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Another week gone by, another week full of Ebola panic. …

Oct 17 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Try to see both shows »

The last few weeks has offered area residents a choice between two plays in our town, each by skilled theatrical groups.”Leading Ladies” and “A Bad Year for Tomatoes” will both…

Oct 16 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

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Lions fans make their picks »

Photo by Oladipo Awowale / Senior running back Taylor Thompson (3) speeds behind Grant Cervantes (78), who paved the way for Thompson and the other running backs all season. The two look to continue their success in the ground game in Friday's season finale at AT&T Stadium.

Local fans predicting the outcome of Friday's state championship football game between Ennis (13-2) and Cedar Park (12-3) have one…

Dec 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Lions seek state championship »

Oladipo B. Awowale / Senior Issac Montemayor (6) prepares to lead the Pride of Ennis, the Lions football team, onto the field of battle. The Lionbackers Tunnel Crew, led by the likes of Rel Lipscomb, transports and sets up the symbol of Ennis at every game.

Friday night's Class 5A football state championship between Ennis and Cedar Park has captured the attention and hearts of area…

Dec 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »



Mary K. Goodman »

Mary K. Goodman, 81, passed away in Palmer, Texas on Sunday, December 14, 2014. Mary was born in Denison, Texas to James Avery and Dora…

Dec 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Tammy LaScala Koch »

Tammy LaScala Koch, 49, passed away in Ennis, Texas on December 15, 2014. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com…

Dec 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Victor Ziegler »

Victor Ziegler, 78, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Victor was born in San Antonio, Texas December 3, 1936 to Victor…

Dec 12 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Judge blocks voter ID

AUSTIN (AP) — Federal judge blocks enforcement of Texas voter ID law for November elections. “The State of Texas will immediately appeal and will urge the Fifth Circuit to resolve this matter quickly to avoid voter confusion…

Oct 9 2014 / Read More »

Sheriff: $2M in marijuana seized from Texas home

HUMBLE (AP) — Harris County Sheriff’s deputies have seized nearly $2 million worth of marijuana plants from a Houston-area home. The sheriff’s office says nearly 500 plants were recovered Tuesday night in Humble (UHM’-bl). An electric…

Oct 9 2014 / Read More »

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 »
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 »
Lifestyles Engagement Photo WEB

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 »

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…

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National news

Ga. prisoner accused of lying about possible Ebola

ATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors have accused a prisoner in Georgia of lying about potentially getting Ebola while traveling in Africa, a claim that triggered an emergency response at an Atlanta area jail and hospital. Harry Randall…

Oct 10 2014 / Read More »

Gay couples disappointed after flurry of rulings

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gay couples in Las Vegas hoping their luck had finally turned were disappointed as county clerks turned them away amid a flurry of conflicting court decisions over same-sex marriage. Jefferson Ruck was…

Oct 9 2014 / Read More »
World news

In Hong Kong, no endgame for chaotic protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Three weeks ago, students at a rally stormed a fenced-off courtyard outside Hong Kong’s government headquarters, triggering unprecedented mass protests for greater democracy in the semiautonomous Chinese city. Since then, the movement…

Oct 17 2014 / Read More »

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 »

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