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    Bardwell Volunteer Fire Dept. adds truck »

    Volunteer firefighters accoss the Lake Bardwell bridge increased their capabilities of serving the 649 people of Bardwell and surrounding areas with the addition of a new, large brush truck on…

    Jun 14 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    Chick-fil-A looks to open by Thanksgiving »

    Ennis Mayor Angie Juenemann broke the news on Monday that Chick-fil-A, a fast-growing American fast food restaurant chain that specializes in chicken sandwiches, will open a branch along northbound I-45…

    Jun 13 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    Band hits high notes at state competition »

    At least nineteen of forty-seven Ennis High School band students took on the best in the state on Monday, June 3, at the University of Texas and earned medals. The…

    Jun 12 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

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    Sports

    Redning releases new Ennis XC schedule »

    Ennis cross country athletes have begun summer conditioning for the upcoming season that begins in eleven weeks. Like Tom Petty’s…

    Jun 14 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    Harris signs with Mary Hardin-Baylor »

    James Harris waited a long time for a hole to open to run through, and just when it appeared he…

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    Football stadiums rule in Texas »

    Lion Memorial Stadium opened in 2000 with plenty of amenities and seating for 10,000 fans. The turf was artificial but…

    Jun 12 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    Who let the ‘Dogs out? »

    Courtesy photos/T.J. Barnes-Head Varsity Coach Ryan Fortenberry (back left) and staff held a summer basketball camp, June 1-6, for 51…

    Jun 11 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    State Farm

    State Farm
    Editorials

    Of the creative process, sailors, and liberty ports »

    It is Monday and I am sitting here at my desk staring at a blank screen on my trusted laptop. This laptop has been with me for many years and has never let me down on providing the impetus for writing ideas. And so, I…

    Jun 14 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    Looking to the future in today’s generation »

    “Thank you for your service.” As a U.S. Army soldier living in Oklahoma City I am grateful for these words, which I hear often when wearing my uniform in this community. What many people do not understand is that I am the one who is…

    Jun 13 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    Yearbooks and radish gardens »

    I happened upon my senior yearbook the other day, and decided to have a look-see, especially because of the troubles yearbooks have been causing in political circles around the nation. I am here to report: I was boring then, too. There is absolutely nothing that…

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    Mark Warde – I’ll Tell You What! – Fuzzy truth is out of focus »

    It is said the rhinoceros has very bad vision. But considering its size, it is not his problem. The ability to see with clarity is not common anymore, literally or figuratively. Some are born with issues related to their eyes, with many finding relief in…

    Jun 11 2019 / No Comment / Read More »
    Obituaries

    Isaac Lewers Koby (1937-2019) »

    Isaac Lewers Koby was born January 4, 1937 at his Aunt’s home in Sedgwick, Kansas to Lyle Dewey and Lelah Nora (Crawford) Koby. He was…

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    Glynda Lee Duran (1948-2019) »

    Glynda Lee Duran, age 70 of Burnet, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019. She was born to the late Melvin and Rosa Lee Hull…

    Jun 10 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    Audrey Ann Minatrea (1943-2019) »

    Audrey Ann Minatrea, 76, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, June 2, 2019 in Ennis, Texas. Audrey was born in Mart, Texas on…

    Jun 7 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

    Rudolph John Cepak »

    Rudolph John Cepak, 78 of Jarrell, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019, in Temple. He was born on June 14, 1940 in Penelope, Texas, the…

    Jun 6 2019 / No Comment / Read More »
    County News

    Red Oak ISD supt. named finalist at Lovejoy

    “Red Rover, Red Rover, send your Supe right over.” Or so it seems. Ellis County school districts have sought out heads of schools to join theirs, and the exchange has not always been as sweet as…

    Jun 13 2019 / Read More »

    Citizens Accused

    Burley, Cindy, 41, Ennis; tamper/ fabricate phys evid w/intent to impair, bond set at $1,000.00; booked on 05/31/2019 by Ennis PD. Morgan, Jeremy Jerrod, 36, Ennis; assault family/household member w/prev conv, bond set at $20,000.00; booked…

    Jun 10 2019 / Read More »

    State Representative John Wray amends bill

    Representative John Wray of House District 10 which includes Ellis County, added language to Senate Bill 891 which will create a third County Court at Law in Ellis County. The amended bill passed the House and…

    Jun 3 2019 / Read More »
    National news

    Chicago Bank acquires majority in Whataburger

    Chicago’s BDT Capital Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Whataburger. The burger chain will remain headquartered in San Antonio, and will “begin to explore expansion plans,” according to a statement. Whataburger’s founders, the…

    Jun 14 2019 / Read More »

    No prison time for John Vandemoer

    A judge ruled Wednesday no prison time for Ex Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer. John Vandemoer sentencing is the first in the college admissions bribery case that exposed wealthy parents paying bribes to get their children…

    Jun 13 2019 / Read More »

    DPR receives first-ever funds to develop a think tank

    DPR is one of 120 organizations across 40 states to receive a $200,000 Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) planning grant from Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (HRSA). DPR will…

    Jun 10 2019 / Read More »
    State news

    Texas Governor To Sign HB 1545 “Beer-to-Go”

    This weekend Governor Greg Abbott will be holding a bill signing ceremony making beer-to-go sales legal in Texas. Governor Abbott will sign House Bill 1545 into law on June 15 in Austin. Until now Texans could…

    Jun 14 2019 / Read More »

    Gov. Abbott signs bill HB 1325

      Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill Monday allowing Texas farmers to grow hemp throughout the state. Hemp contains low levels of the element THC in marijuana. Products made from hemp are legal to sell in…

    Jun 13 2019 / Read More »

    U.S. Grand Prix future in Texas

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Formula One expects to race the U.S. Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas for “many years to come,” a series official said Tuesday, despite the track’s failed effort to secure…

    May 31 2019 / Read More »
    Lifestyles

    21 best summer burgers

    It’s nearly summertime and what’s better for picnics and outdoor grilling than a burger? Well, what about 21 burgers? That may top it. Take your pick of these great burger ideas or try them all this…

    Jun 14 2019 / Read More »

    Daily Horoscope – Gemini – June 14, 2019

    Plan every detail and rely on experience and your memory to help you make wise choices. Underestimating a situation will get you into trouble. Be discreet and live within your means to avoid ending up in…

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    Daily Horoscope – Gemini – June 13, 2019

    You may be tempted by the changes going on around you, but before you decide to take a leap of faith, consider what’s entailed. Don’t jeopardize what you already have for something risky. Moderation is in…

    Jun 13 2019 / Read More »

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