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    Waxahachie ISD board proposes another bond election »

    The Waxahachie ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved to move forward with a $23 million bond election for a new elementary school during their regular session Monday, Feb. 12. Over…

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    Hope Clinic urges Texas delegation to extend funding for health centers »

    The staff, patients and board members of Hope Clinic of Ellis County joined the call to urge lawmakers on Capitol Hill to extend funding for Community Health Centers and preserve…

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    Family Fun Night at Ennis Public Library »

    Join the Ennis Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. for a night filled with bubbles. The Friends of the Library (a United Way agency) present ‘Professor Pop’s…

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    Sports

    Previewing the Lions football district »

    On the prowl to a new district are Corsicana and Ennis. Alex Houston (4) fights for yardage as Lion linebackers…

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    Ennis softball off to good start »

    Pitcher Monica Monreal is part of the reason Ennis Lady Lions softball is off to a hot start in 2018.…

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    Kilpatrick, Lady Lions make special season »

    Showing their mettle when others may have thrown in the towel, the Ennis girls basketball team turned around a season…

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    Palmer has tall order in No. 5 Westwood »

    Dylan Villasenor (4) sinks a game-winning runner to break a last minute tie with Corsicana Mildred in a 47-44 victory…

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    State Farm

    State Farm
    Editorials

    No easy solutions »

    Wednesday’s display of hate and violence on another campus was less than 20 miles from my alma mater, Atlantic High School in Delray Beach, Florida. Warning signs were many and yet the angry and vengeful former student, allegedly expelled for fighting with his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend,…

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    Letter to the Editor »

    Choices abound, but I choose Ellzey for Barton’s seat. Early voting starts on February 20, 2018, with Election Day on March 6. The primary voters of Congressional District 6 for the great state of Texas, including myself, have to make a choice very soon. We…

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    It’s time for government to play tough with drug makers »

    A story about a Fort Worth area teacher who had been diagnosed with influenza B and given a prescription for oseltamivir phosphate, the generic name of the antiviral Tamiflu, but died before she could take it went viral this week. At the pharmacy, Heather Holland…

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    LETTERS to the Editor »

    A good candidate for Justice of the Peace race I find it encouraging that there are a number of people running for this office. It is important for us to know the background and values of each candidate. Unfortunately I am not familiar with most…

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    Obituaries

    Ronnie Deagen »

    Ronnie Deagen, 74, passed away in Dallas, Texas on Sunday, February 11, 2018. Ronnie was born in Garrett, Texas on February 16, 1943 to Ernest…

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    Joe Ben Macalik »

    Joe Ben Macalik 80, passed away on February 10, 2018. Joe Ben was born in Ennis on March 5, 1937 to Joe and Christine (Salik)…

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    Edward Parma »

    Edward Parma, 98, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 in Mansfield, Texas. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 16,…

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    Cathy A. Woods »

    Cathy A. Woods, 59, passed away suddenly in Ennis, Texas on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Cathy was born in Ennis on December 22, 1958 to…

    Feb 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
    About Ennis

    Going postal

    In 1882 Ennis postmaster J.W. Dixon was arrested on charges of embezzlement of $800 in government funds. Apparently he was soon released because in December of that year Dixon was in the news again for having…

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    1946 Wedding

    This picture appeared in the Newark Advocate of June 18, 1946. Mr. & Mrs. Harold L. Turner are pictured following their wedding in the home of the brides parents in Ennis, Texas on June 10, 1946.…

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    ‘Queen Bess’: Remembering Bessie Coleman (1892-1926)

    One of Ellis County’s most famous black citizens was pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, seen here with her plane, nicknamed ‘Jenny.’ Readers know February is Black History Month but some might not know a major African American…

    Feb 17 2018 / Read More »
    National news

    Americans take bronze in ice dancing at 2018 Winter Olympics, Canadians stun French for gold

    GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA – American siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani took a bronze medal in Olympic ice dancing while the Canadian team of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir put on an unforgettable performance in the face…

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    Wild, weird weather on the way: Record cold West, record warm East, flooding in the center

    Wild, weird weather is coming to the U.S. this week with snow and record cold in the West, record warmth in the East, and a threat of heavy flooding rain in the central part of the…

    Feb 19 2018 / Read More »

    Mexico struck by massive 7.2-magnitude earthquake

    A massive earthquake hit Mexico Friday evening, leaving buildings shaking throughout the southern portion of the country. The earthquake was first measured as a 7.5-magnitude and later lowered to having a 7.2-magnitude by the U.S. Geological…

    Feb 17 2018 / Read More »
    State news

    Dallas official to NRA: Take your convention elsewhere

    DALLAS — The nation’s largest gun lobby on Monday brushed aside criticism from a Dallas city council member calling for the National Rifle Association to move its annual convention out of Dallas. Dallas Mayor Pro Tem…

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    DPS reverses plans to lay off 100 troopers

    AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Department of Public Safety is reversing plans to lay off more than 100 older state troopers as a means of hitting mandated budget cuts. DPS Director Steve McCraw said in a…

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    Texas teachers can pack heat; Florida lawmakers pushing for options

    DALLAS – Florida lawmakers are already pushing for a law that would allow teachers to carry guns on campuses, in the wake of a high school shooting in Parkland that left 17 dead. The suspected shooter,…

    Feb 17 2018 / Read More »
    Lifestyles

    Daily Horoscope 02/20/2018

    PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Expand, explore and experience. You will make gains through the help you offer and the insight you possess. Keep your emotions stable and make your prospects a priority. Engage in broadening your…

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    Bluebonnet crop could be bountiful

    Heavy summer rains, a dry fall and a cool winter are all good signs for bluebonnet watchers this year, experts say. Randy Bigham, who writes a regular column for the Ennis News, specifically about flowers, plants…

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    Daily Horoscope, 02/19/2018

    AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Positive changes can be made regarding how you handle and make money. Taking a moderate but forward approach will help you conserve expenses while you develop a plan that will use your…

    Feb 19 2018 / Read More »

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