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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.

Educator speaks at White House

Rafranz Davis, standing in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., graduated from Ennis High School in 1993, and she currently works as the Instructional Technology Director for Arlington ISD.

One Ennis resident was recently invited to speak at the White House about technology in education.

EISD plans vision statement

John Chapman, EISD superintendent is working to form a vision statement for the district.

Counted on to lead the eleven schools within the EISD, the school board plans to unveil a vision statement by early 2015.

Playoff tickets on sale

Photo by Bruce Lattimer / Drake Kuehn (44) celebrates after sacking Timberview's Devin Williams on a last-ditch 4th down.

Thanks to a last minute chopping down of No. 4 ranked Timberview, No. 7 ranked Ennis (10-2) has advanced to play The Colony (9-3) in Friday’s regional semifinal at Lumpkins Stadium in Waxahachie. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Midlothian child abuser sentenced to 45 years

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Sheena Armstrong was sentenced to serve 45 years in prison after pleading guilty to a first degree felony charge of injury to a child on Friday.

Rematch filled with questions

brucelattimer.com / Head coach Jack Alvarez brandishes the hardware that was awarded to the victors of last Friday's bi-district win over Sulphur Springs.

When No. 7 ranked Ennis faces No. 3 Timberview on Friday in Mansfield, a rematch of their season opener, the storylines will be clear.

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