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Archive for: February, 2008

Lady Lion softball splits Thursday home tournament games

The Lady Lions played two very different teams on Thursday in their second home tournament and their results varied accordingly. Ennis (9-3) crushed a Terrell Tiger team it had already beaten this season and lost to an undefeated (9-0) 5A Clear Creek squad that played at a high level in all phases. Ennis 13 Terrell […]

City offices in need of updates

With such a rich history and beautiful downtown it’s no surprise Ennis’ governmental departments want to be located in a place where citizens can take in the old-fashioned sights of the Bluebonnet Capitol of Texas. Although the police and fire departments’ are housed in an old structure with plenty of history, they are in serious […]

Sunbeam Club has new venue

Popular railroad group celebrates 15th anniversary Due to the closing of the Ennis Corral, the Southern Pacific Sunbeam Club meeting for March has been moved to the Grand Ennis Buffet, located at 201 S. I-45. Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, followed by an important meeting. The Sunbeam Club met at the […]

County files to secure Ennis land

New facilities to be built on Sonoma Trail property Final paperwork securing property on Sonoma Trail in Ennis was completed earlier this week. “A promise made is a promise kept,” said County Judge Chad Adams. “The Court had promised the citizens of the Ennis area that we would work to provide a facility that better […]

Woman claims sexual assault

Ennis police have a sensitive case before them after a local woman claimed she was sexually assaulted at Ennis Inn. The unidentified woman accused a South African man of drugging her while the pair were having drinks at an Ennis bar on Feb. 21. Police were dispatched to the motel at 2:01 a.m. regarding the […]

Ennis man missing

George Frazier last seen by family on evening of Feb. 17 The Ennis Police Department has reported the unknown whereabouts of George Lee Frazier, a 42-year-old black male who has been missing since Feb. 17. Frazier was last seen at approximately 7:30 p.m. His family stated that Frazier said he was going out for a […]

Blessed burgers

Hamburger Heaven serves up old-time, homemade goodness “Make good food – people will come.” That’s the philosophy Sue Loftis has about the restaurant business, and it seems to be working pretty well for her family. Loftis has operated Hamburger Heaven out of Reagor Springs for the past five years with her husband Jimmie Loftis and […]

Give history a chance

It’s history in the making for the Ennis Daily News. Our “History” special section will be published as a broadsheet supplement to the Friday, Feb. 29 issue and will include an array of stories about past events and people that have helped make and shape Ennis. Over the years EDN history editions have included monographs […]

Latter half of the summer movie schedule

Most of the big budget, blockbuster films coming this summer will be released in the first half of the season, but July and August have something to offer moviegoers that will be worth the price of admission. Hancock (July 2) – Will Smith, king of the July 4 box office, returns to the holiday weekend […]

Ferris church to turn 150 years old

An anniversary program and reception, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the First Presbyterian Church of Ferris will be held Sunday, March 2 at 2 p.m. at the facility, located at 201 N. Church St. in Ferris. All former members, pastors and the public at large are invited to help the members celebrate this commemorative occasion. […]

2,000 new books for library

Morning News donates books for second year in row If you thought you’d read everything the Ennis Public Library has to offer, think again. For the second year running, the library has received 2,000 books from the Dallas Morning News and approximately half of those will be going on the shelves for patrons to read. […]

P&Z OKs adding 250 acres

Commission decides on multiple annexations The Planning and Zoning Commission approved five annexations Monday night that totaled more than 250 acres of land. The annexations included 42.62 acres adjacent to the intersection of E. Hwy. 34 and Sunridge Drive, 171.894 acres located on the west side of Oak Grove Road, north of the Hwy. 287 […]

Noon Lions Club speaker says

Members hear market update at meeting Tuesday Wanting to start his program with the Ennis Noon Lions Club off with a little less tension concerning the United States’ market economy Wednesday, Kevin Brennan assured club members “it’s going to be okay.” Brennan, of Lord Abbett & Co., spoke to the club about the recession the […]

What’s up doc?

Members of the Ennis Fire Department recently presented Dr. William C. Davis of Ennis Chiropractic and Wellness Center with a plaque in appreciation of his continued support for members of the department. “Dr. Davis is dedicated to the health and wellness of the Ennis Firefighters and the duties they perform to save life and property,” […]

Lady Lion softball trounces Lancaster with early eruption

The Lady Lion varsity and JV softball teams opened district play on Tuesday night in Lancaster as each team quickly took care of business. It was actually the season opener for the JV squad. Varsity Lady Lions 18 Lancaster Tigers 0 As is usually the case against Lancaster, the Lady Lions rapidly pulled away from […]

Community should support library

Our community is blessed with a well-staffed and well-stocked public library and local residents can do their part to make sure the facility continues to thrive in the future. Two local groups – the Military Order of the Stars and Bars and the United Daughters of the Confederacy – recently donated several books to the […]

EJHS aids Honor Flight vets

Junior Historians raise money to send veterans to D.C. “Good evening, Mr. and Mrs. America and all the ships at sea. Let’s go to press.” Many families living in Ennis listened to these words when World War II began to affect the town. Ennis saw many war heroes come and go between 1941 and 1945, […]

Civil war books donated

Two local groups unite to make library donation The Col. W. H. Parsons Chapter/Military Order of the Stars and Bars and the Daffan-Latimer Chapter/ United Daughters of the Confederacy have donated eight books on the Civil War era to the Ennis Public Library. “It is hoped that these books will be useful to students of […]

Cinderella pageant a crowning success

Ennis’ Sixth Grade Center venue for Ellis County event Over 40 contestants from ages 5 months to 19 years vied Saturday for the privilege of wearing 2008 Ellis County Cinderella crowns. The event was held at the Sixth Grade Center in Ennis and drew a large and enthusiastic crowd. Winners and title holders will represent […]

The fight is on

New ACS committee member says he’s ready to relay Ennis Relay for Life 2008 is around the cancer-fighting corner, and infused in this year’s campaign is a new-found determination to find –– and fund –– a cure. Much fresh inspiration and energy comes from newly signed-on teams like Tonja Barnebee CPA-PC, and recently appointed committee […]

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