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Archive for: April, 2015

James Robert “Bobby” Pryor

James Robert “Bobby” Pryor of Ennis passed away April 21, 2015. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 800 S. Kaufman, Ennis, Texas, 972-878-2211.

Kenneth Earl Ellis

Kenneth Earl Ellis, 79, was born in Rice, TX to Earl and Birtie Mae Ellis on July 20, 1935. He passed away on April 9, 2015 in San Antonio, TX. He grew up in the Rice/Corsicana area and graduated from Rice High School. Ken worked in the wholesale meat business his whole career. He started […]

Madison Elizabeth Michelle Watson

Our little Angel, Maddison Elizabeth Michelle Watson was born April 8, 2015 and passed away on April 11, 2015. She was 3 days old. Services will be held 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Hopewell Assemblies of God Church, outside of Ennis, Texas. She is survived by her parents, Mathew and Courtney Watson; […]

Charles ‘Bill’ Calvin Reeves

Charles “Bill” Calvin Reeves, 68, passed away in Rice, Texas on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. A Celebration of his life will take place on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the DFW […]

Eloise Dodson

Eloise Dodson, 89, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015 in Ennis, Texas. Eloise was born in Clarksville, Texas on August 17, 1925 to D.C. and Eura (Haney) Parker. She grew up in Clarksville and attended school there. On March 7, 1943 she married Andrew Jackson Dodson and they made their home in Telico. She […]

Victoria Agnes (Trojacek) Kohn

Victoria Agnes (Trojacek) Kohn passed away on April 17, 2015 in Waxahachie, Texas. Victoria was born on December 21, 1921 in Telico, Texas to Charles and Mary (Taraba) Trojacek. The family later moved to Ennis. She graduated from Ennis High School in 1940. Upon Graduation she worked at Kucera’s in Ennis. She was united in […]

Heart of downtown welcomes cafe

People now have another permanent dining option in historic downtown Ennis.
Located in the heart of downtown, the newly renovated Emporium building on the southwest corner of West Ennis Avenue and South Dallas Street, is the home to Vintage Cross Café.

Wife gets life sentence for killing husband

Amy Reese was sentenced by an Ellis County jury to life in prison for murdering her husband, Marlin Wade Reese, in October of 2012.

Duane Potter

Our family would like to announce the passing of Duane Potter, our “Potts”, on April 9, 2015. He was our anchor in everything we did, and we will miss him forever. We take great comfort in knowing he is in the arms of our Heavenly Father. Duane was born Sept. 26, 1931, the only child […]

Georgia Louise Hanak

Sweet Great Granny Georgia Louise Hanak went home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 11, 2015, at the age of 96. Georgia was born in the Ennis area on Feb. 3, 1919, to Louis Vinkler and Mary Slovak Vinkler. On Nov. 7, 1939, she married Frank J. Hanak, also of Ennis. Except […]

James Luksa

James Luksa, 77, passed away in Ennis, Texas, on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

DPS searching for escaped Fort Worth sex offender

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) investigators are searching for a fugitive registered sex offender

Ennis hires two new football coaches

Ennis High School has announced the hire of two new football position coaches in the wake of offensive coordinator Brandon Layne making public his resignation to take a head coaching job at La Vernia High School, near San Antonio. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition […]

Palmer baseball gains revenge

The Palmer Bulldogs baseball team got revenge on the Maypearl Panthers Tuesday, beating them 6-1 in 7 innings on their home field. The Bulldogs started things off right in the first inning, after senior pitcher, Brian Archibald struck out 3 of the first 4 batters for Maypearl. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! […]

Lady Lions reclaim first place

No. 14 Ennis whacked 12 hits, four of them for extra-bases, en route to a 9-6 triumph over No. 7 Mansfield Timberview on Wednesday evening. Pregame hype centered on the tie atop District 14-5A. Both teams entered the game with a lone loss in league play, with Timberview winning at Ennis, 4-2, a month ago. It ended […]

Fraga tosses 5-hitter but Lions suffer 3-0 loss

Jesus Fraga fired a complete game five-hitter, but it wasn’t enough to prevent Red Oak from handing Ennis a 3-0 road loss on Wednesday. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Ennis students at Special Olympics

Ennis children and teenagers have annually participated, excelled and benefitted from the Special Olympics track meet, which has been sponsored for over 20 years by the Waxahachie ISD. The threat of rain couldn’t deter Tuesday’s event, which was held at Lumpkins Stadium. The clouds never opened and the return of a north wind was chilly but bearable. […]

EJH band is superior

Ennis Junior High band students, earned the “Sweepstakes” award last Thursday and Friday in both the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic 1 Divisions. Both bands also earned “Superior” ratings from all six judges in Concert and Sightreading.

Facade improvement program started in Ennis

Add another reason to the list as to why so many building owners are fixing up downtown Ennis. At last Monday’s City Commission meeting, the city approved a façade improvement program for historic downtown. Basically, if you’re a building owner downtown and you want to improve the exterior of your building, the city will pay […]

Progress on saving Ennis’ oldest house

Saving a piece of history isn’t easy, but it’s important. As demolition of the Loggins-Mulkey house approaches, take a second to read about the history of this historic home, which sits on a plot of land at 110 N. Elm St. The Loggins-Mulkey house of Ennis, Texas is deeply rooted in the early history of […]

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