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FDA Releases Halloween Food Safety Tips

Even though it’s not an official holiday, Halloween is much beloved by children and adults alike. What could be more fun than trick-or treating, apple bobbing, or costume parties? To make sure treats are safe for children, follow these simple steps: Snacking: Children shouldn’t snack on treats from their goody bags while they’re out trick-or-treating. […]

A Ghoulishly Good Time Also Means Stay Safe

Kids love the magic of Halloween: Trick-or-treating, classroom parties and trips to a neighborhood-haunted house are all par for the course. But for moms and dads, often there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns, especially when it comes to road and pedestrian safety. In 2015, about 6,700 pedestrian deaths and 160,000 […]

What’s in your lunchbox?

Make sure your child’s lunch passes from your kitchen to the school lunch room in A+ condition: Read the full story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Rotary receives talk on scams targeting elderly

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Kris Freberia discusses scams that target the elderly during a presentation in front of the Rotary Club on Tuesday. Read the full story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Tips for getting kids prepared to return to school

With a new school year ‘just around the corner,’ parents are trying to get kids back into the routine. This is an excellent idea. It helps the child mentally and physically. Tips from Scholastic.com (July 2015) to help kids back into the routine are listed. Read the full story and more in your Weekday edition […]

How to avoid mosquito bites

The city stated last week that mosquito samples in Ennis tested positive for the West Nile Virus, but even without that knowledge, it’s always important to protect oneself from mosquito bites. They can be itchy, and mosquitoes carry blood borne illnesses that can be dangerous to certain insects of the population. Read the full story […]

Know the signs, save a life

Texans became savvy to a dangerous game some teens may be playing after the suicide of a 15-yearold San Antonio boy, which he broadcasted using his cell phone. The Blue Whale Challenge is a sort of internet “game” that some reports claim exists in several countries. The game allegedly consists of a 50-day time period […]

How to survive without AC

Residents in North Texas are quite familiar with the effects of summer weather. Even cattle and pets know to take refuge in the shade. Those without access to home air conditioning are not without  hope.  Ennis Chamber of Commerce president, Jeannette Patak, says two age-old locations are the best places to spend an afternoon or […]

Seasonal sleep decline

Our bodies require sleep in order to function and maintain proper health. Humans are programmed to sleep every night as a means of restoring mind and body. Two systems, the internal biological clock and the sleep-wake homeostat, largely determine our transitions from wakefulness to sleep and vice versa. In the late 1920’s, scientists began to […]

2017 Wedding guide

Wedding experts give us a sneak peek at what wedding trends are on the rise. Here’s what’s going to be trendy this fall. Read the full story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Keeping your heart healthy

The most important muscle we have, has many pseudonyms and responsibilities; it should be taken care of accordingly. The AHA (American Heart Association) states, “Being physically active is important to prevent heart disease and stroke, the nation’s number one and number five killers,” in a July 2016 report. On average, the human heart beats 72 […]

Local trainer offers tips on staying fit during vacation season

We work all winter to achieve the perfect summer body, only to see the fruits of our labor dissolve away as we spend days lounging on the beach, or packed into a car traveling with no fitness options available. According to local personal trainer Barbara Lankford, you don’t need a fully-stocked gym to ensure your […]

To gym? Or not to gym?

Weighing Ennis fitness options, from the weight room, to the track. Find this story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Celebrating Safely

Alcohol maintains a love-hate relationship with its human counterparts, but most of the time people who consume alcohol do not realize the dangers that come along with the activity. It can be fairly easy for a person to get caught up in the moment, especially with the Fourth of July holiday approaching. Baylor Waxahachie ER […]

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