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James L. Collins Catholic School presents Alice in Wonderland

In a fantastic world of tardy rabbits, silly nonsense and personified playing cards, Alice in Wonderland brought joy to all audiences as James L. Collins Catholic School performed this timeless classic. James L. Collins Catholic School hosted their annual musical in the Dawson Auditorium at Navarro College this past weekend. Several students of JLCCS who […]

AgTexas recognizes AgYouth honorees

Outstanding 4-H and FFA high school students received prominent recognition for their dedication to agriculture through AgTexas Farm Credit Services’ 4th Annual AgYouth Banquet at the Granbury Resort & Conference Center on May 8. Ellis County honorees were Madeline Makovy (Ennis FFA) and Bryce Norwood (Midlothian FFA). Of these two, Makovy received a $1,000 scholarship. […]

Makovy one of three scholarship winners

Ellis County Master Gardener college scholarships were awarded for the sixteenth year with three local students named as benefactors. Two Ellis County 2019 graduating high school seniors and a former high school awardee who is currently attending college, were cited. Ms. Catlin M. Edsall, a Red Oak 2017 graduate, now enrolled at Texas A&M University, […]

Caring Hands of Bristol awards scholarships

Caring Hands of Bristol awarded two $1000 scholarships to Carly Flynt of Ennis High School and Jenifer Mikel of Palmer High School. Dorothy Brown (committee chairperson) presented the awarded scholarship Tuesday evening, May 14, 2019, at the regular monthly meeting. The Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast is the fundraiser that makes the scholarship money available […]

Memorial Day Vet Ceremony Monday, May 27

Ennis will honor those who gave their lives while serving in the United States military during the annual Memorial Day observance on Monday, May 27. The patriotic program will have Mayor Angie Juenemann presiding at 11 a.m. The outdoor ceremony at 2301 Ennis Parkway, adjacent to Ennis Bowl and the Don Jose Restaurant, is expected […]

Family looks for unmarked grave

Two men will visit Ennis later this month to search for the remains of relatives they believe may have been buried in a plot at Myrtle Cemetery. Charlie Anderson and his late wife’s cousin, Sterling Parker, have been researching the Youree family tree and that exploration has led them to Ennis. “My wife, Donna Cameron […]

City Offices to Close, No Refuse Collection

The offices of the City of Ennis will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, 2019. Garbage collection routes will not be run on Monday. The regular garbage collection schedule will resume and City offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

Severe storms hit area hard

A severe storm system that issued 17 preliminary tornado reports on Saturday produced straight line winds that wreaked havoc across the region, primarily in Oklahoma and Texas. Locally, the potential for rotation around Bardwell, Garrett, Rice or Alma did not materialize, though warnings were made. Bardwell was without power for over 6 hours. Power then […]

Gentry turns 90

Mary Helen Gentry, social editor and columnist for the Ennis News when the publication was a daily paper, turns 90 this month and a celebration of her milestone birthday takes place Sunday, May 26 at the Bluebonnet Rehab facility, 2300 S. Oak Grove Rd. “Mama will be 90 years old on May 25,” daughter Peggy […]

Citizens Accused

Mendiola, Juan Octavio, 24, Ennis; commitment order dwi 2nd; disposition to serve 72 hours; booked on 05/17/2019 by Ellis County Sheriff Office. Searcy, Irron Keith, 55, Ennis; fta/bf/17.16 warrant/ crim misch 750-2500, bond set at $8,000.00; fta/bf/17.16 warrant/harrasment, bond set at $5,000.00; booked on 05/15/2019 by Ellis County Sheriff Office. Fira, Benjamin Rene, 28, Ennis; […]

Downtown parking repaved in time for Polka

In the quest for more downtown parking space and room for staging events, the City of Ennis continues to develop the plot of land, formerly the Old Safeway, into what is North Plaza. Just in time for the Polka Festival, North Plaza and two additional downtown locations were resurfaced again this week. Baylor Street, where […]

Czeching it out

The National Polka Festival, now in its 53rd year, honors Ennis’ Czechoslovakian history, with a particular focus on the polka music and food that are such inviting aspects of the culture. Many visitors come regularly. Chara Neil of Dallas, whose family has Czech roots, has attended for four years with friends and neighbors. “My grandmother […]

EISD signs new Supt. to 3-year deal

Following a unanimous 7-0 vote of the EISD Board of Trustees on Wednesday night, Jay Tullos was approved to become the next superintendent of the Ennis Independent School District. He expects to begin on Monday, June 3. The search for a replacement commenced on May 16 when former Supt., Dr. John Chapman, III, after a […]

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Encourage Visitors to Have Fun and Return Home Safely

Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-clayton.a.church@usace.army.mil U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encourage visitors to have fun and return home safely. FORT WORTH, Texas – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, in its ongoing initiatives to decrease accidents and fatalities on its area lakes encourage visitors to have fun, stay safe, and […]

Avalon holds Del Bosque retirement party – Event set for Sat., May 18

Longtime superintendent of Avalon schools, Dr. David Del Bosque, formerly an administrator at St. John’s in Ennis, will be honored at his retirement on Saturday, May 18, at the historic J.P. Griffith gymnasium on the corner of Kirby and Giles streets. A potluck brisket dinner begins at 6 p.m. with the program starting at 6:45 […]

EISD near administrative hires

Reports indicate the Ennis Independent School District could make official a pair of critical administrative hires this week. Announced school board meetings on Tuesday night (May 14) and Wednesday included agenda items involving the board of trustees, search committees and Interim Superintendent Lloyd Treadwell. They are slated to focus on the vacant Athletic Director position, […]

April Coloring Contest winners announced

The Ennis News is proud to announce the winners of our April Coloring Contest, sponsored by Ferguson Electric. All winners received a goody bag of prizes as well as a cash prize. April winners were Emma Scholes (age 6), Zoe Nunez (age 4) and Addison Harryman (age 5). Congratulations winners! Staff photos/Deb Thompson. Read more […]

Prizes awarded to Me & Mom winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Me & Mom look-alike contest, Vandee Allen and Dee Schweizer. Vandee and her mom, Dee, took home a prize basket with over $300.00 worth of merchandise and gift certificates. Read more stories like this in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

School shooting in Denver continues dilemma – Palmer heightens safety with multi-level defense

Palmer ISD Superintendent Kevin Noack knows a thing or two about putting protective gear, from football helmets, to levels of school security. In the wake of another school shooting, this one on the south side of Denver, the impact of such violence reverberates around the nation. Just 15 months ago the Ellis County town of […]

Around Town – NARFE to Hold Monthly Meeting

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Chapter 1191, will hold its monthly meeting at the Sirloin Stockade, 2508 W. 7th Ave. (TX Hwy 31), in Corsicana, on Tuesday, May14, 2019, from 11 a.m until 1 p.m. The guest speaker for the meeting will be Gary Nease, Director of Real Estate for the […]

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