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A guide to viewing the solar eclipse in Ennis

The great American solar eclipse of 2017 is almost here. The path of totality (where viewers get total darkness for a couple of minutes) is more than 500 miles to our north. That path is only 70 miles wide, but the partial shadow of the moon actually covers the entire lower 48 states. This is […]

Denton asst. principal dismissed after authoring racist book

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas school district has removed an assistant principal from his post after he authored a children’s book whose central character is also a white supremacist symbol. The Denton school district, north of Dallas, said in a statement Monday that the publicity generated by Eric Hauser’s work has become a “distraction.” The […]

HSR reports new deal with builders

A high-speed rail connecting Dallas and Houston is making a move towards putting a bullet train on the track according to developers at Texas Central. They announced on Monday an agreement with two major contractors, Fluor Enterprises and Lane Construction, which should propel the project towards construction. A press release stated the pair of companies […]

Police: 16 immigrants locked inside rig at Texas truck stop

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Police in Texas acting on a tip found 16 immigrants locked inside a tractor-trailer parked at a gas station about 20 miles (30 kilometers) from the border with Mexico, less than a month after the deaths of 10 people who were packed in a hot truck in San Antonio. Edinburg Assistant […]

Texas officials to look at power grid reliability

HOUSTON (AP) — Some electricity companies in Texas are planning to put less money into maintaining and modernizing plants, causing some officials to worry about energy reliability in the state. Electricity companies are seeing less profit as other sources of electricity, such as wind and solar, have entered the market, the Houston Chronicle reported. Some […]

Sex abuse gets ex-West Texas detective 20 years in prison

BIG SPRING (AP) — A former West Texas police detective has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after his conviction of sex crimes against children. A Howard County jury sentenced former Big Spring police detective Joel Rojo (ROH’-hoh) on Friday after convicting him on multiple counts of indecency with a child and other sex […]

Jana Sanchez hosts meet and greet

Spirits were high at the Ennis Public Library on Thursday night during a meet and greet with Jana Lynne Sanchez. Sanchez, who is campaigning for the 6th Congressional District in Texas in 2018, is vying to win a spring vote against other Democratic hopefuls, her goal is to unseat Ennis resident Joe Barton, who has […]

Torrential rains bring widespread flooding to Houston area

HOUSTON (AP) — Heavy rains that caused flooding in some parts of the Houston area and prompted about two-dozen water rescues on Tuesday seemed to have stopped just before getting worse but with more rain expected authorities remain on guard and residents should stay prepared, officials said. “Unfortunately, this is one of those Texas flood […]

House passes school finance fix

AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas House has again approved a sweeping, $1.8 billion plan to begin overhauling the state’s troubled school finance system. Republican Rep. Dan Huberty’s proposal increases per-pupil funding while offering extra money for school transportation and educating dyslexic students. Read the full story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis […]

Officials: Texas seeing growing number of Typhus cases

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas is seeing a growing number of cases of typhus, a disease that was thought to be almost eradicated in the U.S. Texas Department of State Health Services data show there were more than 360 typhus cases in the state last year, compared to 30 cases in 2003. A majority of the […]

San Antonio mayor issues disaster declaration after twisters

The mayor of San Antonio has issued a disaster declaration for the city of 1.4 million during cleanup after four tornadoes touched down in the area. Find this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Report: Texas nursing homes ‘shamefully poor’

A report recently released by AARP reveals Texas nursing homes are among the worst in the country, having been handed 454 violations of the highest severity level, and 312 violations at the second highest level. Get the full story in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Ennis pastor, teacher asked to pray at state senate

Booker T. Washington, pastor of Ennis’ Church Without Measure and teacher at Ennis High School, will open the 85th Texas Legislature in Austin on Feb. 7. with prayer. Find the details on this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

U.S. Rep. Barton hosts Taiwanese president in Houston

Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) hosted Tsai Ing-wen, president of teh Republic of China (Taiwan) in Houston Saturday. Find the details on this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Become a subscriber today!

Three killed as planes collide mid-air near McKinney

McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Three people have been killed after two small planes collided in midair near McKinney, Texas. The Federal Aviation Administration says the collision occurred shortly after 5:30 p.m. near Aero Country Airport. The private airport is about 35 miles north of downtown Dallas. The FAA says it was told by local fire […]

Dallas Judge named ‘Texan of the Year’

U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack, the judge who ruled that Texas’ foster care system is unconstitutionally broken, has been named Texan of the Year. Get the full story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Judge rejects high speed rail motion, survey case set for trial

State District Judge Joseph “Tad” Halbach rejected a motion for summary judgment by bullet train proponent Texas Central in its effort to gain access to survey the land of a property owner. Get the full story in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Texas high school football playoff scores, pairings

By The Associated Press   CLASS 6A DIVISION I State Semifinals Allen (14-0) vs. The Woodlands (14-0), 1 p.m. Saturday, Austin’s DKR Texas Memorial Stadium Humble Atascocita (12-1) vs. Lake Travis (13-1), 2 p.m. Saturday, San Antonio’s Alamodome State Championship Semifinal winners, 8 p.m. Dec. 17, Arlington’s AT&T Stadium ___ CLASS 6A DIVISION II State […]

Ennis knocks off SOC 30-20; state roundup of HS football scores

PREP FOOTBALL CLASS 6A Allen 25, Hoover, Ala. 7 Arlington Bowie 40, Lewisville Marcus 39 Arlington Martin 55, Dallas Skyline 7 Austin Bowie 7, Pflugerville 0 Austin Westlake 32, Katy 29 Baytown Goose Creek 16, Tomball Memorial 14 Beaumont West Brook 33, Beaumont Central 21 Buda Hays 26, Georgetown East View 18 Cedar Park Vista […]

Runoff election today

Some Ennis residents can vote today in a run-off for the Republican candidate for Road & Bridge Precinct 1 county commissioner. The two candidates on ballots for some voters are Bobby Crittenden and Randy Stinson. Crittenden and Stinson narrowly took the most votes out of five candidates in the March primary election. The Republican nominee […]

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