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Archive for: July, 2007

Local fire departments get help

With tight budgets and never enough money to do all the things we’d like to do, it is always a wonderful surprise to get a gift that will help ends meet. Last week was a great week for both the Ennis and Telico fire departments. Between them, they received more than a quarter of a […]

Why buying at home is good for Ennis

Ennis got some good news recently with the Texas Comptroller’s report that our city received a $337,509 sales tax allocation from the state in July. This was a 21.25 percent increase over the allocation of $278,349 received at this time last year. Besides the obvious benefit of bringing sales tax dollars into our city’s coffers, […]

Crusader six-man football looms on St. John’s horizon

Last year, former St. John athletic director Dennis Kaman expressed his interest in bringing six-man football to Crusader athletics while speaking with the school’s basketball coach, Cody O’Daniel. As O’Daniel made the transition into the athletic director role, the coach kept what he felt was a “great idea” at the forefront of his mind. “Football […]

My NFL power rankings in the AFC by division

Tye give his opinion on upcoming NFL season AFC East 1. New England Patriots: Due in large part to the acquisitions of linebacker Adalius Thomas and receiver Randy Moss among others, I see the Pats returning to the Super Bowl in ’07-08. My main concerns are if running back Laurence Maroney can stay healthy the […]

Sports briefs

Lion football season tickets on sale this week Lion football season tickets will be on sale to season ticket holders on Wednesday, Aug. 1, through Friday, Aug. 10, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each weekday at the Ennis athletic department building (303 W. Knox). All season tickets MUST be picked up by Friday, Aug. […]

Ennis’ Clark loses in final of Mid-Am Championship

Jon Mathias of San Antonio now holds both the TGA Mid-Am Match Play and TGA Mid-Amateur titles after defeating defending champion Alan Clark of Ennis in the finals of the 2007 Mid-Am Match Play Championship. Mathias won 3 & 1 on the Members Course at Redstone Golf Club in Humble. Even though Mathias and Clark […]

Vote and vote often

In case you didn’t know it, early voting begins today in an important local election. It’s time for the Ennis Daily News Annual Best of the Best readers’ choice awards. The full-page nomination form published in today’s newspaper, will appear again in five more issues on July 31, August 2, 5, 7 and 9. With […]

City earns big honor

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Ennis by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its most recent comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting […]

County Commission calls special meeting

The Ellis County Commissioners will hold a special meeting Monday, July 30 at 3 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Courtroom, 101 West Main Street (2nd Floor). The meeting agenda items include: Consideration and action to approve a contract with directions for filming a commercial for the Dallas Morning News at the Ellis County Courthouse on August […]

Local fire departments receive big checks

It was a good day for local fire departments Friday after the Ennis Fire Department and Telico Volunteer Fire Department received more than a quarter of a million dollars as part of a firefighter’s grant program. According to Ennis firefighter Josh Slovacek, the Ennis department, which received $62,814, will spend its money on 26 sets […]

Navarro College offering online payment option

Navarro College students who want to pay their tuition in full or in installments may now do so online. Navarro College just launched its e-Cashier payment system. Advantages include: • easy online e-Cashier enrollment • monthly payment plan • flexible payment op-tions • no interest The new program is now the only way for students […]

Beef cattle short course offered

Ellis County ranchers should be aware that the 53rd annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course will be held August 6-8 at Texas A&M University in College Station. “Planning committee members from around the state have met with us and helped us put together another outstanding program,” said Dr. Jason Cleere, Texas Cooperative Extension beef […]

Local Lions give gift of summer camp

Thanks to the Lions Clubs of Texas and the members of the Ennis Noon Lions Club, many children with physical disabilities look forward to an experience that all children dream about – going to summer camp. The Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville offers special camping programs that serve children who have physical disabilities and type […]

Motorcycle accident on the Avenue

Jerome Cabler was thrown from his Harley Davidson motorcycle Friday afternoon after witnesses reported Cabler drove through a red light and brushed against the front end of a 1957 Crown Victoria. According to Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson, Cabler, 30, of Waxahachie was traveling westbound along W. Ennis Ave. when he drove through the intersection at […]

United Way ready for campaign kickoff

The Greater Ennis United Way is gearing up for its 2007-2008 campaign season, setting a projected goal of $300,000. But it’s making sure to do it by the book. Stacie Hollingsworth, Greater Ennis United Way CEO, said the local charitable organization has successfully completed and submitted all 2007 membership mandates required to retain its status. […]

Write of way

Ennis man releases seventh book, will appear locally Author, educator and Ennis native Dr. Mark Busby has a new book out; the 1963 EHS grad will also revisit his Ellis County stomping grounds in September when he lectures at the Waxahachie Chautauqua. Co-edited with fellow academic Terrell Dixon, Busby’s biography “John Graves –– Writer” explores […]

Police seize counterfeit DVDs and CDs

After receiving a tip about the selling of counterfeit movies and music at a local business, Ennis police have confiscated 2,455 illegally duplicated DVDs and CDs. Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson said a representative from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) contacted him regarding the beauty supply shop at 305 S.W. Main St. producing counterfeit […]

Library honors readers

It was another successful year for the Ennis Public Library’s Summer Reading Program as 734 kindergartners through sixth graders enrolled read an impressive 6,378 books. “I think we had an awesome summer,” Library Children’s Director Charlene Ballard said. “The attendance was good. There weren’t too many glitches.” Of the 734 registered at the beginning of […]

Library honors readers

It was another successful year for the Ennis Public Library’s Summer Reading Program as 734 kindergartners through sixth graders enrolled read an impressive 6,378 books. “I think we had an awesome summer,” Library Children’s Director Charlene Ballard said. “The attendance was good. There weren’t too many glitches.” Of the 734 registered at the beginning of […]

Is this your license plate?

If it is, you could be $50 richer just because you proudly display your Ennis PRIDE bumper sticker. To claim your prize, come by the office at 213 N. Dallas Street or call 972-875-3801. The Ennis Daily News wants to reward residents who support Ennis PRIDE. All you have to do is place the bumper […]

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