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Archive for: June, 2007

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Kernow Storm holding open soccer tryouts The Ennis-based Kernow Storm select soccer club is looking to build some new teams. The club has open practices on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6:30-8:15 p.m. and everyone is welcome. Practices are located on Oak Grove Road at the Schirm Building soccer complex. Specific club teams with openings include […]

Ennis native takes over Wylie baseball

Ennis native Dustin A. Toth has been named Wylie ISD head varsity baseball coach for the 2007-08 season after working for the 9-5A school for the past three years. Dustin attended St. John through his sophomore year, when he helped Crusader baseball finish as state runner-up. He transferred to Ennis High as a junior and […]

Farewell to the Florida Boys

It isn’t often something really huge happens to a small town so we don’t mind using some ink to congratulate the Trinidad Volunteer Fire Department for scoring the gospel music coup of the decade this week. The firefighters over at our not-so-far-away neighbor Trinidad, called us to let us know the world-renowned Florida Boys Gospel […]

Sports briefs

Kernow Storm holding open soccer tryouts The Ennis-based Kernow Storm select soccer club is looking to build some new teams. The club has one final open practice this Friday from 6:30-8:15 p.m. and everyone is welcome. It is located on Oak Grove Road at the Schirm Building soccer complex. Specific club teams with openings include […]

EBF forces deciding game in bronco championship series

Price Distributing (PD) was looking to wrap up a bronco league title on Wednesday, but Ennis Business Forms (EBF) had other ideas. EBF rolled up eight runs in the second inning and prolonged its fifth inning enough to run the clock out on the visiting team in a 13-6 victory. EBF’s record is now 10-5-1 […]

‘On the road again’

Biofuels going strong at Ennis gas station For more than six months now Ennis has been a solid link in the chain of successful outlets for the “BioWillie” brand of biodiesel fuel, the Willie Nelson-sponsored product distributed by Earth Biofuels. Its thirteenth Texas location, the Ennis One Stop Express fueling station at 4462 Spur 462 […]

Commission reviews funding proposals for the arts

The Ennis Arts Commission met yesterday evening at City Hall to discuss budget requests for the 2007-08 fiscal year. The 9-member body devoted to providing local cultural education and entertainment reviewed a record number of proposals from Ennis organizations seeking funding assistance for artistic programming. Schools, churches, and a range of civic, ethnic and historical […]

Fighting fire with song

Trinidad VFD scores coup that rocks the gospel world The tiny little Trinidad Volunteer Fire Department is the envy of every gospel music venue in the nation this week. The department has announced that the world-renowned and beloved Florida Boys Gospel Quartet will conduct their final performance before retirement as a benefit concert to help […]

Denture cream may have poisoned Ferris man

Zinc caused nerve damage, says Gerald Elliott An Ellis county preacher is on a mission to save lives as well as souls. “I just want to warn everyone I can,” said Gerald Elliott, a Ferris evangelist and singer. “I want to get people to wake up to the issue and be advised that there’s danger.” […]

A song and a prayer

Tanya Godsey joins big acts tomorrow at Celebrate Freedom Celebrate Freedom, the mega contemporary Christian music concert that comes to Southfork Ranch near Dallas tomorrow, offers another reason for local fans to celebrate. Ennis’ own Tanya Godsey will be one of the featured performers. “It’s humbling,” Godsey says, “because 10 years ago, I was in […]

Palmer Lions Club awards scholarship

At the recent graduation ceremony for Palmer High School, Palmer Lions Club Vice President and School Board member, Mike Kahler, presented graduating senior Bonnie Hogan the Palmer Lions Club Scholarship Award. The annual award is funded by the Palmer Lions Club through the proceeds generated from community events held throughout the year. The scholarship is […]

Practice mosquito safety

This marks the 10th annual “National Mosquito Control Awareness Week” by the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA). After several years of drought locally, and now being followed by higher than average rainfall rates, everyone is aware of the increase in the mosquito population. However, there are ways every citizen can reduce the number of mosquitoes […]

County forms Bond Oversight Committee

Ellis County Commissioners agreed on a compromise and voted to approve the formation of a 15-member Ellis County Bond Oversight Committee at their June 25 meeting. County Judge Chad Adams proposed the 15-member committee after a discussion among the Commissioners on its formation. Commissioner Heath Sims, Precinct 3, suggested a 25-member committee, and Commissioner Dennis […]

Families flooded out

Among the many in the Ennis area who have experienced water damage because of excessive rain this week, seven families in the Summerwood subdivision have had to move out of their homes. Residents living in the area near Christian Road and Kaufman (just east of, and behind, the VFW facility) have lost many of their […]


BRISTOL-TO-TELICO EVACUATION PLANNED The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced flooding is expected along the Trinity River corridor from Bristol to Telico in the next 24 hours. NOAA and Ellis County officials are calling for a voluntary evactuation of that area based on NOAA predications that the river will reach 36 feet tonight […]

Save a life

This is National Lightning Safety Week and the National Weather Service is doing all it can to lower lightning death and injury rates and to let everyone know how vulnerability we are to one of nature’s deadliest hazards. Their campaign is terrific and their website offers parents oodles of ways to help educate their children […]

Sports briefs

Ennis Little League playoff scores for June 23 T-Ball League Remax Bluebonnet Country 0 Meier Auctioneers 6 Suez Energy 6 James Hardie 0 Angiel Electric 6 IOOF Home 0 Arden Insurance 0 Hunters-U-Stores 6 Ennis Daily News 6 First Baptist Church 0 Jr. Midget League Mighty Clean 10 Ennis Ford Mercury 0 Price Distributing 6 […]

American Legion rallies in seesaw thriller, 12-11

Just when it seemed as if one team was on the verge of being knocked out, it came off the ropes to turn the tables. If Monday’s game one of the pony championship had been a boxing match, it certainly would’ve gone 12 rounds. Top-seeded American Legion (AL) trailed 5-0 early and lost a big […]

Grateful gardener

Local gardener Wesley Juricek shows off the cucumber that grew in the shape of the first initial of his last name. Juricek boasted his tomatoes are averaging 12-14 ounces each.

Keeping summer’s bounty safe to eat

Fresh melons and berries fill the aisles of grocery stores and markets. Roadside produce stands full of home grown fruits and vegetables are seen along the highway. These are signs that summer is here, and so is a bounty of fresh produce. Summer’s harvest of fresh fruits and vegetables is an important part of a […]

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