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Jewell “Jackie” Marshall

Jewell “Jackie” Marshall, 87, passed away in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. Jackie was born in Corsicana, Texas on July 23, 1926 to James and Nina J. (Phares) Inmon. She grew up in Kerens, Texas and graduated from Kerens High School in 1943. She went on to attend Draughn’s Business College. On June […]

Glenn St. Clair

Glenn St. Clair was born in 1928 to Loyes & Katherine St. Clair. The family moved to Dallas, TX from Ennis, TX, where he graduated from Forest Avenue High School. Always avid in sports, Glenn played football and baseball throughout high school. He retired from the Dallas County Sheriff’s Dept. in 1986 after serving faithfully […]

Jimmie Sue Andrews

Mrs. Susie Andrews, age 77, of Dallas passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Texas Specialty Hospital in Dallas. She was born May 8, 1936 in Ellis County Texas to Raymond Lester Mullican and Myrtie Amanda McCluney Mullican. She spent her life serving and caring for others. After graduating from Ennis High School she […]

Gladys, Erick and Ray Goff III

Gladys, Erick and Ray Goff III Viewing for Gladys, Erick and Ray Goff III was held Thurs. Nov. 21 and the wake is tonight from 7-8 PM at the Jackson Comm­unity Funeral Chapel, 1412 MLK Jr. Blvd. Wax­ahachie, Texas. Funeral service will be Saturday November 23, 11 AM at Emmanuel Upper Room 459 Old Highway […]

EHS wins $25K grant

The community’s combined effort over the course of a week in October has officially borne fruit. Ennis High School Principal David Averett said Tuesday the school won a $25,000 grant as part of State Farm Insurance’s “Celebrate My Drive” contest.

High school starts tutoring program

In the ongoing process of increasing student achievement, Ennis High School is turning to a source of intellectual capital that will help raise that bar — the students themselves.

Wait no longer: Strudel season is here

Phil Banker, phil@ennisdailynews.com The humble strudel is front and center for two area fundraisers in the coming weeks. Both the Ennis SPJST Lodge No. 25 and Ennis High School’s UIL Academic team will be selling apple strudel starting next Monday, with the SPJST Lodge selling theirs for $15 each and the UIL Academic team selling […]

Today is a day for finding our way again

In a history that is shrouded from memory by the years that have passed, there are always moments that shape and define us. As a people and as a nation, few if any of those moments will stand up to the test of time like Nov. 22, 1963, the assassination date of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

Give no ‘glory’ to a killer

I really hate that the script for things like this is becoming routine.

Mildred Earnestine Busby Longmire

Mildred Earnestine Busby Longmire, 67 has passed away. Visitation: Friday, November 22, from 7:15-8:15 p.m. at Golden Gate Funeral Home. Service: Saturday, November 23, at 12:00 noon at Fourth Ward Missionary Baptist Church, 1200 N. Shawnee St., Ennis, Texas. Survivors: her son, William Clemmons, brother, Ernest Busby (Constontial), sisters, Rae Marie Degrate (Curtis), Dorothy Quaite […]

Johnny Wendell Lambert Sr.

Johnny Wendell Lambert, Sr., 57, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Johnny was born in Monroe, Michigan on December 14, 1955 to Virgil W. and Edith (Edmondson) Lambert. He grew up in Tazewell, Tennessee and graduated from Clairborne County High School in 1974. On July 9, 2005 he married Earline Pittman […]

Parade deadline nears

The Ennis Chamber of Commerce is looking for more entries to fill out this year’s Christmas Parade of Lights on Dec. 5. Chamber President Jeannette Patak said applications will be accepted until Wednesday.

Lions prepare for area game in Waxahachie

As the Ennis community becomes more excited with each accolade the Ennis Lions (11-0, 7-0, 15-4A) achieve this season, Lion head coach Jack Alvarez has been focusing on coaching his team to a state championship title.

‘Loans’ proposal reworked to ‘grants’

In response to developers’ concerns, Ennis reworked part of its planned downtown historic rehabilitation project incentives package.

Don’t miss out on the big parade

We hope all of you have taken a moment to consider whether your business or community organization has a contribution to make to this year’s Ennis Parade of Lights.

Visitation slated for local legend

Law enforcement officials plan to come together tonight to remember an Ellis County legend.

Interim manager tapped for transition

Ennis contracted for an interim city manager with First Texas Group on Monday night, an interim management and replacement services firm.

Lions fall to Prestonwood Christian 66-48

The Ennis Lions (1-4) have had a rocky start to the 2013 basketball season but are using the difficult games against traditionally successful teams to prepare the team for district play.

Searches shouldn’t be shrouded

As interviews continue in the process of selecting a new superintendent for the Ennis Independent School District, we find ourselves torn between two positions on releasing information.

Boldness requires bravery

Boldness is invigorating. It’s challenging. That promise, the possibility of finding “the secret” to addressing our community’s languid marketplace, is alluring. Boldness requires bravery and openness.

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