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Archive for: May, 2007

Sports Briefs

EGL scoreboards on the way up The City of Ennis will be drilling the holes and setting the posts for the Ennis Girls League’s new scoreboards to be installed. All of the scoreboards will be 6×8 feet and will look similar to the three smaller scoreboards of the Ennis Little League. The scoreboard controllers will […]

Boys & Girls Club vandalized

According to crime statistics, the start of summer also means an increase in the number of juvenile criminal mischief reports. The first major attack from those with too much time on their hands and not enough respect for their community, involves graffiti found at the Boys & Girls Club of Ennis. “Juvenile crime is going […]

Cowboys in pink

No, it’s not a local take-off on the movie “Brokeback Mountain.” “Cowboys in Pink” is a roping event and concert to benefit cancer research. But it is special. Taking place this Saturday at the Walker Rodeo Ranch Arena in Ennis, the first annual sporting and musical event to aid the American Cancer Society through Ellis […]

Ennis hero honored on Memorial Day

Ennis’ own Jack Lummus, the heroic Marine lieutenant lost in World War II’s Battle of Iwo Jima, was among 17 other Texas soldiers honored on Memorial Day near Houston. ”I thought it was a great tribute," said Lummus’ nephew, Pete Lummus, who attended The Woodlands, Tx unveiling of a monument struck in tribute to Texas-born […]

Mayor Thomas injured in fall

Mayor Russell Thomas passed out after a fall down steps at the state capitol yesterday. The Ennis Daily News learned yesterday that Mayor Thomas, in Austin on business with his daughter, Becka, who was with him at the time, was not seriously injured but did receive a bloody nose from his fall, according to wife […]

Police capture fleeing suspect

What started as a routine traffic stop in Ennis Wednesday morning ended in a multiple vehicle, high-speed chase all the way into Corsicana. Ennis Police Chief John Erisman said Officer Charlie Keele attempted to stop a man driving a 2007 Silver Kia after the suspect ran a red light on South Kaufman. Keele pulled behind […]

Same time next year

It’s a shame Mother Nature wasn’t in a festive mood this weekend, because Ennis had a full calendar of activities that sure could have used some nice weather. As most of you know by now, Country Thunder USA kicked off their first Texas concert series on Thursday under rainy skies. It was hoped that the […]

Ennis’ top 10 athletes for the school year

Top 10 lists are often tough to compile because the rankings make it easy to second-guess yourself. I’ve still tackled it now with a rundown of the 10 most successful senior athletes in the city of Ennis this past school year. Whether all the numbers make sense or not, you can bet anyone mentioned below […]

Library teen reading program coming June 4

Reading is for teens, too, and starting Friday they can prove it in an Ennis Public Library program tailored to their interests. The 2007 Teen Summer Read, spearheaded by library staff and the Friends of the Library’s volunteer and advisory corps, kicks off Monday, June 4. It’s the first ever teenage-geared reading project for Ennis, […]

In bed with Rotary

Harriett Adams wins downtown race after polka parade The First Annual Ennis Rotary Club Bed Races was a sleeper hit following the National Polka Festival Parade last weekend. “We were about the only thing going downtown,” Rotary president Richard Webb said of the general exodus of spectators after the parade due to Saturday’s rain and […]

Crime Briefs

Walmart workers grab shoplifter Officer Don Hudson approached Wal-Mart Monday night after receiving a report of a theft in progress to find the suspect pinned down by employees, according to Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson. The witnesses said the suspect attempted to flee the store when confronted by employees while trying to walk out of the […]

Ennis man hit by truck

Det. Lt. Ron Roark said Luis Sandoval, 79, of Ennis is recovering and is expected to survive after being struck by a vehicle Saturday night. At approximately 9:30 p.m., police report Sandoval was walking west in the 1200 block of W. Bardwell Drive when a Ford pickup knocked the man to the shoulder of the […]

Tattoo parlor can’t ink deal with City

Tuesday night, the Planning and Zoning Commissioners were split three ways on deciding whether to allow a tattoo parlor to open in downtown Ennis. In the end, the majority ruled and applicant Kevin Morris was denied a zoning permit to begin his body decoration business. Morris, who has been working for free as a tattoo […]

*** ALERT ***

ENNIS HIGH GRADUATION HAS BEEN MOVED OUT OF THE STADIUM AND INTO THE HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM. . Superintendent of schools Eddie Dunn issued this statement at 1:30 p.m. today: The National Weather Service has informed us that inclement weather is predicted throughout the evening. Therefore, graduation will be held in the E.H.S. gym at 7:30 […]

Country Thunder, lightning and rain

Top-shelf talent on tap for weekend Like other spots around the metroplex yesterday, Country Thunder USA fell victim to heavy rains and winds. Despite the inclement weather, the concert series rolls on although today’s schedule has been changed. “So far everything has run very smooth,” said Michelle Romeo of Country Thunder before the rain started […]

Ennis teen facing drug charges

After being dispatched to Taco Bell in reference to a disturbance Wednesday afternoon, Officer David Dodd made contact with those suspected of causing the trouble. During a routine computer check of background information on the suspects, it was revealed one of the men at the scene had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. While placing […]

TxDOT holding airport meeting

Discussion about Ennis Airport to be included in Waxahachie gathering You’ve got questions. They’re willing to provide some answers. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is conducting regional planning meetings throughout the state to review and update information regarding airports in the Texas airport system. The department will be at Waxahachie Civic Center Friday, June […]

National Polka Festival kicks off

The King and Queen Dance Contest launches the 41st annual National Polka Festival this evening at the KJT Hall. The polka fest parade, street dancing, concerts, food and games take place tomorrow. For more information, call the Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau at 888-366-4748 or pick up a copy of the Ennis Daily News’ special […]

911 calls lead to drug charges

A 44-year-old Ennis man is in jail after making several phone calls to the 911 emergency line Wednesday evening, leading police to find drugs in the man’s residence. According to Ennis police, at approximately 9:45 p.m. Officers Jeff Bates and Paul Asby responded to the location from which four 911 phone calls were made. The […]

Sports briefs

Ennis Little League scores for May 23 *Jr. Midget League Elk Corporation 3 Mighty Clean 12 Scoring for EC – C. Rogers (2), C. McDonald (1) / Scoring for MC – J. Vargas (2), N. Slovak (3), J. Pereyda (2), B. Figueroa (2), A.J. Mendez (2), N. Vasquez (1) Certain-Teed 9 Ennis Ford Mercury 3 […]

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