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Archive for: July, 2013

Qualls, EISD splitting

The Ennis ISD School Board approved a voluntary separation agreement with Superintendent Barbara Qualls on Tuesday, with Aug. 31 set as the last day of her four-year tenure with the district. Citing the desire to pursue a “different philosophical direction for the district,” the Board of Trustees agreed to pay Qualls a sum equal to her yearly compensation: $174,738.24.

Plea wraps up set of cases for Ennis man

An 18-year-old Ennis man has accepted a plea agreement for seven years in state prison for charges that include burglary, car theft and aggravated assault.

Lions football roaring back into action

Lions Fans, football season is just a few days away and conditioning drills for the Lions will begin on Monday, Aug. 12. The 81st annual Coaching School has been held in Ft. Worth.

Teamwork will be key to transition

The Ennis Independent School District needs unity and teamwork after Tuesday’s board meeting and the announcement of the departure of Superintendent Barbara Qualls.

Action needed on road bill

It’s hard to sit in Ennis, mostly in the newsroom of The Ennis Daily News, and get a real feel for the state’s road needs. It is, however, easy to see failure in the Legislature when a third special session has to be called to handle transportation.

Click here for Classifieds for July 31

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EISD, Qualls to part ways

The Ennis ISD School Board will meet today to discuss a “voluntary separation agreement” with Superintendent Barbara Qualls.

Lions’ budget grows

The Ennis Lions Club stepped up its annual charity budget for the upcoming year, laying out $23,351 to spend on its various charitable activities.

Driving instructor ending offerings after 15 years

Lillie Turman, who taught defensive driving courses in Ennis and Dallas for 15 years, is calling it quits next month.

Sheriff shares scam

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a scam including claims that involve their own department.

Katie Jo Cox

Katie Jo Cox was born at 5:55 p.m. on July 18, 2013 and passed peacefully in the loving arms of family that same day. Katie Jo is the daughter of Greg Cox and Hilary Eckeberger Cox of Palmer, Texas. She is survived by five siblings; Cullen and Shea Cox of Barren County, Kentucky; Ryan Watson […]

Willie Faye Allen

Willie Faye Allen, 75, passed away in Dallas, Texas on Sunday, July 28, 2013. Willie Faye was born in Amarillo, Texas on January 16, 1938 to Willie and Ruby Pearl (White) Martin. She grew up in and around Ennis and attended Ennis Schools. On June 7, 1954 she married Clifton Shaw Allen and they made […]

Freddy G. McMillon

Freddy G. McMillon, 69, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Sunday, July 21, 2013. Freddy was born in Greenville, Texas on July 7, 1944 to Robert and Odessa (English) McMillon. He grew up in Greenville and attended Greenville Schools. He joined the United States Navy but was unable to serve after it was discovered he […]

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American Legion falls in state 15U tourney

After making Ennis Little League history last year by becoming the first Ennis team to win the Texas Teenage Baseball Association state championship, American Legion (4-2) claimed the junior boys’ league city championship and battled throughout the 15U TTAB state tournament to defend their title this year.

‘Unique’ in every sense

“Ennis is a unique place.” I can’t tell you how often I’ve heard that. Too many times it comes after someone is in my office or on the phone complaining about something they’ve witnessed or experienced in the Bluebonnet City. From there it’s my job to assure people that I’ve lived in several small towns […]

Reading program an Ennis gem

It’s a testament to the crew of people behind the Ennis Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program that enthusiasm continues to grow for the project. Organizers know trying to trick a child into doing what’s good for them is often a fool’s errand. Instead, the team behind the program makes it clear to students that […]

Disaster aid opens as drought persists

Drought conditions have seen Ellis County declared as an agricultural disaster area, giving farmers who have lost swaths of their crop to the weather a chance to file for aid.

Two plead in EHS burglary

Two of the three teenagers accused of breaking in to Ennis High School last September have accepted plea deals for probation.

Salon ends five-year run

A fixture of the local hair scene has closed its doors.

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