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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.

Student Showcase returns

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The second annual Ennis ISD Student Showcase will bring a variety performances, demonstrations and presentations for parents put together by students across Ennis ISD.

Students, teachers and administrators are gearing up for the second annual Ennis ISD Student Showcase set for 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 at Ennis High School.

Ennis ISD Foundation preparing nonprofit app

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The organizers behind the Ennis ISD Educational Foundation hope to have their documentation submitted to the IRS before spring break.

Strunc leaving EISD board after nine years

EDN file photo / Miles Strunc, left, announced he would not seek re-election to the Ennis ISD Board of Trustees.

A longtime member of the Ennis ISD Board of Trustees is calling it quits after a nine-year run.

EISD board backs up ed foundation

Ennis Daily News photo by Phil Banker / EISD Board of Trustees President Bramlet Beard is pictured with John Chapman, superintendent, at Tuesday’s meeting of the EISD Board of Trustees.

The Ennis ISD Board of Trustees voted to approve a “memorandum of understanding” under the supervision of new Superintendent John Chapman between the board and the recently formed Ennis ISD Education Foundation on Tuesday night.

No filings yet in May board race

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The Ennis Independent School District Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to call a board election on May 10, with seats 1 and 2 up for grabs.

UIL district appeal falls flat

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Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman said Friday the district will not be granted an appeal of its realignment into UIL District 16-5A, and will compete against teams in East Texas.

Chapman’s view taking shape

John Chapman, EISD superintendent is working to form a vision statement for the district.

John Chapman, Ennis ISD’s new superintendent, has been quite busy since his arrival in town.

Make-a-Wish touches Austin student’s life

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Austin Elementary student Justin Perkins learned Friday he’ll be meeting his hero Kobe Bryant next week.

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