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Archive for: September, 2016

Junius Woodard,

Junius Woodard, 97, of Corsicana, passed away September 15, 2016. No visitation on Friday. Services will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Straightway Church, 400 S. 15th St. in Corsicana. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Corsicana. Arrangements are under the direction of Eternal Rest Funeral Home, 215 N. Dallas St., Ennis,  (972) 875-2393.

Gerald C. Chamberland

Gerald C. Chamberland, age 74, of Gordon, WI, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Middle River Care Facility in South Range, WI. Gerald Carl Chamberland was born September 17, 1942 in Navasota, TX the son of Carl and Annie (Hammons) Chamberland.  He graduated from Ennis High School in 1961.  He joined the U.S. […]

Bobby Loyd Jones

Bobby Loyd Jones, 81, peacefully passed on, Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Baylor Scott & White Waxahachie following a long valiant fight with illness. He leaves his wife of 57 years, Marva Sue Bardwell Jones; his son, Marvin Jones and his wife Andralyn, his son Michael Jones and Amber Conatser, his daughter, Rebecca Pugh and […]

Edwin W. Svehlak

Edwin W. Svehlak, 73, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Thursday, September 22, 2016. Edwin was born in Ennis, Texas on August 29, 1943 to Jerry and Lucy (Honza) Svehlak. He grew up in Ennis and graduated from St. John High School in 1961. He married Ginny Kovar on July 20, 1963 and they made […]

Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Support

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Ennis derails Del Valle; other Saturday HS football scores

PREP FOOTBALL CLASS 6A Cypress Lakes 31, Cypress Falls 14 Fort Bend Travis 86, Fort Bend Clements 20 Houston Jersey Village 58, Cypress Woods 46 Katy Morton Ranch 35, Katy Mayde Creek 30 La Porte 51, Pasadena Rayburn 0 SA Lee 26, SA Churchill 0 Spring Dekaney 35, Aldine Nimitz 0 CLASS 5A Ennis 38, […]

Athlete of the Week: Kyre Holloway

Ennis junior running back Kyre Holloway scored three touchdowns for the Lions as he helped guide them to a 38-20 win over Del Valle Saturday. Holloway had 11 carries for 98 yards and 1 receiving touchdown. Athlete of the Week is sponsored by Ennis State Bank.

A mile in her stilettos

Although she has not dealt with it herself, LaKisha Wells is no stranger to breast cancer. Like multitudes of other Americans, Wells falls into the category of family member or friend tied to a man or woman afflicted with breast cancer. Get the rest of this story and more in the Sunday edition of The […]

Local woman created first Ennis tourism slogan in 1930

“Where railroads and cotton fields meet.” Synonymous with Ennis for nearly 40 years, the motto is remembered today only by older residents. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Cancer survivor found strength in community

The first time Nicole Cruz was diagnosed with breast cancer, in 2009, she was married and a mother of an infant and a six-year-old. Living near Dallas, she was virtually right up the road from her hometown of Ennis, the place she was born and raised. She remembers the support system around her. Her friends, […]

Bohanon preps for second fight against breast cancer

In some ways, Jessica Bohanon admitted her second diagnosis with triple-negative breast cancer June 29 is, “even more crushing,” than her first battle with the disease in 2007. Get this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Grand Jury indicts trio accused of shooting at police

The three people accused of shooting at police and leading them on an hours-long manhunt July 12 were indicted by an Ellis County Grand Jury last week. The full details on this story and more are in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Surveys to determine future of city’s trash service

With the future of the City of Ennis’ sanitation services hanging in the balance, a survey mailed to trash customers could determine whether it remains in-house or is outsourced to a private company. Get the full story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Stay informed, subscribe today!

Pet of the Week: Mason

Mason is a 2-3 year old shepherd mix. He is well mannered, laid back, and seems to do well with kids and other dogs. Mason is already neutered, current on his vaccinations, micro-chipped, and heartworm negative. He is a really great dog looking for a loving home. Come see Mason and all his dog and […]

Bless the Blue

About 40 people from the Ennis community gathered in front of the police station Wednesday afternoon to take part in the “Pray for the Blue” event as part of the ongoing “Back the Blue” week in the city. Get the full story in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Graff says Lions ready to win at home

When the Lions take the field at 2 p.m. for Saturday’s rare matinee against Austin’s Del Valle High School, quarterback Kade Graff says the team has their hearts set on winning their first game at home this season. Get the full details in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Local man killed in motorcycle accident

An Ennis man died from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle motorcycle accident Sunday around 12:30 a.m. according to a crash report issued by the Ennis Police Department. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Downed power line causes fire, outage

A downed power line caused a far-reaching power outage as well as sparking a minor fire at a home in the 1000 block of North Kaufman Street about 11 a.m. Wednesday. Get the details on this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Charlotte riots: More rampage than outrage

The riots in Charlotte Wednesday night were shameful on a number of levels. Having moved from Charlotte to Ennis in April, the scenes unfolding on television were somewhat unreal and mind-boggling. Charlotte, as a city, has invested heavily in revitalizing its downtown during the past 15 years or so. The Epicenter, with its mix of […]

Back the Blue Week in full swing

As part of the Back the Blue Week in Ennis, locals have responded by displaying ribbons and signs across town… Get more details in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

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