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Boys & Girls Club honors Youth of the Year

By Mark Warde Ennis chapter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America celebrated their 17th annual Steak and Burger Dinner before a crowd numbering in the hundreds by introducing Cayla Gates as the first recipient of the Youth of the Year award. Inspiring other kids at the club, Gates has become a respected leader […]

Junior wins new car

When Sydnie Martinez tried to turn her key Friday night before graduation, she didn’t think it was going to turn. “I didn’t think it was going to go into the lock, so I was just about to say ‘I didn’t get it,’” she said. “But then it turned, and I was just so excited.” This […]

Grads turn the tassel

Nearly 350 high school seniors completed their final task, keeping their tassel on the right side of their mortarboard. At the end of the 2016 commencement, when Principal David Averett gave the word, they moved it to the left. The turning of the tassel indicates one’s transition from candidate to graduate. Having enough of the […]

Students, community react to big graduation decision

Story edited from original: Facebook comments made by students on the District’s page have since been taken down. Some appeared in the original version of this article.  Ennis High School graduation will be held indoors this year, temporarily breaking the tradition of holding the ceremony at Lion Memorial Stadium. Instead of walking along the high […]

Grad ceremony to be live-streamed

By Mark Warde Friday’s Class of 2016 commencement exercises at Ennis High School will be live-streamed for the first time. Considering this week’s weather patterns, the decision could prove timely. Currently the venue is set for the 10,000 seat Lion Memorial Stadium, though contingency plans are in place. “This will be a first,” said communications […]

A centennial of memories

By Justin Tubbs Thursday, Ennis Independent School District hosted an event to celebrate 100 years of an historic Ennis building. For today’s students, the building comes with an official name, “The Alamo Education Center.” However, to most Ennisites, the building is simply “the old high school.” Almost like a generic label, the words “HIGH SCHOOL” […]

Ennis spring football: Lions learning to roar

By Mark Warde Monday’s spring football scrimmage at Lion Memorial Stadium was as much about the next two years as it was about the 2016 Ennis varsity. Rather than one exhibition of returning players, head coach Jack Alvarez and his staff first held a scrimmage between this year’s freshmen and sophomores, who appear to be […]

Banquet caps Ennis softball season

By Mark Warde Softball players, their families and fans met Monday night at First United Methodist Church to summarize the Ennis Lady Lions season. Lezley Norris customized a DVD that captured another successful campaign. It was filled with music, photos, highlights and honors and ended much like the season. Right when it was getting good, […]

Give a Kid a Chance enters 9th year of giving

Give A Kid A Chance has begun its three-month countdown towards the Aug. 13 main event day. Held at Ennis High School, the project, entering its ninth year of serving community needs, is seeking key contributions to complete what it will be offering area families. In a recent meeting of frontline leaders it was determined the […]

Former drill team instructor sues EISD

Former Ennis High School Lionettes drill team director Cassandra Ortiz is suing Ennis Independent School District for violation of overtime requirements, medical leave discrimination and discrimination because of disability. The formal complaint filed by her lawyer on April 1 states Ortiz is owed $36,731.24 in unpaid overtime for 1,403.95 hours accumulated over a 2 1/2-year […]

EISD confirms election results

After votes from May 7 were canvassed and announced by EISD communications director Art Del Barrio, judge Bill Woody officially swore in and seated the re-elected victors, Bramlet Beard and Julie Pierce. Both would be renamed to their previous post as president and vice-president before the end of the evening. Bramlet ran unopposed, while Pierce […]

Pierce rolls to victory in EISD school board race

The race for school board vice president is lopsided after all the votes are counted. Julie Pierce defeated challenger Tommy Aguilar, 1,376-298 votes. Pierce is the incumbent in the race. Bramlett Beard, who is running unopposed for school board president, has drawn in 1,510 votes. Results were posted by Ellis County Elections shortly after 8 […]

Ennis clinches tie for 2nd in district, tie-breaker game set for Saturday

Combined with solid pitching by Emiliano Gomez, clutch-hitting and a masterful piece of base-running by Jacob Honza, Ennis defeated arch-rival Waxahachie, 2-1, to end the regular season at 19-7. The Lions and Legacy, tied for second in the district with 13-3 records, will have a single-game playoff this week. The second place tie-breaker game between […]

One dead, four injured in bus crash

Dense fog in the area early Friday morning will likely be determined to be a contributing factor in the collision of an Ennis school bus and a pickup truck on State Highway 34 at Lone Oak Road. According to a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson at the scene, the male pickup driver sustained severe […]

31 students with perfect attendance seek new car

It’s not easy being omnipresent, but the rewards can make getting up in the morning seem like a drive in the park. The second year of the Ennis Ford Perfect Drive Initiative enters the final stretch towards one student receiving a brand new car, complete with tax, title and license all donated. Should it come […]

Mighty Milers at Sam Houston

Students at Sam Houston Elementary are participating in the Mighty Milers running program sponsored by the New York Road Runners. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <ahref=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!</a>

Jumping to keep hearts pumping

Don’t blame hundreds of students at Ennis’ Stephen F. Austin Elementary for being extra jumpy last week. They had a very good reason, and it had nothing to do with the anticipation of spring break. Utilizing the health benefits of jumping rope, hundreds of Austin students took part – for the second straight year, in […]

Bowie is state champ at recycling

Each year, Bowie Elementary School in Ennis has entered the Recycle Bowl Competition sponsored by Keep America Beautiful This year the Recycle Bowl Contest had 1,250 schools participate, representing 700,000 students and teachers who in total recycled 4 million pounds. Bowie Elementary took sixth place in the Community Division rankings for schools across the United […]

Planetary exploration

The third grade students at Austin Elementary in Ennis constructed Solar Systems. Along with representing the planets the also had to give facts about each planet for the project. Students used a variety of materials to construct the planets from styrofoam balls to bouncy balls. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <ahref=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here […]

2D Shapes at Houston

Students from Mrs. Stapleton’s first grade class at Sam Houston have been practicing creating 2D shapes and using the vocabulary of “sides” and “vertices.” Students used straws as sides and play-doh as vertices to connect and create 2D figures.

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