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    Santa to Visit NWLA »

    New Way Leadership Academy will be hosting a very special visitor on Friday, Dec. 15. Santa Claus will be stopping by for any last minute requests and photos. Also, the…

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    Enabling Helping Hands with holiday food drive »

    Ennis’ Boys and Girls Clubs, who often rely on the gifts and donations of others, came together to cap a recent effort to benefit Helping Hands with a canned food…

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    Motorcycles, Santa cruise through town »

    There were several Santa sightings during last weekend’s Ellis County Toy run. This was the 33rd year for the toy run which featured hundreds of motorcyclists. The run, which started…

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    Boys hoopsters hope to end 8-game skid Friday »

    Ennis welcomes Molina High School to the Ensign Gym for a boys basketball game on Friday, Dec. 15. Looking to…

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    Lady Lions suffer loss to Terrell »

    Three days after a very good performance against No. 12 Waxahachie (10-4) in a one-point setback, Ennis (7-9) made 22…

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    Lions roar in satisfying season »

    How one finishes is the true mark of any team. It happens to reveal both the leadership of coaches and…

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    A procession for a Lady »

    Ennis has long held a strong acceptance of the faith and the practice of the Catholic Church. One unique celebration takes place annually on Dec. 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, who is known as the patroness of the Americas. The event also…

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    Hopefully city, landlords will see eye to eye »

    Landlords provide a valuable service for the City of Ennis. They give many of our citizens a place to live. In turn, all apartments and rental properties should be safe, and each should enhance the livability of our city. Property leasing is also a business,…

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    What you feed grows, what you starve dies »

    While attending Southeastern University, a Christian liberal arts college (enrollment 4,538) in Lakeland, Florida back in the late 70’s, a psychology professor emphasized principle that has never escaped me. “What you feed grows. What you starve dies” – Crandall Miller. It is as profound as…

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    Data breach another example of why there’s no safe place on the internet »

    The Texas Department of Agriculture is investigating an apparent breach of data, potentially including information about students and their families, that was caused by a malicious ransomware attack. Ennis ISD is one of almost 40 other Texas school districts affected by the attack, according to…

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    Obituaries

    Robbie Nell Lewis »

    Robbie Nell Lewis, age 86 passed away in Ennis on December 9, 2017. She was born on February 28, 1931 in Trinity, Texas to Jefferson…

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    Sarah Elizabeth Murphey Fitzgerald »

    Sarah Elizabeth Murphey Fitzgerald born in Chatfield, TX on August 8, 1922,to Charlie and Lillie Murphey, passed away in Ennis, TX on Sunday, December 10,…

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    Rose Marie Novy »

    Rose Marie Novy, 89, passed away in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Rose Marie was born on July 6, 1928 in Ennis, Texas…

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    Jannie Perry »

    Jannie M. Perry, 89, of Corsicana, passed away on Dec. 2, 3017. Wake will be held on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 from 5 to 7…

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    About Ennis

    Hattie Leah Henenberg, a lawyer who was appointed to the All-Woman Supreme Court of 1925, was a native of Ennis. In 1925, a Texas governor reluctantly appointed the first all-female supreme court to hear an appeal…

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    Tornado at Bristol

    A tornado near Ennis, in the small farming community of Bristol, killed seven and injured one in 1942. Because of the era’s prejudice, the names of the dead, who were black, were not recorded. Only the…

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    Coming home

    The body of John C. Harper, a former part owner of the Ennis Daily News, was being returned to his home in Ennis on October 28, 1950, according to an AP report in the Lubbock Morning…

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    Lightning strikes again – Randy Bigham

    I shared a news item last week about the lightning strike that caused the Dunkerley house fire in 1941, destroying it. Another lightning fire made the news six years later but luckily caused far less damage.…

    Dec 8 2017 / Read More »
    National news

    Rep. Dan Johnson takes his own life in Mt. Washington

    MT.WASHINGTON, Ky.(WHAS 11)–Kentucky lawmaker Dan Johnson who has been under investigation for allegedly molesting a woman has taken his own life. Authorities in Bullitt County are saying he killed himself after posting what appears to be…

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    NYPD makes arrest in terror attack near Times Square transit hub

    Subway lines were evacuated and dozens of emergency vehicles swarmed the area near New York’s Times Square on Monday after a terrorism-related explosion triggered chaos near a busy transit hub. Four people, including the suspect, were injured…

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    Senator Al Franken announces his resignation: ‘I am not giving up my voice’

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Minnesota Sen. Al Franken said Thursday he will resign from Congress in coming weeks following a wave of sexual misconduct allegations and a collapse of support from his Democratic colleagues, a swift political…

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    State news

    School district closes every campus after flu outbreak

    SUNNYVALE, Texas (AP) — A Dallas-area school district has canceled classes to try to prevent further cases of the flu as more and more students were absent because of illness. Sunnyvale Independent School District officials announced…

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    Thirteen candidates enter fray for Barton’s Congressional seat

    As of the filing deadline on Monday, some thirteen potential candidates have thrown their name in the hat for the U.S 6th Congressional District 6 seat. All U.S. congressional districts, including the 6th Congressional District of…

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    Dallas Marathon Women’s Winner talks collapse, dramatic finish

    DALLAS (12/10/2017) – The winner of the women’s division in the BMW Dallas Marathon Sunday had a remarkable finish. Closing in on the finish line, 32-year-old Chandler Self collapsed and fell to the ground. With help…

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    Lifestyles

    Daily Horoscope 12/14/2017

    SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) If you show more innovation when helping others, you will end up in a leadership position. Your input, enthusiasm and desire to make a difference will create a stir that results in…

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    How to stay health-motivated during the holidays

    Winter is creeping in—and it’s usually when we indulge more and become less active. The average American gains between two and eight pounds during this time of year because calories are up and usually the frequency…

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    Daily Horoscope 12/13/2017

    SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) You’ll make headway if you share, collaborate or sign up to help a cause or an organization you believe in. Your generosity will lead to new partnerships with people who can make…

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