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Pet of the Week: Tio

October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month and the Ellis County SPCA is having an adoption special: $25 off adoption fees for all dogs! Our Pet of the Week is Tio, a 2-year-old 20 lb Chihuahua mix. Tio is neutered, current on shots, heartworm negative and micro-chipped. He loves just about everyone including kids and […]

In remembrance of Fred Douglas Eldridge, Jr.

By Dr. Bob Uzzel Pastor, Wayman Chapel AME Church, Ennis, Texas Saturday September 24, 2016, I attended a memorial service for my long-time friend Fred Douglas Eldridge, Jr. at North Park Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church in Dallas.   During my pastorate at Macedonia African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Kaufman (1979-87), Fred and his wife […]

Pet of the Week: Lucy

Lucy is a 2 year old mastiff mix available for adoption through the Ellis County SPCA. She is already spayed and chipped, current on all her shots and heartworm negative. Lucy loves to play with dogs, and does well with cats and children. She is housebroken, knows how to sit, and is the best snuggler […]

New vision for historic church

Some of Rev. Booker T. Washington’s fondest memories are of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church. It’s where he met and married the love of his life, Shandra, now wed nearly 32 years. It was where he said he accepted Christ as his savior, right before shipping off to the Navy in 1981… The full details of […]

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Pet of the Week: Mason

Mason is a 2-3 year old shepherd mix. He is well mannered, laid back, and seems to do well with kids and other dogs. Mason is already neutered, current on his vaccinations, micro-chipped, and heartworm negative. He is a really great dog looking for a loving home. Come see Mason and all his dog and […]

Horses as healers

Amy Dojahn was having doubts when her 24-year-old horse, Faith died. The plan was for Faith to live about six more years, plenty of time for Amy and her husband, D.J., to get some use out of the retired therapeutic riding horse… Find the rest of this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The […]

Actors wanted for Myrtle Meander

“Calling all actors” is the cry from Ennis Public Theatre Director Shelley Aubrey as she plans another program for the popular Myrtle Meander tour. The Halloween-themed excursion, which benefits the Ennis Historical Society, takes place at Myrtle Cemetery on October 15, and will feature monologues by actors who will impersonate some of the well-known figures […]

Pet of the Week: Pudding

Pudding is a young adult male Great Pyrenees mix. He is a gentle giant at close to 80 lbs, and looking for a loving home. Pudding loves attention, hugs, and scratchies. He has all his vaccinations and is heartworm negative but still needs to be neutered and gain some weight. He should weigh well over […]

Pet of the Week: Lilly

Lilly is the Ellis County SPCA’s pet of the week. She is a gorgeous brown and orange tabby with white. At only about a year old she is spayed, current on her vaccinations, and micro-chipped. Sadly she tested positive for Feline Leukemia so she cannot live with other cats unless they too have Feline Leukemia […]

In remembrance of Mike Contreras, Jr.

By Dr. Bob Uzzel On Monday August 15, 2016, my wife Debra and I came to Waco for a very sad occasion—the funeral of Mike Contreras, Jr., my Baylor University roommate during the 1973-74 academic year and a close friend since that time. Mike was born on June 1, 1954 in Waco. He grew up […]

Pets of the Week: Ellie and Mayzie

Ellie and Mayzie are sisters (can be adopted separately) and are Cur/German Shepherd mixes. They are very sweet girls and about 6 months old. They are great with kids and already spayed, current on all their vaccinations and micro-chipped. For more information on Ellie and Mayzie or any of the other dogs and cats available […]

Pet of the Week: Shasta

Shasta is a 1 year old spayed female short haired Tortoiseshell cat. She was surrendered when her owner could no longer care for her. She has since been spayed, micro-chipped, and has gotten all her vaccinations and is now looking for another loving home. For more information on Shasta or any of the other dogs […]

Happy 90th birthday to Lucion Jessie

By Dr. Bob Uzzel Pastor, Wayman Chapel AME Church, Ennis, Texas On Saturday August 13, 2016, family and friends gathered to celebrate the 90th birthday of long-time Corsicana resident Lucion Jessie.  This joyous occasion was held at the Bears Den in Corsicana. Lucion Jessie, Jr. was born on August 14, 2016 in Embouse, Texas, the […]

Pet of the Week: Skittles

Skittles is a 6 month old female heeler mix. She is already spayed, micro-chipped, and current on all her vaccinations. Skittles had a rough start and is looking for a home where she will be loved and well fed. Skittles does great with dogs and cats, and is very playful. For more information on Eleanor […]

‘The Lord has called me to preach’

Eleven-year-old Keewan Williams describes his attitude toward life with one word: positive. It’s not just his attitude that’s always on an upward trend, however. Williams’ actions are a reflection of his upbeat attitude. He believes there is good in people and that bringing that good out in others is something he wants to do with […]

In remembrance of Dr. Robert T. Miller: 20 years later

By Rev. Bob Uzzel July 2, 2016 marked the 20th anniversary of the death of Dr. Robert T. Miller, a man who devoted his life to Baylor University and to the teaching of Political Science. Robert Thomas Miller was born in Texas in 1920 and received Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Master of Arts (MA) […]

Pet of the Week: Eleanor

Eleanor is an adult Australian Shepherd mix with stunning blue eyes. She has been spayed and has had all her vaccinations. She is friendly and sweet and looking for a good home. For more information on Eleanor or any of the other dogs and cats available for adoption, please contact the Ellis County SPCA. Come […]

Happy 90th birthday to Dr. Lyle C. Brown

By Rev. Bob Uzzel Sunday August 7, 2016 marked the 90th birthday of my long-time friend and teacher Dr. Lyle C. Brown, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Baylor University. Lyle Clarence Brown was born on August 7, 1926 in upstate New York.  After service in the United States Navy, he enrolled at the University […]

Pet of the Week: Stallone

Stallone is a handsome 3 month old male kitten. He is so fun loving and playful, but he needs a special home. Stallone has Feline Leukemia. He can still live a happy, long, healthy life but because other kitties can get it from him, he needs to be the only kitty, or live in a […]

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