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Elementary school students recently enjoyed a marionettes program provided by Geppetto’s Theatre at the Ennis Visitor Center, 204 W. Knox

Jaycee Park site of free fitness event

A local free fitness event is being sponsored by the City of Ennis at Jaycee Park on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. “Our mission is to enhance public spaces, encourage activity and promote community wellness, so we’re bringing a totally free-to-the public-outdoor gym facility to the city,” commented Ashley Colunga, the city’s marketing and […]

EISD board narrows supt. list to six

Drawing nearer to determining a finalist, the Ennis ISD Board of Trustees have pared the list of applicants for the vacant superintendent position from 72 to six. At last Tuesday’s board meeting they funneled 71 men and women, as one withdrew their entry, and reached a half dozen by the end of the night. According […]

Lionettes tip hats to honor ‘Floyette Originals

While the Ennis High School Lionettes are busy in their 31st year of performing at fall football games, they reflect on simpler days when their “hats” were not a finishing touch of their uniforms. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Ennis alum shines in Agnes of God

Rising to taste the dawn of her realized dreams, 2014 Ennis High School graduate Cassidy Hortman auditioned for and surprisingly won the lead for a local play. In doing so, she has astounded many, least of all herself. “I was involved in theater in high school,” she said this week, “but only as a crew […]

EPD looking for white truck used in thefts

The Ennis Police Deaprtment is asking for assistance in locating a white Chevrolet pickup truck that is believed to have been used in a number of local burglaries. EPD Officer Roger Cole said in an Ennis Police Crime Watch video released on Facebook Thursday that the public is “one of its greatest assets in solving […]

Multiple injuries in Red Oak accident

On Friday, Oct. 5, at 7:45 a.m., dispatchers at the Northern Ellis Emergency Dispatch center received multiple 9-1-1 calls in reference to a major accident in the 600 block of W. Red Oak Road. Red Oak Police and Fire personnel were dispatched to the scene. The reporting person advised that a vehicle and a motorcycle […]

Cars, music, food and fun

Prestage FanFest returned to downtown Ennis on Thursday. Crowds gathered to view funny cars and dragsters.

Jazzing up Minnie McDowal Park

The second annual Jazz Under the Stars concert, presented by Unity in the Community, gets underway this Saturday evening. From 7 to 9 p.m. the music of Groove Effect will turn Minnie McDowal Park into a smooth, happening place fit for the finest jazz musicians this city or any other has to offer. Unity in […]

Zabojnik, White win bass tourney – EBC championship on Oct. 13-14

Reeling in large mouth bass for local prize money, area anglers took to the Richland Chambers Reservoir in Corsicana for the September Ennis Bass Club tournament. The top six finishers, including the winning team of Ty Zabojnik and Cory White, are from Ennis. Sparked by landing the largest bass of the day, a 7.85 pounder, […]

EISD to begin interviewing candidates – Board reviewing list of 72 aspirants

Ennis Independent School District Board of Trustee members have begun the process of sorting through a list of 72 potential hires to fill the role of District Superintendent. Tuesday night’s board meeting set in place the course to begin interviewing the top candidates. Among the job responsibilities for the trustees, the highest in importance is […]

Garrett FD acquires new truck

The Garrett Fire Department has acquired a brand new brush truck, a $120,000 purchase provided by a Texas Forest Service grant. Garrett Fire Chief Eddie Miner said the Ford F-550 brush and rescue truck will enable the department to more capably fight grass fires and more adequately fulfill first response calls. The new vehicle goes […]

Truck strikes officer in Italy – COURT CASES

An inattentive driver of a pickup truck struck and injured an Italy police officer on Monday morning. Department of Public Safety staff official Sgt. Sara Warren said the officer was rushed by ground ambulance to Methodist Dallas Medical Center hospital where he is recovering from non life-threatening injuries following the 6:30 a.m. accident. Department of […]

EHS choir presents patriotic musical, Oct. 4

New Ennis High School choral department director Jason Gadbury will lead his first concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, when several choirs unite to present “This Land is Your Land: A Patriotic Salute.” Admission is free and it will take place inside the campus auditorium. Early arrival is encouraged as the national colors […]

2018 Homecoming Queen Isabel Cardona

photosbylezley.com Homecoming Queen 2018 Isabel Cardona

Taste of Ennis fundraiser ‘best so far’

The 26th annual Taste of Ennis went off without a hitch on Thursday evening at the Knights of Columbus (KC) Hall. The annual event in which local restaurants participate in showcasing their menus in aid of Helping Hands of Ennis has always been a popular outing for couples and families and this occasion was no […]

Memories kept alive in Alz walk

Not the political wave that some are predicting for November, though the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event did cover downtown Ennis in purple last weekend as 418 people raised funds and awareness about the dreaded disease. In its second year as a fund raiser, organizers were quite pleased the project, known as the Southern Region […]

The Ennis Garden

The Ennis Garden Club displayed their green thumbs on Tuesday, seeding Veterans Memorial Park with bluebonnet seeds. Chris Cook, left, Shelia Bryan, Dee Anderson, Mary Davis, Pearl Toepfer, Irene Dugger, Sandy Anderson, Becky Herrera and Linda Almes. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Women’s worship event well attended

An evening by women of faith ministering to other women of faith on Saturday left a crowd of several hundred satisfied, many not desiring to leave upon its conclusion. Organizer and the final speaker, Sandra Wakefield, said as much: “A large crowd attended and people didn’t want to leave when it was over. Neither did […]

Fall Nationals returning to Ennis

Amped up fans from across the region are returning to Ennis next week for the Oct. 4-7 AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex. It all begins at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, when Pre-Stage Fan Fest arrives in downtown in Ennis. Fans will be able to meet drag racing drivers, get […]

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