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Boon benefit a unique function

There’s a number of worthwhile causes to get behind in our community.

Commission should grow up

At some point throughout the summer I started covering the Ennis City Commission more thoroughly while new Managing Editor Mark Warde took over covering the Ellis County Commissioners Court.

Public input still needed

To say the attendance was poor at Tuesday nights public forum regarding the two sales tax proposals local voters will consider in November would be quite an understatement.

Make plans for Taste of Ennis

Early totals show the Helping Hands annual fund-raiser, Taste of Ennis, will have one of its most successful years in quite some time.

Fan Fest a change of pace for Ennis

Wednesday night’s Fan Fest event downtown was definitely a hoot, right up until a sudden downpour sent onlookers and exhibitors scrambling for the nearest cover.

Motorplex revving up local fans

Ennis is known for a handful of great things, all of them related to the ground; bluebonnets, the polka dance, trains, football and drag racing. The latter two are currently in the spotlight.

Take time for Market Saturday

We’ve preached time and time again about the good that’s done by the local non-profit agency the Greater Ennis United Way.

It’s time for Goodell to go

Publisher Tre Bischof sent me an email earlier this week suggesting I write about Ray Rice, and the NFL’s culture of violence that enables people like him to commit the horrible acts they do and not only keep their jobs, but maintain their popularity among their fanbase.

Remember those lost on 9-11

This many years afterward, the events of Sept. 11, 2001 have become a generational stamp of sorts.

Plugging into the electric ‘E’

When the Lions take to their home field on Friday against Denton’s Guyer High School, two of the state’s best teams will go head-to-head.

Keep the Lights on

I may not like Christmas, but I love the Lights of Ennis.

Vidrine, Bartolic exemplify giving nature of Ennis

You don’t have to be a native of Ennis, to understand its needs.

Healthy options growing in Ennis

Ennis seems to be getting a little healthier. Or at least there are attempts by many of us to decrease our waist size.

Rotarians step up to the plate

It’s wonderful to see the residents of Ennis helping one another. We’ve written numerous columns and editorials on the subject in the past.

Chill out on ice bucket criticism

It didn’t take long for people to come out of the woodwork to pour cold water on the Ice Bucket Challenge (see what I did there?).

The magic of Friday nights

It is said there are two sports in Texas; football and spring football. The latter was a tune-up for what begins Friday night in Mansfield. Highly anticipated, the start of the Ennis High School football season kicks off against a Timberview team who ranks No. 7 among metroplex area Class 5A teams.

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.

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