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Archive for: July, 2010

Team looks for support

The Ennis American Legion baseball team is set to compete at the state level July 26, but they need Ennis’ help.

Chamber:Sysco deal may boost area retail

Last week’s agreement between Ennis officials and Sysco Corporation has many in the community looking forward to what will come.

The historic land deal in the city’s Industrial Park has the food giant agreeing to build an $80 million redistribution facility on 255 acres purchased from the city.

Reader prove enthusiasm

Children that participated in the program’s reading challenges and events throughout the summer gathered at the library Thursday for the awards ceremony. Mayor Pro-tem Bob Taylor handed out award certificates to each child who met their individual reading goals.

Great response to ‘Give A Kid A Chance’

Ennis has come a long way in helping its most important asset – it’s school age children – with a tremendous response to calls for funding for the Give A Kid A Chance program. But our area children still need a little more than $5,000 from you this week. In addition, the group is still […]

Chamber: Sysco deal may boost area retail

Last week’s agreement between Ennis officials and Sysco Corporation has many in the community looking forward to what will come. The historic land deal in the city’s Industrial Park has the food giant agreeing to build an $80 million redistribution facility on 255 acres purchased from the city. Ennis Chamber of Commerce President Jeannette Patak […]

CASH goes back to county

Opponents of a proposed slaughterhouse presented their cause to the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court on Monday night. Citizens Against the Slaughter House addressed the court at Monday’s regularly scheduled meeting in an effort to bring them up to speed on attempts to prevent the slaughterhouse from making a home in any part of Ellis County. […]

Readers prove enthusiasm

The reading express rolled out of the Ennis Public Library with the end of the Summer Reading Program last week. Children that participated in the program’s reading challenges and events throughout the summer gathered at the library Thursday for the awards ceremony. Mayor Pro-tem Bob Taylor handed out award certificates to each child who met […]

Food giant chooses Ennis

Ennis officials and Sysco Corporation officially signed off on an historic land deal in the city’s Industrial Park by agreeing to build an $80 million redistribution facility on 255 acres of land purchased from the city. Sysco’s arrival in Ennis will bring approximately 300 jobs to the city and could ultimately be boosted to 600-800 […]

Bragg Appliance takes another title step

Good teams find a way to win even when they’re not firing on all cylinders. Bragg Appliance didn’t have its best pitching performance of the week on Wednesday, but flawless defense and a fast start on offense was more than enough to remain perfect in the TTAB senior midget district tournament. BA scored in all […]

Groupon has bargain hunters on the hunt

Saving money is never a bad thing and getting a great deal can be a good feeling. Finding an outrageous bargain can give you the thrill of victory and make you feel like you’ve outsmarted “the man.” That’s where Groupon comes in and unless you’ve been completely out of the loop like me, odds are […]

Land deal heralds big news ahead

The city has possibly the biggest news of the last 10 years up its sleeves right now, but we’ll all have to wait to find out more about what’s happening. All we know is what we’ve reported, but rest assured we are eager to find out more hard information about what’s going on in the […]

Police look for leads in holdup

Ennis police are still looking for information about the suspect pictured in video taken from the EZ Mart holdup Sunday. Ennis Police Department spokesman Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson said the robbery occurred early Sunday morning, around 6 a.m. at the EZ Mart located at 1015 S. Kaufman St. in Ennis. Surveillance footage shows a black […]

Suspect gets $500,000 bond

The 50-year-old man accused of charging a sheriff’s deputy with a knife on Monday has been charged with attempted capital murder and jailed on $500,000 bond. Bradford Craig Randle allegedly approached the deputy during a traffic stop on FM 660 east of Palmer and outside the small eastern Ellis County community of Bristol without his […]

Team looks for support

The Ennis American Legion baseball team is set to compete at the state level July 26, but they need Ennis’ help. The team, part of the Junior Boys League division of Ennis Little League, is trying to raise money for the trip and has participated in several fundraisers including selling snow-cones at Bluebonnet Park during […]

Bragg Appliance stages huge rally in thriller

It’s hard to keep a good little league team down. Just one out from a loss on Tuesday, Bragg Appliance reeled off seven huge runs to tie the score at 10-10 against Italy Burnt Orange. BA maintained the momentum in the seventh inning for a wild-and-crazy 13-12 victory to stay unbeaten in the TTAB senior […]

EPD stands vigilant over our city

Watching our police officers stand vigilant on Interstate 45 with assault rifles, shotguns and an acute sense of the need to keep watch over a bevy of state prisoners the other week reminded me of another guns-out incident in a former newspaper job of mine. This time in Ennis, authorities were handling what amounted to […]

Slaughterhouse debate shows Navarro’s need

We find ourselves again contemplating the need for a legislative change that empowers county governments with comprehensive land use authority in the midst of the ongoing opposition to the planned slaughterhouse project on our southern border. The land use and development case has been a battle since its initial rejection by Ellis County in November […]

Suspect ‘doing well’ following shooting

The suspect shot in a Monday confrontation with an Ellis County Sheriff’s deputy in Bristol is in good condition, authorities said. Sheriff’s deputies and Department of Public Safety’s Ranger Division are investigating the incident, described as a traffic stop following a separate report of a domestic incident at a nearby home. During the stop, authorities […]

City makes historic land deal

The Ennis Economic Development Corporation signed off on the biggest industrial development land sale in Ennis’ history Tuesday. Corporation board members deliberated on the sale of the 255.7-acre chunk north of Sterilite — a parcel approximately 2.5 times the size of the Sterilite parcel — for around 10 minutes in an executive session Tuesday afternoon […]

Snakes wow summer readers

Reptiles were on the loose Tuesday at the Ennis Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Eric Brittingham, vice president of Wildlife on the Move, brought several snakes of all sizes and one small American alligator to share with children in the audience. Brittingham has been educating children about animals for more than 16 years total and […]

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