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Another brick in the wall: Ennis native collects them by the thousands

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When 70-year old Milton Booher speaks of his affection for his brick barn, it has nothing to do with the Commodores’ 1977 hit song, “Brick House.” “But I remember that song,” he says with a laugh. Instead, the lifelong resident of Ennis has a 30-foot by 20-foot garage he refers to as his brick barn, […]

Leggett & Platt could add 60 jobs


A swift city commission meeting Monday evening at City Hall included an update on an industrial project, revealing the Economic Development Corporation could be closer to closing a deal that would add at least 60 new jobs in Ennis. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition […]

Building Clocks


Construction of Clocks is happening at Travis Elementary in Ennis. Mrs. Edwards’ first grade class is learning the parts of a clock and telling time to the hour. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Honoring a Giant: Jack Lummus to be inducted into New York’s Ring of Honor

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World War II hero and one of Ennis’ greatest sons, Jack Lummus, will be inducted into the New York Giants’ Ring of Honor alongside three other Giants greats. The inducation will occur Sunday at halftime of the New York Giants-San Francisco 49ers game in New Jersey. Lummus is famous locally and beyond for his efforts […]

KJZT donates to Helping Hands

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Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas-KJZT Society #16 held a fundraiser benefiting Helping Hands of Ennis. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Building Readers

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Mrs. Acosta’s first grade students at Sam Houston Elementary love Daily 5 and have really built up their stamina. They are shown here working hard on Read to Self and Read to Someone. Students pictured from left to right: Miguel Campos, Matthew Williams, Gael Alvarado and Osten Herrera. See the report in the Ennis Daily […]

Theatre Rocks! presents Deathtrap


Deathtrap by Ira Levin opens this Friday, Oct. 9, at Theatre Rocks! This comedy-thriller brings twists and turns that takes it’s audience on a ride they will be talking about long after the last curtain call. All stage veterans, the top-notch cast includes: Larry LeMaster as Sidney Bruhl, Caryn Spaniel as Myra Bruhl, Eric Hanson […]

Two place at State Fair

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Chase Schlottman (10th grader at Ennis High School) and Jayden Phillips (sixth grader at Lummus Intermediate School) represented EISD in the Texas State Fair Commercial Breeding Gilt Show and both did very well last week. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

New equipment tames potholes for travelers

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Ellis County roads, a priority in County Commissioner Lane Grayson’s campaign, received and immediately put to use a new piece of equipment that effectively fills pot-holes. Grayson reported the DuraPatcher Truck, purchased as part of the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget, was received on Sept. 17. It was put to work the day it arrived at […]

Pink Power Walking

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Lakisha Wells and her non-profit organization Chics in Pink Stilettos organized their first breast cancer awareness walk in 2012, when 60 people participated. In only three years, Wells has watched participation in the Ennis Pink Power walk skyrocket. “It’s been growing, and it’s blowing my mind this year. It almost leaves me speechless,” she said. […]

Recycling Program at Bowie

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Bowie Elementary in Ennis has a recycling program for paper. Every Thursday at 2:15 p.m., the Paper Retrievers, who are selected third grade students, collect the paper boxes from each classroom. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Morning Crew on the Job

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The Bowie Morning Crew is on the job, helping with morning announcements transmitted live to the classrooms, at Bowie Elementary School in Ennis.

MTC launches free classes, new radio

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More Than Conquerors School of Theology, located on South Clay Street in Ennis, has announced a fall line-up of free courses for area adults. In 2012 Dr. J. David Ford purchased the former Claystone Health Care Center and has turned the facility into a hub of Christian education. Starting next week MTC will offer three […]

First 2015-16 meeting at Miller

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The PTO at Dorie Miller Intermediate School held its first meeting of the school year last Thursday, Sept. 24, in the Miller cafeteria. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

High Five Friday at Lummus

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Another great “High Five Friday” was brought to Jack Lummus Intermediate School, this time by the Ennis varsity tennis team. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Kin to the West: Famed gunfighter’s family settled in Ennis

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Details are sketchy about the Old West outlaws believed to have plied their trade in Ennis’ early days but the family of one famous gunslinger was among this city’s pioneer residents. John Wesley Hardin, the legendary gunfighter, never set his spurs –– or waved his .44-caliber –– in Ennis but some of his uncles, aunts […]

Walker addresses questions at town hall meeting

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While Mayor Pro-Tem Matt Walker anticipated his town hall meeting Thursday might have been a difficult one in the wake of city manager Chuck Ewings’ resignation, which became official Friday, the question-and-answer session turned more into a scatter shoot as he took on topics one at a time. Other topics included streets, the city’s comprehensive […]

Send us your holiday recipes and stories!

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We want your holiday recipes Get out your holiday recipes! The Ennis Daily News is getting ready to publish its holiday edition of Hometown Living magazine and we want to feature some good holiday eats. Whether it’s something for Thanksgiving or Christmas, we’ll accept your recipes through Friday, Oct. 9. Just drop them off at […]

Be The Church: Avenue takes on hefty county community service project

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The Avenue Church is new to town, and they’re offering a fresh new look at how church is done. “It’s something that started around four years ago for us,” local Avenue campus pastor Zach Wright said in an interview Thursday. “We were finding some more ways we could be serving in our community, and we […]

Still Ticking: Frank’s Towne historic clock sent for repair, brings back memories

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When Henrietta Novotny’s husband, Frank, died of cancer in 1998, one of his last wishes was to close their iconic downtown jewelry store Frank’s Towne. While the Novotnys’ aim was to always provide a reliable shopping experience and to develop a relationship with the community, they would never have imagined their legacy would still be […]

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