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Archive for: February, 2016

Griefshare series begins Tuesday

A support group for people grieving since the loss of a loved one through death, Griefshare, starts a new series on Tuesday in downtown Ennis. Part of the international organization, Griefshare is facilitated by Paul and Aleta Penfold. It begins Feb. 23 with a sequence of sessions that commence at 7 p.m. and end at […]

Lions fifth among 14 tennis teams

A young and determined tennis team from Ennis High School placed fifth in a tournament field of 14 schools over the weekend at an event held at the Robert Mertz Tennis Center in Corsicana. The Lions combined to rack up 101 points, well behind a first place Lucas Lovejoy team that had 134. The next […]

Pitching woes continue for Lady Lions

Hardly the start they anticipated, Ennis, with eight of ten starters back from last year’s 26-6 team, continues to struggle like soda water against a cork. Mired in a three-game skid, their bats have been bottled up and their hurlers have yet to hold any of six opponents under five runs. Pitching is surrendering 7.4 […]

City, hospital differ on obstetrics

Close to a month has passed since Ennis Regional Medical Center announced it would be closing its obstetrics unit, and last week the unit was shut down completely, according to Terri Barton, director of marketing and physician relations. Since the announcement, the hospital’s board of directors has asked the city to amend the development agreement […]

Cost of police facility still unclear

Despite an architectural feasibility study presented to the Crime Control and Prevention board Monday evening, directors were left with more questions than answers after a contentious two-sided meeting. The major question that remained is what a new police facility will cost, as a police facility was one of a few things sold to citizens when […]

Pioneer pilot was Ellis County native: Bessie Coleman remembered 90 years after her death

Readers are aware February is designated Black History Month but some may not realize that a major African American figure in the history of aviation came from Ellis County. This year marks the 90th anniversary of pioneering aviatrix Bessie Coleman’s death in a Florida plane crash, but her legacy endures far beyond the state of […]

Ballot set for May 7 city elections

Voters now know who will be on the ballot when they head to the polls for the May 7 Ennis ISD and City of Ennis general election. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <ahref=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!</a>

Downtown pub in question over ordinance

  Finn MacCool’s pub announced recently it would be bringing a new bar to downtown Ennis, but those plans could be slightly delayed. Originally hoping for a March opening, the business could be held up by an old city ordinance that doesn’t allow for bars in Ennis. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! […]

Ennis Police called to suspected suicide

Ennis emergency personnel were called to the scene of a suspected suicide Friday afternoon. According to a press release from the Ennis Police Department, at approximately 2:11 p.m. police “received a call in reference to a subject with a gunshot wound to the head. The person was located near the intersection of U.S. Hwy 287 […]

Where can we go?

Who in this world of ours can we turn to and trust their words along with their motives? Very few, it seems. And yet, when we’re young and full of hope, we believe most everyone. How else would Dr. Seuss stories make sense? Why would we trust Sesame Street’s scary Count to teach us about […]

Lady Lions fall to Boswell

Playing their third of five tournament games in Mansfield, Ennis fell to Fort Worth Boswell, 5-2, in a game played at Legacy High School on Friday evening. The defeat dropped the Lady Lions to 2-2. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <ahref=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Racers for Christ to be led by Ennis chaplain

As another NHRA Mello Yello professional drag racing series kicked off last weekend in Pomona, Calif., an Ennis resident was on the road for the complete tour. Craig Garland is starting his second season as the director of the NHRA National Event Ministry. His career of combining his faith with racing and being the support […]

Where you can vote early, or vote on election day, and what’s on your ballot

Early voting is underway in Ellis County, and some of the precincts have been busy. As of Saturday morning, 3,548 people had voted in Ellis County in the first three days of early voting. Some 2,989 were Republican ballots and 559 were Democratic ballots. Most of the early voting was done in person, as of […]

Missing dog spawns reward

Wilda Fisher’s hot water heater was on the fritz and the maintenance man was at her residence at Grace Townhomes in Ennis to repair it. Her 14-year-old Chihuahua, Coco, needed to go outside, she she let the dog out of the home. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <ahref=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up […]

Sterilite, DEA on county agenda

  Sterilite Corporation in Ennis could be seeking a tax abatement from the county, according to an Ellis County Commissioners Court agenda. Tuesday, commissioners will be looking at the item, labeled “Sterilite tax abatement application.” See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <ahref=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Maypearl chief resigns

Maypearl Chief of Police Marlin Suell has resigned after taking the job in November of last year. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <ahref=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!</a>

Discreet Puritan nightmare plays on fear of unknown

A great horror film is not one that induces screams or jumps. It’s not a film with a slasher chasing down teens. A truly good horror film plays with the audience’s emotions by revealing little about its antagonist and even less about the setting in which the nightmare scenario occurs. “The Witch” terrorizes its audience […]

Early voting a great option, but consider…

More than 3,500 Ellis County residents have already taken the opportunity to vote in the March 1 primary election through the early voting process. Early voting is a great option.  But, there is a problem with early voting, too. See the editorial in the Ennis Daily News! <ahref=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up for our E-Edition […]

Maypearl wins playoff at wire

Maypearl (19-15) will meet Life School of Oak Cliff (17-16) at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Ennis High School for a berth in the state Class 3A boys basketball tournament. Four teams finished the regular season tied in fourth place in District 12-3A. Only one advances. Since the group all split their regular-season series against […]

Lady Jackets stung in second round

No. 22 ranked Ferris was upset Friday in the second round of the state Class 4A girls basketball playoffs when Gilmer handed the Lady Yellow Jackets a 62-48 setback in a game played at Wills Point. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <ahref=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of […]

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