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State championship tickets on sale now

Photo by brucelattimer.com / Seniors Devin Smith (10) and John Lopez (33) add to the coup de gras, a 71-yard touchdown to finish off Canutillo, 41-13, to advance to Friday's state championship game.

Fans wanting tickets to see Ennis play for its fifth state championship can purchase them at a discounted rate from the high school athletic department office.

Avalon School given highest honor

Avalon ISD students, administration and faculty stand on the steps of the Ellis County Courthouse. Students in the front hold the plaque and flag that Del Bosque and his two principals received in Washington, D.C.

Academic excellence is something that can be found right here in Ellis County.

Lions meet Canutillo in Lubbock

Photo by brucelattimer.com / Senior signal-caller Devin Smith will be at the helm for Ennis' Team Maroon for tonight's kickoff at 7 p.m.

What started five weeks ago with 64 teams vying for the Class 5A state championship has been pared to four, including Ennis and El Paso Canutillo. they are the only Top Ten teams remaining in the hunt for the Division II title.

Lions game on TV, radio livestream

Photo by brucelattimer.com / Thousands of Maroon Platoon fans, like the mohawked David Kuehn, are expected in Lubbock on Friday. Some shake colored canisters, partially filled with gravel, as part of the crowd experience.

Ennis fans now have their options expanded for catching the state semifinal football game Friday.

State Semifinals tickets now on sale

Photo by brucelattimer.com / The Lions raise the regional championship trophy after topping South Oak Cliff, 31-14. Ennis has won 12 consecutive games and, as big game hunters, can secure a berth in the state finals with a win Friday in Lubbock.

The only two remaining Top 10, Class 5A, Division II teams in the playoff, No. 7 Ennis and No. 10 Canutillo, will meet at 7 p.m. Friday at Lowrey Field at Plains Capital Park in Lubbock.

Ennis to play state semi in Lubbock

football tease

Ennis will play El Paso Canutillo at 7 p.m. Friday at Plains Capital Park in Lubbock. The Lions will play as the home team at Lowery Field, located at 66th Street and Avenue P.

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.

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.

Ovilla drama wins at state

Ovilla Christian School's drama troupe displays the state championship trophy.

Ovilla Christian School produced a one-act play that recently won both a district and a state championship in drama for the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools.

Education Foundation raises $150K

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Formed in late January of 2014, the Ennis ISD Education Foundation is ready to put into practice their mission of improving academic skills and character development in students within the Ennis ISD.

New school in Palmer underway

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Construction of the new Palmer Elementary School is proceeding on schedule towards its June 16 target.

United Way receives record donations

United Way

Ennis Independent School District and JTEKT Automotive recently pledged record donation amounts to the Greater Ennis United Way.

Spotlight: Ennis Junior High, New principal building a team

Superhero Day at Ennis Junior High School witnessed a cameo appearance by new principal Ryan McCabe, who touched down on campus as Superman. Dusty Knotts, English-Language Arts teacher, tugs on his cape.

Building a team is just part of what new EJH principal Ryan McCabe is doing to lead a lively campus forward.
Just three months into his first year the catalyst speaks glowingly of the leadership, faculty and especially the students at 3101 Ensign Rd.

Chapman talks at luncheon

Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman spoke about several changes that have started during the beginning of his tenure at EISD on Monday at the Chamber of Commerce awards luncheon.

Creel crowned queen

Palmer Varsity Football vs. Rice

Palmer High School senior Harlie Creel was named homecoming queen by her peers last Friday night at halftime of the Palmer vs. Rice football game.

Bowie in need of funds for playground

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Bowie Elementary School is in need of additional funds to help complete a playground equipment installation project, according to the school’s principal Chad Corbett.

Boys and Girls Club coming to Houston Elementary

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Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Carey Bryan said he hopes the club’s new program at Sam Houston Elementary School helps serve more children who need the most help.

School board adopts balanced budget

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The Ennis ISD School Board adopted a balanced budget for the upcoming year, while also keeping the current tax rate of $1.54 per $100.

EISD presents literacy initiative

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Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman and the district’s new director of elementary curriculum instruction spoke Tuesday at the Ennis Rotary Club on their new approach to teaching literacy to EISD students.

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