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Ennis Public Theatre K.I.D.S. Auditions set

K.I.D.S. Auditions

Ennis Public Theatre K.I.D.S. is proud to announce auditions for JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH and the teen production of THE YELLOW BOAT. Auditions are scheduled for this weekend, April 18-19. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Ennis author’s Christian novels are redefining the genre

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A local pastor’s wife has started her own ministry of a kind, a literary one that complements her husband’s work, yet charts her own Christian course. Tammy L. Gray, wife of Tabernacle Baptist Church’s Pastor Todd Gray, and mother of three young children, has found her creative destiny as a writer, incorporating traditional morals and […]

Children’s Advocacy Center having cruise-liner fundraiser

Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Texas Chapter XXI, is sponsoring a benefit cruise for the Gingerbread House children’s advocacy center. Reservations piloted by our group fundraising travel specialist, Debbie Fuqua with DG Promotions, are being taken now for the seven-day Western Caribbean cruise, which departs Feb. 21, 2016, from Galveston, Texas. See the report […]

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast benefitting Ennis students

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The First Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be a beautiful picture of a community coming together. Slated for May 2 at Tabernacle Church in Ennis, the doors will open at 8:15 a.m. for the first-ever event of its kind in Ennis, according to Mayor Pro Tem Matt Walker. See the report in the Ennis Daily […]

CrossFit has special workout Saturday

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As a celebration of the Easter season, members of one local fitness group will be doing something other than stuffing their faces with deviled egg this Saturday. At 10 a.m., Saturday, at Refiners Fire Ministries, CrossFit Ellis, a group that meets in Ennis, will be partaking in a special Workout of the Day, or WOD […]

A Home for the Brave – Man behind the uniform

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Many adjectives come to mind when you meet Cody Jones, a disabled Marine veteran, but wounded isn’t one of them; strong-willed, funny and opinionated, maybe, but if you didn’t see his prosthetic leg it’s likely you wouldn’t even realize he is disabled. However, at only 24 years old, Jones, the future recipient of a brand-new […]

Helping Meals on Wheels

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Employees of Polyguard delivered Meals-On-Wheels routes in Ennis on Thursday as part of the March for Meals program done nationwide.

Fowler to speak at NARFE

Jon Fowler, an Ellis County resident, who will speak about his Cherokee and Cheyenne heritage and culture at the next NARFE meeting. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Stamping for literacy

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The Alpha Alpha chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, a professional honorary Society of women educators, created cute baby “onesies” with rubber stamping techniques. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Barton a ‘woman of distinction’ by H-E-B

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Chances are, if you get out at all, you’ve probably seen Courtney Barton. You likely could have seen her while checking out at H-E-B, as she was there swiping your produce and giving you a smile as she handed you a receipt. It could be that you are one of the people whose life she […]

Murder Most Muddled

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Ennis Public Theatre presents yet another hit with “The Murder Room.” Set in the quaint Bynewood Cottage, replete with secret passages and trap doors, the play proceeds rapidly from opening scene to finale. Subtitled “A Mystery Farce in Two Acts,” the production lives up to its billing. Family-friendly throughout, it offers non-stop plot twists, humor […]

Students cited for patriotism

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At a time when patriotism is sometimes lost or simply forgotten by younger generations, there are still plenty of young Americans who grasp the ideals of democracy and freedom – and what each cost. On Sunday, Ennis Junior High and High School students were recognized at a District Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) meeting for […]

Kids Beach Club celebrates greatest treasure

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Kids Beach Club, an after-school program for elementary students in Ennis ISD, celebrated Treasure Day on Thursday. Students received new Bibles and were taught God’s word is the greatest treasure. See Justin Tubbs’ report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

‘Greatest Week’ revival in Ennis

“The Greatest Week in History” revival is being held in Ennis at the Friendship Baptist Church, 1101 S. Hall St. It will be held Sunday, March 29, at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., and then Monday through Wednesday, March 30-April 1, at 6:30 p.m. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to […]

Lions host mobile eye clinic

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Lion Dr. Alexander Weir checking a student’s glasses prescription at the recent Lions Club Mobile Eye Clinic at Tabernacle Church. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

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 […]

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