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The fourth annual Miller Hunger Games was a huge success. As a campus, 3,794 canned and non-perishable food items were brought in that will be donated to our local Helping Hands of Ennis. The overall effort by all students and staff was tremendous. Congratulations to District 5 (5th grade) for bringing in the most with […]

Fruitful memories

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A tree grows in Ennis and in the heart of Ann Juricek Randy Bryan Bigham Contributor An exotic tree yields more than fruit for an Ennis resident. It reminds her of times past. “Jujube trees have a lot of memories for me,” said lifelong Ennisite Ann Haskovec Juricek. “When we were very young, my bother […]

Lights of Ennis set for Dec. 3

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Mark Warde [email protected] Nearing 20 years of chasing the Bah-Humbug from town, the Lights of Ennis is just days away from officially kicking off the holiday season. Slated for the downtown historic district from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, the Christmas Parade of Lights and block party will take place. The corner of North […]

Sheriff Johnny Brown announcement for re-election


My name is Johnny Brown and I am your Ellis County Sheriff. During the past eight years, your Sheriff’s Office has accomplished much and I’m asking for your support for a third term so we can continue providing you with the best possible law enforcement. I believe my record as your Sheriff stands as testament […]

North Texas’ bout with wild weather swings

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EDN Staff Report [email protected] North Texas’ bout with wild weather swings continues this long Thanksgiving weekend, with the area continuing under a Flash Flood Watch through early Sunday. The National Weather Service in Fort Worth said north central Texas counties, including Ellis and surrounding counties, can expect the potential for rains that could lead to […]

County recognizes K-9 vest donor

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] For her 10th birthday, Camryn Samuels made an unusual decision for a young girl, and Tuesday, the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office recognized her in front of the Commissioners Court. The decision was to forego spending birthday money so she could buy ballistic vests for canine officers.   See the report in the […]

City manager search down to 8


Justin Tubbs [email protected] The search for a new city manager, which has gone on for the past two-and-a-half months is down to eight candidates now, according to Mayor Russell Thomas. “At the last meeting, we met and narrowed the search down to eight,” he said. “The next step is video interviews, so we can look […]

Happy Thanksgiving from the Ennis Daily News

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Ellie May to make Perot Museum debut

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] Ellie May, the intact mammoth skeleton found outside Italy, Texas in 2014, made her debut at the Perot Museum in Dallas on Saturday. The “homecoming” featured mammoth-themed activities and demos including a Q&A with Perot Museum paleontologist Dr. Ron Tykoski.   See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <a href=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here […]

Dump truck believed to hit utility pole

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] Police couldn’t find the person responsible for a major hit and run Tuesday afternoon. According to police, they believe a truck hit a utility pole at Fallen Road and Interstate 45, causing the power line to fall onto the highway. A witness at the scene told police they saw a dump truck […]

Woman turns herself in for burning husband’s clothes


Justin Tubbs [email protected] A woman turned herself in for arson Monday, admitting she put fire to her husband’s wardrobe. According to police, 37-year-old Rosalinda McKnight, is suspected of taking her husband’s clothes to the backyard area of their home in the 500 block of Kim Avenue and igniting them on Oct. 14.   See the […]

Ennis Public Theatre will close their 2015 Season

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Ennis Public Theatre will close their 2015 Season with the popular, Tony Award-winning SHREK THE MUSICAL, presented by Ennis Public Theatre K.I.D.S., directed by James Pritchett, choreographed by Glenda Quinn, with vocal direction by Shelly Aubrey. Running December 5, 6, 12, & 13 at 2:30pm and December 5, 10, 11, & 12 at 7:00pm at […]

Going against the flow; Area veterans counter national passivity

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Mark Warde editor @ennisdailynews.com There is nothing like personal experience to heighten the insights of people. So when five former military veterans from Ennis came together to discuss current events as they relate to the United States, they felt qualified to share their views. Paul Richter, who served during World War II, three Vietnam vets […]

Monkey business; Recalling Ennis’ own Simian wonder

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Randy Bryan Bigham Contributor Local photographer Henry (H.A.) Maresh made his mark with a popular W. Ennis Ave. studio that served this city for nearly 50 years, from 1916 to 1963. But he also provided unexpected entertainment for hundreds of townspeople who crowded around the backyard fence of his home at the corner of E. […]

Otto Carroll, a sentimental journey

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Mark Warde [email protected] When Otto Carroll was born, movies were black-and-white and a ticket to see one cost 10 to 15 cents if you were a kid. The peanut butter industry just began and a loaf of bread was seven cents. The journal Motor Age indicated the sticker price on a typical car was $2,005. […]

Palmer ISD’s Fill the Bus Food Drive

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Palmer ISD sponsored a “Fill the Bus” food drive last week and it was a huge success! “Our students and community have always stepped up when the district has sponsored either a food drive or fundraiser for someone,” Palmer Superintendent Kevin Noack said. “This year I challenged the students to donate enough canned goods to […]

City seminar: tax law not black and white


Justin Tubbs [email protected] A city tax seminar Thursday afternoon revealed the Ennis Economic Development Corporation may have overstepped its bounds more than once, but one point expressed by city-contracted attorney Jeff Moore, who led the seminar, was that laws relating to the Type B sales tax which funds the EDC are not always clear; and […]

Dog training facility under investigation Trainer claims video taken out of context

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident with a local dog trainer after a video surfaced showing the man hitting a dog and picking it up by its ears. The man who filmed the video has maintained anonymity in a report by another news outlet, but the dog training facility […]

EJHS students earn All-Region Band positions

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Fourteen Ennis Junior High School students earned a chair in the 2015-16 All-Region Band. They include: Emma Lou, flute; Jacob Slovak, clarinet; Didier Gonzalez, tenor saxophone; Nathan Matous, trumpet; Jacob Beltran, trumpet; Madison Holy, trumpet; Kayleith Dyess, French horn; Andrew Perez, trombone; Sydney Kelly, trombone; Gloria Hernandez, trombone; Josef Slovak, baritone; Jackson White, tuba; Colby […]


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The Bristol Cemetery Assoc. will host its annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner and Homecoming celebration at the Bristol community center (Old Schoolhouse) beginning at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Bingo will run from noon to 4 p.m. In addition to the annual dinner, bingo and raffle, the association will auction a 75-year-old quilt, donated by Midge Douglas. […]

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