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Ennis football title teams featured on FOX Sports SW

If football is king in Texas, then Jeff Power, of Fox Sports Southwest, is a frequent traveler on its Yellow Brick Road. The colorful personality and voice of countless state championship broadcasts, Power has embarked on a series of documentaries, the Legends of Texas High School Football. He has already produced hour-long films on Lake […]

Public hearing to give people a say in downtown alcohol distance issue

As downtown Ennis continues to develop and new businesses move in, concerns regarding alcohol sales have arisen as a result of a church moving in. On Monday, the city commission will hold a public hearing regarding this issue during its regularly scheduled meeting at City Hall. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click […]

Classifieds for Friday, May 29, 2015

Planners say Kaufman Street, Lake Bardwell are big ideas

Francois de Kock thinks all great plans should have one or two big ideas that go outside the box and prompt drastic changes. The project director with Halff Associates Inc. said as much Thursday night when he and his associate, Jay Narayana, went before the city’s Comprehensive Plan Action Committee to provide an update on […]

World Cultures Day at Dorie Miller

Last week, sixth graders at Dorie Miller Intermediate School experienced World Cultures Day on their school campus. Countries such as Spain, Togo (West Africa), South Korea, Egypt, and Brazil were represented in classrooms decorated for the occasion. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read […]

Frances Pena

Frances Pena, 91, passed away in Ennis, Texas, on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Alice Mary Whiteley

Alice Mary Whiteley, 93, passed away in Ennis, Texas, on Thursday, May 28, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be on Sunday, May 31, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis with Rosary at 5 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will take place on Monday, June […]

Bess Wynell “Nell” Buice Barton

Bess Wynell “Nell” Buice Barton, 90, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Arlington. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Apostle United Methodist Church in Arlington. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. in Spring Creek Cemetery in Meridian. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wade Funeral Home in Arlington. Pallbearers are […]

Raymond Zapletal

Raymond Zapletal, age 79, passed away in Ennis on May 26, 2015. He was born on March 1, 1936 in Ennis to Willie and Leda (Patak) Zapletal. He graduated from Saint John High School and married Patricia Muehlstein on June 7, 1958, in Abbott, Texas. Raymond was member of Saint John Nepomucene Catholic Church, KJT […]

Pauline Vincie Valigura Vrana

Pauline Vincie Valigura Vrana, age 77 of Rowlett, Texas, passed away May 26, 2015. She was born July 11, 1937, in Creechville, Texas, to Emil and Anna (Slovak) Valigura. Pauline was a longtime member of St. Pius X Parish and currently a member of St. Michael Parish. Her biggest joys in life were her family […]

Frances Davis Allen

Frances Davis Allen, 90, died on May 21, 2015. Wake service will be held from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, May 29 at Eternal Rest Funeral Home Chapel in Ennis. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 800 E. Freeman St., Ennis, Texas. Services […]

Monreal’s season; full of praise, potential

A fourth consecutive district championship and a trip to the fourth round of the state playoffs made the 2015 Ennis softball season another successful campaign, even though most who wore maroon had their minds set on a return trip to Austin. The Lady Lions went 23-6 with a roster comprised of only two seniors. Five […]

Wet weather a bummer for Little League

This spring season has been bleak, to say the least. A season normally known for baseball and softball has seen only about half the Ennis Little League games it normally does to this point, and a field with newly laid grass has yet to be used, causing some players and parents to wonder: “When are […]

Police investigating pharmacy break-in

Police are investigating a pharmacy break-in after an estimated $30,000 worth of drugs were stolen early Monday morning. The suspects, described as white or hispanic males with facial hair, pried open the front door to Hometown Drug and proceeded to steal money as well as drugs. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click […]

Ellis County declared disaster area

County Commissioner Dennis Robinson, of Palmer, updated the media about area weather concerns, which led Stephanie Parker, Emergency Management Coordinator, to declare Ellis County a disaster zone. In light of swollen Lake Bardwell and the overflowing Trinity River as well as surrounding creeks and levees, she said the declaration was apparent “as some have already […]

Ennis Comprehensive Plan meeting tonight

The city’s Comprehensive Plan Action Committee will meet with Halff Associates Inc. Thursday at 6 p.m. for the unveiling of thoughts behind the comprehensive plan. In January, Halff led a three-day public visioning session, which included input from the public, as well as stakeholders and city committees. The aim was for Halff to take that […]

Superheroes invade Ennis Library

The super hero party to kick off the library’s summer reading program was a huge success Saturday, May 16. Spiderman, Batman and even the Hulk listened attentively as Ms. “Super Aimee” talked about what a great super power it is to be a reader. All were entertained with songs, balloon animals, and goody bags to […]

Polka fest covered in culture, rain

The 49th National Polka Festival has come gone, leaving the city covered in both rain and culture for another year. Despite a deluge on Saturday afternoon that put a premature end to outdoor activities, canceling them on Sunday for the first time ever, the annual event was considered a big hit by those who should know. See the report in […]

Do we really want a dynasty election?

To the Editor: There seems to be some evidence that the Democrat strategy of hiding Mrs. Clinton from any serious questions is starting to backfire. Polls are not worth paying serious attention to right now, so far as who is most likely to win or lose a presidential election 18 months from now. See the […]

Threat of flooding from Trinity River in Ellis County

Ellis and Kaufman counties are under the threat of the Trinity River cresting over the levee for the first time since it broke in 1990. The National Weather Service issued a flood warning on Tuesday changing the forecast from moderate to major severity for the Trinity River near Rosser. The NWS again reminds motorists not […]

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