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    EPT stages ‘Alice in Wonderland Jr’ »

    Rehearsals are under way for the first children’s production of the season at the Ennis Public Theatre (EPT), 113 N. Dallas St. C. David Hill, the K.I.D.S. (Kids in Dramatic…

    Jun 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    Local students awarded scholarships »

    The Ennis Retired School Personnel Association is proud to announce their 2019 scholarship recipients, Micaela Arriaga and Madison Coplen. Micaela’s parents are Ubaldo and Kathy Arriaga. Micaela plans to attend…

    Jun 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    Around Town – Theatre Rocks – Why so angry? »

    Now playing before sold out crowds at Theatre Rocks is the 1957 classic, “12 Angry Men.” Superlative acting abounds as a jury battles pre-judging a character on trial for murder.…

    Jun 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

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    Ferris baseball, softball earn district honors »

    This year’s Ferris baseball team, back row (left-to-right) Cody Duran, Kobe Lankford, Ethan Child, Matthew Nunez, Coleman Yarborough, Giovanni Abrego.…

    Jun 24 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    Lacrosse player awarded at DBU »

    Parker Spaniel, a freshman attacker for Dallas Baptist University lacrosse received the 2019 Division II Honorable Mention All-Conference Attack award…

    Jun 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    Hollingsworth caps star-studded softball career »

    Proving herself the real deal from the moment she set foot on campus at the University of Tulsa, former Ennis…

    Jun 20 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    Don Drake: Man on a Mission »

    When the EISD introduced their new Athletic Director, Don Drake, they did not hire a neophyte with a wanna-be dream…

    Jun 18 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

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    Ennis outlook promises expected growth »

    Ennis is experiencing continued growth in population as more people are moving into the city. Managing that growth for city government, utilities and housing takes a dedicated team to analyze data and to keep planning for more. It is a good thing this town has…

    Jun 24 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    When Momma’s happy »

    An old adage that most people and cultures are familiar with is “When momma’s happy, everybody is happy. When she’s not, nobody is happy.” Of course, we also know that if grandma isn’t happy, you had better run! That saying isn’t in Scripture, but it…

    Jun 24 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    Randy Bigham- The wildest garden in Ennis »

    As you may recall, tours planned at Kachina Prairie by Indian Trails Master Naturalists during the Bluebonnet Festival were rained out in April, but it hasn’t deterred growing interest in the site. The place still remains an undiscovered gem to many but its beauty is…

    Jun 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    Jim Mullen- Adulting 101 »

    I saw a news report that some educational venue is offering a course in “adulting” to 20-somethings, because it seems that there are a bunch of 29-year-olds out there who don’t know how to run a dishwasher or make a cup of coffee. Someone thinks…

    Jun 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »
    Obituaries

    Mark Anthony Clement (1925-2019) »

    Mark Anthony Clement, born February 20, 1925, in Dallas, Texas, died June 18, 2019, at the age of 94 in Austin, Texas. Mark was one…

    Jun 24 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    Winifred Estes (1928-2019) »

    Winifred Estes, of Ennis, born November 22, 1928, passed away on June 16, 2019, at the age of 90. She is survived by her daughters,…

    Jun 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    John Edward Bearse (1962-2019) »

    Funeral services for John Edward Bearse, 56, of Hawkins, Texas will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the Croley Funeral…

    Jun 20 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    Dannie Michaels »

    Dannie Michaels of Waxahachie passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Thurma Fay Michaels of Waxahachie; children: Marie Evans…

    Jun 18 2019 / No Comment / Read More »
    County News

    Midlothian PD discover deceased man at wheel

    Monday, June 17 at 7:35am, Midlothian police officers responded at 7:35 a.m. on June 17 to a call about an unconscious person at the wheel at the 1100 Block of Auger Road. Upon arrival at the…

    Jun 21 2019 / Read More »

    Is Ellis County prepared for urgent weather

    Department of emergency management has made strategic plans for rapid response to weather emergencies. This spring has provided plenty of motivations to be ready. Emergency Management Coordinator Samantha Pickett, said this week that Ellis County is…

    Jun 19 2019 / Read More »

    Citizens Accused

    Henry, Ocie, 51, Ennis; evading arrest det w/ veh, bond set at $2,500.00; poss cs pg 1 lt1g, bond set at $1,500.00; tamper/fabricate phys evid w/intent to impair, no bond set, affidavit non-prosecution; booked on 06/07/2019…

    Jun 19 2019 / Read More »
    National news

    Be safe when lightning strikes during peak storm season

    A change in seasons often brings about a change in the weather as well. Seasons marked by increased humidity in the air and warmer temperatures often usher in afternoon or evening thunderstorms. With those thunderstorms come…

    Jun 21 2019 / Read More »

    Authorities in Philadelphia seize $1 billion in Cocaine

    According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Authorities seized 16.5 tons or 33,000 pounds of cocaine. Confiscated from the Packer Marine Terminal in Philadelphia, the drugs are valued at over $1…

    Jun 19 2019 / Read More »

    Chicago Bank acquires majority in Whataburger

    Chicago’s BDT Capital Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Whataburger. The burger chain will remain headquartered in San Antonio, and will “begin to explore expansion plans,” according to a statement. Whataburger’s founders, the…

    Jun 14 2019 / Read More »
    State news

    Active Shooter at Federal Building in Dallas

    An active shooter was reported in downtown Dallas this morning. The shooting happened about 8:50 a.m. at the Earle Cabell Federal Building. A suspect is in custody. Reports indicate a man was taken down by police…

    Jun 17 2019 / Read More »

    Texas Governor To Sign HB 1545 “Beer-to-Go”

    This weekend Governor Greg Abbott will be holding a bill signing ceremony making beer-to-go sales legal in Texas. Governor Abbott will sign House Bill 1545 into law on June 15 in Austin. Until now Texans could…

    Jun 14 2019 / Read More »
    Lifestyles

    Daily Horoscope – Cancer – June 24 2019

    Draw on your experience and make the most of every opportunity that comes your way. Don’t view your cup as half-empty. Expand on your ideas, interests and friendships. Stop waiting and do your part to make…

    Jun 24 2019 / Read More »

    Daily Horoscope – Cancer – June 22 2019

    Share information, feelings and intentions. Be willing to consider a change if it will help you achieve a long-term objective. Partnerships will play a key role and should be nurtured. Understanding situations and offering innovative solutions…

    Jun 21 2019 / Read More »

    Daily Horoscope – Cancer – June 21 2019

    Don’t be too quick to dismiss what others are doing this year. You are best off showing interest and keeping informed if you want to avoid being broadsided. Diplomacy will be the name of the game.…

    Jun 21 2019 / Read More »

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