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Firemen greet students

Ennis Firefighters Association L-3320 recently welcomed first graders from Sam Houston Elementary School to its station 3 facility. The students were given a tour of the station house and learned about the duties of local firefighters. Read more stories like this in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Lydia (Judy Jackson) Skinner 1943 – 2019

Lydia (Judy Jackson) Skinner lost her battle with cancer on March 1, 2019 in Ennis, Texas. Mom, Grandma Judy, Ati was born on August 20, 1943 in the Philippines. She enjoyed life to the fullest and you could hear her laughter from a mile away. She is survived by 2 daughters, Susan Jackson Graham and […]

John Robert Maxwell 1929 – 2019

John Bob Maxwell, age 90, passed away on, March 3, 2019. He was born in Hillsboro, Texas on February 26, 1929 to his parents, Nay C. and Pauline (Utley) Maxwell. He served in the U.S. Military as a Marine during the Korean War. John started Maxwell Jewelers along beside his parents in 1946. When they […]

Dorothy M. Sonka 1929 – 2019

Dorothy M. Sonka, 89, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. Dorothy was born on June 11, 1929 to Leslie and Rosie (Kouba) Jarolimek. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1946. She was a resident of Arlington, Texas for over 60 years. She passed away peacefully […]

Mark Warde – I’ll Tell You What! – The Trouble With Good Witnesses

There is something often damaging about good witnesses. Yes, those with the best insight, when they are called to testify, can be incriminating instead. There are a few words that should cause our rabbit ears to listen intently, then in spite of a telling testimony that should indict or pardon the person in question, we […]

Dorothy Ann Kuchar Booth 1929 – 2019

Dorothy Ann Kuchar Booth, age 90 went peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Friday, February 15, 2019. Dorothy was one of the sweetest and most kindhearted woman anyone could meet. Her six grandchildren are the light of her eyes and she was especially joyful for them. She adored her family and her church. Dorothy […]

Ferris forced out of playoffs, 45-39

Sophomore guard DeMarcus Rankin was a dependable scorer for the Jackets. Good coaching and teamwork came within a minute of beating a team of drifting talent on Friday night in Ennis. Hillsboro scored the final seven points to eke out a 45-39 triumph over a determined squad from Ferris. To be sure, the Yellowjackets boys […]

Italy Boys Earned Bi-District Bid

Quiet for much of the season, Italy (7-11) took fourth in District 19-2A behind first place Kerens (14-9, 9-1 in district). They had a date with District 20-2A champion Grapeland (23 miles south of Palestine) on Monday, Feb. 19, in an opening round game at Navarro College. The No. 5 ranked Sandies are 26-6. Read […]

Midlothian Blanks Ennis in Soccer, 1-0

Ennis’ Jonny Alferez (7). Midlothian defeated Ennis in both boys and girls soccer on Friday, each with a 1-0 verdict. The Lions record slipped to 10-6-1 while the Lady Lions are at 3-7-1. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Our Point of View – Self-Driving Cars and the EISD

Self-driving cars are relatively new. They are vehicles that can sense its environment and move with little to no human input, unlike what happens now when backseat drivers yell instructions to a teenager at the wheel. The robotic car, autonomous car or driver-less car are not the same thing as people driving while reading and […]

Local Singers’ Latest Work Wins Praise

Tabernacle Baptist’s worship team recorded a song last week that thrilled not only church members but guests, and its popularity has quickly spread. “I have received hundreds of texts, Facebook messages, YouTube comments and emails about this song since we released it,” music pastor Brandon Hixson told the Ennis News. “I can’t believe how quickly […]

A hero’s welcome to John Cuellar

Almost one year ago, John Cuellar, just turned 8, found out he had T-cell leukemia. Fortunately, the cancer was treatable, but the fight would take its toll on John and his family as they turned their attention to fighting back and winning. Due of the treatment program, John had to be home-schooled. Monday, 50 weeks […]

Jerry Pritchett – Thinking Out Loud – The Immutable Fixed Idea

The beliefs of some people seem carved in stone, thought of as the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. An idea can be so firmly entrenched that any clear evidence to the contrary will be summarily dismissed without actual examination. You’ll find people arguing whether we actually put a man on the […]

Daily Horoscope – Aquarius – February 6, 2019

Offering to help others will be educational. What you learn will encourage you to improve your life. Taking care of personal business will put your mind at ease and allow you more time to relax and enjoy the things and people that make you happy. Look for new opportunities. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Check […]

Football Fans Urged to Make a Sober Ride Part of Their Super Bowl Game Plan

AUSTIN – With the excitement of Super Bowl weekend just days away, the Texas Department of Transportation is urging football fans to “Plan While You Can” for a sober ride before enjoying game-day watch parties and other activities that may involve alcohol. “Super Bowl weekend is a potentially dangerous time for alcohol-related crashes,” said TxDOT […]

Daily Horoscope – Capricorn – January 9, 2019

A change of heart will lead to a new adventure. Look for the positive in any situation you face. An unexpected set of circumstances will help you let go of the past and move on without hesitation. A fresh start will prompt a healthy and prosperous journey. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Keep an open […]

Dallas Stars CEO rips high-priced Benn, Seguin as ‘terrible’

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Stars CEO Jim Lites ripped captain Jamie Benn and fellow high-priced forward Tyler Seguin, telling reporters Friday their play has been “terrible” and saying owner Tom Gaglardi was frustrated as well. Lites requested the interviews, saying he believed Seguin and Benn deserved more public criticism with a team Lites says […]

VFW POST 7106 supports Helping Hands

Wesley Juricek, left, presented a check for $500 to Helping Hands of Ennis’ Judi Hejny. “We are thankful for their generosity!” Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Rehearsals begin for new EPT play

Ennis Public Theatre Director Shelley Aubrey says she prefers musicals to dramas. The Ennis Public Theatre is in rehearsals for the upcoming attraction The Marvelous Wonderettes. The Marvelous Wonderettes is a musical comedy from the pen of Roger Bean and features pop music from the 1950s and ‘60s, including such songs as “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” […]

Janice M. Rickman 1949 – 2018

Janice M. Rickman, 69, went home for her first Christmas with her Savior on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 in Waxahachie, Texas. Janice was born in Ennis, Texas on April 1, 1949 to William Leo and Sybil Marie (Boswell) Harrison. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1967. She worked for […]

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