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Archive for: October, 2009

Grand jury indicts local

An Ellis County grand jury has indicted 27-year-old Ennis native Latesha Perry for allegedly soliciting a 15-year-old boy in early August. Perry is accused of online solicitation of a minor in the case, and allegedly sent nude photographs and sexual texts to the victim’s cell phone. Ennis police Det. Sgt. Mark Mahoney said the boy’s […]

Spotlight on … J.N. ‘Red’ Sanders

Present economic conditions have brought unexpected changes to many.   People in every strata are affected, and some folks find themselves moving back home while others end up moving away as a consequence. Some hurt and others prosper but in Ennis, if anyone finds themselves needing kind advice or their spirits lifted, there’s a place to go […]

Fire fighters go pink for cancer

For three days this week, the Ennis Fire Fighters Association will join other fire departments across the state in wearing pink to raise awareness for breast cancer. The pink t-shirt campaign, called “Cares Enough to Wear Pink” was started by a Tyler fire fighter, Wes Malcolm, whose wife had breast cancer, said Josh Slovak, an […]

Boys and Girls Club offers children safety

For 11 years, the Boys and Girls Club of Ennis has given children a safe and caring place to go when they aren’t in school. The club is successful at keeping children off the streets, not only because it gives them a place to be, but also because the staff at the Boys and Girls […]

Ferris outside linebackers ready to step up

Tonight, the outside linebackers for the Ferris Yellowjackets (4-3) will tackle the task of keeping the heavily recruited Alvarado Indian (4-3) running back in check. It will be important for them to maintain their position and turn him inside. The Jacket outside linebackers are coached by Scott Hulsey. He played football at North Mesquite High […]

Midway wins defensive struggle versus Lions

Adversity struck once again on Thursday, but that’s nothing new for the 2009 Lions. Ennis lost starting quarterback D.J. Betik to injury midway through the second quarter in Waco’s Floyd Casey Stadium, but still made the Hewitt Midway Panthers (7-1, 4-1) work hard for their 14-0 victory. Midway only outgained Ennis (4-4, 2-3) by a […]

Dog rescue warms the heart

When I first wrote about Camp Wolfgang earlier this month, I had no idea how Wally Swanson was going to get 150 dogs adopted by Oct. 30. When I talked to Mr. Swanson on Wednesday, he was thrilled to announce that all of the dogs have been adopted or relocated. My expectations, and I’m sure […]

Do not pass up your chance to be heard

We’re coming up on an election that has the chance of changing the state’s constitution in some significant ways, so we can’t stress enough the importance of getting educated about how changes might affect you and the importance of hitting the polls. Early voting turnout has not instilled confidence in election officials in this county. […]

County waiting for H1N1 vaccines

Although the first doses of the H1N1 vaccine were scheduled to arrive in mid-October, Ellis County has seen no sign of them yet. “Ellis County has orders in for all law enforcement and fire departments in the county, but they haven’t been received yet,” said John Patterson, emergency management coordinator for Ellis County. As of […]

Air Evac Lifeteam opening new base at Ennis Airport

Air Evac Lifeteam, the largest independently owned and operated air medical service in the U.S., is opening a new base at Ennis Municipal Airport this weekend. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, the air medical service provider will hold a grand opening celebration at its new Ennis Municipal Airport location including food, entertainment and drawings for […]

Track makes final touches

The Texas Motorplex is ready again to host racers from around the country competing in a season-end race right here in Texas. The National Guard American Drag Racing League’s LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals start today. Through Saturday, the ADRL’s last of 10 scheduled events for the year will bring race teams in five professional […]

Trick-or-treating benefits UNICEF

EHS senior Ashley Billings, right, gets her make-up done by junior Yareli Landeros. The students, part of the National Honor Society and Key Club, were getting ready to go out into the community and trick-or-treat Tuesday evening to collect money for UNICEF.

Morris Brothers wow Travis students

To kick off an early Red Ribbon Week that starts next week at Travis Elementary, the Famous Morris Brothers a.k.a. “The Nerds” came to entertain as well as educate the students about making good choices now and in the future. They tied in Travis’ “Cool Kid Rules” in which we use to teach character education […]

Police: Pair likely behind gear thefts

Ennis police are working on a case against two men arrested Monday that connects them with six thefts from Tractor Supply totalling more than $10,000. Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson said an off-duty police officer saw Ignacio Munoz, 36, and Christopher Remsnyder, 32, allegedly pull into Tractor Supply on Monday in a truck that was specially […]

ACROSS shares joys of hearth and home

When ordinary people become homeless because of an unforeseen situation, one Ennis agency is there to help them get back on the right track. A Christian Response Of Shelter and Service is a nonprofit agency affiliated with the Greater Ennis United Way that provides a temporary place to live for Ennis residents who have lost […]

7th Maroon Lions run past Everman Bulldogs, 28-20

Ennis football fans can’t help but get excited when they consider the future prospects of the seventh grade Maroon Lions. Ennis moved to 4-1 on the season Monday with a 28-20 victory over the Everman Bulldogs. In fact, only a last-minute kick return touchdown by DeSoto West prevented the Maroon Lions from being undefeated at […]

Lion tennis takes third at district tournament

Ennis didn’t manage to qualify for the regional tennis tournament on Saturday, but it did earn a breakthrough victory. Lion tennis (11-5) beat Midlothian for the first time in three seasons by a 10-9 margin to advance to a match with Corsicana. While the Tigers won 10-1 to punch their ticket to regionals along with […]

Breast cancer awareness is an important effort

This month serves as a great reminder to all of us that human life is a fragile thing. Breast cancer is an insipid killer, and too many to name have been affected by the disease. People in our community have fought valiant struggles against this affliction, some living through to tell the tale and serve […]

Festival food and fall fun

Steve Berry and son Noah, 2, wait for a vendor at the Autumn Days in Ennis Fall Festival on Saturday. Hundreds packed downtown for the annual afternoon of food, music, entertainment and sharing organized by locals for residents to enjoy.

Parents get sneak preview of program on abstinence

Next week, sixth-grade students at Dorie Miller Intermediate School will view a program designed to teach them about sexual abstinence, but before they do, parents will have an opportunity to view the program this evening. Aim for Success is the largest provider of abstinence programs in Texas, said Molly Goodwin, a counselor at Miller. Allowing […]

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