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Archive for: October 11th, 2017

California fires: At least 21 dead as hundreds reported missing

(CNN)Firefighters battling deadly blazes in Northern California face a daunting new challenge Wednesday: Winds are expected to pick back up, threatening to spread wildfires that already have killed 21 people, destroyed hundreds of buildings and forced thousands of evacuations. The California wildfires, by the staggering numbers. The California wildfires, by the staggering numbers Most of […]

Parents of missing 3 year old Texas girl, not cooperating with investigation

The parents of a missing 3-year-old Richardson girl are no longer cooperating with police. The FBI and police collected evidence overnight at Sherin Mathews’ home. Investigators are looking through her parents’ vehicles, computers and cellphones, as well as surveillance video from neighbors. The little girl’s father, Wesley Mathews, was arrested on child endangerment charges after […]

Ennis resident recounts case of mistaken identity

During Hurricane Harvey you could say Ennis resident Regina Johnson had been through a lot. After being stuck at sea on a Carnival Cruise ship, not being able to dock would be the last of her worries. Or so you would think. On Sunday Johnson posted her story after her encounter with an Ellis County […]

Monster Splash Art paints the town

Artists Ben Vyers and Jeff Moss paint a Halloween themed mural outside Sisters of Style Salon on S.W. Main Street. Vyers will be holding a contest all month long once he finished painting several downtown business storefronts last week. Read the full story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, […]

Lions run game in for a challenge

Starting the District 17-5A race with a trip to Whitehouse, perhaps the most formidable foe Ennis will face, sets the stage for the five-week league season. The winner will have command with a huge victory. The defending district champion Lions are considered the favorites, though the host Wildcats were picked second by Dave Campbell’s Texas […]

Fall ideas for your front yard and garden

Last week, I recommended some colorful flowers and plants to help you get into the spirit of fall. Today, I thought I’d stray slightly from supplying gardening tips to helping you with ideas for decorating the exterior of your home, whether that’s your front or side porch, patio, walkways, driveway, even your mailbox. Taking a […]

When pink means just a little bit more

I’m pretty partial to the month of October and the pink power that people display to support those battling breast cancer and other forms of the disease. So let’s not forget that this time of season goes beyondjust pumpkin spiced lattes or trick or treating and Halloween. Breast Cancer Awareness month is here and we […]

Minor traffic accident on Monday afternoon

A mid-sized blue car clipped a pickup and sent it into the ditch at Lampasas and S.W. Main on Monday afternoon. There were minor scrapes and bruises to the drivers. Read the full story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Cement truck driver killed in IH 45 crash

Ennis police and fire and the Texas Department of Safety responded to a one vehicle accident on Oct. 6, after a cement truck driver lost control of the vehicle he was driving. Police said they responded to a report of a truck on its side in a ditch along the connector of IH 45 and […]

Pastor led church and community through trying times

In January of 1977 young Minister Jeptha “Jeff” McNealy had many choices of churches to pastor in Dallas. But instead he followed God’s Spirit to the small community of Ennis, Texas and became the Pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church. After 40 years of leadership, McNealy died shortly before Sunday’s service at the very […]

Daily Horoscope 10/12/17

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) A positive attitude will help you bypass any difficult situations you face this year. Look for any opening that will give you a chance to use your creativity or put your intelligence and experience to work. Think big, but live within your means. A unique approach to the way you use […]

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