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Archive for: November, 2018

Lady Lions host Mexia on Friday

Ennis is at home on Friday against Mexia.After hosting Fairfield (2-3) on Tuesday night (results were not available at press time), Ennis has another home game this week when Mexia (2-1) comes to town at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30. Both opponents are from Class 4A. The Eagles were 14-11 in 2017, including a […]

ERMC advances validate industry honor

Securing their place in the heart of the community, the Ennis Regional Medical Center is a legitimate choice by the Chamber of Commerce as the recipient of the 2018 Industry of the Year award. The health care center now provides most services found in larger cities, sans the travel woes, and many of the services […]

Coming on Dec. 1

Ennis makes way for Lucky’s CC Car Show and Toy Drive, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. Also on tap is the first of several free Downtown Movie Nights, featuring “Home Alone,” from 7-9 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to the parking lots next to Interior Ideas at 211 W. Knox […]

Much to be thankful for

Like millions of Americans, some of my family members and I, plus neighbors, sat down to a feast together on Thanksgiving Day. Before one bite of food touched our lips, one of those attending prayed over the feast. We then spoke in turn around the table, stating what we each had to be thankful for. […]

Corsicana falls late, 28-20

Corsicana running back Dajioun Nathan (21) stiff-arms Burleson Centennial defensive back Da’quan Campbell (21) in the first half of Friday’s area round playoff game. Nathan scored two touchdowns. Leading 20-14 in the fourth quarter, District 8-5A champion Corsicana yielded two touchdowns in the final six minutes in a 28-20 season-ending playoff loss to Centennial at […]

Daily Horoscope 11/30/18

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Problems with someone in a position of authority will not bode well for you. Avoid doing anything that may draw attention. Moderation will be in your best interest. Take your time and gather facts before you make a statement or choice that could have lasting effects. A friend or relative […]

The Dallas Cowboys pull off the huge upset against the New Orleans Saints!

Palmer Bulldogs in Venus Tournament

Palmer boys, who opened their basketball season on Tuesday with a road game at Hillsboro, will play three or more tournament games between Thursday and Saturday in Venus. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Ennis Hoopsters enter Midlothian Tourney

Ennis returns to action at the Heritage Hoopfest in Midlothian this Thursday and Friday. Laylon Spencer and Dee Johnson scored a combined 13 points in the second half but it was far from enough to prevent Ennis from falling at home on Monday to No. 6 ranked Waxahachie, 95-29. The non-district boys varsity basketball game […]

Just Our Opinion

For all of the annoyance that a handful of streets are to navigate downtown, there are three people who somehow manage to flash 100 watt smiles when others are tempted to blow a fuse. Like a Pogo stick tester in a minefield, businesses and patrons have had limited success along Dallas, McKinney, Knox and Baylor […]

Shop Small Saturday a success in Ennis

Enjoying great success since its inception in 2010, Shop Small Saturday has encouraged holiday shoppers to buy from locally owned businesses rather than the large chain stores. Scheduled for the Saturday after Thanksgiving, it has seen small business owners reap $85 billion dollars in increased sales nationwide since it began. This year was no exception. […]

Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin host Special Care Angel Trees

Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home will be a pick-up and drop-off site for Special Care Angels this year at two of their locations: 511 W. Main St., in Waxahachie and 800 S. Kaufman St., in Ennis. Special Care Angel Trees are for the elderly and home bound adults of Ellis County. They’re ready for pick up in […]

Downtown Illuminated

Thursday night officially kicks off the holiday season when the annual Lights of Ennis parade comes downtown. The splendor of illuminated colors, highlighted by the Ennis High School marching band and the arrival of Santa Claus starts along West Ennis Avenue at 7 p.m. The downtown Block Party, however, gets going at 5 p.m. It […]

Daily Horoscope 11/29/18

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Take care of details. Don’t leave anything to chance. Trust in yourself and your ability to get things done properly. Recognize manipulative people and walk away from them. Don’t let anger take control when peace and tranquility should be your priorities. Make choices based on truth and facts. Problems while traveling […]

Lane closures announced for I 35E

UPDATE FROM TxDOT: Waxahachie, TX – All southbound lanes of Interstate 35E (I-35E) will be closed nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. in Waxahachie beginning Wednesday night November 28 through Friday morning, November 30 for the implementation of a traffic switch. Southbound traffic will take Exit 408 and remain on the frontage road through […]

Promoters announced Tuesday that Strait will perform Nov. 22, 2019.

FORT WORTH, Texas – George Strait never said he was retiring, and he may be out to prove it. After several shows in Las Vegas he was booked to play the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo in 2019 as well as a concert in Atlanta. Now the Texas country singer is set to headline a […]

Never too young to lend a helping hand

Ennis Pee Wee Cheerleaders collected donations for Helping Hands at their Nov. 10 banquet. All cheerleaders donated and several were able to be on hand to deliver and help stock their donations to Helping Hands of Ennis.

Mag missed on top pick Ennis

Preseason hype had Ennis ranked in the Top Ten by many state-wide polls as well as popular publications. One of them, considered the Bible for the game by many, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, predicted Ennis would win their third consecutive league title by besting the nine-teams in District 8-5A. That is usually a safe bet, […]

Food, glorious food

I bring you today the sounds of a Thanksgiving dinner, translated–as closely as possible–to paper, in order to prepare you for the upcoming holiday. Please tell me if you hear anything familiar. “Who didn’t wipe their feet?” grandmother asked, just as food preparations were reaching a crescendo. “Now, look at this dirt, right here by […]

Efforts to save mansion recalled

Whenever local history is discussed, a common topic is the razing of Ennis’ most prestigious old home, the Cerf Mansion, in 1969, a time when commercial progress was in the forefront and preservation rarely considered. Bill Snodgrass knows that story first hand. In 1962 he helped form one of the first historical organizations in this […]

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