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Archive for: January, 2009

8th Maroon Lions protect home court vs. Warriors

Strong second quarter puts Ennis over the top vs. Waxahachie The eighth grade Maroon Lions only won the second quarter on Thursday night against the Waxahachie Warriors, but it proved to be enough to win the game as well. Ennis was at its best in the second (17-7) and then hung tight after halftime for […]

Offering our thanks to soldiers of war

On today’s front page we learned of a wonderful opportunity for the community to share in something simple that will mean a lot to the soldiers who have been hospitalized after service to their nation. The ladies auxiliary of the Jack Lummus Memorial VFW Post will be collecting Valentine’s Day cards to share with the […]

What’s 30 seconds worth to you?

The biggest advertising opportunity of the year is happening Sunday. This is also known as the Super Bowl, but there are many people (myself included) who watch the Big Game solely for the entertainment value of its advertisements. These commercials go for top dollar – even in our slow economy. Certain companies won’t be advertising, […]

Protecting yourself, others from the flu

The cold and flu season has arrived, and it seems that Texas residents are being hit hard. Prevention is the best medicine for the flu and colds, not only for oneself, but for family, friends and coworkers. According to Andrew B. Crocker, Extension gerontology health specialist with Texas AgriLife Extension Service, cold and flu season […]

Air Evac Lifeteam visits Kiwanis Club

Seconds count when you or a family member has been in an accident, and that is when you can depend on Air Evac Lifeteam to get to the scene quickly, Michael Derfler, Membership Coordinator for Air Evac Lifeteam, told Ennis Kiwanis Club members this week. Air Evac Lifeteam is the largest private air rescue company […]

Hearts go out to troops

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, some people may be thinking of how to spend the day with their sweetheart or send the appropriate card or message to a loved one. Some in the Ennis community are taking it a step further and helping a group that sometimes gets forgotten: wounded soldiers who are […]

Ennis shoots past Waco Lions with 25-4 run

Lions capture crucial win via best quarter of the season In Ennis’ district opener, it led the Waco Lions most of the way only to see the red team steal a road win at the end. Payback was sweet for Ennis (5-19, 3-5) on Wednesday night. Waco went up 8-2 and led by double digits […]

Sign up for Relay to help

At the Ennis Daily News, we know how important it is to raise money for cancer research. That is why we are participating in Relay for Life, and believe everyone should. Nearly everyone has been affected by cancer in some way, whether it has been personally or through a friend or family member. It is […]

Remembering Ralph

Editor’s Note: I didn’t know Ralph Essary very well, but the announcement of his passing was a hard thing to hear. When Ralph would come to our newspaper’s office to drop off his column, his bright smile and warm personality were always welcome. I don’t think he ever knew me well either, but he always […]

ERMC always looking to improve

Ennis hospital CEO speaks to Lions Club about changes Coming up with a program on the fly for fellow Ennis Noon Lions Club members Wednesday, Dave Anderson spoke about some of the latest changes and additions made at Ennis Regional Medical Center. Anderson, ERMC CEO, said what he was most excited to tell the club […]

Miss Teen Ellis County crowned

Midlothian student wins local pageant, headed to San Antonio Officials for the Miss Teen Texas International Pageant have crowned a winner for Miss Teen Ellis County 2009. The winner, Austyn Brittany Rapp, is a Midlothian resident and a junior at Midlothian High School. She will represent the greater Ellis County area at the 2009 Miss […]

Red Raider Nation

Bud White and Nathan Nichols take a moment from enjoying the tailgate party held last night at First United Methodist Church to check out Graham Harrell memorabilia on display. The event featured many of Harrell’s awards and trophy’s he has earned in his football career. White organized the event as part of the “Wednesday Night […]

Lewis serves up collegiate volleyball career

All-district performer made big strides as a senior Ennis High senior Ashley Lewis still has several years ahead of her as a Lady Lion. Next fall, however, Ashley will have to trade in her maroon duds for a blue and white uniform. Lewis recently signed her letter of intent to play volleyball for the North […]

We’re here to help

Being a small town community paper, the Ennis Daily News gets the privilege to focus on some of the aspects of journalism that aren’t really taught or learned when concerning large metropolises like New York City, Chicago or even Dallas. Take for example today’s story about a group of photographs that showed up at our […]

A transformation has taken place

At the risk of having a mutiny on my hands, this will be the last column mentioning my dog for some time to come. I realize not everyone is as into Louie as I am, but the longer I have this dog the more things I learn. This past week has been no different. I […]

Driver faces DWI charge

Police find vehicle’s bumper lying in road Receiving word that a possible drunk driver was on W. Ennis Avenue Friday night, local police were able to locate the suspect in question and place the man under arrest. Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson said at 11:13 p.m. officer Jason McCurdy and other officers were dispatched to All […]

Questions surround box of photos

Unclaimed family photographs land in newspaper office From time to time the Ennis Daily News staff are asked to become community sleuths and help solve a mystery. While it is nothing as serious as needing police involvement, it is a challenge nonetheless. One such test arrived last week in the form of a packet of […]

Come and get it

The Ennis Junior Historians were dishing up some chili and helping to serve refreshments at Baylor Baptist Church this past weekend as the Ennis Honor Flight hosted a chili supper to help the group raise funds to send students to Washington, D.C., in the spring. Students helped serve chili and all the trimmings as those […]

Lady Lions trample University Trojans

Ennis overcomes slow start to win big at home It looked like Lady Lion basketball might have a game on its hands Friday night after a tight first quarter against the Waco University Trojans, but Ennis snapped out of an early daze and dominated from there. The Lady Lions (19-8, 6-3) won the middle quarters […]

United Way needs just a bit more

Of all the things anyone can say about the Ennis community, the one that is perhaps the most accurate is the people here are generous. Time and time again when a need is made known, the businesses and individuals in town come together to make sure the needs are met. It happens with everything from […]

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