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Ennis advances to Elite Eight

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The Ennis High School softball team continues to follow the seasoned leadership of head coach Rodney McNeill. For 10 years he has been at the helm and for a decade the Lady Lions have cleared one hurdle after another.

Ranch gets Lions football

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Corsicana-based radio station 106.9 The Ranch will once again broadcast Ennis sports starting next fall, according to the station’s sales manager Nick Jordan.

Ennis answers the bell, knocks out Poteet, 10-5

Ennis Lady Lions vs. Mesquite Poteet Region II Semifinals Game 1

RED OAK — The No. 5 ranked Ennis High School softball team stood tall on Thursday, countering everything Mesquite Poteet threw at them with an impressive 10-5 win in the opener of a best-of-three series.

Austin students show off good manners

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Students at Austin Elementary earned a special lunch Wednesday giving them to chance to show off their newly-learned fine dining table manners.

Commissioner, trustees sworn in


The winners of Saturday’s election were sworn in on their respective boards Tuesday night, with Ward 3 Commissioner Ken Hackney taking his place on the Ennis City Commission while Trustees Kelly McManus and Jennifer Haden joining the Ennis ISD School Board.

Ennis rises to No. 5 in state

Ennis Daily News photo by Phil Banker / Ennis Lady Lions left fielder Julia Hollingsworth beat the tag for a leadoff triple Friday night against the Jacksonville Maidens. The Lady Lions held on for a 13-5 victory to clinch the bi-district championship.

The Ennis High School softball team moved up one spot to No. 5 in this week’s Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 4A poll.

EHS to issue Chromebooks to new freshmen

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Ennis ISD is taking one of its most popular technology initiatives in a new direction.

Ennis tramples Lovejoy in 18-1 rout

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The Ennis Lady Lions, fresh off a comeback victory Friday night, dismantled the Lovejoy Lady Leopards 18-1 in five innings on Saturday morning.

Changes made after child leaves school

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Palmer ISD Superintendent Kevin Noack said new protocols are in place after a Palmer Elementary student left school grounds during recess and went missing for almost an hour.

Lady Lions fall 9-2 to Lovejoy

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The Ennis Lady Lions didn’t hit one ball past the infield Thursday night, losing to the Lovejoy Lady Leopards 9-2 and find themselves playing tonight for their playoff lives.

‘Shattered Dreams’ teaches harsh reality

EDN Photo by Phil Banker / Students watched a simulated crash scene on Thursday morning as part of the Shattered Dreams program.

IMPACT Ennis and the EHS Student Council presented a simulated car crash Thursday morning outside Ennis High School in the hopes of preventing such a crash from happening for real.

Candidates talk school issues

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The Ennis Public Library hosted the second ever Ennis ISD candidate forum Thursday, with three of the four candidates vying for two seats on the board answering questions on topics ranging from school security to campus security.

Schools switching to Google

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Ennis ISD will be converting to Google Apps for its email and calendar services next month, both saving money and allowing easier access to information for both school employees and parents.

Nursing scholarships to be awarded

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Interest in the Patsy Blazek Nursing Scholarship almost tripled from last year’s numbers, according to the scholarship’s founder Jimmy Blazek.

Bowie receives Dart Co. grant

Submitted photo / Dart Container Corporation donated $5,000 to Bowie Elementary on April 15 as part of its Dart Foundation Grant program. The grant, meant to bolster math and science education in the classroom, will be used to purchase several Apple TV devices and educational science apps.

Bowie Elementary received a grant for $5,000 on April 15 from Dart Container Corporation.

Job fair returning to EHS

EDN file photo / The 2013 job fair was a quickly organized affair, but still saw significant student participation. This year's event, planned further in advance, is expected to be even more highly attended.

The Ennis High School job fair which began in 2013 did well enough to come back for another go, according to school officials.

Lady Lions finish perfect district season

Photo by EnnisFootball.com / Short stop Michaela Cochran helped keep the Mansfield Summit Lady Jaguars scoreless for three innings Tuesday night, and hit the game-winning hit in the bottom of the 7th inning.

The Ennis Lady Lions (25-4, 14-0 district) trailed for the first time this year in district play during Tuesday night’s game against the Mansfield Summit Lady Jaguars, but came back in the final two innings to win the game 5-4 and seal the Lions’ 50th consecutive district win.

Cox talks education foundation


Tim Cox, board president of the Ennis ISD Educational Foundation, said local businesses should expect to receive fundraising requests beginning in May.

School board honors Boyd, Strunc

EDN Photo by Phil Banker / Ennis ISD board trustees Miles Strunc and Mack Boyd were honored at the Tuesday night meeting for their many years of service. Strunc and Boyd will retire after serving on the board for nine and 15 years, respectively.

The Ennis ISD Board of Trustees honored two members nearing the end of long terms of service.

Austin honored with new flag

EDN photo by Phil Banker / U.S. Representative Joe Barton, along with his son Jack and two other Austin Elementary students, presents a new flag to Austin Principal Denise Winnett. Barton said the flag flew over the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 19, 2013, the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.

The faculty, staff and students welcomed U.S. Congressman Joe Barton on Monday morning as he presented a new American flag to the school.

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