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Archive for: May, 2009

Lion tennis summer offerings keep growing

Howard discusses all of the options in the coming months It seems like the Lion Tennis Center has more options to offer local youth with every new arrival of the summer season. “Last summer was our first one without the swimming pool and it was a big change, but the turnout was still good,” said […]

Leadership Ennis shows its support for local students

Leadership Ennis offers community members a unique opportunity to get to know the city where they live, work and play, and that is something we could all do a little more. It can be easy to get tunnel vision and lose track of the unique qualities that make Ennis a jewel of a city to […]

Starting off on the right foot

Memorial Day was a good day to get started working in Ennis. It’s a time-honored holiday spent with friends and family and aimed at showing respect and reverence. For me, it provided a small window into some of your lives, and that’s a priceless kind of exposure for a journalist. Especially as the paper’s new […]

Broken-down train car caused parade delay

The combination of thousands of spectators in town for a national event celebrating Czech heritage, a broken down Union Pacific railcar and miscommunication between the city of Ennis, parade organizers and the train company created the perfect storm Saturday. What resulted was a number of spectators stranded on the wrong side of the tracks to […]

Treats for Troops sets pick-up meal, looks for more aid

Treats for Troops is putting together a drive-through pick-up meal at First Christian Church from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday. Thanks to donations for the meal itself, Treats for Troops is able to charge $3, despite the lunch being valued in excess of $10, said Harriet Adams, the group’s project founder and coordinator. “How about a […]

EISD may pick next district chief

After a months-long process, the Ennis ISD will consider naming the lone finalist out of three candidates for superintendent when they meet Wednesday. Former Superintendent Eddie Dunn, who served the district for three years told the board in January that he would retire in June. After Dunn’s announcement, the board immediately began the search process […]

Area honors its veterans

The area stopped its regular hustle and bustle to remember its honored dead Monday. Groups gathered around Ennis to observe Memorial Day, including the United Daughters of the Confederacy and Military Order of Stars and Bars, who met at Myrtle Cemetery for a holiday ceremony. Flags dotted the cemetery in preparation for the midday meeting, […]

Questions answered as spring ball concludes

Harrell sees roster rounding into form heading to summer Spring football is all about coaches figuring out just exactly what they’ve got to work with. Not to say every position is set in stone after the Lions concluded their spring work on Thursday, but coach Sam Harrell had an answer to questions regarding every position. […]

Parade delayed by train, not rain

At 10 a.m., Saturday in downtown Ennis the talk of the Polka Festival wasn’t the extravagantly decorated parade floats, the entertaining music at the halls or even the winner of the Polka King and Queen Dance Contest. Instead, the most asked question and biggest concern of nearly every onlooker and visitor to the 43rd Annual […]

Leadership Ennis gives out first scholarship

For their class project, the 2009 Leadership Ennis class went into the community to raise money in order to offer a scholarship to a graduating Ennis High School senior. This year, the scholarship is worth $1,000, and was awarded to Claire Alston, who has chosen to attend the University of Texas at Dallas. Alston said […]

Man charged with assault

Man who punches himself arrested for attacking wife A 25-year-old Ennis man is in the Ennis jail for allegedly choking and pushing his wife Thursday afternoon. According to the police report, at 5:20 p.m. Officer David Dodd was dispatched to 804 S. Hall St. in reference to an assault. While en route, Dodd was advised […]

Newly dating couple wins Polka crowns

43rd Annual National Polka Festival brings thousands to Ennis for dancing, food, fun Ashley Sulak and Mark Hermes saw each other for the first time at the Knights of Columbus Hall during the 2008 National Polka Festival. This year, they returned to KC Hall as a couple to enter the Polka King and Queen Competition […]

Put hwy. plan on fast track

For a couple of years now countless man hours among city officials and plenty of space in our publication has been devoted to urgently correcting the problem known as the Hwy. 287 Bypass. We have heard the roadway called numerous things – including a death trap – due to the high number of accidents that […]

Ennis future secure with kids like these

Ennis is heading in a great direction. How do I know this? Because I’ve been inside every school in Ennis and I see first hand the great things that are going on with students. This might sound cliché, but children really are our future. On one of my many trips to Ennis High School, after […]

Summer volunteers needed for Meals-on-Wheels

Heat, vacations create larger need in summer months Summertime is a critical time of the year for Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson and Ellis County. With the onset of the summer heat approaching, there is an even greater need to check on the homebound, disabled and elderly residents in the community. Since summer tends to be a […]

County looks at highway renovations

The Ellis County Commissioners’ Court held a workshop Thursday morning to discuss the U.S. Highway 287 Corridor Study conducted by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The workshop was held for informational purposes only, and TxDOT, with the help of the planning and engineering firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) is planning the study. […]

City urges safety this Polka weekend

Police to patrol streets, watch for illegally parked vehicles While people all over the city prepare to get in touch with their Czech side and dance a polka or two, city employees in many departments have been working long hours to make sure the city is ready for the onslaught of people that will come […]

Family foundation gives to Greater Ennis United Way

The Greater Ennis United Way got a head start on its 2009 fund-raising campaign when the organization received a generous donation from the Kinzie Family Foundation. “I think it’s cool that the Kinzie Family Foundation was the first donation for the 2009 Greater Ennis United Way Campaign, because the foundation has been part of the […]

Huge first inning lifts Leggett & Platt

28 batters step to plate in marathon opening frame Sometimes it seems as if the second inning of a ballgame will never arrive. In Wednesday’s early freshman league contest between Leggett & Platt (LP) and Price Distributing (PD), 18 runs were scored and 28 batters came to the plate. LP spent most of the frame […]

Make an effort, feed the hungry

When was the last time you contacted your state government representative concerning an issue that was important to you? Have you ever done such a thing and been a part of the democratic process by letting your voice be heard in more of a way than just voting? Well if you’ve never done such a […]

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