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James Francis Holahan

James Francis Holahan, 91 passed away Friday January 23, 2015. He was born August 26, 1923 in Dallas, TX to James and Eleanora Holahan. He graduated from Crozier Tech High School. He served in the Army Air Force from 1943 – 1946. He owned and operated the family business known as Tietze Wholesale Florist. He […]

Ella Marie Schwindt

Ella Marie Schwindt, 91, loving mother of Henry and daughter-in-law Liz Schwindt, passed away on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. Ella was born on Jan. 11, 1924, to Louis and Antonie (Kolar) Novak in Alma, Texas. She grew up in Alma and graduated from Alma High School. In 1956 she married Heinz Schwindt and they made […]

Leonard Alois Rejcek

Leonard Alois Rejcek, age 71, after a courageous battle, left this world on Jan. 27, 2015, for eternal rest with the Lord. Leo was the 16th child born to John Frank and Agnes (Kohut) Rejcek on Jan. 2, 1944, in Abbott, Texas. He married Caroline Ann Zaidle in August of 1964. They made their home […]

Classifieds for January 22, 2015

Helen Frances Zmolek

Helen Frances Zmolek, 89, passed away in Ennis, Texas, on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. Helen was born on Jan. 17, 1926, in Ennis. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Stefanie (Zabojnik) Dolezalik. Helen grew up in Ennis and graduated from St. John High School. On Jan. 31, 1948, she married Bob R. […]

Dennis F. Miller

Dennis F. Miller, 87, passed away in Dallas, Texas, on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Dennis was born in Blossom, Texas, on Feb. 10, 1927, to Richard and Ida (Lane) Miller. He grew up in Blossom and graduated from Blossom High School. In 1953 he married Billie Gay Hillger and they made their home in Garland […]

Christopher Alan Davis

Christopher Alan Davis, 53, of Abilene, Texas, passed away on Jan. 14, 2015. Chris, brother of Bruce Davis of Palmer, was killed near Odessa while transporting prisoners from the Middleton Unit in Abilene. Survivors include his wife, Donna, of Abilene; brother Bruce and his wife Barbara Davis of Palmer; and his parents, Irving Perry and […]

Carl E. Leaks

Funeral services for Mr. Carl E. Leaks who passed away Jan. 17, 2015, at Ennis Regional Medical Center in Ennis, will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 704 N. Ripley in Ennis. Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at New Hope Missionary […]

Larry Don Little

Larry Don Little passed away Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at his home in Richardson. He was born Oct. 25, 1952, in Corsicana, Texas, to Wanda and Jimmie Little of Chatfield, Texas. He attended Ennis High School where he played football and graduated in 1971. He went on to earn a degree in Landscape Architecture from […]

Texas Motorplex plans for 2015 encore

Gabriella Stevenson is on the cutting edge of motor sports as America's lone female president and general manager of a facility on the national event circuit. She is flanked by former Texas Rangers catcher Pudge Rodriguez (left) and Billy Meyer, drag-racing icon and owner of the quarter-mile Texas Motorplex.

After a banner year in 2014, the Texas Motorplex is gearing up for a repeat performance in Ennis.

GAKAC director, wife awarded for community service

Marty (left) and Jennifer (center) were presented the 2015 Lovie Boyd Community Service Award on Sunday at San Jacinto Auditorium. Presenting the trophy to them was Gwendolyn Hill, sister of the late Lovie Boyd.

On Sunday, as part of its MLK Day celebrations, Unity in the Community presented the Lovie Boyd Community Service Award to Give-A-Kid-A-Chance director Marty Nelson and his wife Jennifer.

Reports: Kitna to coach Waxahachie

Photo courtesy of The News  Tribune's Dean J. Kopfler / Former NFL quarterback Jon Kitna is heading to Waxahachie as the new football coach, according to multiple reports.

National and area media outlets have been buzzing over the past 24 hours with reports that Waxahachie Independent School District will hire former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Jon Kitna as head coach of the Indians football team.

Former Cowboys QB taking head coaching job in Waxahachie


Jon Kitna, former NFL quarterback for the Lions and Cowboys, will be named as the next Waxahachie High School head football coach, sources say.

Classifieds for January 21, 2015

Commission says go ahead: City OK’s ED funds, appointment, firefighter grant application


Economic development projects, a federal grant application, and the appointment of a municipal court judge all received the go-ahead from the Ennis City Commission during its regular meeting at City Hall Tuesday evening.

Helen F. Zmolek

Helen F. Zmolek, 88, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Ennis, Texas. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Theodore ‘Ted’ H. Wagner

Theodore “Ted” H. Wagner, 101, left this earthly home peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, for his new home in Heaven. Visitation will be on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. A Celebration of his life will take place on Friday, Jan. 23, at 2 […]

Dennis Franklin Miller

Dennis Franklin Miller, 87, left his post at the VA Hospital in Dallas, Texas, on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, for his new assignment in Heaven. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Mark Allen

Mark Allen, of Dawson, Texas, 59, died Jan. 19, 2015. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas, Ennis, Texas, 972-875-2393.

State champs rally: Lions past and present honored

Photo by photosbylezley.com / Fireworks lit up the sky at the end of the Parade of Champions on Saturday, with one fan flashing the 'L' for Lions to onlookers. In much the same way, the team capped its state championship season with an explosive finish to edge Cedar Park, 38-35, at AT&T Stadium on Dec. 17.

Confetti filled the air and lined the streets Saturday during the city’s state champions parade and rally in downtown Ennis.

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