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Skroh grand slam ignites Ennis, 17-2

Kinsey Skroh walloped a grand slam and a two-run double and Hallie Hancock drove in four runs to power Ennis to a 17-2 rout of Lake Ridge on Thursday night. In winning their seventh in a row, the Lady Lions’ record improved to 12-9. They are 8-1 in games played against teams from District 14-5A. […]

New Farmers Market hire knows her greens

With the start of the 2016 Farmers Market season just a week away, news of the addition of Mary Davis as the coordinator of the seven-months-a-year project is viewed as something like a veggies cheerleader. “We are so excited to have her join our team,” said Becky McCarty, the Main Street coordinator of Ennis. “Mary […]

Police investigating shooting death

Police are investigating a shooting death in the Ennis Housing Authority neighborhood near the 200 block of Arnold Street Thursday. As of Friday morning, Ennis police were handling the investigation as an accidental discharge of a handgun. According to Ennis PD spokesman Lt. Mike Hopson, Justice of the Peace Bill Woody identified the victim as […]

Lions, Gomez remain tied in first

Mark Warde editor@ennisdailynews.com Senior Emiliano Gomez scattered nine hits over six innings, striking out six and allowed just two earned runs as Ennis built a 10-2 lead and held on for a 10-7 decision over Timberview on Tuesday. The Lions rapped 16 hits, seven of them for extra bases, as the team remained in a […]

Queens of the ring

Mark Warde editor@ennisdailynews.com The Belinda Carlisle tune in 1988, Circle in the Sand, had nothing to do with the pitching circle in girls softball, but it was a love song. In Ennis, where people love their softball, it is no secret that a team’s success is directly related to those who operate inside the circle […]

Mayor’s pub position not outside mainstream

To the editor: I was disappointed to observe that in its Tuesday issue the Ennis Daily News chose to sensationalize Monday’s City Commission discussion of proposals that would permit the opening of a clean neighborhood pub downtown. Notably, the EDN headline reads “Pub still a public issue – Downtown pastor pushes back, mayor voices support.” […]

Selecting a leader for Ennis

The world of politics is not for the feint of heart. Sometimes it seems it has nothing to do with heart. People competing against people usually results in those seeking the elevated platform often stooping to the depths in order to discredit the opposition rather than to stand on their own merits. It’s no wonder […]

Out with the old, in with the new

Justin Tubbs justin@ennisdailynews.com Part of the Ennis’ fledgling downtown master plan implementation includes dressing the sidewalks to give them a new look. The city at least took the first step to doing that this week, when city workers took chainsaws to four diseased trees at the corners of Ennis Avenue and Dallas Street. The plan […]

American Outlaws event booked for Ennis

Texas Motorplex will play host to the first ever American Outlaws Live event, May 6-7, on the outskirts of Ennis. The one-of-a-kind venue will feature the largest guaranteed purse in Outlaw racing history, highlighted by a $75,000-to-win main event. Racing fans have likely seen the show and know the names. Now they coming to town […]


Dorothy Wells Pierce, 98, passed away in Ennis, Texas, on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016, beginning at 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Myrtle Cemetery […]


Jeffery Bernard Franklin, 59, passed away on March 20, 2016. Viewing will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Eternal Rest Funeral Home Chapel, 1400 N. Hampton Rd., Desoto, Texas. Service will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at 1 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Ennis, Texas. […]

Overcoming fear

Once again evil has shown itself to the world. The Belgian capital was sucker-punched by the gutless, literally and figuratively. Brussels, home to the European Union institutions and NATO, was hit by suspected Islamic State suicide bombers, Khalid and Brahim El Bakraoui, who are brothers. The Syrian-based Islamist militant group claimed responsibility for the heinous […]

Mo-mentous effort scalps Tribe, 14-4

Ennis pounded 17 hits, including a three-run homer, and two pitchers combined to stifle Waxahachie during a 14-4 victory on a blustery Tuesday night. It was the sixth consecutive win for the Lady Lions, who boosted their overall record to 11-9 and their District 14-5A mark to 7-1. “The team is playing their best ball […]

County meeting focus on tax abatement, constables

Ellis County Judge Carol Bush and county commissioners went into a closed doors executive session Tuesday during their regularly scheduled 2 p.m. public meeting. When they came out, Bush had a message for Ellis County constables regarding a pursuit policy. “I think it’s important for safety for law enforcement and to the public that we […]

Campaigning comes to a head

Election day in the local mayoral race is only 45 days away, and, on at least one side, negative campaigning and speculation about a candidate’s efficacy have become the focus in the past week. Last Wednesday, roughly a month and a half after mayoral candidate Angie Juenemann and her husband, Dennis Juenemann, received an anonymous […]

Rosewood rancher visits Rotary

Kenneth Braddock paid a special guest visit to the Rotary Club of Ennis Tuesday. Braddock is the ranch manager at Rosewood Ranches’ Ennis ranch, located just east of town. The Ennis ranch has cattle, crawfish, gravel and grass among other things. The ranch also serves as a tourist attraction for photographers and hunters. Click here […]

Tailoring her musical skills, a family tradition

Ennis High School alumnus, Taylor Goodwin, is up to good things. Currently a graduate assistant for the School of Music at Stephen F. Austin State University, Goodwin is nearing completion of her Masters degree in French Horn performance this May. As the grad assistant for the band department, she works with the 400-member Lumberjack Marching […]

Ennis Baseball Association, YMCA show solidarity at public meeting

  Stating pleasant things about all concerned, Ennis Baseball Association president Corey Jones most telling words during Thursday’s public meeting at the EPL were what everyone hoped to hear; “The kids will know no difference.” New city manager Scott Dixon and leaders from both the EBA and the YMCA, after reaching a verbal agreement to […]

Detective, community recall 15-year-old’s slaying four years ago

This week marked the four year anniversary of when Moriah Gonzales’ life was tragically cut short at age 15. Thursday morning was exactly four years after an Ennis resident found Gonzales’ charred, still-smoldering body off Knighthurst Road in southeast Ennis. Four years later, Gonzales’ suspected murderer, Jennifer Samantha Puente, is still missing. The investigation and […]

Mayor files criminal trespass warning against barber

Ennis barber James “Red” Sanders Thursday was issued a criminal trespass warning by Ennis police after an altercation with Mayor Russell Thomas occurred in Thomas’ and David Lindauers’ co-owned downtown building on the northeast corner of North Dallas and West Knox Wednesday. The mayor alleged to police that Sanders disrupted workers currently renovating the historic downtown […]

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