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    Bigham joins staff of Ennis News »

    The Ennis News welcomes a new staff member this week. Randy Bryan Bigham joined the publication’s editorial department on Monday. Bigham is already known to readers for the history and…

    Sep 25 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Downtown project aims at 2019 fall finish »

    Like the reverse side of tapestry, the unseen element of progress has been on display in the form of Ennis’ downtown “Here We Grow” construction campaign. This week, however, the…

    Sep 25 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Community group spreads kindness, fellowship »

    Roxanna Estrada and her family are among many Ennis residents participating in Rockin’ Ennis. There’s a new rock group in Ennis. No, not the kind you’re thinking of but it’s…

    Sep 24 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

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    Bye week timely for Palmer »

    Considering the inclement weather this weekend, unbeaten Palmer (2-0) had a timely bye week following a physical, hard-fought, 22-13 road…

    Sep 25 2018 / No Comment / Read More »


    Oh what a difference a day makes. After two one-sided setbacks on Friday, Ennis turned to facing North Forney on…

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    Finding the fire that’s been hidden »

    Staring at 0-2 heading into the fourth week of the season, Ennis may have already met the best team in…

    Sep 20 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Warde’s Wheel House »

    Heinz produced a clever television commercial in 1977, turning the slow delivery of their top-selling ketchup into a positive process.…

    Sep 20 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

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    Trustees searching for superintendent »

    Fall is bringing the Ennis Independent School District its share of anticipatory excitement. The Wade Bishop era as the new high school principal comes after a decade of exemplary leadership under David Averett. Bishop was highly regarded during his tenure at the reins of Ennis…

    Sep 25 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Fading Memories »

    Though the farm of my youth was only ten miles from town, we depended upon our nearest neighbors for association, help as needed, and a sense of community. Unlike most families in the more mobile generations, we seldom made trips to town more than two…

    Sep 24 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Forget-me-nots: Love and remembrance »

    Not long ago the subject of forget-me-nots came up. And that enticed me to learn more about this very famous but modest flower. I think we mostly associate the forget-me-not with love as that’s such a part of the legend around it. Yet there’s much…

    Sep 24 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Ennis shows it can rock »

    It just takes reaching out to make a difference. A word, a smile, a laugh can mean so much. One new Ennis resident has proven that this month when her desire to fan fun with her family led to a fad that’s become a mainstay…

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    Ronald N. Peel »

    Ronald N. Peel, 84, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018 in Ennis, Texas. Ronald was born in Teague, Texas on September 10, 1934 to…

    Sep 25 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Julie Anne Dornblaser Hejny – Obituary »

    Julie Anne Dornblaser Hejny, surrounded by her family, slipped away from all those who love her in the early morning hours of September 11, 2018,…

    Sep 24 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Adam Lane Keller – Obituary »

    Adam Lane Keller, 4, went to be with Jesus, surrounded by his family who loved him very much, on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 in Fort…

    Sep 21 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Alfred Martinez – Obituary »

    Alfred Martinez, age 58, passed away in Ennis on September 11, 2018. He was born on October 23, 1959 to Charles and Angelina (Partida) Martinez.…

    Sep 20 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
    County News

    Voter registration drive this Tuesday

    On Tuesday the Ellis County Elections Office joins more than 3,000 groups nationwide in hosting National Voter Registration Day 2018. The event is part of a 50-state effort to register thousands of voters. The goal for…

    Sep 25 2018 / Read More »

    Hope Clinic Earns national recognition for care

    WASHINGTON, DC —The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) today announced that Hope Clinic of Ellis County has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care…

    Sep 7 2018 / Read More »

    Aggravated robbery case heads to trial

    WAXAHACHIE—A Waxahachie man who attempted an aggravated robbery at an Ennis hotel in 2016, has rejected a plea agreement that would have sent him to prison for seven years. The aggravated robbery case against against Andy…

    Sep 6 2018 / Read More »
    National news

    Cocaine-filled balloons pop on California school campus

    VISALIA, Calif. – Detectives are questioning a 13-year-old boy Friday after they say he brought two balloons filled with cocaine to a middle school, exposing more than a dozen students to the drug. Carl F. Smith…

    Sep 15 2018 / Read More »

    Burt Reynolds, star of ‘Deliverance’ and ‘Smokey and the Bandit, dies at 82

    USA TODAY: Burt Reynolds, the populist star of films such as “Deliverance,” “The Longest Yard” and “Smokey and the Bandit,” has died at 82, multiple news outlets have confirmed, including The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and CBS…

    Sep 6 2018 / Read More »

    Robin Leach, ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’ host, dies at 76

    Robin Leach, the celebrity journalist who made a career of ogling lavish living on TV’s “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” died early Friday in Las Vegas, where he had been working for the Las Vegas…

    Aug 24 2018 / Read More »
    State news

    Gov. on mission to ban red light cameras

    AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott wants to ban redlight cameras, a measure he announced Monday as part of his plan to increase public safety in Texas. The cameras, which take photos of vehicles that run red…

    Sep 18 2018 / Read More »

    911 outage affects several

    A 911 outage was affecting multiple counties across Dallas-Fort Worth area Wednesday afternoon, officials said. A technical glitch caused a widespread 911 outage across several counties for about 1.6 million North Texans but was rectified by…

    Sep 17 2018 / Read More »

    R.I.P. Officer Garrett Hull

    A sad update from the Fort Worth Police Department. Officer Garrett Hull, who was shot while confronting robbery suspects, did not survive his injuries. We at The Ennis News extend our deepest sympathies and are sending…

    Sep 15 2018 / Read More »

    1927 bus crash killed Ennis athlete

    Last year marked the 90th anniversary of a Texas tragedy in which a favored son of Ennis lost his life. Jack Castellaw, 21, son of a local pharmacist, was among 10 Baylor Bears players, coaches and…

    Sep 25 2018 / Read More »

    EPT holds fundraiser, sets new show

    The annual fundraiser for the Ennis Public Theatre was held yesterday at 6:30 p.m. at Sokol Hall. Attendees shook and shimmied to the music of the 1950s style band Vince Vance and the Valiants. “Our annual…

    Sep 25 2018 / Read More »

    Daily Horoscope 09/25/2018

    LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Take care of personal matters. Deal with emotional issues, living arrangements and shared expenses. Strive for equality and openness. Try to work through any pending problems that have been holding you back.…

    Sep 25 2018 / Read More »

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