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Benefit tournament judged a success

The 13th annual Cancer Memorial Golf Tournament hosted by the Boon Family was a big success. With the generous support by the citizens of Ennis and contributions across Texas and the rest of the United States, $65,000 was raised for the Baylor Health Care System Foundation of Dallas for genetic work in cancer research. Over […]

Barton comments on TB concerns

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Ennis/Arlington) issued the following statement on the presence of tuberculosis at Ennis High School: “I want to applaud state and local leaders for their quick actions once notified about the presence of tuberculosis at Ennis High School. This is still a developing situation so parents need to stay vigilant and be proactive. […]

Join a great program, join the Scouts

At the beginning of each school year, Boy Scouts of America traditionally conducts recruiting activities. As a former scout leader and mother of two Eagle Scouts, I would strongly encourage parents to consider signing up their children to join a Cub Scout pack or Boy Scout troop, depending on their ages. There is a wide […]

Cowboys game to be shown at Motorplex

We are going to have a Thundering Thursday street race, concert and show the Dallas Cowboys game tomorrow night in Champion’s Club. Info below! Let me know if you need more information. Thanks!   Thundering Thursdays street legal racing nights feature the best grudge and street racing, Happy Hour food and drink specials, games and […]

Response to Phil Banker on science education column

“To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree.”  Charles Darwin. If Darwin had his doubts […]

Cornyn to support debt deal

Last November the message from the American people was crystal clear: end reckless, out-of-control spending and return fiscal sanity to Washington. The American people made their voices heard, and their impact has been monumental. In his initial request to raise the debt ceiling, the President insisted on a blank check for more spending, demanded higher […]

Barton comments on debt deal

This bill is a good step, but it’s just a first step in the effort to fundamentally change the way Washington does business. This does not balance the budget, but it does make it more difficult – if not impossible — to continue to increase spending. Republicans are absolutely committed to not allowing any tax […]

Appreciation for services by the City of Ennis — Utility work

As we all know, what could have been a nightmare scenario regarding the problems surrounding a very old sewer line was handled by the staff of the City of Ennis with the utmost care, professionalism and regard for homeowners’ properties being disturbed as well as the relocation of the sewer line behind our homes and in our subdivision.

What is required of my representative?

Last month I submitted a letter laying out what I expect from my representative, and now I will offer more information from the legal aspect of the requirements. There are only four constitutional necessities for the position; there are three conditions found in Article I, in the first clause of Section 2, and one additional […]

Group thankful for tournament turnout

Ennis Masonic Lodge would like to thank all of the sponsors that contributed to our Annual Golf Tournament.

Cornyn speaks out against IMF money usage

American taxpayers have seen more bailouts than they can stomach, and the last thing they should have to worry about are their hard-earned tax dollars being used to rescue a foreign government,” Sen. Cornyn said. With nearly 14 million Americans out of work and our nation’s fiscal house in ruins, we have more than enough […]

Foundation praises Perry for Health Act

The Texas Legislature deserves praise for sending the Health Care Compact to Gov. Rick Perry’s desk, the Texas Public Policy Foundation said.  The Health Care Compact was included in the conference committee report on Senate Bill 7, which won final approval in both houses earlier today. “The Texas Legislature’s approval of our state’s participation in […]

Senator objects to Obama’s plan

This isn’t an energy strategy, it’s a public relations strategy and Americans can see right through it. This Administration has consistently pushed policies to make oil and gasoline more expensive, and make us more dependent on foreign sources of oil.  The Strategic Petroleum Reserve is an important national asset that should not be used as a […]

Honesty is still alive

In today’s today world it is refreshing to realize that there are still those among us that have a moral compass that still point to integrity. Without realizing it, my son recently lost is wallet. In it were his identification, debit card and cash from his first check at his new job. It was found […]

Senator calls out recovery as a mirage

We now know that President Obama’s Recovery Summer of 2010 was a mirage. The promised new jobs and economic growth never materialized. In fact, the President’s job-killing policies have made things worse. The sad reality is that 1.9 million Americans have lost their jobs since President Obama took office. Pep rallies and speeches are not […]

Did Bush-Era Tax Cuts Cause the Deficit?

A New Analysis of Congressional Budget Office Projections and the Role of Bush-Era Tax and Spending Policies Contrary to recent reports which assign the lion’s share of the current federal budget deficit to Bush-era tax cuts, a new analysis from the Tax Foundation finds that the growth in federal spending, both on-budget and via the tax […]

Cornyn puts pressure on president to mimic Texas

If the President is serious about boosting transparency and eliminating government waste, he would do well to start with one of the recommendations of his own fiscal commission – to establish a federal sunset commission based on the successful Texas model. Thousand of duplicative federal programs waste hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars every year, […]

Reader critical of flag response

The article states “She said tracking down the group who was responsible for the flag display has proven difficult …” Were not all units participating in the parade required to “register” and/or obtain a permit prior to the parade? Wouldn’t such registrations/permits list the name of an individual and at least a telephone number and […]

Cornyn speaks on ‘victory’ for religious rights

This is a victory not only for valedictorian Angela Hildenbrand, but also for her fellow graduates and young people across the country whose rights to express themselves through prayer at graduation ceremonies were vindicated. Today the gavel fell on the side of justice and reaffirmed the constitutional rights we hold dear. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas

Cornyn speaks on religious rights

As valedictorian of Medina Valley High School, Angela Hildenbrand has earned the right to deliver a graduation speech that is uncensored by a federal judge.  The district court’s decision, to quote the late Chief Justice, bristles with hostility to all things religious in public life.  This heavy-handed, activist decision is exactly the wrong civics lesson […]

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