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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.

Border calls for order

The wave of people, particularly families and unattached children landing on the banks of North American soil after crossing the Rio Grand is heart-rending.

Working together to help kids

There isn’t much the two parties agree on in Washington these days, but I recently found common ground with a bipartisan group of my colleagues.

Three times we grow

Lessons in life introduce us to ourselves. Sometimes I’m not an enthusiastic learner, if at all.

Air Evac’s decision concerning

Private businesses are not held to the same scrutiny as public entities.

Barton on VA scandal

As your Congressman one of my top priorities has been, and will remain, ensuring that the brave Americans who have served this country are treated properly.

Loss of Air Evac yet another blow

Last Friday marks the end of an era in Ennis with the loss of Air Evac.

D-Day earns its place in military history

The Allied invasion of eastern France in 1944, better known as D-Day is being celebrated as today marks 70th anniversary of the largest seaborne military invasion in history. This day, though dwarfed in importance the numerous historical military dates we honor in America, may be the most important of all. The massive onslaught of Allied […]

No drones for you or me

This column was originally going to be about new laws going into effect Sunday about the civilian use of drones, but I’ve decided to flip the script a little.

Graduation marks special time for local families

Tomorrow marks a key point in the lives of more than 300 people in Ennis.

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