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In times of trouble, what’s your choice?

Steve Holston Special to the EDN With the recent terror attacks in Paris, Lebanon, and the downing of a Russian Jetliner in the news recently, people are understandably concerned and even fearful about the growing threat of terrorism in our world today. While legitimate governments around the world are doing what they can to deal […]

Watch what you say, type, no matter where you are

A suburban Houston man apparently posted a message on social media that he planned to “shoot up a mosque.” Someone in New Jersey saw it. Now the Texas man, arrested at his job at the Sugar Land Municipal Airport, is in the Fort Bend County jail, charged with making a terroristic threat. It’s a third-degree […]

Douglas Wayne Zaidle

Douglas Wayne Zaidle, 59, passed away in Dallas, Texas, on Thursday, November 19, 2015. Douglas was born in Dallas, Texas, on September 24, 1956, to Leon and Mary Sue (Chandler) Zaidle. He graduated from North Garland High School in 1974 and went on to attend Richland Community College. On August 23, 1974, he married Kathy […]

Arzo S. “Coach” Burnim

Mr. Burnim passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2015, in Dallas. Viewing will be held on Monday, Nov. 23 at 10:00 a.m. with visitation/wake services from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 24, in the Teague High School Auditorium, 420 Loop 255, Teague. […]

For Lions fans, this wasn’t last year

During three straight seasons, 2012-2014, Ennis lost a mere four regular season games while going 8-2, 10-0 and 8-2. No one beat them twice as only Lancaster and Waxahachie in 2012 and Timberview and Guyer in 2014 managed to upend the Lions. This season, while defending the state championship, something unexpected took place. And it […]

Domingo De Los Santos, Jr.

Domingo De Los Santos, Jr., 52, passed away on November 18, 2015. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 20, 2015, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Eternal Rest Funeral Home Chapel in Ennis. Service will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Eternal Rest Funeral Home Chapel in […]

Harold Ray Benner

Harold Ray “Grouch” Benner, 71, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Monday, November 16, 2015. Harold was born in Gatesville, Texas, on January 25, 1944, to C.P. and Josie F. (Featherston) Benner, Sr. He grew up in Gatesville and Ennis, Texas and graduated from Ennis High School. In 1995 he married Deborah E. Steel and […]

EJHS students earn All-Region Band positions

Fourteen Ennis Junior High School students earned a chair in the 2015-16 All-Region Band. They include: Emma Lou, flute; Jacob Slovak, clarinet; Didier Gonzalez, tenor saxophone; Nathan Matous, trumpet; Jacob Beltran, trumpet; Madison Holy, trumpet; Kayleith Dyess, French horn; Andrew Perez, trombone; Sydney Kelly, trombone; Gloria Hernandez, trombone; Josef Slovak, baritone; Jackson White, tuba; Colby […]


The Bristol Cemetery Assoc. will host its annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner and Homecoming celebration at the Bristol community center (Old Schoolhouse) beginning at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Bingo will run from noon to 4 p.m. In addition to the annual dinner, bingo and raffle, the association will auction a 75-year-old quilt, donated by Midge Douglas. […]

Ennis hosts two playoff games

While the 2015 football season has ended for Ennis, Lion Memorial Stadium will be the site for a pair of Class 4A second round games this week. Area fans can still get their fill of playoff The Lorena Leopards (8-3) take on the Canton Eagles (6-5) at 7 p.m. on Thursday night. Then, at 7:30 […]

Who’s On First?

To the Editor: I am writing to express my displeasure with the treatment I received at the Ennis City Commission meeting on Monday night.  During my attempt to speak about my concerns with the Economic Development Corporation agenda items I was cut off and the Mayor spoke condescendingly to me, making me feel like I was a […]

Ennis Main Street says celebrate Small Business

Becky McCarty, Ennis Main Street manager announced its participation in the sixth annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28 to support small businesses in Downtown Ennis. Founded by American Express® in 2010, Small Business Saturday® is a day to celebrate the small businesses that help support their neighborhoods and is held every year on the […]

Lady Lions play Pearce in hoops

Ennis is one of 16 area girls basketball teams participating in a three-day tournament at Carrollton Ranchview during Nov. 19-21. The Lady Lions open with a 6 p.m. clash against J.J. Pearceon Thursday. Win or lose the team will play either Frisco or Garland at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. They will also play on Saturday.   See the report in the […]

Fleet-footed Lady Lions open season; Ennis bucketeers seek balanced attack

Mark Warde editor@ennisdailynews.com Coming off an 11-19 season in which they were 2-14 in league games, the Ennis girls basketball team looks to improve this year thanks to velocity and better depth. Veteran sideline skipper David Kilpatrick, who is beginning his 10th campaign, believes the added speed and a few skilled reserves will continue the […]

Softball Lady Lions preparing for 2016

Mark Warde editor@ennisdailynews.com On the heals of a fourth straight district title and a 26-6 record, the Ennis girls softball team has been preparing for the start of the 2016 season. Practices begin in two months (Jan. 22), though nine of last year’s returning players have played club and tournament ball during the off-season.   […]

Arzo S. “Coach” Burnim

Mr. Burnim passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2015, in Dallas. Viewing will be held on Monday, Nov. 23 at 10:00 a.m. with visitation/wake services from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 24 in the  Teague High School Auditorium, 420 Loop 255, Teague.

Harold Ray Benner

Harold Ray “Grouch” Benner, 71, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Monday, November 16, 2015. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Garrett with Rev. Keith Bates officiating. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Border security a must in wake of French attacks

It is an ironic twist that a terrorist attack in France – which gave the United States its most visible gift of freedom in the Statue of Liberty – would result in refugees and immigrants being turned away from our shores. But that is the likely outcome when it comes to Syrian and other Middle […]

Man charged in killing at East Texas campsite had earlier befriended victims

MIDLOTHIAN, Texas (AP) — The man charged in the killings of six people at an East Texas campsite had earlier befriended the victims and helped dislodge one of their vehicles from mud, a sheriff said Tuesday. William Hudson, 33, spent time with the group Saturday and then returned hours later and killed them all, though authorities have not said […]

Lions Insider Hugh, Stu and Tater talk Ennis football

All season the Ennis Daily News three self-confessed football junkies, men who attended every Lions game, home and away, and witnessed plenty of practices. Each has played the game, though the latter prefers a Nerf ball or a couch and a remote control. Huge Jeego, Stu Pendous and Tater Salad have appreciated their readers and […]

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