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Cross country girls shine at district meet

Mark Warde editor@ennisdailynews.com Ennis varsity girls cross country team elevated their already stellar season by finishing second at the District 14-5A meet at Grand Prairie on Thursday, while the junior varsity took top honors in their own race. The varsity boys came in sixth place, an improvement from a year ago and the junior varsity […]

Jesus laughed!

By Steve Dygert “Jesus wept,” is the shortest verse of the Bible, but wouldn’t it be great if Jesus was known as much as much for his laughter as for his sadness? Don’t you think Jesus’ laughter would be one of his strongest influences on us? I do, but the Bible is a little hazy […]

Palmer girls lose a pair

The Palmer Lady Bulldogs had two tough road games this week and fell short in both. Friday, they traveled to Maypearl and took on the district’s undefeated Lady Panthers. Losing the match 0-3 with scores 15-25, 16-25, 5-25, the Lady Bulldogs never really found their rhythm and had a few too many errors. Haley Coffey […]

Thoughts on the Recent Republican House Drama

Dear Editor: Brian Babin is the only member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas who is also a member of the Freedom Caucus. This conservative network of House members is at the center of the controversy involving the retirement of John Boehner, the removal by Kevin McCarthy of his name for election […]

Update to article on Old City Lake/Kiwanis Park

Dear Editor: I’m happy to share with readers some clarifying information regarding my article on Old City Lake/Kiwanis Park (“A day in the park,” Oct. 11).  Former Ennis City Manager Steve Howerton contacted me about the island mentioned in the piece, and this is what he had to say about it:  See the letter in […]

Constable Facebook posts spark social media conversation

Justin Tubbs justin@ennisdailynews.com A social media post made by Ellis County Constable Mike Jones has sparked a conversation among the county about how it should respond to questionable use of social media by county officials. In a roughly 3 minute, 30 second statement made by County Judge Carol Bush during the Tuesday Commissioners Court meeting […]

Lions tennis wins district crown

Ennis routed Waxahachie on Tuesday by taking 16 of 19 matches to clinch their sixth consecutive district championship. The team has won the crown 15 times during the 20 year tenure of head coach Keith Howard. The team will take a 12-1 overall record and their 8-0 district mark to next week’s district tournament, which Ennis will […]

Veterans Day set for HFTB home

Mark Warde editor@ennisdailynews.com Veterans Day, Nov. 11, was announced as the day the Home For The Brave will dedicate the new abode for Marine Cpl. Cody Jones and his family. Transferring the home to Jones, his wife Alexis and their one-year old son, Corey, will take place after the dedication ceremony, which is slated for […]

Nationals a spotlight on Ennis

Once in a while, people forget how special their community is. Let’s not let that happen in Ennis this week. The AAA National Hot Rod Association Fall Nationals comes to the Texas Motorplex in Ennis this week, Oct. 15-18. The drag racing world will be hearing and seeing our community’s name during telecasts on ESPN […]

New rule places liability with county law enforcement

By Justin Tubbs justin@ennisdailynews.com Despite pushback from Precinct 2 Constable Terry Nay and Commissioner Paul Perry, the county passed a new rule, which will limit Ellis County law enforcement’s use of a privately owned vehicle. The rule, which passed by a vote of 4-1 at the Ellis County Commissioners Court meeting on Tuesday states the […]

Challenges in defending Pope Francis

By Mark Warde Have you ever, in an effort to make something perfectly clear, only made the waters murkier? It’s not uncommon. When you are a recognized leader and you tread into a verbal minefield surrounded by microphones, cameras and interpreters, clarity of speech is critical. During his much anticipated trip to the USA, Pope […]

Don’t make decisions – get instructions

By Buck Marshall We all make decisions big and small.  We pride ourselves on our ability to decide, how quickly we can decide and even derive worth based on the accuracy of our decisions.  Phrases such as, “You decide” and “Decide now” seem to emphasize the priority of ourselves and timeliness in decision making.  But, […]

Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Million Man March

By Rev. Bob Uzzel Between 1974 and 1976, I was in graduate school at Baylor University, deeply involved in research for my Master of Arts thesis entitled “The Nation of Islam: Belief and Practice in Light of the American Constitutional Principle of Religious Liberty.” The founder of the Nation of Islam was a mystery man […]

Another brick in the wall: Ennis native collects them by the thousands

When 70-year old Milton Booher speaks of his affection for his brick barn, it has nothing to do with the Commodores’ 1977 hit song, “Brick House.” “But I remember that song,” he says with a laugh. Instead, the lifelong resident of Ennis has a 30-foot by 20-foot garage he refers to as his brick barn, […]

Annie Bell Butler

Annie Bell Butler, 80, passed away on October 27, 2015. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas St., Ennis, 972-875-2393.

Paul Carley

Paul Carley, 56, passed away on October 20, 2015. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas St., Ennis, 972-875-2393.

Nancy Wilkerson Rider

Nancy Rider died July 27, 2015, in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Mrs. Rider was born in Ennis on September 26, 1923. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.B. “Bill” Rider, Jr.; her parents, Raymond and Frances Wilkerson; and her sister, Betty Jo Wilkerson. A member of Ennis High School’s Class of 1938, she graduated […]

Jack Albert Hall, Sr.

Jack Albert Hall, Sr., 86, passed away in Dallas, Texas, on Tuesday, October 20, 2015. Jack was born in Dallas, Texas, on July 2, 1929, to C.W. and Nellie (Steagall) Hall. He grew up in Dallas and attended Woodrow Wilson High School. On July 13, 2014, he married Anita Lehky and they made their home […]

Elisabeth “Serena” Johns

Serena Johns, born on June 23, 1953, passed away on October 14, 2015, at her home, surrounded by her family. Serena fought a courageous fight with breast cancer. She will be missed by all who knew her. She was a substance abuse counselor at the Open Door in Ennis. She is survived by her special […]

Emma “Janet” Osborn

The world is darker and Heaven is brighter because Emma “Janet” Osborn, a beloved wife, mom, nanna, friend to all who knew her and “Chicken” to her caregivers at Pleasant Manor Nursing Facility, went to Heaven to be with her best friend and Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, October 19, 2015, at the […]

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