theatre in Grapevine, Texas, this play portrays the consummation of prom-night promises made by four friends to always be in the others’ weddings. See the report in […]

What a little movie can do

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Last weekend’s Movie Night at the Park, hosted by First United Methodist Church’s Word Class at Ennis Veterans Park, was a hit, drawing more than 60 members and guests for what is planned as an annual event, raising funds for FUMC youth group activities. On Saturday, young and old alike watched Sony Pictures’ When the […]

To wed in Houston

Natalie Keiller and John Long of announce their engagement and approaching marriage. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Chapman shares EISD goals at Lions Club

Largest of all Ennis service organizations, the Ennis Lions Club kicked off the new school year by inviting Dr. John Chapman, III, superintendent of the EISD as guest speaker at this week’s luncheon. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the […]

Ennis Golden Circle is haven of fun for senior citizens

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The Ennis Golden Circle Activity Center, still going strong after nearly four decades, promises to remain as popular with local senior citizens under the management of Jean Nelson as it was during Mary Nell Glaspy’s 17-year tenure as director. “She left me some big little shoes to fill!” Nelson laughed. “Anyone who knows Mary Nell, […]

‘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 […]

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