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Analyst predicts Amazon will buy Target

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – A Twin Cities venture capitalist is making a bold prediction. Gene Munster believes Amazon will buy Target by the end of 2018. Munster made the prediction in a CNBC segment and repeated it again on Thursday in an interview at the Minneapolis office of Loup Ventures, the firm he co-founded. Munster said […]

Talk for 36 Hours? Dallas broadcaster is on a mission

DALLAS – Devin Pike likes to talk and that’s a good thing, because he will attempt to do it 36-hours straight on Friday. “36 hours to fight cancer!” Pike said as he helped prepare an old radio studio that will be home base for his broadcast. Pike decided to host the marathon program, titled “WHO […]

Knights of Pythias

The Knights of Pythias Building that once stood on Dallas Street, as it looked in 1907, two years before it burned. The present KPB structure was built in 1910. Read this story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Softball team starts with new cast

Glenn Banker’s return for his second year as head coach of Ennis softball marks the first time in four years the team hasn’t been introduced to a new skipper. Rodney McNeill led the team to the state championship in the spring of 2014. He handed the baton to assistant Magen Butler in 2015, who did […]

Wrong way driver causes deadly crash on I-45

CORSICANA – One person died and two others were seriously injured following a wrongway crash on Interstate 45 Wednesday night. According to Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) officials, crews were called to a twovehicle crash on I-45, one mile south of FM 1603 near Corsicana around 11:50 p.m. Official say a 2004 Chevrolet Express […]

Texas listed as one of the worst places for flu

A new report says Texas is one of the worst places in the country for the flu, so far this year. A new flu index from drug store chain Walgreen’s shows seven of the ten worst places for the flu is here in Texas, with the Dallas area coming in at number 7. Nearly 400 […]

Daily Horoscope 12/31/2017

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Don’t believe everything you hear or rely on people from your past to keep promises. Be ready to walk alone and to bask in the rewards you receive for whatever you accomplish. Secret information can be damaging. An honest and open attitude will help you avoid trouble. Uncertainty shouldn’t ruin your […]

Mr. Conductor says ‘So long’

The recent passing of Bill Martz, 92, who was tour guide for over a decade for the Ennis Railroad and Cultural History Museum, has filled many with sadness as well as pride in having known him. The museum, situated in the building where the original Ennis Depot’s restaurant was once housed, had a special mascot […]

Lions bounce back, win in Ft. Worth

Shorthanded against a beatable foe translated into a defeat for Ennis as they opened the Castleberry Classic with a 69-55 setback to the Young Men’s Leadership Academy on Thursday in Ft. Worth. The eight-team tournament, with only one team carrying a winning record, could have presented an opportunity to continue the team’s two-game winning streak. […]

Some dogs are more loyal than humans

A recent story crossed my desk that was impossible to dismiss. What are the most loyal dogs? Such a simple question, yet it begged the click of my mouse. There they were, a dozen dogs, each famed for its loyalty to humans. I had to see who made the grade. Which is more interesting, those […]

Creating a ‘sense of place’ downtown

Evolving into a living element that attracts people is both the plan and the current state of the new, downtown Ennis. What appeared dead or near flatline status following the 2013 spring tornado has been countered with an undying belief in the spirit of its people. It began as business owners and area residents with […]

One arrested after road rage incident

Ennis police arrested a man from Clevland, Texas after a road rage incident on Dec. 22. Robert Havens, 21, has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for an incident that took place at about 1 p.m. Ennis Police Lt Mike Hopson said Havens and his wife were traveling on […]

I-45 partially reopened in Alma after fiery crash

Interstate 45 has been partially reopened following a fiery crash in the early hours of Saturday morning. Department of Public Safety Sergeant Sara Warren said at about 1:15 a.m. Saturday troopers were called to a crash on the interstate southbound near Alma. Warren said the commercial truck was in the right lane moving off the […]

Pioneer Doctor

Dr. A.J. Cox (right), one of the first doctors to advertise his practice in Ennis after the city was formed in 1872, died at the age of 81 in 1949. He passed away at the Masonic Home in Arlington. Read this story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe […]

Daily Horoscope 12/30/2017

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Let your imagination wander, and follow your heart. Be open to new and unfamiliar possibilities. You will get more out of life if you take part in it. Hiding out will not bring you closer to your goals or help you overcome the challenges you face. Forge into a new frontier. […]

Southbound I-45 closed near Alma

#TRAFFIC ALERT: A fiery crash involving a big rig and a pickup truck has left one person dead and closed the southbound lanes of I-45 near Alma – north of Corsicana. Officials said they expect the highway to be closed for an extended time. (Photos: Robert Flagg/CBSDFW)

Lady Lions enter Waco tournament, Dec. 28-30

Rekindling their winning ways in a rout last week, the Ennis girls basketball team returns to face frontline competition when they enter the 57th annual M.T. Rice Tournament, Dec. 28-30. A field of 24 teams meet in Waco and are divided into eight groups with each team playing twice on Thursday. The winner of each […]

Day of devotion honors Virgin Mary with procession

Day of devotion honors Virgin Mary with procession in Downtown Ennis. Read this story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Dreams of white Christmases in Ennis rarely come true

Looking a lot like Christmas has everything to do with location. Erie, Pennsylvania, between Cleveland and Buffalo, gets plenty of snow due to the effects of Lake Erie. Ennis, Texas struggles to receive even a flake in spite of its proximity to Lake Bardwell. Erie has already measured 73.5 inches of the white stuff, more […]

Not exactly entertaining

I don’t have a love affair with hosting and entertaining, especially around the holidays — I’m the last to suggest throwing a party, I guess because I don’t have a desire to cook for other people, so I’ll make any excuse not to have to run out to the store. But the major complaint I […]

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