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Ennis teachers get free supplies donated

Teachers at three Ennis schools were thrilled to learn they’d be getting new classroom supplies all for free, supplied by World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization that, as part of its various services, gives free supplies to educators in low-income neighborhoods. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be […]

Ennis man connected to two burglaries

An Ennis man was arrested twice in two days, charged with the burglary of two cars on April 22. According to police, a suspect was caught on video taking personal belongings, including a debit card from a car in the 300 block of West Lampasas. A car in the same area was burglarized around the […]

Local painter likes giving back

It didn’t take long for Jana Jennings to discover both her love and her gift were the same. At age six she popped the cork on what became a cherished expression she still pours today. She paints on a myriad of different surfaces, like canvas, wood, glass and shiplap to name a few. Oil, acrylic […]

Survivor of WWII ship sinking remembered

Fernando “Cookie” Cuevas was a survivor. No, not a TV reality show contestant; the Ennis veteran of WWII, who passed away in 2010 at age 98, was the real thing. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!  

State of the District speech positive

Optimism reigned when Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman shared a “State of the District” message to a crowd of 80 at the spring luncheon of the Chamber of Commerce on Friday. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

County appoints new sheriff, swearing-in Tuesday

Charles “Chuck” Edge was chosen from a pool of 16 candidates Friday morning as the new Ellis County sheriff. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Relay for Life set for April 29

Ennis Relay For Life, the annual event that promotes the battle against cancer, is fast approaching. Set for Saturday, April 29, it returns to Veterans Memorial Park for a third straight year. According to R4L chairperson Amy Martinez, the strength of the program, which educates the public on the disease while raising money for research, […]

Insta-famous dog stops off for Bluebonnets

Maggie Lea, the owner of a dog that has more than 17,000 followers on the photography social media site Instagram, admits she started taking pictures of Roux, the photogenic Goldendoodle, as a joke. “You see, all my friends were having babies, and they were sending messages with picture of their babies, and so I started […]

22 Years After OKC Bombing, Ennis Tie Noted

Yesterday, April 19, marked 22 years since the bombing of a government building in Oklahoma City that took the lives of 168 people and injured 680 others. There’s a fact about the bombing that many locals know, but not all. That is, Timothy McVeigh, the perpetrator of the deadliest act of domestic terrorism, may have […]

Local Woman Reunited With Personal Letters

Jen Ross never got to properly grieve the loss of her grandmother, Emma Torres, a kind, loving El Paso native who died suddenly two years ago of a heart attack. She said it wasn’t until recently that the loss of her grandmother really hit her.

Police investigating two early-morning break-ins

Ennis Police say they have a good idea who committed two early morning burglaries Tuesday, and say they have one of the four suspects in custody. Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

City inks deal to move forward on railroad bridge

City Manager Scott Dixon told city commissioners Tuesday night that if they want to see the city’s highest-priority project in the downtown master plan completed, they would first have to approve an $886,000 contract with with Lockwood, Andrews, and Newman Inc (LAN). Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. […]

Commission approves Fairview spending

Ward 2 Commissioner Marco Hernandez admitted after Tuesday’s city commission meeting that pressure from his constituents was mounting heading into it. For the past several weeks, Hernandez, who grew up in the Fairview neighborhood on the south side of town, has fought to receive funding for the IOOF Park at Fairview, formerly Fairview Park. Find […]

Ennis ISD introduces new police chief

Ennis Independent School District introduced new Police Chief Jeremy Scruggs last Tuesday at its public meeting with the Board of Trustees. Scruggs began two weeks ago at the post, which covers the 11 campus community. Prior to EISD, Scruggs, 37, was the assistant police chief at Corsicana ISD. He was on that ten person staff […]

Late former mayor had role in historic preservation

With the rejuvenation of downtown Ennis since the 2013 tornado — new civic programs, new businesses, all taking advantage of the city’s historic charm — it’s easy to forget there was a time when the preservation of old buildings and a celebration of heritage were not considered locally. It was the late Jim Bob Wilson, […]

Local teen can see more clearly with new tech

When Lexi Rendon was just an infant, her parents, Alex and Dena, received news no parent ever wants to hear. She was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a rare, sometimes-deadly form of childhood cancer that rapidly develops from the immature cells of a retina. Lexi survived, her parents making the decision to have Lexi’s left eye, and […]

Church sponsoring city-wide egg hunt

For the third consecutive year, Foundations of Life Church will sponsor a city-wide Easter egg hunt at Bluebonnet Park that’s completely free to the community. Find this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Ministry hopes to open women, children shelter

Two people hope their new outreach ministry Haven of Hope For Women can be up and running by May 15. The ministry, which Executive Director J. David Ford says will provide programs and shelter for homeless women and children in Ennis, is headquartered at 1107 S. Clay St., a former nursing home that’s been repurposed […]

Women with dead cat arrested for weed, public urination

Two women were arrested in Ennis Tuesday night after a patrol officer found a dead cat and a small amount of marijuana in the their vehicle. Find this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Bluebonnet Fest draws great crowds

Rave reviews continue to pour in during the 66th year of the Ennis Bluebonnet Trails. As for the just-completed three-day Bluebonnet Festival, event organizers, vendors and city leaders are encouraged by the turnout. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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