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EISD adds new administrators

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Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman announced Saturday the creation of three new administrative positions and the hiring of two new administrators.

District releases improvement plan

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The Ennis ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved improvement plans for the district as a whole as well as each campus on Tuesday night.

Foundation developing plans for 2014-15

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Ennis ISD Education board members are awaiting approval from the IRS on their tax exempt status, but that’s not stopping the board from getting working on a number of projects to prepare itself once it is an official 501(c)(3) entity.

Junior High names new principal

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Changes in leadership at Ennis Junior High School continue as EISD officials confirmed Tuesday Principal Kristin Byno accepted a job at Richardson ISD, to be replaced by Travis Elementary Principal Ryan McCabe, according to EISD Director of Communications Art Del Barrio.

Commission, school board to meet jointly

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The city’s elected officials will hold a rare joint meeting at 6 p.m. tonight at the Ennis State Bank Event Center.

Softball coach moves to EJHS

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After leading the Ennis High School girls softball team to new heights during the past decade, head coach Rodney McNeill has resigned to accept an offer to become an assistant principal at Ennis Junior High.

Summer meal program expanding

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Ennis ISD officials announced Tuesday night that the annual summer meal program offered by the district has expanded to eight total sites.

School board works to avoid $1M deficit

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The Ennis ISD School Board gave recommendations to Assistant Superintendent of Finance Lisa Fincher on how to move forward with budget planning to avoid a possible $1 million budget deficit.

Lady Lions fall to Aledo

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AUSTIN — A slow start and a handful of mysterious calls combined with a hot-hitting Aledo team led to a 10-3 loss for Ennis in the Class 4A championship on Saturday.

Ennis one win away from crown

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AUSTIN — Ennis rallied from a four-run deficit to stun top-ranked and previously undefeated Barbers Hill, 8-7, to advance to the Class 4A championship game on Saturday.

‘Honor Flight’ awards scholarships to students

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Honor Flight of Ellis County awarded three Ennis High School seniors with $1,000 for their work honoring local veterans of World War II.

Veterans, teacher shares service with students

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Jack Lummus Intermediate School held a Memorial Day assembly Friday, led by fifth grade teacher Ron Bramhall, an Army veteran.

Lady Lions earn chance to win crown

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In a season filled with milestone victories, the No. 4 ranked Ennis softball team has now earned the chance to add to the list. They won a berth in this week’s state semifinals, Friday morning in Austin.

Cody announces tennis scholarships

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Prior to the start of the annual Cody Memorial Scholarship Tournament on Friday, four local tennis players were awarded college scholarships.

Ennis advances to Elite Eight

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The Ennis High School softball team continues to follow the seasoned leadership of head coach Rodney McNeill. For 10 years he has been at the helm and for a decade the Lady Lions have cleared one hurdle after another.

Ranch gets Lions football

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Corsicana-based radio station 106.9 The Ranch will once again broadcast Ennis sports starting next fall, according to the station’s sales manager Nick Jordan.

Ennis answers the bell, knocks out Poteet, 10-5

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RED OAK — The No. 5 ranked Ennis High School softball team stood tall on Thursday, countering everything Mesquite Poteet threw at them with an impressive 10-5 win in the opener of a best-of-three series.

Austin students show off good manners

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Students at Austin Elementary earned a special lunch Wednesday giving them to chance to show off their newly-learned fine dining table manners.

Commissioner, trustees sworn in

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The winners of Saturday’s election were sworn in on their respective boards Tuesday night, with Ward 3 Commissioner Ken Hackney taking his place on the Ennis City Commission while Trustees Kelly McManus and Jennifer Haden joining the Ennis ISD School Board.

Ennis rises to No. 5 in state

Ennis Daily News photo by Phil Banker / Ennis Lady Lions left fielder Julia Hollingsworth beat the tag for a leadoff triple Friday night against the Jacksonville Maidens. The Lady Lions held on for a 13-5 victory to clinch the bi-district championship.

The Ennis High School softball team moved up one spot to No. 5 in this week’s Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 4A poll.

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