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Bank day helps students save

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Kids are learning the value of a dollar at a younger age. Sixth graders at both intermediate schools in town – Lummus and Doris Miller – have been saving up their money while learning about how a bank functions with the Ennis State Bank “Bank Day” program. Students are allowed, for a limited time, to […]

Austin students visit EDN

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Remember what it was like to be a kid and wonder, “What will I be when I grow up?” Austin Elementary students visited the Ennis Daily News Office Wednesday to get a taste of the newspaper business. Students floated from advertising, editorial, and the publisher’s office. They even took a trip into the back to […]

McCabe is Good Citizen

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Kayla McCabe, senior at Ennis High School, is the winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Essay contest. She is the daughter of Ryan and Lanna McCabe. Kayla’s counselor described her with the word “WOW.” Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Jumping rope for heart

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Students at Austin Elementary jumped rope and hula-hooped for the American Heart Association last week. The students brought money from home and sought sponsorship from family and friends to raise money for the AHA. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Learning to recycle

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These Sam Houston Elementary students are learning to recycle. See the Ennis Daily News on Tuesday, Feb. 24, for photos from Sam Houston regarding learning the solar system, mighty milers, 100 days smarter, and learning to recycle. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Weather wreaks havoc in Ennis

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Ennis area schools were canceled on Monday and Tuesday following the arrival of a Colorado Rockies weather front that turned heavy rains on Sunday in various forms of frozen precipitation overnight.

Students worship after school

EDN photo by Justin Tubbs / One of the girls bible study groups gathers and talks about Lot in the book of Genesis at Thursday's Kids Beach Club at Austin Elementary.

Tabernacle has teamed up with Church of Christ and Damascus Road Fellowship to give young students an after-school opportunity to practice their faith and participate in bible lessons, worship songs, games, snacks and prize give-aways.

ESB educates EHS class with tour

EDN Photo by Justin Tubbs / Bramlet Beard, president and CEO of Ennis State Bank, helps students file into the vault during a bank tour on Thursday.

Ennis State Bank continues to provide educational opportunities for students.

Puppeteer crafting artistic future

An Ennis boy is flexing his creative muscle, one project at a time.

The deal is sealed: Lockhart, Thomspon, Kuehn, Lane sign LOI

EDN photo by Mark Warde / National Signing Day at Ennis began with James Lockhart, flanked by his parents - Jennifer Nunnery and James Lockhart, Sr., signing with Texas A&M University. He was recruited to play defensive end.

Three standout football players and a four-time All-District soccer star from Ennis High School signed a binding national letter of intent on Wednesday morning with four Texas colleges.

Ennis ISD works to shatter drug myths

EDN photo by Justin Tubbs / Betsy Segura (right) teaches Ennis students about drug abuse facts.

High school students learned facts about drugs Wednesday as part of a week-long effort to educate young people on the truth about drugs.

Annual Powder Puff football game ends in tie

www.photosbylezley.com / Senior Sarah Slovak  catches a pass and carries the ball into the end zone, splitting two defenders, during Thursday's Powder Puff football game. She had the lone score for her team in a 6-6 tie.

Sometimes in sports, the roles have to be reversed.

Reports: Kitna to coach Waxahachie

Photo courtesy of The News  Tribune's Dean J. Kopfler / Former NFL quarterback Jon Kitna is heading to Waxahachie as the new football coach, according to multiple reports.

National and area media outlets have been buzzing over the past 24 hours with reports that Waxahachie Independent School District will hire former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Jon Kitna as head coach of the Indians football team.

EJH flooding cancels school

Photo by Kevin Becker / Water extraction trucks (pictured) were parked outside Ennis Junior High School Thursday morning after extensive flooding was found to have affected most of the school.

Ennis Junior High students may be happy, but school officials and administrators were scrambling to find a fix to a broken water pipe Thursday morning.

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

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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.

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