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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 […]

In remembrance of Rev. W. E. Carter: 30 years later

By Rev. Bob Uzzel July 15, 2016 marked the 30th anniversary of the death of Rev. W. E. Carter, a man who played a major role in the early years of my ministry in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. Wallace Edgar Carter was born in Elgin, Travis County, Texas on January 31, 1910.  His […]

Travel musical comedy opens at EPT

Ennis Public Theatre continues to stage popular plays with its latest offering of the Off-Broadway smash hit, “Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know.” This musical comedy revue, which opens this weekend in downtown Ennis, debited in 1997, and ran for 953 performances. There will be fewer performances here in Ennis, so smart theatre-goers will reserve […]

Pet of the Week: Woody

Meet our Pet of the Week Woody; he’s a 2.5-year-old Schnauzer mix. Woody is current on all his vaccinations, neutered and micro-chipped. He is playful, active and good with kids. Come see Woody and all his dog and cat friends available for adoption at the Ellis County SPCA. The shelter is located at 2570 FM […]

Revisiting the events that shaped the year 1986

Rev. Bob Uzzel Thirty years have passed since 1986.  Here are some of the highlights of this historic year, which was designated as the International Year of Peace by the United Nations.  On January 1, Spain and Portugal entered the European Community, which later became the European Union.  On January 28, the space shuttle Challenger disintegrated 73 seconds after […]

Pet of the Week: Frannie

Frannie is our pet of the week. She is a 5-6 month old pit bull terrier mix. Frannie is full of love and energy and really enjoys playing with other dogs. Frannie is already spayed, current on all her vaccinations and her $100 adoption fee includes all that plus a microchip. Come see Frannie and […]

In remembrance of Dr. Glenn O. Hilburn

By Rev. Bob Uzzel On November 20, 2015, I went to Waco for the funeral of my Paul Quinn College colleague Dr. Weldon J. Walton.  Before returning to Ennis, I visited with two of my former professors from the Religion Department at Baylor University:  Dr. Glenn O. Hilburn, at Hewitt Senior Care Center; and Dr. […]

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