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Lions game on TV, radio livestream

Photo by brucelattimer.com / Thousands of Maroon Platoon fans, like the mohawked David Kuehn, are expected in Lubbock on Friday. Some shake colored canisters, partially filled with gravel, as part of the crowd experience.

Ennis fans now have their options expanded for catching the state semifinal football game Friday.

State Semifinals tickets now on sale

Photo by brucelattimer.com / The Lions raise the regional championship trophy after topping South Oak Cliff, 31-14. Ennis has won 12 consecutive games and, as big game hunters, can secure a berth in the state finals with a win Friday in Lubbock.

The only two remaining Top 10, Class 5A, Division II teams in the playoff, No. 7 Ennis and No. 10 Canutillo, will meet at 7 p.m. Friday at Lowrey Field at Plains Capital Park in Lubbock.

High-speed rail has issues to resolve

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Texas Central High-Speed Railway held an open-to-the-public scoping meeting in Waxahachie last wee, primarily to discuss environmental issues with the proposed rail system between Dallas and Houston.

County agrees safety is priority

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In reaction to murders last year that took the lives of two Kaufman County officials and one of their wives, Ellis County has decided to take its own precautions to keep county employees safe.

Ennis to play state semi in Lubbock

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Ennis will play El Paso Canutillo at 7 p.m. Friday at Plains Capital Park in Lubbock. The Lions will play as the home team at Lowery Field, located at 66th Street and Avenue P.

City reports case of rabies

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Be cautious when letting pets outside.

The defense never rests

Photo by brucelattimer.com / Treyvionne Edwards (24), Drake Kuehn (44) and the Lions defense came up golden while shutting down the vaunted South Oak Cliff offense, 31-14. Full coverage on page 6.

Led by an unheralded defensive unit that handcuffed an explosive South Oak Cliff team, Ennis rolled to the state semifinals for a second consecutive year in a convincing, 31-14 rout of the Bears.

K.I.D.S. light up the stage

Twelve-year-old Wesley Studt shows off the nose he uses to save Christmas in the Ennis Public Theatre's production of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Rudolph and his red nose lit up the stage in a premier performance.

Ennis-vs-SOC to be televised

Photo by brucelattimer.com / Devin Smith will carry the Ennis banner into Vernon Newsom Stadium on Friday.

Lights, camera, action!

Ennis lights up downtown

EDN Photo by Justin Tubbs / Parker McCarty, dressed as the Grinch, and Breanna Calvert, dressed as Cindy Lou Who, took pictures with little ones at Minnie McDowell Park and walked up and down Ennis Avenue during the Lights of Ennis Parade. McCarty's makeup was done professionally by Ashleigh Snipes.

Justin Tubbs, [email protected] The tree was lit, hot chocolate was served and little ones marched down Ennis Ave., dancing and singing. The Lights of Ennis parade and block party was a success, LOE committee member Becky McCarty said. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

PCCR completes chilly campaign

EDN Photo by Justin Tubbs / PCCR USA Site Manager Jon Cremer had a bucket of ice water dumped on his head Thursday in an effort to raise money for the Greater Ennis United Way.

The company has been raising funds for the Greater Ennis United Way by asking their employees to pledge money from their paychecks for a big part of the year

Grinch visits on Thursday

Photo by Stephanie Reese / Parker Reese is carving the Grinch's Rare Who Roast Beast in Thursday night's 7:30 p.m. production.

Coming to downtown during Thursday’s Lights of Ennis will be the production of “The Grinch” by Go! Dance & Gynmnastics Studio.

New way to tour your city

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Ennis’ Historical Society will unveil a new way for Ennis residents and tourists to learn about the history of the nearly 143-year-old city.

Incentives offered downtown

EDN Photo by Justin Tubbs / Valerie Magolan of the Texas Historical Commission spoke to downtown property owners on Tuesday at the Ennis Public Library about tax credits that historic building projects can profit from.

A representative with the Texas Historical Commission visited the Ennis Public Library Tuesday evening to

Lights of Ennis set for Thursday

An annual staple in the Lights of Ennis Parade is the 18-wheeler, sponsored by Advanced Drainage Systems, which is propelled by a reindeer.

The Lights of Ennis, expanded this year to include a block party, a trio of 30-foot trees downtown, new ground displays, the 12 Days of Christmas Ennis-style and 40 holiday window displays, is two days away.

Football playoff tickets on sale

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Advancing to their second straight regional final by eliminating The Colony 49-35 on Friday, next up for Ennis will be South Oak Cliff (10-3) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mansfield’s Vernon Newsom Stadium.

Commission approves retail ordinance

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The City of Ennis passed an economic development incentives ordinance at Monday’s City Commission meeting, authorizing the commission to consider incentive applications for Chapter 380 development grants and agreements for commercial and retail business.

City mourns Johnson death

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City officials mourned the death of Municipal Judge Lee Johnson on Monday at his memorial service at Tabernacle Baptist Church and at the City Commission meeting in City Hall.

ECSO warns residents of scam

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The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office released a statement Wednesday warning people to beware of a suspected conman calling Ellis County residents, trying to scare them into sending money.

Ennis outlasts Cougars, 49-35

Photo by www.brucelattimer.com / Senior quarterback Devin Smith zooms along the sideline for a 60-yard scoring run to clinch Friday's playoff game against The Colony.

Scoring the final 21 points of the game, all in the last 10 minutes, a resilient Ennis football team rallied to defeat The Colony, 49-35, before a sold out Lumpkins Stadium in Waxahachie.

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