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    Fresh Coat Here, Fresh Coat There »

    Ennis firefighter Marvin Cross paints a fire hydrant a shade of green and silver on Ennis Avenue outside the Sonic Drive-in on Monday afternoon. Read stories like this and more…

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    Take me to your leader »

    Ennis High School was one of 34 schools to participate in the 31st Annual Houston Art Car Parade earlier this month. The Ennis High School team presented a UFO-themed vehicle.…

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    Ennis turning shades of blue for annual event »

    Gina Rokus (center) directs a group of guests to one of Ennis’ prime bluebonnet locations from the city’s Visitor Center. Ennis is in full bloom, both in terms of hillsides…

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    Sports

    Ferris falls late to No. 1 Palestine »

    Ferris (17-6-2) soccer, tied 2-2 with 20 minutes remaining in Longview, witnessed No. 1 ranked Palestine (34-0) score four times…

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    Lions sweep Jax amid bat slump »

    Ennis finished off a two-game sweep of Jacksonville with a 7-1 triumph on Friday at home to even the Lions…

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    Lions begin spring practice, April 23 »

    Athletic Director and head football coach Jack Alvarez announced the dates for spring practices, which begin next week and end…

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    Ennis track teams finish 2nd, 3rd at district meet »

    Ennis girls and boys track teams had an outstanding two days of competition that resulted in the Lady Lions finishing…

    Apr 19 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

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    Editorials

    Daddy Ran Over My Tricycle »

    …but I did leave it behind his car. I know of no culture where gift giving is not common, from within ordinary families to the highest echelons of government. In some cases, the giver has the expectation of something in return. Lewis and Clark found…

    Apr 20 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Reading at 55 miles per hour »

    Statistics indicating the number of people, especially teenagers, who text and drive are alarming. They shouldn’t be when compared to the number of people, adults and youth, who can’t seem to eat a meal with family or friends without texting until their food arrives. Nationally,…

    Apr 19 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Annual Relay for Life always hits close to home »

    As Ennis gears up to host Relay for Life at Veteran’s Park this year, I always think about family members who have since been gone from this Earth because of cancer. It’s an interesting event, much like Race for the Cure, which attracts like minded…

    Apr 18 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Alternative to bullet train makes more sense for Texas »

    Back in the news earlier this month was Alain Leray. Some of you probably remember him while some may not. For some of you his may be the first time you have even heard his name. But Leray is onto something, something that would benefit…

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    Obituaries

    Suzanne L. Nelson »

    Suzanne L. Nelson, 52, finished her valiant fight on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in Mansfield, Texas. Suzanne was born in Oak Harbor, Washington on November…

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    Denise Coffey »

    Denise Coffey, 54, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. Denise was born in Corsicana, Texas on September 15, 1963 to Tommie…

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    Coy Hinkle »

    MSgt. Coy Hinkle, another Hero of the greatest generation, and a 53 year resident of Wichita Falls passed away on April 13, 2018 at the…

    Apr 18 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    James Steven Busby »

    James Steven Busby, born January 14, 1944, in Ennis, Texas, died in Dallas on April 9, 2018, of complications arising from dementia. He graduated from…

    Apr 13 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
    County News

    There’s a time and place to approach law enforcement, says Sheriff Edge

    When is it safe to approach a law enforcement officer (LEO) to get their attention? When we were in the academy we heard stories from our instructors of how people would walk up to LEO’s and…

    Apr 20 2018 / Read More »

    County Commission tables septic system decision

    After much discussion by Ellis County commissioners, no action was taken to discontinue continuous maintenance contract requirements for septic systems. The proposed change would have removed the continuous maintenance requirement of septic systems after the initial…

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    Two Years Later: Terri “Missy” Bevers Murder Still Unsolved

    MIDLOTHIAN (CBSDFW.COM) – The sun still rises in the small town of Midlothian, and yet the unsolved murder of Terri “Missy” Bevers, is like a cloud that refuses to clear. “Nobody’s forgotten,” says Debbie Hunt, “we…

    Apr 19 2018 / Read More »
    National news

    Melania Trump to attend the funeral of former First Lady Barbara Bush

    WASHINGTON — First lady Melania Trump will attend the funeral of Barbara Bush, the former first lady she called “woman of strength,” the White House said. The funeral will take place in Houston, where former president…

    Apr 18 2018 / Read More »

    Earth Has Near Miss With Asteroid Spotted Just Hours Earlier

    CBS Local — An asteroid came alarmingly close to striking the Earth on April 15, just hours after the large space rock was spotted flying through the solar system. According to EarthSky.org, the 150-foot asteroid wasn’t…

    Apr 17 2018 / Read More »

    April designated National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    April is designated National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Multi-tasking is thought of as a useful skill, but it gets a lot of people in trouble behind the wheel. Most of us incorrectly assure ourselves that we…

    Apr 16 2018 / Read More »
    State news

    Cotton Patch kicks off annual Scottish Rite benefit

    Cotton Patch Cafe kicked off its 12th annual Cotton Patch Challenge benefiting Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children April 2 and will match every $25 guest donation to the hospital — up to $100,000 — with…

    Apr 20 2018 / Read More »

    Target Stores Offer Drive-Up Service In Texas, Florida

    MIAMI (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Target stores in Texas and Florida are now offering drive-up service. The retail chain announced Tuesday customers at more than 250 stores in the two states can now buy items without leaving their…

    Apr 19 2018 / Read More »

    Barbara Bush

    Barbara Bush — the former first lady of President George H.W. Bush and mother of President George W. Bush — has died at her home in Houston, a family spokesman confirmed. She was 92. Her family…

    Apr 18 2018 / Read More »
    Lifestyles

    Great local recipes Delicious and simple

    Martha’s Squash Casserole Ingredients: 7 yellow squash 1 onion, chopped and sautéd ½ tsp. salt Pepper to taste ¾ sleeve of Ritz Crackers 1 small jar of Cheese Whiz 2 Tbsp. milk ½ stick butter or…

    Apr 20 2018 / Read More »

    Daily Horoscope 04/20/2018

    TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Listen and learn. You have a great deal to gain if you are patient and observe what others are doing and what’s trending in your industry or community. Know your limitations and…

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    Family Science night at the Library

    Join the Ennis Public Library for a family fun night full of scientific surprises at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19. This free event is open to all ages and abilities, and no library card is…

    Apr 19 2018 / Read More »

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