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Archive for: June, 2008

Keller Williams rides fast start to repeat as sr. midget champs

Teams combine for rollercoaster 16-run third inning Keller Williams Realty (KWR) and American Energy (AE) will both represent Ennis in the upcoming sr. midget district tournament, and it’s unlikely anything will catch these squads by surprise after their wild city championship series this past week. In Friday’s decisive game three, KWR (13-3-1) pulled out to […]

Stepping lively: Walk for a cure

Along with supporting the local Relay for Life, two Ennis women are hitting the road for another worthy cause benefiting cancer research –– the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s “3 Day Walk for the Cure.” This November Sara Robinson and Pricilla Herrera will make the 60-mile trek from Fort Worth to Dallas over a […]

Come on, vandals: Get a clue, get a life

This week we have once again learned of senseless acts of vandalism affecting community parks and cemeteries. We know our readers are as saddened as we are about the regular destruction that continues to occur. For a community that takes such pride in its appearance and the impression it leaves on visitors, this is a […]

Striding along: Ennis women join ‘Walk for the Cure’

Pricilla Herrera, Sara Robertson step up to fight breast cancer Ennis is no stranger to the fight against cancer. The local Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society grows annually in size and dollar amount –– this year’s campaign grossed $151,822 –– but two Ennis women have decided to take their support one […]

Stabbing hospitalizes 2 in Wed. altercation

Ennis police arrested Jacqueline Jones, 35, of Ennis on aggravated assault with a weapon following a fight that resulted in two men being stabbed in the 500 block of E. Lake Street Wednesday. According to Det. Lt. Ron Roark, at 7:47 p.m. Ennis police received a call of a fight at the East Lake Apartments. […]

Helping hands – and smiles

At last Thursday’s 20th anniversary celebration for Helping Hands of Ennis, many familiar faces were seen, including these bright spots on the local volunteer front. They are (from left) Charlie Mae Presley, Darleene Denbow and Agnes Chudej.

Opportunity arises to help local churches

We are continuously running editorials and articles stating what a dire need the local non-profit organizations are in. Sometimes more crucial than money to groups like Meals-on-Wheels, the Boys and Girls Club and the Red Cross are the need for volunteers. We’re sure many people would love to help out these types of groups and […]

Vandalism still issue in Ennis

City parks, cemeteries reporting destruction of property, flags For tight-knit communities like Ennis, acts of vandalism hit close to home, angering more than the city workers who have to clean up the mess. This summer has seen a particularly high rate of vandalism as city parks and community cemeteries have been targets of destruction and […]

Decision expected on fate of St. John School

Bishop Farrell may decide on school as early as this weekend A decision may soon be reached regarding the fate of St. John Catholic School. At a regular Advisory Committee meeting last night, Father Edison Vela announced Bishop Kevin Farrell of the Dallas Diocese may provide his decision as soon as the weekend. “I do […]

Magic Man returns

Todd McKinney acts up at Ennis Public Library Thursday Laughing and squealing was nonstop yesterday as Todd McKinney returned to perform his high-energy, fast paced magic show at the Ennis Public Library‘s Summer Reading program, called “Texas Reading Club Jubilee: 1958-2008.” Although McKinney’s show is a repeat from last summer’s hit appearance, the children weren’t […]

American Legion rolls to junior league championship in 12-1 win

League champ set to enter district tourney in Mildred American Legion was the heavy favorite to win the junior league title this season and the boys in blue didn’t disappoint. On Wednesday night, American Legion (AL) closed out its series with Southwest Funding (SF) by way of a convincing 12-1 victory. AL (14-1-1) exploded for […]

A little girl’s lesson to us all

An Ennis girl has won the hearts of U.S. troops, not just because she sent them boxes of goodies, but because her gift showed she understood the sacrifices of war. When Cheyenne Smith turned 7 years old recently she asked guests at her birthday party not bring gifts for her but treats for American soldiers […]

Star is new poster child for harm drugs can do

Amy Winehouse is exactly what parents have been waiting for since Elvis Presley’s hips first gyrated on television screens in 1956. Rock and roll music and musicians have always been at the forefront of arguments between rebellious youth and their uptight, out-of-touch parents. Whether swinging provocatively to the beat, giving intoxicated or drug-laden performances or […]

Troops thank Ennis girl for caring about them

Cheyenne Smith warms hearts of U.S. soldiers in Iraq Recently Cheyenne Smith touched the hearts of Ennis Daily News readers with the self-sacrifice she displayed when she requested that guests at her seventh birthday party not bring gifts for her, but treats for soldiers stationed in Iraq. She didn’t care to have the latest toy […]

Lions Club honors Honor Flight

Tribute paid to local veterans, committee and President Wylie The Ennis Noon Lions Club honored Honor Flight of Ellis County yesterday, both veterans and committee members, with special accolades going to the group’s president, Marylyn Wylie. “Today we are here to honor the vets who have given us the right to be here today,” Mayor […]

Bookish belles

Literary Guild heartened by first season’s success It’s been an encounter of the intellectual –– and social –– kind for the Ennis Literary Guild, a whole year of adventures in reading and fellowship. From studying the classics to appreciating modern fiction, with special appearances and performances by noted authors and actors thrown in for poetic […]

Readers should express opinions

Have a say in airport expansion Ennis’ plans to build a replacement airport are still moving forward and it’s important for local citizens to let their voices be heard during this process. Feasibility and site selection studies have already been completed and the next step will be completing a master plan and an environmental assessment. […]

Lions win two of three to wrap up 7-on-7 summer action

Ennis wins 2 of 3 in 7 on 7 in Desoto After a couple of sessions earlier this month, Lion football concluded its participation in 7-on-7 Tuesday in Desoto against the host team, along with Corsicana and Midlothian. After watching Ennis go 2-1 on the evening, coach Bryan Clark wasn’t concerned with the scores so […]

Readers console paralyzed Ennis girl

IHOP launches fundraiser to aid McKiernan family Rachelle McKiernan, an Ennis High graduate and servicewoman diagnosed with a rare neurological syndrome, has received overwhelming support from family, friends and neighbors – and now her former employers are lending a financial hand. Rachelle, 19, a resident of Ennis since she was in elementary school, is paralyzed […]

Onward & upward

City, contractors confer on airport development project There is still a long way to go with a replacement airport in Ennis, but city officials, along with members of Coffman Associates Airport Consultants, held a public hearing at the Ennis Public Library yesterday evening to allow residents a chance to understand what steps are next for […]

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