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Archive for: December, 2008

Clutch three-pointer propels Lady Lions to fast start

Lady Lions sharpen skills in Mansfield tourney With a couple of district victories already under their belt, the Lady Lions entered the land of heavyweights on Monday. Ennis (14-4) hit the road to compete in the Mansfield Rotary Invitational, where a variety of state-ranked teams were on hand to wage war on the hardwood. The […]

Czech out New Year’s Eve event

At the Ennis Daily News, we know how important Czech heritage is to our readers. While we know that you aren’t all Czech, we also know that you don’t have to be Czech to appreciate that group’s culture here in Ennis. That is why we are excited about the Texas Czech Heritage and Culture Center […]

My own top 10 list relating to the folks here in Ennis

I have to admit, I love the end of the year top 10 lists. I wait for the lists to come out on the Internet and in the magazines I see in line at the grocery store because I have a bit of an obsession as to who has made the list. I don’t even […]

Shots fired in town, man arrested

A 19-year-old Ennis man is in jail after firing a semi-automatic handgun on Christmas Eve. Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson said at 11:55 p.m. officer Justyn Wilder was dispatched to the 900 block of S. Hall Street in reference to gunshots heard. While en route, Wilder was informed of several more calls regarding the shots being […]

Sexual assault charges filed

An Ennis man has been arrested on charges of sexual assault regarding an incident involving an 8-year-old girl, according to Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson. Quincy Jones, 24, was taken into custody Sunday afternoon on a warrant for his arrest that was issued following a report filed against him on Nov. 20. Hopson said at approximately […]

Czech museum, library under construction

The Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center, Inc. (TCHCC) State Museum, Library and Archives Building is under construction and nearing completion. The long-awaited day came as the Board of Directors broke ground in June 2008 at the TCHCC site in LaGrange and construction on the 10,000-square-foot facility began immediately. Currently, the roof and siding are […]

My top 10 Lion football defensive performances in 2008

Outstanding defensive efforts on the gridiron are often more difficult to evaluate than offensive production because they’re not as easy to track on the spot as yards and touchdowns are. Knowing what I know now – being able to check out coach Paul Willingham’s finalized 2008 tackle chart – it’s a bit easier to fully […]

Get into the local art scene

We love art here at the Ennis Daily News. Works of art can offer something beautiful in otherwise bleak times. An artist, through his or her chosen medium, can transport you to another time or place. An artwork can create a world of fantasy and offers a moment of escape from reality. It can offer […]

Special county meeting called

Meeting called to induct elected, appointed officials A special meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court will be held Thursday, Jan. 1, to approve the appointment of several county officials. The Commissioners will consider and take possible action to approve the necessary bonds for the following elected and/or appointed Ellis County officials effective at the […]

Card & Party Factory changes name

Ennis’ based business now known as Wally’s Party Factory Walter Erwin, Ennis resident and President of Erwin Distributing, announced the changing of the store name in Ennis from Card & Party Factory to Wally’s Party Factory. The store is located in the Wesgate Shopping Center, at 1501 W. Ennis Ave. and will be the eighth […]

Corsicana canvas

Duo of museums found closer than some might realize Ennis residents seeking to view quality art need not venture to Dallas or Fort Worth for the experience. There is both a gallery and a museum just down the highway in Corsicana. The Pearce Collections Museum, located on the campus of Navarro College, is undergoing improvements […]

Sooners and Gators to battle for BCS title in Miami

(AP) – The BCS championship game participants are the subject of some controversy for the third straight season. Unlike the past two years, that’s taken a back seat to the matchup of Florida and Oklahoma – one that appears to be one of the contest’s most compelling showdowns in some time. In producing a battle […]

Support your local troop

Following hearty Christmas dinners once the New Year rings in it seems half of the staff here at the Ennis Daily News makes resolutions to lose weight while the other group makes similar resolutions to eat healthier or generally be healthier. Then all of those resolutions go by the wayside once we hear about Girl […]

Continue the Christmas spirit

With Christmas Day now behind us, most of you will probably go back to your normal lives. The shopping is done, the relatives have come and gone and some of you may have already taken down your tree. But wait! The Christmas season has just begun! Some of you might argue that the Christmas season […]

Firefighters, police going head-to-head

A newly formed fund-raiser will have local police and fire departments firing up the grill in some friendly competition as the first annual “Battle of the Badges” Rib Eye Cook-off is set to take place in March. Held by the Texas Area Darts Association to coincide with their upcoming Bull Shoot for Charity, the cook […]

WatchDog on the prowl

Navarro College implements new WatchDog Alert System Navarro College implemented a new emergency notification system, which has been named the WatchDog Alert System, for its four campuses. The new system notifies students, faculty and staff via e-mail, text message and voice telephone messages regarding emergency situations that might develop on campus(es), such as weather-related, power […]

More than a bake sale

Certain folks plan around special dates throughout the year, whether that’s holidays or birthdays. The start of selling Girl Scout cookies is one of those days for some. The Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas will begin their Cookie Program on Jan. 9. The program is an integral part of Girl Scouts’ Business and Economic Literacy […]

Rice Owls on prowl for elusive bowl victory

(AP) – Second-year coach David Bailiff recognizes the significance of what Rice has already accomplished in 2008. With another strong showing, however, the team would establish itself among the best in the program’s existence. Bailiff and the Owls seek the second 10-win season in program history and their first bowl victory in more than 54 […]

Don’t forget needs after the holidays

Once again, Christmas day has managed to sneak up on us. It always seems we have more time to prepare, but then here it is, just one day away. Next thing you know, it will be over and then we’re all back to business as usual. It’s important to remember that business as usual, is […]

Fruitcake anyone?

So apparently we do need to know fractions. See when it comes to me and math, I sort of assumed after elementary school, it wouldn’t be necessary because I was never going to cook anything that required a measuring cup and watches with calculators were being sold at Sears. One of the many things that […]

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