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Former Ennis player earns all-conference honor

Proving that finding yourself can sometimes take you to places far away, Jamario “Tre” Elliott, who rushed for over 900 yards during the 2014 state championship season for Ennis, was recently named First Team All-Conference at Mt. San Antonio College in Los Angeles. The school with an enrollment of over 28,000 is a member of […]

Kucera’s legacy lives on in Ennis

In 2014, Ennis ISD was notified that Major Willie J Kucera had donated several properties to the district to be sold for future scholarships to graduating Ennis High School seniors. After encountering many obstacles, Ennis ISD now owns these properties. After the first of the year, Ennis ISD will be selling these properties to honor […]

William R. “Bill” Martz

William R. “Bill” Martz, 92, passed away in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, December 23, 2017. William was born in Baltimore, Maryland on October 19, 1925 to Nicholas D. and Girly (Luke) Martz. He grew up in Baltimore and attended school there. He went on to the University of Baltimore and received his Bachelor’s of Science […]

Moses Moore, Jr.

Moses Moore, Jr., 74, passed away on December 22, 2017. Wake will be held on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 800 E. Freeman St., Ennis, TX, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, also at Mount Zion Baptist Church, at 12 noon. Burial will […]

Daily Horoscope 12/27/2017

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Look for an alternative way to make your cash grow and your overhead diminish. Don’t wait to be confronted; have a plan in place to counter any mistakes you have made. Stay focused on the moment and what’s possible instead of laboring over the past and the unachievable. Getting along with […]

Clara Anna (Farris) Garington

Clara Anne (Farris) Garlington, 81, passed away in Balch Springs, Texas on Monday, December 25, 2017. Clara was born on June 16, 1936 to James Robert and Edna Earl (Sims) Farris. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School. She went on to attend business school in Dallas. On April 21, 2015 […]

Eula Carr McFarland Manual

Funeral Service for Mrs. Eula Carr McFarland Manuel will be Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. and a wake Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All will be held at New Founders Missionary Baptist church 1903 N. Lafayette in Ennis.

Joe Erwin Test

Joe Erwin Test, 82, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Joe was born in Princeton, Texas on June 28, 1935 to Bowman Fredrick and Berry (Sparkman) Test. He grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1954. On October 24, 1955 he married Peggy June Garth and they […]

Sticker Shock: Woman Stunned by $284 Billion Electric Bill

A Pennsylvania woman says she went online to check her electric bill and was stunned at the amount — more than $284 billion. The Erie Times-News reports that Mary Horomanski said her eyes “just about popped out” of her head when she saw the amount. She suspected that her family had put up their Christmas […]

Plans for the Proposed Texas Bullet Train Route Starting to Take Shape

On Friday, December 15, officials announced a path for the proposed bullet train which has been planned for a Dallas-to-Houston route – a major new development in this first Texas high-speed rail project. In the planning process, a federal study has been completed according to NBC DFW which identifies that the utility route – or […]

Return almost anything without a receipt

(FOX News) — For people who meticulously organize and catalog their receipts, returning merchandise is no problem. But for the rest of us, it’s a huge pain in the pocketbook. Luckily, there’s no reason to fret over past purchases. Just because you can’t find your receipt — or your Aunt Cathy didn’t include one with […]

Three arrested for credit card abuse in Midlothian

MIDLOTHIAN — Reports of suspicious activity at the Midlothian Walmart led to the arrest of three individuals on Dec. 9. Officers were dispatched to the store at 1:54 p.m. located in the 400 block of N. U.S. Highway 67. Midlothian Police Capt. John Spann said Sergeant Kyle Boyd responded with officers Matt Shipp and Joe […]

Ennis 2017 interceptions leader signs with University of North Texas

Ennis High School senior K.D. Davis sits at a table surrounded by family after signing his National Letter of Intent to play football for the University of North Texas. Former Ennis standout K.D. Davis in the North Texas Mean Green colors. Ennis football standout Keyvon Davis signed early along with other recruits. Here is a […]

First local theater guild founded in 1932

Emma Simms, who wrote a society column for the Ennis Daily News, was appointed reporter for the Community Players Club in Ennis in the 1930s. The performing arts in Ennis flourishes today with two popular theaters, Theatre Rocks and the Ennis Public Theatre, the latter founded in 2002. But community theatre is nothing new to […]

Let there be light

Before venturing to our community’s Downtown Christmas Celebration, I halfway decorated the Christmas tree in our family room. We are among the purists who, for as long as we’re able, will enjoy the smell of a fresh evergreen tree. I can see—in the distance—a year when that will no longer be possible, but this year […]

No. 1 Runnin’ Indians fall to Chicago team

Waxahachie battled neck-and-neck with national power Chicago Simeon before fading in the fourth quarter during a 66-59 setback at a boys basketball tournament, National Hoop-Fest, that drew top teams from Texas and some from out-of-state. Simeon, now 6-0 and ranked No. 1 in Illinois, took a 49-48 lead into the fourth quarter. The Wolverines defense […]

ERMC gains 4-star ranking Advances made in clinical services, ER wait times

Ennis Regional Medical Center earned a significant honor when it was announced on Dec. 20 that the regional hospital has earned four-star status. The governing organization, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings program places ERMC among the top 40 percent of hospitals nationally. According to Robert C. Honeycutt, […]

Daily Horoscope 12/26/2017

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You’ll have to do a little soul-searching this year if you want to put an end to situations that aren’t working and move forward with a clear conscience and sans interference. Touch choices should be dealt with pragmatically to avoid prolonging the inevitable. Stick close to home and avoid getting into […]

Ennis girl appeals to Santa in 1930

A letter to Santa from a child in Ennis was printed in the December 19, 1930 issue of The Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light: It read: “Dear Santa Claus – I have been a very good little girl this year. Please bring me a cabinet, vanity dresser, set of dishes, doll and crib for my doll. Don’t […]

Secret Santa pays off lunches at Lummus

Unbeknownst to many, a Secret Santa was lurking the halls of Lummus Intermediate School this week. Teachers, staff and administrators posted a big thank-you to the anonymous person on the school’s Facebook page after the Santa paid off all students’ outstanding lunch account balances. “It’s one of our parents and we will keep who it […]

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