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    Caring Hands of Bristol awards scholarships »

    Caring Hands of Bristol awarded two $1000 scholarships to Carly Flynt of Ennis High School and Jenifer Mikel of Palmer High School. Dorothy Brown (committee chairperson) presented the awarded scholarship…

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    Memorial Day Vet Ceremony Monday, May 27 »

    Ennis will honor those who gave their lives while serving in the United States military during the annual Memorial Day observance on Monday, May 27. The patriotic program will have…

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    Family looks for unmarked grave »

    Two men will visit Ennis later this month to search for the remains of relatives they believe may have been buried in a plot at Myrtle Cemetery. Charlie Anderson and…

    May 23 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

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    Lion Country Safari »

    Ennis spring football practices came to an end with an intra-squad scrimmage last Friday. Lezley Norris was active shooting Lions…

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    Orange you crazy for Avalon?! »

    High school sports can have the most enjoyable atmospheric conditions anywhere. The air is filled with sounds from the playing…

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    Abbott mastery over Avalon continues »

    Going the distance has become the recent playoff trend when Avalon and Abbott meet in the Class 1A state baseball…

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    Palmer falls in three to Gunter, 2-1 »

    Palmer came within one out of sweeping a perennial power, Gunter, before the Tigers rebounded, won in extra innings and,…

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    State Farm

    State Farm
    Editorials

    Who reads books? »

    I’ve often heard older adults lament the lack of book reading by today’s youth. Many of us observe the majority of younger people limiting their reading to texts, filled with atrocious spelling and codes known only to them. Until recently, a large portion of society…

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    When the brain misfires »

    Brains are curious things. Some brains can focus on problems and work out unique solutions after hours of study and thought. Others cannot focus on any one subject for any longer than your average guppy (about three seconds). I have the latter type of brain.…

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    One in a million »

    During the 243 years the United States of America has been a nation, independent of England, it has continued to be a world leader and world power. It still is today, despite a previous president who apologized for its place in the world. One of…

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    Monday, oh Monday »

    It was an ordinary Monday and I found myself in the grocery store line, watching as frozen pizzas and fruit–belonging to other customers–proceeded over the scanner. I was third in line, and not at all happy to be accomplishing this chore which comes around about…

    May 22 2019 / No Comment / Read More »
    Obituaries

    Frances Carlene Brown »

    Funeral service for Mrs. Frances Carlene Brown, 82, of Big Sandy, Texas, was held 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Croley Funeral Home Chapel…

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    Doris Mae (Hatland) Ganschow »

    Doris Mae (Hatland) Ganschow, 87, of Walnut died Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Heritage Health in Mendota. She was born on August 31, 1931, in…

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    Wanda Jean Shelton »

    Wanda Jean Shelton was called home to our Lord on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Born October 23, 1948, in Temple, Texas, to Alvin and Beatrice…

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    Sherri Janine Webb »

    Sherri Janine Webb, age 57, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Providence Hospital in Everett, Washington. She was born…

    May 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More »
    County News

    Makovy one of three scholarship winners

    Ellis County Master Gardener college scholarships were awarded for the sixteenth year with three local students named as benefactors. Two Ellis County 2019 graduating high school seniors and a former high school awardee who is currently…

    May 24 2019 / Read More »

    Severe storms hit area hard

    A severe storm system that issued 17 preliminary tornado reports on Saturday produced straight line winds that wreaked havoc across the region, primarily in Oklahoma and Texas. Locally, the potential for rotation around Bardwell, Garrett, Rice…

    May 23 2019 / Read More »

    Citizens Accused

    Mendiola, Juan Octavio, 24, Ennis; commitment order dwi 2nd; disposition to serve 72 hours; booked on 05/17/2019 by Ellis County Sheriff Office. Searcy, Irron Keith, 55, Ennis; fta/bf/17.16 warrant/ crim misch 750-2500, bond set at $8,000.00;…

    May 21 2019 / Read More »
    National news

    E. Coli alert issued by The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

    Just ahead of Memorial Day weekend, more than 62,000 pounds of raw beef products are being recalled due to a possible E. Coli contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Wednesday…

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    Notre Dame’s treasures rescued from devastating fire

    PARIS (AP) — The inferno that raged through Notre Dame Cathedral for more than 12 hours destroyed its spire and its roof but spared its twin medieval bell towers, and a frantic rescue effort saved the…

    Apr 17 2019 / Read More »

    Court rules AR-15 gun maker can be sued over Sandy Hook shooting

    HARTFORD, Conn. — Gun maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the Bushmaster rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, a divided Connecticut Supreme Court…

    Mar 15 2019 / Read More »
    State news

    Governor Greg Abbott Announces Teacher Raises

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that $1.6 billion in teacher raises will be coming. “In the inauguration I made some pretty bold promises to the people of Texas,” said Abbott. “I said we must reward…

    May 24 2019 / Read More »

    Passenger with measles passed through DFW airport

    Tarrant County Public Health officials issued a warning to travelers who may have been exposed to measles after a passenger who traveled through the DFW Airport tested positive. According to Tarrant County Public Health, the traveler…

    May 23 2019 / Read More »

    10 reasons to respect Texas farmers, ranchers

    By Julie Tomascik Calloused hands and sun-kissed skin. Mud on her boots and grease on his pants. Exhaustion is in their eyes, yet each step has the spring of earlier years. He’s a farmer, and so…

    May 22 2019 / Read More »
    Lifestyles

    Ennis Garden Club Yards of the Season

    The Ennis Garden Club has announced the 2019 Spring Yards of the Season. The Yards of the Season are selected three times a year: Spring, Summer and Autumn. The yards, nominated by members of the Ennis…

    May 24 2019 / Read More »

    Daily Horoscope

    GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You’ll have plenty of opportunity to excel this year. A partnership will bring a new dimension to your ideas and encourage you to openly express what you want to see happen. You’ll…

    May 24 2019 / Read More »

    Back by popular demand

    Courtesy Photo/Diane Liska Ennis Ceska Beseda Dancers performed at the St. John May Festival and will be dancing at the National Polka Festival on Saturday, May 25, after the parade at the downtown stage. This is…

    May 24 2019 / Read More »

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