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Archive for: April, 2008

Scam artists working hard to get your money

We received word of a new scam going through Ennis that isn’t through the Internet from a ghost-email from Nigeria, but instead it is done right over the phone. A woman contacted a reporter of ours this week and explained to him that she received a phone call from a number that showed up on […]

EISD joins energy program

SCORE is pilot effort sponsored by Oncor Electric Delivery Ennis Independent School District (ISD) is participating in a program that conserves energy and provides additional resources for the district. The Texas Schools Conserving Resources (SCORE) Program is a pilot program being sponsored by Oncor Electric Delivery for select schools to help improve energy efficiency and […]

County roads hot topic at town hall meeting

Bill Dodson addresses unhappy crowd at library last evening It was a roasting Thursday for County Commissioner Bill Dodson, but not the fun kind. Dodson, commissioner for Precinct 2, held a town hall meeting at the Ennis Public Library, giving dissatisfied county residents a chance to hear what’s taking place regarding local roadways and to […]

Relay: It’s all relative

For Strunc-Diaz clan, tonight’s Relay for Life is a family affair The Ennis Public Library’s Jessica Strunc Diaz and her relatives are among many local families involved in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Ennis. What’s unique about this clan is that six immediate members have divided themselves among three competing groups –– […]

Bravo to artistic Ennis youth!

Congratulations are in flowery order for winners in the Ennis Daily News Bluebonnet Coloring Contest. Brandon Pate, 10, was one of the winners in this publication’s annual Bluebonnet Contest for his submission in the 7-10-year-old category. EDN Office Manager Peggy Motley presented Pate with his artwork along with a check for $15. Sara Rodriguez, 10, […]

What’s in a name?

While playing on the Internet this weekend I came across an article about where musicians got their stage names. I decided to share this with some of you because it is part trivia and part music history, so why not. I haven’t listed them all but I did put the well-known artists. Bono Born: Paul […]

EHS student tells Lions Club of European visit

Sarah Lucas was ‘People to People’ Amabassador After taking part in the People to People Ambassadors Program, Ennis High School Freshman Sarah Lucas had a lot to share about her experience in Europe this past summer. Lucas spoke to the Ennis Noon Lions Club about her trip, which included stops in England, France, Belgium, the […]

Voting locations announced for May 10 city, county locations

City Hall is venue for early voting, April 28-May 6 Ennis and Ellis County voters have a lot to consider for the May 10 election. The city election was amended to just one race once the filing date to run for office had passed and Mayor Russell Thomas, Ward 3 Commissioner Tom Abram and former […]

Republican Women to hold benefit

National party dignitary to speak at May 8 program The Ellis County Republican Women (ECRW) is planning its spring fundraiser at the Midlothian Conference Center on May 8. “Come join the Ellis County Republican Women for a time of inspiration and fellowship in this very critical election year,” ECRW’s Ellen Miller said. The event, to […]

Putting up big numbers nothing new for RBI machine Collins

When runners are on base, Rusty Collins’ eyes light up. The Lion senior third baseman was ranked fourth in the area with 30 RBIs entering the week, and this isn’t even the biggest statistical season of his career. Rusty made the varsity jump as a freshman and was one of those young guys fortunate to […]

Bond just makes sense

Ennis Independent School District administrators have been even busier than usual lately making the rounds of civic clubs and other local groups, laying out the facts surrounding the current $48.9 million proposed bond election. Readers of this paper should already be familiar with most aspects of the bond, but you can be sure we’ll continue […]

Bluebonnet Fest is result of hard work

Last weekend’s Bluebonnet Trails Festival was another huge success and we hope the people of this community appreciate all of the hard work and effort that makes it possible. This is a very busy time of year for our community, with thousands of visitors traveling to the area to view the beautiful wildflowers that bloom […]

EHS one-act play benefits Relay for Life of Ennis

Among this week’s last-minute push for raising money for cancer research, Ennis High School’s Theatre Department. is lending a dramatic hand to Relay for Life. A benefit performance of the school’s one act play Still Life with Iris will be held tomorrow, Thursday April 24 at 7 p.m. in the San Jacinto Auditorium. Admission is […]

Relay for Life of Ennis benefits all aspects of fighting cancer

Local group puts ‘heart and soul’ into ambitious fundraising With the fourth annual Ennis Relay for Life event coming up Friday, capping off local American Cancer Society (ACS) fundraising efforts, the bases have been covered –– from car washes and garage sales to bake sales and raffles. Yet for all the hoopla among relay teams […]

Texas tots

First Methodist Church Children’s Day Out and Pre-K recently celebrated Texas with a pint-size rodeo. Pictured here are CDO/Pre-K children with cowboy David Krajca, who brought his horse and showed the class how to do roping tricks.

Teamwork key for Lion offense, even at individual positions

While the offensive picture begins to come into focus for 2008 Ennis football, it’s clear the team doesn’t want to put the Lion’s share of the load on one guy. Players are splitting the duties at several offensive positions, while many Lions will play on both sides of the ball. As for coach Sam Harrell, […]

Voters should attend EISD meeting tonight

There’s a very important community meeting taking place tonight and we urge our readers to make plans to attend it. The Ennis Independent School District is inviting the community to meet at 7 p.m. at San Jacinto Auditorium to learn more about plans for the fourth and fifth grade students next year and also to […]

Public Theatre’s Neil Simon play an emotional experience

Rhoten directs I Ought to be in Pictures, new local production The Ennis Public Theatre opened this past weekend to a full house of appreciative and dedicated fans. Among audience members were veterans of the stage from previous productions and diligent supporters who never miss opening night. The Neil Simon production, I Ought To Be […]

City Commission delays approval of EISD Bond

Commissioners vote on annexations after bond issue tabled The Ennis City Commission tabled a resolution Monday in support of the Ennis Independent School District 2008 Bond Proposal due to some wording issues in the resolution, according to City Attorney Toby Mash. The bond is in the amount of $48.9 million to be used to construct […]

Where eagles fly

Local Eagle Scout remembers mentor, makes special gesture Most people are fortunate enough to have someone in their life who leaves such a prominent mark that in their absence a void is left. That’s what Ennis High School Junior Stephen Rainey felt when during a recent Eagle Scouts ceremony he awarded a special pin to […]

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