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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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Around Town – Ennis Public Library 5th. Annual Pet Parade

The Friends of the Ennis Public Library will host their 5th annual Pet Parade on Saturday, May 11 at the Ennis Public Library. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and the event begins at 11 a.m. Come parade your pet (costumes optional). The event is free, no library card required, open to all ages and all […]

Food drive slated for Sat., May 11

U.S. Postal Service employees in 10,000 communities nationwide will conduct its 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 11. The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) project is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. Last year’s drive resulted in carriers collecting 71.6 million pounds of food from local communities in all 50 […]

B&G Club basketball sign-ups now open

In addition to general enrollment for the summer program at the Boys and Girls Club of Ennis, now underway, staff members are signing students up for summer coed basketball. The summer program runs from June 10 through August 7 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., except July 3-5 when the center will be closed. Members […]

Around Town – Sons of the America Legion to hold 10th annual golf tournament

On May 11, at the Old Brickyard Golf Course in Ferris, the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 361 will hold their 10th annual golf tournament with a 2 p.m. shotgun start. Cost is $50 per player. The proceeds will help fund scholarships to deserving students and donations to help veterans and others in need […]

Letter carriers canned food drive, Saturday May 11

National Association of Letter Carriers celebrate 27 years of food collection on Saturday, May 11. Their annual date, which has occurred during heavy rains the past two years, is an effort to collect non-perishable food items during their regular delivery routes. Mail personnel ask citizens to leave a bag or box filled with non-perishable food […]

CCA’s Got Talent considered a success

Award winners were presented cards from Dr. Nancy Rowe, CCA administrator (left), and Rhea Marshall (right) CCA Founder/Director. Recipients in the middle were (left-to-right) Lindsey Mills, Caroline Marshall, Kaci Bowling and Adleigh Eversole. Fourth grader Logan Whitt performing stand up comedy. Read the rest of this story and more stories like this in the Sunday […]

Picnic With a Park Ranger

U.S. Army Corps at Bardwell Lake will host Picnic With a Park Ranger: Birds of Barwell, on Saturday, May 25 at 12:30 p.m. at High View Park, 262 High View Park Rd., Ennis. Bring your lunch (and water) and come spend an hour with Park Ranger Stephanie at Bardwell Lake. Ranger Stephanie will talk about […]

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