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Creel crowned queen

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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.

Meet the Lions tonight at stadium

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Citizens and fans of Ennis High School are invited to “Meet the Lions” tonight, promptly at 7:00 p.m. at Lions Memorial Stadium.

Ennis ISD meets state standards

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All Ennis ISD campuses met state standards for accountability this year, with several campuses winning distinctions according to EISD Director of Assessment Keith Larson.

EISD to present balanced budget

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Lisa Fincher, Ennis ISD Superintendent of Finance, said Tuesday night the district will present a balanced budget on Aug. 26, averting a million-dollar budget deficit first feared back in June.

Junior High open house Monday

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New principal Ryan McCabe has announced an open house for students entering the seventh and eighth grades, along with their parents, on Monday, Aug. 18.

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.

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