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Loss of an icon, role model, trail blazer »

When James H. “Red” Duke died Tuesday, Texas lost an icon, Ennis lost a native son, and society lost a great role model. Duke was born here in 1928, grew…

Aug 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Another brilliant idea gone astray »

Hey, Sweets! Let’s get up and go grab some IHOP!? Clever and thoughtful. It was (last) Sunday. Let’s try a different plan this morning, I reasoned. I’ll win some huge…

Aug 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Hometown Living Magazine

Hometown Living Magazine

Auto Center of Texas

Auto Center of Texas

Smoke Free Ellis County

Smoke Free Ellis County
Sports

Ennis JHS cheerleaders are winners »

The Ennis Junior High Squad Cheer squad has been hard at work over the summer preparing for this upcoming 2015…

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Palmer netters remain unbeaten »

The Palmer Lady Bulldog volleyball continued their undefeated streak with a 5-set win over a tough Dawson team Tuesday on…

Aug 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Business & Service Directory

Business & Service Directory

49th Polka Festival Magazine

49th Polka Festival Magazine

2015 Bluebonnet Trails Magazine

2015 Bluebonnet Trails Magazine

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Obituaries

Betty Jeanette Mitchell »

Betty Jeanette Christian Mitchell went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, August 25, 2015, after a brief, courageous battle with cancer. She was born…

Aug 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Felecita Garcia Martinez »

Felecita Garcia Martinez, 81, passed away in Ennis, Texas, on Monday, August 24, 2015. Felecita was born in Campbellton, Texas, on July 29, 1934, to…

Aug 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Betty Mitchell »

Betty Mitchell, 78, passed away in Ennis, Texas, on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. Visitation will be on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 1 p.m. in…

Aug 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

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Wray gives update on Capitol activities

State Rep. John Wray fielded questions from a small crowd Thursday evening at the Ennis Public Library. A light showing, only 12 citizens showed up, with Wray’s staff nearly matching the number of Ennis folks. See…

Aug 15 2015 / Read More »

Texas News for Saturday, August 8, 2015

Wrong-way driver triggers Texas wreck that kills 4 GREENVILLE, Texas (AP) — Four people have died, including three teenagers from northern Virginia, when a wrong-way driver triggered a collision on a North Texas interstate. Texas Department…

Aug 8 2015 / Read More »

Texas college football player shot by police was unarmed

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A police officer in suburban Dallas shot and killed a college football player during a struggle after the unarmed 19-year-old crashed a car through the front window of a car dealership, authorities…

Aug 8 2015 / Read More »
Letters to the Editor

Poor communication on Ennis Avenue widening project

Dear Editor: Tuesday morning City of Ennis workers suddenly appeared in many vehicles and removed the Turn of the Century street lights from the north side of the 300, 400, 500 and 600 blocks of West Ennis…

Aug 27 2015 / Read More »

What a lower tax rate really means to Ennis

City of Ennis Manager, Chuck Ewings, is touting the decrease in the city tax rate as a good thing; in both city council meetings and local newspapers. The comment goes something like this: “Because of property…

Aug 27 2015 / Read More »

Where the Supreme Court Same-Sex “Marriage” Decision Ultimately Leads

Dear Editor, The 1st Amendment language that has recently started appearing on your Opinion page presumably constitutes an invitation to address constitutional issues. To that end, please consider this comment on the recent Supreme Court decision…

Aug 1 2015 / Read More »
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Ennis Golden Circle is haven of fun for senior citizens

The Ennis Golden Circle Activity Center, still going strong after nearly four decades, promises to remain as popular with local senior citizens under the management of Jean Nelson as it was during Mary Nell Glaspy’s 17-year…

Aug 27 2015 / Read More »
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‘Southern Comforts’ opens season at Theatre Rocks!

Gus Klingman is a quiet man. A quiet man who likes a lot of space in his home…and really hates the thunderous lightening storms that are so common in New Jersey. He is a widower of…

Aug 20 2015 / Read More »
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New acting workshops and classes

Phoenix Repertory Players have announced improvisational workshop opportunities in September for acting and dance. PRP couples the decision with a new goal of offering year-round opportunities for young actors and dancers. Established six years ago, the…

Aug 19 2015 / Read More »
National news

A year after Michael Brown’s death, Ferguson has changed

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A year ago, Ferguson, Missouri, was a mostly quiet working-class suburban town. The uneasy relationship between its growing black population and its mostly white police force barely registered in local headlines. Everything…

Aug 8 2015 / Read More »

Key takeaways from the first GOP debate of 2016 campaign

CLEVELAND (AP) — The first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign for president opened with an absolute bang as billionaire businessman Donald Trump refused to pledge his loyalty to the GOP. Over the course of the…

Aug 7 2015 / Read More »
World news

IS top command dominated by ex-officers in Saddam’s army 

BAGHDAD (AP) — While attending the Iraqi army’s artillery school nearly 20 years ago, Ali Omran remembers one major well. An Islamic hard-liner, he once chided Omran for wearing an Iraqi flag pin into the bathroom…

Aug 8 2015 / Read More »
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Missions trip to Kenya impacts Ennis student

Ennis native Jesse Roberts, a 2010 graduate of EHS, recently returned from his third international missions trip. He was in Kenya at the same time as president Barack Obama, though Roberts came for a much higher…

Aug 7 2015 / Read More »

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