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    EISD talks Superintendent search, budget »

    During Tuesday night’s school board meeting, Ennis ISD Board of Trustees were expected to begin in earnest the idea of the description for the next school superintendent. A search committee…

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    New school year, newly promoted »

    ISD Police Chief Jeremy Scruggs announced via a Facebook post that effective immediately, Officer Lizzy Gonzalez Gentry has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant with the Ennis ISD Police…

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    Ennis ISD earns “C” grade »

    Ennis ISD received a grade of “C” by the Texas Education Agency, Palmer ISD received a “B” while Ferris ISD received a “D” after the marks were released on Wednesday.…

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    Sports

    Ennis netters improve to 5-4 »

    Ennis began three-days in Eustace at the Lady Bulldog Tournament on Thursday by winning two of three matches against Class…

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    New softball coach to be introduced Aug. 29 »

    Ennis fans can meet Karah Kinder, the new head coach of the Lady Lions softball team, on Wednesday, August 29.…

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    SAC adds 10 NAIA teams »

    Southwestern Assemblies of God University and the remaining members of the Central States Football Conference, which began in 2000 as…

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    Ennis JV netters get off to 3-1 start »

    Winning their first three matches before falling in the finals in the Fairfield Golden Chick tournament, Ennis capped an impressive…

    Aug 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

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    Editorials

    No-Stalgia: A Memory Problem »

    They say that most people under the age of 30 these days wouldn’t recognize the sound of a needle scratching across a record. And why would they? I wonder how many of them have even seen a record player. Would they know how to use…

    Aug 20 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Who of us benefits from serving our time ? »

    Two of the most inspiring expressions of the heart in Ennis are Give-A-Kid-A-Chance and the national project, Habitat for Humanity. The former was held on Saturday, the latter is ongoing. GAKAC is an annual community project that serves practical needs of local families who are…

    Aug 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Walking The Tightrope »

    One of the most thrilling acts in any circus is the tightrope. High in the air, the performer strides across the thin cable between two points. If he leans too far to either side, or forward or back, he is likely to fall. It’s all…

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    An Ode To Letter Writers Like Me »

    I come from a family of letter writers. On my mother’s side we have a tradition that began well before I was born, called the “Round Robin.” The Round Robin is a circulated letter sent to a list of almost two dozen family members. When…

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    Obituaries

    Greg T. Tucker »

    A loving father, son and brother, Gregory Thomas Tucker passed away on Sunday, August 12. He was 51. Greg was born in Ennis, Texas and…

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    Julian Patrick Quinn »

    Julian Patrick Quinn, 22 joined Jesus’s heavenly band on Thursday, August 16th, 2018. He is now playing guitar and singing for Jesus. Julian was born…

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    Eddie Ray Curtis »

    Eddie Ray Curtis, 80, of Ennis died on August 3, 2018 Services will be on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the New…

    Aug 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Imogen Young »

    Imogen Young, age 89, of Ennis, Texas, died on August 8, 2018. Wake will be held Friday, August 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at…

    Aug 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
    County News

    Red Oak police investigating death of motorist after two-vehicle wreck

    Red Oak police said one man has died of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle wreck that occurred on Aug. 8. The driver was identified as 24-year-old, Samuel L. Baptiste of Red Oak. According to a report,…

    Aug 20 2018 / Read More »

    Red Oak officers rescue man from I-35E overpass

    Two Red Oak officers who rescued a man about to jump off a highway overpass last Sunday afternoon will receive city awards for their efforts. As police rushed to the Ovilla Road overpass at Interstate 35E…

    Aug 17 2018 / Read More »

    TxDOT: IH 45 bridge erosion deemed normal

    FERRIS – TxDOT officials have clarified that a bridge on Interstate 45 does not pose a risk to motorists or the public after a resident reported what they thought was massive erosion around the bridge’s piles.…

    Aug 17 2018 / Read More »
    National news

    Aretha Franklin “Queen of Soul” dies at 76

    Aretha Franklin, the multi-Grammy Award-winning singer who is the undisputed “Queen of Soul” died Thursday at age 76. Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn told The Associated Press through a family statement that Franklin passed Thursday at 9:50 a.m.…

    Aug 16 2018 / Read More »

    Farmers fret and wait as China trade wars escalate

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Many anxious American farmers are delaying purchases and investment while hoping for a truce in a U.S.-China trade war that has left their crops at a competitive disadvantage overseas. The longer the Trump…

    Aug 14 2018 / Read More »

    Large cattle farm may have caused romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak

    This spring’s large E. coli outbreak caused by tainted romaine lettuce may have been caused by a large industrial farm. That’s according to a new U.S. Food and Drug Administration hypothesis. A concentrated animal feeding operation,…

    Aug 8 2018 / Read More »
    State news

    Dallas officer shot, suspect killed during exchange of gunfire

    WFAA DALLAS — A Dallas officer was shot and a suspect killed during an exchange of gunfire early Friday morning. The officer was transported to Baylor University Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the leg.…

    Aug 17 2018 / Read More »

    Texas school districts to receive report cards

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — School districts across Texas will receive letter grades this week under a new rating system that has public school officials grumbling. The Austin American-Statesman reports the Texas Education Agency on Wednesday will…

    Aug 16 2018 / Read More »

    Santa Fe ISD receives sizable donation, adds AR 15 assualt rifles

    Santa Fe ISD has accepted a number of donations to ensure student safety and healing in the months following the May shooting that killed 10 and wounded 13. District trustees voted to add eight AR-15 rifles…

    Aug 15 2018 / Read More »
    Lifestyles

    Ennis Lions super-fan going strong at 90

    She’s a regular at all Lions football games – or almost any other event involving Ennis ISD sports – and her devotion is obvious. She’s also dedicated to the youths who play with such passion, bringing…

    Aug 20 2018 / Read More »

    Daily Horoscope 08/20/2018

    LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Maintenance and moderation ARE in your best interest. Enjoy the simpler things in life and do your best to build strong relationships with your friends and family. Aligning yourself with the right…

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    Daily Horoscope 08/19/2018

    LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Aim to please, but don’t go overboard trying to impress someone. Making personal changes and redefining what it is you want to accomplish should be your priorities. Listen to your heart as…

    Aug 17 2018 / Read More »

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