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Blue Bounty

With the arrival of April, the days become longer, temperatures get warmer and the cold sting of winter begins to fade. It’s during this time of year that Ennis morphs into a bounty of beautiful blue thanks to Texas’ state flower — the bluebonnet. Each year, Ennis welcomes over 100,000 visitors during bluebonnet season, […]

Steely Determination

Perched comfortably atop a high chair at the American Legion hall in Ennis, Joe Zhanel is in his element. With his wife, Samantha, beside him and near the felt-topped tables he loves, Joe chatted about playing pool since he was 5, winning a trip to Las Vegas with his cue stick and life in […]

A Vision for the Future

The first thing a visitor to Art Del Barrio’s office sees is a large Ennis Lions football poster that reads, “We don’t hang it up after five rings.” Art proudly designed the poster, and beyond it, in an overstuffed office, he spins multiple plates — first kneeling at a low, secondary computer tapping out […]

Creating Outside the Box

Jillian Arreazola moved to Ennis from Allen, Texas, with her family when she was in the fourth grade. Her journey in the vast world of art began as a sophomore at Ennis High School. Her ability to work with glass has matured over the years to include pieces that are one of a kind […]