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Archive for: September, 2008

Children should learn about guns

As we reported in our Sunday edition, a truly horrible tragedy was narrowly avoided when a local youngster accidentally shot his younger brother with a handgun kept in his home. The bullet passed through the boy’s abdomen without damaging major organs and he is expected to fully recover. This situation could have been significantly worse […]

Don’t keep others waiting

My grandfather was almost obsessive with not being late. It was a running joke in our family that if we told him to be at an event at a certain time, he would inevitably arrive half an hour early. He continued to do this into his later years and it is a trait we all […]

Lion’s Den Invitational reaches new heights on tenth anniversary

Varsity girls come up big on their home turf The tenth annual Lion’s Den Invitational cross-country meet drew runners from every corner of North and East Texas on Saturday morning at Jaycee Park. All told, 36 teams made the trip as the 2008 event was easily the largest meet ever hosted by coach Lonnie Redning […]

Day care center helps United Way

What started out as one person’s way to give back for help she received has turned into a community wide program the employees of Candy Cane Corner Day Care are hoping more people want to help with. The day care facility participates in a program where they collect used printer cartridges and old cell phones […]

New surgeon joins hospital

Ennis Regional Medical Center has welcomed its newest member to the team with the addition of Dr. Mario Salazar earlier this month. Salazar comes from Edinburg, Texas, and has worked and studied in different cities all over the country. Before becoming a doctor, he studied history and taught school. He says his move to the […]

Scouts To The Rescue

After the Ennis Golden Circle activity center held their first-ever Golf Ball Drop fund-raiser, they were left with one problem – gathering up the 800-plus golf balls that had just been dropped beside the Ennis High School baseball field. Fortunately, Boy Scouts from Troop 210 were on hand to get the job done. Pictured above (left […]

E-train blasts Waco Lions off the tracks in 48-14 blowout

Lions deliver showstopping first half of football The Waco Lions (2-2, 0-1) were the 16-4A favorites entering the ’08 season, but the Ennis Lions (4-0, 1-0) made a statement heard around the district on Friday night. Ennis played at a championship level in the first half to roll to a 35-7 lead and then onto […]

Community steps up to help others again

For anyone that did not get to the annual Taste of Ennis event, you missed out on a wonderful evening and some great food. The community came out in full force to support the organization and was very generous in their bids on auction items as well as in their compliments regarding the event. The […]

Local shooting highlights importance of gun safety

A near-tragedy took place in Ennis Friday morning when a junior high aged boy accidentally shot his little brother through the abdomen with his parent’s gun. Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson said the bullet went all the way through the boy’s right side of his abdomen missing vital organs and bone. The youngster should have a […]

New airport on horizon

Despite being several years into the process of building a replacement airport for the one currently in use in Ennis, City Manager Steve Howerton said it is still “several years at very best” until construction is started on the new facility. Howerton said members of Coffman Associates Airport Consultants spoke with the city on Wednesday […]

Golden Circle golf ball drop

It was raining golden golf balls at the Ennis High School baseball field Saturday afternoon. The Ennis Golden Circle Activity Center held their first-ever Golf Ball Drop fund-raiser with the help of the Ennis Fire Department. Over 800 numbered golden golf balls were dropped from above a golf hole cut into the turf. There weren’t […]

Book Sale has just what you want

Don’t let the opportunity pass you by to purchase all kinds of books, movies, music and other sorts of items at the Friends of the Library Book Sale going on right now at the Ennis Public Library. The sale started yesterday with a special Preview Day for Friends members who got the first pick at […]

Waco pulls away from JV Lions in fourth quarter, 20-6

Ennis plays Waco Lions even through three quarters Thursday night’s contest might’ve seemed pretty lopsided on the scoreboard when it was all said and done, but the JV Lion football team (2-2, 0-1) had a great opportunity to win in Waco. Ennis stalled out in the red zone on a couple of first-half drives and […]

Group works to preserve history

The Ennis Heritage Society held a membership reception recently in the home of members Rusty and Linda Rudd. The organization is now in its 27th year. Its stated mission, “to protect and preserve historic resources that focus on Ennis and Ellis County for the use, education and enjoyment of present and future generations,” is something […]

Coach talks football, more at Kiwanis Club

Harrell shares views on tough district competition Ennis High School football coach Sam Harrell spoke to the Kiwanis Club this week, talking football, playoffs, steroid use and his son Graham. Harrell met with the club as the group’s weekly program and touched on several topics involving Ennis High School football. “I appreciate the opportunity to […]

Taste of Success

A hungry crowd gathered at the KC Hall Thursday for the annual Taste of Ennis fund-raiser for Helping Hands of Ennis. A new addition to the evening this year was a cake walk (above) that saw several happy people taking home a baked treat. Vice president of the Helping Hands board, Janie Fallen said the […]

Red meets maroon in battle of Lions to open 16-4A

Balanced Ennis attack set to match up with Waco ground game In a pair of very different ballgames, Ennis (3-0) earned a split with the Waco High Lions (2-1) during the ’07 season. The two groups of big cats will renew their recent rivalry on Friday at Lion Memorial Stadium. While many pundits would put […]

Sign up now to support Fall Fest

The 7th Annual Autumn Days in Ennis Fall Festival is coming up soon and we hope this year’s event gets all of the support it deserves. This autumn tradition has become a popular attraction for local families who look forward to the food, music and arts and crafts each year. It takes months of planning […]

Fall Nationals weekend goes by nearly accident free

NHRA racing made its pit stop in Ennis at the Texas Motorplex this past weekend and thankfully there was nothing terrible to report in regard to any accidents on and off the track. If you have followed the Fall Nationals here in Ennis at all this year or last you will have most likely heard […]

Refiner’s Fire Ministries

Residents living in and near Ennis can be screened on Oct. 6 to reduce their risk of having a stroke or heart attack. The screenings are part of a visit from Life Line Screening at the Refiner’s Fire Ministries International. Recommended baseline screenings include Stroke/Carotid Artery, Atrial Fibrillation, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and Peripheral Arterial Disease. […]

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