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    Chapman touts EISD in wake of School Board Recognition Month »

    January is School Board Recognition Month and Ennis ISD is joining other districts across the state to thank these community volunteers for their commitment and contributions to our public schools.…

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    Winter Warning Alert »

    The National Weather Service on Sunday afternoon issued a Winter Weather Advisory and Winter Storm Watch for parts of North Texas for Monday night through Tuesday morning. While overall accumulations…

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    Superintendent contract raised, extended »

    Superintendent of Ennis public schools, Dr. John Chapman, III, celebrated the start of his fifth year with the EISD when the school board awarded him both a raise and extended…

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    Sports

    Local cheer teams readying for Texas Spirit Championships »

    Local cheer teams are gearing up this weekend of competition as part of the UIL’s Texas Spirit Championships. Ennis, Midlothian…

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    Lady Lions crush Whitehouse, 59-9 »

    Ennis rolled past a listless Whitehouse team at home on Friday night, skinning the Lady ‘Cats by a 59-9 count.…

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    Former Lion, never took the field, racking up offers »

    A former Ennis Lion, Dylan Wright, has drawn quite a bit of attention from area teams, both in high school…

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    Keever competing for leftfield job »

    Former Ennis all-district baseball player, Kyle Keever, is set to begin his second season at Mc-Murry University. After red-shirting his…

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    Editorials

    Ecclesiastes, the sequel »

    After the boxes and wrapping paper from Christmas Past had been discarded or recycled, I assumed a horizontal position on my favorite sofa, pulled the blanket up to my chin and grabbed the clicker, listening to all the television banter about the year coming to…

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    Lessons from “sticks and stones” »

    Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me. We’ve all heard or said the phrase. It’s the classic response to playground bullies, and its’ origin dates back to 1862. True courage, the comeback intends, is doing what what is right…

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    Support the PD, we can do better »

    We can do better and we can feel safer in this small community of ours. Our community had an opportunity to show support for a very important event, the first of its kind. Hopefully it’s not the last. We are not afraid to say we…

    Jan 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Give us this day our daily bread »

    When those words were first spoken, most bread was made at home, with entirely different ingredients than what we now find for sale. They likely used a grain, Emmer (Farro), a hybrid of Einkorn, which was in use as early as 12,000 B.C. Emmer was…

    Jan 13 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
    Obituaries

    LaVerne Ruth Boyd »

    Mrs. LaVerne Ruth Boyd passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 in Ennis surrounded by her loving family. LaVerne was born November 8, 1923 in Handley,…

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    Paul E. Evans »

    Paul ‘Junior’ Evans of Ennis peacefully passed away surrounded by family January 13, 2018 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Paul was born July 2nd, 1954…

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    James Ronald Marsh »

    James Ronald Marsh, 63, passed away on Jan. 11, 2018. Viewing will be held on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.…

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    Mike Reznicek »

    Mike Reznicek, 64, passed from this life surrounded by his wife, Jane, his children, Michael, Rachel, Tina and close friend, Marie from Rice, Texas on…

    Jan 13 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
    About Ennis

    Golf or Bust

    Lakeside Country Club, later known as the Ennis Country Club, hosted the “biggest Ellis County golf tournament ever held in Ennis” in August 1940. Zebbie Howell was named chairman of the tourney committee. A barbecue and…

    Jan 16 2018 / Read More »

    Anglin for a Ford

    A new car dealership opened in Ennis in 1963. R.B. Anglin Ford Sales opened its doors at 218 W. Ennis Ave. and advertised that its brand new Fords were available for as low as $1777.58. Read…

    Jan 15 2018 / Read More »

    Seeing no color

    Desegregation began in Ennis in 1965. Some 57 black students were the first to sit in classrooms with whites when school began on Monday, Aug. 21. This building served as the high school from 1916 to…

    Jan 14 2018 / Read More »
    National news

    Winter storm unloads snow, ice on South, heads for Northeast

    A winter storm will continue to dump snow and ice across the South on Tuesday, wreaking havoc with road and air travel. The storm will take aim on the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast overnight and into Wednesday.…

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    Plane stops on cliff’s edge after skidding off runway in Turkey

    An airplane wound up in a perilous position after skidding off the runway into the mud after landing in the Turkish province of Trabzon early on Sunday. The province’s governor said all 162 passengers and crew…

    Jan 15 2018 / Read More »

    Hawaii officials mistakenly warn of inbound missile, apologize for ‘pain and confusion’

    HONOLULU – A false alarm that warned of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii sent the islands into a panic Saturday, with people abandoning cars in a highway and preparing to flee their homes until officials…

    Jan 14 2018 / Read More »
    State news

    Texas deputy pulls over motor home — and finds 677 pounds of marijuana inside

    WISE COUNTY – Authorities seized 677 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop of a motor home on Texas 114 in Wise County on Sunday, Sheriff Lane Akin said. The stop happened about 4 p.m., just…

    Jan 16 2018 / Read More »

    ECSO: Properly passing slower drivers

    How many of you have ever heard of the term, “Hammer Lane”? This is truck driver lingo for the passing lane, (inside lane). How many times, while driving down the interstate, do we get stuck behind…

    Jan 15 2018 / Read More »

    U.S. Supreme Court to hear case over whether Texas congressional and House maps discriminate

    (TEXAS TRIBUNE) *This story has been updated throughout. Further extending a drawn-out legal battle, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a case over whether Texas’ congressional and House district boundaries discriminate against voters…

    Jan 14 2018 / Read More »
    Lifestyles

    How to get a Sam’s Club membership refund

    Now that Walmart has begun closing 63 Sam’s Club stores, many customers are left wondering what can they do about their membership fee. The membership club said this week that it is shutting down most of…

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    Daily Horoscope 01/16/2018

    CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Your insight will help you make better choices. Question anyone trying to pressure you to get involved in a risky venture or make changes that offer few guarantees. Stick to tried-and-true methods…

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    Doctor looks at the germiest areas in the workplace

    One of the places you are most likely to contract the flu is at work. And a Baylor Scott & White doctor recommends precautions become part of your daily routine. “If we shake hands, when we…

    Jan 15 2018 / Read More »

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