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EISD touts positive fiscal ranking

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Ennis Independent School District has received another in a string of superior financial ratings. District official announced the designation during Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled school board meeting. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

State gives three EISD schools high marks


What is being described as “incredible state assessments” by EISD Superintendent John Chapman, a recently released state accountability rating indicates that three local schools scored big in each of seven categories. An accomplishment puts them in rare company, according to school officials. Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… […]

Driver rear ends EISD school bus


No injuries were reported following a collision Monday morning between a pickup truck and an EISD school bus on State Hwy. 34. Get the full story in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Stay informed, subscribe today!

Be sure to stop!

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Just two weeks into the 2016 school year, two Austin ISD students, one elementary age and the other high school-age, were struck by vehicles after exiting their school buses and attempting to cross the street. Following the incidences, AISD police reported their stop arm cameras caught between 900 and 1,000 violators of drivers failing to […]

Hughes brings a world of experience to EISD

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Dr. Howard Hughes wants to see all of the students he encounters to succeed after high school; he wants that to be clear. Get the details on this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Become a subscriber today!

EJHS cheerleaders bring home big awards

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After reaping a wheelbarrow full of awards at the University Cheerleaders Association summer camp at the Great Wolf Lodge, the Ennis Junior High School cheer team has plenty of reasons to be proud. Read all about it in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Subscribe today!

Ennis set to debut largest band in school history

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Friday’s Ennis road football game at Kincaide Stadium in South Dallas will kickoff the 2016 edition of the Big E marching band, which, reportedly, is the largest group in school history. Get the details for this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News! Stay informed, become a subscriber today.

‘I’m following a legacy’


Three weeks since Ennis High School horticulture teacher Kelly Boston’s sudden passing, his legacy continues to surface on campus as a lasting impact. Students and staff alike are not only feeling the void but, more powerfully, are reflecting on his influence in their lives with a myriad of expressions. His horticulture classroom bears creative statements […]

New year, new principals at six of 11 EISD campuses

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Fall leaves may be months away from turning but six of 11 EISD campuses are starting classes with a new principal at the helm. Find this story and more in the Sunday edition of The Ennis Daily News…

EISD makes the grade in state assessment

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The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released numbers for the 2014-2015 school year regarding education standards in the state, with 94 percent of districts and 88 percent of public schools meeting minimum education standards. Learn how each individual school in the district scored… Pick up a copy of Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

GAKAC event set for Saturday at EHS

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Saturday’s community event for children, youth and families, Give-A-Kid-A-Chance, takes place at Ennis High School from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. More than 1,400 kids along with their parents will receive a boost of support prior to the start of the school year. Hundreds of volunteers will be providing a new uniform and school supplies, […]

EISD preps for new year, new timekeeping

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The Ennis Independent School District is keeping up with the times. Rather than requiring 180 days in the classroom each scholastic year, district officials announced a decision to count like their students do, watching the clock by minutes and hours. The move to make a shift in timekeeping methodology was unanimously approved by the Ennis […]

Tax-free weekend kicks off back to school season

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Families across Texas will take advantage of the sales tax holiday this weekend, Aug. 5-7. The annual event gives parents an opportunity to make back-to-school shopping more affordable. Find details on this report and much more in the Friday edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Ennis responds to Boston’s passing


Response to the tragic accident on July 29 in Colorado that took the life of Ennis High School herbology teacher, Kelly Boston, one of the city’s most respected people, continues to have a ripple effect. Students and friends created a memorial in Kelly’s honor outside the greenhouse where Kelly spent much of his time while […]

Former Teacher of the Year killed in head-on crash

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Kelly Boston, a beloved Ennis High School teacher, husband and father of two was killed Friday night in a car accident while on a family vacation in Colorado. The 47-year-old teacher was driving on Colorado State Highway 9 near Fairplay when the GMC Acadia he was driving collided head-on with a Chevrolet 1500, according to […]

Good stories abound at Ennis Public Library

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The Ennis Public Library has been busy the past couple of months encouraging children to read throughout the summer. Tuesday afternoon the EPL hosted an End-of-Summer water party on the back lawn. Giant inflatable bounce houses, the kind made for water, welcomed 160 kids and parents who earned an invitation for meeting the goals of […]

Ennis girl plans trip to inauguration

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April Dvorak wants to be president of the United States. First, though, she plans to see the next president sworn in at the inauguration in January 2017. For more on this story, pick up Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Subscribe today and get both print and digital for one low price!

Ennis HS band gets marching orders

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Ennis summer band gets started Monday, August 1, and the rewards of their dedication begin rolling in throughout the fall. Gary Goodwin, their veteran director, is confident this edition will continue the tradition of excellence fans have seen for nearly 60 years. Pick up The Ennis Daily News Tuesday edition to get the full story… […]

Ortiz details info about mediation, how EISD built case

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This is the third and concluding installment in a series concerning Cassandra Ortiz vs. Ennis Independent School District. For Cassie Ortiz, the decision to sue Ennis Independent School District was something she believes she had to do. Her feelings of frustration toward school administrators had festered until she could no longer sit around, which is […]

Give a Kid a Chance preps for Aug. 13 event


Give a Kid a Chance is set for its ninth year of service to kids and families in Ennis. Slated for Saturday, August 13 at Ennis High School, more than 1,400 youth will experience what it means to live in a community that cares for its own. “It’s right around the corner,” said coordinator Marty […]

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