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Blessing of the animals set for Oct. 7

St. Thomas Episcopal Church will host a “Blessing of the Animals” for the 15th consecutive year on Saturday, Oct. 7. The service will begin at 10 a.m. at Minnie McDowal Park. The date coincides with the church’s celebrating the feast day of the patron saint of animals, Saint Francis of Assisi. As is a custom […]

Tabernacle Church collecting, distributing supplies to refugees

Tabernacle Baptist Church is seeking donations to be handed out to evacuees in the Ennis area who have come from Houston. In an emailed statement to The Ennis News, Associate Pastor Brandon Hixson said the church has already distributed 52 bags to evacuees in area hotels. “There are A LOT of evacuees here in Ennis […]

The write stuff: Local author among finalists for award

A well-known local author of Christian fiction received heavenly news recently when Romance Writers of America announced that her latest novel is being considered for an award. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Subscribe today!

Group hosts meeting to build support for Ugandan aid

A group in support of aid to Uganda will host an informational dinner at the K.C. Hall at 6 p.m.Thursday March 2. Get the full story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Support local news, subscribe today!

Ennis pastor, teacher asked to pray at state senate

Booker T. Washington, pastor of Ennis’ Church Without Measure and teacher at Ennis High School, will open the 85th Texas Legislature in Austin on Feb. 7. with prayer. Find the details on this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Rosary balloon finds its way to Pa.

A local family is seeking the recipient of their Rosary balloon after it traveled some 1,470 miles and was returned to them anonymously Tuesday from Pennsylvania. Get the details on this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Local pastor recounts ‘crazy’ D.C. adventure

Local Pastor Buck Marshall the the events surrounding his trip to Washington D.C. last week for President Donal Trump’s inauguration almost “pre-ordained.” Get the details on this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

144-year-old church has ageless message

Perhaps the most iconic building in the small town of Palmer, the First Baptist Church was built in 1900. Find the details on this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Baylor Baptist preps for annual Christmas performance

“The world that slept as the star shown over the Bethlehem skyline awoke to a new day filled with hope and promise. The Savior was born, the prophecy fulfilled and the curse of death was forever broken.” On Sunday, December 4, at the Boyd Unit (a Texas prison) in Teague choir, guards, warden and approximately […]

Celebrating an iconic figure of faith

Hundreds of area residents participated in the Roman Catholic celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe with a processional from downtown to St.  John Nepomucene Church. Find this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Picture perfect: Local author hosts portrait unveiling

Sandra Wakefield, local actress and motivational speaker whose new book The Esther Effect is up for a Christian Literary Award, welcomed friends and family last week to a private exhibition at David Stiff Photography. Two portraits of herself in costume from her Women of the Bible series were unveiled by Stiff in a presentation hosted […]

Christmas ‘Round the World

New Hope Church is presenting a multi-lingual holiday musical, “Christmas Around the World,” at 7 p.m. downtown Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. While this will be its eighth year, this time will be outdoors, on a stage on SW Main Street. Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Subscribe […]

Church to mark 136th anniversary

At 3 p.m. Sunday Nov. 6, members and friends of Wayman Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1013 West Ennis Avenue, will celebrate the 136th Church Anniversary. Wayman Chapel was organized in 1880 and named after Bishop Alexander Washington Wayman. The original location of Wayman Chapel was Caesar Street, known then as Biggins Hill. This site […]

Church volunteers at Gingerbread House

Members of The Avenue Church joined in for a day of service at the Gingerbread House Sept. 25.

Ennis group provides water for Ugandans

In a world where more is said than what is actually done, a group of Ennis residents identified a need in East Africa, then responded by traveling over 7,000 miles to lend a hand. Get the details on this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Stay informed, subscribe today!

In remembrance of Fred Douglas Eldridge, Jr.

By Dr. Bob Uzzel Pastor, Wayman Chapel AME Church, Ennis, Texas Saturday September 24, 2016, I attended a memorial service for my long-time friend Fred Douglas Eldridge, Jr. at North Park Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church in Dallas.   During my pastorate at Macedonia African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Kaufman (1979-87), Fred and his wife […]

New vision for historic church

Some of Rev. Booker T. Washington’s fondest memories are of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church. It’s where he met and married the love of his life, Shandra, now wed nearly 32 years. It was where he said he accepted Christ as his savior, right before shipping off to the Navy in 1981… The full details of […]

In remembrance of Mike Contreras, Jr.

By Dr. Bob Uzzel On Monday August 15, 2016, my wife Debra and I came to Waco for a very sad occasion—the funeral of Mike Contreras, Jr., my Baylor University roommate during the 1973-74 academic year and a close friend since that time. Mike was born on June 1, 1954 in Waco. He grew up […]

Happy 90th birthday to Lucion Jessie

By Dr. Bob Uzzel Pastor, Wayman Chapel AME Church, Ennis, Texas On Saturday August 13, 2016, family and friends gathered to celebrate the 90th birthday of long-time Corsicana resident Lucion Jessie.  This joyous occasion was held at the Bears Den in Corsicana. Lucion Jessie, Jr. was born on August 14, 2016 in Embouse, Texas, the […]

‘The Lord has called me to preach’

Eleven-year-old Keewan Williams describes his attitude toward life with one word: positive. It’s not just his attitude that’s always on an upward trend, however. Williams’ actions are a reflection of his upbeat attitude. He believes there is good in people and that bringing that good out in others is something he wants to do with […]

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