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St. John Alumni Association Offers Scholarships

The St. John Alumni Association will be awarding multiple college scholarships this year to 2019 high school graduates who are the son/daughter or grandchild of a previous St. John High School graduate. Another group of scholarships will be awarded to adults who have been out of high school for at least one year and have […]

Mayor Returns from Cambodia

Ennis Mayor Angie Jeunemann and her husband, Dennis, known by some as the “First Dude,” are returning in a few days after a week’s vacation on Vietnam and Cambodia. This picture of Ennis’s first couple was taken recently at Siem Reap, Cambodia. The Jeunemanns have visited the ancient temples of Angkor Wat among other places […]

Highlighting businesses that keep downtown Ennis strong

Storey Len has served with a Texas police department for years while utilizing his skills as a videographer and photographer. Upon retirement he will turn his talents to a more genteel type of photography. Stolen Moose will focus primarily on family portraits and weddings in the future. Len says that he fell in love with […]

Friends of the Ennis Public Library Mini Book Sale

A mini book sale by Friends of the Ennis Public Library will be held Friday, April 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Books will be $2 per bag. Also, a drawing for a spring themed gift basket will be held Saturday at the close of […]

Maverick Metal premiers new plasma cutter

Maverick Metal celebrated their Annual Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday with the roll-out of their new state of the art custom plasma cutter. Plasma cutting is a process that cuts through electrically conductive materials by means of an accelerated jet of hot plasma. Typical materials cut with a plasma torch include steel, stainless steel, aluminum, […]

Jack in the Box order to go

Construction work will continue at the site where a Jack in the Box restaurant has stood over three decades. Demolition services removed the previous building in an expeditious fashion, clearing the way for what will be a completely new store at 1102 E. Ennis Ave. Ennis Economic Development Corporation director Marty Nelson confirmed the plans […]

Local auto repair shop collecting socks for veterans

“You’ll be fine. Take two aspirin and change your socks.” – Every Navy Hospital Corpsman Ever. Each year Automotive Training Institute (ATI) holds a conference to help business owners of auto repair shops hone their business skills. Each year, ATI also chooses a charity to donate items or money towards. This year ATI chose “Soldier’s […]

Avalon ISD Names Marshall as Lone Finalist Superintendent Del Bosque Set to Retire This Year

Former Ennis graduate Khris Marshall is expected to be the next Supt. at Avalon. Khristopher Marshall was named the lone finalist for the superintendent position with the Avalon ISD. Before an official contract offer can be tendered by the school board of trustees, a 21-day time period, mandated by the state, must take place. An […]

City Hall plans coming together

City Hall and the Ennis Municipal Building have served their purpose, done their time and will give way to renovated new digs on North Sherman Street next year. For some, its about time. Decades have passed since the leaders in Ennis began holding meetings with the public and conducting civic business at its current location […]

Century Club Holds Feb. Meeting

The Century Club met Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the lovely home of Cynthia Newsom. Janie Howerton gave a delightful and informative presentation about Margaret Thatcher, the first woman prime minister. Pictured are Cynthia Newsom, hostesses Bettye Moore, Mary Helen Smith, Kim Bibby, Joy Roberts, and speaker Janie Howerton. Read stories like this and more in […]

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), […]

Warm Hearts Founder Speaks to Rotary – Homeless Outreach Subject of Talk

Leslie Henry (left) of Warm Hearts addressed Rotary members last week. She is shown here with Rotary President Marcie Schanfish. Last week, the Rotary Club of Ennis welcomed Leslie Henry, founding president of Warm Hearts, as its featured speaker. Henry discussed her organization’s goals and methods of outreach to the homeless population in the DFW […]

Helicopters for Heroes

Helicopter with vets leaving for the hunt. Each year the group Helicopters for Heroes schedules a gathering of veterans from the area to attend a hunt for feral hogs on Roger Staubach’s ranch. The veterans are taken by helicopter and they hunt and kill the hogs while flying. It is a way for veterans to […]

Runnin’ Free Ranch Benefactor of Grant

Photo by D.J. Dojahn, Matthew Hampton (right) and LaBresha Moore, of Walmart, present a $500 grant to Runnin’ Free Ranch, whose cofounder, Amy Dojahn (seated) and RFR board member, Matt Walker stands with Ezekiel (center). Recognizing the services offered to those in need, the leadership at the Ennis Walmart presented a $500 community grant to […]

Warm feet for Warriors

We will be attending the yearly conference for Automotive Training Institute (business training) in San Antonio at the end of this month. Each year they(ATI) choose a charity to raise awareness and money for. This year they have chosen “Soldier’s Angels”. They take care of our service members and veterans by giving them one of […]

Around Town – Sign Up for Ennis Little League Baseball

Registration is now open for Ennis Little League Baseball, ages 4-15. Visit ennisbaseball.org to sign up. The last day to register is Feb. 22, with late registration running until Feb. 28. Visit their Faceback page at facebook.com/ennis little league baseball. For questions or more information, email ennisbaseball@gmail.com . Read stories like this and more in […]

Around Town – WOW to Meet March 23

Ladies, come join us for “WOW” – Women of Worship on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Holiday Inn Express, 601 N. Sonoma Trail. Then, stay afterwards for a delicious lunch and great fellowship. We looking forward to seeing you. For more information contact Mary at 972-729-9691. Read stories like […]

Clearing the Lot

Final demolition has begun on the former Bank of America building located off of Sherman Street. In June of 2018, The Ennis City Commission approved to purchase and demolish the former Bank of America building, in order to provide more parking for downtown. With downtown reconstruction in full swing, which includes a complete transformation of […]

Fools Gold Being Sold in Area – Fake Jewelry Inundates Local Shops

Barry Bailey, manager of Action Pawn (Ennis Ave.) in Ennis, has seen an increase in customers asking him to evaluate jewelry they just bought. “I can tell it is not real as soon as I see it. We’ve been seeing this jewelry for the past two years or so. I used to see it come […]

Bluebonnet Oasis Property Owner Opens Land to Tourists

Julia Schloss specializes in one of a kind, “fantasy” photography on her land at Palmer. A local artist is officially opening up her property to bluebonnet lovers this spring. Julia Schloss, well known to Ennisites as well as her to her neighbors in Palmer, is throwing open the gates to her home in the country […]

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