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District sets meetings on new grad plans

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Students entering Ennis High School will have an important choice to make this year, but school officials say they’ll have plenty of help making up their mind.

One act play set for Saturday

Submitted photo / Chauncey Buckley, Amanda Cannady, Daniel Chapman and Blas Alvarado and more star in The Diviners, a play by Jim Leonard Jr. The cast will put on its only public show this Saturday in the EHS Auditorium.

Ennis High School’s One Act Play team will perform for the public one time only at 7 p.m. Saturday at the EHS Auditorium.

Trustees plan for bequest

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The Ennis Independent School District Board of Trustees appointed outgoing member Miles Strunc to head up a committee aimed at overseeing a large bequest from an anonymous donor to fund scholarships.

Spaghetti Supper coming Saturday

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A group of stuffed bears will serve as silent auction items and “Bear Walk” prizes at the Saturday school fundraiser at Bowie Elementary.

Bowie Elementary Principal Chad Corbett is willing to go out of his way to get students enthusiastic about this Saturday’s Spaghetti Supper fundraiser. As far out of his way as on top of the school building itself.

Palmer OKs school plans

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Palmer ISD Superintendent Kevin Noack said Tuesday the district is moving forward with plans to replace the aging Palmer Elementary School as well as install security upgrades at the middle and high schools.

Ag in the Classroom

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Students from both Ennis ISD intermediate schools visited Ennis High School on Friday to learn more about how agriculture touches their daily lives.

Beast Feast raises $4,500 for foundation

Ennis Daily News photo by Phil Banker / Matt Newsom and Alan Linson man the grill at last week’s Beast Feast fundraiser for the Ennis ISD Education Foundation.

The Ennis ISD Education Foundation is off to a running start thanks to funds raised by Feb. 28’s Beast Feast at Grasshopper Ranch.

Eye clinic van filling need

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Lions Club member Neil Roach examines the eyes of Ennis High School senior Nouran Qasem on Wednesday at the Lions Club Mobile Eye Clinic.

The Ennis Lions Club provided free eye exams and glasses prescriptions Wednesday at Tabernacle Baptist Church, as they have for the past six years.

Streets clearing, school start up in the air


While roads throughout Ennis continue to clear, further freezing weather threatens to bring on another deep freeze tonight. Interim City Manager John Hatchel said while some residential streets remain icy, most of the city’s main thoroughfares are clear enough for traffic. “Right now, the major streets are pretty dry,” Hatchel said. However, he said freezing […]

Ennis ISD to close Monday


Assistant Superintendent James Sanders issued a follow-up statement Sunday saying Ennis ISD will join nearby districts Palmer, Ferris and Avalon in closing Monday because of adverse weather conditions. The Ennis Daily News will continue to publish new information as it is released.

Student makes history

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Accomplished craftswoman and Ennis High School junior Kayla McCabe couldn’t believe it when her name was called for the honor of Overall Reserve Grand Champion at the San Angelo Agricultural Mechanics Show.

District fields pair of races

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One more candidate filed for the May 10 Ennis ISD Board of Trustees election before the filing deadline passed on Friday.

Showcase shines in its second year

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Hundreds of students and parents filled the halls of Ennis High School on Thursday for the second-ever EISD Student Showcase.

Peden announces board candidacy

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Roger Peden II, Ennis High graduate and administrator of the IOOF nursing home, has announced his candidacy for the Ennis ISD School Board.

FFA students win $12K worth of scholarships

Submitted photo / Ennis FFA students Jose Perez, Ramsey Dodds, Raymond Rogers and Kayla McCabe took first in their class at the San Antonio Junior Agriculture Mechanics Show over the weekend. Brian Harlan, Ennis High School career and technology instructor, is also pictured.

The Ennis FFA Ag. Mechanics team pulled in $12,000 in college scholarships over the weekend at the 14th annual Junior Agriculture Mechanics Show in San Antonio.

‘Beast Feast’ features wild game

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A group of private citizens led by Ennis ISD board trustees Alan Linson and Alan Clark are hosting a fundraising dinner to benefit the newly-formed Education Foundation.

Avalon is a top performer

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No stranger to accolades and awards, Avalon ISD Superintendent David Del Bosque said the district received on Friday its highest award yet.

Residents offering new private school

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Parents and students looking for a new alternative in education will have a new choice next fall.

Boyd opts out of race

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Ennis ISD trustee and former board president Mack Boyd announced Friday he will not seek re-election in the May 10 school board election.

UIL partially grants appeal

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Ennis ISD was partially successful Thursday in fighting worrisome realignment into a far East Texas district in a face-to-face appeal in front of the University Interscholastic League leadership in Austin.

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