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Archive for: June, 2009

Wildcats gear up for district in Grandview

Good Time Charlies trying to keep rolling The Good Time Charlies Wildcats were clearly the best freshman division squad in the Ennis Girls Softball Association this year, but now it’s time for the ladies in red to see what they can do at the next level. On Monday in Grandview, the Wildcats will begin play […]

Show your pride in the U.S. flag

The American Flag is a symbol of freedom, democracy, security and pride. Displaying it with that pride is a symbol that communicates good will toward our fellow citizens and a feeling of charity and congeniality. It also acts as a symbol that tells onlookers the story that has shaped America. That story is one of […]

EPD: Combative suspect shocked after foot chase

Ennis police arrested a 38-year-old man after he allegedly fled police and resisted arrest to the point officers had to use a stun gun to detain him. Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson, public information officer for the Ennis Police Department, said a call of a verbal fight at about 6 p.m. Sunday at a house in […]

Chamber preps for annual auction

Ennis luminaries will be front and center Aug. 8 at the Ennis Chamber of Commerce’s 26th Annual Auction, named “Hollywood: A Night at the Oscars.” “We encourage people to come in costumes, but it’s not required,” Chamber CEO and President Jeannette Patak said. “You’ll see some come casual and then others are in suits. We […]

Barton looks for opinions on health care

Congressman Joe Barton wants an alternative to plans in Congress to overhaul the nation’s health care system through a government-run insurance program. Barton, R-Texas, gathered a group of medical professionals, healthcare experts and consumers together Monday for a forum to help guide his hand in looming talks about health care reform in Washington, D.C. Focus […]

Fans give it up for MJ

In life and in death, Michael Jackson brought people together. This was apparent in Ennis Monday night as crowds of Jackson’s fans, both young and old, gathered in the parking lot of Blockbuster to celebrate the singer’s life and music. As Jackson’s hits blared from the speakers, people signed a poster with their condolences to […]

Service Master softball shines

Big victory sets up rematch with top seed Taking the field on Thursday night for a chance to reach the midget division championship, Service Master was looking to put its best ball on the field. Coach Wayne Cupples couldn’t have asked for more than a 15-0 triumph over Hejny Contracting to leave no doubt about […]

Chamber’s role expands

The Ennis Chamber of Commerce’s role in the community cannot be understated, especially during a period of economic distress like the one we find ourselves struggling with. With reports heralding woes like unemployment increasing and profits shrinking, businesspeople are getting palpably more tense in their operation and decision-making. The chamber, which provides a support structure […]

Band’s success shows commitment

Last week, the Daily News had two articles about the EHS Band. I hope our readers had an opportunity to read one or both of the articles, not because I wrote them, but because they call attention to the hard work and dedication that every single band student puts into the program. The EHS band […]

Disaster training offered at Ennis fire station

The Red Cross is offering volunteers the opportunity to train for disaster services in Ellis County. The first workshop, called “Fulfilling Our Mission,” is set from 6-9 p.m. Monday at Ennis Fire Station No. 2, located at 901 Martin Luther King Drive. The second event, the “Disaster Action Team Workshop,” will be from 6-9 p.m. […]

Beating suspect found hiding in attic

Marcus Lusk, 28, of Ennis was arrested Thursday morning after allegedly beating a man and and stealing his cell phone outside a home in the 800 block of S. Sherman Street. Det. Sgt. Jason York said while the victim was dropping some friends off in the area, Lusk allegedly came outside screaming at the man. […]

Ennis bypass ‘first priority’

The U.S. 287 bypass in Ennis is the first priority for the highway expansion project in Ellis County, a local Texas Department of Transportation official said Thursday. TxDOT Area Engineer Bill Pearce shared that outlook in a workshop held at the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court on Thursday. Representatives from Ellis County, TxDOT, the North Central […]

Kwik Kar repeats as junior division champs

Powerhouse ready to make waves at district Over the last couple of years, junior division team Kwik Kar has bottled up the formula for victory and played winning ball night after night. In 2008, Kwik Kar went 13-0 at Bluebonnet Park. On Wednesday night, coach Michelle Duncan’s ballclub capped off a 15-0 run at Bluebonnet […]

Shot changes need attention

In keeping with the idea that our schools should be a safe haven for our students, the state’s new immunization requirements are something that parents should all take seriously. There are concerns out there about immunizations and childhood vaccinations, and the evidence of a link between those protective measures and possible side effects is certainly […]

Library program’s popularity swells

I started at this job in May 2005. In that time I have seen plenty of changes made to the Ennis landscape. East Ennis Avenue was in the middle of being widened when I got here. Sonic moved a block down the street. Corporations like National Envelope and Alliance Data located in Ennis’ Industrial Park. […]

Energy savings for low-income families

Low-income residents are eligible for discounts on their electric bills authorized by the state of Texas. The Public Utility Commission of Texas OK’d a 15.5 percent discount on electric bills effective in May for low-income residential customers in areas participating in retail electric competition. The current LITE-UP Texas program is funded through August and amounts […]

Suspect collared in pharmacy theft

Ennis police arrested Stephanie Herrera, 25, of Ennis on an outstanding warrant after she called to report her car stolen. Det. Lt. Ron Roark said Officer Paul Asby met with Herrera to discuss the stolen vehicle Tuesday. While speaking with Herrera, a police dispatcher advised Herrera was wanted on an Ennis police warrant for delivery […]

Chamber CEO graduates early

Jeannette Patak, President of the Ennis Chamber of Commerce has graduated from the Institute for Organization Management, a four-year nonprofit-leadership training program at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. Although the program is set up to be completed in four years, Patak chose, with the encouragement of the chamber board, to fast-track the course […]

Expect scorching heat to stick around

More heat is coming, but lower temperatures are possible next week. The National Weather Service has extended a heat advisory that warns of more 100-degree days until 8 p.m. Friday, said Jessica Schultz, a meteorologist with the Fort Worth forecasting station. “Through the weekend, we’re still looking at temperatures near or above 100,” she said. […]

Lions dominate Duncanville on home turf

Ennis puts on impressive 7-on-7 showing Lion football may have seen its final 7-on-7 action of the summer Tuesday night at Ennis High, and if so it was a fine way to wrap things up. Ennis hosted the 5A Duncanville Panthers, which are coming off a playoff season this past fall. Duncanville was split into […]

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