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Archive for: March, 2016

Deadline approaches for youth baseball, softball

Fifty years of competitive fun for boys and girls is nearing the start of the 2016 season at Bluebonnet Park. Registration continues until the deadline, Saturday, April 2. “Our main goal right now is to make sure every child that wants to play Ennis Little League has that chance,” said Kaleb Lozoya, of the Ennis […]

An Easter miracle

When the Iuliuccis got home Sunday night from the Easter church service at J Bar C Cowboy Church in Palmer, one of their family dogs was missing. Little did they know, Molly the blue heeler was on her way to Houston in the back of a car unable to walk after she wandered to far […]

How many times have you heard the phrase “Ennis never gets anything nice?”

Often it seems Ennisites such as ourselves have a complex of sorts. If Ennis does get something nice, we rationalize it in our minds by telling ourselves it isn’t actually that nice, or we do the alternative and claim “too little, too late.” It’s true Ennis has been left behind in a sense when it’s […]

To the editor:

To the editor: I would like to know how the article on Angie Juenemann’s DWI became about my husband, Red Sanders. Red had absolutely nothing to do with anything regarding Angie, yet your newspaper and others have dragged him into the issue, even bringing up events when he was Chief of Police, which had absolutely […]

Skroh grand slam ignites Ennis, 17-2

Kinsey Skroh walloped a grand slam and a two-run double and Hallie Hancock drove in four runs to power Ennis to a 17-2 rout of Lake Ridge on Thursday night. In winning their seventh in a row, the Lady Lions’ record improved to 12-9. They are 8-1 in games played against teams from District 14-5A. […]

New Farmers Market hire knows her greens

With the start of the 2016 Farmers Market season just a week away, news of the addition of Mary Davis as the coordinator of the seven-months-a-year project is viewed as something like a veggies cheerleader. “We are so excited to have her join our team,” said Becky McCarty, the Main Street coordinator of Ennis. “Mary […]

Police investigating shooting death

Police are investigating a shooting death in the Ennis Housing Authority neighborhood near the 200 block of Arnold Street Thursday. As of Friday morning, Ennis police were handling the investigation as an accidental discharge of a handgun. According to Ennis PD spokesman Lt. Mike Hopson, Justice of the Peace Bill Woody identified the victim as […]

Lions, Gomez remain tied in first

Mark Warde editor@ennisdailynews.com Senior Emiliano Gomez scattered nine hits over six innings, striking out six and allowed just two earned runs as Ennis built a 10-2 lead and held on for a 10-7 decision over Timberview on Tuesday. The Lions rapped 16 hits, seven of them for extra bases, as the team remained in a […]

Queens of the ring

Mark Warde editor@ennisdailynews.com The Belinda Carlisle tune in 1988, Circle in the Sand, had nothing to do with the pitching circle in girls softball, but it was a love song. In Ennis, where people love their softball, it is no secret that a team’s success is directly related to those who operate inside the circle […]

Mayor’s pub position not outside mainstream

To the editor: I was disappointed to observe that in its Tuesday issue the Ennis Daily News chose to sensationalize Monday’s City Commission discussion of proposals that would permit the opening of a clean neighborhood pub downtown. Notably, the EDN headline reads “Pub still a public issue – Downtown pastor pushes back, mayor voices support.” […]

Selecting a leader for Ennis

The world of politics is not for the feint of heart. Sometimes it seems it has nothing to do with heart. People competing against people usually results in those seeking the elevated platform often stooping to the depths in order to discredit the opposition rather than to stand on their own merits. It’s no wonder […]

Out with the old, in with the new

Justin Tubbs justin@ennisdailynews.com Part of the Ennis’ fledgling downtown master plan implementation includes dressing the sidewalks to give them a new look. The city at least took the first step to doing that this week, when city workers took chainsaws to four diseased trees at the corners of Ennis Avenue and Dallas Street. The plan […]

American Outlaws event booked for Ennis

Texas Motorplex will play host to the first ever American Outlaws Live event, May 6-7, on the outskirts of Ennis. The one-of-a-kind venue will feature the largest guaranteed purse in Outlaw racing history, highlighted by a $75,000-to-win main event. Racing fans have likely seen the show and know the names. Now they coming to town […]


Dorothy Wells Pierce, 98, passed away in Ennis, Texas, on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016, beginning at 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Myrtle Cemetery […]


Jeffery Bernard Franklin, 59, passed away on March 20, 2016. Viewing will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Eternal Rest Funeral Home Chapel, 1400 N. Hampton Rd., Desoto, Texas. Service will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at 1 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Ennis, Texas. […]

Native Texan to lead EDN operations

Keven Todd, a veteran of the publishing business and leader with more than 38 years of experience, has been named publisher of Ennis Daily News and affiliated publications effective March 21. “I am humbled and energized to be selected for this great opportunity,” Todd said. “There’s a great team of professionals already in place and […]

Overcoming fear

Once again evil has shown itself to the world. The Belgian capital was sucker-punched by the gutless, literally and figuratively. Brussels, home to the European Union institutions and NATO, was hit by suspected Islamic State suicide bombers, Khalid and Brahim El Bakraoui, who are brothers. The Syrian-based Islamist militant group claimed responsibility for the heinous […]

Mo-mentous effort scalps Tribe, 14-4

Ennis pounded 17 hits, including a three-run homer, and two pitchers combined to stifle Waxahachie during a 14-4 victory on a blustery Tuesday night. It was the sixth consecutive win for the Lady Lions, who boosted their overall record to 11-9 and their District 14-5A mark to 7-1. “The team is playing their best ball […]

County meeting focus on tax abatement, constables

Ellis County Judge Carol Bush and county commissioners went into a closed doors executive session Tuesday during their regularly scheduled 2 p.m. public meeting. When they came out, Bush had a message for Ellis County constables regarding a pursuit policy. “I think it’s important for safety for law enforcement and to the public that we […]

Campaigning comes to a head

Election day in the local mayoral race is only 45 days away, and, on at least one side, negative campaigning and speculation about a candidate’s efficacy have become the focus in the past week. Last Wednesday, roughly a month and a half after mayoral candidate Angie Juenemann and her husband, Dennis Juenemann, received an anonymous […]

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