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Mary Frances “Sarty” Watson

Mary Frances “Sarty” Watson, 100, passed away at her home on July 27, 2016. She was born April 21, 1916, in Rockett, Texas, the youngest of nine children born to Wade Hampton and Leila Frances (Prude) Clopton. Her parents named her Mary Frances, but her brother Pete dubbed her “Sarty,” his toddler version of “Sweetheart,” […]

City ponders contracting mowing services

Parks & Rec

City Parks and Recreation employees mowed Veterans Memorial Park and Lake Clark Park Tuesday afternoon in anticipation that their job duties could change slightly in the coming weeks. Just the evening before, on Monday, the City Commission explored the possibility of contracting Ennis’ mowing duties out to private mowing businesses in an attempt to free […]

Unleashing endorphins in Ennis

By Mark Warde Here’s an exercise in saving gas for a week. No, I don’t mean flying away on vacation and leaving your vehicles behind. Come to think of it, that is a pretty good idea I just dismissed. Seriously, just for the fun of it, why not try an All-Ennis week in your household? […]

Whose side are you on?

By Mark Warde The events of the past week have revealed plenty about mankind, both good and evil. We also are witnessing leadership in our country refuse to take a stand against the enemy. Carnal man is capable of gross selfishness and destruction, as seen in Orlando. The outpouring of compassion and empathy, even in […]

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 4:45 p.m. Monday

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A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 445 PM CDT FOR NORTHEASTERN ELLIS…NORTHEASTERN NAVARRO…NORTHWESTERN HENDERSON AND SOUTHERN KAUFMAN COUNTIES… AT 349 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR COTTONWOOD…OR 15 MILES WEST OF GUN BARREL CITY…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 30 MPH. HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS. SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED. IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING…AND TREES. THIS SEVERE STORM […]

Flash Flood Warning until 10 a.m. Monday morning

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR… NORTHWESTERN LIMESTONE COUNTY IN CENTRAL TEXAS… SOUTHWESTERN ELLIS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS… WESTERN NAVARRO COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS… CENTRAL HILL COUNTY IN CENTRAL TEXAS… * UNTIL 1000 AM CDT * AT 426 AM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING […]

It’s Destiny: SAGU wins first national title

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By Mark Warde Destiny Garza, distance runner for Waxahachie’s Southwestern Assemblies of God University captured the school’s first-ever national championship in athletics when she took first place in the marathon at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championship over the weekend at Gulf Shores, Ala. A junior from Aldine, Texas, the former MacArthur High […]

Was jail death preventable?

With investigators not talking, it’s hard to know exactly what happened Monday night after Joshua Krajca was booked into the Ennis Police Department jail. The 30-year-old Ennis man, we know, was arrested Monday at the Bluebonnet Park little league fields while attending a youth game. He was officially charged with possession of a dangerous drug […]

Ennis Little League 2016 Schedule

Ennis Little League has announced the full schedule for games in the 2016 season.

Ennis Little League 2016 Schedule Date Home Away Field Time Age Monday, May 2 Red Sox v Rangers field #3 6:00PM 10u Monday, May 2 Bluejays v Braves field #3 8:00PM 10u Monday, May 2 Royals v Rockies field #4 6:00 PM 12u Monday, May 2 Angels v Pirates field #4 8:00 PM 12u Monday, […]

Classifieds for Sunday, January 17, 2016

Verna Alice Danielson

Verna Alice Danielson, 97, passed away in Ennis, Texas, on Monday, December 28, 2015. Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 3, 2016, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. Graveside services will be held on Monday, January 4, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Restland Cemetery with Rev. Steve […]

A walk through the past

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] As the sun set Thursday evening, people gathered at Myrtle Cemetery. Rather than mourning the dead, they were there to learn about the lives of a few buried there. A collaboration effort between Ennis Public Theatre and the Ennis Historical Society, the Myrtle Meander was a hit for all those involved. Four […]

Tarleton State University Student Jordan Wilson of Ennis, Texas Travels to Thailand to Save Elephants

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This summer, Jordan Wilson, 20, of Ennis, TX, spent two weeks in Thailand helping animals and learning hands-on what it’s like to be a veterinarian. Traveling with the Boston-based Loop Abroad, Jordan was part of a small team that volunteered giving care at a dog shelter and then spent a week working directly with rescued elephants at […]

Classifieds for Friday, September 4, 2015

Rotary donates to YMCA

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The Ennis YMCA has teamed up with Ennis Little League this past year, helping clean up the sign-up process and getting kids new uniforms. Recently, the Ennis Rotary Club donated $1,000 to the Ennis YMCA. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Classifieds for Sunday, August 9, 2015

Benitez glowed like sunshine in honey. Spotlight shone on Hollingsworth

Ennis Lady Lion Softball 2015

Her first name in Latin means short. At 5’3” it’s slightly accurate, but Courtlyn Lorae Benitez was a key part of the Ennis High School girls softball team that were the giants in District 14-5A during her entire softball career. Playing primarily at second base, she made her mark as a rock solid infielder. She […]

Classifieds for Friday, May 29, 2015

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast benefitting Ennis students

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The First Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be a beautiful picture of a community coming together. Slated for May 2 at Tabernacle Church in Ennis, the doors will open at 8:15 a.m. for the first-ever event of its kind in Ennis, according to Mayor Pro Tem Matt Walker. See the report in the Ennis Daily […]

Golf – disc golf – coming to Ennis

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With spring just around the corner, Ennis is in position to provide Ennisites with a new type of golf course. Expected to be completed this summer, a city disc golf course is currently in the works with former City Commissioner Jess Haupt spearheading the efforts along with the city manager and the Ennis parks committee. […]

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