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Archive for: May, 2008

JH Lady Crusaders shine in 5-1 DPL championship victory

Three titles in four seasons, sounds like a dynasty. Call the junior high Lady Crusaders what you will, but consider them champions. St. John (12-0-1) capped off an undefeated softball season on Wednesday night at the Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Arlington with an impressive 5-1 triumph over the St. Patrick Panthers (10-2). Most of the […]

Sign up now for summer programs

Today marks the last day of classes for Ennis students before the summer vacation, but there’s still one day left to make sure their summer is filled with activities. May 30 is the deadline to register kids for city-sponsored summer recreation programs and we hope to see lots of local youths taking advantage of this […]

Arlington vehicle accident hits close to home

Over the past three years I’ve let my readership know that some column topics must be hunted down during the week and aren’t submitted until just a few hours before the deadline, and then there are some topics that come crashing down on me … literally. This week’s is one of the latter. You might […]

Volunteers for  Meals on Wheels

Summertime brings need of extra help in delivering meals The onset of summer heat is a critical factor for Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson and Ellis County, as members routinely check on the homebound, disabled and elderly residents in the community. With school out and families on vacation, this time of year also brings the need for […]

Alleged drunk driver stopped along I-45

While checking interstate traffic with a radar gun Monday, Officer Jeff Bates stopped what turned out to be a drunk driver. At 9:55 p.m. Bates was at the 250 mile marker when he detected a speeding SUV traveling northbound at nearly 90 mph. Bates proceeded to stop the vehicle and while doing so observed the […]

Sleep tight: Rotarians learn about apnea, other disorders

Rotary Club of Ennis program given by Cody Herndon The Ennis Rotary Club learned about Obstructive Sleep Apnea at the service club’s Tuesday luncheon at the Ennis Country Club. Cody Herndon of the Ellis County Sleep Center said Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the partial closing of the airway in the throat, causing breathing to […]

Remembering Raymond

On Tuesday a flag-raising ceremony was held at the Raymond Rowden Memorial Plaza of Helping Hands of Ennis, 604 NE. Main St. The original flagpole was destroyed in a recent storm, and volunteer Eddie Lane, an EHS senior, with his parents Brad and Debbie Lane of Maverick Metal, created, donated and installed a new one. […]

JH Lady Crusader softball advances to DPL championship game

Motivated to get back to the Dallas Parochial League (DPL) title game, the junior high Lady Crusaders were likely to roll over just about any opponent standing in their way during Monday’s semifinal. St. John (11-0-1) had already beaten semifinal opponent St. Monica 11-0 and 13-1 during the regular season, which meant only a major […]

Local firefighter deserves thanks

Ever since the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, Americans have shown a renewed appreciation for this nation’s firefighters and the dangerous work they do. That certainly holds true here in Ennis, where our firefighters are considered local heroes, though their efforts often go unheralded. Each day they answer the call to protect local lives and […]

‘Ladies in the Board room’ class

Empowerment program for local women planned Being the head of a household is a daunting task, and a situation more and more young women are finding themselves in. With expectations of paying bills and dealing with the health and education of children, some women are ill equipped to handle the financial burden of maintaining a […]

Country Thunder tries making amends to fans

Ticket holders are promised refunds for cancelled concert Ticket holders for the ill-fated Country Thunder concert event that was to be held this weekend have been notified via e-mail that the organization is working on refunding their money and will notify them with more information in upcoming weeks. For fans like Kristin Adams that doesn’t […]

Political ties

Mississippi’s new Secretary of State, C. Delbert Hosemann, Jr. was so appreciative of the Ennis Daily News’ February 21 story about his friend, actress Dorothy Deavers of Ennis, that he sent this picture of himself with her taken the day of his swearing in. Deavers, a veteran film and television performer,, was featured in a […]

Thanks for another great Polka Fest

The long Memorial Day Weekend is over and another busy Polka Festival has come and gone. Each year thousands of people flock to Ennis to celebrate our Czech heritage and the Polka music that is such a big part of it. Rain or shine, the event marks the busiest weekend on the local calendar and […]

St. John is big part of ‘Ennis pride’

This has been an emotional and trying week for the parents of students at St. John Catholic School and for the community as well. With talk of closing the school being bandied about around town, tensions ran high as solutions were sought. The good thing that came from such a stressful situation, is that the […]

Ennis youngster proving he’s got game and versatility

If you’ve never heard of Jovanny Mijares, you might just come across his name more often with each passing year. While the Bowie Elementary second grader is only eight years old, he’s already accomplished a lot on the athletic front. Last fall, Jovanny placed second in his age division when Ennis held the Punt, Pass […]

KJT roars back in last at bat to earn tie against ESB

Senior midget league games at Bluebonnet Park are never over until the last out has been made. That’s the attitude KJT Hall (KJT) took as it trailed Ennis State Bank (ESB) by seven runs going into the final inning on Friday night. KJT (2-3-1) did indeed find a way to score each and every one […]

Sell out: Preston Street garage sale in its sixth year

Popular event unites community, shows off neighborhood Bargain hunters are expected to turn out in droves June 6- 7 for the sixth annual Preston Street Garage Sale. Event organizers Jim and Judy Ferguson have already begun fielding calls from residents in other neighborhoods who would like to take part in the event. “This thing really […]

EISD dress code is revised

Ennis fifth graders affected by new 2008-09 regulations On May 20, the Ennis ISD Board of Trustees approved a change to the student dress code that will affect fifth graders in the 2008-2009 school year. Trustees approved a Secondary Standardized Dress Code that covers grades 5-12. This means that next year’s fifth graders will follow […]

Jodie Harbert Jr. has served EFD for 62 years

Local firefighting hero, on the job since 1946, may retire this year After 62 years, firefighter Jodie Harbert Jr. is still on the job. He’s helped quell countless emergencies over seven decades, and saved many lives, but the Ennis hero may soon be hanging up his hat and his firehose. Recently named Fire Fighter of […]

Ennis students selected to join leadership program

4 locals from Junior High, 6th Grade Center are chosen Outstanding Texas 5th-8th grade students from across the state have been selected to participate in Education in Action’s summer 2008 Lone Star Leadership Academy programs in Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin and Houston-Galveston. Of these four youth from Ennis ISD have been chosen. The local students are […]

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