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Trustees adopt new EISD budget

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Members of the board of trustees adopted a balanced budget proposal by the Ennis Independent School District. General fund expenditures were planned to increase by approximately 6 percent over last year. That represents a three percent increase in property values and another three percent coming in enrollment growth. The latter, the district’s average daily attendance […]

Time to pick ‘Best of the Best’


Who has the freshest flowers? Who do you trust with your vehicle? Whose pepperoni pizza can you not live without? Who gave the greatest haircuts? What’s the best motel for your guests to stay? Who takes the best care of your teeth? These, and many other questions, will be answered in the near future. By […]

Sheriff’s vehicle situation resolved

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The fear surrounding 10 temporarily decommissioned sheriff’s deputies’ vehicles has passed, according to County Judge Carol Bush. At Monday’s commissioners court meeting, Bush commended county purchasing agent Jodi Platt on resolving the situation. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the […]

Shift in conversation for county budget

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It appears the county is moving on to other business. At least, that was the attitude of citizens who spoke at Monday’s county budget hearing at the Ellis County Historic Courthouse in Waxahachie. The main budget issue two weeks ago – before a full budget was even proposed – revolved around the use of fiscal […]

Ennis Golden Circle is haven of fun for senior citizens

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The Ennis Golden Circle Activity Center, still going strong after nearly four decades, promises to remain as popular with local senior citizens under the management of Jean Nelson as it was during Mary Nell Glaspy’s 17-year tenure as director. “She left me some big little shoes to fill!” Nelson laughed. “Anyone who knows Mary Nell, […]

United Way prepares for 2015 campaign

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As the Greater Ennis United Way gears up for its 2015 campaign, board president Tre Bischof has set lofty expectations. United Way’s new goal of $340,000 set by Bischof and the rest of the United Way board is $15,000 higher than last year’s record-setting fundraising campaign, which drew in $325,000, the most ever raised by […]

Palmer’s Adam Pennings revives one-room schoolhouse

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Some people go down in history. Adam Pennings, however, can travel back in time before telephones and then return the same day in time to play World of Warcraft with people around the globe. The 15-year old from Palmer is one of 30 to 40 area young people who are fulfilling a pivotal role at […]

McCabe among top world archers

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In Kayla McCabe’s high school career, she has proven she is good at more than just a few things. The recent Ennis High graduate has taken blue ribbons in livestock showing, woodwork and has managed to pull off good grades all the while. Her most recent venture into archery has proven just as successful. See […]

Serving others a unified purpose


Serving the needs of fellow Ennis residents, the ninth year of Give a Kid a Chance was considered the best ever as nearly 500 families were apportioned tangible support from a large team of volunteers. Organized by churches and involving hundreds of volunteers and a number of civic groups and businesses, GAKAC supplied 1,335 young […]

‘Southern Comforts’ opens season at Theatre Rocks!

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Gus Klingman is a quiet man. A quiet man who likes a lot of space in his home…and really hates the thunderous lightening storms that are so common in New Jersey. He is a widower of six years. Amanda Cross is a Southern Belle from Tennessee who likes to talk…needs to talk…about anything and everything. […]

Building at Bowie

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The start of the 2015-16 school year is around the corner and teachers are getting prepared. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Ennis receives positive West Nile test


Ennis received confirmation from the Texas Department of State Health Services Tuesday that a mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile Virus. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Driver with child in car leads short police chase

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An Amarillo man led Ennis police on a short chase late last Thursday with a child in his car. According to police, 24-year-old Parnell Andres was clocked by an Ennis police officer at 111 miles per hour on Interstate 45 near midnight. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up […]

What lower tax rate means to Ennis


Some citizens are wondering why the city’s proposed property tax rate is falling from 69.5 cents per $100 assessed value this year to 66.9 cents next year. City manager Chuck Ewings answered that question and more Tuesday when The Ennis Daily News reached out to him. “Mostly it has to do with growth in (property) […]

I-45 crash kills Dallas man

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A Dallas man was killed Sunday night after he crashed his SUV on Interstate 45 south 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!

Dance avoided, rainless streak ends

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Local weather watcher Ron Vestal, who has been charting Ennis conditions for 42 years, recorded rain for the first time in 47 days when a brief shower skirted across town on Monday. “Previously, the longest stretch without rain was 44 days,” he said after the surprising precipitation. “Some scattered, light gray clouds were present in […]

Commission points out budget blunders

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Budget controversy in Ennis didn’t stop Monday night at the city commission workshop before the official meeting at City Hall. City manager Chuck Ewings and finance director Joel Welch presented a budget and a new city property tax rate lower than expected. The result: a roughly 0.669 percent tax rate compared to the 2014-2015 fiscal […]

New acting workshops and classes

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Phoenix Repertory Players have announced improvisational workshop opportunities in September for acting and dance. PRP couples the decision with a new goal of offering year-round opportunities for young actors and dancers. Established six years ago, the local not-for-profit youth theatre company has previously provided one large theatrical production each semester. See the report in the […]

Bodacious blasts! Todd Jones’ air-horn ready for Lions football

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It’s not quite the biblical trumpet in Zion, but it is a clear call of the Lions. Ennis football fans at home or on the road may have never seen the E-Train air horn or the guy who operates the equipment, but everyone has heard his triumphant blasts. For about 15 or more years Todd […]

Four uninjured in in three-car crash

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Four people escaped serious injury in Ennis Thursday after a teen caused a three-car accident, failing to stop at a red light. According to the report from the crash, 17-year-old Garrett Fitzgerald, of Ennis, was driving his Ford pickup truck eastbound on Lake Bardwell Dr. and ran a red light at the Ensign Road intersection […]

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