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Archive for: November, 2013

Ennis fights for win in Arlington

The Ennis Lions (13-0) muscled their way to a 46-25 victory over the Frisco Raccoons (9-4) in the Class 4A Division II regionals.

United Way is struggling

We know it’s difficult to find the motivation and resources to give to every charitable outlet that opens up in the Ennis and Ellis County communities each year. From September through December each year, the number of places where the financially flexible can put charitable donations is always astounding. But, need is a part of […]

Lake out, but we’re not

News that the Jim Lake Company, known for their development success in the Bishop Arts District in Dallas, has at least temporarily removed itself from any downtown Ennis revitalization plans stung some people pretty hard this past week. This is understandable. A lack of development in the past decade appeared to end recently when a […]

Commission to vote on incentives program

The ordinances under consideration since October to provide incentives for downtown redevelopment are up for their first official vote after a public hearing by the Ennis City Commission on Monday.

Ceremony includes Santa’s No. 1 elf

Before the parade rolls Thursday, it’ll be time for the long-awaited Lights of Ennis to shine in downtown.

Parade of Lights poised on Thursday

Participation in the Ennis Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas Parade of Lights on Dec. 5 almost doubled last week as participants rushed to submit their applications.

Super search nears finish

The Ennis ISD Board of Trustees plans to gather at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday night at the Wildflower Cafe to meet with the last candidates for the open superintendent position and possibly name a lone finalist as early as Tuesday.

Tommy Junior Duckworth

Tommy Junior Duckworth was born on July 11, 1938, in Dallas, Texas. He was the 8th child of Richard Enos “Jake” and Lottie Frances Mae (Holley) Duckworth. He was the grandson of Damascus Daniel “Dee” and Martha Elmira “Mattie” (Truss) Duckworth, and of Claude and Myrtle Maybell “Mirtie” (Beach) Holley. Tommy attended school in Forney, […]

Team’s Angel Tree open to sponsors

The Ennis Rotary Club has partnered with the Ennis Public Library and the Salvation Army to ensure Ennis and Palmer kids have the best chance to have a merry Christmas.

American Legion post focused on outreach

When it came time to show the schoolchildren of Ennis what it meant to take part in celebrating Veterans Day this month, the Ennis American Legion was there.

More options are good for our students

Ennis has a history of sending its students to make a splash in areas far and wide, like many a small community, once they graduate from our local school district and contemplate post-secondary education.

Loss makes it clearer

My great aunt Dee died Wednesday morning around 3:30 a.m., and I’m wondering why I’m not currently a weeping mess right now.

City aims to reopen Ennis Avenue today after leak shutters road

Ennis Avenue will remain shut down at the downtown railroad crossing around Main Street as city crews work on repairing a leak that undermined the road earlier today, with reopening expected this evening.

Technical college coming

Students in Ennis and greater Ellis County are one step closer to having new educational opportunities after a recent vote by the Red Oak ISD Board of Trustees.

Christmas production coming to new theater

Theatre Rocks! has brought a local favorite back to the stage for the Christmas season this year.

Christmas production coming to new theater

The Ennis Lions (12-0, 7-0, 15-4A) are one step further into the 4A Division II playoffs after last Friday’s 64-13 blowout over Lucas Lovejoy in the area round of the playoffs. The Lions spent Tuesday morning practicing at an indoor field in Forney in preparation for Friday’s regional game against the Frisco Raccoons (9-3, 5-2, 13-4A).

UW campaign ailing

Despite an uptick in donations from Ennis State Bank, PCCR USA and a few other sources, organizers say the outlook for this year’s United Way campaign is bleak.

City incentive package may not be rich enough for deal

The Jim Lake Group may not be doing any development in Ennis after all.

Ennis is worth all of our efforts

Today, the staff of the Ennis Daily News extends our thanks to you, the community, for being you.

Hone plans, get it right, see it work

Ennis City Commissioners made a series of positive choices at a workshop meeting Monday.

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