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Archive for: March, 2007

Barton votes against genetic discrimination

Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, has weighed in on a bill that prohibits discrimination based on genetic testing. According to Congresssional Quarterly Today (CQ Today), Barton supports the bill but expressed reservations about it, along with other Republicans. The Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report stated last week that Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, […]

Erisman retiring

Longtime Farm Bureau agent says goodbye after 43 years Longtime Ennis resident R.E. (Bob) Erisman Jr., is retiring from Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Company after serving that company and its members for more than 43 years. There will be an informal reception honoring Erisman and his wife Peggy at the Baylor Baptist Church Family Center […]

Daylight robbery

One man stabbed, two hospitalized after attack Following an attack at Quick Pick Grocery this week, two men were taken to Ennis Regional Medical Center for injuries they received in the aggravated robbery. Ennis police report the incident taking place at 10:09 a.m. Monday morning as they dispatched Officer Donald Kemp to the scene. According […]

Lyrical lineup

Country Thunder USA announces new acts for May concert The talent roster for Country Thunder USA’s upcoming Ennis area concert gets more impressive by the week. The national country music festival that’s making its Texas debut May 24-27 originally announced 25 major acts that included Reba McEntire, George Strait, Gretchen Wilson, Ronnie Milsap, Big & […]

Fraud alert: Thieves targeting residents

Ennis State Bank reported two check fraud cases to Ennis police this week totaling $6,000 scammed from local residents. Stacey Klever, of Ennis State Bank’s operations department, said the most recent incident involved a man who received a forged cashiers check for a phony lottery. The alleged winner, an Ennis resident, was told he was […]

JV Lady Lions roll over Lancaster, 12-0

Just like their varsity counterparts, the JV Lady Lions dominate from start to finish when they step on the softball diamond against Lancaster. Ennis steadily built its lead on Wednesday to bring about a 12-0 run rule in four innings. Jessica Arnold tossed a one-hit shutout with nine strikeouts, while both she (double, single, three […]

Lady Lion softball tramples Tigers, 20-0

It’s not a question of if a victory will come against Lancaster softball; it’s a matter of what the margin of victory will be. For the second time this season, Ennis (14-10, 5-2) throttled the Tigers 20-0 in three innings of play. With that being said, coach Rodney McNeill was looking for more consistent offensive […]

ERMC: The tide is turning

There was a time, not so very long ago, when we were very concerned about the reputation – and future – of our hospital. Hardly a day went by that we didn’t hear from someone – either in the community or an employee or doctor at the hospital – who voiced displeasure or disappointment in […]

Accident stops traffic on lake bridge

Traffic came to a stop on the Hwy. 34 Bardwell Lake Bridge after a three-car accident that hospitalized one passenger. Driving a gold Chevy Blazer, Naoma Duncan Gibson, 76, of Ennis was traveling westbound across the bridge towing her son, Milton Glenn Gibson, 55, of Waxahachie, in a green Chevrolet Cavalier. Milton Gibson told Ellis […]

Boys and Girls Club hosting carnival

The Boys & Girls Club of Ennis, in celebration of National Boys & Girls Club Week, is hosting a variety of special events for club members this week. According to local club officials, this year the club is rededicating and recommitting to the Boys & Girls Club Mission, which is “To inspire and enable all […]

It’s Expo time

County youth participate in area-wide fair There is no more quintessential or nostalgic representation of all that is right and good about small-town living than its county youth fair. Ennis residents are gearing up to enjoy this much-anticipated yearly event this week at the 18th Annual Ellis County Youth Expo. Young student artists, Ag science […]

Merchants plan for Bluebonnet Trails

Local shop owners are seeing blue – bluebonnets, that is. With the 56th annual Bluebonnet Trails Festival around the corner, that’s the color and the flower to reckon with, say members of the Ennis Historic Downtown Merchants Association. The organization met yesterday at the Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau to discuss plans for the upcoming […]

Judge Carroll resigns

Judge Bob Carroll stunned the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court and members of the public at this week’s meeting by announcing his resignation, effective at midnight on April 30. Judge Bob Carroll stunned the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court and members of the public at this week’s meeting by announcing his resignation, effective at midnight on April […]

’07 Lions become best team in school history

The Lion soccer program has fielded many good teams through the years, but the ’07 squad made history on Tuesday night. With its area playoff win over Midway, Lion soccer became the most successful team in school history. Ennis last reached the area playoffs in 2000 and had accomplished the feat several times, but the […]

Hawks hold on against Lion baseball

Pitcher’s injury leads to change Coach Kevin Kalinec: “Travis [Wallis] was scheduled to get the start, but we found out earlier in the day that he would be out at least 10 days with a strained elbow. That injury had us needing to revamp our pitching rotation and Rusty didn’t know he’d start until a […]

Lions maul Midway

Soccer team moves ahead in area playoffs beating Midway, 3-1 In Corsicana on Tuesday night, the Midway Panthers entered their area playoff match with Lion soccer sporting a gaudy 18-1-2 record. Midway’s dominant run came to a screeching halt, however, as Ennis moved to 17-7. The Lions struck first late in the opening half and […]

Local voters must get informed, involved

Ellis County officials are busy getting out information about the County’s upcoming bond election and we hope our readers will take the time to get informed about this important proposal. On May 12, Ellis County residents will have the chance to vote on the plan to issue $53.9 million in bonds to fund the construction […]

Easter Passion enactment scheduled

Churches working together to benefit Helping Hands First Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas Episcopal and Grace Lutheran churches have joined together to present a special performance to benefit Helping Hands Ennis. Their seven-station, live, outdoor enactment of the Easter Passion story titled, “Walk the Path of the Cross,” will take place on the property of Grace […]

Race day winners

Baylor Baptist Royal Ambassadors bring home awards The Ellis County Baptist Association Royal Ambassador Race Day was held Saturday at First Baptist Church Waxahachie where the Baylor Baptist RAs group was among 51 participants from various churches across the county. Baylor’s RAs brought home trophies in qualifying races as well as in the best design […]

ERMC earns another prestigious honor

For the second time this month, Ennis Regional Medical Center has been notified its continued efforts to provide top-notch healthcare for Ellis County residents has not gone unnoticed. Earlier this month, ERMC was named one of the “Top 100 Hospitals” in the nation by Solucient, one of the most respected hospital evaluators in the country. […]

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