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Rotary donates to Golden Circle

Ennis Golden Circle’s Jean Nelson (right) accepts a $3000 donation from the Rotary Club of Ennis’ Marcie Schanfish. Read the full story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today! https://www.ennisdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/12-Month-CD-Flyer-9.1.17.jpg

Family and friends remember Anthony Mendez

Friends and family of Anthony Mendez, an Ennis High School senior who was killed in an auto accident in June of this year, gathered at St. Joseph Cemetery on Tuesday to celebrate what would have been his 18th birthday. Read the full story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, […]

Community comes together in prayer Tuesday

The community is invited to a morning of prayer on Tuesday, from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. at Vintage Cross Cafe in downtown Ennis. County Commissioner Lane Grayson will be featured as the guest speaker, and according to a release for the event, it is an opportunity for the city, community and business leaders, along […]

Meals on Wheels Golf Tourney Raises $104,000

After its recent annual golf tournament the Ellis County Meals on Wheels surpassed its goal and then some. Meals on Wheels raised $104,000 to continue services to feed both Ellis and Johnson County residents. This was the 30th annual year for the golf benefit. “That is about 21,000 meals that we will be able to […]

Town Topics

I’m glad readers liked the old news items I put together for this page last time. And “yes” is the answer to a question I received about whether readers can submit their own news items, clippings, etc., for inclusion in my “Town Topics” column. I’ll be honored to run them as space allows. And I’m […]

School Days

Chloe Brown, a physical education aide, hugs a student outside William B. Travis Elementary on Thursday morning during the first day of school. https://www.ennisdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/12-Month-CD-Flyer-9.1.17.jpg

July Coloring Contest Winners

Scott Shaw of Ferguson’s Electric, sponsor of the July Color Contest, presents donated prizes to the winners. From left to right: Scott Shaw, overall winner: Abigail Hernandez, 6; winner of the 9-12 age group: Kaileigh Brown, 9; winner of the 5-8 age group: Hazel Petty, 7. Read the full story and more in your Weekday […]

Horns of plenty

Happy cows may contribute to a popular ice cream from Brenham, Texas., but according to local ranchers Doug and Susie Winters, happy cows also make very good beef. Their Trail of Faith Ranch is home to 45 head of Texas Longhorns. Thriving on a balanced diet of alfalfa, quality grass and 16 minerals, the cattle […]

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 […]

Brothers stand out at Angus show

Brayden DeBorde, an incoming freshman at New Way Leadership Academy in Ennis, competed and placed well at the National Junior Angus Show. He had two first place awards at the event which was held last week at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. But it was his brother, seven-year old Brigham, who stole the show. Too young […]

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 […]

Adventure is out there

Sitting atop a sedimentary rock of clay-rich soils, the North Dakota wind winding its way through each strand of hair, Brooke Betik feels at peace, despite the name of the national park: Badlands. Betik, 16-year-old EHS student and adventurer, is no stranger to living outside her comfort zone. “I love doing interesting things and making […]

The Talk of the Town

“Gossip is just news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress.” New York Post gossip writer Liz Smith said that, and she ought to know. Known as the Grande Dame of Dish, the 94-year-old columnist has thrashed out scoops aplenty in her 60 years of journalism –– like her exclusive interviews with Ivana […]

A building that still moves people

Over 70 years of history is wrapped up in a building at 906 S. Kaufman St. that is still in use today. Back in the 1940s the 7,800 square foot structure was built and opened as a Studebaker dealership, where it remains, though completely transformed. It is hardly recognizable inside and out compared to its […]

Town Topics – A sampling of yesteryear

Thanks to readers for the feedback to my history story last week about baseball star Jay Justin Clarke. Special thanks to former Ennis City Manager Steve Howerton who informed me of the 2015 Texas Historical Commission marker erected to Clarke at Minnie McDowal Park, which is now under construction in downtown.. I apologize for not […]

Patriotic crafting

The Ennis Public Library hosted a do-it-yourself craft event on Saturday, July 24, where about 30 participants made American flags. The library is hosting a series of craft events throughout the summer as part of their adult summer reading challenge, but the craft sessions are open to anyone. Jessica Diaz, the librarian driving these events, […]

Town Topics

Last week’s “Town Topics” appeared in Wednesday’s edition but from now on it will run on Sundays with my regular history feature. I don’t have any old news tidbits this week but I will have some more ready soon. Those are fun, aren’t they? And thanks for the feedback from Ken about the railroad man […]

International Love

David Anthony, Ennis Noon Lions Club member, spoke at the organization’s last yearly meeting on Wednesday about the Julien C. Hyer Lions Youth Camp. The camp represents a group of students from countries around the world who participate in a six-week program to expose them to life in Texas. Find this story and more in […]

In Tune and In Step

It is hard to escape the impact of the Goodwin family in Ennis. Other than Lawrence Welk, perhaps no one in Ennis has had a greater impact directing music than the late Ivan Goodwin He led the Ennis High School Marching Band for 22 years, triggering a half century of excellence. Find this story and […]

Local Legend

In 1924, following the publication of one of her last books, History of the United States, noted Texas author and personality Katie Daffan paid a visit to her hometown of Ennis. Find this story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today! https://www.ennisdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/12-Month-CD-Flyer-9.1.17.jpg

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