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Ennis Public Theatre K.I.D.S. Auditions set

K.I.D.S. Auditions

Ennis Public Theatre K.I.D.S. is proud to announce auditions for JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH and the teen production of THE YELLOW BOAT. Auditions are scheduled for this weekend, April 18-19. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Sam Houston students learn value of pets

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Third graders at Sam Houston Elementary in Mrs. Cecelia Bowles’ reading class recently studied how pets can be useful. Students wrote questions to ask Principal Linda Southard about the campus therapy dog, Houston. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the […]

Travis Chicks Hatch

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Travis Elementary students observed 41 eggs in the science lab throughout the month of March. On April 1, fifteen of the eggs hatched. Each class visited the science lab observing the new chicks and adopting one for their classroom. They named and created a birth certificate for their chick. See the report in the Ennis […]

Wray hits hot topics in town hall meeting

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A buzzing, crowded City Hall was the place to be for State Rep. John Wray’s first-ever town hall meeting as a House representative. Sitting before him were a group of citizens whom, after a 30-minute presentation, which included local news of his District Office opening in Waxahachie and news from the State Capitol in Austin, […]

Talking with the judge

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Anna Arnold of the Ennis 4-H speaks with the judge during the Market Steer Show at the Ellis County Youth Expo Friday night. The expo wrapped up with the annual sale of champions Saturday afternoon at the expo center at Waxahachie. The livestock shows concluded Friday night with the crowning of the grand champion market […]

Full agenda for county commissioners

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FULL STORY: The Ellis County Commissioners Court has a packed agenda for Monday’s meeting at 10 a.m. at the Historic Ellis County Courthouse. County Judge Carol Bush, according to the Court agenda, is slated to introduce the county’s new emergency management coordinator and veterans services officer. The county has been actively searching for the emergency […]

Ennis author’s Christian novels are redefining the genre

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A local pastor’s wife has started her own ministry of a kind, a literary one that complements her husband’s work, yet charts her own Christian course. Tammy L. Gray, wife of Tabernacle Baptist Church’s Pastor Todd Gray, and mother of three young children, has found her creative destiny as a writer, incorporating traditional morals and […]

School assessment plans change

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The new USDA recommendations are aimed at helping students make better choices.

Amidst grievances from teachers and school officials from all across the state that the grades 3-8 mathematics STAAR assessments were too difficult for their students, Texas Education Agency announced Wednesday that those assessments would be excluded from the state accountability system in 2015. “The teachers I have spoken with have confidence that Texas students will, […]

Ennis winners at Youth Expo

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Hundreds of youth made their way back to the Ellis County Expo Center on Thursday for the Ellis County Youth Expo. At the beginning of the day, talk among Ennis folks focused mainly around Jayden Phillips’ Grand Champion pig, but as the day went on, there was more to celebrate for Ennis. See the report […]

Chiefs arrested for alleged tampering

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The fire chief and assistant fire chief of the Ellis County Emergency Services District No. 6 Volunteer Fire Department have been arrested as a part of the ongoing investigation into an alleged sexual assault of a firefighter, involving five other volunteer firefighters and a woman who allegedly filmed the incident. Fire Chief Gavin Lawrence Satterfield, […]

Bohemian Railway Antiques and Gifts opens downtown

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Located in the heart of historic downtown, Bohemian Railway Antiques and Gifts – which opened on April 1, looks to bridge yesteryear with modern-day Ennis. Owner Linda Calvert, whose maiden surname is Blazek, is of full-blooded Czech decent. She chose the name Bohemian (boh-hee-mee-uh n) due to its gypsy-like connection to the language of Bohemia […]

Ferris man executed for killing cop in 2002

Texas prison officials on Thursday executed a man convicted in the slaying of a Dallas-area police officer during a 2002 shootout that followed the killing of a customer outside a convenience store. Kent Sprouse, 42, became the fifth convicted killer put to death this year in Texas, the nation’s most active death penalty state. Before his execution, […]

Lionettes Spring Show April 16-17

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Spotlighting movie theme songs, the Ennis High School Lionettes will present their third annual Spring Show on April 16-17 at the high school auditorium. “A Night at the Cinema” will involve an aesthetic list of entertainment pieces of song titles from different movies or in representation of different film styles. Some movies include the Lion […]

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast benefitting Ennis students

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The First Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be a beautiful picture of a community coming together. Slated for May 2 at Tabernacle Church in Ennis, the doors will open at 8:15 a.m. for the first-ever event of its kind in Ennis, according to Mayor Pro Tem Matt Walker. See the report in the Ennis Daily […]

Ennis Main Street picks MESA Design Group

EDN file photo / The hard-hit building at 213 W. Ennis Ave. remains in limbo.

After live interviews with prospective businesses who specialize in revitalizing historic downtowns, the Ennis Main Street board voted unanimously in favor of MESA Design Group of Dallas. The international firm is a leader in landscape architecture, planning and urban design with 35 years in downtown restoration. They will come alongside Ennis is developing conceptual and […]

At home, Johnson is coach of the year

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When he was in school, people taught Wyatt Johnson to play the sport he loves. Now the Ennis native has been recognized as one of the best teachers of tennis to junior high students. The Lions coach was named Regional Junior High Coach of the Year late last year. See the report in the Ennis […]

Traffic stop leads to drug arrests

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Three people were arrested in Ennis on Monday after a traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs and paraphernalia in the vehicle. Ennis Police Department’s head of criminal investigations, Mike Hopson said a search was performed after all three of the occupants of the Mitsubishi Galant were shaking, stuttering and failing to give complete […]

Disc golf course sponsors sought

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Efforts to install a municipal disc golf course in Ennis are in need of help from local businesses. Former City Commissioner Jess Haupt said Monday that businesses can get their name posted on baskets or at the beginning of the course by donating to the course’s construction. The construction for the course, which will be […]

Milam fire damage estimate at $80,000, family getting assistance

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A fire that occurred in the 300 block of West Milam last Friday appeared in the Sunday edition of The Ennis Daily News. Fire marshal Chad Wester says the damage is estimated at nearly $80,000 in total. “Contents of the house, about 15 to 20,000 (dollars), and the house, you’re probably looking at $50,000 to […]

Drug bust in Palmer

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Investigators with the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in the 3200 block of Farm-to-Market 879, Palmer, on March 31. The warrant was obtained as a result of an investigation into the sale and distribution of illegal narcotics from the residence. See the report in the Ennis […]

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