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Lion Country Safari

Ennis spring football practices came to an end with an intra-squad scrimmage last Friday. Lezley Norris was active shooting Lions from a safe distance. Shown here are two varsity QB’s, including returning starter Dyllan Santos (No. 2), and plenty of photos of players vying to fill positions at running back. Also seen are offensive linemen […]

Ennis Garden Club Yards of the Season

The Ennis Garden Club has announced the 2019 Spring Yards of the Season. The Yards of the Season are selected three times a year: Spring, Summer and Autumn. The yards, nominated by members of the Ennis Garden Club, are selected in each of the four EISD elementary school districts. Homes are chosen using the following […]

Daily Horoscope

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You’ll have plenty of opportunity to excel this year. A partnership will bring a new dimension to your ideas and encourage you to openly express what you want to see happen. You’ll gain recognition for your strengths, skills and insight into trends. Don’t hesitate; reach for the stars. Say what’s on […]

James L. Collins Catholic School presents Alice in Wonderland

In a fantastic world of tardy rabbits, silly nonsense and personified playing cards, Alice in Wonderland brought joy to all audiences as James L. Collins Catholic School performed this timeless classic. James L. Collins Catholic School hosted their annual musical in the Dawson Auditorium at Navarro College this past weekend. Several students of JLCCS who […]

Who reads books?

I’ve often heard older adults lament the lack of book reading by today’s youth. Many of us observe the majority of younger people limiting their reading to texts, filled with atrocious spelling and codes known only to them. Until recently, a large portion of society read books almost every day, from the time they started […]

Back by popular demand

Courtesy Photo/Diane Liska Ennis Ceska Beseda Dancers performed at the St. John May Festival and will be dancing at the National Polka Festival on Saturday, May 25, after the parade at the downtown stage. This is their second year to perform during the Festival. Read more stories like this in your latest edition of The […]

AgTexas recognizes AgYouth honorees

Outstanding 4-H and FFA high school students received prominent recognition for their dedication to agriculture through AgTexas Farm Credit Services’ 4th Annual AgYouth Banquet at the Granbury Resort & Conference Center on May 8. Ellis County honorees were Madeline Makovy (Ennis FFA) and Bryce Norwood (Midlothian FFA). Of these two, Makovy received a $1,000 scholarship. […]

Governor Greg Abbott Announces Teacher Raises

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that $1.6 billion in teacher raises will be coming. “In the inauguration I made some pretty bold promises to the people of Texas,” said Abbott. “I said we must reward teachers in school districts that achieve results, we’ve done that. I said we must prioritize spending in the classroom, […]

Makovy one of three scholarship winners

Ellis County Master Gardener college scholarships were awarded for the sixteenth year with three local students named as benefactors. Two Ellis County 2019 graduating high school seniors and a former high school awardee who is currently attending college, were cited. Ms. Catlin M. Edsall, a Red Oak 2017 graduate, now enrolled at Texas A&M University, […]

Orange you crazy for Avalon?!

High school sports can have the most enjoyable atmospheric conditions anywhere. The air is filled with sounds from the playing surface and, coupled with the crowd, it can be electric. Add in live music from a band and it can’t get much better. College football can top it in terms of numbers and noise, the […]

When the brain misfires

Brains are curious things. Some brains can focus on problems and work out unique solutions after hours of study and thought. Others cannot focus on any one subject for any longer than your average guppy (about three seconds). I have the latter type of brain. I do admire those who have the former type of […]

Caring Hands of Bristol awards scholarships

Caring Hands of Bristol awarded two $1000 scholarships to Carly Flynt of Ennis High School and Jenifer Mikel of Palmer High School. Dorothy Brown (committee chairperson) presented the awarded scholarship Tuesday evening, May 14, 2019, at the regular monthly meeting. The Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast is the fundraiser that makes the scholarship money available […]

Frances Carlene Brown

Funeral service for Mrs. Frances Carlene Brown, 82, of Big Sandy, Texas, was held 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Croley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rick Ballard and Rev. Chad Lee officiating, interment followed the service at Sunset Memorial Park. Family received friends Tuesday, May 21, 2019, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. […]

Memorial Day Vet Ceremony Monday, May 27

Ennis will honor those who gave their lives while serving in the United States military during the annual Memorial Day observance on Monday, May 27. The patriotic program will have Mayor Angie Juenemann presiding at 11 a.m. The outdoor ceremony at 2301 Ennis Parkway, adjacent to Ennis Bowl and the Don Jose Restaurant, is expected […]

Daily Horoscope

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Share your thoughts and feelings, and put the past behind you. The sooner you are free to live your life your way, the easier it will be to accomplish your dreams. Look for opportunities to explore new avenues and expand your interests. Live, learn and laugh. Find out more about your […]

E. Coli alert issued by The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Just ahead of Memorial Day weekend, more than 62,000 pounds of raw beef products are being recalled due to a possible E. Coli contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Wednesday that Aurora Packing Co. Inc., of North Aurora, Illinois, is recalling select products packaged on April 19. These products […]

Passenger with measles passed through DFW airport

Tarrant County Public Health officials issued a warning to travelers who may have been exposed to measles after a passenger who traveled through the DFW Airport tested positive. According to Tarrant County Public Health, the traveler passed through the DFW Airport on May 15. Officials said the exposure may have occurred in the following areas […]

Family looks for unmarked grave

Two men will visit Ennis later this month to search for the remains of relatives they believe may have been buried in a plot at Myrtle Cemetery. Charlie Anderson and his late wife’s cousin, Sterling Parker, have been researching the Youree family tree and that exploration has led them to Ennis. “My wife, Donna Cameron […]

Abbott mastery over Avalon continues

Going the distance has become the recent playoff trend when Avalon and Abbott meet in the Class 1A state baseball playoffs. The endgame once again went the way of Abbott in an all-too-familiar, one-sided rout. Following a 1-1 doubleheader split in Waxahachie on Friday, the Panthers rolled past Avalon on Saturday in West with a […]

One in a million

During the 243 years the United States of America has been a nation, independent of England, it has continued to be a world leader and world power. It still is today, despite a previous president who apologized for its place in the world. One of the many reasons the USA has grown and maintained its […]

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