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Archive for: August, 2007

Are you ready for some football?

This is the first week of school, which means the first football game can’t be far behind and we are pretty excited about that. In an effort to help our readers have the latest information about what is happening on and off the field, we will continue our award-winning sports coverage of the Ennis Lions […]

Lion cross-country opens season in Dallas

On Saturday, the Lion cross-country team competed in the six-mile Greenhill Relays at Norbuck Park in Dallas. The varsity girls (Amy Alcala, Teresa Smith, Mackenzie Graham and Emily Barnes) finished tenth with a time of 42:34 and ran very well over the hilly course, according to coach Lonnie Redning. “Amy got the team out to […]

Lion tennis results from Frisco Team Tournament

*Ennis – 9, The Colony – 10 Girls Doubles 1. Beth Slone & Alexis Wotton def. Peace & Smetherman 6-3, 6-3 2. Mallori French & Erica Price def. Marcinilo & Sarvis 6-3, 4-6 (11-9) 3. Beth Lane & Lorena Loera def. Phing & Newton 6-3, 6-1 Boys Doubles 1. Alex Beggs & Jose Salazar lost […]

Lady Crusaders finish tourney strong on Saturday

After losing the opener of the Shady Grove Tourney on Friday, Lady Crusader volleyball (2-2) bounced back on Saturday to take first place in the consolation bracket. St. John began with a victory over Frisco Legacy Christian: 25-15, 25-27 and 15-11. Carli Bragg led the way with 12 kills, while Samantha Pleiner added eight and […]

Lady Lions take third in Southwest Tourney

After a 3-0 start to the Southwest Tournament in Ft. Worth on Thursday, Lady Lion volleyball split its Saturday matches to come away with third place. Even in a loss, Ennis gave Southwest everything it could handle – 23-25, 25-11, 22-25. Ashley Lewis and Tina Anderson led the way for Ennis with four aces, while […]

Happy Birthday Rudy!

Tomorrow is a big day. Not just for the Ozymy family, but for Ennis as well. Mayor Russell Thomas, on behalf of the City of Ennis, has declared that tomorrow is Rudy Ozymy Sr. Day in Ennis. Rudy’s parents, Pavel (Paul) Ozymy and Teresie Patacek immigrated to American around 1889 from Moravia and lived in […]

Ennis shines through tough times

The staff of the Ennis Independent School District deserves our community’s gratitude for the way they’ve handled an extremely difficult situation with the sudden closing of the Ennis Intermediate School campus. When word was received that the latest engineer’s report indicated the building was unsafe for students and staff, the district was faced with the […]

Back-to-school safety a top concern

This is the first week of school for EISD students and with all the hustle and bustle of trying to make sure everyone has the right supplies and is wearing the correct clothing, safety issues can sometimes fall to the wayside. We wanted to take just a few minutes to encourage parents to review some […]

’07 fantasy football sleepers

My first thought for a column was to revisit the Michael Vick dogfighting case in light of possibly the dumbest comments I’ve ever heard come from the mouth of New York Knick Stephon Marbury. “We don’t say anything about people who shoot deer and shoot other animals, you know what I mean,” Marbury said. “From […]

Sports briefs

Lion tennis narrowly loses to The Colony Lion tennis was edged out 10-9 by The Colony in the first round of the Frisco Team Tournament on Friday. The Ennis girls did pull off a sweep in winning all three doubles and all six singles matches. Full Lion results from the tournament will appear in Tuesday […]

Teams cut down to 10-play possessions

As Cedar Hill opened the evening’s first 10-play possession Matt Howerton made a strong tackle on a run up the middle, but the Longhorns were finding big room on runs to the outside and they scored on the fourth play with a 23-yard keeper. Jyavon King made a tackle for loss on the next drive […]

Lion football works against defending 5A state champs

Lion football could’ve faced a mediocre opponent in Friday night’s scrimmage and delighted the home crowd with an impressive performance, but it probably wouldn’t have helped Ennis improve for the regular season. The Lions hosted the defending 5A Div. II champ Cedar Hill Longhorns and the visitors delivered a dominant effort. On that note, Waco […]

Stripper arrested

Ennis Police reported that a man accused of possessing marijuana was arrested Wednesday after allegedly stripping and dancing in a gas station parking lot. Det. Lt. Ron Roark said at 10:07 p.m. while on routine patrol in the Wal-Mart parking lot, Patrol Sgt. Fred Pontley was flagged down by two women who claimed a Hispanic […]

Water under the bridge

Lake Bardwell, popular local retreat for 47 years, still making waves Ennis outdoorsmen have the privilege of being less than 10 miles from a favorable fish and wildlife habitat in Lake Bardwell. Local residents were the first to come up with the idea for Lake Bardwell, who saw the lake as an essential element for […]

County thoroughfare plan posted

The new Ellis County Thoroughfare Plan, adopted by the Commissioners’ Court on June 25, 2007 after more than two years of collaborative planning, has now been posted on the County website at http://www.co.ellis.tx.us./ “There is a link in the sidebar on the home page that is labeled “Ellis County Plans and Maps,” said County Planner […]

Crime Briefs

Thieves strike in broad daylight Either very bold or very foolish criminals are involved in the theft of an air compressor from the back of a white Dodge pickup truck during lunchtime Thursday at Ennis’ Don Jose’s Restaurant. According to the police report, at 12:58 p.m. the complainant told Ennis authorities the compressor, valued at […]

Under Construction

EISD building project shaping up despite weather Editor’s note: This is part three of a multi-part series that will be a continuing report on the progress of the school bond project. Getting Ennis voters to support the building of a new junior high school, and additions and renovations to the high school, was a hard-fought […]

The cat’s meow

If it’s true felines have nine lives, then one local cat may have exhausted most of them. Just ask Laura Kalinec, Bowie Elementary school teacher and wife of EHS head varsity baseball coach Kevin Kalinec. Her experience with the little bow-legged tabby cat she and Kevin recently bought as a “barn kitty” for their Bardwell […]

Rezoning issues discussed

The Planning and Zoning Commission will look at two zoning amendments Monday night at a regularly scheduled meeting. The first amendment is from “A-3” Medium Density Multi-Family Dwelling District to “A-3-PD” Medium Density Multi-Family Dwelling-Planned Development District for two tracts of land 4.848 acres in size and known as being a part of both the […]

Ennis Care Center

A very big “thank you” was shouted out to the employees of Ennis Care Center Friday in the form of a Recognition Day, where staff and their families were fed and enjoyed games, a dunking booth and face painting. The special occasion was put together following what the staff said was a flawless inspection from […]

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