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Boon benefit a unique function »

There's a number of worthwhile causes to get behind in our community.…

Sep 26 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Commission should grow up »

At some point throughout the summer I started covering the Ennis City Commission more thoroughly while new Managing Editor Mark Warde took over covering the Ellis County Commissioners Court.…

Sep 26 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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Ennis Lion makes national spotlight »

All-American James Lockhart, a defender for the Ennis Lions, was honored Wednesday as one of only three north Texas representitives for the Jan. 4 U.S. All-American Bowl. The game will be played at the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio and will be nationally televised on NBC. 
Flanking Lockhart are Sergeant First Class Jarvis Foster, Captain Daniel Thomas and Captain Francis Santana. The senior has played at middle linebacker this season, though he may be returning to his defensive end position on Friday when Ennis travels to play unbeaten Jacksonville.

All-American James Lockhart, a defender for the Ennis Lions, was honored Wednesday as one of only three north Texas representitives…

Sep 25 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Ennis starts well, but Seguin sweeps match »

Lady Lions Varsity vs. Arlington Seguin High School

Three good starts by the Ennis varsity volleyball team didn't translate into strong finishes on Tuesday. Visiting Arlington Seguin collected…

Sep 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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Obituaries

Tim Benson »

Tim Benson passed away in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary. www.jekeevermortuary.com…

Sep 25 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Fernando Cabezas »

Fernando Cabezas, 68, passed away peacefully at his home in Ferris, TX on September 22, 2014. Fernando was born on December 31, 1946 in Costa…

Sep 25 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Mrs. Willie Fern Durkee »

Mrs. Willie Fern Durkee, 66, died Sept. 23, 2014. Viewing will be held Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Taylor…

Sep 25 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
State news

Former CPS supervisor arrested on tampering charge

ABILENE (AP) — West Texas police say a former supervisor for state Child Protective Services has been arrested for tampering with evidence as police investigated the 2012 starvation death of a 22-month-old girl. Abilene police Chief…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

County official in Texas accused of taking bribes

DALLAS (AP) — A longtime Dallas County commissioner has been charged with accepting nearly $1 million in bribes in exchange for providing insider information and voting in favor of projects proposed by various companies, federal authorities…

Jul 26 2014 / Read More »

Trial date to be set in ex-BP exec’s case

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge is getting ready to set a new trial date for a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. U.S. District…

Jul 26 2014 / Read More »
Community calendar

EHS Class of ’84 plans 30-year reunion

The Ennis High School Class of 1984 invites former classmates to join in celebrating the 30th anniversary of graduation during this year’s EHS Homecoming weekend. The 30th Reunion celebration will be held Saturday, Oct. 18 at…

Sep 23 2014 / Read More »

Bake sale to fund state championship trip

Dakota Drilling’s 15 and under team is having a bake sale at the Ennis State Bank main lobby starting at 9 a.m. Friday, July 11. Proceeds will help pay for the girls’ trip to the state…

Jul 10 2014 / Read More »

Fourth Ward sets VBS July 16-18

Fourth Ward Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Steven Edwards, will host its Annual Vacation Bible School on July 16-18, from 6-9 p.m. The church will also host its Annual Vacation Bible School Day on…

Jul 5 2014 / Read More »
Letters to the Editor

Reader takes issue with writer’s position

It never fails with Phil Banker and those who love to take cursory searches and believe their hastily derived interpretations to be settled absolutes. Just as long as their emotions are satiated, they’re good to go…

Jul 24 2014 / Read More »

Polyguard President thanks ESB

On behalf of the employee owners at Polyguard, we would like to thank Ennis State Bank for being a valuable partner and looking out for our financial security. The personal attention they give us as a…

Jul 24 2014 / Read More »

The meaning of transparency

For about the last six months we have been hearing a lot from the Commissioners Court about more transparency. I am all about more transparency. In fact, the Sheriff provides weekly articles to the newspaper so…

Feb 19 2014 / Read More »
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Top 20 Under 40: Mary Janousek

Mark Warde editor@ennisdailynews.com Dreams often come true for Mary Janousek. The six year veteran as the executive secretary at the Ennis Chamber of Commerce grew up wanting to be a secretary as an adult. “When I…

Jul 26 2014 / Read More »

Pivot teams with Stanley Tucci for new TV series 

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Pivot is getting into scripted drama with a new TV series starring former Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci. The nearly year-old network focuses on viewers 18 to 34. It plans to launch…

Jul 11 2014 / Read More »

Website apologizes for Clooney mother-in-law story 

LONDON (AP) — The British website Mail Online apologized Wednesday to George Clooney for alleging that his fiancee’s mother opposed their marriage on religious grounds — a story Clooney called both wrong and irresponsible. Clooney is…

Jul 9 2014 / Read More »
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Culver takes Bomber division at 85 Speedway

Storms in Ennis last Friday didn't hamper the Saturday night racing action at 85 Speedway, but the super moon made for great racing. There were challenges for multiple positions in every race division.…

May 11 2012 / Read More »
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Regular season hits finish line at 85 Speedway

What a bittersweet occasion this past Saturday night was at 85 Speedway.…

Sep 15 2011 / Read More »
Legals

Click here for Legals for September 13

LEGALS LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Betty Morgan, Deceased, were issued on September 11, 2013, in Cause No. 13-E-2197, pending in the County Court…

Sep 13 2013 / Read More »

Click here for Legals for September 10

LEGALS LEGAL NOTICE ORDINANCE NO. 13-09-01 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ENNIS, TEXAS, ADOPTING THE BUDGET, APPROPRIATING RESOURCES FOR THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2013. PASSED ON THE 1ST READING this…

Sep 10 2013 / Read More »
National news

2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women as a freight train bore down on them as they walked along an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana. The women lay down…

Jul 30 2014 / Read More »

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified…

Jul 26 2014 / Read More »
World news

Gaza rocket lands near Israel’s main airport

JERUSALEM (AP) — A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel’s main airport Tuesday, wounding one Israeli and prompting all U.S. and some European and Canadian airlines to cancel flights to Tel Aviv —…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine 

WASHINGTON (AP) — American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said, but the Obama administration was still scrambling to confirm who launched the…

Jul 17 2014 / Read More »

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