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EPT’s ‘Harvey’ is a hit

Photo by Liz Lofreddo / Harvey, featuring Ezra Alexander as Dr. Sanderson (left), Cassie Mach as Nurse Kelly (middle), J. Niswonger as Elwood P. Dowd (right), and a cast full of fresh talent, runs through April 13 at the Ennis Public Theatre.

The cast of players in the Ennis Public Theatre’s Harvey loves being in the Mary Chase play directed by Shelley Aubrey as much as the audience members are happy to see them perform.

BBQ cooks to vie for cash prizes

Competitors from all over turn out to be a part of the Annual Bluebonnet Barbecue Cook-off.

Organizers behind this year’s Bluebonnet BBQ Cookoff say they need 20 to 30 judges for the April 12 event.

EISD Super: Evaluations 1st, contracts 2nd

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Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman said he plans to evaluate every district administrator over the course of a year before any contract extensions are decided on.

Racer, horse stay together after auction

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Mary Walker will apparently keep her treasured barrel racing horse Perculatin after the threat of losing him in a sheriff sale Friday morning.

Broken pole cuts power for hours

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An 18-wheeler hauling equipment knocked power out in some areas of western Ennis for more than four hours Thursday after downing utility lines in the 1200 block of W. Ennis Avenue.

Company’s tax appeal is denied

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National Envelope, which sold its Ennis envelope facility to Cenveo in the fall, protested its 2013 tax value to try and reduce its overall tax bill.

EJHS ag students take 2nd in Houston

Submitted photo / Joseph Valek, center, accepts second place at the Houston Livestock Show for the tandem axle utility trailer built by himself and classmates Justin Mraz, Jason Elliot and assisted by Madeline McCoby.

Ennis Junior High School eighth grader Joseph Valek represented the school at the Houston Livestock Show on Saturday and took second place in the agricultural mechanics show.

Market seeks artists, players

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Performers, entertainers and activities are needed for the Ennis Farmer’s Market.

Annual antique car show draws out crowd

EDN File photo / The second annual Antique American Independent Automobile Association show in Ennis in 2013 drew a crowd of onlookers in conjunction with the Bluebonnet Festival, and this year’s event is set to host a variety of classic independent auto manufacturer vehicles.

The third annual Antique American Independent Automobile Association show will be held April 12 in conjunction with the Bluebonnet Trails Festival in Ennis.

Ennis man jailed for assault

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Ennis police arrested a man early Tuesday morning pending charges of assault causing bodily injury.

Lions maul Lancaster Tigers 18-2

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The Ennis Lions (10-9, 2-3) had a powerful offensive outing against the Lancaster Tigers (0-4) Tuesday evening. The Lions finished 18-2 during five innings of play.

Super shares district plans

EDN photo by Phil Banker / Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman spoke to the Ennis Rotary Club on Tuesday about proposed changes to a number of programs in the district.

Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman outlined a number of initiatives he and his administrators are considering at the Tuesday meeting of the Ennis Rotary Club.

EPT opens ‘Harvey’ Friday

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With her second show in Ennis, Shelley Aubrey is reveling in the sweet satisfaction of a well-cast local theater production that tells a touching, uplifting story in the midst of considerable laughs.

New speedbumps slowing traffic near school

EDN photo by Phil Banker / Ennis ISD workers finished installing speedbumps on Lions Drive over Spring Break. Ennis Junior High Principal Kristin Byno said they will enhance student safety during peak traffic times.

Potential speeders on West Lions Drive near Lion Memorial Stadium might want to slow down in the future.

Lady Lions steamroll Lancaster 16-1

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The Ennis Lady Lions (21-4, 8-0 in district), fresh of an 11-0 victory over Mansfield Summit on Friday, put away the Lancaster Lady Tigers 16-1 in three innings on Monday night.

Sherbet selected for voter admin job

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Interim Elections Administrator Bruce Sherbet took the position on a permanent basis during Monday’s meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners Court.

School weighs food service contract

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New school lunch regulations loom on the horizon as Ennis ISD prepares to renew its contract with food service company Sodexo.

Bluebonnets in bloom

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / Ennis Bluebonnets have begun blooming in select parts of the community, with some significant coverage beginning in areas around I-45. This photo was taken off Biloxi Drive.

Bluebonnets are blooming in Ennis.

Last barricades are down

EDN Photo by Nick Todaro / Work crews cleared the last barricades standing in downtown Ennis on Friday, just a bit more than 10 months after they went up in the aftermath of the EF-1 tornado on May 17, 2013.

Ennis residents saw their downtown on Friday shed the last scraps of wood that stood sentry over damage caused by last May’s tornado.

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