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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.

Larry Capehart

Larry Capehart Larry Capehart, 70, of Waxahachie, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Larry Henry Gwynne Capehart was born on July 23, 1943 in Corsicana, now Navarro, to Orvil and Thelma (Monroe) Holt. Larry graduated from Corsicana High School and from Dallas Baptist University. He was a hard worker who took […]

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 […]

Classifieds for July 18, 2014

Cooper Insures

AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine 

WASHINGTON (AP) — American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said, but the Obama administration was still scrambling to confirm who launched the strike and whether there were American citizens killed in the crash. Vice President Joe Biden said the incident was […]

Classifieds for July 16, 2014

Alleged July 4 kidnapper arrested

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A man wanted in connection to an alleged aggravated kidnapping was arrested Monday according to the Ennis Police Department.

Baptist youth travel for service project

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A group of young people from Baylor Baptist Church have travelled to Cincinnati this week as part of a service project for BLOC, a non-profit organization based in Ohio.

Palmer releases 2014 football schedule

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A year after finishing 4-6, there is plenty of optimism in the air at Palmer High School. The Bulldogs have 17 starters returning and a new head coach in Don Waddle.

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