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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.

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.

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