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Early days in Ennis: Dateline 1881

This painting of children picking bluebonnets near Dallas illustrated The Texas Literature Reader, published in 1916.

04/05/2020 - 12:00am
Thanks to a friend of this column, Margie Callum, I’m sharing with you this week, an early history of Ennis as recorded in a little volume called The Ellis County Illustrated Annual for 1881, published in 1880 by the Ennis Saturday Review, one of...


Big 5 Softball season on hold

Aubree Lalani Courtesy Photo/Chris McGathey

04/05/2020 - 12:00am
With school activities shelved through April, the odds of any spring sports resuming grow bleaker each passing week, though Ennis junior third baseman Mattie Beakley, one of the area’s best player, keeps to her mantra, “We can only hope.” The 5’10...


04/05/2020 - 12:00am
Questions are interrogations asked in order to get information as a reply. Sometimes they prompt a discussion while other queries help to solve a problem. Today we’re learning once again to question much of what we’re being told by the Mainstream...


Mary Eleanor Comiskey Ludwig
03/29/2020 - 12:00am
Mary Eleanor Comiskey Ludwig (Nonna) was born in Ennis, Texas on May 19, 1928 and passed away in Ennis, Texas on March 26th, 2020 at the young age of 91. Mary was the third child born to Patrick and Christina Comiskey. On February 16th, 1947, she...