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Poor decisions based on fear

It’s not everyday I get to see science play a direct role in how a news story works out, so I savor every opportunity I get to write about it. Unfortunately, Monday’s meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals ended up being a good example of what happens when scientific ignorance rules the day.

Rangers catcher Soto arrested for marijuana possession 

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Rangers catcher Geovany Soto has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana. Police in the Dallas suburb of Grapevine say Soto was stopped Wednesday for speeding and found with the drug. He was freed Thursday after posting $500 bail. Sgt. Robert Eberling says the 31-year-old Soto was cooperative […]

US struggles to resolve Afghan election crisis 

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States struggled Friday to find a path out of a presidential election crisis in Afghanistan that has jeopardized chances for a democratic transfer of power, a central plank of President Barack Obama’s strategy to leave behind a stable state after the withdrawal of most U.S. troops at year’s end. […]

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 “Fortitude” in January with 12 one-hour episodes. Tucci plays a detective who arrives in a small Arctic town called […]

Retail Coach identifies potential growth

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Findings from a collaborative study by the Ennis Economic Development Corporation and the consulting firm The Retail Coach showed local residents Thursday detailed shopping habits of Ennis area citizens as well as potential room for growth.

LeBron James says he’s returning to Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. James told Sports Illustrated Friday that he’s decided to go home. It’s a move that would have seemed unfathomable four years ago, after the venomous fallout that followed his decision to leave Cleveland for the Miami Heat. James told SI in a first-person […]

EDC to run ‘Lights of Ennis’

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Economic Development Coordinator Marty Nelson outlined a plan for the Ennis Economic Development Corporation to take over the annual Lights of Ennis Christmas activities this year — at least temporarily.

Give-A-Kid-A-Chance needs shoes and volunteers

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The annual Give-Kid-A-Chance “Back-to-School” event is over five weeks away and meeting the needs of 1,200 children is fueling the efforts of organizers.

Lions Club increases scholarship award

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The Ennis Lions Club is increasing its annual scholarship award amount, according to long-time club Secretary Bob Taylor.

Border calls for order

The wave of people, particularly families and unattached children landing on the banks of North American soil after crossing the Rio Grand is heart-rending.

Working together to help kids

There isn’t much the two parties agree on in Washington these days, but I recently found common ground with a bipartisan group of my colleagues.

Hollingsworth heads to Nationals

Ennis High School all-state outfielder Julia Hollingsworth, one of several starters who will lead next year’s Lady Lions, is headed to a national softball tournament.

Emporium undergoes transformation

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The former Emporium Building, a signature landmark in downtown Ennis, is in the process of completing a full-circle evolution. Developers hope it will soon become is a transformation that historians and modernists will embrace.

Church radio tower denied

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The City of Ennis Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals voted Tuesday night to deny a variance to a local preacher looking to build a radio station at 1107 S. Clay St.

District releases improvement plan

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The Ennis ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved improvement plans for the district as a whole as well as each campus on Tuesday night.

Three times we grow

Lessons in life introduce us to ourselves. Sometimes I’m not an enthusiastic learner, if at all.

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 championship tournament.

Man gets 40 years in South Texas drugs, guns case 

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio gang member has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for pushing crack cocaine and trying to smuggle guns to a Mexican drug cartel. Federal prosecutors say 25-year-old Arnoldo Lopez was sentenced Wednesday on drug and firearms counts. San Antonio police in October 2012 arrested Lopez and confiscated […]

Wichita Falls treats wastewater for drinking 

WICHITA FALLS (AP) — A North Texas city dealing with extreme drought has begun treating wastewater in a state-approved recycling process to bolster drinking supplies. Wichita Falls on Wednesday began reusing millions of gallons of water at the River Road Waste Treatment plant that’s been purified to meet government drinking standards. The water is then […]

Southwest fills more seats, revenue figure rises 

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines Co. said Wednesday that a key revenue figure rose sharply in June, which hinted that the carrier was able to charge higher average fares at the start of the summer travel season. Southwest, which also operates AirTran Airways, said that passenger revenue for every seat flown one mile jumped by […]

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