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Tricks and treats this weekend with Sherlock Holmes

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A dead girl in a locked room, another in danger and surrounded by exotic characters – it’s a mystery, but of course not insurmountable for the inimitable Sherlock Holmes. Perfectly timed for the Halloween weekend, “Sherlock Holmes and the Speckled Band” opens Thursday at Theatre Rocks! in Ennis. See the report in the Ennis Daily […]

Portal to History Opening at Library

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / It’s been four years since an anonymous donation put nearly $640,000 down for a project to expand the Ennis Public Library, but no formal plans have been developed for the expansion.

Ana Krahmer, supervisor of UNT’s Digital Newspaper Unit, will conduct a presentation at the Ennis Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5, regarding using The Portal to Texas History in historical and genealogical research, with an emphasis on working with newspapers on the Portal. This presentation is open to the public, and attendees […]

Most Valuable Tool for Life

By Glen Hejny Most of us have two or more bibles in our homes, maybe different translations, sitting on a coffee table, by our beds or maybe on a bookshelf. This is the most valuable tool we really have for our lives. See the devotional in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up […]

Relay for Life dates announced

Ennis United Way, fresh off a best-ever year of community fund-raising, has announced the date for their main event, the 2016 Relay For Life. It is slated for Saturday, April 30, from 4 p.m. until midnight. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of […]

A love that lasts: Margie Norum shares advice to families facing Alzheimer’s

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Randy Bryan Bigham Contributor For locals, Palmer resident Margie Norum’s name and face are synonymous with the caring grace she’s imparted for 13 years to the public as volunteer coordinator for Family First Hospice. Recently retired from that career, she remains as active as ever, volunteering herself now for the company she says “still holds […]

Jesus laughed!

By Steve Dygert “Jesus wept,” is the shortest verse of the Bible, but wouldn’t it be great if Jesus was known as much as much for his laughter as for his sadness? Don’t you think Jesus’ laughter would be one of his strongest influences on us? I do, but the Bible is a little hazy […]

Don’t make decisions – get instructions

By Buck Marshall We all make decisions big and small.  We pride ourselves on our ability to decide, how quickly we can decide and even derive worth based on the accuracy of our decisions.  Phrases such as, “You decide” and “Decide now” seem to emphasize the priority of ourselves and timeliness in decision making.  But, […]

Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Million Man March


By Rev. Bob Uzzel Between 1974 and 1976, I was in graduate school at Baylor University, deeply involved in research for my Master of Arts thesis entitled “The Nation of Islam: Belief and Practice in Light of the American Constitutional Principle of Religious Liberty.” The founder of the Nation of Islam was a mystery man […]

Another brick in the wall: Ennis native collects them by the thousands

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When 70-year old Milton Booher speaks of his affection for his brick barn, it has nothing to do with the Commodores’ 1977 hit song, “Brick House.” “But I remember that song,” he says with a laugh. Instead, the lifelong resident of Ennis has a 30-foot by 20-foot garage he refers to as his brick barn, […]

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 […]

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