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Redia Rebecca Skrivanek

Redia Rebecca Skrivanek, 60, passed away in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. Redia was born in Louise, Miss., on Oct. 21, 1954, to Odis Bradshaw and Clara Mullen. On April 21, 2007, she married George A. Skrivanek and they made their home in Crisp, Texas. Redia worked for many years as an insurance […]

Aileen R. Ingram

Aileen R. Ingram, 91, passed away in Seagoville, Texas on Friday, January 9, 2015. Aileen was born in Terrell, Texas on May 9, 1923 to Wesley and Rosalee (Prasatik) Bobalek. She grew up in Kaufman, Texas and graduated from Kaufman High School. She went on to attend the McBride Business School. She married Frank C. […]

Bobby Darrell Owen

Bobby Darrell Owen, 69, of Corsicana, passed January 10, 2015 at his residence due to a short battle with cancer. Bobby was born April 12, 1945 in McAllen, Texas to Robert Hugh and Grace Hamilton Owen. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1963, He served in the US Army during Korea and Vietnam wars. […]

Group planning city future wraps up locally

Photo by Justin Tubbs / Main Street Coordinator Becky McCarty (left, in gray) shares her thoughts with Ennis Comprehensive Plan project manager Francois de Kock (back, in white) and the rest of the people in attendance at the three-hour visioning session Wednesday at Comfort Suites.

Some ideas were revealed to the public about Ennis’ Comprehensive Plan Wednesday night.

EJH flooding cancels school

Photo by Kevin Becker / Water extraction trucks (pictured) were parked outside Ennis Junior High School Thursday morning after extensive flooding was found to have affected most of the school.

Ennis Junior High students may be happy, but school officials and administrators were scrambling to find a fix to a broken water pipe Thursday morning.

Public makes voice heard

J.R. Phillips (standing) speaks to a small group of Ennis residents and business owners at Ennis High School Tuesday evening, sharing his opinion about the future of Ennis. This break-out group session was part of a three-hour public meeting that began at 5:30 p.m.

Day one of the Ennis Comprehensive Plan visioning schedule is complete.

EDC approves downtown grants

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Two historic downtown buildings are looking for a renovation.

County talks election building

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A new Ellis County Elections Building is one step closer to being constructed after Monday’s Ellis County Commissioners Court meeting at the county courthouse in Waxahachie.

Celeste Gregory

Celeste Morgan Gregory, 95, has departed the earth for her Heavenly home on 1/9/2015. Visitation will be at Somerset Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at Neel Road Baptist Church, Salisbury, NC. Dates and times will be posted here when confirmed. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Aileen R. Ingram

Aileen R. Ingram, 91, passed away in Seagoville, Texas on Friday, January 9, 2015. Aileen was born in Terrell, Texas on May 9, 1923 to Wesley and Rosalee (Prasatik) Bobalek. She grew up in Kaufman, Texas and graduated from Kaufman High School. She went on to attend the McBride Business School. She married Frank C. […]

Alfred Wesley Bates Sr.

Alfred Wesley Bates Sr., 80, died on Jan. 7, 2015. Viewing will be held on Jan. 12, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Eternal Rest Funeral Home, 215 N. Dallas St. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 at Eternal Rest Funeral Home Chapel in Ennis. Funeral arrangements are under the direction […]

Frank P. Anguiano

Frank P. Anguiano, Jr., 60, passed away in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. Frank was born in Dallas, Texas, on July 3, 1954, to Frank P. and Irene (Chapa) Anguiano, Sr. He grew up in Dallas and graduated from W. W. Samuell High School. On June 25, 2010, he married Karen Castillo and […]

Lillie Bell Weaver Littlejohn

Lillie Bell Weaver Littlejohn, 87, passed away Jan. 5, 2015, at a local hospice house. Private family services will be held at a later date. Lillie is preceded in death by her husband, Duncan N. Littlejohn, on June 23, 1986; two sons, Tex, and Virgil; two daughters, Leatha, and Glenda; also a grandson U.S. Army […]

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Emma Jean Baker

Emma Jean Baker, 84, of Ennis, Texas, passed away in her home on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. She was born on June 15, 1930 in Athens, Texas, to Albert Gilliam and Lilly Mae (Franklin) Walls. Emma married Rufus Hardy Baker on Dec. 30, 1950, in Athens. She was a member of the Eastern Star (Winnie […]

Frankie Joe Slovak

Frankie Joe Slovak, 61, passed away in Rowlett, Texas, on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, surrounded by his loving and devoted family. Frankie Joe was born in Dallas, Texas, on Feb. 20, 1953, to Frank Emil and Betty Agnes (Marusak) Slovak. He grew up in Hutchins, Texas, and graduated from Bishop-Dunne High School in 1972. He […]

John M. Mensik

John M. Mensik, 62, passed away in Waxahachie, Texas on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Rosary will be held on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church of Ennis with visitation to follow from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be on Monday, January […]

Forrest J. Roberts Sr.

Forrest J. Roberts Sr., 88, passed away on Jan. 6, 2015. He was born on Sept. 26, 1926. Wake: Friday, Jan. 9, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Funeral services: Saturday, Jan. 10, at noon. Both will be held at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 704 Ripley Street, Ennis. Survivors: seven daughters, three sons and a […]

Gordon E. Phillips

Gordon E. Phillips, 89, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, from Ennis, Texas. Gordon was born in Muse, Okla., on Oct. 23, 1925, to Charlie H. and Sallie Cathrine (Ramsey) Phillips. He served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corp during World War II. He married […]

Ginger McGuire Brown

Ginger McGuire Brown, 58, passed away peacefully in Houston, Texas, on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, after a long illness. Ginger was born in Hamilton, Ohio, on Dec. 7, 1956, to Joseph and Patricia (Galloway) McGuire. She grew up in Hamilton, Ohio; Ennis, Texas; and the San Luis Valley in Colorado. She graduated from Sangre De […]

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