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Archive for: April, 2007

What becomes of the old hospital?

The City of Ennis begins examining the possibilities With construction nearing completion on the new Ennis Regional Medical Center on the Hwy. 287 Bypass at Lampasas St., questions are being asked about what will become of the existing medical facility at 803 W. Lampasas. City Manager Steve Howerton issued a memorandum during the most recent […]

County hiring new human resources director

Ellis County Commissioners will hold their regular meeting Monday, April 23 at 6 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Courtroom, 101 West Main Street (2nd Floor). Meeting agenda items include: • Information only, from Jack Dineen, President, Ellis County Emergency Service District #6 – Waxahachie, concerning the upcoming vote for a tax increase in ESD #6. • […]

Memories of Carver

The start of demolition on the Carver School facilities has made it a very sad week for many of our readers and we feel privileged so many of them wanted to share their experiences with us. The loss of the Carver buildings is heartbreaking for many in our community and it represents the end of […]

Student arrested for hitting principal

A 19-year-old Ennis High School student is facing assault charges after becoming combative during an altercation with Assistant Principal Adan Casas. According to Ennis Independent School District Police Chief Kevin Haynes, Casas was struck by the student and suffered injuries while addressing a disciplinary issue involving the student’s violation of school policy. Other school officials […]

Czech film showing at library Thursday

The Ellis County Czech Heritage Society will again be showing a Czech language film (with English subtitles) at the Ennis Public Library on April 26 at 7 p.m. The Oscar nominated film “Zelary” was directed by Ondrej Trojan, and tells the story of two young people – Eliska and Joza – who meet by accident […]

Divine Debut

Theatre casts ‘Godspell’ on weekend audiences The debut of “Godspell” at the Ennis Public Theatre was a Godsend to many in the audience who commented that it was among the funniest and most touching productions staged by the local community theatre. Playing to a packed house Friday and Saturday, the John Michael Tebelak/Stephen Schwartz vehicle […]

Heroes reunited

World War II paratroopers honored in Ennis An historic reunion took place in Ennis this weekend. Members of World War II’s 503rd Parachute Regimental Combat Team (PRCT), who conducted dangerous maneuvers on the island of Corregidor in the Philippine’s Manila Bay between 1942 and 1945, reunited for lectures, an exhibit and a celebratory dinner on […]

Crime Briefs

Ennis man facing drug charges A 33-year-old Ennis man is in the county jail on charges of drug possession after police searched his home at 305B W. Waco St., finding more than six grams of crack cocaine and cooking materials to process cocaine into crack. Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson said Ennis police received information regarding […]

Ennis officer captures kidnappers

After a weekend incident had neighbors reporting hearing shots fired in the 2800 block of N. Kaufman St., two men have been arrested on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and carrying a weapon. Det. Lt. Ron Roark said Ennis police were dispatched to investigate the sound of weapons being fired. Witnesses claimed two cars were […]

Everybody’s got a role to fill

The Lions need some positional versatility with an 11-man roster and they’ve certainly got it with most players capable of playing multiple roles on the field. Coach William King said Drew Coslin is the ace of the pitching staff and he swings a big bat. First baseman Harris King is the team’s cleanup hitter. Cody […]

11U Ennis Lion baseball team enjoying rookie season

Some kids just can’t get enough action on the baseball diamond. The 11U Ennis Lions select baseball team is practically playing year round these days and the players wouldn’t have it any other way. Last fall, the Lions competed in Midlothian’s fall league as the Ennis Titans, playing games on the weekends with a tournament […]

Lions rally for Rally

Looking to promote the approaching Relay for Life, scheduled April 27, Judi Hejny, event chair, spoke to the Ennis Noon Lions Club about the event giving some facts while inspiring the audience about the fight against cancer. “Relay for Life represents the hope that those who suffer from cancer will be supported; those that have […]

Barton hosting Academy Day

U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, is co-sponsoring a “meet and greet” between Dallas Metroplex students and U.S. military academies this weekend. “Academy Day,” set for Saturday, is designed as an opportunity for middle school and high school students to meet with representatives of the five American service academies. Officials from the U.S. Naval Academy, Air […]

Country Thunder USA

Lantana joins impressive lineup Top 40 Charts and BGM Music Media have announced that the Dallas-based trio Lantana will be joining George Strait, Reba McEntire and others in the all-star lineup for Country Thunder USA’s Texas debut concert in Ennis. Lantana is scheduled to perform twice on Friday, May 25, the first day of the […]

In support of EISD’s proposed drug/alcohol testing plan

The Ennis school district’s proposal to begin randomly testing local high school students who participate in UIL-sponsored activities for illegal drug and alcohol use seems like a no-brainer at first glance. It would take a special kind fool to endorse using illegal drugs or underage drinking. In case you missed either of the two open […]

Lion results from District 15-4A track meet

All Ennis athletes competing in a varsity event who finished in third place or better will advance to the Class 4A Region II Meet in Denton on April 27-28. Varsity Boys Team Standings: 1. Lancaster (185), 2. Waxahachie (121), 3. Ennis (71), 4. Arl Seguin (66), 5. Red Oak (63), 6. Corsicana (61), 7. Midlothian […]

It comes down to this: Ennis vs. Waxahachie

On Friday at 7 p.m. in Waxahachie, Lady Lion softball will decide whether or not its season shall continue beyond district play. Flashing back to March 23, Ennis earned arguably its most exciting win of the year as Samantha Stampley’s solo blast to left field in the eleventh inning gave the maroon team a 5-4 […]

Freshman Lion golfer wins district title

The Ennis Lion golf team just barely missed qualifying for regionals on Tuesday in Burleson as it took third at the 15-4A district tournament, but one Lion did qualify thanks to his tremendous play in the two-day event. Freshman Will Pollan shot a 75 on each day of the tournament to tie Garrett Smith of […]

Lady Lions take must-in game with Hawks, 3-1

Lady Lion softball hasn’t faced must-win district games in recent seasons, but the 2007 version is in that predicament and Ennis is answering the call thus far. The Lady Lions (17-12, 7-4) eliminated the visiting Red Oak Hawks from playoff contention on Friday night thanks to their three-run fifth inning in the 3-1 victory. “The […]

Facing the music

In an hour bursting with movie and musical show tunes Friday night, the four ensembles that constitute the Ennis High School Choir proved they can sing any song they put their talent to. Taking a break from the classical, the mixed, treble, a capella and show choirs performed a tour de force for the enthusiastic […]

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