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Reynaldo Surita Torres – Obituary

Reynaldo Surita Torres of Ennis passed from this life October 5, 2018 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. He was born August 24, 1946 in San Antonio to Arturo P. Torres and Herminia Surita. Reynaldo enjoyed fishing, watching westerns and listening to Mexican music. He taught religion classes (CCE) at St. Christopher Catholic Church […]

Trustees searching for superintendent

Fall is bringing the Ennis Independent School District its share of anticipatory excitement. The Wade Bishop era as the new high school principal comes after a decade of exemplary leadership under David Averett. Bishop was highly regarded during his tenure at the reins of Ennis Junior High. As for Averett, he accepted a move to […]

BBQ pork chops and an Ennis victory

Last Friday’s washout at Forester Field was predictable, though hundreds of fans, dampened by the conditions, lingered at the stadium gates talking football. My sidekick, Kerry K-Roc Jenkins, was in his element. Temporarily delayed from entering, even with our press credentials, we followed our noses to the white canvas tent that regularly appears at games […]

Alvarez era begins at CC

The Jack Alvarez era at Copperas Cove has begun. The Bulldawg football team suited up Saturday morning for an intrasquad scrimmage at Bulldawg Stadium. “It’s an amazing feeling,” senior Easton Simpson said of taking the field. “I’ve missed it so much and I can’t wait for the season.” The Bulldawgs were able to suit up […]

Man arrested after Motel 6 assault

Police said a man is in custody after allegedly trying to run a woman over with his van and punching the owner of the Motel 6 in the face on June 29. Police said they were dispatched to the motel, located at 100 S. I-45, at 10:12 p.m. of reports of an assault. When officers […]

Runnin’ Free Ranch a welcome respite for many

Madison Bell used one word to describe Runnin’ Free Ranch on Thursday night. Peaceful. And that is just a small part of what makes the ranch, owned and operated by Amy and DJ Dojahn, so special. In essence it is way more than that, as friends, family, guests and those that use the ranch gathered […]

Pet Parade set for June 9

The third annual Pet Parade is to be hosted on Saturday, June 9, at the Ennis Public Library. Early registration is set to start at 10:30 a.m. with the parade beginning at 11 a.m. Registration is currently underway via phone at 972- 875-5360 or by stopping by the library at 501 W. Ennis Ave. All […]

Garth Simmons

Garth Simmons, 80, passed away suddenly in Ennis, Texas on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Garth was born in Rural Shade, Texas on November 12, 1937 to R. B. and Lillie Mae (Davis) Simmons. He grew up in a railroad family so they lived in multiple cities in Texas and Missouri but his high school years […]

Samsung washer explodes in Irving home

IRVING — A load of laundry turned into an unwelcome surprise for an Irving family after their Samsung washer exploded over the weekend. “Suddenly, it was a boom sound, and my wife thought maybe something had fallen from the sky,” said Faisal Nuree, who owns he washer. On Saturday, Nuree’s wife put a mattress pad […]

Daily Horoscope 04/02/2018

ARIES (March 21-April 19) Take your time. Be reasonable and practical when dealing with matters that can influence your future. Listen carefully and respond cautiously. Understanding every situation you face this year will be imperative if you want to make wise choices. Stay focused and in control. Protect your reputation. Double-check your work and pay […]

Lady Lions dominate all-district awards

Riding roughshod through District 17-5A for a second straight season, the girls basketball team at Ennis reaped the spoils of their dominance when the All-District awards were announced this week. Head Coach David Kilpatrick, who was named the coach of the year again, witnessed his entire starting lineup earn First Team status. Three seniors, a […]

Maria Rita Contreras-Gomez

Maria Rita Contreras Gomez, 82, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2018 in Ennis, Texas. Maria was born in LaGruella, Texas on March 5, 1935 to Juan and Martina (Diaz) Contreras. She grew up in Edinburg, Texas. She married Joe M. Gomez and they made their home in Edinburg after their marriage. She worked for […]

Fowl Play

An Ennis movie theater in 1933, the middle of the Great Depression, announced that “checks, IOU’s, or any other acceptable thing of value would be taken for the price of admission.” A farmer from Telico took the business up on its offer and presented a hen that hadn’t sold in his deliveries that day. The […]

Ennis girl appeals to Santa in 1930

A letter to Santa from a child in Ennis was printed in the December 19, 1930 issue of The Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light: It read: “Dear Santa Claus – I have been a very good little girl this year. Please bring me a cabinet, vanity dresser, set of dishes, doll and crib for my doll. Don’t […]

2017 Lions: What a ride – K-Roc

Friday’s area round football playoff game between Ennis and Cedar Park was a classic dog fight whose winner was determined by the officiating crew. There were enough calls and non-calls that enabled the favored Timberwolves to score 17 points, all after halftime to edge Ennis, 17-14. The Lions (8-4) eight game winning streak ended while […]

‘U Pick Em” winner enjoys new recliner

As a former scriber of “Lions Lines” in the mid-seventies, I want to express my sincere appreciation to the Ennis News for the continuation of the “U Pick Em” football contest that has endured all these years. It was fun then and it is fun now. Furniture by Sleep Quarters of Ennis has generously awarded […]

Daily Horoscope 11/27/2017

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Don’t hesitate if change is what you want. Plan your actions strategically and don’t let anyone interfere in your business. If you are open, honest and determined, you will be able to see matters through to the end. Let your intellect be your engine. Don’t share personal information. Be cautious about […]

Daily Horoscope 11/17/2017

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Get ready to follow your heart and make the changes that will help you be happy. Pay more attention to the way you look and feel, and spend time improving and making your life better physically and emotionally. Embrace doing things your way and don’t fear being different. Express your feelings […]

William “Spoon” Mitchell, Jr.

William Mitchell, Jr., 67, passed away on November 10, 2017. Wake will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 704 N. Ripley St., Ennis. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 12 noon at New Hope Baptist Church. Burial will follow […]

Red Ribbon week at Travis Elementary

Travis Elementary students take the drug free pledge with McGruff the Crime Dog.

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