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Archive for: February, 2007

Miss Katie: Ennis’ First lady

This is the conclusion of the Ennis Daily News’ four-part tribute to Ennis-bred folk heroine Katie Daffan (1874-1951). Railroads and cotton fields may have put Ennis on the map economically but it was the distinguished career of “Miss Katie” Daffan –– author, lecturer, and political dynamo –– that gave cultural clout to the city during […]

Taking a look at a Chamber tax exemption

There is a move afoot to provide a property tax exemption for Chambers of Commerce and we think it is an issue that deserves consideration. Several house members have developed and submitted HB 1837 that would exempt from ad valorem taxation, property used by certain nonprofit community business organizations to provide services to aid in […]

Citizens attend Ellis County Day in Austin

Ellis County officials and business leaders joined together in Austin Tuesday for what the Texas House of Representatives labeled House Bill 536, otherwise known as Ellis County Day. More than a dozen Ennis residents loaded a bus early Tuesday morning and met with fellow Ellis County citizens at the State Capitol for a special day […]

Ennis Jr. High gets all blue ribbons

Technology show team takes big awards at San Antonio Ennis Junior High School Show Team recently participated in the Junior Agricultural Mechanics Competition at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. The Ennis Junior High show team competed along with 180 high school show teams across the state of Texas. The team submitted four projects. […]

Tech wizards

It will come as little surprise to those who have followed the amazing success of students enrolled in any EISD technology course to learn students in this program have earned additional awards for their outstanding work. EHS Technology students recently competed at the 75th Annual Livestock Show and Rodeo in San Angelo and brought home […]

Housewright files for City Marshal

Greg Housewright has served in law enforcement for the last 10 years and has been employed by the Waxahachie Police Department as a patrolman for more than five years. He began his career in law enforcement in 1997 when he was hired by the Ennis Police department as a patrolman. A graduate of St. John […]

County calls bond election

More than a year of research and discussion regarding Ellis County’s facilities needs came to a close Monday evening when the Commissioners’ Court approved a Memorandum of Agreement with the City of Waxahachie and voted in favor of downtown Waxahachie as the location for a Civil and Criminal Courts and Detention Center. “I thank the […]

JV Lady Lions crush visiting Kennedale, 11-0

When a team’s only positive number in a box score comes in the error column, they’ve been dominated. The JV Lady Lion softball team (2-4) had its way with the Kennedale Wildcats on Tuesday and fans who blinked when the Ennis defense was on the field may have missed it. That’s because Courtney Vandiver tossed […]

Lady Lions tame Kennedale Wildcats in 6-3 win

With the district schedule on its doorstep, the Lady Lion softball team appears to be rounding into form. Ennis (5-5) made some excellent defensive plays and pounded out 12 hits on Tuesday night to notch a 6-3 victory over the 3A Kennedale Wildcats. The visitors had their chances to score early, but couldn’t get on […]

Servant leadership

Kevin Haynes: Hometown Hero Ennis native and Ennis ISD Police Chief Kevin Haynes had a tough decision about what he wanted to be growing up, so he made what for him was the toughest decision of all, by not selecting just one profession. “My youth was pretty interesting,” said Haynes. “Growing up, I couldn’t decide […]

School site plans approved

The Planning and Zoning Commission gave the go ahead last night for construction of the new junior high school and high school expansion. With only two items on the agenda, the commissioners committed the entire meeting to questions and concerns regarding the Planned Development Site Plans for tracts of land 77.16 acres in size and […]

Crime briefs

Drunk driver causes motor vehicle accident Two men have been arrested on liquor law charges, following an accident in the 300 block of Martin Luther King Drive. Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson said Officer Rodney Rickman was dispatched to the scene of the accident and found the driver of the vehicle that caused the accident intoxicated. […]

‘Walk Across Texas’ for better health

Want to begin a lifelong, healthy habit? How about enjoy a little friendly competition? Or, get fit while having fun? How about spending time with your kids, friends, neighbors, and co-workers while you form this healthy habit? Texas Cooperative Extension has a program designed to encourage healthy habits for the entire family and/or coworkers. “Walk […]

Ennis gets a new map

For the first time in five years, Ennis, Texas has a new map. The Ennis Chamber of Commerce recently completed publication of a beautiful new bluebonnet-themed map that coordinates with the Chamber’s Ennis Living Magazine and Membership Directory. "The map serves as a brochure as well as it also includes a profile of Ennis featuring […]

Track Meet

EHS track results at Hewitt-Midway Relays Lion results Varsity (3rd out of 11): *3200-Meter Run: Michael Warren – 3rd (10:51.53) *High Jump: Blake Hart – 3rd (5’10”) *100-Meter Dash: Calvin Robbins – 4th (11.01); Deonte McDade – 6th (11.07) *Long Jump: Freddie Waites – 5th (20’01 3/4”) *Shot Put: Morio Manuel – 2nd (47’11”) *Discus: […]

Lion baseball wins consolation in Waco tourney

Lion baseball lost its opener in Waco’s Harley Davidson Classic last Thursday 7-2 to Odessa before defeating Waco High 5-3 and Mansfield Summit 5-2 on Friday to take the consolation championship. R H E Odessa 0 0 0 2 3 0 2-7 8 3 Ennis 0 0 0 0 1 0 1-2 6 3 Lion […]

Lady Lions dominate Duncanville Panthers, 13-0

In a roller coaster of a home tournament, the Lady Lions were at their best on an extremely windy Saturday afternoon. Playing through a sandstorm, Ennis (4-5) pounded out nine hits in a game that lasted just three innings as the Lady Lions run ruled the Duncanville Panthers, 13-0. Seven different players had hits and […]

Cinderella winners deserve applause

When a crafty Atlantic City hotelman decided in 1920 to stage what he hoped would be a spectacular – and profitable – fall festival, or “pageant” as he called it, the uniquely American tradition of judging a woman’s beauty – in a formal setting, at least – was born. The hotelman’s promotional gimmick was to […]

Calling all farmers and ranchers

Farm group seeks Ennis members A group with a vested interest in uniting North Texas consumers with local farmers producing organic and naturally grown foods has been started. Jackie King, organizer of the Farmer-Rancher Network, said she is hoping to extend the outreach of her association to Ellis and Navarro Counties, particularly to Ennis area […]

County proposing $53 million bond package

Money would be used to build another civil and criminal courts detention center Ellis County Commissioners will hold their regular meeting Monday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Courtroom, 101 West Main Street (2nd Floor). Meeting agenda items include: • Consideration and action to approve an “ORDER WITH RESPECT TO IESI TX CORPORATION […]

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