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    Enabling Helping Hands with holiday food drive »

    Ennis’ Boys and Girls Clubs, who often rely on the gifts and donations of others, came together to cap a recent effort to benefit Helping Hands with a canned food…

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    Motorcycles, Santa cruise through town »

    There were several Santa sightings during last weekend’s Ellis County Toy run. This was the 33rd year for the toy run which featured hundreds of motorcyclists. The run, which started…

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    Ennis man dies after being struck by vehicle in Louisiana »

    STARKS, Louisiana — A man from Ennis died after being struck by a vehicle on Sunday night while walking on Louisiana Highway 12 in the community of Starks. Police identified…

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    Lady Lions suffer loss to Terrell »

    Three days after a very good performance against No. 12 Waxahachie (10-4) in a one-point setback, Ennis (7-9) made 22…

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    Lions roar in satisfying season »

    How one finishes is the true mark of any team. It happens to reveal both the leadership of coaches and…

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    Lady Lions shine in 67-66 setback »

    Ennis and No. 12 state ranked Waxahachie battled through 10 ties and 19 lead changes before the visiting Indians rallied…

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    A procession for a Lady »

    Ennis has long held a strong acceptance of the faith and the practice of the Catholic Church. One unique celebration takes place annually on Dec. 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, who is known as the patroness of the Americas. The event also…

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    Hopefully city, landlords will see eye to eye »

    Landlords provide a valuable service for the City of Ennis. They give many of our citizens a place to live. In turn, all apartments and rental properties should be safe, and each should enhance the livability of our city. Property leasing is also a business,…

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    What you feed grows, what you starve dies »

    While attending Southeastern University, a Christian liberal arts college (enrollment 4,538) in Lakeland, Florida back in the late 70’s, a psychology professor emphasized principle that has never escaped me. “What you feed grows. What you starve dies” – Crandall Miller. It is as profound as…

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    Data breach another example of why there’s no safe place on the internet »

    The Texas Department of Agriculture is investigating an apparent breach of data, potentially including information about students and their families, that was caused by a malicious ransomware attack. Ennis ISD is one of almost 40 other Texas school districts affected by the attack, according to…

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    Obituaries

    Robbie Nell Lewis »

    Robbie Nell Lewis, age 86 passed away in Ennis on December 9, 2017. She was born on February 28, 1931 in Trinity, Texas to Jefferson…

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    Sarah Elizabeth Murphey Fitzgerald »

    Sarah Elizabeth Murphey Fitzgerald born in Chatfield, TX on August 8, 1922,to Charlie and Lillie Murphey, passed away in Ennis, TX on Sunday, December 10,…

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    Rose Marie Novy »

    Rose Marie Novy, 89, passed away in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Rose Marie was born on July 6, 1928 in Ennis, Texas…

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    Jannie Perry »

    Jannie M. Perry, 89, of Corsicana, passed away on Dec. 2, 3017. Wake will be held on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 from 5 to 7…

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    About Ennis

    Coming home

    The body of John C. Harper, a former part owner of the Ennis Daily News, was being returned to his home in Ennis on October 28, 1950, according to an AP report in the Lubbock Morning…

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    Lightning strikes again – Randy Bigham

    I shared a news item last week about the lightning strike that caused the Dunkerley house fire in 1941, destroying it. Another lightning fire made the news six years later but luckily caused far less damage.…

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    Mayor Zebbie

    A second Ennis man noted for his contributions to baseball was Zebbie Howell who announced his retirement in 1948 after a 26 year career as umpire for the Southwest and Lone Star Conferences. He was also…

    Dec 7 2017 / Read More »

    Medal of Honor conferred on Lummus

    In 1946, a year after Lieut. Jack Lummus was killed in the Battle of Iwo Jima, his mother received the Medal of Honor bestowed on her son, the former New York Giants star. Lummus died while…

    Dec 5 2017 / Read More »
    National news

    NYPD makes arrest in terror attack near Times Square transit hub

    Subway lines were evacuated and dozens of emergency vehicles swarmed the area near New York’s Times Square on Monday after a terrorism-related explosion triggered chaos near a busy transit hub. Four people, including the suspect, were injured…

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    Senator Al Franken announces his resignation: ‘I am not giving up my voice’

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Minnesota Sen. Al Franken said Thursday he will resign from Congress in coming weeks following a wave of sexual misconduct allegations and a collapse of support from his Democratic colleagues, a swift political…

    Dec 8 2017 / Read More »

    Russia doping scandal comes to head

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) Russian athletes will be allowed to stand on the medal podium at the Winter Olympics just not with their anthem playing or their nation’s flag rising above them. The International Olympic Committee barred…

    Dec 7 2017 / Read More »
    State news

    Hundreds of Gold Star Families arrive in metro for Snowball Express

    DALLAS (12/09/2017) – Over 600 Gold Star Families were welcomed to Dallas Saturday evening for Snowball Express XII, a four-day event filled with fun activities for military families who have lost loved ones on active duty…

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    Rep. John Wray files for re-election

    AUSTIN–State Representative John Wray (Waxahachie) filed for re-election to the Texas House for District 10, which encompasses Ellis County and western Henderson County. Since being elected in 2014, Wray has been a consistent, leading voice in…

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    DPS issues winter weather tips

    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) encourages Texans in all regions of the state to make preparations for winter weather as we enter the cold weather season. “While we’ve all heard the joke…

    Dec 7 2017 / Read More »
    Lifestyles

    Daily Horoscope 12/13/2017

    SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) You’ll make headway if you share, collaborate or sign up to help a cause or an organization you believe in. Your generosity will lead to new partnerships with people who can make…

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    Daily Horoscope 12/11/2017

    SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Take pride in what you do. Let the past go, head into the future with optimism and turn your dreams into reality. It’s time to take the experience and knowledge you’ve gained…

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    Daily Horoscope 12/10/2017

    SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) You’ll be eager to forge ahead, but before you take the plunge, make sure you have all your ducks in a row. An emotional mistake can turn into a costly affair if…

    Dec 10 2017 / Read More »

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