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Archive for: July 2nd, 2018

Blame the Sahara Desert

DALLAS – Heat indexes north of 100 degrees have made North Texas feel somewhat like a desert in the early part of summer. In recent days, though, the area has actually had more in common with the hot and dry biome than sweltering heat. Strong winds blowing across the Atlantic have carried dust from the […]

Turning heads at the next level

When Jonathan Taylor Mackey finished his career at Ennis in the fall of 2015, the tight end turned wide receiver who led the team as a senior with 29 catches, had turned few heads and thus, had few scholarship offers. A year later things have changed. Listed at 6’4” and 210 pounds, the sophomore is […]

Reader remembers Ennis in the 1940s and ’50s

A group of men, some from Ennis (possibly including Fred H. Clark), pose outside a public building in an unidentified city sometime in the 1920s, wearing caps indicating club membership of some kind.  In looking at it, I doubt this image was taken in Ennis. I am unaware of a building of the size pictured […]

City selects contractor for Visitor Center project

The Ennis city commission unanimously approved the selection of a bid from a contractor and for city manager to execute a contract for work on the city’s visitor center at its last regularly schedule meeting. Located just off Main Street and Knox Street, the city approved a bid from DRD Construction. A second bid received […]

James Madewell

James D. Madewell, age 92, passed away on June 28, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. He was born in Crisp, Texas on April 17, 1926 to Sanders Lee Madewell and Ivy (King) Madewell. He was married to Lorena M. Madewell for 72 years and both were members of Anthony Drive Baptist Church. James served in World […]

Newsroom the latest victim of gun violence

Newspapers hit the stands this week with more grim headlines of gun violence taking and destroying lives. This time, it wasn’t a school or a church that suffered the wrath of gunman, incidences we’ve sadly become familiar with. This time, it was a newsroom. An armed man with a grudge walked into the office of […]

Plans proposed for downtown bank land

Plans are surfacing for three Bank of America properties in downtown Ennis, one of which is currently under construction and will become a drive-through park with twin automated teller machines. Located at the corner of McKinney and W. Ennis Avenue, the replaced ATM will allow for two drive-up lanes for accessing the banking kiosks as […]

The Ennis News takes home awards from annual TPA conference in Montgomery

This photo taken at the 2017 Ennis High School homecoming pep rally was one of several photos entered into the feature photo category of the Texas Press Association’s Better Texas Newspaper competition. This photo is featured in the TPA’s Winners’ Circle publication. The Ennis News took home awards after last weekend’s annual Texas Press Association […]

Daily Horoscope 07/02/2018

CANCER (June 21-July 22) Embrace change and look for the opportunities that come with it this year. If faced with a challenge, turn it into an adventure and learn from the experience. The rewards that come with trying something new will surprise you. Loosen up, live in the moment and enjoy life. Someone you help […]

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