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Noon Lions recognize students

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The Ennis Noon Lions Club met Wednesday at Tabernacle Church, where a number of students were recognized for academic achievements this past school year. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

‘The Traveling Lady’ at Theatre Rocks

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Another voyaging soul set in motion by Horton Foote will reappear on the stage of Theatre Rocks! In Ennis. Just as Mrs. Carrie Watts, the dauntless heroine of “The Trip to Bountiful” is preparing to board her last bus, along comes Mrs. Georgette Thomas (Samantha Green), a younger but likewise indomitable woman, seeking to put […]

Local minister contributes original music to motion picture film and soundtrack.

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JCFilms, a Christian movies producer, has released its latest is a film called ONE CHURCH, starring former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch – and a song by an Ennis man. Brandon Hixson, the worship pastor at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Ennis, had his original composition, “Only By His Grace”, placed in the film’s soundtrack. See […]

Southern Gospel artist coming to Ennis

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Southern Gospel recording artist Gordon Mote performed a concert at Anthony Drive Baptist Church in Ennis a couple of years ago, and he is returning on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21. The concert is free and will begin at 7 p.m. Few artists possess a more impressive resume than Gordon Mote. And few artists have […]

New pastor is in tune and in step

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Grace Lutheran Church introduced their new pastor, Steve Dygert, last month. His past is so well-versed as a jazz musician that he feels with his feet. Though his birthplace, Omaha, is not known as a musical hot spot, he found plenty enough to collect two degrees, including a masters of music at the University of […]

Culture Shock

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As high school seniors prepare for their day in cap and gown, some local college grads are also celebrating their academic achievements and looking forward to pursuing the careers of their dreams. One Ennis girl, Sunnie Nesuda, former manager for the popular Doves’s Nest restaurant, has her sights set on a museum job, having recently […]

Rotarian holding annual Cancer Memorial Golf Tournament

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Rotarian Al Boon announced the date for the Boon family’s annual Cancer Memorial Golf Tournament. He spoke about his late older brother, E.K. Boon. He mentioned the fact that his brother was a man’s man, a lady’s man and a veteran. He survived three injuries sustained in the Vietnam War, but cancer ultimately took his […]

New Hope Church finds home downtown

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Much has been made of city ordinances regarding establishments who serve alcohol near a church, school or hospital. New Hope Church, who begin holding services downtown this month, have a different point of view. “We’re not here to keep something out,” said senior pastor Buck Marshall, “but rather, to bring something, or someone in,” in […]

Nicaraguan team trains in Ennis

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World Outreach Training Center, located at 1107 S. Clay St. in Ennis, is hosting a bilingual conference over three weeks, ending on June 18, in which the primary audience is 35 ministers from Nicaragua. Dr. J. David Ford, who directs More Than Conquerors School of Theology at the same location, has a heart for reaching […]

A Dramatic Life – Fran Jeffery Anderson

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To say Fran Jeffery Anderson is active in the arts doesn’t begin to describe all the contributions to regional culture made by this accomplished actress, singer, costume designer and all-around theatre maven. Well known for her appearances on stage here and in Dallas, Anderson has devoted herself to promoting education in the field she loves, […]

Nominate people for Ennis PRIDE Awards


Two weeks remain for you to nominate people for The Ennis Daily News’ PRIDE of Ennis Awards. The EDN is taking nominations in the following categories: Entrepreneur of the Year Citizen of the Year Youth of the Year Senior Citizen of the Year Educator of the Year Employee of the Year Public Servant of the […]

Superheroes invade Ennis Library

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The super hero party to kick off the library’s summer reading program was a huge success Saturday, May 16. Spiderman, Batman and even the Hulk listened attentively as Ms. “Super Aimee” talked about what a great super power it is to be a reader. All were entertained with songs, balloon animals, and goody bags to […]

Ennis soldier, reported killed at Pearl Harbor, actually survived attack

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There was no military officer in sparkling uniform to step from a sleek car in front of the couple’s farmhouse near Bristol –– Wesley Strunc and his wife learned only by telegram from the Navy Department that their 23-year-old son, Miles, had died in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For two weeks the Strunc […]

Lions Club welcomes new member

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Eric Maier, right, officially became a member of the Ennis Host Lions Club on Wednesday at Tabernacle Church. Matt Keever, left, turned him onto the Lions Club. Long-time Lion Bob Taylor looks on from behind.

EISD Vaccine Clinic at Miller

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EISD Nurses hosted a vaccine clinic on Tuesday, May 19, at Dorie Miller Intermediate School. Vaccines were provided by the Texas Vaccines for Children program and were given at no cost to those students who qualified. The nurses provided immunizations to many incoming pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and seventh grade students. Pictured are EISD nurses Ginger Sellers […]

‘Nic at Night’ at Baylor Baptist

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On Sunday, May 17, the children’s choir at Baylor put on a star-studded production of “Nic at Night,” a three-act play written by Kathie Hill. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Philippines Mission for Baylor Baptist pastor, members

On Thursday, May 21, Chet Hensley, pastor of Baylor Baptist Church, and church members Nic Collins and Dudley Fox left the United States to travel to Oslob, Cebu, the Philippines, for a 14-day mission trip. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Pastor seeks aid after hardships

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For some, adversity is just the fuel that keeps them moving forward.  So is the case with 70-year-old Charles Barber, the pastor a small-town church in Rice.  Last month, Church on the Rock of Rice was victim to something many fear but few expect to ever happen to them.  As Rev. Barber and his wife, […]

Couple seeks support to serve at Ugandan orphanage

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A 2004 graduate from Ennis St. Johns, Annie Toal and her husband Zac Whittington are raising funds in preparation of a whole new world of service and education at an orphanage in the eastern African nation of Uganda. Annie (Toal) Whittington, 29, will teach and work on the staff at Restoration Gateway, a 700 acre […]

Lions Club welcomes band performance

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The Ennis Host Lions Club welcomed the Ennis Junior High band to Tabernacle Church for its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday. The presentation, directed by David Ingram, the band director, was received with a standing ovation from the Lions Club members.

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