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    EISD awards, announces teachers of the year »

    Congratulations to Shannon Eddins and Sarah Stapleton on being named Ennis ISD Teachers of the Year for 2017-2018. They will now represent Ennis ISD and be considered for the Region…

    May 22 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    City green lights bid for public safety building »

    Ennis city commissioners gave city staff the green light to execute a contract for architectural services with RBDR of Waco for the construction of a fire and police public safety…

    May 22 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Chapman lone finalist for CFBISD superintendent job »

    John Chapman, the superintendent of the Ennis Independent School District, was announced as the lone finalist for the same position with the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD on Thursday. The news was…

    May 22 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

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    Sports

    Lions play to scoreless draw in spring game »

    Dylan Santos rolls out of the pocket in the Ennis spring game Tuesday night. Ennis football capped a month of…

    May 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Lions land 4 on All-District baseball squad »

    Following the end of the 2018 high school baseball season, teams in District 17-5A announced the results of the coaches…

    May 22 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Junior tennis player falls short at state »

    Ben Erdmann, who had stormed through both district and regional tournaments at a torrid pace, was topped on Thursday in…

    May 21 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    District softball honors 8 Lady Lions »

    Eight Ennis softball players were awarded for their accomplishments at the annual post-season banquet held a week ago. Coaches cannot…

    May 18 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    State Farm

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    Editorials

    There is no easy answer on guns »

    As long as the blame game is widespread about how to prevent shootings on American campuses, there will be little if any progress. Anyone with an inclination to inflict pain on the defenseless is able to create violence at schools and colleges, let alone at…

    May 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    For Ennis ISD, success means farewells »

    It’s often the case that when any person is successful, he or she will move on to bigger and better things. Although we like to believe there’s nothing better than Ennis, there certainly are those things that are bigger in the world. In just one…

    May 22 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    For Ennis ISD, success means farewells »

    It’s often the case that when any person is successful, he or she will move on to bigger and better things. Although we like to believe there’s nothing better than Ennis, there certainly are those things that are bigger in the world. In just one…

    May 21 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    The USA — Then and Now »

    Most modern countries were created with a strong central government. For many, that power became absolute, with multiple regions of the country having little say in the overall governing of the population. Our country was first created as a loose confederation of thirteen colonies, then…

    May 18 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
    Obituaries

    Don T. Tanner »

    Don T. Tanner, 68, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Friday, May 18, 2018. Don was born in Corsicana, Texas on May 16, 1950 to…

    May 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Gerald Gene “Johnny” Culpepper »

    Gerald Gene (Johnny) Culpepper, 77, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018 in his home in Ennis, Texas. Johnny was born to Cecil and Lora…

    May 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Blynthia Busby »

    Blynthia Ann Busby, age 59, of Ennis, TX, died on May 14, 2018. Funeral Service was held on Saturday May 19, 2018 at noon at…

    May 22 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Geraldine Nekuza »

    On May 16, 2018, Geraldine G. ‘Kubin’ Nekuza peacefully entered her Heavenly home, surrounded by her family in Cedar Park, Texas. Geraldine was born to…

    May 21 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
    County News

    Choking victim: I was pressured by DA to testify

    David Allen Kemp, who was convicted of family violence after reaching a plea deal that landed him 25 years in jail. The victim in a choking case that has seen an Ennis man sentenced to 25…

    May 23 2018 / Read More »

    Ellis County runoff elections end

    Randy Owen, who was down in the polls as of press time, looks on at the KJT Hall Club, where he was holding the final numbers roll in for the Ellis County Precinct One Justice of…

    May 23 2018 / Read More »

    Several injured in three 18-wheeler crash

    A crash in Ellis County that involved three 18-wheelers sent several people to hospitals last Tuesday, Department of Public safety officials said. The chain-reaction wreck began around 11:35 p.m. on Interstate 35 south about 6 miles…

    May 22 2018 / Read More »
    National news

    NFL Discussing Steps To Deal With Anthem Protests

    ATLANTA (AP) – The NFL approved a new owner for the Carolina Panthers, passed a rule to eject players who hit with their helmets, and took steps to spice up the kickoff. Still to be resolved:…

    May 23 2018 / Read More »

    Lava From Kilauea Volcano Enters Ocean, Creates Toxic Cloud

    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an…

    May 21 2018 / Read More »

    TCP, Amtrak reach agreement to link Bullet Train

    Developers of Texas’ high-speed train have forged an agreement with Amtrak, allowing passengers to use Amtrak’s reservation system to buy tickets for through travel on both the Texas Bullet Train and Amtrak’s national routes. Texas Central…

    May 9 2018 / Read More »
    State news

    Dash Cam video released on Sexual Assualt claim against officer

    News 8 Daybreak: NEW THIS MORNING: The attorney for a woman arrested for DWI in Ellis County has released a statement following the full release of body cam video by Texas DPS. Earlier this week, Sherita…

    May 23 2018 / Read More »

    Texas shooting suspect won’t face death penalty, could be paroled

    At 17 years old, Dimitrios Pagourtzis will be subject to a 2005 Supreme Court ruling banning the execution of juveniles, even though he will be treated as an adult in Texas state courts. The suspect in…

    May 21 2018 / Read More »

    Shooter arrested after ‘multiple-casualty incident’ at high school near Houston

    SANTA FE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Authorities in southeast Texas responded to Santa Fe High School on Friday morning after reports of an active shooter on the campus. The situation erupted shortly before 8:00 a.m. at the…

    May 18 2018 / Read More »
    Lifestyles

    Daily Horoscope 05/23/2018

    GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Get into a routine. Setting time aside to stay fit and maintain a healthy lifestyle is encouraged. Expanding your knowledge, honing your skills and striving to be your best will help you…

    May 23 2018 / Read More »

    Lake Bardwell opened to public in 1964

    One of the biggest events in Ennis and Ellis County history was the opening and dedication of Lake Bardwell in April 1964. Thanks to Henrietta Novotny, who shared with me her original copy of the Ennis…

    May 22 2018 / Read More »

    Daily Horoscope 05/22/2018

    GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Relying on wisdom and experience will serve you well this year. Look for ways to fine-tune your body, mind and quest for spiritual growth. Understanding what’s possible and how to best use…

    May 22 2018 / Read More »

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