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Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dead at 97

Author: Associated Press Published: 8:02 AM CDT May 13, 2019 Updated: 8:07 AM CDT May 13, 2019 Doris Day, the honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and ’60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history, has died. She was […]

Me & Mom Look-A-Like Contest

Pickup The Ennis News Paper to read the rules and vote for your finalist of Me & Mom Look-A-Like Contest! Voting Deadline is 5PM Monday, May 6th. Good Luck to all the contestants.

Royal treatment for audiences and the community at Theatre Rocks!

A family-friendly tale of loss and restoration will warm the hearts of Theatre Rocks! audiences starting Friday, with the opening of “A Little Princess.” Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved story has been adapted for the stage in a magical way by John Vreeke. In this classic story by the author of The Secret Garden, young Sara […]

Big time fun on the Midway

 

Carnival’s In Town-Get Your $5.00 Off Coupon

Ennis Main Street Midway, rides, food, games, thrill rides and kid friendly rides. Get your $5.00 off $30.00 Unlimited Ride Pass for Thursday Only, April 18, 2019 5p-10p. Must Present Coupon. Stop by and pickup the Ennis News Sunday April 14th. Edition for coupon.

All musical genres at Bluebonnet Fest

Le Freak, specializing in humorous ‘70s disco music, is one of the bands heading up the entertainment for Bluebonnet Fest. Entertainment for the 67th annual Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival features a more extensive roster of performing acts than has been seen at previous events. From country to blues to classic rock, singers and bands chosen […]

Ennis Public Theatre debuts ‘Noises Off’

The Ennis Public Theatre’s production of Noises Off opened Friday to a sizeable crowd of admirers of the local performing arts scene. The new play is a three-act comedy by Michael Frayn, a modern classic that has had Broadway exposure and inspired a film. The show runs through April 7. The Tony Award-nominated farce is […]

TV Show Visits Ennis ‘Ride with Norman Reedus’ Comes to Town

Actor Norman Reedus visited Ennis for his AMC-TV show. A recently aired episode of the AMC reality adventure series Ride with Norman Reedus showed the motorcycling actor-host and a guest traveling through Ennis looking at the bluebonnets. The episode “Lone Star State with Sean Patrick Flannery,” was number 17 of the current third season. It […]

Bluebonnet Fest

Kachina Prairie will get its day in the sun during the upcoming Bluebonnet Trails as special guided tours are to be conducted of the area by the Indian Trail Master Naturalists Called “Wildflower Walks,” the tours are scheduled for Saturday, April 13 at the following times throughout that morning and afternoon: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., […]

Elaina Kay on Tap for Bluebonnet Fest

As planning continues for the 67th annual Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival new performing acts are signing on to appear on specific dates of the three day event that takes place the weekend of April 12-14. Although some portions of the entertainment program have yet to be announced by the Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau (ECVB), […]

Noises Off Takes Stage at EPT – New Comedy Opens March 22

The new play to be staged at the Ennis Public Theatre, 113 N. Dallas St., is Noises Off, a three-act comedy by Michael Frayn, a modern classic that has had Broadway exposure and inspired a film. Tickets went on sale last week for the show which will open March 22 and run through April 7. […]

And the Oscar Goes To…

Oscar Award 2019, Winner Best Picture: Green Book, Best Actress: Olivia Colman – The Favourite, Best Actor: Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody, Best Supporting Actress: Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk, Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – Green Book, Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón – Roma, Best Animated Feature Film: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, […]

‘My First Date’ pulls all the heart strings

In “My First Date,” Annastasia Erhard (Cassidy Ann Hortman) is entertained by postman Mr. Walker (Aaron Green), who is confident women love a man in uniform. Love is in the air, and not just because it’s time to celebrate your Valentine. The world premiere of “My First Date” opened last weekend at Theatre Rocks!—and it […]

VALENTINE’S DREAM GIFT GIVEAWAY – $300 VALUE

Be sure to pickup The Ennis News Paper for your chance to win a Valentine’s Dream Gift Giveaway valued at $300. Sponsored by local businesses. Entry deadline is February 11 2019. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Theatre Rocks – My First Date – Valentine’s Play is About Romance in the 40’s

Bill and Suzanne Rhoten, Theatre Rocks Caroline Marshall, 14, of Ennis, plays Sunny May, a rascally younger sister of Anna, portrayed by Cassidy Hortman. The 1940’s romance, “My First Date,” is on stage at Theatre Rocks during the next three weekends. Known as a gifted director, Bill Rhoten is perhaps at his best when he […]

Local Singers’ Latest Work Wins Praise

Tabernacle Baptist’s worship team recorded a song last week that thrilled not only church members but guests, and its popularity has quickly spread. “I have received hundreds of texts, Facebook messages, YouTube comments and emails about this song since we released it,” music pastor Brandon Hixson told the Ennis News. “I can’t believe how quickly […]

December Coloring Contest Winners Announced

The Ennis News is proud to announce the winners of our December Coloring Contest, sponsored by Dr. Blayne Laws of The Family Care Clinic. Winners received a gift bag full of goodies and a cash prize. Pictured, from left to right, are Daylin Espino, age 11; Kaleigh Cryer, age 8; and Westyn Montemayor, age 5. […]

It’s official: ‘Leaked’ 2019 Rodeo Houston concert lineup is legit

So much for Rodeo Houston’s big announcement Thursday night of its 2019 concert lineup. Twenty-two mega musical acts will perform over 21 days, including rapper Cardi B. “When we had the potential to get Cardi B, we jumped at that chance,” Cowley said. “And I think the place is going to be rocking that night. […]

Theatre Rocks’ ‘Where’s Santa?’ a hit

ENNIS—Those of you longing for the clean, family-friendly humor of “The Andy Griffith Show” need to make a beeline for Theatre Rocks! and take in the local theatre’s production of “Where’s Santa?” Written and directed by Bill Rhoten, “Where’s Santa?” is charmingly funny through and through. The title, of course, hints at the play’s appropriateness […]

EPT to offer K.I.D.S classes through April

K.I.D.S classes begin in Septmber at Ennis Public Theater with a focus on dramatic studies. Classes will run weekly through April. This is a full year of instruction with a break over Christmas. The first semester kids will be learning all about theory and technique. The second semester they will put into practice all that […]

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