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Archive for: October, 2009

Waxahachie tops Lady Lion volleyball in season finale

The season came to an end for Lady Lion volleyball on Tuesday — too soon for any of the players’ liking. Waxahachie is in a battle for the 16-4A crown and it was very motivated to take care of business against Ennis (9-24, 5-9), as the Indians won 25-12, 25-15 and 25-15. “This isn’t the […]

7th Maroon Lions bring the hammer down

The spectacular ’09 campaign continued for the seventh grade Maroon Lions on Tuesday, at the expense of visiting Duncanville Kennemer. Ennis (5-1) scored 22 points in the first quarter and Kennemer mercifully received a running clock in the final three quarters of a 47-6 triumph for the Lions. It was all about a smorgasbord of […]

Of doorbells and door judging

The doorbell is a nice touch. I pulled up to Ennis Junior High School on Tuesday intent on fulfilling a promise to Ross Jones, who you may know as the chief of Ennis Independent School District police. He was hurrying out to Sam Houston Elementary for one in his series of presentations on the dangers […]

Give us more to work with on address signs

A discussion that began Monday in Ellis County Commissioners Court chambers got this newspaper thinking, and it surely had members of the community interested. Do we really need numbers on our houses? Should it be a government mandate and issue that can cause us grief in the eyes of the law if we don’t? The […]

Veterans edition deadline is Friday

Friday is the deadline to submit photos for the Ennis Daily News’ Veterans Day special section. Each year, the EDN publishes this section to honor veterans and give our readers a chance to see all the veterans who live in Ennis and eastern Ellis County, said Tre Bischof, publisher of the Ennis Daily News. “There […]

Fire fighters, EISD boost teacher’s cancer efforts

The Ennis Fire Fighters and Ennis ISD have teamed up to support one Ennis teacher as she and her team do their part to find a cure for breast cancer. Ashlee Nichols, a teacher at Crockett Early Childhood Center, decided to put together a team to walk the 60 miles in the Susan G. Komen […]

Suspect’s Austin hearing refixed

An Ennis man arrested and charged with soliciting a minor over the Internet won’t go to court until November and has yet to be indicted. Stanley Brazier, 51, was jailed in Austin on Oct. 10 after he allegedly went to Austin to meet an online contact who he thought was a 14-year-old girl. Austin police […]

Food convoy countdown starts

A charity effort to feed the needy during the coming holidays is nearing the finish line, and representatives met one of the men behind the Feed the Children organization Tuesday. The Greater Ennis Feed the Children Project is up to six trailers and is working on funding the seventh of a planned convoy of 10 […]

Outlooks change fast across NFL landscape

One week’s media darling can morph into the league’s goat the following Sunday, and vice versa. Such is the life of NFL players and their ballclubs. When the Raiders shocked the Eagles a couple of weeks ago 13-9, all of the sudden the media was speculating maybe the circus in Oakland is getting its act […]

Help us learn more about each other as people

We think knowing more about the individuals who make our community tick is extremely important, especially in one as tightly knit and intimate as Ennis. It can be difficult to learn a great deal about people in this day and age, with so much at stake and no shortage of work to keep us busy. […]

Harvest Festival makes comeback at FUMC

Before the First United Methodist Church Harvest Festival is seen, it is smelt. The aroma of fresh barbecue lingered in the entrance to the festival Saturday. Smiling volunteers greeted festival-goers at the door as they explained how to register for the silent auction. People paced up and down the silent auction tables, stopping to “ooh” […]

Address signs top topics at county court

The Ellis County Commissioners’ Court facilitated a discussion Monday evening on whether or not to require properties in unincorporated areas to display numbered address signs. House Bill 2665, which passed in the last session of the Texas Legislature, amends the Transportation Code to give the commissioners’ court of a county the authority to adopt and […]

Candy Cane cares for area’s children

Next year, Candy Cane Corner Childcare Center will move into a facility nearly twice the size of their current building, but for now, the nonprofit daycare is filled to capacity. Candy Cane Corner will soon occupy part of the old hospital building located on Lampasas Street, said Pam Skinner, director of Candy Cane Corner Childcare […]

A family bitten by ‘Twilight’

Sad to say, my family, under the direction of our matriarch, Kellie, is hooked into the Twilight craze. She made me buy the movie on Pay Per View for $14.99 in a hotel room in Tallahassee, Fla. on the way back from Disney World back in February. That was the beginning of my exposure to […]

Grandview Zebras gallop to victory vs. Palmer

The Palmer Bulldogs were a heavy underdog on Friday night against the 17th-ranked team in the state in the form of the Grandview Zebras. But on the first play of the game, Palmer managed to sack the Zebra quarterback for a 10-yard loss to give the Bulldogs an early boost. On the next play, however, […]

Indians run past host Yellowjacket football

Two forced turnovers, a blocked field goal and a strong rushing performance by the visiting Alvarado Indians proved to be more than the Ferris Yellowjackets could handle in a 37-10 Alvarado victory on Friday night. Alvarado improved its record to 5-3 overall and 2-1 in district play, while Ferris dropped to 4-4 and 1-2 in […]

Quarterback Betik avoids serious injury vs. Midway

It’s true Ennis quarterback D.J. Betik did stay overnight in a Waco hospital on Thursday after he was injured on a second-quarter run against Hewitt Midway, but the report released by an unnamed Dallas radio station that he underwent emergency surgery is definitely false. Betik took a helmet to the ribs on a six-yard run […]

Midway Panthers best visiting Lady Lion volleyball

On Friday night, Lady Lion volleyball hit the road for quite a daunting challenge, as it took on the Hewitt Midway Panthers. While Ennis (9-23, 5-8) nearly managed to steal a game when the two teams met at home in the first district round, Midway was sharp on its home court to come away with […]

Lion cross-country gearing up for district meet

Ennis cross-country competitors are all too aware of how disappointing the 2008 16-4A meet in Cleburne was for the entire Lion program, but that was last year. Ennis has performed much better during the 2009 season on both the boys’ and girls’ sides, and so the expectations are understandably higher for the upcoming district meet […]

Prepare for this weekend by defining limits

As we come to the last week in October, responsible parents throughout our community will be thinking about Halloween. They should be — this year, Halloween falls on a Saturday, and that means it’s going to be party central in Ennis. Young and old have the chance to turn out to have fun at trick-or-treating […]

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