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Archive for: October, 2010

Ennis shocks Indians

After falling behind 41-7, Waxahachie had no hope of preserving its 20-year playoff streak in Friday night’s 41-28 home loss to Ennis. Lion football played its best game of the season by far to reign supreme in the Battle of 287 once again. CLICK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO ACCESS THE ENNIS DAILY NEWS […]

Stellar start keys Lions in Battle of 287

When the time comes for the Battle of 287 each year, the records for each team can be thrown out. That was proven on Friday night in Waxahachie, as the Ennis Lions (2-7, 1-6) blew the doors off of the Waxahachie Indian (4-5, 3-4) bandwagon with a sensational first half to win 41-28. The Lions […]

Caught up with the Rangers

I’m in danger of being considered a bandwagon fan. Well I’ll let you be the judge of that. Unlike many new Texas Ranger fans out there, I admit that whether or not the Rangers won or ever competed for a World Series was not one of my major concerns. Before moving to Ennis last July, […]

Have a safe Halloween

Ghosts, goblins, and ghouls will be taking to the street in celebration of Halloween today.  Amidst the Halloween festivities, parents need to take steps to ensure the safety of their children and teens. Homeowners expecting to dole out treats — not tricks — also need to take steps to ensure the safety of trick-or-treaters. When […]

Man: Ennis police used too much force

An Ennis man says local police went overboard while searching him after his arrest last week. Christopher Soliz, 27, said officers used unnecessary force against him while booking him for public intoxication Wednesday afternoon. The Ennis Police Department chief said Soliz failed to comply during a pocket search in municipal jail, justifying Officer Curtis Farmer’s […]

County road plans under consideration

Ellis County commissioners will gather Monday for a workshop to discuss future options for the distribution of road and bridge funds for each of the county’s four precincts. No action will be taken at the 9 a.m. meeting at Historic Ellis County Courthouse at 101 W. Main St. in Waxahachie, but commissioners will likely discuss […]

Water rate boost in the works

A city water rate increase foreshadowed during the summer’s budget-planning process has made it to the commission’s Monday agenda. The city commission will consider a rate hike of about $275,000 system-wide in the first reading of a new ordinance at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday. The item will also be considered in public hearing. The […]

Spotlight on …

It was still dark outside as local World War II veterans gathered at the Waxahachie Civic Center to begin their journey as part of the 2010 Ellis County Honor Flight. Thirty local veterans were joined by 26 guardians for a trip that saw them travel to Washington, D.C. to visit many national memorials and landmarks […]

Waxahachie squeaks past 9th Lion football, 28-22

The Freshman Lions literally came within a couple of yards of potentially beating Waxahachie at home Thursday night. Ennis (3-5-1, 2-4-1) made it all the way down to the Waxahachie 2 on the game’s final play in a 28-22 loss. While the Lions wanted nothing less than a victory, they showed great improvement from last […]

JV Lions fight for third-straight victory, 16-12

Even on a night where they may have lost the statistical battle, the JV Lions rose up at key junctures in Thursday’s home contest to garner another victory on the scoreboard. Ennis (5-4, 5-2) won its third game in a row and its fourth in the last five contests with a 16-12 comeback victory over […]

Cyclist’s death seems truly random

The sudden death of one of the cyclists at Saturday’s Lion Pride Bike Ride in Ennis cast a shadow over the event for many of the people involved, both those responsible for seeing the event run smoothly and those who chose to ride in the rally. That shadow does not equate to responsibility or guilt, […]

Rangers’ chance drives excitement

Although they’ve struggled early on, the Rangers’ appearance in the World Series is history in the making and one local couple will get to share that experience Sunday. Diego Garcia and his wife Jody will watch Game 4 of the series at the Ballpark in Arlington on Halloween and hope for a stronger performance from […]

Student jailed for child porn

Ennis police say they booked a 19-year-old college student for child pornography this week. Police cars swarmed the home of Oais Michael Al-Qasim on North Sherman Street on the morning of Oct. 15, confiscating both a desktop and laptop computer while the suspect looked on, said Ennis Police Department spokesman Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson. The […]

Week 9: Battle of 287

Regardless of season records, where the game is played, or just about any other considerations, the Battle of 287 is always a big deal in Ellis County. The Ennis Lions (1-7, 0-6) hit the road tonight to tangle with the Waxahachie Indians (4-4, 3-3) in the 2010 version of the matchup. While the Lions are […]

Early voting slow in Ellis

Since early voting began in Ellis County on Oct. 18, more than 8,000 ballots have been cast in Ennis, Red Oak, Waxahachie and Midlothian, with Ennis behind its peers by around 200 voters. Early voting finishes Friday for the Nov. 2 general election, which features races for both national and statewide offices as well as […]

Rider’s death shocks EISD, fellow bikers

Ennis’ Bill Smith stopped in his tracks when he heard about the Saturday death of a bike rider at the Ennis High School FFA’s Lion Pride Bike Ride. Sam S. Hacksisombath, a 45-year-old from Haltom City, collapsed a few miles after the 10-mile support and aid station, complaining of chest pain. Smith was in front […]

Self-esteem gets spotlight

Young ladies gathered at the Ennis Chamber of Commerce meeting room Wednesday night for the “She’s a Lady” event. The event, organized by Dr. Lorraine Stiggers, originated in Tulsa, Okla. 12 years ago and is aimed at instilling self-esteem and confidence in girls ages 11 to 18. Stiggers is a counselor at Rosa Parks Elementary […]

County bonds could have local benefits

The decision of no action was a popular one during Monday evening’s Ellis County Commissioners’ Court meeting, and commissioners are set to reconsider a bond allocation in a special meeting Friday. Topics including whether to waive, issue or reallocate the county’s portion of the Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds and the Recovery Zone Facility Bonds […]

One game does not a series make

Well Rangers fans, so Game 1 of the World Series didn’t go exactly as planned. Lucky for Texas and everyone watching, this is a series and it’s far from over. Despite some struggles and a few errors in the first game, the Rangers have what it takes to clinch the title and make their dominance […]

Last chance to vote early

Early voting is coming to a close around the state on Friday, and that means we have another opportunity to opt for the convenience of voting at our leisure over the need to vote on Election Day itself on Tuesday. Either way, we want to extend our encouragement again for all of the registered voters […]

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