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Archive for: August, 2008

Summer’s Last Splash

With the start of a new school year upon us, local children have been making the most of what’s left of their summer vacation. These kids enjoyed a dip at the Ennis Country Club during the St. John Catholic School gathering last weekend. Shown are: Rex Rychlik (back) along with (front from left) Matthew Ozymy, […]

Efforts help families in need

The start of a new school year is right around the corner and that can mean some extra stress for families struggling to make sure their children have the supplies and clothes they need. We’re happy to see so many local organizations stepping up to help parents during this busy time. Several churches and other […]

Lady Lions maintain momentum for 5-0 record

Ennis showing great promise early in 2008 campaign It’s not 2007 and Lady Lion volleyball is making sure everyone knows it. After notching a big road win at Mabank last week, Ennis (5-0) toppled a couple more teams on Tuesday that it lost to last season in the form of the Eustace Bulldogs and the […]

Camper thanks Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Ennis received a full report from one of the club’s delegates sent to the group’s annual leadership camp, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), in Midlothian. Marie Nelson, the female delegate from the Ennis-based Rotary Club, shared her recent experience at the camp and answered questions from Rotarians. RYLA is Rotary’s leadership […]

Helping Hands reaches out

Organization offers school uniforms to local families Students and teachers aren’t the only ones busy with preparations for the start of a new school year. The staff at Helping Hands has been busy collecting and sorting through school uniforms to get ready for the big day. Thrift store manager Tisha Brown says during this time […]

Future Friday Nights

Roy Fullerton keeps an eye on the action at an Ennis Lions football game last year. The Lions’ first game of the new season is set for Thursday, Aug. 28. The future Lion is the son of Daphne and Patrick Fullerton of Ennis.

Tourney should boost exciting Lion golf season

Tournament involves fun format and great cause Earlier this summer, Lion golf coach Joel Davenport was hanging out at the Ennis Country Club when he decided it would be great to have a tournament combining people who normally play the club course with an event to benefit his 2008-09 high school team. The ball got […]

Support band at Thursday event

Everyone knows Ennis is a football town. It’s a tradition we can be proud of and on Friday nights during football season a big part of the local population can be found cheering on the gridiron Lions. But football is also just one part of what makes our community and our school system so special. […]

Crusader spirit lives on

This past weekend marked an event that was hard to attend, not because of the people who were there, but because of the reason they were there. The farewell gathering for the students and parents of St. John Catholic School that was held at the Ennis County Club was an emotional and bittersweet moment. I […]

Band plans yearly events

For people who have been in Ennis a long time, the high school band’s annual ice cream supper is not a new event, but is definitely is a crowd favorite. This year’s festivities will take place Aug. 21 at Ennis High School beginning at 6 p.m. and running until 8:45 p.m. Band booster member Kathy […]

City reviews vehicle policy

A lot of work and discussion went into an item for the City Commission meeting Monday night only to have it eventually removed from the agenda. Ward 1 Commissioner James “Red” Sanders had the city and its commissioners take a long hard look at the amount of money being spent on gas for the “take-home” […]

County opens office for vets

A number of officials were on hand to celebrate the grand opening of a new Veterans’ Services office in Ferris on Wednesday, Aug. 13. The office, located in the Ferris City Hall at 100 Town Plaza, will be open to serve veterans the second Wednesday of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or […]

County is right to seek answers

The announcement last week that Ellis County was considering a contract with CareFlite ambulances in Palmer and Italy to assist in speeding up response times throughout the rural areas of Ellis County should have been a moment of triumph for all local residents. Instead it is quickly becoming a topic that has many Precinct 2 […]

St. John family gathers to say farewell

Group gets together at Country Club for bittersweet goodbye Amid the laughter and reminiscing, a few tears were shed and the students and parents who were its driving force, remembered an historic school. While splashing children played in the pool and families gathered over snacks, the somberness of the event wasn’t lost on a community […]

Chamber holds annual auction

Black and White Gala draws big crowds Saturday In a sea of enough black and white to put a colony of penguins to shame, the Ennis Chamber of Commerce annual auction and banquet was held Saturday night. The decor of the “Black and White Gala” was timeless with an archway of black and white balloons […]

New schools open to public

The “wow factor” was the phrase Dr. Mack Boyd used. Some of those taking tours simply settled on “Oh my gosh!” and “This is nice.” What they were talking about were the new junior high school and expanded wing of Ennis High School unveiled to the public Sunday. Local residents and Ennis Independent School District […]

Stellar start in Kaufman propels Lady Lion volleyball to 3-0

Ennis continues to step up its game early on in 2008 Lady Lion volleyball coach Kim Vernor was very optimistic about her team in the preseason and it was obvious why on Friday night in Kaufman. Ennis received quality play up and down the roster to win the battle of Lions in four games (25-10, […]

St. John families deserve closure

This has been a busy weekend filled with many community events for everyone to enjoy and we hope the community took advantage of as many as possible. The weekend is not over though and today seems to be the busiest of all. With the grand opening of the Ennis Junior High and the high school […]

Charges dropped against Walker

The charge of fraudulent use of identifying information brought against former Ward 1 City Commissioner Byron Walker has been dropped, according to Clay County District Attorney Jack McGaughey. Walker turned himself in to Ennis police custody after being identified in an out of town warrant issued on March 19. Clay County Sheriff’s Office issued the […]

Questions raised about contract

Agreement with CareFlite to go before County again As Ellis County considers entering a contract with CareFlite air and ground ambulance service, some officials are questioning whether it’s in the best long-term interest of all county residents. Precinct 2 County Commissioner Bill Dodson said he doesn’t feel he can support the proposal adding another emergency […]

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