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Safe and Sound

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While many have forgotten that Ennis was once part of the Old West, history shows it has its place in the legends of cowboys and Indians, marshals and outlaws. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Police issue warning about your car, valuables

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The Ennis Police Department is currently investigating multiple vehicle burglaries that took place Thursday night at various locations in Ennis including All-Star Bowl and Cotton Patch Cafe. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Home for the Brave effort gets to the dirt

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The Home for the Brave, honoring the disabled Marine veteran Cody Jones, broke ground during a ceremony on Friday morning with citizens, members of the local VFW post and elected officials from the city and county present. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read […]

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 […]

Sales tax increase starting in Ennis

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Two one-fourth-of-a-percent sales tax increases will go into effect in Ennis on April 1, as voted on in the November 2014 general election. Effective at midnight, April 1, the two taxes combined will push the sales tax rate in Ennis from 7.75 percent to 8.25 percent, the maximum rate allowed by the state. See the […]

Lion Kings recognized in Austin

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Senator Birdwell (R-Granbury) and State Representative John Wray (R-Waxahachie), pictured on the front row, left to right, honored the state champion Ennis Lions at the capitol building in Austin on Thursday. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Man invites cops into room with drugs

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After police responded to a report of an altercation involving a hatchet, a suspect invited police into a room in his home, where police say they found drugs and paraphernalia in plain sight. See the report in the March 27 Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

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 […]

Ennis firefighters receive recognition

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Invaluable and often under-appreciated, firefighters help to make up the lifeblood of any community, doing the jobs that citizens can’t. On Friday, some local firefighters were recognized at the Ennis Fire Department’s annual banquet Ennis National Bank Event Center in downtown Ennis. See Justin Tubbs’ report in the March 26 Ennis Daily News! Click here […]

Volunteers needed for Bluebonnet month

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The irresistible attraction of people outside of Ennis towards the state flower, is also drawing volunteers to the soon coming bluebonnet season. Ennis, the “Official Bluebonnet City,” will begin the month of April with an influx of visitors, thousands of who will drop by the Convention and Visitors Bureau. It is located next to the […]

Fun at Sam Houston Elementary

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Sam Houston Elementary students and faculty had fun celebrating Texas Public School Week by dressing in their western wear. See other Sam Houston Elementary photos in the paper on March 26. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

STAARs of academics celebrate

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Students at Austin Elementary celebrated passing their STAAR benchmark tests with snacks, juice and games Thursday afternoon. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

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 […]

Citizens start fundraising for Mulkey-Loggins house

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A little more than a month remains before the Mulkey-Loggins house is beyond saving. In an effort to get the house moved off the property at 110 N. Elm, which is set to be turned into a car wash, Angie Juenemann and a group of Ennis citizens have taken to building a crowd-funding site to […]

Random Acts of Kindness

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Bowie Elementary Kindness and Compassion Club, a component of the Rachel’s Challenge program, serves as a vehicle for service projects within the school, district, and community. Students invited to join this club are those that serve as catalysts for setting examples of acts of kindness and compassion. See the report in the March 25 Ennis […]

Farmers Market seeking volunteers

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Improving for an encore year of the Ennis Farmers Market begins with enlisting a staff of friendly volunteers for the Saturday event that begins on April 4. The FM’s Make it at the Market program is looking for a few fantastic volunteers to provide assistance, direction, and exemplary customer service with art-making projects and other […]

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!

Chicken or the Egg?

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Travis Elementary students are learning about the life cycle of the chicken by observing chicken eggs in an incubator in the Travis Science Lab. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Bowie wraps up secretary, successful fundraiser

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Selling strips of duct tape at $5 a piece raised not only $3,000 for student activities at James Bowie Elementary, it raised one teacher – literally. See Mark Warde’s report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

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