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High Five Friday at Lummus

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Another great “High Five Friday” was brought to Jack Lummus Intermediate School, this time by the Ennis varsity tennis team. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Lions & Lummus Love Affair

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Ennis Lions Varsity football players and coaches surprised the students and faculty at Lummus Intermediate School this morning by forming a victory tunnel for the students to pass through as they entered the school. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of […]

Boys & Girls Club expansion has people excited

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Recognized throughout the world for helping young people, the Boys & Girls Club is a program with a recognizable name and is often associated with good feelings. It’s no different here in Ennis, where the local Boys & Girls Club is recognized as a useful resource for students and parents alike. See the report in […]

EISD to host statewide archery tournament

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Ennis is poised for a coveted distinction this school year when in February the district will host the state’s IBO 3D archery tournament. “This is a competition that students must participate in if they intend to shoot in the National IBO 3D tournament,” clarified Lanna McCabe, archery coach for the last 8 years. “This is […]

Ennis Schools Remember 9/11

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Austin Elementary School was one of several in Ennis to hold 9/11 remembrance events on Friday. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

EHS students show cattle

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Lane Schlottman and his Santa Gertrudis Heifer showed at The Cooler Classic Jackpot Show in Waxahachie this past weekend. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Ennis rallies from 21-0 deficit, tops No. 6 Wolves, 33-28

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It didn’t take long for the 2015 edition of Ennis Lions football to realize, this is not last year. The defending state champions were in a three touchdown deficit just 10 minutes into the game. What transpired the rest of the way could indicate this year might have its own share of magic. Tre Elliott […]

Board members sign chair

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All of the Ennis ISD board members signed a chair at their meeting on Aug. 25. Superintendent Dr. John Chapman explained the chair symbolizes a commitment that any student sitting in that chair will receive an education – that it doesn’t matter who it is, every student deserves your best.

Trustees adopt new EISD budget

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Members of the board of trustees adopted a balanced budget proposal by the Ennis Independent School District. General fund expenditures were planned to increase by approximately 6 percent over last year. That represents a three percent increase in property values and another three percent coming in enrollment growth. The latter, the district’s average daily attendance […]

Palmer’s Adam Pennings revives one-room schoolhouse

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Some people go down in history. Adam Pennings, however, can travel back in time before telephones and then return the same day in time to play World of Warcraft with people around the globe. The 15-year old from Palmer is one of 30 to 40 area young people who are fulfilling a pivotal role at […]

McCabe among top world archers

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In Kayla McCabe’s high school career, she has proven she is good at more than just a few things. The recent Ennis High graduate has taken blue ribbons in livestock showing, woodwork and has managed to pull off good grades all the while. Her most recent venture into archery has proven just as successful. See […]

Serving others a unified purpose


Serving the needs of fellow Ennis residents, the ninth year of Give a Kid a Chance was considered the best ever as nearly 500 families were apportioned tangible support from a large team of volunteers. Organized by churches and involving hundreds of volunteers and a number of civic groups and businesses, GAKAC supplied 1,335 young […]

Building at Bowie

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The start of the 2015-16 school year is around the corner and teachers are getting prepared. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Palmer band boosts Friday night vibe

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Football games on Friday nights in Palmer have changed.  Last year saw a new coaching staff make a change on the field, but there was also another transformation. It could be found in the bleachers with the band under the direction of Jeremy McKissack. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

NWLA begins classes Aug. 20

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Ennis, with a storied past that has included public and parochial options for education, added a new member in 2014 when it was announced New Way Leadership Academy was beginning on the northside of town. Accredited by the National Association of Private Schools, curriculum allows for students to progress at an accelerated level. That means […]

EISD welcomes first-time teachers

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Eighteen teachers were welcomed to the Ennis Independent School District this week, each of them beginning their teaching careers. Cotton Patch Cafe served as the setting for Dr. John Chapman, EISD administrators and other officials to share pleasantries and a meal. It was also an opportunity to present each new educator with a “New Teacher […]

2015 PRIDE of ENNIS Youth of the Year Award: Alex Johnson

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Few 17-year-olds are tasked with as much as Alex Johnson, this year’s PRIDE of ENNIS Youth of the Year Award winner. This next year at school, he will make it to his junior-level classes, participate in AVID, a college prep program, and he will work his normal job at Pizza Hut. All the while, though, […]

2015 PRIDE of ENNIS Student of the Year Award: Madison Low

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Of the students in Ennis, Madison Low is one who stands out. It’s not because she is the loudest or the class clown; rather, Low sticks out as a model student for the way she excels in the classroom and the way she interacts with peers and teachers. “She was just a student that when […]

Ennis ISD board will set budget meeting date

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Ennis ISD board members will conduct their regular business meeting Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the administration building at 303 W. Knox St. The agenda includes setting a date for a public meeting on the 2015 tax rate and budget. The session begins at 6 p.m. with a closed-to-the-public session on a “boardbook” training webinar. The […]

GAKAC seeks Sunday volunteers


Give-A-Kid-A-Chance is in need of volunteers this Sunday afternoon at Ennis High School. In preparation for the community-wide GAKAC service project, director Marty Nelson says help is needed in filling 1,400 backpacks. They will be distributed during the Aug. 15 event. Over 100 volunteers were on hand in 2014 and Nelson says “a few more […]

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