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Archive for: December, 2008

Toy drive a big success

A sincere thank you is extended to everyone that donated items to the toy drive for families in our community. The holiday season will be special for more than 300 children that otherwise would not have received gifts and the generosity of the community is deeply appreciated. For those who have been lacking a little […]

Mixed emotions about letters

In a few days you’ll be seeing the Ennis Daily News’ special section filled with letters to Santa Claus from local children. You might read the Santa Letters to get a delight from the continuous misspellings and comical grammatical mistakes or you possibly read them because you are a parent that needs to check your […]

Deputy shoots, kills suspect

An unidentified subject was declared dead at a local hospital Tuesday after being shot by an Ellis County Sheriff’s Office deputy. On Dec. 16, deputies attempted to stop a vehicle on Oak Branch Road at the intersection of Old Maypearl Road, located to the west of Maypearl, to serve a felony warrant on one of […]

FFA earns awards at local shows

The Ennis FFA Chapter had many of its members and junior members compete in the Ellis County Fall Show and the Winter Buckle Classic in Denton this weekend. The kids worked extremely hard and some put in long hours with the back-to-back shows, according to Amber Huckabee, EHS agricultural science and technology teacher. If you […]

Motorcycle club sees success

Gryphon’s Motorcycle Club helped bring some much-needed Christmas cheer to both families in need and senior citizens in Ellis County during the Club’s annual toy run. The Club presented Ennis Golden Circle with a check for $20,000 on Wednesday afternoon. Gryphon’s Motorcycle Club raised the money from donations from businesses and participants in the toy […]

Lady Lions maul Midlothian Panthers in second half

Ennis limits visitors to three field goals after halftime in district opener The Midlothian Panthers must’ve thought they had a shot at an upset to open 16-4A play at halftime on Tuesday night in Ennis. Despite being outplayed most of the way, the blue team only trailed 22-17. It proved to be false hope, because […]

Joining Relay now is a perfect gift

With temperatures dipping below freezing this week, the warmer days of April may seem an awfully long way away, but the Ennis Relay For Life will be here before you know it. Keep that in mind tomorrow and visit the Ennis Public Library from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to sign up your team for this […]

Give the gift of life this holiday season

Relay for Life sign-ups taking place Thursday at Ennis Public Library For those who can’t quite think of the perfect gift for their loved one, the Ennis Relay for Life committee has just the thing for that hard to please friend or family member. A sign-up time will be held Thursday, Dec. 18, at the […]

Rotary Club gets a glimpse of German lifestyle

Ennis Rotarian Bernie Martinek recently visited Germany, and told of his travels Tuesday to fellow Ennis Rotary Club members. Marinek and his wife, Susan, took part in the Rotary Exchange Program and spent some time with the Munich Airport Rotary Club in June 2007. Martinek said while visiting Europe, he and Susan traveled along with […]

Be careful during wintry months

Tips on what to do in the event that the power goes out in your neighborhood With frigid temperatures and chilly winds hitting Ellis County, residents are being advised to take precautions when dealing with the winter conditions. Area manager for Oncor Electric Delivery Paul Hernandez said the company has service people on standby ready […]

Subvarsity Lion basketball shoots to tourney success

Ennis teams notch several Saturday road wins The Freshman and JV Lion basketball teams combined to win three of four games on Saturday at the Mabank Tournament, playing some of their best ball of the season in the process. The Freshman Lions opened up with a 47-31 victory over a Kaufman team they’d lost to […]

Holiday lights are a gift to us all

There are many things to love about the holidays. The most obvious is the reason for the season itself – the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. We also cherish the opportunity to spend time with friends and family, exchanging gifts and watching the joy in the faces of our children on Christmas morning. Another […]

Football widows get even

I have refrained from writing this column since the first day football season opened, but I just can’t do it anymore. I am sick of being a football widow on Sunday. Every week when my husband and I are planning our weekend activities, I have to schedule in everything I want to do with him […]

Woman steals credit info

Online purchases made with stolen credit cards Obtaining Direct Energy customers’ credit card information while working as a customer service representative at the local Alliance Data Systems call center, an Ennis woman was arrested Wednesday for allegedly using the stolen credit card numbers to make purchases online. Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson said on Nov. 18 […]

Holiday program set for two shows

Local church to put on ‘Living Christmas Tree’ performances Baylor Baptist Church will host its annual Living Christmas Tree on Sunday, Dec. 21, at 4 p.m. and again at an encore performance starting at 7 p.m. A group from the Church took a trip to the Boyd Unit in Teague last week where the tree […]

Polyguard Day another success

Polyguard employees enjoy a work-free day of fun, prizes, accolades Every year, Polyguard Products, Inc., celebrates “Polyguard Day” to show appreciation to its employees. This year, it was celebrated Friday, Dec. 12, with lunch, a bowling tournament and a lottery with cash prizes. The company, located at 3801 S. I-45, closed its office to normal […]

My top 10 Lion football offensive performances in 2008

Football is a team game to be sure, but leave it to me when it’s time to recognize some shining stars. While the season is still relatively fresh in my mind, I’m ready to take a look back at some of the best individual performances I saw on the gridiron from Lion football this season. […]

A successful toy drive thanks to you

For the past several weeks the Ennis Daily News has been publishing stories about the Christmas toy drive, with donations being sought from the community. The collecting of toys will end on Tuesday, Dec. 16, with all the toys being bagged and ready for families who have registered at First United Methodist Church to pick […]

Worker charged with stealing

Ennis police arrested Heather Reisinger Wednesday on theft charges after video surveillance from her employer and a confession from the suspect showed she had taken money out of the cash register she had been working for several days, according to Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson. Hopson said on Dec. 9 Officer Don Hudson was dispatched to […]

Westbrook retires

When Patrol Sgt. Nelda Westbrook began with the Ennis police department, the world was quite a different place. The last U.S. soldiers were departing Vietnam, John N. Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman were all found guilty of the Watergate cover-up, Gerald Ford was president, ABC, CBS and NBC agree to create a […]

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