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Ennis A.D. search nears selection

Ennis ISD will likely have a new face as Athletic Director when the Board of Trustees meet next Tuesday, May 14. Sources within the administration said the search, which had been whittled down from 82 to seven, then three and now to the final two, each receiving multiple interviews. Interim Superintendent Lloyd Treadwell, who did […]

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 […]

Around Town – What to do when you are stopped

A two-hour police and community relations meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m., next Saturday, May 11, at the Ennis Chamber of Commerce (behind Denny’s and Whataburger). Panelists will answer questions as well as create scenarios for the audience from 10-12 noon. The Ennis P.D., Marvis Mosley, former Chief/Master Peace Officer and staff from the Ennis […]

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 […]

Student STAAR scores available

Individual results for Ennis ISD 5th and 8thgrade students who took the 2019 Spring STAAR tests have been released by the state. The results are available at www.texasassessment.com. In addition, EISD will mail out to parents and guardians a notification letter with students’ results, their unique access code and possible accelerated instruction needs. Notification letters […]

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 […]

Ellis County Commissioners Court

Ellis County Commissioners Court met in regular session on April 23, 2019 to consider 15 items on the agenda. The Court considered rescinding an agreement between the Court and Ferrer, Poirot, and Wansbrough, Fears, Nachawati, Motley, Rice and Attorney Aaron Wiley to represent Ellis County in any claims it might have against Purdue Pharma, L. […]

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 […]

Ellis Co. Republican Women

The Ellis County Republican Women are celebrating our military heroes with a Christmas in July Care Package Program. We honor our servicemen and women all year long. Therefore, please consider grabbing a little something extra next time you are at the store, such as: nonperishable food items, hard candy, salty snacks, lip balms, flavor packets […]

Emergency management team hits ground running

Samantha Pickett has been introduced as the new emergency management coordinator for Ellis County. She was hired by County Judge Todd Little and introduced to the County Commissioners during their previous meeting. Little says, “She comes to us with great experience from working with the North Texas Council of Governments in their emergency response team. […]

Bridge begins over Cedar Creek Lake

A well worn bridge that is prone to traffic jams and accidents on Texas SH 334, which stretches over Cedar Creek Lake, is getting a long-awaited replacement, thanks to the Texas Department of Transportation. Now decades old and with just two lanes, the project got underway in March. The two bridges, which most commuters see […]

Students receive Ennis A&M awards

Hannah White and Mike Liska at the Ennis A&M Club muster, held recently. Last week Hannah White and Gracie Fisher were honored with scholarship awards by Ennis A&M. The Ennis A&M Club held its annual muster last week. “Aggies around the world are called to remember those Aggies who have fallen during the past year, […]

Flash Flood Watch for Ellis and Surrounding Counties

Flash Flood Watch Ellis County, Texas Start: 3:05 AM CDT May 1, 2019 DETAILS End: 7:05 PM CDT May 2, 2019 Johnson-Ellis-Henderson-Navarro- Including the cities of Cleburne, Burleson, Waxahachie, Ennis, Midlothian, Athens, Gun Barrel City, and Corsicana 337 AM CDT Wed May 1 2019 …FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH 7 PM CDT THURSDAY […]

Around Town – Free EISD Physicals at ERMC, Jewelry Sale, Ellis Co. Republican Women, Picnic with a Park Ranger, Library Pet Parade, Quilt Guild Meets

FREE EISD PHYSICALS: Free Ennis ISD Sports & Ennis High School Marching Band Physicals are being offered at Ennis Regional Medical Center, 2201 W. Lampasas, Ennis, TX 75119. All 7th, 9th and 11th grade Ennis ISD athletes and marching band students are now required to have a UIL approved sports physical. All paperwork must be […]


CORRECTION: The date of the Ennis H.S. Bass Team Crawfish Boil Fundraiser is on FRIDAY, MAY 3RD. not May 5th., at the KJT Hall in Ennis. The public is invited. Our apologies for the misprint.

Spurgeons Bardwell memorial set for June 1

A memorial for Michael Spurgeon, Sr., and his son, Michael Spurgeon, Jr., has been scheduled from noon until 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, at the Bardwell Community Center, 504 N. Waxahachie Ave. in Bardwell. Spurgeon, Sr., 67, was the Bardwell police chief, while Spurgeon, Jr., 40, was a volunteer firefighter and a reserve police […]

Pair of EHS Alums Meet Up at NCAA Final Four

Photo: Courtesy of Event Media Last week’s NCAA Final Four in Minneapolis had a pair of Ennis H.S. alums in the house cheering for the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Christopher Jones (Class of 1978), left, and Otto Carroll (1976) crossed paths in the media section. Jones currently resides in Biloxi, Mississippi, while Carroll lives in […]

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