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    K.J.T. to Host Easter Egg Hunt »

    The K.J.T. Society #35 Youth Group will have an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 25. The egg hunt will start at 3 p.m. Members and the community are invited…

    Mar 22 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Ennisite young authors awarded for essays »

    Three young authors from Dorie Miller Intermediate School received honors after completing the first-ever Black History Month oratorical essay contest hosted by the Ellis County African American Hall of Fame…

    Mar 22 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Jackknifed semi snarls traffic on I-45 »

    No injuries were reported on Monday after Ennis police and fire units were called to the northbound lane of I-45 after a semi tractor-trailer jackknifed. The accident occurred at 5…

    Mar 21 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

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    Bluebonnet Relays set for Friday »

    Top, right: Paige Lemonia, a sophomore, receives the baton from L’Derria Meyers in a track meet earlier this season. Ennis…

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    Ross named to All-State team in girls hoops »

    Tyquanna Ross became the second player in as many seasons from the Ennis girls basketball team to be named All-State…

    Mar 21 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Hortman, Creager land first place on Lake Tyler »

    Lake Tyler yielded some prize catches for the Ennis Bass Club over the weekend, with the champion team also landing…

    Mar 21 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    ESPN 3 to air SAGU football opener »

    SAGU’s new football head coach will be vaulted into the national spotlight when his first game, scheduled for August 23…

    Mar 20 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

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    Musings of an annual garage sale tradition »

    We as a family generally target mid March or early April to hold an annual garage sale. After a long winter of storing stuff and throwing virtually everything in our garage it’s refreshing to get and out and purge things we don’t use, want or…

    Mar 22 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    EISD board needs reps »

    Ennis will soon head to the polls to elect representatives on the school board. The seven-member cast, of which three seats are up to be filled, has some interesting candidates, each with a list of qualifiers. In each race the incumbent is seeking to continue…

    Mar 21 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Ode to dogwoods »

    In New York City, people smile at the first snowfall of the season and admire its ability to put a clean, fresh facade on a city which is often weary from all those tired, poor, huddled masses it originally invited and must now accommodate. In…

    Mar 21 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Hillary is bottoming out »

    How a person accepts defeat in politics tells you plenty about their character. Doing it with grace is what is expected. Taking it personal is not difficult to detect, for the non-winner often turns on the people they competed against, and when that isn’t enough,…

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    Judith Ann sims »

    Judith Ann Sims passed away on March 12 in Ennis, Texas. She lived in Austin, Texas for 30 years before transferring to Ennis with AT&T.…

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    Matthew Joe Svehlak »

    Matthew Joe Svehlak, 31, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018. Matthew was born in Bedford, Texas on August 6, 1986 to Gary and Jo…

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    Daisy Morris »

    Myrrah “Daisy” Morris, 93, was welcomed to the gates of Heaven on Sunday, March 18th, 2018 by her Lord and Savior and surrounded by many…

    Mar 21 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Jo Nell Moore »

    Jo Nell Moore, 90, passed away in Mesquite, Texas on Saturday, March 17, 2018. Jo Nell was born in Sulpher Bluff, Texas on December 8,…

    Mar 21 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
    County News

    County commission approves laundry list of items

    The Ellis County Commissioners Court considered several items for its development, purchasing, and administrative departments at its latest meeting. The next time the court will meet is at 10 a.m. March 27 in the historic Ellis…

    Mar 22 2018 / Read More »

    Ellis Co. Youth Expo starts March 23

    WAXAHACHIE — The first-ever Ellis County Fair and Rodeo is set to kick off with a wide array of events including Texas county music concerts, a professional rodeo, carnival and over 500 students participating in the…

    Mar 21 2018 / Read More »

    Waxahachie police prepping for 2nd Annual Cops & Kids Picnic

    The Waxahachie Police Department is prepping for their 2nd Annual Cops & Kids Picnic to be on April 14th, 2018 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. The event will be held will be held at Getzendaner Park and…

    Mar 20 2018 / Read More »
    National news

    School resource officer fired shot, stopped Maryland school shooter

    Deputy Blaine Gaskillseen here in a photo taken in 2012 GREAT MILLS, Maryland — The school shooting was over in seconds. But it could have dragged on longer and proven deadlier were it not for the…

    Mar 21 2018 / Read More »

    Toys “R” Us liquidation could cost tens of thousands of jobs

    Toys “R” Us is expected to start court proceedings to liquidate as soon as Thursday. That’s a first legal step in moving to close all of its 850 brick-andmortar stores in the U.S. — and to…

    Mar 20 2018 / Read More »

    Massive $457M Powerball jackpot goes to single winner

    (FoxNews.com) – A single ticket sold in Pennsylvania won the multimillion-dollar Powerball jackpot in Saturday’s drawing, lottery officials said. The ticket matched all five white balls and the Powerball to win an estimated $456.7 million jackpot,…

    Mar 19 2018 / Read More »
    State news

    Why thousands flock to this Texas town known for rattlesnakes

    This was the 60th year the west Texas town held the event that draws people from across the country. Each year, for one weekend, the west Texas town of Sweetwater swells. Thirty-thousand people from all corners…

    Mar 22 2018 / Read More »

    Austin Bombing Suspect Mark Anthony Conditt’s Motive Remains Unclear

    Authorities are now piecing together information about the man suspected in a deadly string of recent bombings in Austin, including what might have motivated him, now that the man has blown himself up. Mark Anthony Conditt,…

    Mar 21 2018 / Read More »

    Wal-Mart wins challenge in Texas liquor license case

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – A federal judge has blocked a Texas state agency from withholding from Wal-Mart licenses to sell liquor by the bottle. In a 50-page ruling signed Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman of…

    Mar 21 2018 / Read More »

    Birds of a feather

    When the Ennis offices for the Southern Pacific Railroad were overwhelmed with pigeons in 1961, someone had the bright idea to attach decoys in the form of feather dusters to the building. The vari-colored household tools…

    Mar 22 2018 / Read More »

    Daily Horoscope 03/22/2018

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) Remembering the past will help you move forward. View any crisis that occurs this year as a chance to show how remarkable you can be in such situations. Take every opportunity to…

    Mar 22 2018 / Read More »

    Bearing it

    A little girl from Ennis made national news in 1960 when she was bitten by a bear at the Dallas Zoo. How the accident occurred to 8-year-old Katherine Phillips was not described in the Associated Press…

    Mar 21 2018 / Read More »

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