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Mental health concerns growing

Whenever I attend a sheriff’s training conference or similar event, it has not been unusual for the topic of mental health issues in the jail to be discussed. And if it was not discussed formally in the classroom, it was certainly discussed informally by the sheriffs.

Take steps to prepare for storms

Gray skies have lingered over the past few days, reminding us that along with the warmth that has kissed Ennis we have entered April comes the threat of spring storms.

Homes project a worthy effort

Several weeks ago I was asked to be a part of the Home of the Brave Foundation, and I gladly accepted.

Students set example with dedication

When self-described “kids” at the local high school take it upon themselves to make a push fundraising for cancer, the community takes note.

New features brighten up festival

Changes and updates to the Bluebonnet Festival are an exciting part of what is coming for this community in April.

‘Harvey’ showcases talents

When it came time to visit Ennis Public Theatre for the beginning of the run of Harvey on Friday, there was no telling what we’d be walking into.

Farmer’s Market appeals to all

Tre Bischof

A lot of effort, planning and belief has gone a long way in a short time as the Ennis Farmer’s Market appears headed for instant success.

Traffic flow will make more sense

West Ennis Avenue in downtown has long been in need of reworked traffic flow.

Help visitors enjoy the trails experience

With bluebonnets beginning to show and the Bluebonnet Trails tourism crush set to begin in our community, let’s be straight.

Reading help always needed

Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman said at the Ennis Rotary Club on Tuesday that he and his administrators are considering adding additional reading interventionists at each elementary school campus to address literacy issues. It’s welcome news that anyone with a stake in the local community should be pleased with.

EISD adopts new data system

Due to the increasing academic demands placed on students, districts have to become cohesive with regards to data management while monitoring student progress.

Speed bumps Make sense at Lions Drive

The installation of speed bumps on Lions Drive is a step in the name of safety that has been a long time coming.

New head of elections is proven

Ellis County’s Commissioners Court seems to have made the right choice in its elections administrator.

Coach on the case in Ennis

The Retail Coach has some interesting plans for working in Ennis to promote development of our retail sector.

Jail needs full staff

We agree with the assessment by the county judge that understaffing the jail is not the right approach to managing that important county responsibility.

YMCA delivers essential need

Getting kids active is something school systems have struggled to do in recent years.

Be a reformed worrier

I admit it … back in the day … I worried. About everything. But even at the height of my worrying, I wasn’t one of those who shared my worries with most people. I just worried in silence.

Taking down walls lifts our spirits

The obstruction of Ennis Avenue continues to slowly clear.

Get a trim at Lion Styles

I’ve done some scary stuff in this line of work.

United Way needs you

The Greater Ennis United Way had a tough year. Drops in donations put a damper on some really tremendous efforts by those charged with raising funds for our local UW. This has made for some tough decisions by the GEUW Board, of which I’m a member. Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to hear […]

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