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    Coloring Contest winners awarded »

    Jeanette Patak with the Ennis Chamber of Commerce, presents the May Polka Fest Coloring Contest prizes to winners. Pictured are Audrey Miller (left photo) age 10, Caylee Gresham age 6,…

    Jun 18 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    PSA video helps solve missing wallet case »

    A public service video posted by the Ennis police department inspired someone to turn in a wallet that contained $800 and other personal information. And it all happened in 24…

    Jun 18 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Ennis Masons Lodge »

    Members of the Ennis Masons Lodge 369 presented Steve Huff with the lodge’s distinguished Community Builder Award last Friday. Pictured are from left, Travis McAnally, Steve Huff, David Smith, and…

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    Top ‘Dawgs excel at camp »

    Palmer Varsity Cheer Team, consisting of (top row, left-to-right) Jenifer Mikel, Jessey Caldwell, Savannah Cox, co-captain Kelcie McCasland, captain Presley…

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    UIL sounds alarm on noise »

    Which came first, the blaring of the air horn or the scoring of a touchdown? According to Todd Jones, who…

    Jun 18 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Alvarez son named OC at Copperas Cove »

    Brandon Alvarez has joined the coaching staff at Copperas Cove High School after serving as offensive coordinator for the past…

    Jun 15 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Lady Lions volleyball hopes to improve with new players in 2018 season »

    Away from the hustle of classes and school activities, the summer often finds the real dedication by athletes taking place.…

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    Happy Father’s Day »

    As I stood in line, outside a bathroom at a restaurant in a nearby coastal town, I was surrounded by the clamor of young girls, accompanied by two mothers. Then a man walked up. “Is the men’s bathroom available?” he asked. He jiggled the door…

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    Three reasons to celebrate »

    I always like the middle of June, and for three great reasons. The first is obvious, Father’s Day. Celebrated on the third Sunday in the sixth month, the holiday honors fathers and spotlights fatherhood and paternal bonds. It is a day to recall and reflect…

    Jun 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    My Bold Rats »

    As I sat down to write this column, the word “rats” reminded me of the film “Gettysburg”. A union soldier asked a confederate prisoner, “What’s you boys fightin’ for anyway?” The confederate soldier replied, “I’m fighting for my rats”. The union soldier was taken aback…

    Jun 15 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Who is ready for the World Cup? This guy and billions of others »

    Every four years, 32 nations come together to compete for the ultimate prize, the FIFA World Cup Trophy. The football, fütbol – or soccer – tournament spans over one month, with matches played regularly. Teams are split into groups, and are tasked to first make…

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    David Vernon »

    obi David James Vernon, age 40, of Shreveport, La., passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2018. David was born April 24, 1978 in Phoenix, Ariz.…

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    David W. Hopkins »

    David Hopkins, 71, passed away in Arizona on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. David was born in San Antonio, Texas on November 19, 1946 to Arval…

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    Louise Huffstetler »

    Louise Green Huffstetler, 97, passed away in Ennis, Texas on June 8, 2018. Louise was born on June 9, 1920 in Italy, Texas to W.E.…

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    Adela Segura Diaz »

    Adela Segura Diaz, 90, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018, in Ennis. She was born to Roman and Valentina (Hernandez) Segura on March 31,…

    Jun 12 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
    County News

    Craft beer fest planned for Saturday

    Beer lovers are invited to attend the Waxahachie Craft Beer and Music Festival in downtown Waxahachie on Saturday. Whether you’re a hophead or music lover, enjoy a day full of loud beer and live music at…

    Jun 15 2018 / Read More »

    CBS 11 report spotlights Ferris staff violations

    “Ferris may be small, but it is big on drama,” began an exposé on Ferris’ government city last week by CBS DFW Channel 11. The story by reporter Andrea Lucia exposed a recently released investigation by…

    Jun 14 2018 / Read More »

    Accused Italy High shooter will be tried as an adult

    Chad Anthony Padilla, who is accused of shooting fellow classmate Noelle Jones several times in the abdomen and neck earlier this year at Italy High School will stand trial as an adult, according to a ruling…

    Jun 12 2018 / Read More »
    National news

    Wakefield offers message at U.N. embassy

    Invited before a select audience of wives of United Nations ambassadors, Sandra Wakefield took the stage to communicate a gospel message by means of live drama. Following the quarterly tea for this group of international women,…

    Jun 18 2018 / Read More »

    Fireball whisky covers interstate after big rigs crash in central Arkansas

    PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KATV) – A fiery crash involving two 18-wheelers shut down an interstate in central Arkansas and left the roadway covered in Fireball whisky Thursday morning. The crash happened about 10:45 a.m. on Interstate…

    Jun 15 2018 / Read More »

    Residents remark on now-viral restaurant name change

    With an eye toward building its lunch and dinner business, International House of Pancakes has changed their name by one letter, from IHOp to IHOb, switching the ‘p’ to a ‘b.’ Only Vanna White has made…

    Jun 13 2018 / Read More »
    State news

    SPCA of Texas offers $5,000 reward after dog dumped near Ferris

    The SPCA of Texas is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone providing information that leads to the arrest and conviction of any individual who shot, killed and dumped a dog last month in Dallas County. According…

    Jun 18 2018 / Read More »

    State Rep. Wray proposes school safety strategy

    State Representative John Wray plans to introduce a strategy to protect students and teachers without compromising the rights of gun owners. Wray, along with Speaker Joe Straus and Texas Governor Greg Abbott and the Homeland Security…

    Jun 9 2018 / Read More »

    DPS joins annual commercial vehicle inspection effort

    Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers, inspectors and investigators will conduct enhanced commercial vehicle inspections from June 5-7 as part of Roadcheck 2018, an annual three-day enforcement effort across North America to increase motor carrier,…

    Jun 7 2018 / Read More »

    Bardwell nature paths opened to public 15 years ago

    Almost 15 years ago I covered the opening of the Bardwell Lake Equestrian and Multiuse Trail at Waxahachie Creek Park. Since the September 2003 launch of the Bardwell Trail Project, equestrians, hikers, joggers and nature lovers…

    Jun 18 2018 / Read More »

    Daily Horoscope 06/18/2018

    GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Set yourself up for advancement. Whether in your personal or professional life, you can make headway if you actively pursue your goals. Your experience will come in handy, helping you navigate your…

    Jun 18 2018 / Read More »

    Daily Horoscope 06/16/2018

    GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You’ll crave change — and it is heading your way — but be careful not to make decisions based on emotions instead of clear-cut facts. You are best off aiming for greater…

    Jun 16 2018 / Read More »

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