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Business can build success with tourists »

If any of us needed hard proof of what a large influx of visitors can do for our community during the spring festival season, a story about the business done…

Apr 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

A year without progress »

This week is replete with bad anniversaries but few as fresh and meaningful as the one year anniversary of the West explosion. …

Apr 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Living Well Magazine

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Lions in fourth place after 11-2 loss to Jaguars »

File photo /  catcher Emiliano Gomez took over catching duties during the sixth inning and entered the lineup. He hit a single in the bottom of the sixth inning and knocked in Ennis' only two runs with a double to right field late in the seventh.Lion catcher Emiliano Gomez took over catching duties during the sixth inning and entered the lineup. He hit a single in the bottom of the sixth inning and knocked in Ennis' only two runs with a double to right field late in the seventh.

The Ennis Lions (14-11, 6-5) faced a different Mansfield Summit Jaguar (17-8-2, 9-2) team Tuesday night than the squad they…

Apr 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Lady Lions prevail over Lake Ridge 11-1 »

EDN Photo by Phil Banker / Senior pitcher Taylor Maliska racked up six strikeouts but allowed one run on seven hits Friday night against Mansfield Lake Ridge.

The Mansfield Lake Ridge Lady Eagles came into Ennis on Friday looking to claw their way into the final playoff…

Apr 9 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Lions rally for 4-3 win over Eagles »

Photo by Bruce Lattimer / Weston Quick was a key component to Friday's 4-3 victory over Mansfield Lake Ridge. The senior caught a number of hits in center field and hit a triple during the fifth inning for three RBI to take the lead.

Errors and hitting troubles made the first four innings difficult for the Ennis Lions (13-9, 5-3) Friday night. …

Apr 5 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Lions blank Arlington Seguin 4-0 »

EDN photo by Dave A. Vance / Lion pitcher Cody Navarro pitched a complete game against the Cougars. He only gave up two hits and struck out six batters to keep the Cougars scoreless.

The Ennis Lions (12-9, 4-3) have won their last two games to end the first half of district play. …

Apr 2 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Winter Olympics


Donald King Simonson »

Donald King Simonson was born December 31, 1958 in Huntington Beach, California to Wayne Simonson and Bette Jane Harrington Simonson and rode into heaven April…

Apr 15 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Jimmy Mendez »

Jimmy Mendez, of Ennis, TX, passed away on Saturday night April 12, 2014. Arrangements are under the care of Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Ennis, 800…

Apr 15 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Marilyn Sue Bernal »

Marilyn Sue Bernal was called home to our Heavenly Father on April 1, 2014.  Marilyn was born at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma to…

Apr 15 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
State news

Year after blast, Texas town ponders new plant

WEST  (AP) — Leaders in a Central Texas town devastated last year by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion are contemplating building a new one, calling it a crucial step in West’s economic recovery. The idea has…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

Abbott: Armed school employees OK under Texas law

AUSTIN (AP) — Attorney General Greg Abbott says Texas school districts that authorize employees to carry handguns aren’t violating state law. The Texas Legislature last year approved a measure allowing rural districts that can’t afford police…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

Remains of missing woman found in submerged truck

GRANBURY (AP) — Authorities believe skeletal remains found inside a truck recovered from a North Texas lake are those of a woman missing for 35 years.…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »
Community calendar

Fish fry slated April 18

Alliance of Faith United Methodist Church will host a freshwater catfish lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the church, located at 1306 N. Kaufman St. Fish will be served with cole slaw, fries…

Apr 17 2014 / Read More »

Sokol Party slated April 4

Sokol Hall will host the Friday Night Party from 7 to 11 p.m. April 4 in the Clubroom, featuring the Studebakers. Doors open at 5 p.m. with no cover charge. For more information call 972-875-7959 or…

Mar 29 2014 / Read More »

Sunbeamers to meet April 1

Members of the Southern Pacific Sunbeam Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 1 at the Ennis IHOP. The final touches will be put on the plans for the annual reunion to be held on…

Mar 29 2014 / Read More »
Letters to the Editor

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 »

Commissioners Court needs evening meetings

I am strongly in favor of having evening meetings of the county commissioners court. Most other government and school board meetings are held in the evening. Most are held at 7 p.m. Thank you, Paul Perry,…

Feb 15 2014 / Read More »

Big government Republicans and the August recess

’Tis the season for Congress to come home and face their employers (aka constituents). Many will not have town hall meetings, but here in the Sixth District of Texas we will have the opportunity to see…

Aug 31 2013 / Read More »

Wakarusa issues update to line-up for 2014

Wakarusa is thrilled to announce their third and final artist lineup.  Headliners include The String Cheese Incident, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Infected MushroomFUNGUSAMONGUS, Adventure Club, EOTO and more.  The 11th annual festival will be held June 5-8, 2014 on the majestic…

Apr 7 2014 / Read More »

Wakarusa announces 2014 line-up

Wakarusa is pleased to announce the first of three rounds of the 2014 artist lineup. Round one artists include STS9, Umphrey’s McGee, Michael Franti & Spearhead,Lettuce, Dr. Dog, Papadosio, Cherub, BoomBox and more.  The 11th annual festival will be held June 5-8, 2014 on majestic Mulberry Mountain…

Mar 14 2014 / Read More »

Baylor Baptist to host “Youth Disciple Now” retreat

 Baylor Baptist church will host “Youth Disciple Now,” retreat March 21-23. Please contact the church office for more information. Registration is required. 972-875-2321.…

Mar 13 2014 / 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…

Sep 13 2013 / Read More »

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National news

Professor: ‘Game of Thrones’ pic got me suspended

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey professor claims he was suspended over an online photo containing a quote from “Game of Thrones” that he says a school official perceived as a threat. Francis Schmidt, who…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week. Following its midday…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »
World news

Diplomacy doesn’t move insurgents in Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev. Denis…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

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