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    Ennis bank missed hit from Old West bandits »

    NOTE: This week’s edition of the Memories page was to have featured an account of the 1903 Josh Reagor murder but further research is needed to complete the story. It…

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    Individual Robbed at Gunpoint »

    David Van Zandt david@ennisdailynews.com ENNIS, TX – Three persons in a vehicle robbed an individual at gunpoint in the parking lot of All-Star Bowl in Ennis on Thursday night just…

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    Lynda Isbel builds beauty while wearing a hard hat »

    Lifelong Ennis native Lynda Isbel knows a thing or two about building custom homes. Venturing into a man’s world can bring its share of “Stay in your lane” comments. For…

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    Sports

    Italy rises up to earn respect, playoffs »

    Class 2A Italy is as tough as their mascot, the Gladiators. Their fans, however, expect plenty from the Old Gold,…

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    Lady Lions open district season »

    Starting the 12-games that determines the real season, Ennis welcomes District 14-5A opponent, Joshua, to the Ensign Gym on Tuesday,…

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    Italy rises up to earn respect, playoffs »

    Dixon, Hayes lead nine All-District selections. Class 2A Italy is as tough as their mascot, the Gladiators. Their fans, however,…

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    Ennis boys looking for first win »

    Ennis was on the wrong end of two games at a weekend tournament at Midlothian Heritage, but the margin of…

    Dec 8 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

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    Memories – Randy Bigham Prehistoric remains found in Ennis in 1880s »

    Focusing on local news from the late 19th century, I’m happy to share with you the following excerpts from items I found via Newspapers.com. More will follow in the next edition of “Town Topics.” Pants thieves. It wasn’t long ago that I ran an item…

    Dec 11 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Way to go, library friends »

    The award-winning Friends of the Ennis Public Library, a United Way-affiliated, volunteer-driven, non-profit organization, is one of the gems of the community. The group is as enthusiastic and devoted as ever in its mission to “promote the development of the Ennis Public Library as an…

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    Jerry Pritchett -Thinking Out Loud – The heart of the matter »

    Over the course of recent years, I’ve contemplated the subject of forgiveness. Each time I do, I’m reminded of the lyrics in Don Henley’s song, “The Heart of the Matter”. He sings of his struggle to deal with a breakup with his fiancee. During his…

    Dec 8 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    David M. Shribman National Perspective – An American life. A life on purpose »

    So endeth one of the great American lives. It wasn’t the Ragged Dick upfrom-poverty American life of a Horatio Alger bootblack; George H.W. Bush was born to privilege and profited from primogeniture. It wasn’t the Mr.-Smith-Goes-to-Washington American life of a James Stewart ingenue; he was…

    Dec 7 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
    Obituaries

    Constance Tibodeau 1939 – 2018 »

    Constance Ann Tibodeau, 79, passed away peacefully at Park Manor of Conroe on December 3, 2018. Constance “Connie” Ann Speiser was born on April 26,…

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    Emilie Lopez Rios 1952 – 2018 »

    Emilie Rios passed away Saturday, December 1, 2018 in Ennis, Texas. Emilie was born October 21, 1952 in Rankin, Texas to Guillermo and Alvina (Mendez)…

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    Tommy “T.D.” Dowell »

    Tommy “T.D.” Dowell, 58, passed away on Dec. 1, 2018. Wake will be held on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.…

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    Adele Bessie Mach Krajca 1930 – 2018 »

    Loving Wife, Mother, MEMA, Great MeMa and for sure….”Always wondering if it’s cold outside.” in her latter years. Adele Bessie Mach Krajca, age 88, of…

    Dec 6 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
    County News

    Texas woman pleads guilty to ripping off Medicaid from prison

    Sarah Sarder, Breaking News Reporter. A Midlothian woman admitted Thursday to defrauding Medicaid while she was behind bars awaiting sentencing for a previous fraud scheme, authorities said. Alexis C. Norman, 47, pleaded guilty to one count…

    Dec 10 2018 / Read More »

    Car stolen at gunpoint

    Suspects still at-large,Red Oak, TX – Two suspects are at-large in the Red Oak area after they car-jacked a woman at gunpoint. Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of South Summit street regarding a robbery…

    Dec 8 2018 / Read More »

    Traffic on FM 664 rerouted

    A major traffic switch is scheduled to begin next week on FM 664 (Ovilla Road) from Interstate 35E (I-35E) to Westmoreland between the cities of Red Oak and Ovilla. The traffic switch is expected to take…

    Dec 7 2018 / Read More »
    National news

    Marlboro maker places $1.8 billion bet on marijuana

    NEW YORK — One of the world’s biggest tobacco companies is diving into the cannabis market with a $1.8 billion buy-in. Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. is taking a 45 percent stake in Cronos Group, the…

    Dec 8 2018 / Read More »

    Infant liquid ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS and Family Dollar recalled

    Several brands of infant liquid ibuprofen are being recalled as they might contain higher, and potentially more dangerous, concentrations of the drug. New Jersey-based Tris Pharma Inc. is recalling the “Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID)…

    Dec 7 2018 / Read More »

    President George H. W. Bush to be laid to rest in Texas

    HOUSTON – A week of national mourning for “41” concludes Thursday with an invitation-only funeral at former President George H.W. Bush’s beloved local church and a private burial service at his presidential library 100 miles northwest of here in…

    Dec 6 2018 / Read More »
    State news

    Family who received gifts from Santa’s Helpers now donates

    DALLAS — With their big bags of gifts, the Law family could pass for a family of Santas. “Actually, this is less than what we’ve had in prior years,” said mom Linda. “But we’ve done what…

    Dec 10 2018 / Read More »

    Kaufman County deputy saves man from fiery crash

    KAUFMAN COUNTY, Texas — Deputy Conner Martin may lack in experience, but his demeanor is far beyond in age. “I get told that I look awfully young every day,” said Martin, 23. The Kaufman County Deputy…

    Dec 8 2018 / Read More »

    NB I-35E Closed After Crash Involving 18-Wheeler Carrying Bananas

    Northbound Interstate 35E is closed in Dallas after an 18-wheeler carrying bananas flipped on its side. Both drivers involved are uninjured. The closure is at Valley View Lane and the entire highway is shut down as…

    Dec 7 2018 / Read More »
    Lifestyles

    Memories – Randy Bigham Prehistoric remains found in Ennis in 1880s

    Focusing on local news from the late 19th century, I’m happy to share with you the following excerpts from items I found via Newspapers.com. More will follow in the next edition of “Town Topics.” Pants thieves.…

    Dec 11 2018 / Read More »

    Daily Horoscope Sagittarius December 11, 2018

    Look for the good in everyone, but don’t put up with disruptive individuals out to cause chaos. Do what’s right, regardless of any pressure put on you. You can make a difference this year if you…

    Dec 11 2018 / Read More »

    Ennis bank missed hit from Old West bandits

    NOTE: This week’s edition of the Memories page was to have featured an account of the 1903 Josh Reagor murder but further research is needed to complete the story. It will appear in next Sunday’s issue.…

    Dec 10 2018 / Read More »

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