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Welcome to the National Polka Festival

Small towns love their festivals.

Tax idea a regressive one

I wish there was a word for the feeling of disappointment combined with an utter lack of surprise.

Election vital for Ellis County

Early voting starts on Monday and it’s essential that voters get out to the polls and vote.

Today marks turning point for Ennis

Many of us woke up a year ago awestruck over the damage levied upon downtown Ennis in the early morning hours of May 16, 2013.

Honoring police takes on a new meaning

Police Memorial Day gained a lot more meaning for me now that I’ve got police in the family.

Honoring our fallen peace officers

This week, our nation honors those we often take for granted – our peace keepers.

Keep the victims in mind

This past week found me in Chilton County, covering a Capital Murder trial in the case of James Osgood versus the State of Alabama regarding the murder of Tracy Brown, 44, of Clanton, on Oct. 13, 2010. Let’s just go and get the horrible part out of the way. Tracey was found nude on her […]

Get amped for Relay

Once again, the Relay For Life teams around the city are preparing for the American Cancer Society’s main fund-raiser of the year to be held at noon, Saturday at the high school football field.

Setbacks are can lead to growth

About 100 years ago southeastern states began to suffer devastating losses in their way of life. The entire region was witnessing a small pest invade and devour their beloved cotton crops.

Tax increase might not be that bad

Nobody wants more taxes. Least of all, people who live in conservative Texas.

Take some time for Mom this Sunday

I never really stopped to think about Mother’s Day that much until I sat down to write this column. Since I left home I’ve either not had a car or made prior commitments on the day, but luckily my own mother isn’t exactly the sentimental type. As you might have gathered from reading my columns […]

Ennis softball marches to Mineola

The pride of Ennis High, the girl’s softball team, resumes their quest for the school’s first-ever state championship when they take on Texarkana’s Texas High School this weekend.

Children are a mother’s real gift

Mother’s Day, the one day a year us mommy’s get to kick back, relax and have the day off.

Get out and vote Saturday

Saturday’s election carries the same weight that this community felt last year when School Board Trustee Julie Pierce was elected to office.

Delivering more than the mail

Saturday is a great opportunity for our community to express man’s innate desire to be part of something bigger than ourselves.

Gentry’s legacy towers

We can think of few honors that are more fitting than the memorial plaque set for dedication in the name of Charles Gentry at Bluebonnet Park.

Voter apathy still a problem

Voting apathy appears to have raised its ugly head once again in this community.

Tourism office champions the Ennis community

The city of Ennis has a considerable strength in the springtime overtime work of the Ennis Bluebonnet Trails officials at the city’s convention and visitors bureau.

Candidate shows courage

One moment of last week’s candidate forum for the upcoming Ennis ISD Board of Trustees election managed to surprise me, something I thought was long impossible.

Get on the bandwagon

No one likes missing a deal. Waiting a week too late to snap family photos in a sea of bluebonnets. Missing the boat on a tremendous sale.

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