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Archive for: February, 2017

Leroy Bolden Jr.

Leroy Bolden Jr. age 63, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017. Service will be Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Cedar Crest Cathedral, 1616 E. Illinois Ave., Dallas, Texas. Burial will be at Lincoln Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, Texas. Arrangements are being made with Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis.

L. C. Smith

L. C. Smith, age 93, of Milford, Texas, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017. Service will be Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 11 a.m. at The Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 610 Dyfed Rd., Milford, Texas. Burial will be at Milford Cemetery in Milford. Arrangements are being made with Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis.

Darrell Lewis Sheffield

Darrell Lewis Sheffield, age 59, of Red Oak, Texas, passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Darrell was born on Ennis, Texas on March 5, 1957. Wake will be Thursday, February 2, 2017 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be Friday, February 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. both to be held at New Founders Missionary Baptist […]

Police perform railroad safety crackdown in town

Less than a week after a local man lost his life while cross the railroad tracks near Gilmer and Main Street, Union Pacific Police partnered with Ennis PD to conduct a railroad safety operation, which resulted in some 30 citations being issued to both motorists and pedestrians Wednesday. Find this story and more in Thursday’s […]

Napping motorist popped for pot

A snooze behind the wheel of a vehicle in an active lane of traffic put an Ennis man behind bars Valentine’s morning after it was discovered he had marijuana stashed under the passenger seat. Get the full story in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Support local news, subscribe today!

Love in the air at Theatre Rocks!

Love is in the air over at Theatre Rocks! with the opening of a new romantic comedy last weekend. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Ennis man arrested for assaulting teen son

An Ennis man was behind bars after he allegedly assaulted his 15-year-old son. Get the details on this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Raise the curtain: EPT preps for sold-out opening

When the curtain opens Friday night, it will not only usher in a new era for Ennis Public Theatre but it will christen a new performing arts venue for downtown. Read all about it in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

EISD board moves forward on indoor practice facilities

The EISD Board of Trustees voted to open the bidding process for converting the little-used trio of Ennis High School gyms that are near Lake Bardwell Road in order to make them suitable for multi-purpose usage. Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Lantern Fest plans return to Ennis

Lantern Fest is planning a return to the Texas Motorplex March 4, with live music, food, and activities for the entire family. Get this story and more when you pick up a copy of Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

County settles road repair dispute

Ellis County Commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday on a release of indemnification between the county and a company that supplied road coating materials to two commissioner precincts last year. The transaction later came under scrutiny amid allegations that commissioners in those precincts violated the county’s purchasing act. Find details on this story and more in Wednesday’s […]

Ennis man killed crossing train tracks

The Ennis Police department is investigating a fatal accident that occurred along the train tracks at Main and Gilmer Streets late Saturday night. Get the full story in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

3 injured in early morning school bus accident

Three people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after an EISD school bus left the roadway and came to rest in a ditch just after 6:30 a.m. Tuesday morning near Alma. Get the details on this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…  

Bye-bye Bryan: Ennis staves off foe in first-round thriller

Kiara Glenn and Nokoia White combined for 13 points, and Ennis staved off a late rally by Bryan to post a 71-69 first found bi-district playoff victory Monday in Madisonville. Find this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Support local news, subscribe today!

Getting worked up

As a freshman in high school, I’ll never forget a summer spent in East Texas. I was a lean kid, long on laughing and short on physical labor. Living in Delray Beach, Florida, we made a trek to Mabank for what we thought was a grandparent’s deathbed. Turned into months in the searing heat, plus, […]

Chemical mixing plant slates opening for July 1

Lloyd Brown could think of no other way to describe his trip to Ennis–“divine intervention” he called it. Brown, the president of Smart Chemical Services, is heading up the soon-to-be-open Genesis Custom Chemical Blending, LLC, a chemical mixing plant set to open July 1 at 2708 N. E. Main St. Get the details on this […]

City sales tax revenue jumps 22% YTD

A monthly report from the State Comptroller’s Office shows generation of sales tax revenue in Ennis is up some 22 percent from the same period last year. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Athlete of the Week: Dylan Wright

The 6’5 sophomore took center stage Friday with a monster performance against Corsicana. Wright scored a season-best 25 points, including three two-fisted dunks, leading Ennis to a 51-39 win over a Tigers team battling for first place. The Lions remain in the hunt for a playoff berth of their own. They host Lindale on Tuesday, […]

‘Big Mama’ needs a facelift

The catchphrase “what’s old is new again” is one the Ennis Firefighters Association is counting on. Local firefighters believe in saving history as well as lives, and a project that’s been put on hold (but has never left their hearts) is the restoration of a 1927 fire engine they hope can someday serve as a […]

Sheriff testifies before grand jury

Sheriff Johnny Brown went before an Ellis County grand jury Wednesday in connection with an ongoing investigation into an alleged altercation that occurred early New Year’s Day at a Midlothian fast food restaurant, his attorney Richard Carter confirmed Thursday afternoon. Get the rest of this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily […]

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