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Drug Intervention Program at Lummus

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Fifth and sixth grade students have the opportunity to participate in a drug intervention program during the school day at Lummus Intermediate School.This is an anti-drug and tobacco campaign that is designed to help students be aware of the negative effects that these substances can have on their lives.  See the report in the Ennis […]

Election Day is Saturday, May 9


Months of preparation and campaigning come to a close on Saturday when voters head to the polls to decide who will serve in seven races, though three candidates are running unopposed. Early voting turnout indicates a much greater interest in this year’s election, with more than 900 taking advantage of the flexible dates to place their votes. […]

Howard speaks to Rotary

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Keith Howard, the Ennis High School tennis coach, was the speaker at the Ennis Rotary Club at First United Methodist Church on Tuesday. He spoke about his run as tennis coach, which has lasted 19 years. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the […]

Superheroes theme for Ennis Library summer reading program

EDN photo by Phil Banker / Local artist Elsa Parks works on a quick sketch for the kids of the Ennis Public Library's Summer Reading Program on Tuesday afternoon. The Summer Reading Program is held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursdays. All local children and their families are invited to attend.

The Ennis Public Library is a great place for families to spend time together, learn, and be inspired this summer thanks to the 2015 National Summer Reading Programs “Every Hero Has a Story!” and “Unmask.” Reading programs are a free, efficient, fun way to incorporate reading and related activities into summer family time. Having access […]

FOR Club active at Miller

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The Dorie Miller Intermediate School FOR (Friends of Rachel) Club met recently after school to work on a project. The FOR Club is an extension of Rachel’s Challenge, a national non-profit organization committed to creating safe and positive learning environments at schools. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up […]

Ennis 6th Grade Band is ‘Superior’

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The combined Miller / Lummus 6th grade band competed in the Sandy Lake Fun Fest School Music Competition last Friday, April 24, at the Sandy Lake Amusement Park in Carrollton, TX. All three judges awarded the band a “superior” rating. This is the thirteenth straight year that the 6th grade band has received the highest […]

Race is on between six EISD candidates

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Both the City of Ennis and the EISD are currently seeking to fill three positions apiece, each with six candidates contending, during this month’s election. Next Saturday, May 9, is election day at polling stations around town, though many are taking advantage of early voting at the public library. It began on April 27 and […]

Longtime baseball coaches step down

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District 14-5A champion Waxahachie avenged a 1-0 loss to Ennis a month ago by taking the rematch, 11-0, in a game that marked the farewell of two longtime coaches. As expected, the game was the final in the longtime coaching career of Ennis assistant Kelvin Blank. It brought a gracious end to decades in the […]

Local students receive Blazek memorial scholarship

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For the third consecutive year, future nursing students from Ennis High School were the beneficiaries of a nursing scholarship, which was started in memory of former Ennis ISD school nurse Patsy by her husband Jimmy. At a scholarship dinner at the Ennis National Bank Event Center in downtown Ennis on Tuesday, Blazek recognized the four […]

Ennis students at Special Olympics

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Ennis children and teenagers have annually participated, excelled and benefitted from the Special Olympics track meet, which has been sponsored for over 20 years by the Waxahachie ISD. The threat of rain couldn’t deter Tuesday’s event, which was held at Lumpkins Stadium. The clouds never opened and the return of a north wind was chilly but bearable. […]

EJH band is superior

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Ennis Junior High band students, earned the “Sweepstakes” award last Thursday and Friday in both the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic 1 Divisions. Both bands also earned “Superior” ratings from all six judges in Concert and Sightreading.

Expo Winners in Thursday’s EDN

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Brady Whitney of Italy, son of Ricky Whitney and Leslie Underwood, shows a steer during the pee wee showmanship at the Ellis County Youth Expo on Friday, April 10. Complete local results can be found inside Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign […]

Perfect attendance drawing winner

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Ray Martinez, a sixth grader at Dorie Miller Intermediate, was honored for being the most recent winner of a bicycle. His name was drawn from the group of students who had perfect attendance for the third nine weeks. This school year, Miller is drawing one student’s name each nine-week period to encourage students to be […]

School makes solid financial moves

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Two decisions made during Tuesday’s Ennis Independent School District board meeting should result in debt savings and better management of its eleven campuses. The first of two moves, each unanimously approved, was to extend the food service contract with Sodexo to include their management of all EISD maintenance, grounds and custodial services. According to Dr. John E. […]

School board forum Thursday evening


Ennis’ Chamber of Commerce will host its third annual EISD School Board of Trustees public forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Chamber. “The purpose of the event is to allow the local businessmen and women, and all residents to visit with those individuals who are campaigning for seats on the Ennis ISD Board,” Chamber […]

High-speed rail meeting here Thursday

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The Dallas-Houston high-speed rail has been a controversial topic among Ennis residents, farmers and property owners since the project’s inception. Two of the possible lines cut through Ennis, while one passes outside the city. Some people in Ennis don’t understand why, as the railway would only pass through Ennis, with no stops near the city […]

Farmer opposes high-speed train

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Expressing a dogged determination to stand up to what many feel is the inevitable high speed rail, Ennis farmer Bob Beakley pulls no punches. Stating the proposed location for the train will tear his property apart, the mild-mannered Beakley gets his dander up at the thought of being railroaded by the Texas Central Railway. As […]

Ennis Public Theatre K.I.D.S. Auditions set

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Ennis Public Theatre K.I.D.S. is proud to announce auditions for JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH and the teen production of THE YELLOW BOAT. Auditions are scheduled for this weekend, April 18-19. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Sam Houston students learn value of pets

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Third graders at Sam Houston Elementary in Mrs. Cecelia Bowles’ reading class recently studied how pets can be useful. Students wrote questions to ask Principal Linda Southard about the campus therapy dog, Houston. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the […]

Travis Chicks Hatch

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Travis Elementary students observed 41 eggs in the science lab throughout the month of March. On April 1, fifteen of the eggs hatched. Each class visited the science lab observing the new chicks and adopting one for their classroom. They named and created a birth certificate for their chick. See the report in the Ennis […]

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