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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!

Award Winning Brisket

What started out as a hobby quickly turned into a passion. Competing in sever BBQ competitions since 2006, Brian Clark has won numerous awards including two Grand Championships and one Reserve Grand Championship. Find this story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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!

Church Quilting Group Tying Knots for those in need

For generations, women have created masterpieces of fabric to communicate their faith, love of family and even patriotism. Find this story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Beekeeping Goes from Hobby to local phenomenon

Cody Atchley partakes in beekeeping as a hobby, but the practice has turned into a local phenomenon. Find this story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Emma Atchley’s Kolache craze

Twelve-year-old Emma Atchley has been baking kolaches for years. Find this story, the recipe and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Designing a Future for Herself

Joey Hull, is a 19-year-old graphic artist at the University of North Texas. Some of her work includes a book and a mural during the Women’s World cup. Find this story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Renowned university president visits Lions

Michael Sorrell, Ed.D., president of Paul Quinn College in Dallas, brought a message of hope and excitement about the university to the Ennis Noon Lions Club, while the award-winning univeristy president also explained the concept behind his revolutionary campus work program. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be […]

Ennis man jumped from shipwreck

This is the second part in a two part series. Most crewmen were aware of the detonation of the kaiten warhead’s 3,400 lbs of explosives, but many were not. It was in alerting those still asleep below that Cuevas went from cook to hero that day in 1944. Find this story and more in Sunday’s […]

Survivor of WWII ship sinking remembered

Fernando “Cookie” Cuevas was a survivor. No, not a TV reality show contestant; the Ennis veteran of WWII, who passed away in 2010 at age 98, was the real thing. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!  

Pet of the Week: Jack

Say hello to Jack, a friendly 1-year-old neutered male white and gray tabby. Jack is current on his vaccinations, micro-chipped, and tested negative for Feline Leukemia and Feline Aids. Jack is naturally very curious and loves to explore; he is waiting for his perfect family to come adopt him. For more information on Jack or […]

The write stuff: Local author among finalists for award

A well-known local author of Christian fiction received heavenly news recently when Romance Writers of America announced that her latest novel is being considered for an award. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Subscribe today!

Pet of the Week: Winchester

Winchester is a 9-10 month old shepherd mix available for adoption at the Ellis County SPCA. He is already neutered, current on his shots, micro-chipped, and heartworm negative. He seems to do ok with other dogs and is very friendly and playful. For more information on Winchester or to see other dog and cat friends […]

Calculating influence: Remembering a pre-integration Ennis teacher

Scores of people were influenced by the life of the late Otto Carroll, Sr., who died on Jan. 2 at 101 years of age. Get this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Be informed, subscribe today!

Church offers child online safety seminar

A local church is offering a lesson this week on how to keep children safe when using the internet and smart phones. Find the details on this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Subscribe today!

Slovak family keeps Czech heritage alive through food

At the end of a gravel drive about five miles outside of town along Creechville Road, the Slovak family shares a shop and smokehouse that is keeping Czech tradition alive. Get the details on this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be in the know, subscribe now!

Pet of the Week: Sarge

Sarge is our Pet of the Week. He is a 2 year old Lab/Vizsla mix. As his breed suggests he is a very active boy and will need lots of exercise. He is heartworm positive and will require treatment but he has a sponsor that is covering the cost of that! Sarge will also still […]

All in the family

With the popularity of genealogy TV shows like “Finding Your Roots” and “Who Do You Think You Are?” more and more people are interested in looking into their family’s history. Ennis native Monica Castillo, who works for Neiman Marcus at its corporate office, is one who was recently bitten by the research bug. Get the […]

Pet of the Week: Mercy

Mercy is a 14 week old brown, orange and white short-haired tabby. She is already spayed and has most of her vaccinations; she still needs her Rabies shot. Mercy is friendly and sweet, very playful, and would love to have a home where she has lots of toys to play with and people to snuggle […]

Life on the links: Avid golfer longs for local course

When Uyless Ray and his wife Shirley moved back to Ennis full-time a few years ago, the couple had a problem on their hands – Uyless’ expansive trophy collection. Just what were the high-school sweethearts of almost 60 years going to do with three massive boxes worth of trophies won from a lifetime spent on […]

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