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Archive for: August, 2012

Campaign begins

The Greater Ennis United Way kicked off this year’s campaign with food, friendship, and a whole lot of energy from Jenny Vidrine.

Bus hit in crash on FM 85

No children were hurt after an Ennis ISD school bus was involved in a three-car accident Thursday afternoon on FM 85 east of Ennis.

Auditions on tap for kids’ show

Auditions for the Ennis Public Theatre’s newly established children’s theater’s first production are set this weekend.

Anti-drug approach a wise plan

For us, the addition of drug-sniffing canines to the fight against drugs in the hallways of our local junior high and high school is absolutely a good plan.

Stark contrast to last fall

Around this time last year, many meetings of the Ellis County Commissioners Court were a circus. Members of the Ellis County GOP and local Tea Partiers came out to demand further cuts into a budget already showing far too much bone already.

Click here for Classifieds for August 31

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Schools to search for drugs

The principals of Ennis High School and Ennis Junior High confirmed Wednesday their schools will hold periodic and random canine drug searches.

Isaac causes gas prices to surge

Gas prices in Ennis jumped significantly as Isaac bore down on Louisiana this week, reflecting a state and national surge brought on by reduced refining capacity under storm conditions.

Get your flag display

A casual observer driving through Ennis may notice the many American flags flying outside homes, businesses and institutions and believe the town is just more patriotic than most.

Spraying continues as community ducks West Nile infections

Nick Todaro, nick@ennisdailynews.com Mosquito spraying continues tonight in Ennis despite reports of no infections in town as Ellis County logged its 14th case of West Nile virus this week. Two possible Ennis-area cases of the virus —one in the Longbranch Circle area near Bardwell and one in the area of Rice — have yet to be […]

Disappointing thanks for a good program

No one should blame the city for withholding further mosquito spraying in the area of Bremond Street after Tuesday night’s pellet fire shattered a spray truck window and left a city worker injured.

Looking ahead to the fall

The 29th Annual Chamber Auction is behind us now and what a great night we had.

Time to promote, not disparage

This Friday morning, for the second year in a row, Ennis will be the featured city on Channel 8’s WFAA Daybreak program. Throughout the early morning broadcast, community members will put their best foot forward in promoting Ennis, Texas.

Click here for Classifieds for August 30

To place your ad email ad email classifieds@ennisdailynews.com or call 972-875-3801 FREE Free: Wood Pallets. Come by 213 N Dallas. Free: Cute cuddly fluffy kittens, 972-875-8551 Free to good home. 3 month old male Australian Shepherd mix & 3 month old male Boxer mix. 214-868-3648 Free to good home. Adult female cat, declawed, spayed. 972-875-4683 […]

Darvish strikes out 10 as Rangers beat Rays 1-0

ARLINGTON (AP) — Yu Darvish finally feels like he’s just pitching for the Texas Rangers. Forget the outside pressure of trying to impress everybody else. The big right-hander is starting to look again like the star on the mound he was in Japan before coming to the major leagues this season. “He was trying to impress a […]

Sanders settles in to new role

When you meet James Sanders for the first time, don’t be surprised if he flashes a smile, quickly extends a hearty handshake, and asks if there’s anything he can do for you.

EISD passes $42M budget

The Ennis ISD School Board unanimously passed a $42 million budget Tuesday, taking on a $2.2- million deficit with the assumption that they won’t need all the money.

United Way’s campaign starting up

Tomorrow, Ennis will again gather close and push toward a goal to help raise vital funds that support nonprofit organizations around the community with this year’s annual Greater Ennis United Way campaign.

First day of the new school year

The first day of school! For many youngsters, that’s a major life milestone. Even for grownups, those soaring school ceilings and long halls that seem to curve over the horizon are a little intimidating.

Let’s hope for a new rating

You have to know Chief Jeff Aycock is glad for this summer’s relative mildness.

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