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Archive for: November, 2009

County to consider construction of slaughterhouse in Precinct 2

A public hearing to discuss a proposed slaughterhouse in Ellis County Precinct 2 has been set for the Nov. 23 meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court. The proposed location for the slaughterhouse is near the Navarro County line, on Slama Road, said Bill Dodson, Ellis County Precinct 2 commissioner. Before a permit for its […]

Fire fighters need help restoring old engine

The Ennis Fire Fighters Association has plans to restore an old fire truck that was last used by the fire department 40 years ago, but they need help raising the funds to make it happen. In December, the association will hold a 5 Alarm Texas Country Jam to help raise money. The concert is produced […]

EISD raises $29K for United Way

Employees at Ennis ISD recently completed their most successful campaign ever, raising just over $29,000 for the Greater Ennis United Way. The previous record was $28,349.04, which was raised two years ago. “I am very proud of the Ennis ISD teachers and staff members who so generously contributed to this worthwhile campaign,” said Barbara Qualls, […]

Industry tax break on table

The city commission will consider final passage of Ennis-based Polyguard Products’ fourth industrial tax abatement on Monday. The commission approved the abatement — Ennis’ 50th to date — on first reading at its meeting Nov. 2, and the item is coming back to the city agenda on second reading. The firm is focused on developing […]

Spotlight on … Pat Emsley

She weaves around the knee-high desks without having to look where she is going. Pat Emsley knows the Baylor Baptist Pre-K classrooms like the back of her hand. Walking through the tiny hallway that connects both classrooms, Emsley points out hand paintings shaped like turkeys drying on a rack, “We are getting ready for Thanksgiving,” […]

Freshman Lady Lions advance to hoops title game

After a tough loss in their season opener, the Freshman Lady Lions bounced back in a big way at their tournament on Thursday. Ennis (2-1) bested Terrell and Kemp to reach the championship game. Like the JV, the freshmen will also face Lancaster at noon on Saturday. Ennis Freshmen 50 Kemp 25 “We played a […]

JV Lady Lions deliver goods in home tourney

Their 2009 tournament got underway Thursday and it was up to the JV Lady Lions to play their way into Saturday’s championship game. Ennis (3-0) did just that with victories over Terrell and Kemp. The Lady Lions will take the court against Lancaster on Saturday at noon to decide first place. Ennis JV 39 Terrell […]

Veterans’ service makes impact

Even though Veterans Day has come and gone, it is important that we keep on remembering our veterans every day. Wednesday offered an assortment of Veterans celebrations across the community. I started my day at Ennis Junior High School’s Veterans Day Celebration, and ended my day at the American Legion’s Veterans Day Ceremony. At EJHS, […]

Arrests show the power of police work

The arrests of two men from the Dallas area for thefts here after days of investigation by the Ennis Police Department show the determination of our local police force. Instead of letting the case slip out of their hands as some kind of unfortunate side effect of a bad situation, they tracked it into another […]

Pet of the week

Photo by Rosalyn Todaro, www.rozphoto.com Shia is a medium, female, black, domestic medium hair mix and is approximately 1 year old. She has been spayed and has received all age-appropriate vaccinations except for rabies, which must be administered by a veterinarian. She is available for adoption at the Ellis County SPCA. The shelter is located […]

Ennis man waits for court date

The Ennis man arrested and charged with soliciting minors online by Austin police has yet to see his day in court there. Stanley Brazier’s case, originally set for an initial hearing in late October and reset for Nov. 9, was reset this week for the second time to Dec. 14, according to officials with the […]

EPL needs friends, too

Thanks to the Friends of the Library, people of all ages can take part in a variety of free educational programs offered at the Ennis Public Library. “The public library is a place where education and knowledge should be available and easily accessible,” said Barb Sims, president of the Friends of the Library. The Friends […]

Baby’s abduction ends with arrest

Ennis police arrested a 21-year-old Thursday for allegedly kidnapping his ex-girlfriend’s child after she refused to rekindle their relationship. Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson, Ennis police spokesman, said police responded to a call at about 1:30 p.m. from the mother of a 14-month-old boy who said her son had been kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend, who she […]

Thieves targeted supplies

Laddy Rejcek, manager of Blazek Building Supply in Ennis, is glad a troubling set of robberies at stores here and in Waxahachie might be close to being solved. An attempted robbery Monday was the Ennis location’s second since September, and the business’ Waxahachie location was robbed twice in May and June. “We’re getting there,” Rejcek […]

Mason striving to lead Lion hoops to postseason

Last season brought forth a special freshman year by Ennis’ Jordan Mason, but he’s looking for something more in 2009-10. The prolific scoring guard finished as the second-leading 4A scorer in the area a year ago at 21.5 points per game. Mason cleared 30 points five times and scored a season-high 36 against South Grand […]

Share your stories with us

Stories like that of Ennis resident Charles Kelker, who was present during a turning point in history with the destruction of the infamous Berlin Wall, are diamonds that we as a community should know about and understand. It takes the community’s interaction with the newspaper to drive that kind of discovery and to create the […]

Corsicana resident charged in robbery

A Corsicana man has been indicted for aggravated robbery by an Ellis County grand jury in the knifepoint holdup of a convenience store in September. Det. Mike Hopson with the Ennis Police Department said Beer Warehouse on Ennis Avenue was robbed around 2:15 p.m. Sept. 12. Police jailed Geovani Mendez, a 23-year-old, who allegedly robbed […]

Child Find gives EISD tool to aid students

Ennis ISD is notifying the community that they offer comprehensive special education services to their students as part of a federal requirement, and are working to identify those students who have special education needs. This program, called Child Find, helps to identify eligible students ages 3 through 21 years for special education services and children […]

EPD finds stolen goods in Dallas

Ennis police discovered around $50,000 in allegedly stolen shingles at a store in northern Dallas on Wednesday. Kris Salam, 46, of Carrollton, and Jose Torres, 34, of Dallas, were arrested and charged with theft greater than $20,000 in connection with the case. Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson said police found Wednesday 23 palettes of shingles at […]

Ennis commemorates Veterans Day

The American Legion held a Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday evening followed by dinner. Pictured, Charles Gentry, left, receives an award for 65 years of membership in the American Legion from Commander Dan Cook, while First Vice Commander Ron Shore looks on.

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