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No. 4 TCU can solidify playoff position with win

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — When TCU last played Iowa State before the release of the College Football Playoff rankings, the Horned Frogs won by 52 points in the 2014 regular season finale. They then dropped out of the top four and were left out of the playoff. A win of any margin over the […]

Will this be the week Tycen breaks Ennis’ All-time rushing yards record?

Back in the friendly confines of Lion Memorial Stadium, an anxious Ennis team seeks to continues its four-game winning streak while getting a measure of revenge against a Jacksonville squad that stunned the Lions in 2016. Ennis, now 4-3 in all games and tied with Corsicana atop District 17-5A with a 2-0 record, will entertain […]

Sheriff: Becoming an explorer is rewarding

As many probably know, the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office sponsors a Law Enforcement Explorers Post, but may not know what the Explorers are — or do. The Explorers are a group affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America and is open to young men and women ages 14 (completed the 8th grade) to 21. Law […]

Daily Horoscope 10/27/2017

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Confusion will set in if you take on too much or let others meddle in your affairs. Problems with a relative will put you in an unexpected position. Organization will be necessary if you want to get the most out of what’s being offered. Listen to your intuition. You’ll learn a […]

Looming release of JFK files stirs public curiosity

The anticipated release of thousands of never-seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination has scholars, historians and conspiracy theorists buzzing. President Donald Trump has stated he supports the release of files that could shed light on a tragedy that has stirred conspiracy theories for decades. Whether in support or against the release […]

Kennedy files released

WASHINGTON — The National Archives on Thursday is expected to release a final batch of records related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, completing a long process that has enthralled researchers and conspiracy theorists for a quarter-century. The once-classified records will be released pursuant to the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection […]

Recent incidents bring scrutiny to bounty hunter profession

John Rosa and his fellow bounty hunters are on the hunt. They’ve gone to an Oak Cliff home, looking for a man wanted for bail jumping on an aggravated robbery probation violation. They are bounty hunters with decades of experience. They surround the house. “More than likely if he’s going to come out, he’s going […]

Special needs sports league unveils plans for new park

WAXAHACHIE – After nearly four years in the making the Miracle League of Ellis County have taken the wraps off renderings for Miracle League Park in Waxahachie. The Miracle League of Ellis County, Inc. (MLEC) is in contract with SRA Architects in of Arlington to design the Miracle League adaptive sports ball field, which includes […]

Lion lineman Justin Hutyra steady in return from surgery

His comeback from a late summer leg injury that required surgery and wearing a walking boot cost a senior Ennis offensive lineman plenty. It wasn’t like Kirk Gibson in the 1988 World Series or Willis Reed in the 1970 NBA Finals, Curt Schilling’s bloody sock in the 2004 baseball playoffs or even Tiger Woods two-week […]

Fabric store celebrates Midlothian opening

MIDLOTHIAN – JOANN, the leading fabric and craft specialty retailer in America, is bringing creative inspiration to Midlothian with the grand opening of its newest store on October 26, 2017. The opening brings a one-stop option for shoppers to find the encouragement and supplies they need to complete any creative project. With more than 865 […]

Straight razor shaving

I’ve seen a number of movies and TV shows depicting scenes of earlier times with gnarly whiskered leading men, shaving with a straight razor, some feeble mirror hung on a nail, maybe a pan of water at hand. They make it look so simple and easy! If you’ve ever used a straight razor, you’d see […]

Fall frenzy takes over downtown Ennis

Students with GO! Dance studio kick their legs at the intersection of Knox and Dallas during the Autumn Daze festival in downtown Ennis Saturday. Read the full story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Daily Horoscope 10/26/2017

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Don’t stifle your creativity. Use your imagination to come up with the best solution for every situation you encounter this year. Be true to yourself and trust in your ability to do what’s right and what’s best for you. Communication will be your vehicle to success. Make your home your haven. […]

Austin students pay it forward

Austin Elementary School third graders instilled a little pay it forward mentality this week, as they delivered plants to downtown businesses as part of a community service project. Now in its second year the project is part of the school’s Red Ribbon Week. Read the full story and more in your Weekday edition of The […]

Actress accuses George H.W. Bush of ‘sexual assault’

A television actress has accused former President George H.W. Bush of touching her from behind while she was posing for a photo alongside him and telling her a dirty joke. People magazine reports Heather Lind said in a now-deleted Instagram post that the incident took place while she was posing for a photo with Bush […]

Newly released FBI documents reveal disturbing details about Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza

WASHINGTON (USA TODAY) – The FBI on Tuesday released some 1,500 pages from its investigation into the massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school, painting a dark portrait of the young man who carried out one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history. Adam Lanza killed his mother in their home in Newtown, Conn., then […]

Dark comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace” starts Thursday

The classic dark comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace” opens Thursday at Theatre Rocks! in Ennis. A perennial stage favorite, this side splitting story was made famous by Frank Capra’s 1944 film adaptation starring Cary Grant and is perfectly timed for the pre-Halloween weekend. The farce revolves around the Brewster family, comprised of two sweet spinster […]

Freshman Lions win battle of unbeatens

Ennis thumped Lindale in a battle of district unbeaten freshman teams, 52- 28, on Thursday at Lion Memorial Stadium. The triumph improved the team’s overall record to 6-0-1 and are at home for the final time at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday when Jacksonville comes to E-town. The Freshman White team plays at 7 p.m. Read […]

Welcome home, everyone, and to you, too, Lions

It’s homecoming week for Ennis High School. Not only is a significant time for families and friends to visit their old stomping grounds, but it’s also a major game for your Ennis Lions football team. Friday night at Lion Memorial Stadium, the stands will be full of people awaiting the rollout of their new Ennis […]

City calls downtown festival another successful event

Starting in October of 2001, the Ennis Fall Festival has been a fun-filled event for all ages and it continues to attract crowds. Last Saturday was no exception, even with a name change to Autumn Daze. City manager Scott Dixon summed things up while also discussing how the property that was formerly an old Safeway […]

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