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Archive for: January, 2007

JV Lions avenge prior loss to Seguin, 68-61

The JV Lions are playing their best basketball down the stretch of the district schedule, which speaks to the fact that player development for the future varsity squad is certainly taking place. Ennis (5-4 in district) had four players reach double figures on Tuesday against Arlington Seguin in a 68-61 home win. The Lions held […]

Lions roar with three-point barrage over Cougars, 71-66

The hoop must’ve looked larger than usual on Tuesday night for Lion basketball because shots from downtown were falling for everyone in a maroon jersey. Ennis (17-10, 6-3) drilled 10 three-pointers against the Arlington Seguin Cougars en route to a 71-66 victory as all of the long-range success came in the first three quarters. The […]

Red Oak edges lion soccer in shootout, 2-1

Friday night’s game was in doubt right down to the last kick of a shootout in district play. Ennis (3-4, 2-1) faced the Red Oak Hawks in a battle of undefeated district teams and 80 minutes of regulation wasn’t enough as the score stood at 1-1. The Hawks made the first of their five attempts […]

Lady Lions dominate DeSoto in first scrimmage, 8-0

Coach and player agreed that the Lady Lions have a long way to go before the regular season begins, but even in the infant stages of the 2007 campaign Ennis was way too much for DeSoto to handle on Monday night. The Lady Lions scored two runs in the first and three runs in the […]

Lion tennis hosts strong field in Frostbite Tourney

Teams win big Boys Singles *Calvin Berning – def. Forney player 8-0 / def. Midlothian 6-3, 6-1 / def. Southlake Carroll 6-1, 6-2 / lost to Arlington 8-0 (Second Place) *Patrick Larson – lost to Mabank player 8-6 / lost to Groesbeck 8-4 Boys Doubles *Jose Salazar & Tyler Nichols – def. Denton Ryan players […]

Drug bust sends important message

It was with mixed emotions that we learned of a massive coordinated drug raid throughout Ellis County last week. On the one hand, we are happy to see local, state and federal law enforcement agencies working together to stop the use and distribution of illegal drugs in our community, but at the same time it’s […]

College offering mare/foal workshop

Mare owners seeking information on broodmare management and raising foals will have an opportunity to attend a two-day program focusing on just that at the 11th Annual TAMU Mare/Foal Workshop on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 20-21, 2007 at Texas A&M University. The workshop will be held at the Louis Pearce Pavilion. This location will allow […]

Kiwanis learn of HIV/AIDS in Africa

42 percent of Swaziland residents have the disease Everyone from sensitive women to sturdy, tough men of the Kiwanis Club were brought to tears as they viewed a moving video presentation of photographs from speaker Dennis Little’s trip to save the residents of Swaziland, Africa. Little said he went to try and make a difference. […]

Cowabunga Dude

United Way to roast Raymond Caldwell – Hawaiian style Get out of those stuffy work clothes and come relax at a Hawaiian roast where instead of a whole pig on a skewer, Raymond Caldwell will be on the hot seat. According to United Way board member Jane Mize, the Fourth Annual Greater Ennis United Way […]

Making waves

Stephanie Wylie wins Ennis Idols contest Saturday Talent, confidence and a little help from Celine Dion enabled Stephanie Wylie to sail away from the fish-themed Ennis Idols competition Saturday night with flying colors. Singing “Tell Him” by Dion, Wylie’s smooth performance of the romantic ballad enthralled the San Jacinto Auditorium audience as well as held […]

Loving Lovie

Community activist remembered for courage, conviction When Charlie Mae Presley was given the Lovie Boyd Award by the Ennis Black Chamber of Commerce, she was overcome by the honor. “It meant a lot,” she said of the recognition she received during the Martin Luther King Day celebration at Bowie Elementary. “I was overwhelmed.” The well-known […]

Chasing down Ennis’ elusive Lottery winner

What would you do with a million bucks? Who hasn’t asked themselves this question before? At some point we have all wondered what would change with one million bucks. Would I quit my job, and if so, will I do so immediately or give my employer a little time to find a replacement? Would I […]

Wayman Chapel is celebrating important milestone

At Monday night’s Ellis County Commissioners meeting, a proclamation was approved honoring a very special anniversary for Wayman Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Ennis. Wayman Chapel, located at it present location at 1013 W. Ennis Avenue – where it has been since 1905 – is celebrating its 127th year this Sunday, Jan. 28. On […]

Lions learn about Navarro College history

The history and current affairs of Navarro College were the presentation topics at the Ennis Noon Lions Club meeting Wednesday where Dr. Tommy Stringer was the speaker. Stringer, the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, spoke about the college’s 60th anniversary, how the college started, how important scholarships are for Navarro students and the school’s fund-raiser, […]

Alliance Data to host job fair Saturday

Need a job? Shelley Whiddon, Director of External Communications with Alliance Data says the company wants to hire 200 customer service reps and company officials are going to be on hand Saturday to fill the open positions for its soon-to-be-opened Ennis call center facility. This brand new call center is scheduled to open in mid-March […]

Czeching history

Local author tells fascinating stories of ‘days back when’ Ennis native Mary Betik Trojacek knows her history. She also knows how to write about it and has done so in a new book, “Beyond Ellis Island” (Trafford Publishing, $25.75) A memoir of farm life in Ennis in the 1930s, Trojacek’s account also addresses the larger […]

Fatality Accident

An early morning crash kills bike rider Jose Conterro, 63, of Ennis was killed Thursday morning after being struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle. Conterro was traveling eastbound on W. Madison St. when he failed to yield to oncoming traffic while crossing S. Clay St. Gary Wayne Cochran, 48, of Ennis was headed […]

Jr. High Crusaders finish first

Team shines at Mabank Basketball Tourney The junior high Crusader basketball team is pictured after its first-place finish in the Mabank Basketball Tournament. Team members pictured are (back row, from left) coach Mike Turner, Dylan Lynch, Michael Turner, Jesus Morales, coach Bob Murphy, (front row, from left) Henley Murphy, David Janousek, Tyler Gilmore and Grant […]

Spring season brings bustling activity at LTC

It’s not as if the Lion Tennis Center (LTC) is an abandoned building during the fall, but nothing holds a candle to how busy the facility gets each spring. Ennis’ spring season was supposed to take the court last weekend, but wet weather postponed the 16-team Varsity Polarbear tournament that was originally scheduled to be […]

Escaped Lion!

The clever Ennis Lion has made its escape once again. Ennis’ Roaming Lion has escaped again! Wanting to see all parts of the world, the Ennis Noon Lions Club lion bank made a stop during a Caribbean cruise to see the sites offered at Grand Cayman Island. The elusive feline also turned up recently in […]

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