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Archive for: November, 2006

P&Z to consider annexations

Two Ensign Road annexations are on the agenda for Monday night’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. The first annexation is for approximately 61.06 acres of land in part of the J. N. Duncan Survey, located on the east side of the 2800-2900 blocks of Ensign Road. The second annexation is for approximately 291.93 acres of […]

‘Moonlight and Magnolias’

Time was Union and Confederate soldiers would not have shared an evening of dinner and dancing. But for one night, these soldiers and Northern and Southern civilians will set aside their hostilities for an elegant evening of dining and dancing at the “Moonlight and Magnolias” Antebellum Ball hosted by the J.L. Halbert Camp and the […]

County posts agenda

Ellis County Commissioners will hold their regular meeting Monday, Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Courtroom, 101 West Main Street (2nd Floor). Meeting agenda items include: • Consideration and action to allow John Knight of the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office to negotiate prices for the radio maintenance contract for all of the county […]

Canoe racing veteran honored

Ennis’ own Mike Riley might seem at home in his Riley’s Industrial Supply Company workshop, but he’s probably most comfortable with a paddle in his hand rolling down just about any river in Texas. Riley has been associated with canoe racing since 1967 when he was a student at Stephen F. Austin University. A man […]

Remember to Shop Ennis for the holidays

The Christmas shopping season has arrived and cash registers are ringing as merchants welcome what is traditionally the busiest time of their year. We hope that the shoppers in our community will make a special effort this year to do as much of their Christmas shopping as possible right here at home. Our local merchants […]

Bruton bags big buck

Katie Bruton harvested this 160-pound, eight-point buck on her first hunting trip at the Tolson Ranch in Brown County. The deer had a 20 1/4-inch spread and ended up with a 130 on Boone & Crockett antler scoring. Katie won the trip when she went to Greystone last year with Mr. Brietz and the Ennis […]

Local man faces drug charges

An Ennis man has been arrested on a Collin County Sheriff’s Office warrant and for alleged drug possession. Det. Lt. Ron Roark said a man wanted by the Collin County Sheriff’s office for an aggravated assault, failure-to-appear warrant was located at a residence in Ennis. Police were contacted about the man’s whereabouts and Det. Sgts. […]

Washburn remembered at homecoming

The Ennis Lions marked the end of their 2005-2006 football season last Friday, but many memories of the season will never be forgotten. At this year’s Homecoming game, local businessman Jeff Jordon of Ennis’ Premier Ag and Lawn, right, next to easel, presented a special plaque commemorating the late Don Washburn. The beloved Washburn, who […]

Ariel Burden vies for scholarship

Ariel Burden, daughter of Gedra and Lisa Burden of Ennis, has been selected as a candidate in the Distinguished Youth of Texas Scholarship and Recognition Program to be held at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin, this weekend. During the weekend competition, two Texas students will be chosen to receive a $1,000 United States Savings Bond […]

Crusader soccer receives district honors

The following are the St. John All-District team members: *District 1A First Team Alysa Pleiner – Senior Forward Corey Mikula – Senior Forward J.J. O’Connor – Senior Defender Kyle Slovak – Senior Forward C.J. O’Connor – Senior Goalkeeper Nolan Vrana – Sophomore Midfielder Kenny Janousek – Freshman Defender *District 1A Second Team Evan Swindle – […]

Ennis man still hospitalized after accident

Terry Vaught, 38, of Ennis is reported to be in critical condition in a hospital in Dallas after suffering serious injuries when his vehicle went off the road for unknown reasons and hit a concrete embankment, according to DPS Trooper Terry Eaton. Police responded to Hwy. 1183 south of Central High Road Saturday at approximately […]

Historic homes gone, but not forgotten

When local history is discussed, a common topic is the razing of so many of Ennis’ prestigious old homes in the 1950s and 60s, an era when commercial progress was in the forefront and preservation rarely considered. “It wouldn’t have happened today,” said Ennis resident Cynthia Odom, 82, of the mid-20th century trend to downsize […]

Kiwanis joins Super 1 for food drive

The 25th annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive, sponsored by Brookshire Grocery Co., the parent company of the local Super 1 grocery store, and the Ennis Kiwanis Club has begun. The food drive provides food for needy families in the Ennis area at Christmas. “We have always had tremendous community response to the food drive, […]

Refiner’s Fire holds outreach event

The Refiner’s Fire Ministry International (RFMI) Outreach Team held their third annual Thanksgiving Outreach, Saturday, November 18th, 2006 at the Ennis Community Center. People began to gather in the park as early as 10 a.m., even though the outreach did not officially begin until noon. Many were drawn by the upbeat sounds of the live […]

Crusader Volleyball earns state honors

The following St. John students received All-State Volleyball recognition: *TAPPS 2006-07 All-State First Team 5. Amber Epps 7. Carli Bragg *All-State Second Team Samantha Pleiner Alysa Pleiner *All-State Honorable Mention Amy Daigle *TAPPS 2006-07 All-State Tournament Team Carli Bragg Samantha Pleiner (both players received this honor for the second-straight year) *All-District First Team 1. Amber […]

Undefeated Lady Lions roar into late comeback

The winds of change are blowing in for Lady Lion basketball as the program continues its upward trend in the 2006-07 season. Ennis upped its record to 5-0 on Tuesday night with a thrilling 51-44 comeback win over the visiting Brownsboro Bearettes (2-3). After facing a string of weaker opponents, the Lady Lions were tested […]

A thanksgiving wish for our readers

Sometimes, in the hustle and bustle of this busy holiday season, it is easy to forget that Thanksgiving is so much more than just another day to gather together with our family and friends to enjoy a big meal. Amid all the rushing around associated with trying to be where you need to be and […]

Baking off like a bandit

The Odd Fellow-Rebekah Nursing Center hosted its annual bake and craft sale Tuesday, benefiting residents and was a success, according to volunteers; one gourmet cheese roll went for $30. Seen here, from left, resident Callie Turner, activities director Kaye Cobb and resident Emily Valek.

Ennis residents reach out during holidays

Thanksgiving is more than a day to count blessings, and those involved in community outreach programs know it better than anyone else. For volunteers of church, civic and other help organizations, or those who just set out on their own to lend a hand, Thanksgiving is a time to bless others, and across town opportunities […]

Barton featured in ‘Newsweek’ article

Nationwide coverage continues of the contentious Combating Autism Act, which passed the Senate unanimously in August but has been delayed by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis. The latest installment in the fracas forms the current cover story for Newsweek magazine, which hit stands Monday. Barton, whose chairmanship of […]

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