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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 […]

In The Name of Love: The Valentine, Texas Postmark

WFAA Author: Chris Sadeghi Published: 9:03 PM CST February 13, 2019 Updated: 8:46 AM CST February 14, 2019 VALENTINE, Texas — The emails start hitting the inbox nearly a month before February 14. Subject lines with companies pitching “the most romantic getaways” or “Valentine gift ideas.” Yes, public relations companies know how we reporters and […]

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 […]

Fourth-Grader Wins School Science Fair by Proving Tom Brady is a Cheater

WFAA: Author: Adrianna Rodríguez Published: 8:46 PM CST January 24, 2019 Updated: 10:12 PM CST January 24, 2019 A 10-year-old boy in Kentucky set out to discover through hard science one of history’s most debated questions: Is Tom Brady a cheater? Christopher Davis was looking for ways to get his son, Ace, excited about his […]

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. […]

Bublé, Backstreet Boys, Chance the Rapper star in Super Bowl ad teases

WFAA – Author: Tegna Published: 4:58 PM CST January 17, 2019 Updated: 5:23 PM CST January 17, 2019 Well we don’t know yet who will face off at Super Bowl 53, but we’re starting to get an idea of who will be competing for your attention during the commercial breaks. Both Doritos and bubly sparkling […]

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 […]

Daily Horoscope Sagittarius – December 21, 2018

This could be a tough time for you if you don’t make hard choices and follow through with what you know in your heart is the best thing to do. Welcome change with open arms and pursue your dreams without letting others interfere with your plans. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Ask yourself emotional questions […]

Holiday fun in Downtown Ennis

Courtesy Wilson Family. Madeline Wilson was the victor in a recent contest during the time of the Lights of Ennis Parade and the Downtown Block Party. It ended on Dec. 18 with Wilson’s checklist among those who had also searched storefront windows to locate the Elf on a Shelf as he played hide-and-seek with shoppers. […]

The Octomom Has Proved Us All Wrong

The happy household of a onetime tabloid curiosity. Photo by John Francis Peters for The New York Times, Natalie Suleman, otherwise known as Octomom, at home with the most famous eight of her 14 children: Noah, Jonah, Josiah, Makai, Nariyah, Maliyah, Jeremiah and Isaiah. LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. — The 9-year-olds have matching button noses; toothy […]

Around Town Theatre Rocks! Auditions

Theatre Rocks! Director Bill Rhoten has announced auditions will be held from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 505 NW Main St. in Ennis for nine, age-specific parts in an upcoming production. Four roles for females and five for males, all in the play, “My First Date,” are currently available. They […]

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