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Local private school teaching innovatively

Individual education is though of today as an alternative style of education by many, but it has origins dating back to ancient Egypt and Greece. In the past 150 to 200 years, a more systematic approach to education has taken over, in which large amounts of students are lumped together to learn. This approach to […]

EISD board hears proposals

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Two companies vying for a contract to provide Ennis Independent School District with maintenance, grounds and custodial services made presentations to the school board Tuesday night.

Believing in … Spring Break!

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Brinkley (8), modeling a pink tutu, and her sister Parker Reese (9), believe in sharing their spring break fun with their cast of American Girl dolls. Alan and Stephanie Reese are their parents.

Lionettes spring show tickets on sale


The Ennis Lionettes performance team will present a spring show for the third consecutive year at 7 p.m. on April 16-17 inside the EHS auditorium. Advance tickets will go on sale beginning next week. Named, “A Night at the Cinema,” the show will include a number of dance routines from Hollywood. Two years ago the […]

EISD Board meeting date changed

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.

Regularly scheduled for Tuesday, March 10, the EISD school board meeting was moved to 6 p.m. on March 17 to correlate with spring break.

Mahone declares for Howard Payne

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Another state champion is taking his play to the next level. Hayden Mahone, a defensive tackle on the Lions 2014 team, signed his letter of intent on Friday morning in the football field house with family, friends, and coaches present, declaring himself to Howard Payne University. See Justin Tubbs’ report in the Ennis Daily News! […]

Bank day helps students save

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Kids are learning the value of a dollar at a younger age. Sixth graders at both intermediate schools in town – Lummus and Doris Miller – have been saving up their money while learning about how a bank functions with the Ennis State Bank “Bank Day” program. Students are allowed, for a limited time, to […]

Austin students visit EDN

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Remember what it was like to be a kid and wonder, “What will I be when I grow up?” Austin Elementary students visited the Ennis Daily News Office Wednesday to get a taste of the newspaper business. Students floated from advertising, editorial, and the publisher’s office. They even took a trip into the back to […]

McCabe is Good Citizen

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Kayla McCabe, senior at Ennis High School, is the winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Essay contest. She is the daughter of Ryan and Lanna McCabe. Kayla’s counselor described her with the word “WOW.” Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Jumping rope for heart

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Students at Austin Elementary jumped rope and hula-hooped for the American Heart Association last week. The students brought money from home and sought sponsorship from family and friends to raise money for the AHA. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Learning to recycle

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These Sam Houston Elementary students are learning to recycle. See the Ennis Daily News on Tuesday, Feb. 24, for photos from Sam Houston regarding learning the solar system, mighty milers, 100 days smarter, and learning to recycle. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Weather wreaks havoc in Ennis

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Ennis area schools were canceled on Monday and Tuesday following the arrival of a Colorado Rockies weather front that turned heavy rains on Sunday in various forms of frozen precipitation overnight.

Students worship after school

EDN photo by Justin Tubbs / One of the girls bible study groups gathers and talks about Lot in the book of Genesis at Thursday's Kids Beach Club at Austin Elementary.

Tabernacle has teamed up with Church of Christ and Damascus Road Fellowship to give young students an after-school opportunity to practice their faith and participate in bible lessons, worship songs, games, snacks and prize give-aways.

ESB educates EHS class with tour

EDN Photo by Justin Tubbs / Bramlet Beard, president and CEO of Ennis State Bank, helps students file into the vault during a bank tour on Thursday.

Ennis State Bank continues to provide educational opportunities for students.

Puppeteer crafting artistic future

An Ennis boy is flexing his creative muscle, one project at a time.

The deal is sealed: Lockhart, Thomspon, Kuehn, Lane sign LOI

EDN photo by Mark Warde / National Signing Day at Ennis began with James Lockhart, flanked by his parents - Jennifer Nunnery and James Lockhart, Sr., signing with Texas A&M University. He was recruited to play defensive end.

Three standout football players and a four-time All-District soccer star from Ennis High School signed a binding national letter of intent on Wednesday morning with four Texas colleges.

Ennis ISD works to shatter drug myths

EDN photo by Justin Tubbs / Betsy Segura (right) teaches Ennis students about drug abuse facts.

High school students learned facts about drugs Wednesday as part of a week-long effort to educate young people on the truth about drugs.

Annual Powder Puff football game ends in tie

www.photosbylezley.com / Senior Sarah Slovak  catches a pass and carries the ball into the end zone, splitting two defenders, during Thursday's Powder Puff football game. She had the lone score for her team in a 6-6 tie.

Sometimes in sports, the roles have to be reversed.

Reports: Kitna to coach Waxahachie

Photo courtesy of The News  Tribune's Dean J. Kopfler / Former NFL quarterback Jon Kitna is heading to Waxahachie as the new football coach, according to multiple reports.

National and area media outlets have been buzzing over the past 24 hours with reports that Waxahachie Independent School District will hire former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Jon Kitna as head coach of the Indians football team.

EJH flooding cancels school

Photo by Kevin Becker / Water extraction trucks (pictured) were parked outside Ennis Junior High School Thursday morning after extensive flooding was found to have affected most of the school.

Ennis Junior High students may be happy, but school officials and administrators were scrambling to find a fix to a broken water pipe Thursday morning.

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