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Community Thanksgiving Service at FUMC »

The Ennis Christian Minister’s Association is sponsoring a community Thanksgiving service at First United Methodist Church, 300 N. Sherman. The service will be held Sunday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m.…

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Veterans honored at Ennis Care Center »

Sarah Luna, of the Marines, greets an Army veteran at Ennis Care Center during a Veteran’s Day ceremony. Congressman Joe Barton addressed veterans and staff at Ennis Care Center during…

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Tabernacle Baptist, others to participate in Operation Christmas Child »

This month, several locations in the multi-county Ellis County Texas will serve as drop-off sites for the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child—joining nearly 5,000 U.S. locations collecting gift-filled shoe…

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Talking Lions, preparing for Waco »

Witnessing the building of a football team, starting with three straight defeats, then coming together and finishing the season with…

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Ennis hosts Waco at Lion Memorial Stadium »

Bi-district opponents Ennis (7-3) and Waco (6-4) share mascots and offenses that easily mirror one another, meaning Friday’s playoff opener…

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Alvarez wins coin toss »

Heads or tails, we all know the routine. A flick of the thumb and a coin turning end over end…

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Editorials

The crime of kneeling »

I wasn’t planning to jump in the fray, but a post on our neighborhood forum recently pushed a button with me, and I changed my mind. The author wrote, and I paraphrase, that we should follow his lead along with all veterans, in boycotting the…

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News media should not apologize for doing their job »

A column appeared in a North Texas publication after the Sutherland Springs tragedy that I take objection too. It was an open apology to the town of Sutherland Springs for throngs of media that descended on the tiny Texas town after a church shooting. As…

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Taking my mittens to Montana »

It seemed easy enough. I was to find a place for the husband and I to stay when we returned to our college alma mater for Homecoming. We decided to try Still Waters on Lake Martin, Ala., and I attempted assistance from a realtor in…

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Soft targets are easy »

Years ago in Boynton Beach, Florida, I was a young chap playing Little League baseball for the Optimist Club. They sponsored us. We wore yellow. We were not very good, but we were bright. I became acutely aware of something opposing players chanted when I…

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Obituaries

W.H. Bill Venable »

W. H. (Bill) Venable, 91, of Waco and later, Ennis, Texas, passed away Monday morning, Nov. 13, 2017. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m.…

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William “Spoon” Mitchell, Jr. »

William Mitchell, Jr., 67, passed away on November 10, 2017. Wake will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at…

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Troy Reschke »

Troy Reschke, 72, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Troy was born in Kaufman, Texas on December 18, 1944 to Roy…

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Mildred Maxine Armstrong »

Mildred Maxine Armstrong, 87, was welcomed to her Heavenly Home on Friday, November 10, 2017 by her Lord and Savior and many loved ones. Mildred…

Nov 14 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
About Ennis

Ennis in the Movies

Scenes from the following movies were filmed in Ennis: Deadly Blessing (1981) starring Sharon Stone; On Valentine’s Day (1986) starring Hallie Foote and Michael Higgins; and Walking Tall: The Payback (2007) with Kevin Sorbo and Haley…

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Ernest Tubb

Ernest Tubb, the “Texas Troubadour”, was born on a cotton farm outside of Ennis. The future musician failed to impress a neighbor who warned Ernest’s dad, “That damn guitar’s going to be the ruin of that…

Nov 16 2017 / Read More »

Perhaps the most notorious people to set foot in Ennis were Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Clyde was reared in nearby Telico and apparently maintained ties to family and friends in the area. While on the…

Nov 15 2017 / Read More »
National news

‘I Was in Complete Disbelief’: Second N. Carolina Woman Claims 2 Lottery Prizes on Same Day

A North Carolina woman hit the jackpot with two scratch-off lottery tickets, marking the second such instance in three weeks. The Charlotte Observer reports Michelle Shuffler, of Granite Falls, won $10,000 with one scratch-off ticket and…

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Young girl on a mission to hug police officers in 50 states

Rosalyn Baldwin is on a mission. A mission to hug as many police officers across the country as possible. Baldwin says she was inspired to do this after the tragic events of July 7. Her goal…

Nov 16 2017 / Read More »

Why you should be extra-wary of gift cards this holiday season

Both a lazy present and one that nearly two-thirds of Americans actually ask for, gift cards have become as much a part of the holiday season as candy canes, Santa Claus, and Christmas music. In fact,…

Nov 15 2017 / Read More »
State news

4 injured, cow killed in wreck that shut down Kaufman County highway

Four people were seriously injured when the driver of an 18-wheeler swerved in an attempt to miss a cow on Highway 34 in Kaufman County. The cow was killed in the accident. The accident happened at…

Nov 17 2017 / Read More »

Thousands of Texans Could Be Eligible for Refund in Western Union Settlement

Thousands of Texans may be eligible for refunds after a settlement with Western Union. A $586 million nationwide settlement was reached earlier this year over wire schemes, and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says as many…

Nov 16 2017 / Read More »

‘Miss Manners’ goes to Texas prisons to teach etiquette to inmates

If there is a ‘proper’ way to go to prison, it must be to sashay right in because that’s exactly how a woman who specializes in correctness recently entered the Cleveland Correctional Center north of Houston.…

Nov 15 2017 / Read More »
Lifestyles

BBB Tip: Credit Freezes and Fraud Alerts

Approximately 7% of U.S. households fall victim to identity theft each year, and those numbers are on the rise. Anyone whose personally identifiable information (PII) has been compromised in a data breach should consider options to…

Nov 17 2017 / Read More »

Plant your spinach today

As the title of this column suggests, “Do as I say, not as I do,” or something like that! We don’t have a vegetable garden, although some time ago my late father grew tomatoes. But I…

Nov 16 2017 / Read More »

Daily Horoscope 11/16/2017

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Make your surroundings comfortable and conducive to doing the things you enjoy most. Take special care of the relationships you have with those you live with or want to spend more time…

Nov 16 2017 / Read More »

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