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Leon Coffee Named Grand Marshal of 2019 Texas Cavaliers River Parade

The 2019 Texas Cavaliers River Parade has named legendary rodeo clown and “man in the can” Leon Coffee as its honorary grand marshal. The fan favorite on the rodeo scene for some 45 years now is a Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer and a fan favorite at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. Coffee’s […]

Flu bug bites Lady Lions in Waco

Ennis competed like a salmon at this weekend’s M.T. Rice Tournament in Waco. They faced winning teams, including at least that was ranked, and did so battling the flu bug. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Slovacek murder possibility?

Shirley Walker Slovacek sent me a picture of the headstone of a distant relative of her husband, Danny. F. T. Slovacek, born in 1881, died in 1910 at the age of 29. Family rumor has it that he was murdered. She asks if I can look into it in the some of the online newspaper […]

Revering Ennis history

On today’s Memories page the late Ennis historian Jim Templin is remembered. Not only was he a much beloved figure on the local scene at charitable and civic events, he was a longtime member of the Ennis Historical Society, formerly known as the Ennis Heritage Society. The group was founded by Tia Atwood and Sugar […]

Ennis Buc-ee’s set for 2020 opening

Ennis will be the site of the 40th Buc-ee’s convenient store when it is scheduled to open in May of 2020, according City Manager R. Scott Dixon. It will reportedly be one of their larger model stores with roughly 55,000 square feet. “Our Buc-ee’s will begin construction sometime between now and April,” said Dixon, with […]

11-Year-Old Boy Dies in Italy Early Morning Crash

An 11-year-old boy died and several people were injured in a crash involving multiple vehicles early Saturday morning in Italy, police say. The crash happened around 6:30 a.m. Saturday, one mile south of Bill Lewis Road on Interstate 35E, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. A white Chrysler Town & Country was disabled […]

Daily Horoscope 12/31/2018

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Doing research, planning and following through will be your keys to success. Persistence and discipline will also be necessary. Put the past behind you and turn any anger you are feeling into constructive energy. Revenge is a waste of time. Offer peace and love, not discord. Pony up if you have […]

James Jimmy Aguilar

James Jimmy Aguilar, age 70, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 24, 2018 while at Baylor Hospital in Waxahachie. He was born to Zaragosa and Molly (Rothwell) Aguilar on September 14, 1948 in Waxahachie, Texas. James worked for Ennis Business Forms and the Ennis Independent School District. He was a hard […]

Woodstock Site to Host 50th Anniversary Concert

A three-day music festival will be held in August 2019 at the original Woodstock concert site to mark the 50th anniversary of the historic event. The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a concert venue built on the original Woodstock site, announced Thursday that it will host the golden anniversary event Aug. 16-18. The center […]

The Texan of the Year is selected by The Dallas Morning News editorial board

By The Dallas Morning News If you think change is hard, what is truly difficult in this world is driving positive social change without revving the engines of controversy, filling the holes in individual lives without sowing collective division. Looking across the Lone Star State and surveying the world at large, there is one person […]

Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns

When Clemson’s Dabo Swinney entrusted a team with championship aspirations to freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence in September, this is what the Tigers’ coach had in mind. Lawrence threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns and No. 2 Clemson beat No. 3 Notre Dame 30-3 on Saturday in the Cotton Bowl to reach the College Football […]

Silver Tsunami set to hit Ellis County nursing homes

AUSTIN, Texas) — As Baby Boomers reach retirement, a perfect storm is set to hit Ellis County nursing homes: A surge in the number of aging Texans, known as the Silver Tsunami, is projected to effect long term care services across the state. That could leave Ellis County’s 9 long term care facilities — already […]

Lights of Ennis, City Real Estate name the Best of 2018

City Real Estate named the Best Lights of Ennis for 2018. Pictured is 807 N. Preston. Also chosen 700 Woodcrest, 900 S. Dallas and 1315 Fredricksburg Court. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

The problem with problems

Many of us think, “If I had no problems, my life would be filled with peace and tranquility”. I think only monks might tolerate that sort of life, but I personally doubt they could do it well. It’s human nature to need problems to solve, some struggle or another to conquer. Some rail against or […]

Home for the holidays

Interior restoration is complete at the future Hoefer House B&B, located at 310 W. Denton. Owner Erica Todd is thrilled about wrapping up the work during the holiday season. “The interior is done and we are set for a Jan. 1 opening,” she said. “We do have more plans in store for the entire property. […]

Daily Horoscope 12/30/2018

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Keep your emotions under control. If you make impulsive decisions, you will end up regretting it. Be secretive about your beliefs and plans until you are certain of a situation’s outcome. A different direction will help you develop unique skills. Dealing with friends and family will lead to sensitive issues. Keep […]

Con Edison working on “Blue Light”

Electric utility Con Edison is working to figure out what caused a high-voltage equipment failure that unleashed an otherworldly flash of bright blue light in the night sky over New York City Thursday, startling residents, plunging LaGuardia Airport into total darkness and inciting chatter about alien invasions. The flash lit the sky so brightly that […]

Lady Lions enter Waco tourney, Dec. 27-29

Ennis is entered, once again, in one of the largest, most prestigious prep basketball events in Texas, the 58th Annual M.T. Rice Tournament. A large field of both girls and boys varsity teams will play at least four games during three days, Dec. 27-29, in the Waco area. The Lady Lions have a pair of […]

How to help your lawn bounce back from winter

Lawns are exposed to the elements throughout the year, and each season brings its own unique set of challenges. Summer heat waves can make it hard for lawns to maintain their lush green appeal, while the falling leaves of autumn can threaten root systems if not handled properly. Winter frost and snow also can pose […]

Looking back on silly season on to the new year

It is coming to the end of the Silly Season. It is the day after New Year’s Day that we all return to the regular workaday people we usually are. Now, in Texas, it means that we all continue to be friendly people and with genuine concern about others. After all, the motto of Texas […]

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