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Bowie is state champ at recycling

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Each year, Bowie Elementary School in Ennis has entered the Recycle Bowl Competition sponsored by Keep America Beautiful This year the Recycle Bowl Contest had 1,250 schools participate, representing 700,000 students and teachers who in total recycled 4 million pounds. Bowie Elementary took sixth place in the Community Division rankings for schools across the United […]

Ellis County Cinderella Winners Crowned

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A large and enthusiastic crowd filled Jack Lummus Intermediate School Saturday to watch many Cinderella contestants compete. The contestants were vying for the privilege of representing Ellis County at the 2016 Texas State Cinderella finals to be held in Houston in June. The winners will compete for scholarships in several different age divisions. See the […]

Planetary exploration

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The third grade students at Austin Elementary in Ennis constructed Solar Systems. Along with representing the planets the also had to give facts about each planet for the project. Students used a variety of materials to construct the planets from styrofoam balls to bouncy balls. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <ahref=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here […]

2D Shapes at Houston

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Students from Mrs. Stapleton’s first grade class at Sam Houston have been practicing creating 2D shapes and using the vocabulary of “sides” and “vertices.” Students used straws as sides and play-doh as vertices to connect and create 2D figures.

Hundreds gather at EHS to view students’ work

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When Ennis ISD does a student-teacher night, it goes all out. Thursday evening at Ennis High School, students and teachers from elementary through high school showed up for the fourth annual Showcase event. As it turns out, the projects showcased Thursday were just as diverse as the students and teachers who put them together. Click […]

Cheese and wine at Brookdale

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Frances Maliska, Joann Fluker and Joy Wood, residents at Brookdale Senior Living, attended Brookdale’s wine and cheese tasting party Thursday evening. People from the Ennis community and beyond gathered to try tasty wines and cheeses. Brookdale is located at 2500 Yorkstown Dr., next door to Brookshire’s. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and […]

FM 85 roadwork to begin

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Resurfacing Farm-to-Market 85, which runs north and east of Ennis, starting at I-45, will begin in mid- March, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Lane Grayson, county commissioner, confirmed the plans, which includes an 8.4 mile stretch from Interstate 45 to FM 1182. The project involves both repair and an overlay, as well as […]

Man indicted for threats against gov officials

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A Venus man was indicted by a grand jury in February for allegedly threatening Ellis County Judge Carol Bush, according to court documents. Sixty-nine-year-old William “Bill” Terrell Shaw is now held at Wayne McCollum Detention Center in Waxahachie with no bond set for the charge. According to other documents, the threats against Bush, which allegedly […]

Muffins for Mom

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Bowie students and their mothers enjoyed muffins and juice served by Kristi Copeland,counselor, and Mr. Peterson, principal, on Tuesday, March 8. The Muffins for Mom event was part of the school’s celebration of Texas Public School Week. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Proving Perimeter

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At Miller Intermediate School in Ennis, students in Mrs. Coplen’s fourth grade math class recently used anglegs to prove perimeter. “Anglegs” is a manipulative which allows students to construct a shape such as a quadrilateral by snapping the pieces of the manipulative together. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

CPR Training at Miller

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Sixth grade students at Dorie Miller Intermediate School in Ennis learned some valuable life-saving skills last week. Nurse Lindsey Barak educated them on hands-only CPR. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Man missing after police chase

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A family is worried about one of their own after a family argument led to kidnapping claims as well as a high-speed pursuit, which took Seven Points police from Kaufman County all the way to Farm-to- Market Road 85 near Ennis. According to police, the suspect is missing after the chase ended on foot Monday. […]

Downtown merchants to meet Thursday morning

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Business people and shopkeepers are invited to a Conversation for Downtown Merchants at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 10. The event will be hosted at the Emporium Building on the corner of West Ennis Avenue and North Dallas Street. There will be coffee service and pastries in the third floor conference room. Sponsored by the […]

Anti-HSR group files suit against AG, TxDOT

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Texans Against High-Speed Rail filed a lawsuit against Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, and the Texas Department of Transportation requesting information that has been withheld from the public concerning the Dallas to Houston HSR. A clear effort to withhold critical information from the public, according to a TAHSR press release, Texas Central Railway and TxDOT […]

Suit against county to fed court

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Two men undergoing a civil suit against the county now allege their constitutional rights were violated. Their case, which seeks $1 million in compensation, will now go to federal court after the Ellis County Commissioners Court Tuesday authorized the removal from state court. Felipe Pineda and Israel Lozano were involved in a high-speed pursuit on […]

Students, teachers showcase work Thursday

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Ennis ISD Showcase is Thursday at Ennis High School’s Ensign library, and teachers and students alike will have the opportunity to show off what they’ve been doing this school year. Ennis ISD communications director Art Del Barrio noted a few important points about the fourth annual event, which is set to kick-off the school district’s […]

Learning hands-only CPR

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Sam Houston Elementary school nurse, Tracey Skrivanek, recently taught students how to perform “hands-only CPR.” Above, she is showing how to hold your hands correctly to Fabiola Rivas and Jayden Herrera in Ms. Davis’ third grade class.

Mrs. Rios’ kindergarten class at Carver Early Childhood Center in Ennis takes advantage of the nice weather to assess student knowledge of 3D shapes.

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Polyguard decision came down to $6 million

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Ennis Economic Development Coordinator Marty Nelson said Friday the expansion announcement made by Polyguard Products Inc. came as a surprise to him earlier this week. He said he found out only after someone sent him a link to a news story online, but had kind words for the company. Click here to sign up for […]

Home, history lost in blaze

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Dwain Culpepper and his wife, Teresa, sat outside their Ennis home on Monday, counting their losses after a fire destroyed their home of nearly 45 years on Saturday. It was the home they raised their children in, the first home they owned together and the only home they knew together. Lost in the fire were […]

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