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Ain’t No Two Ways About It

When Larry Penny moved to Nashville in 1991, he quickly realized he was just one small fish in a vast sea of like minded musicians and songwriters, all vying to have their music recorded, all fighting to make a name for themselves. He found the motivation to move to the Country Music Capital of the […]

Movie Review “The Emoji Movie”

Movie Review by Justin Tubbs The premise begs the question. Are we really this attached to our phones that we need a whole movie dedicated to the emoticons we swap in texts?  Sure, Emojis are a cultural phenomenon, I’ll admit, but the fact that producers funded “The Emoji Movie” should be treated as a critique […]

Comedy opens Friday night

Opening Friday at Theatre Rocks is the delightful and fun comedy The Cemetery Club by Ivan Menchell. Three widowed friends meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husbands graves. When one of them finds a new love the other two try to squash it. Read the full story and more in […]

King film adaptation a fast-paced mess

Movie Review by Justin Tubbs – 2 out of 4 Tubs People either like Stephen King, or they don’t. I like to think I’m on the side that enjoys his work, but when a film adaptation of his writing comes out like “The Dark Tower,” it’s hard to remember why I ever thought this would […]

Ferris woman grandmother to famous TV star

From the time he was three years old, Jesse Plemons was no stranger to the spotlight. Virginia January, antique collector and proud grandmother of Plemons spoke of her grandson and how he struck stardom. “What can I say, he’s the perfect grandson,” January said. Plemons kick started his acting career at only three years old […]

Carlton Myers spreading happiness one plate at a time

Trying to please everyone is a recipe for stress, so some say, don’t even bother. The reason you can’t make everyone happy is simple – you aren’t pizza. Ennis resident and sous-chef Carlton Myers counters the culture by making it his goal to serve up smile-making dishes. Read the full story and more in your […]

‘Apes’ finale cements trilogy’s legacy

Movie Review by Justin Tubbes – 3 out of 4 Tubs Harkening back to the days of Charlton Heston screaming at a toppled, broken Statue of Liberty, “Planet of the Apes” has withstood the test of time as a successful franchise, a franchise that imagines what would happen if apes – our closest ancestor – […]

“Dunkirk” Nolan’s war epic is nearly flawless

3 1/2 Tubs Controlled chaos may be the best way to describe Christopher Nolan’s newest film, “Dunkirk,” a tragic and moving WWII epic about 400,000 Brits and their will to survive.  The story, about the evacuation of Allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk, France, is told in predictable Nolan fashion, a non-linear structure with […]

‘The Little Mermaid, Jr.’ a hit

Last weekend’s debut of the Ennis Public Theatre’s new children’s production, “The Little Mermaid, JR.,” was received by an enthusiastic audience that filled the new auditorium. The musical was in fact sold out for the opening. Playgoers included a number of fascinated youngsters who might have giggled at the central characters’ love scenes but marveled […]

Harnessing Success

Local musician David Harness has grown up with a musical state-of mind, and does not plan to slow down anytime soon. Harness, Bardwell born and raised, gets his talent from his mother. “My mom used to sing at the Opry’s around this area, and I would watch her sing with live bands,” Harness said, “She […]

Local singer debuts hit album

Locals know Brandon Hixson as worship pastor for Tabernacle Baptist Church, but he’s also nationally celebrated as a Christian recording artist. Find this story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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