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    Downtown parking repaved in time for Polka »

    In the quest for more downtown parking space and room for staging events, the City of Ennis continues to develop the plot of land, formerly the Old Safeway, into what…

    May 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    Czeching it out »

    The National Polka Festival, now in its 53rd year, honors Ennis’ Czechoslovakian history, with a particular focus on the polka music and food that are such inviting aspects of the…

    May 20 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    EISD signs new Supt. to 3-year deal »

    Following a unanimous 7-0 vote of the EISD Board of Trustees on Wednesday night, Jay Tullos was approved to become the next superintendent of the Ennis Independent School District. He…

    May 20 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

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    Sports

    Athlete of the Week »

    Jeremy Robinson The senior led Palmer (19-8-2) to within an out of sweeping Gunter (24-8) in the area round. Robinson…

    May 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    Top 10 powers meet in Avalon vs. Abbott »

    No. 8 ranked Avalon and No. 10 Abbott are separated by only 35 miles, but when it comes to Class…

    May 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    Drake named new Athletic Director »

    Ennis ISD completed their search for a new Athletic Director when they introduced Don Drake, formerly the football head coach…

    May 20 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    Ennis anglers couldn’t find Nemo »

    A distant finish in the state bass fishing tournament at Cedar Creek Lake didn’t sink the spirits of the two…

    May 17 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    State Farm

    State Farm
    Editorials

    Snowflakes search for significance »

    Never have we seen an age when young adults have so much and yet are completely, utterly unsatisfied. It’s as though they are intolerable of anything and anyone that doesn’t align with their view of life. No wonder there is no room for God. Why…

    May 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    Letter to the Editor »

    I would like to personally “thank” Mrs. Tia Hensley and Mrs. Jennifer Howard for their leadership, devotion, creativity, and guardianship over my three granddaughters during their years of serving in the Ennis Lionette organization. Both of you ladies are such fine examples of the kind…

    May 20 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    Technology rules »

    This is not a primer for technology instructions. Technology is a wonderful thing. It has given us many things to bring ease to our lives in the last 50 years including microwave ovens, digital phones, fiber optic transmission lines, greater fuel economy in our vehicles…

    May 20 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    Our Point of View – Wearing boots on the job »

    When the oscillating device is hit with anything other than air, something isn’t right. It is when things look bad that we learn plenty about ourselves and about those who surround us. The pages of this paper have published a number of articles and op-eds…

    May 17 2019 / No Comment / Read More »
    Obituaries

    Sherri Janine Webb »

    Sherri Janine Webb, age 57, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Providence Hospital in Everett, Washington. She was born…

    May 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    Eladia A. Valdez »

    Eladia A. Valdez, 93, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in Ennis, Texas. Eladia was born in Hillsboro, Texas on February 18, 1926 to…

    May 20 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    J Hugh Green »

    J Hugh Green passed away on May 15, 2019 in Ennis, Texas. J Hugh was born on January 11, 1935 in Rogers, Texas to Arlis…

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    Sara Zamarripa Gaytan 1932 – 2019 »

    Sara Zamarripa Gaytan, 87, went home to meet her Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Sara was born in Jimenez Acuna, Coah, Mexico…

    May 17 2019 / No Comment / Read More »
    County News

    Citizens Accused

    Mendiola, Juan Octavio, 24, Ennis; commitment order dwi 2nd; disposition to serve 72 hours; booked on 05/17/2019 by Ellis County Sheriff Office. Searcy, Irron Keith, 55, Ennis; fta/bf/17.16 warrant/ crim misch 750-2500, bond set at $8,000.00;…

    May 21 2019 / Read More »

    Ellis County Commissioners Court

    Ellis County Commissioners Court met in regular session on April 23, 2019 to consider 15 items on the agenda. The Court considered rescinding an agreement between the Court and Ferrer, Poirot, and Wansbrough, Fears, Nachawati, Motley,…

    May 3 2019 / Read More »

    Ellis Co. Republican Women

    The Ellis County Republican Women are celebrating our military heroes with a Christmas in July Care Package Program. We honor our servicemen and women all year long. Therefore, please consider grabbing a little something extra next…

    May 3 2019 / Read More »
    National news

    Notre Dame’s treasures rescued from devastating fire

    PARIS (AP) — The inferno that raged through Notre Dame Cathedral for more than 12 hours destroyed its spire and its roof but spared its twin medieval bell towers, and a frantic rescue effort saved the…

    Apr 17 2019 / Read More »

    Court rules AR-15 gun maker can be sued over Sandy Hook shooting

    HARTFORD, Conn. — Gun maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the Bushmaster rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, a divided Connecticut Supreme Court…

    Mar 15 2019 / Read More »

    Could you Facebook?

    Facebook users around the world reported log-in and posting issues beginning some time Wednesday afternoon. Also affected wer Instagram and Whats.App. The Ennis News first noticed the social media glitch when attempting to update their social…

    Mar 14 2019 / Read More »
    State news

    HB347 would forbid city annexation by force – Gov. Abbott could sign it into law

    State Rep. Phil King-Texas House Bill 347, which gives counties the right to vote on whether to allow property to be annexed by a city, has been passed by both the Texas House and Senate and…

    May 17 2019 / Read More »

    Wray files two HSR-related bills

    A House sub-committee on the proposed high-speed railway between Dallas and Houston heard 11 bills relating to the bullet train in Texas. State Representative John Wray (R-Waxahachie) presented two bills addressing the issue. His office distributed…

    May 3 2019 / Read More »

    Texas State Senator Filing Bill to Halt STAAR Test for 2 Years

    KIII Corpus Christi Author: Reagan Roy Published: 1:23 PM CST March 5, 2019 Updated: 10:29 AM CST March 6, 2019 AUSTIN, Texas — Texas State Senator José Menéndez has announced he will file a bill to…

    Mar 6 2019 / Read More »
    Lifestyles

    Ennis people: A history Czech up

    The Raymond Zapletal and Eddie Miller Band at one of Ennis’ first Polka Festivals, about 1969. …Read the rest of the story and more stories like this in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be…

    May 21 2019 / Read More »

    Daily Horoscope

    GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Problems will develop if you or a partner hasn’t been transparent. Question what’s going on in your life and consider what’s worth your while and what isn’t. Don’t hang on to something…

    May 21 2019 / Read More »

    Ennis people: A history Czech up

    As Ennis prepares for the 53rd National Polka Festival, these images recall the places and people of yesterday’s Czech community. Seen here are: Members of Ennis SPJST (top) outside the original hall in around 1940. …Read…

    May 20 2019 / Read More »

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