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Ennis students at Special Olympics

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Ennis children and teenagers have annually participated, excelled and benefitted from the Special Olympics track meet, which has been sponsored for over 20 years by the Waxahachie ISD. The threat of rain couldn’t deter Tuesday’s event, which was held at Lumpkins Stadium. The clouds never opened and the return of a north wind was chilly but bearable. […]

EJH band is superior

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Ennis Junior High band students, earned the “Sweepstakes” award last Thursday and Friday in both the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic 1 Divisions. Both bands also earned “Superior” ratings from all six judges in Concert and Sightreading.

Expo Winners in Thursday’s EDN

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Brady Whitney of Italy, son of Ricky Whitney and Leslie Underwood, shows a steer during the pee wee showmanship at the Ellis County Youth Expo on Friday, April 10. Complete local results can be found inside Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign […]

Perfect attendance drawing winner

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Ray Martinez, a sixth grader at Dorie Miller Intermediate, was honored for being the most recent winner of a bicycle. His name was drawn from the group of students who had perfect attendance for the third nine weeks. This school year, Miller is drawing one student’s name each nine-week period to encourage students to be […]

School makes solid financial moves

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Two decisions made during Tuesday’s Ennis Independent School District board meeting should result in debt savings and better management of its eleven campuses. The first of two moves, each unanimously approved, was to extend the food service contract with Sodexo to include their management of all EISD maintenance, grounds and custodial services. According to Dr. John E. […]

School board forum Thursday evening

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Ennis’ Chamber of Commerce will host its third annual EISD School Board of Trustees public forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Chamber. “The purpose of the event is to allow the local businessmen and women, and all residents to visit with those individuals who are campaigning for seats on the Ennis ISD Board,” Chamber […]

High-speed rail meeting here Thursday

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The Dallas-Houston high-speed rail has been a controversial topic among Ennis residents, farmers and property owners since the project’s inception. Two of the possible lines cut through Ennis, while one passes outside the city. Some people in Ennis don’t understand why, as the railway would only pass through Ennis, with no stops near the city […]

Farmer opposes high-speed train

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Expressing a dogged determination to stand up to what many feel is the inevitable high speed rail, Ennis farmer Bob Beakley pulls no punches. Stating the proposed location for the train will tear his property apart, the mild-mannered Beakley gets his dander up at the thought of being railroaded by the Texas Central Railway. As […]

Ennis Public Theatre K.I.D.S. Auditions set

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Ennis Public Theatre K.I.D.S. is proud to announce auditions for JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH and the teen production of THE YELLOW BOAT. Auditions are scheduled for this weekend, April 18-19. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Sam Houston students learn value of pets

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Third graders at Sam Houston Elementary in Mrs. Cecelia Bowles’ reading class recently studied how pets can be useful. Students wrote questions to ask Principal Linda Southard about the campus therapy dog, Houston. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the […]

Travis Chicks Hatch

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Travis Elementary students observed 41 eggs in the science lab throughout the month of March. On April 1, fifteen of the eggs hatched. Each class visited the science lab observing the new chicks and adopting one for their classroom. They named and created a birth certificate for their chick. See the report in the Ennis […]

Wray hits hot topics in town hall meeting

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A buzzing, crowded City Hall was the place to be for State Rep. John Wray’s first-ever town hall meeting as a House representative. Sitting before him were a group of citizens whom, after a 30-minute presentation, which included local news of his District Office opening in Waxahachie and news from the State Capitol in Austin, […]

School assessment plans change

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The new USDA recommendations are aimed at helping students make better choices.

Amidst grievances from teachers and school officials from all across the state that the grades 3-8 mathematics STAAR assessments were too difficult for their students, Texas Education Agency announced Wednesday that those assessments would be excluded from the state accountability system in 2015. “The teachers I have spoken with have confidence that Texas students will, […]

Ennis winners at Youth Expo

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Hundreds of youth made their way back to the Ellis County Expo Center on Thursday for the Ellis County Youth Expo. At the beginning of the day, talk among Ennis folks focused mainly around Jayden Phillips’ Grand Champion pig, but as the day went on, there was more to celebrate for Ennis. See the report […]

Lionettes Spring Show April 16-17

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Spotlighting movie theme songs, the Ennis High School Lionettes will present their third annual Spring Show on April 16-17 at the high school auditorium. “A Night at the Cinema” will involve an aesthetic list of entertainment pieces of song titles from different movies or in representation of different film styles. Some movies include the Lion […]

At home, Johnson is coach of the year

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When he was in school, people taught Wyatt Johnson to play the sport he loves. Now the Ennis native has been recognized as one of the best teachers of tennis to junior high students. The Lions coach was named Regional Junior High Coach of the Year late last year. See the report in the Ennis […]

Milam fire damage estimate at $80,000, family getting assistance

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A fire that occurred in the 300 block of West Milam last Friday appeared in the Sunday edition of The Ennis Daily News. Fire marshal Chad Wester says the damage is estimated at nearly $80,000 in total. “Contents of the house, about 15 to 20,000 (dollars), and the house, you’re probably looking at $50,000 to […]

United Way adds Give-A-Kid-A-Chance

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Fresh from capping a record-setting fundraising campaign, the board of the Ennis United Way has approved Give-A-Kid-A-Chance as an affiliated agency. GAKAC, licensed as a non-profit organization as an outreach and service project of Bridge Builders, is a community-wide event in August to provide support to families preparing children for the start of a new […]

World Culture Day at Lummus Intermediate

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Sixth grade students at Lummus Intermediate recently participated in World Culture Day. In addition to many students dressing in cultural clothing, the day involved guest speakers who shared information about five different countries. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the […]

Being green at Travis Elementary

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At Travis Elementary we recycle to earn money and to help the Earth. Mrs. Thomas is in charge of the recycling program at Travis. She started it as a way to raise money for headphones for the two computer labs. It has grown from just recycling Capri Sun drink pouches to recycling cereal bags, ink […]

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