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Archive for: January, 2008

Sharpshooters find success at Knights of Columbus competition

The Knights of Columbus local council 1353 hosted its Free Throw Championship this past Sunday in the St. John gym. The event saw 18 competitors from age 10-14 take the court. Each shooter attempted 15-consecutive free throws and was scored on his or her success rate. In the boys’ 10-year-old division, Joshua Longfellow won gold […]

Cheers to longtime lovebirds

Be an Ennis Daily News “Valentine’s Day Contest” winner and win in a lovely way. Indeed, the romantic race is on as couples married over 50 years submit the story of their proposal and a photo to the EDN (See advertisement on page 7). Love is a special thing, and lasting love is extra special, […]

A column about columns

Nearly every week for the past two-and-a-half years I have attempted to plug in some sort of opinion piece that would evoke a feeling of humor, interest or astonishment for the reader. Sometimes these ideas came easily and other times I would be scrambling at noon on a Wednesday searching for any possible inkling of […]

Garrett Police join in warrant roundup

During the month of February, the Garrett Police Department will participate in the second Texas Warrant Roundup. A press conference for the North Texas region is scheduled at 10 a.m. Feb 1 at the Centerpoint III building, located at 600 Six Flags Drive in Arlington. All across the state, law enforcement officials will be saying, […]

Doctors honored by Family First Hospice

A luncheon recognizing the continued support of the local medical community for Family First Hospice was held Tuesday at La Galleria, where Drs. William Kinzie and Tonya Youngblood received special thanks. “This luncheon is an honor for you,” Michelle Erisman of Family First said to all the doctors, nurses and medical staff in attendance. “For […]

Governor issues disaster warning

Perry signs state proclamation on threat of wildfires AUSTIN –– Gov. Rick Perry today issued a state disaster proclamation for 152 counties, including Ellis County, in response to the threat posed by wildfires rapidly spreading in areas across the state. Burn bans are already in place in these Texas counties. This disaster proclamation allows affected […]

Jury convicts Arciba in Doris Phillips murder case

Man found guilty but prosecutors did not seek death penalty Despite Miguel Arciba’s contentions that he knew where Doris Phillips’ body was but had nothing to do with her killing, a jury convicted the 50-year-old man Monday in the slaying of the 81-year-old character actress and aunt of former Dateline NBC anchor Stone Phillips. Arciba […]

Up, up –– and away!

Celebrating 100 days! Observing their 100th day of school Tuesday, St. John Catholic School first graders released a hundred blue and white balloons into the air as older students cheered them on.

Lady Lion hoops clinches playoff berth despite home loss

There was the downside of a loss for the Lady Lions at home on Tuesday, but also a far more important bright side that actually didn’t have anything to do with their ballgame. Ennis (18-10, 7-4) only trailed the No. 12 Arlington Seguin Cougars by two points heading to the fourth quarter before the visitors […]

Ennisites support city’s first daughter

This community has rallied behind one of its own in recent days following the December announcement that Anna Thomas would need a bone marrow transplant. Anna is the daughter of Ennis Mayor Russell Thomas and his wife Nancy and recently graduated from Texas Tech University. Since being diagnosed, many people from the area have donated […]

Committee appointed to study animal control

The Ellis County Commissioners’ Court Monday appointed a group of citizens and elected officials to discuss and recommend changes pertaining to animal control. The move to form a committee was made at the body’s Jan. 14 session. “The goal of the committee will be to discuss and find solutions to the issues that we are […]

Holiday Inn coming to Ennis, I-45

Residents and I-45 travelers will see a major change to the Ennis skyline by the end of the year once the four-story, 63-room Holiday Inn Express is built. The hotel took its first step toward construction Monday night by getting the approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission for its Planned Development Site Plan. The […]

Early voting sites announced for Ellis County primary elections

Ellis County will soon weigh in on elections which members of both political parties agree may be the most crucial in years. Early voting for the March 4 Democratic and Republican Primary Election will begin Feb. 19. The Elections Office, located at 106 S. Monroe St. in Waxahachie, will be open from 8 a.m. to […]

Committee appointed to study animal control

The Ellis County Commissioners’ Court Monday appointed a group of citizens and elected officials to discuss and recommend changes pertaining to animal control. The move to form a committee was made at the body’s Jan. 14 session. “The goal of the committee will be to discuss and find solutions to the issues that we are […]

Holiday Inn coming to Ennis, I-45

Residents and I-45 travelers will see a major change to the Ennis skyline by the end of the year once the four-story, 63-room Holiday Inn Express is built. The hotel took its first step toward construction Monday night by getting the approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission for its Planned Development Site Plan. The […]

Early voting sites announced for Ellis County primary elections

Ellis County will soon weigh in on elections which members of both political parties agree may be the most crucial in years. Early voting for the March 4 Democratic and Republican Primary Election will begin Feb. 19. The Elections Office, located at 106 S. Monroe St. in Waxahachie, will be open from 8 a.m. to […]

Setting the stage

Rehearsals are ongoing for the Ennis Public Theatre’s upcoming production of the Neil Simon comedy- drama Proposals, set to take the local stage this Friday, Feb. 1 and continuing each weekend through Feb. 23. Directed by Bill Rhoten, Proposals is a tale of reverie and new beginnings during a reunion of family and friends at […]

Lion tennis hosts Frostbite Tournament action on Saturday

Winter weather concerns on Friday forced the appropriately named Frostbite Tournament to be postponed until Saturday at the Lion Tennis Center. While the field of teams had to be reduced with the change, there were still plenty of competitors in attendance as the rescheduled action went off without a hitch. “This tournament lived up to […]

Make plans to attend roast

The gloves are coming off on Feb. 21 when the community comes together for the Greater Ennis United Way’s Annual Roast and we look forward to some good-natured ribbing of our friend Jane Mize. Each year, this fundraiser is one of the most well-attended and fun events in Ennis and this year’s is sure to […]

Ellis County 4-H Club to hold fashion show

Participants are students in clothing, textile project The 2008 Ellis County 4-H Fashion Show will take place at 5 p.m. on Feb. 19 at the Covenant Place Assisted Living facility in Waxahachie. Youth that are enrolled in the 4-H Clothing & Textiles project for the year will be participating in the event. The objectives for […]

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