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Archive for: August, 2017

Mike’s Delivery, Inc. in Palmer collecting donations

Richie Hardaway of Mike’s Delivery Inc., in Palmer organizes some bags of donated clothes on Tuesday. Owner Mike Minter is collecting much needed donations for Hurricane Harvey victims to send to Rockport, Texas. Read the full story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Gas Prices Soar After Hurricane Harvey

Gasoline shortages have rippled through not only the the Houston area but the entire state and prices are rising for the entire country as Hurricane Harvey continues to cause havoc on the energy industry. U.S. motorists are likely to experience average increases of 10 cents per gallon to 20 cents per gallon because of the […]

Locals Leave For Houston, Gulf To Aid Hurricane Victims

Jonathan Evola with The New Hope Church, carries an elderly lady from a house in 3-feet of water Monday night during a Hurricane Harvey rescue operation. The New Hope Team went down on Sunday. Read the full story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Jones signs with ETBU Track

Football and track athlete DeMarcus Jones, a 2017 graduate from Ennis, accepted a scholarship to attend East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas. As a result of dual scholarships for academic merit and another in Christian leadership, Jones is continuing both his academic and athletic careers on a full ride. Jones opted to sign his […]

History snapshots, a brief glimpse of Ellis County’s past

The sin of strong drink. In 1908 Ennis was not yet the “dry city” it became (until recent years), and the “social ill” of drunkenness was a serious enough issue for the Texas chapter of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union to hold its annual convention here. Read this and more in your Weekday edition of […]

Daily Horoscope 08/30/2017

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Make changes at home or to your lifestyle. Look for ways to cut corners and save money for entertaining pastimes or travel plans. Dream big, but only do what you can afford. Walk away from temptation or joint ventures that are risky or lack substance. Try to resolve any unfinished business. […]

Alice Holy Toupal Burleson

Alice Holy Toupal Burleson, 89, passed away in Carrollton, Texas on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Alice was born in Ennis, Texas on August 7, 1928 to Frank Louis and Philomena (Svehlak) Holy. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from St. John High School in 1946. She was married to Frank Toupal in 1949 and […]

Romualdo Ricardo Gaytan

Rev. Romualdo Ricardo Gaytan, 87, went home to be with his Savior on Saturday, August 26, 2017 in Ennis, Texas. Romualdo was born in Santa Maria, Mexico on February 7, 1930 to Silverio and Maria (Rivas) Gaytan. He grew up in Mexico and Texas. He attended school in Mexico. On September 6, 1959 he married […]

Long-time county employee bids farewell

Ellis County Judge Carol Bush presents county auditor Michael Navarro with a plaque commemorating his service. After 24 years, Navarro is leaving to take a job with the IRS. Be informed, subscribe today!

Lions rank behind SOC, ‘Hachie

As Ennis prepares for the start of the 2017 football season, proving their considerable confidence has some doubters according to the freshly released area rankings of a major news outlet. The defending District 17-5A champions, with five returning starters on offense and seven from what could be an outstanding defense, are ranked the No. 16 […]

Noel checks in at St. Ed’s

Alyssa Noel, owner of a number of Ennis school records in both cross country and track, arrived in Austin for the start of her freshman year at St. Edward’s University. The 5’6 Noel has made the adjustment from the Lions’ L hand symbol to the mountain goat with short horns, for the St. Ed’s Hilltoppers. […]

Daily Horoscope 08/29/2017

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Pay more attention to what’s going on in your own backyard. You have legitimate choices to make, and hesitation will not make matters better. Don’t let others handle your affairs or manipulate you emotionally. Take control of your destiny so that you can prosper. Aim to stabilize, not to destroy. The […]

Ennis High School student Laynie Pustejovsky shares her love of baking Food

Since she was just a little girl, Laynie Pustejovsky knew baking was for her.  “I remember baking as a kid with my mom or grandma,” Pustejovsky, an EHS student, said, “I started doing my own thing around 12, like boxed cake mixes and making cupcakes.” As she has grown older, her techniques and baking style […]

Man inside Killeen home killed by shots fired into house

KILLEEN — Police say a 34-year-old man has died after being shot while inside a Central Texas house that was hit by gunfire from outside. Killeen police say no one has been arrested in the deadly drive-by shooting before dawn Friday. Read the full story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. […]

Jack Lummus – Ennis boy, football star, WWII hero

Welcome to my final resting place. I’m 1st Lt. Jack Lummus, a hero they call me. I don’t feel that way but I was proud to serve my country in WWII. I won the Medal of Honor for my sacrifice, although I didn’t know I was making one at the time. I was just doing […]

Texas extends string of voting rights case losses

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ voter ID law is shelved again after a judge who once compared the requirements to a “poll tax” on minorities also rejected a newly weakened version that was backed by the Trump administration. That was followed by a separate federal court on Thursday ordering Texas to partially redraw its statehouse […]

Tribe VB powerhouse rolls on

Perennial volleyball powerhouse Waxahachie is at it again. The reigning District 10-5A champions, with three returning starters from last year’s 42-9 Indians team, are preparing for the season by facing stiff competition from Class 6A and 5A. Prior to meeting South Grand Prairie on Tuesday and playing in a handful of tournament matches over the […]

Middle linebacker carries a tradition of quickness

Fans of Ennis football can’t be faulted for having feelings of deja vu or double vision. Current starting middle linebacker Brayan Gonzalez is nicknamed Speedy and wears No. 21. So did his older brother, Ruben, who was also an all-district performer. He played his senior season for the Lions in the fall of 2012. He […]

United Way to host annual luncheon

The Greater Ennis United Way is hosting its 16th annual campaign kickoff luncheon on Wednesday, August 30, in the Tabernacle Family Life Center on Country Club Road beginning at noon. The Greater Ennis United Way is a non-profit organization based locally, with all funds generated each year allocated back exclusively to local charitable organizations. Campaign […]


Contrary to what many women may believe, the FDA does not have to approve all beauty products that sit on shelves of drug stores or on makeup counters.  The world of beauty products is a dangerous place that every girl falls into at some point in their life. One product in specific comes in various […]

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