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    Congratulations EHS Salutatorian Jada Johnson »

    In 1967 the doors of the historical black school Carver High was closed forever to move into a new era, a dramatic transition for all. Over the years black students…

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    Christian school opening on Clay St. »

    A new private Christian school will begin in Ennis with classes for K-12 starting on September 4. The school, Covenant Christian Academy, is a separate entity from its New Hope…

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    City approves dog park »

    Among the newest amenities coming along with the downtown revitalization process is one for a more forgotten community of Ennis: dogs. This past Tuesday, the City Commission decided to permit…

    Aug 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

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    Sports

    Standout wideouts »

    Sports Editor’s Note: This is the second in a three-part series on Ennis Lions’ best receivers. The first was published…

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    Tennis opens season at Aledo »

    Head Coach Keith Howard will take his area powerhouse Ennis tennis team 75 miles northwest on Tuesday for a match…

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    Lions open camp on Monday »

    Months of anticipation by players and nostalgic fans will receive a measure of satisfaction when Ennis opens football camp on…

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    Ennis VB opens Friday with clash against Hillcrest »

    Wasting little time from two-a-days to three scrimmages on Saturday morning, the Ennis volleyball team vaults into the start of…

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    State Farm

    State Farm
    Editorials

    Vote no in the EISD tax ratification election »

    One of the things I admire most about President Donald Trump is how he stood up to the “Establishment” in Washington D.C. even though almost everyone counted him out Well I am against the upcoming EISD School Tax Increase! As many of you know when…

    Aug 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Fixing a $57 billion leak »

    When assessing where all of our money goes, a common method is to look at discretionary spending, you know, non-essential expense areas that consume plenty of our personal of business funds. Adding up how much we spend for entertainment, eating out and beverages can be…

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    No Moe Curtains »

    “I heard you in there laughing with your daughter,” said a 10-year-old voice on a bicycle. “Were you having a party?” She scrunched her nose in confusion when I replied, chuckling, “No, we’re not having a party.” Then she asked her question another way, “Why…

    Aug 13 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Don’t Like Olykoeks »

    I blame the Dutch for that particular food abomination, which translates to “oily cakes”. They later became known as “doughnuts”, often spelled now as “donuts”. No reasonable person could consider it a healthy food. The primary ingredients are highly refined sugar, flour and fat. In…

    Aug 10 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
    Obituaries

    Frank Jurica, Jr. »

    Frank Joe Jurica, Jr. passed away in Ennis on August 8, 2018. He was born on May 22, 1943 in Ennis to Frank Joe, Sr.…

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    Denise Tekell »

    Denise Tekell, 58, passed away in Corsicana, Texas on Friday, August 10, 2018. Visitation was held on Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 6 p.m. until…

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    Lena Duren »

    Lena Reed Duren passed away August 3, 2018 at the age of 82, from Complications of Alzheimer’s in Hospice of Texarkana under the care Of…

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    Mildred Kovar Trlica »

    Mildred Frances Kovar Trlica, 98, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018 in Carrollton, Texas. Mildred was born in Ennis, Texas to John and Francis…

    Aug 8 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
    County News

    County Rescinds Burn Ban

    The Ellis County Commissioner’s Court voted in favor of rescinding the burn ban in their meeting held on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, Ellis County is NOT under a burn ban. This includes all unincorporated…

    Aug 14 2018 / Read More »

    Workforce crisis hits Ennis, Waxahachie nursing homes

    The 41 nursing homes in Waxahachie and Ennis and surrounding counties are struggling with a workforce crisis. Turnover for the nurses who care for our parents and grandparents needing long term care is more than 90…

    Aug 14 2018 / Read More »

    Criminals use stolen van, crash pay day loan storefront in Corsicana

    CORSICANA—A couple of hapless criminals made use of a stolen van in the wee hours of Wednesday morning and used it to run into the front of the Texas Car Title and Pay Day Loan Services…

    Aug 13 2018 / Read More »
    National news

    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…

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    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 »

    Some Ritz Cracker Products Recalled Over Possible Salmonella Risk

    DEERFIELD, Ill. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Mondelez Global is voluntarily recalling some of its Ritz Cracker products over potential risk of salmonella. The New Jersey-based company says it’s recalling 16 varieties of Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits…

    Jul 26 2018 / Read More »
    State news

    Poll: Texans believe children should be vaccinated

    AUSTIN — A majority of Texans think children should be vaccinated, according to a recent poll. Three in four Texans said they think the benefits of childhood vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella “outweigh the risks,”…

    Aug 13 2018 / Read More »

    Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway resigns, pleads guilty to federal corruption charges

    DALLAS — Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway resigned Thursday morning and pleaded guilty to two federal corruption charges, court documents revealed. According to the documents, Caraway admitted to taking more than $450,000 in exchange for…

    Aug 9 2018 / Read More »

    Poll shows Sanchez, Wright in tight race

    Two candidates remain in the hunt for the open seat vacated after 34 years by Representative Joe Barton, though it appears to be tightening up with the rise in the polls by Democrat Jana Lynne Sanchez.…

    Aug 8 2018 / Read More »
    Lifestyles

    WWII Ennis vets subject of upcoming story

    Many thanks as well to my old friend Marylyn Wylie who informed me lately that only about four Ennis veterans are still alive today out of the more than 30 who traveled with us in 2008…

    Aug 14 2018 / Read More »

    Daily Horoscope 08/14/2018

    LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — A change of pace will give you a different view of the past, present and future. Look inward and re-evaluate your ties to the people around you. Rid yourself of old…

    Aug 14 2018 / Read More »

    Dignified Mamie Cerf deeded farmhouse to city

    It seems whenever local history is discussed, a common topic is the 1969 razing of Ennis’ most prestigious old home, the Cerf Mansion. It was a time when commercial progress was in the forefront and preservation…

    Aug 13 2018 / Read More »

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