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Archive for: February, 2017

Commission considers demolition, downtown additions tonight

The Ennis City Commission will consider moving forward with changes to downtown as the main focus its agenda during a meeting set for 6 p.m. this evening at city hall. Get this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Stay informed, become a subscriber today!

EPT celebrates grand opening of downtown performance venue

Ennis Public Theatre celebrated the debut of its new location on North Dallas Street over the weekend with a show called “100 Years of Broadway.” Find this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Weekend storms damage some parts of Ennis

Some local businesses suffered damage from storms that rolled through Sunday night and persisted well into Monday morning. Get the full story in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Support local news, subscribe today!

San Antonio mayor issues disaster declaration after twisters

The mayor of San Antonio has issued a disaster declaration for the city of 1.4 million during cleanup after four tornadoes touched down in the area. Find this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Signs point to city election; one commission seat contested

Before Friday’s filing deadline for the May 6 election, there was some question as to whether the city would need to hold an election for three commission seats set to come open. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Be informed, subscribe today!

Special escort: Eight-year-old makes triumphant return to school

Ten days after surviving a scary multi-vehicle pileup on I-45, 8-year-old John Zabojnik received a hero’s welcome upon returning to his school in north Ennis. Get the details on this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Good times, bad times: Nuggets of local lore…

In an 1891 Texas Court of Appeals document referencing an Ennis case, the population of the city was given as 3,500. In 1915, the Christian Science Monitor ran a story about the City of Ennis ordering 2,600 square feet of paving for downtown streets. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis […]

Athlete of the Week: Kiara Glenn

The 5’6 senior, shown in action at Waco Midway, capped her career on Friday during the Lady Lions 62-52 loss to Rouse in Waco. Glenn, who is now entertaining potential offers from colleges, poured in 23 points in a losing cause. On Monday she accounted for 25 in a 71-69 triumph over Bryan in the […]

City secures developer for railroad crossing

The plans for a grand entrance to downtown are coming closer to fruition after the city secured a developer for the project. Get the full story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Support local news, subscribe today!

Ennis man arrested in possession of four illegal drugs

An Ennis man was arrested following a traffic stop Wednesday night and was later charged with possession of marijuana as well as manufacture or delivery of cocaine, methamphetamine, and a pill bottle full of “hallucinogenics.” Find the details on this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Group hosts meeting to build support for Ugandan aid

A group in support of aid to Uganda will host an informational dinner at the K.C. Hall at 6 p.m.Thursday March 2. Get the full story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Support local news, subscribe today!

Alta Mae Bates

Alta Mae Bates passed away with her family by her side on Monday, February 13, 2017 in Mansfield, Texas. Alta was born in Alma, Texas to James N. and Eddie Eugene (Maris) Dillard.  She grew up in Alma and graduated from Ennis High School in 1938.  On May 16, 1946 she married Olin Ray Bates […]

Tyler Jordan Slovak

Tyler Jordan Slovak, 25, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017 in Ennis, Texas. Tyler was born July 8, 1991 to John Justin Slovak and Laurie Diane Hagan.  He grew up in Ennis and Midlothian and graduated from Midlothian High School in 2010. He worked for Lone Star Hydro-Vac as a truck driver and had […]

James R. “Buddy” Fincher

James R. “Buddy” Fincher, 77, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Sunday, February 12, 2017. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. A Celebration of his life will take place on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 1 p.m. in the […]

Elizabeth Hope Chambers

Elizabeth Hope Chambers passed from this life February 9, 2017 at Legend Oaks Rehabilitation Center in Ennis. She was born November 19, 1931, in St. Jo, Texas to James and Mattie Jones. Hope married Melvin D. Chambers on February 7, 1947. She was a long-time resident of Sherman, Texas and moved to Ennis eight years […]

David Lopez Vaca, Sr.

David Lopez Vaca, Sr., 77, of Bryan, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017, surrounded by his family and friends. David was born in Huntsville, November, 12, 1939 to Geronimo Vaca and Dominga Lopez Vaca. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan. A rosary will be […]

Vernon F. Wilson

Vernon F. Wilson, 68, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family in Ennis, Texas on Monday, January 30, 2017. Vernon was born in Corsicana, Texas on August 23, 1948 to Julius Preston and Odress (Jackson) Wilson.  He grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1967.  He served his country proudly in […]

Jeanette Miller Houdek

At high noon on Sunday, February 12, 2017, Jeanette Miller Houdek was graciously welcomed into the arms of Her Savior Jesus Christ.  She was welcomed at heaven’s gate by her parents, John A. and Lela Miller, her first husband, Author Lee Lancaster, Jr., three brothers: George, Nick and Carl Miller.  She was also greeted at […]

Walter Eugene Arnold

Walter Eugene Arnold passed away at Vitas Hospice on January 17, 2017 at the age of 97 after an extended illness. He was born in Jennings, Oklahoma on May 17, 1919. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Dr Aline Arnold. They met when each was a hospital administrator in different cities. […]

Estell Branam Norton

Estell Branam Norton, 96, passed away in Italy, Texas on Monday, February 6, 2017. Estell was born November 17, 1920 to Fred B. and Leona (Hobbs) Branam.  On July 22, 1939 she married Sam J. Norton, Jr. and they made their home in Rankin, Texas, then to Bardwell, Ennis, Lancaster, Lake Palestine and back to […]

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