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Archive for: January, 2008

Set plays propel Indians to Saturday win over Lion soccer

It’s not a district victory, but Waxahachie did earn a convincing win over Lion soccer in Saturday’s consolation final of the Hwy 287 Tournament. With three of its four goals coming off set pieces, Waxahachie pulled out to a 4-0 lead before the Lions scored two goals in the final nine minutes. Ennis was very […]

What a treat to treat a troop

We’ve been enjoying the good news coming out of Iraq in recent months and hope our community will step up this month to send some encouragement to the men and women who are serving there. The local “Treats for Troops” project is in the middle of assembling cards and gifts to be sent to American […]

Street bond issue again before City

City Commission to hold second hearing on program The City Commission will give citizens another chance to speak up about the roads in Ennis Tuesday night during a special meeting due to not convening on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. City Manager Steve Howerton said the bond program consists of a list of 83 […]

Navarro hosts ‘College Day’

Reps from state schools convene in Corsicana Jan. 24 Navarro College will host “College Day 2008” on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 1 – 3 p.m., at Gibson Hall on the Corsicana campus. The annual event is an opportunity for high school and college students to start planning their college careers by visiting with representatives one-on-one […]

Masked men steal woman’s purse

Police are searching for two suspects involved in an armed robbery Saturday in H-E-B’s parking lot. According to Det. Sgt. David Anthony, officers were dispatched to the grocery store at 9:14 p.m. The complainant stated while putting her children in the car she was approached by two black males in ski masks and told to […]

TAKS testing postponed

State’s testing schedule changes, local dates moved In response to concerns from school districts around the state, the Texas Education Agency announced this week that state testing will not take place on Tuesday, March 4, the date of the state’s primary elections. Concerns were raised because public schools are often used as polling places for […]

A Chamber reaction

Ennis Chamber of Commerce representatives were on hand last week to hold a ribbon cutting for Midlothian-based Alpha Promotional Products, Inc. Merchandise sold by the company are custom apparel and promotional products; they also offer custom embroidery, screenprinting, corporate and school apparel, mugs, pens, calendars, etc.

Christway conquered by early JH Crusader burst, 47-18

Friday was supposed to bring a clash for district supremacy, but the junior high Crusader basketball team spoiled that notion. St. John (7-2, 4-0) totally dominated the first three quarters with superb execution to wreck Duncanville Christway’s hopes early on in a 47-18 win. “We haven’t had much competition in district so far,” said coach […]

Not there yet, but heading right way

In celebrating Martin Luther King Day we celebrate the progress of humanity from times of intolerance and prejudice to the better, though far from perfect, world of today in which we value and respect each other’s differences, whether racial, social, gender-related, religious or political. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood for more than ethnic equality. He […]

Hats off to local veterans

Although I was born 22 years after the end of World War II, I’ve spent my life in awe of the sacrifices, courage and humility of the American men and women who rose to the challenge and fought to preserve the freedom we enjoy today. As a child, I was fascinated with the airplanes, ships […]

Sanctity of Human Life Week begins

Today begins Sanctity of Human Life Week here in Ellis County, which marks the 35th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions that legalized abortion in the United States. No matter what your belief is concerning the topic, this week is a chance to learn about the value of life. Whether […]

Silvery plants for a summer garden

“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.” ——-Claude Monet A silver lining in and around your garden can make it shimmer through the hot Texas summers. Many perennials that have silver foliage are perfect for our area, because they can take the heat and grow in poor soil. They can be used in containers as […]

Parents to have computer access to kids’ grades

Parents can register to monitor students’ grades online Jan. 24 Parents of Ennis ISD students in grades 1-12 may register at 7 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 24 at Ennis High School for a new parents’ computer portal program called “K12 Planet.” The new tool will provide parents with immediate computer access to their student’s grades and […]

Anna Thomas underwent surgery in Lubbock Friday

Urgent bone marrow transplant performed, sister Becca is donor Due in part to widespread community support and blood donated through local drives for Mayor Russell Thomas’ daughter Anna, steps were taken Friday to begin a bone marrow transplant to save the 21-year-old’s life. Anna, now hospitalized in Lubbock at Texas Tech University Medical Center, was […]

Gas prices lowering after record high

After inching closer to near record high prices only a week ago, gasoline prices moved downward this week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. The statewide average price dropped nearly four cents to $2.94 a gallon. A year ago, Texas motorists shelled out an average of $2.11 for a gallon of gas. The […]

Valentine project underway for troops

Treats for Troops of Ellis County starting up second campaign Volunteers for the First Christian Church’s “Treats for Troops of Ellis County” program are putting their hearts into a Valentines Day drive again. “Last year’s Treats for Troops Valentine shipment to U.S. Soldiers serving in harm’s way and to Walter Reed Hospital was a tremendous […]

Drug testing program a success at Ennis High

EISD administration pleased with drug testing development The Ennis Independent School District’s drug testing program at Ennis High School is developing well, according to facility principal David Averett and EISD Superintendent Dr. Eddie Dunn. “The drug testing plan is going very well,” said Averett. “Our testing provider, The Lab, has been great to work with. […]

Old school days

The former Ennis High School, built in the 1910s, is the subject of a scrapbook project by Ennis Junior High students, who now occupy the structure at 501 N. Gaines. Seventh and eighth graders make up the “Junior Historians” club that is carrying out the work of recording the school’s 90-year history. This postcard photo […]

7th Lady Lion A-team plays visiting Tigers tough, 20-14

The Lancaster Tigers had their paws full against the host seventh grade Lady Lion basketball A-team on Thursday night. Ennis won the fourth quarter and gave itself a chance to win in the 20-14 loss. The Tigers were fortunate to score 10 early points and play with a small lead. “I think the girls played […]

Facility not just a necessity of space, also of trust

An update given to the County Commissioners regarding the Jan. 7 meeting of the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee reminds us of what faith the people of this county have in their leaders. By voting to approve the bond that will build a new jail facility and county offices, the voters are stating that they believe […]

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