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Palmer band member is all-region

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John Mabry, a freshman tuba player in the Palmer High School Bulldog Band, has made the All-Region Band for 2016. “John is clearly on his way to a good chance at going to state before he graduates,” Palmer band director Jeremy McKissack said of Mabry. “This kid loves music and is already beginning to compose […]

EISD board nominating period begins

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EDN Staff Report [email protected] Individuals interested in serving on the Ennis Independent School District Board of Trustees will be able to file an application for a place on the general election ballot starting Wednesday Seat 6 and Seat 7 on the board will be on the May 7 election ballot. The seats are currently held […]

EISD weighing Ag building plans

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Mark Warde [email protected] Two architecture firms visited Tuesday’s EISD meeting to make presentations for being being considered for a new Agriculture Building project on the Ennis High School campus. Stantec, who has a long-standing relationship with the school district, sent Terry Hoyle and project manager Kenneth Smith to illustrate the strengths of their abilities. Similarly, […]

Second graders using tech in classroom; Teachers talk benefits of research with computers

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  Justin Tubbs [email protected] Technology is taking over peoples’ everyday lives as we know them, and sometimes people find themselves trying to keep up in an ever-evolving world of new gadgets and software. At Austin Elementary, a group of second grade teachers have taken it upon themselves to help their students to properly use technology, […]

EISD adds buses, gives $500 incentive checks

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Mark Warde [email protected] The Ennis Independent School District, perhaps prompted by potted poinsettias across the front of the board room, announced a larger than expected holiday incentive check for all full- time employees during their monthly meeting on Tuesday. Superintendent Dr. John Chapman, III, said the plan was already in the budget, though the amount […]

Howard’s racket is winning

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Mark Warde [email protected] Few, if any, have demonstrated as much passion for Ennis High School athletics as Keith Howard. Ennis born and raised, there are two things about him no one doubts; his career destiny nor the color coursing through his veins. “The man obviously bleeds maroon,” said longtime assistant coach Wyatt Johnson, “but is […]


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The fourth annual Miller Hunger Games was a huge success. As a campus, 3,794 canned and non-perishable food items were brought in that will be donated to our local Helping Hands of Ennis. The overall effort by all students and staff was tremendous. Congratulations to District 5 (5th grade) for bringing in the most with […]

EJHS students earn All-Region Band positions

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Fourteen Ennis Junior High School students earned a chair in the 2015-16 All-Region Band. They include: Emma Lou, flute; Jacob Slovak, clarinet; Didier Gonzalez, tenor saxophone; Nathan Matous, trumpet; Jacob Beltran, trumpet; Madison Holy, trumpet; Kayleith Dyess, French horn; Andrew Perez, trombone; Sydney Kelly, trombone; Gloria Hernandez, trombone; Josef Slovak, baritone; Jackson White, tuba; Colby […]

Gala celebrates, paints a vision

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Brad Hicks [email protected] Supporters of the fledgling Ennis Independent School District Education Foundation celebrated a start and promoted a 20-year goal at Saturday night’s second annual gala and silent auction. “In two years, we have gone from an idea that took off, to an entity with a vision to support a legacy,” said Art Del […]

Miss Maroon & White; Ladies participate in pageant over weekend

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] The lights were on some of Ennis’ most elegant young ladies on Saturday at the Ennis High School Auditorium. The EHS Drama Club hosted its first ever Miss Maroon and White Pageant, where young women of Ennis High School received the opportunity to express their talents and stand atop the stage in […]

Junior high’s decorated door needs your votes

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Ms. Fincher’s fourth period photography class at Ennis Junior High School had its Red Ribbon Week door accepted as an entry in a national contest. The National Family Partnership said the decorated door is part of the Red Ribbon Campaign contest. People can now go to redribbon.org/vote to cast a ballot for the decorated door. […]

EHS Ag Mechanics team wins at State Fair

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Ennis High School Agricultural Mechanics team competed on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the State Fair of Texas. The group had a very rewarding day, earning two class wins, one division win, and a group showmanship honor. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the […]

Texas schools to count minutes, not days

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] Texas students may no longer be counting down the days until summer. A new state law has changed the Texas Education Code’s definition of a school year from 180 days to 75,600 minutes of instruction. One day is defined as 420 minutes. “The rationale was to give districts more flexibility for making […]

Every time that flag’s unfurled: The story behind the Ennis football black flag

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Mark Warde [email protected] Inspiration can spring from a myriad of sources. During a speech to the football team by longtime Ennis assistant coach Steve Marrow, an idea was fostered in the heart of one of those players. It led to the creation of the black flag that leads the team onto the gridiron on Fridays. […]

Building Clocks


Construction of Clocks is happening at Travis Elementary in Ennis. Mrs. Edwards’ first grade class is learning the parts of a clock and telling time to the hour. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Building Readers

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Mrs. Acosta’s first grade students at Sam Houston Elementary love Daily 5 and have really built up their stamina. They are shown here working hard on Read to Self and Read to Someone. Students pictured from left to right: Miguel Campos, Matthew Williams, Gael Alvarado and Osten Herrera. See the report in the Ennis Daily […]

Two place at State Fair

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Chase Schlottman (10th grader at Ennis High School) and Jayden Phillips (sixth grader at Lummus Intermediate School) represented EISD in the Texas State Fair Commercial Breeding Gilt Show and both did very well last week. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Recycling Program at Bowie

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Bowie Elementary in Ennis has a recycling program for paper. Every Thursday at 2:15 p.m., the Paper Retrievers, who are selected third grade students, collect the paper boxes from each classroom. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Morning Crew on the Job

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The Bowie Morning Crew is on the job, helping with morning announcements transmitted live to the classrooms, at Bowie Elementary School in Ennis.

First 2015-16 meeting at Miller

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The PTO at Dorie Miller Intermediate School held its first meeting of the school year last Thursday, Sept. 24, in the Miller cafeteria. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

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