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Ennis ‘highway robbery’ in 1897

I have room for just a few yesteryear news items this week, most of these provided by newspapers.com, where some local publications are archived. In addition, I consulted old issues of the Ennis Daily News and Ennis Weekly Local from my own collection. Nailed it-A major traffic issue faced Ennis and surrounding areas in October 1971 when a commercial truck dropped a keg of roofing nails onto Interstate 45. More than 40 vehicles suffered flat tires after they rolled over thousands of these nails between Ferris and Corsicana, with a large concentration of the debris deposited at Ennis. Youth at the helm-“The youngest superintendent ever to have been elected in the Ennis schools,” according to a report in the Daily Light, was 28 year old W. F. Howard who was elected for a three year term in 1937. His salary was…Read the rest of the story and more stories like this in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!




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