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Kids are meant to fly

Perhaps the biggest of challenges for school administrators is the balance between creating an atmosphere where students can achieve their best while at the same time trying to meet the expectations of parents. In the end, they usually succeed.

Sheriff congratulates Italy ISD

An unfortunate part of today’s society seems to include the sadistic acts of individuals going into our local centers of education and trying to “etch their place in history” by preying upon defenseless school kids.

Driving alert in school zones

The advent of a new school year is upon us and with it comes the annual reminder for motorists to drive a tad slowly and to be much more alert.

Sheriff issues thanks to Explorer Post

I want to say a big Thank You to the Commissioners Court for publicly recognizing the Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post during their Aug. 11 meeting.

Making education exciting

Much to the delight of my children, Ennis ISD classes resume bright and early on the morning of Aug. 25.

First amendment under attack in Missouri

The events coming out of Ferguson, Missouri should be giving anyone who cares about the rule of law pause. Mike Brown’s death at the hands of a police officer is just one of several in a line of incidents in which a black man was killed under less than transparent circumstances.

Yearning for the good

The past month has seen a handful of tragic news events that distract and break the hearts of even the strongest of men. At best they should sharpen our focus and cause us to be thankful.

Getting old ain’t for sissies

A couple of years ago I sat around my dining room table at my beloved lake house on Lake Bistineau in Louisiana with two of my friends I have known since grade school. I had come in for the weekend to visit and the next morning found us sitting watching the sun rise, drinking coffee, […]

The time is right

The Farmers Market continues to be the Ennis “feel good” story of the year.

New jail a desperate need

I’ve been lucky in that throughout the three years I’ve lived in Ennis, I’ve never seen the inside of its jail.

Esteeming our educators

For their value and impact on the youth of this country, many agree school teachers are underpaid. Oddly enough, it is when they are not teaching that we discover their true value. The summer is then when parents must cover the hours their sons or daughters were under the tutelage of teachers during the year.

Petition worth your time to sign

Many of us cannot fathom the loss of a dear loved one to a tragic accident. Though they happen all too often, the shock of the incidents show us how rare those things are.

Vacations really matter

I just took my first vacation trip in two years. We rented a bayfront home by Traverse City, Michigan. Temperatures were in the 70s and low 80s.

Equipping our students to succeed

The EISD is distributing iPads to incoming seventh and eighth grade students and will be putting a Chromebook in the hands of freshmen in time for the start of the new school year.

DeLeon an unsung contributor for Ennis

Tre Bischof

There’s a number of people in Ennis who contribute to the improvement of this community. It would be unfair to try to name them all or even what all of them contribute. From money to time to advice, so many people work tirelessly to make Ennis a better place. Many of us don’t even realize […]

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.

EISD is easing doubts

No news is not necessarily good news, nor does it imply bad news is awaiting. The difference, however, can be unsettling. The unknown often makes us uncomfortable.

Development efforts welcome

Thinking outside the box makes some people in small towns uncomfortable. Of course, that’s why those towns often remain small.

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.

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