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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 […]

Ennis First United Methodist hosting movie night

Many of the back-to-school events going on are just grim reminders to school children that their summers are nearing an end. But First United Methodist Church is looking to help some of those students with their back-to-school blues by throwing one last summer event on Aug. 22 at Veteran’s Memorial Park in an effort to […]

2015 PRIDE of ENNIS Medical Professional of the Year Award: Dr. Nicole Davis

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“Doctors are great, as long as you don’t need them.” The words of Edward E. Rosenbaum in his book, A Taste of My Own Medicine: When the Doctor Is the Patient, summarize the feelings many have about those in the medical profession. Unfortunately the immortal often require the doctoral services of those with both the […]

2015 PRIDE of ENNIS Senior Citizen of the Year Award: Marylyn Wylie

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Congratulations are in order for Marylyn Wylie. PRIDE of ENNIS 2015 Senior Citizen of the Year Award winner. The honor is warranted, according to the many nominations. Asked for a quote, the colorful and candid Wylie jokingly took exception to the title: “All you’re gonna get is a quote you can’t use.” Few people can […]

2015 PRIDE of ENNIS Distinguished Service Award: C.T. ‘Tom’ Abram


Accolades of PRIDE of ENNIS 2015 Distinguished Service Award winner, C.T. “Tom” Abram, are as long as they are impressive. The 82-year old is a longtime resident with a penchant for serving the city wherever there is a need. A nominator described him as an advocate for Ennis. “Tom is quick to jump in and […]

2015 PRIDE of ENNIS Youth of the Year Award: Alex Johnson

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Few 17-year-olds are tasked with as much as Alex Johnson, this year’s PRIDE of ENNIS Youth of the Year Award winner. This next year at school, he will make it to his junior-level classes, participate in AVID, a college prep program, and he will work his normal job at Pizza Hut. All the while, though, […]

2015 PRIDE of ENNIS Student of the Year Award: Madison Low

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Of the students in Ennis, Madison Low is one who stands out. It’s not because she is the loudest or the class clown; rather, Low sticks out as a model student for the way she excels in the classroom and the way she interacts with peers and teachers. “She was just a student that when […]

Comiskey daughter reflects on family, celebrates family reunion

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Before Mary Ludwig’s mother, Christina Comiskey, died in 1977, she had one request of her 10 children. “She told us ‘always stay in touch no matter what happens,” Ludwig said in an interview with the Ennis Daily News Thursday. So all of the Comiskey children, then adults, did stay in touch. In fact, they stay […]

Rotary scholarship recipients

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Rotary Club of Ennis recently presented students with scholarships, one of the many things the club does for the community. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Golden Circle holds steer raffle drawing

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Golden Circle held its steer raffle on Friday, July 31. It was an exciting day there, as Dirk and Linda Crawford generously donated an 11-month-old steer as the grand prize. Ennis Mayor Pro-tem Matt Walker drew the winning ticket, and long-time Golden Circle member…. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to […]

Beats and Eats: Saturday concert at Sunset Market

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The final summer concert at the Sunset Market is set for downtown this Saturday on the corner of Knox and North Dallas streets. James Gilliland and his band, James G & The Sidestreet Cryers, will perform between 6-9 p.m. See the report in the Friday, Aug. 7, Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up […]

Lee Foundation ride set for Saturday


On Saturday at 1 p.m. bikers will meet to ride from Ennis to Dallas in an effort to raise awareness of motorcycles on the road. The ride will begin at 5075 W. Highway 34 in Ennis, just past the Lake Bardwell bridge, at the location where Lee Fincher’s life was tragically taken in a motorcycle […]

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