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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 on the warpath against reason. “You never want a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by […]

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 customer is why we trust them with all of our banking needs. Polyguard was recently the target of a […]

Family searches for missing girl

Daisy Gamino, pictured in red, is missing, according to her father, Herminio Bucio.

An Ennis family is seeking the public’s help in finding missing 15-year-old Daisy Gamino.

Greater Ennis United Way 2014

The Greater Ennis United Way has a goal of raising $325,000 this year. Click the video below to learn more.

Dumb Starbucks explained on Comedy Central show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dumb Starbucks is coming back, but only on TV. The comic who came up with the fake-store concept will discuss its origins and aftermath on next Tuesday’s episode of Comedy Central’s “Nathan for You.” Star Nathan Fielder opened the Dumb Starbucks coffee shop in a Los Angeles strip mall in February. […]

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 — a reflection of high anxiety over air travel after the downing of a Malaysian jet over Ukraine. It was […]

Return starts Aug. 25 for Ryan McCabe

The McCabe family includes his wife, Lanna (left), and daughters Kayla and Kirby.

The start of the new school year at Ennis Junior High begins on Aug. 25. It can’t get here quick enough for new principal Ryan McCabe.

City OK’s crime control district

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The Ennis City Commission voted 6-1 to establish a Crime Control and Prevention District on Monday night.

Joe W. Spaniel

Joseph W. Spaniel, 82, died peacefully after a lengthy illness surrounded by his family in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Joe was born in Ennis, Texas on December 19, 1931 to Joseph L. and Agnes (Vrana) Spaniel. He graduated from St. John High School after which time he served as a corporal in […]

Aaron Hernandez due in court for status hearing 

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is due back in court for a status hearing in his Massachusetts murder case. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Lloyd’s body was found in June 2013 near Hernandez’s North Attleborough home. Lloyd, of Boston, was dating […]

Friend is first convicted in Boston Marathon probe

BOSTON (AP) — The conviction of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for impeding the investigation into the bombings has his lawyers wondering if anyone else who faces charges connected to the 2013 attack stands a chance of acquittal. A federal jury on Monday found Azamat Tazhayakov guilty of obstruction of justice […]

Classifieds for July 20, 2014

Police: Woman posted selfies in stolen dress

WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. (AP) — Police investigating the theft of clothing and jewelry from a southern Illinois boutique say they arrested a woman after she posted Facebook photos of herself wearing one of the stolen items. WSIL-TV reports that police arrested 27-year-old Danielle Saxton, of West Frankfort, earlier this month on misdemeanor retail theft charges. […]

Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the British Open to capture the third leg of the career Grand Slam. McIlroy led by six shots going into the final round and never let anyone closer than two shots. He closed with a 1-under 71 for a two-shot victory over Sergio […]

Crashes continue on U.S. 287

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Police Chief John Erisman said there’s not much more the Ennis Police Department can do to make U.S. Highway 287 safe after two crashes occurred within four minutes of each other on Thursday.

The power of saying yes

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There are three kinds of people; those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder – what happened?

Record 24 EISD students earn scholar awards

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A record 24 students from Ennis High School earned Advanced Placement Scholar Awards that reflect their exceptional achievement on the college-level AP program exams.

Lights of Ennis expansion moves forward

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The newly-formed Lights of Ennis committee is moving forward with its plans to revamp and expand the annual Christmas celebration.

When is Enough Already?

It has been said that the essence of futility is to “keep doing the same thing while expecting a different result.” Of course, some who have written the old axiom replace the word futility with insanity.

Open your hearts to refugees

It seems like recently I can’t go a week without seeing something in the statewide or national news that doesn’t make me question my faith in the greater goodness of mankind.

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