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Nepal native continues to seek local help

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There was little to think about when Krish Lamichhane heard of the devastating earthquake that shook the place he still calls home. He knew immediately it was his job to help. Along with other members of the Nepalese Society of Texas, based in Dallas, the local owner of the convenience store, Charlie’s Grocery, took a […]

City: Protect yourself from mosquitos

The Ennis Department of Health Services is urging Ennis residents to protect themselves from mosquitos. A release obtained by The Ennis Daily News Wednesday asks residents to eliminate any standing water on their property. This could include birdbaths, pet water dishes, clogged rain gutters, tire piles, ditches and buckets. Mosquitos only need one or two […]

Intruder shot, jailed

Tuesday afternoon Ellis County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a home in the 1500 block of Saint Andrews Drive, just outside of Ovilla, after a homeowner said she believed she shot and injured a man who was breaking into her home. According to the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect, 33-year-old Trenton Eugene Sinyard, of […]

Perfect Attendance = Perfect Drive from Ennis Ford

Ennis Ford, which offered one Ennis student with perfect attendance a free car upon graduation, will have to break the tie after as many as 32 may finish the year without missing a day. To be eligible, students have to own a valid driver’s license while maintaining perfect presence during roll call at Ennis High […]

Rotarian holding annual Cancer Memorial Golf Tournament

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Rotarian Al Boon announced the date for the Boon family’s annual Cancer Memorial Golf Tournament. He spoke about his late older brother, E.K. Boon. He mentioned the fact that his brother was a man’s man, a lady’s man and a veteran. He survived three injuries sustained in the Vietnam War, but cancer ultimately took his […]

Unity One draws DJ Dupree

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In a little more than a week, Unity in the Community will throw its annual Unity One Summer Music Festival in downtown Ennis, and a dozen artists are getting ready to take the stage in what the community feels is going to be the best Unity One festival yet. On June 13, the place to […]

Fatal officer-involved shooting ends chase, standoff; two dead near Italy

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A fatal officer-involved shooting ended a police chase and standoff Tuesday night in Italy on Interstate 35. According to police the two suspects, who led police on a lengthy, more-than-two-hour chase down numerous roadways in southern Ellis County, were killed, and one Italy police officer received non-life-threatening injuries. At approximately 8:34 p.m., investigators say Italy […]

New Hope Church finds home downtown

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Much has been made of city ordinances regarding establishments who serve alcohol near a church, school or hospital. New Hope Church, who begin holding services downtown this month, have a different point of view. “We’re not here to keep something out,” said senior pastor Buck Marshall, “but rather, to bring something, or someone in,” in […]

Local nurse educates during CPR Week

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Life lessons take on a whole different meaning for local Ennis ISD nurse Lindsey Barak. June 1 through 7 is CPR Week, and Barak recognized it on Tuesday by training people. The class she offers to the public, Lessons for Life, is cheaper than most, and more importantly, she says it’s a chance for people […]

Etiquette training at Lummus School

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To culminate their unit on manners and proper social etiquette, the fifth graders at Jack Lummus Intermediate School had the opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned by participating in the annual Lummus Etiquette Day. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Lummus students earn reading rewards

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During the last few weeks of school, all Lummus students that meet their goal for Accelerated Reader are taken on a shopping spree. Throughout the school year, students earn points for the books that they read and comprehend. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read […]

PRIDE Award nominations due June 11


Only 8 days remain for you to nominate people for The Ennis Daily News’ PRIDE of Ennis Awards. The EDN is taking nominations in the following categories: Entrepreneur of the Year Citizen of the Year Youth of the Year Senior Citizen of the Year Educator of the Year Employee of the Year Public Servant of […]

Nicaraguan team trains in Ennis

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World Outreach Training Center, located at 1107 S. Clay St. in Ennis, is hosting a bilingual conference over three weeks, ending on June 18, in which the primary audience is 35 ministers from Nicaragua. Dr. J. David Ford, who directs More Than Conquerors School of Theology at the same location, has a heart for reaching […]

May wettest month in Ennis in at least 42 years

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May brought an end to a month of weather only a duck would appreciate. According to Ennis’ own weather tracker, Ron Vestal, it was the wettest month in his 42 years of recording the local climate. From his station on North Kaufman Street, his instruments measured 13.18 inches of precipitation in May, the most in […]

Ellis County floodwaters continue to rise

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Record-setting rains have subsided in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but some areas in Ellis County are still being affected in the form of flooding creeks and rivers, and Stephanie Parker, the Ellis County emergency management coordinator, said Monday the flooding hasn’t yet peaked. “We are still expecting water to rise more as Dallas continues to […]

City takes public comment on alcohol distance, passes final budget ordinance


If anyone questioned the city’s concern for the future of downtown Ennis before Monday, they don’t anymore. Continuing debate among the public and the City Commission over the distance of alcohol-selling establishments from the a church, school or hospital in downtown Ennis continued on Monday with a public hearing at City Hall, where the majority […]

Unity One festival bringing community together

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Few music festivals have a goal as important as this one. On June 13 in downtown Ennis, people will gather to hear a wide range of music. From country to soul to jazz and hip hop, the Unity One Summer Music Festival aims to bring all parts of the community together to enjoy performances by […]

Teen Summer Reading Program offers fun, cash

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Students entering grades 7-12 have a great opportunity for fun this summer. The Ennis Public Library is gearing up for another outstanding Teen Summer Read Program. This program, funded by the Friends of the Ennis Public Library (a Greater Ennis United Way Agency), is free and open to area teenagers. The library will host a […]

Swarm of honey bees rescued from tree in downtown Ennis

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After attracting the attention of downtown shoppers on Thursday, a swarm of honey bees were gathered and safely escorted to a new home on the outskirts of Ennis and Bardwell. Cody Atchley, 36, a lifelong resident and Ennis High School graduate, was summoned by Farmers Market director Becky McCarty to intervene. Owner of Outlaw Honey […]

Nominate people for Ennis PRIDE Awards


Two weeks remain for you to nominate people for The Ennis Daily News’ PRIDE of Ennis Awards. The EDN is taking nominations in the following categories: Entrepreneur of the Year Citizen of the Year Youth of the Year Senior Citizen of the Year Educator of the Year Employee of the Year Public Servant of the […]

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