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Market nears grand opening

Farmers Market

The Ennis Farmer’s Market is ready to open in downtown.

Bowie receives Dart Co. grant

Submitted photo / Dart Container Corporation donated $5,000 to Bowie Elementary on April 15 as part of its Dart Foundation Grant program. The grant, meant to bolster math and science education in the classroom, will be used to purchase several Apple TV devices and educational science apps.

Bowie Elementary received a grant for $5,000 on April 15 from Dart Container Corporation.

Church overcomes vandalism

Ennis Daily News photo by Phil Banker / Kevin Culpepper used a power washer on Friday to clean the last of the graffiti found April 16. Ennis police officials say they have no suspects at this time.

The Church of Christ on Country Club Road haven’t let the actions of vandals disrupt their plans for a busy Easter weekend.

Lions blank Lancaster 11-0

Photo by Dave A. Vance / Ennis Lion shortstop Ian Graham led the Lion offense to an 11-0 victory Friday night. He hit two triple and had three RBI against the Lancaster Tigers.

Good Friday proved to be a very good Friday for the Ennis Lions. While most other schools in the district played their baseball games on Thursday, the Lions (15-11, 7-5) and Lancaster Tigers (0-12) went head to head on Friday with the Lions blanking the Tigers 11-0 in five innings.

Panel forum a chance to learn more

The Ennis Chamber of Commerce Partners in Education Committee’s second Ennis ISD school board candidate forum is truly an important effort.

One month in April

This time four years ago I was back home in Louisiana spending a month with my little mama, Jeanette Holland Morrison.

Center a need, so is a plan

There’s been some open discussion recently about the possibility of a Cultural Arts Center being built in Ennis.

Rangers top White Sox 12-0 in Perez’s 1st shutout

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Martin Perez turned toward first base, waiting for the call he hoped was coming. When the umpire’s arm went up signaling a strikeout on Dayan Viciedo’s check-swing with a full count, the young Texas Rangers left-hander pumped his fist and waited for a hug from catcher Robinson Chirinos. Perez pitched a three-hitter for his first […]

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 Pushilin of the self-appointed Donetsk People’s Republic told reporters the insurgents in more than 10 cities do not recognize […]

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. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake at about 9:30 a.m. (10:30 a.m. EDT; 1430 GMT) was centered on […]

Captain of sunken SKorean ferry arrested

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Police arrested the captain and two other crew members of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago, leaving more than 270 people missing and 29 people dead, the Yonhap news agency reported Saturday. As the last bit of the sunken ferry’s hull slipped Friday beneath the murky water […]

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 teaches art and animation at Bergen Community College, says he was suspended for eight days after posting a photo […]

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 launch through cloudy skies, the Dragon cargo carrier was shown drifting away in the blackness of space, against the […]

Eyewitness testimony no longer a gold standard

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant. The problem is that decades of studies show eyewitness testimony is right only about half the time — a reality that has prompted a small vanguard […]

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 raised anxieties among locals, who say the continued lack of state and local regulations would put them at risk […]

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 security to arm designated employees to better protect students. In an opinion Friday, Abbott found that doing so doesn’t […]

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.

Main Street app develops

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Dennis Zembala, the consultant leading the city’s effort to file an application for the Texas Main Street Program, said he should have a draft ready in the next few weeks.

Water concerns drive conservation messages

EDN photo by Phil Banker / Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Agent Mark Arnold spoke to the Ennis Lions Club on Wednesday on how to best conserve water during lawn care.

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Agent Mark Arnold told members of the Ennis Lions Club on Wednesday it’s up to individual home and business owners to conserve water as drought conditions persist across the state.

Cancer benefit set for Saturday

041814 cancer benefit tease

Several local musicians will fill Bella Italia Restaurant and Bar this Saturday to help raise money for cancer research.

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