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Archive for: March, 2009

Helping Hands’ shelves running low

With the need of donations for any relief agency becoming more and more important in the current economy, Helping Hands of Ennis finds themselves at a point of concern. Donations of clothing and household items, which the agency usually receives, have gone from trickling in to having the faucet shut off as the thrift store […]

Suspected drug dealer arrested

Following a two-month investigation, Ennis police arrested Anthony Romero, 24, of Ennis, Thursday on drug charges. The bond for his release was set at $150,000. Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson said local authorities executed a search warrant at Romero’s home in the 300 block of E. Denton Street Thursday. As a result of the search, police […]

Soldier honored

Fallen soldier to receive recognition in Alaska Fortunately few community members know the heartache of losing a loved one while they were serving in the military. For those who do, the sadness they feel at their loss is tempered by the pride they feel for their loved one’s service. While nothing is ever able to […]

Ennis’ Boyd bound for state powerlifting meet

Lion leaves no doubt he’s elite in Region 3 The Region 3 Powerlifting Meet went down in Lindale on Thursday, and a determined Lion managed to punch his ticket to state. Ennis High junior Rob Boyd rose to the occasion in the 242-lb. class. The all-district defensive tackle will now prep for the state meet, […]

DFW farm spot for a second chance

Lions Club learns about a place where troubled teens get back on track Thinking Happy Hill Farm would be a nice place for his family to live while he finished seminary school, Chad Mauldin ended up being a permanent fixture at the camp for troubled kids for the past eight years. Mauldin, who studied at […]

County jobless rate hits 6-year high

Local economy not immune to woes facing rest of the nation Layoffs, a rise in the unemployment rate and more people needing assistance from relief agencies are all signs of the times and an indicator that the economy is in a downward trend. With the effects of the nationwide recession hitting home locally, the Ellis […]

O’Daniel benefit set for Saturday

Event’s proceeds help raise money for scholarship fund Having fond memories and being able to come together to share them is what the people behind the Mike O’Daniel Scholarship Foundation are hoping for when they meet with friends and family of O’Daniel to celebrate his life on March 14 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. […]

Unemployment on the rise

It is nearly impossible to go even one day without hearing something about how bad the economy is right now in America. Local media outlets make it a point to touch on the slowly beating pulse of our nation’s economic situation in at least one story, whether it’s television newscasts or newspaper articles. On a […]

Laments on Texas weather

Texas weather, you need to make a decision. You are more indecisive than Jason, the bachelor. And I think we all know how wishy-washy he was. I know we need the rain, but does it really have to be so cold outside? It was 80 degrees and pleasant last week. Wednesday morning I had to […]

Relay hopes to find teams

Some people might see the headline above and think, “Oh man, another Relay for Life article.” Well, it’s no secret we at the Ennis Daily News are completely behind the Ennis’ Relay for Life event, which will take place the night of April 24 and early morning of April 25. We definitely give it a […]

Saturday’s accident a tragic, unnecessary incident

The city of Ennis has been pushing extremely hard for the past couple of years to have the project known as the widening of the Hwy. 287 Bypass pushed to the earliest date for safety reasons. The recent accident this past weekend will give city officials more ammunition during meetings with the state to prove […]

Relay for Life short of team goal

With the April 24 event date quickly approaching, Ennis Relay for Life committee members and organizers are hoping to draw in a few more teams to help reach their goals. Event organizer Amy Martinez said she is very excited about the number of teams that have signed up for this event and she is hoping […]

Results from chess tourney

Children turn out for first ever Ennis chess tournamet Children who have been learning to play chess from Larry Candy had an opportunity to put their skills to the test as Ennis Public Library hosted the first Friends of the Ennis Public Library Chess Tournament last month. The tournament was held Saturday, Feb. 28, and […]

Keep pet population in check

Ellis County SPCA advocate visits Ennis Rotary Club A former member of the DeSoto Rotary Club and current volunteer at the Ellis County SPCA, Bob Mahlstedt enjoys giving back to the community and it shows. Mahlstedt visited the Ennis Rotary Club recently to speak about the SPCA and how community members can help the organization. […]

Lion golf stakes claim as district favorite

Ennis sends message in 16-4A with high level of play The 16-4A golf tournament isn’t until next month, but over the weekend Lion golf roared to give notice that it may well be the top dog this year. Competing in a tourney at Burleson’s Hidden Creek Golf Club on Friday and Saturday, Ennis finished third […]

Goodbye to Chad Adams

Yesterday, the announcement came that Chad Adams would be resigning as county judge. We at the Ennis Daily News wanted to take this opportunity to recognize Adams for the work he has done as county judge. He served Ellis County for a total of 10 years, first as justice of the peace for Precinct 4, […]

Maybe those guys are on to something

You know the old adage about us wanting what we can’t have? Apparently, I get drawn into that idea and I have to say that I’m relentless when it comes to those things. Case in point, I have been fascinated with the Masons as of late: the history behind it, the reason they do the […]

Hwy. accident injures three

The often-debated dangerous roadway known as the Hwy. 287 Bypass has tallied three more victims as of Saturday night. At 9:47 p.m. Ennis police and emergency responders were dispatched to the 1400 block of the bypass in reference to a two-vehicle accident. According to the accident report, 20-year-old Athens resident Charley Jay Smith was driving […]

Student puts service into action

Organization commends sixth grader’s selfless actions Community service is something many sixth grade students don’t even give a second thought, but Sydney Pechal looks for ways to give back even if it means a lot of hard work on her part. Pechal’s efforts were recently recognized by the Education in Action organization where she was […]

Adams steps down as County Judge

Official resigns position, will leave office April 1 In a presentation to the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court at their meeting Monday, Chad Adams announced his resignation as county judge. Adams, who served as justice of the peace for Precinct 4 from 1999 until 2002 and County Judge since 2003, will leave the office of County […]

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