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President is right about troops on the ground

  In this opinion column the writer states several things that America (USA) is good at. I believe we should not overlook what we are not good at. We get very low marks on helping rebuild the infrastructure of a country after the troops are gone. The money it takes to build hospitals, repair utility […]

Who’s On First?

To the Editor: I am writing to express my displeasure with the treatment I received at the Ennis City Commission meeting on Monday night.  During my attempt to speak about my concerns with the Economic Development Corporation agenda items I was cut off and the Mayor spoke condescendingly to me, making me feel like I was a […]

Corporate Farming: Who Owns the World’s Seeds? 

This summer, agrochemical, biotechnology, and seed giant Monsanto dropped their bid to acquire their Switzerland-based competitor Syngenta. Initial merger serenades were sternly rebuffed by Syngenta, and Monsanto’s interest turned into a $46.5 billion hostile takeover.   Monsanto had no fear of backlash from U.S. antitrust officials. And there’s the rub, the reason a failed merger […]

Oncor sale raises red flags for 3 million ratepayers

By Bob Jackson AARP Texas The Texas Public Utility Commission has a new opportunity – and maybe even a moral obligation – to protect the state’s utility customers from a very dangerous deal. On Sept. 29, a group of investors filed with the PUC to take over Oncor, the largest electricity delivery company in the […]

Thoughts on the Recent Republican House Drama

Dear Editor: Brian Babin is the only member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas who is also a member of the Freedom Caucus. This conservative network of House members is at the center of the controversy involving the retirement of John Boehner, the removal by Kevin McCarthy of his name for election […]

Update to article on Old City Lake/Kiwanis Park

Dear Editor: I’m happy to share with readers some clarifying information regarding my article on Old City Lake/Kiwanis Park (“A day in the park,” Oct. 11).  Former Ennis City Manager Steve Howerton contacted me about the island mentioned in the piece, and this is what he had to say about it:  See the letter in […]

What to do with those kids?

Why are we victimizing these young men? They are not the victims here. They made a choice. See the letter in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Solution for marriage law

Senator Rand Paul’s advice that government should not be involved in marriage at all seems to have become very realistic and pressing, with the unjust tyranny of five Supreme Court justices, and how it has forced many public servants to be in jeopardy of their First Amendment rights, as a result, exactly as Antonin Scalia […]

Lynch Mob’s Distraction Costs Ennis Residents More Than $1 Million

On Tuesday night, Sept. 8, approximately 100 people, strategically orchestrated and organized, showed up to protest the job performance of Mayor Pro-Tem Matt Walker, Commissioner Brian Holley and Commissioner Ken Hackney during a city commission meeting. The protest was brought about due to the resignation of City Manager Chuck Ewings and it was hoped the […]

As Lions fans, we shouldn’t boo other teams

To the editor: The very loud booing (even if mistakenly done in good fun) by Ennis fans at the beginning of Friday night’s game as the Waxahachie team ran onto the field, was ridiculous and arrogant.  See the letter in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of […]

Thoughts on how to move forward

I spoke before the City Commission on Tuesday night, not to take any sides or place blame, but to offer my thoughts on how things got where they are and provide some ideas for how to move forward. As I was thinking of what I wanted to say I found two quotes that I think […]

Poor communication on Ennis Avenue widening project

Dear Editor: Tuesday morning City of Ennis workers suddenly appeared in many vehicles and removed the Turn of the Century street lights from the north side of the 300, 400, 500 and 600 blocks of West Ennis Avenue. Some were street lights that I was required to purchase from the City when they were installed.  A […]

What a lower tax rate really means to Ennis

City of Ennis Manager, Chuck Ewings, is touting the decrease in the city tax rate as a good thing; in both city council meetings and local newspapers. The comment goes something like this: “Because of property value growth, city tax rates will be decreasing from $.695 per $100 in value to $.669 per $100 in […]

Where the Supreme Court Same-Sex “Marriage” Decision Ultimately Leads

Dear Editor, The 1st Amendment language that has recently started appearing on your Opinion page presumably constitutes an invitation to address constitutional issues. To that end, please consider this comment on the recent Supreme Court decision of Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U. S. ____ (2015). Among the many astounding statements contained within the Supreme Court’s […]

Appreciates Ortiz, Lionettes coverage in EDN

Dear Editor:   I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the EDN coverage of our EHS Lionette activities and events over the past year. I was thrilled to see the recent article about our much-loved team and their tireless Director, Ms. Cassie Ortiz. While they are best known for high kicks and […]

Do we really want a dynasty election?

To the Editor: There seems to be some evidence that the Democrat strategy of hiding Mrs. Clinton from any serious questions is starting to backfire. Polls are not worth paying serious attention to right now, so far as who is most likely to win or lose a presidential election 18 months from now. See the […]

Appreciates Assistance

To the Editor: I would like to thank all of my friends, the Police Department and all that was involved in my situation. Your quick action and response was appreciated so much in resolving the issue. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. See the letter in the Ennis Daily News! Click […]

10 things farmers do when it rains

And the rains came. And came. And came. After months of speculation, weather experts announced El Niño is here. Last Friday. Ha! Texas farmers and ranchers could have made that announcement two months ago. At least farmers and ranchers have a sense of humor. Because it’s a dire situation. One of my Facebook farmer friends […]

Sports column captured feelings about daughter

This afternoon I read our local paper especially, the story about my daughter, Courtlyn, and Julia (Hollingsworth). Working in a big city, sometimes we forget the importance of local news, but Mark’s column, Warde’s Wheelhouse, brought this point to my attention. I realized he must love the game and realized it is what makes these […]

Giving Landowners the Power

To the editor: High-voltage transmission lines are needed to meet evolving energy needs. Engineers estimate that seven billion dollars of investment is required to properly maintain and update the electric grid. But building lines isn’t easy. Developers will need to acquire thousands of acres of land from landowners across the country. See the report in […]

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