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Family Science night at the Library

Join the Ennis Public Library for a family fun night full of scientific surprises at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19. This free event is open to all ages and abilities, and no library card is required. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Ennis Public Library. For more information, call (972)875-5360. Read […]

3rd Annual Bluebonnet Concert

Follow the beautiful bluebonnet lined trails to the Historic Bristol Schoolhouse for a live gospel concert with a great lineup of artists on Saturday, April 21. This is the third year for the Bluebonnet Gospel Concert that will be held form 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the schoolhouse located on Church Street. Featured artists […]

Ennis Public Theatre debuts ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’

A funny and poignant comedy premiered at the Ennis Public Theatre last Thursday and continues through this weekend, March 23-25. Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, the Tony Award winning production that first wowed Broadway in the 1980s — and some may also recall the film based on it that starred Blythe Danner — is an […]

Storybook Tea Party at EPL

The Ennis Public Library will host a Storybook Tea Party on Saturday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. This FREE event is for children ages 0-12. There will be refreshments, fun activities, stories and more. Be sure to dress up as your most favorite storybook character and remind your grown-up to bring the […]

Singing His Song

Ira Bradford plays guitar and sings a few songs In the North Plaza on Monday afternoon. Bradford, of Mildred, heads up the Ira Bradford and Bustin’ Loose Band. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ is bringing down the house

From left) Aaron Green (as “Brick”), Olon McClendon (Big Daddy), Sheryl Sullivan (Big Mama) and Samantha Jo Green (Margaret) give powerhouse performances in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” which closes this weekend at Ennis’ Theatre Rocks!“Time goes by so fast. Nothin’ can outrun it. Death commences too early – almost before you’re half-acquainted with […]

Ennis choir rocks at UIL competition

Ennis choir members competed at the UIL Solo & Ensemble, which was held at Townview Magnet Center in Dallas, included (left to right, back row): Jordyn Purser, Jacqueline Velasquez, Tracillia Cervantez, Monica Garza and Jacqueline Radillo. (left to right, front row): Lauren Parks, Briana Peeler, Jenna Broumley, Remy Ort, Alexandra Lopez, Yadira Cerda and Deisy […]

Theatre Rocks! presents ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’

The literary adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opens Friday, Feb. 9 at Theater Rocks. The drama unfolds at the southern Mississippi delta home of the Pollit family as they gather to celebrate the patriarch “Big Daddy’s” birthday. This play is most famous for the film version that starred Elizabeth Taylor […]

Spice Girls confirm plans to work together again

The Spice Girls have confirmed plans to work together for the first time in six years, though details of the projects remain undisclosed.Photos released Friday showed a meeting of Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham, Melanie “Sporty Spice” Chisholm, Emma “Baby Spice” Bunton, Melanie “Scary Spice” Brown and Geri “Ginger Spice” Horner. Publicist Jo Milloy later released […]

Hosting a party? Keep these tips in mind

Super Bowl Sunday is usually the biggest party weekend in February. Regardless of which teams are playing, many people use the big game as a reason to get together for food, drink and fun. When alcohol is a major component of Super Bowl festivities, it is important to keep safety in mind. Super Bowl party […]

New musical comedy opens tomorrow and runs through Feb. 4

One of the longest-running off-broadway musicals in history takes a bow before audiences of the Ennis Public Theatre tomorrow night with a cast made up entirely of gifted local actors. The musical comedy conceived by Dan Goggin started out life as a series of greeting cards, segued into a cabaret show and ended up as […]

Five EHS band members earn All-Region honors

Five members of the Ennis HS Marching Band, including senior Marissa Feller (flute), senior Cesar Munoz (alto sax), senior Ashley Gainus (piccolo), junior Sarah Nicolaysen (clarinet) and sophomore Nathan Matous (trumpet), qualified for and competed last week at the All-Regional Band event in Duncanville. Veteran director Gary Goodwin praised the quintet, stating that each performed […]

New album reflects life’s journey

American novelist Pat Conroy said it well: “Without music, life is a journey through a desert.” Ennis singer and songwriter Brandon Hixson, who is an avid saxophonist, will release his fourth album on Monday, Jan. 21, and it is one he likens to a reflective journeyBorn in the sleepy little town of Dawson, which is […]

The spirit of Christmas is stirring at Theatre Rocks!

All of the spirits of Christmas – past, present and future – are inhabiting Theatre Rocks! in Ennis at the moment. A new adaptation of the classic Dickens story, “A Christmas Carol,” opened last weekend and continues through Dec. 18. The play is directed and adapted by the Waxahachie daughter-mother team of Kate Vega and […]

View on page ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ debuts at EPT

There are few people who haven’t seen the classic 1946 Frank Capra film It’s a Wonderful Life, starring James Stewart and Donna Reed. That’s a good thing, as without knowledge of the famous movie, the Ennis Public Theatre’s staging of its highly original take on the story might not have been as successful as it […]

George Strait puts adobe-style San Antonio mansion up for sale

Calling all country music fans. Here’s your chance to live like a country legend. The “King of Country” George Strait has listed his 8,000 square-foot, adobe-style estate in San Antonio and based on the photos there’s no shortage of space or luxury amenities. draft Country superstar George Strait has put his San Antonio estate up […]

Snow in Ennis

Children play in some snow flurries at Minnie McDowal Park on Monday evening. The snow can be seen Monday through Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 10 minute intervals. Read the full story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

‘A Christmas Carol’ opens Friday, Dec. 1

A Christmas Carol, the classic favorite, the novella by Charles Dickens, has been adapted for the stage by Lisa Rosewell and Kate Vega will open on Friday, Dec. 1 at Theatre Rocks! Scrooge, and his “Bah Humbug” attitude toward Christmas, is transformed after he is visited by three Christmas Spirits. Make great memories with your […]

Country star Thomas Rhett to perform Cowboys Thanksgiving Day halftime show

If all country music star Thomas Rhett wanted in life is to perform live at AT&T Stadium on Thanksgiving Day, he can Die a Happy Man. Rhett revealed on Twitter Tuesday that he would be the Star of the Show at halftime of the Thanksgiving Day game Nov. 23. “I love watching the Dallas Cowboys […]

Sandra Bullock will play Wendy Davis in upcoming biopic, reports say

Oscar winner Sandra Bullock will play Wendy Davis in an upcoming biopic about the former Fort Worth state senator, according to multiple reports Thursday. The film, “Let Her Speak,” will focus on Davis’ filibuster against an abortion bill in 2013, Deadline reported. Davis, a Democrat, drew national attention when she stood and spoke for more […]

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