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Archive for: July, 2015

Consider Ennis Rotary Club

Many Tuesdays, if you want to catch me around lunchtime, you’ll likely do so at the Rotary Club of Ennis. While I don’t make it every time, when I do go, it’s the best part of my day. Recently the Rotary Club announced it will be having its annual member drive to try to boost […]

FEMA deadlines approach in Ellis County

Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance continues to aid those recovering from the May 4 through June 22 storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and floods to the tune of $306 million in federal grants, U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans, and National Flood Insurance Program in approved claims. While 47 counties have been declared eligible for […]

Splashdown planned Saturday at Market

A cure for the summertime blues may be just around the corner at Saturday’s Farmers Market according to Becky McCarty. The director has announced a mini-Tricycle and Bicycle Wash, accompanied by the rider, will take place on Knox Street between 10 a.m. and noon. Approximately 20-feet long, the gauntlet, framed with PCV pipe, is equipped […]

Locals compete at SPJST state event

Ennis SPJST Lodge No. 25 will be represented at the SPJST Youth Achievement Day state competition in Temple on Saturday. The Slovanska Podporujici Jednota Statu Texas (Slavonic Benevolent Order of the State of Texas) will hold the event with competitors from seven districts throughout the state at Mayburn Convention Center. See the report in the […]

Rotary Club seeks members

One of the most present service organizations in Ennis is the Rotary Club of Ennis, and it is starting up its member drive to get more people involved. Each year the Rotary Club raises money and gives back to the community. The club’s most prominent fundraisers include the annual Polka Fest 5K Run and flag […]

Review: Ruthless! Puts the “Fun” in Dysfunction

An ordinary, talentless housewife, a strong-willed, manipulative child “born to entertain,” and a glory seeking has-been longing to return to the spotlight, make up the delightfully dysfunctional dynasty of Ruthless! The Musical, Ennis Public Theatre’s latest production. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read […]

Cross Country courses charted for Ennis

Ennis coach Lonnie Redning has released both the high school and the junior high cross country schedules for the fall season. Both squads will compete together at the same location four times, starting with a local meet between Waxahachie and Maypearl. The improving program includes two home events for the EJH team while the varsity […]

Comprehensive women’s care

Single-mindedness on a matter seldom gets the long-term results one wants to achieve. Republicans should keep that in mind as they plan an effort to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, and find ways at the state level to regulate the activities of that particular non-profit. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click […]

Taste of Ennis set for Sept. 24

Helping Hands of Ennis has announced its annual fundraiser, the 23rd annual Taste of Ennis, will take place on Thursday, Sept. 24 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Located at 850 Interstate 45 alongside Frontage Rd in Ennis, the event is a major project for an organization known for its benevolence to thousands of people […]

Ennis ranked No. 8 in pre-season poll

Like opinions and polls, everyone seems to have one. Ennis appears at No. 8 in the Metroplex according to the Dallas Morning News pre-season rankings. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Waxahachie gridder returns

Running back Trevon (TRAY-vahn) Smith, who grew up in Ennis schools before transferring to Waxahachie as a freshman, has returned to Ennis for his senior season. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Meet the Ennis Lions

Fans of fall sports teams at Ennis High School will get their first look at the players and coaches on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at Lions Memorial Stadium. The free event begins at 7:30 p.m. Freshman, junior varsity and varsity football teams, girls and boys cross country teams, tennis teams, and the Ennis volleyball teams will […]

Palmer opens camp on Aug. 3

Fall athletic teams begin preparing for the 2015 fall season at Palmer on Monday, Aug. 3. Most of them start at 8 a.m., according to athletic director and varsity football coach, Don Waddle. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the […]

Home Sweet Home

Under the direction of David Maliska and his home construction team, the future home for Marine Cpl. Cody Jones and his family is beginning to take shape. Located east of I-45 and adjacent to Comfort Suites, the custom-built abode for a wounded soldier in Promontory Point is having its walls go up. See the report […]

Maypearl residents gather for prayer

For Maypearl, the past week has been about healing from accusations made against its former police chief, Kevin Coffey. On Tuesday, for the second time in four days, some of the residents of Maypearl gathered at Maypearl City Hall to begin that healing process with prayer. “I think for a lot of us it’s a […]

Lions hold first district meeting of year

District Lions Clubs held their first cabinet meeting of the year in Greenville on Saturday. In the photo are representatives from the Ennis Noon Lions Club as well as four foreign exchange students with the Julien C. Hyer program. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition […]

Postcard view of Americans and cars? Meh…

That postcard view of muscled Americans having love affairs with their cars, only to turn around and buy the next beauty at first blush? Forget it. We’re more loyal, and less apt to change, than ever. The consulting firm IHS Automotive this week said the average vehicle in the U.S. Is now a record 11.5 […]

Three new Eagle Scouts in Ennis

From left to right Brendan Hufnagel, Austin Spaniel, and Jacob Sullivan just received their Eagle Scout award on Sunday afternoon. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Layne takes over at La Vernia

Former Ennis offensive coordinator Brandon Layne is the new head coach at La Vernia High School. The deal, which also named Layne as the school’s athletic director, was made official by the LV ISD school board on April 6. It took just four months for the Class 5A state champion Ennis football Lions staff to […]

Archers, marksmen take aim at state

Members of the Shooting Sports 4-H Club of Ellis County competed at the Texas State 4-H Shooting Sports Games during July 12-18. The competition was held at the National Shooting Sports Complex in San Antonio. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

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