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Congressional conservatives must fight

All Republicans ran for office, their last time up, as conservatives. For a couple of days now I have listened to reports of all the whining and arm twisting House Speaker John Boehner and his group are doing to get his bill passed. He calls it the best he can do, even though, as are […]

Pink “Dee” Shreves

Pink “Dee” Shreves, 84, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at the VA Hospital in Dallas. Pink was born on November 11, 1926, in Brashear, Texas, to James David Shreves and Dannie Annabell (Crane) Shreves. He grew up in Brashear and attended Brashear Schools. In January of 1969 he married Gloria Agulera and they made […]

Rangers earn series split with 4-1 win over Twins

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers closer Neftali Feliz put the poor performances earlier this week behind him and answered his manager’s challenge.

Click here for Classifieds for July 29

To place your ad email classifieds@ennisdailynews.com or call 972-875-3801. FREE Best puppies ever. Free to good home. 214-404-9191 Free Ragdoll cats. Male & female, white with blue eyes. Inside cats, spayed, neutered. Call after 6pm, 972-544-2393 PETS, STOCK, POULTRY NALC Catahoula puppies: Sale or Trade, 6 wks old, first shots & wormed. $250 each. 903-880-8980 […]

Everett W. “Sonny” Tolar

Everett W. “Sonny” Tolar, 82, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at the East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. Sonny was born on November 2, 1928 in Ennis, Texas to Harry A. and Vera E. (Money) Tolar. He grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1947. He attended TCU and […]

Flora Mae Sandifer

Flora Mae Sandifer, 61, has passed away. Survived by daughter, Leslie, sons, Kevin and Torre, five grandchildren, four great grandchildren, one brother and one sister. Wake- Friday, July 29 from 6-7 p.m. Funeral- Saturday, July 30 at 11 a.m. Both services will be held at Independent B.C.- 1108 W. Milam, Ennis, TX. To share tributes […]

Johnny Williams

Johnny Williams, 87, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2011. He was born to Oscar and Johnnie (Shaddock) Williams in Mansfield, Texas on April 13, 1924.   Johnny married Esther Lou Minatrea on August 12, 1946 in Ennis.  He served in the Navy during WWII and owned his own sheet metal business.  Johnny was a member of […]

Raises on the table

Ennis’ draft of its coming year budget includes a perk that some peer municipalities currently lack: Employee raises.

Tax base growth doesn’t help EISD

The latest tax assessment numbers for Ellis County may show a slightly rosier picture for the community at large, but Ennis ISD won’t see much benefit from it.

Ennie Awards set tonight

The Ennis Public Theatre is recognizing its outstanding performers at tonight’s Ennie Awards.

Avalon fires spotlight risk

AVALON — The worst drought in Texas history continues to take its toll on Ellis County.

U.S. Polyco earns elusive TTAB state victory

While the season did come to an end for U.S. Polyco early Wednesday morning at the TTAB junior state tourney in Athens, coach Doug Turner’s crew managed to step up on Tuesday afternoon in a big way.

Rangers lose 7-2 to Twins, struggle again vs. LHP

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — After all the runs the Texas Rangers scored in the first two games of their series against Minnesota, they struggled again when facing a left-handed starter.

Cowboys decide to keep LT Free for $32M, 4 years

(AP)—The Dallas Cowboys have checked off the top item on their offseason to-do list by retaining left tackle Doug Free.

A step in the right direction

It’s important to understand that Ennis’ growth in tax base this year is a positive development, especially in relation to the county’s overall tax base shrinkage.

Delusional and dangerous

The obstreperous delusional Tea Party is flatly and dangerously wrong when it claims that default is of little consequence.

At a glance: Chalkboard vs. Smartboard

Children are not the same today as when we were kids — that is something I hear quite often from adults today in trying to deal with children.

Click here for Classifieds for July 28

To place your ad email classifieds@ennisdailynews.com or call 972-875-3801 FREE Free: Donkeys, any color. Your choice. 214-533-5381 Best puppies ever. Free to good home. 214-404-9191 Free Ragdoll cats. Male & female, white with blue eyes. Inside cats, spayed, neutered. Call after 6pm, 972-544-2393 PETS, STOCK, POULTRY NALC Catahoula puppies: Sale or Trade, 6 wks old, […]

Tax base grows

Certified tax values put Ennis at the top of the heap in Ellis County for total tax base gains this year.

County joins car crime effort

The Ellis County Commissioners Court approved Monday the county’s participation in a joint task force to put an end to auto crime.

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