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Archive for: October, 2010

‘Light Sensitive’ tryouts Saturday

The Ennis Public Theatre will host auditions for the next production in its 2010-11 season Saturday. Light Sensitive, a play by Jim Geoghan, centers around the Christmas holiday and touches on the personal “ruts” people find themselves in. Each character, to one degree or another, must follow through with some heroic deeds to do and brave decisions […]

Get dinner, help fund Houston

Sam Houston Elementary School will host its annual Fish Fry fundraiser starting at 4:30 p.m. today, offering a bit of wholesome fun to kick off Homecoming weekend for Ennis. The event will run until around 7 p.m., featuring students decorating the cafeteria walls and creating designer place mats and other activities. Last year’s festivities featured […]

Week 8: Poteet

The Ennis Lion football team wants nothing more than to protect its home turf during district play. When said turf hosts a ballgame on Ennis’ homecoming, the desire to succeed certainly steps up a notch. “Wins have been hard to come by, but our job is to try to get better and win a ballgame […]

FBI approach ended up saving lives

With the sentencing of Hosam Smadi, the 20-year-old Jordanian who plotted to blow up the Fountain Place building Dallas last fall, we put to rest a significant case that brought up a number of questions about FBI practices in counterterrorism. The biggest question is — if the FBI hadn’t provided Smadi with the “bomb,” would […]

Friends celebrate library week

Jean Nelson, Lou Vavra, Carolyn Clayton and Cindi Rotolo check out brown bag snacks while promoting the Book Worms brown bag lunches at the Friends of the Ennis Public Library fair held at the Ennis library conference center. The event celebrated National Friends of the Library Week and exhibited table top displays of organizational activities, […]

Rocker Vince Neil to play free set at Saturday event

The Texas Motorplex and the ADRL World Finals VI will welcome Vince Neil of Motley Crue on Saturday. The event, sponsored by the American Drag Racing League and Gabe Reed Productions, will kick off at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. It’s a free concert at which Neil will perform a 75-minute set between the semifinal and […]

Tight belts help city’s tight coffers

The city of Ennis was able to squeak in under its budgeted expectations for the last fiscal year, cutting spending in utility and general expenditures to save capital as it heads into a new year. The budget has been under close watch as the economy has struggled since 2008, with city departments taking incremental cuts […]

Races return

The American Drag Racing League’s LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals are almost here, and free tickets are available around the community. Starting Friday, race action will return to the Texas Motorplex as professional racers in the ADRL’s eighth-mile racing circuit compete for the 2010 crown. CLICK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO ACCESS THE ENNIS […]

Forney prevails in crucial match versus Lady Lions

Lady Lion volleyball couldn’t possibly have played Forney any tougher this season without coming out on top. In an earlier district meeting at home, Ennis (7-8, 7-7) lost to Forney beyond the normal 15-point limit of the deciding fifth game. It happened again on Tuesday in Forney, as Ennis lost 25-16, 11-25, 15-25, 25-18, and […]

8th Maroon Lions smash Waxahachie in 32-6 win

It’s not a question of whether or not the eighth grade Maroon Lion football team is going to win these days; it’s a question of what the margin of victory will be. Visiting Ennis (6-0) saw Waxahachie use the whole first quarter to drive the field and take a 6-0 lead on Tuesday, as the […]

Lion tennis returns to district prominence

Ennis last tasted a team tennis district championship in 2003, so there were plenty of hungry Lions on their home turf Tuesday evening. In a showdown between two unbeaten 15-4A teams for the district crown, Ennis (18-4, 8-0) left no doubt with a roaring 10-2 victory over Corsicana. In eight district matches, Ennis saw Lancaster […]

Justice outweighs the cost

Cost is never on the minds of those who would commit crimes, it would seem. On the other hand, maybe it is and it’s disregarded as unimportant or not for them to concerns themselves with. Seldom do we hear of criminals deterred by the idea that being caught and prosecuted at the expense of the […]

Early voting leaves no excuses

Until Oct. 29, voters in the county have ample opportunity to cast their ballots in the upcoming Nov. 2 election early at several convenient locations. In Ennis, the Ellis County Sub-Courthouse facility on Sonoma Trail serves as the location of choice for early voting. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. We also have […]

Car crumples under 18-wheeler

A Tuesday morning collision with a tractor-trailer has left a 19-year-old in grave condition. Ennis Police Department spokesman Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson said police investigation of the incident has not yet concluded, but the wreck involved a 1998 Ford Crown Victoria and a 2011 Volvo 18-wheeler. Initial police reports filed Tuesday indicate the Ford pulled […]

Robbers hold up home on N. Gaines with bats

Two men wielding bats robbed two women in a home in the 1300 block of N. Gaines Street earlier this week. Ennis Police Department spokesman Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson said the robbery, which occurred at around 11 a.m. Monday, ended without injuries to the victims. The suspects made off with video game systems and cell […]

Gala theft case has suspect

Police have a suspect in mind in the Lights of Ennis proceeds theft Saturday. Ennis Police Department spokesman Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson said the individual investigator who has taken the case has been on sick leave this week, but will be questioning the suspect, an alleged drug user, and a possible arrest could follow. He […]

Lions are kings of 15-4A

Lion team tennis claimed its first district title since 2003 on Tuesday with a dominating 10-2 victory over Corsicana. Ennis will now advance to the regional tournament beginning on Oct. 29 in Grapevine.

Pickup blasts bread store

The Mrs. Baird’s Bakery at 800 W. Ennis Ave. is closed for repairs after an unidentified woman ran into the front of the building in a pickup Tuesday afternoon. Store worker Martha Neighbors said she was in the back of the building when the pickup came through the window next to the cash register, throwing […]

Lion cross-country gears up for 2010 district meet

On Saturday, Lion cross-country headed up to Mesquite for its final tune-up before the district meet on Oct. 30. Ennis competed in the Run the Farm meet on the same course where district will be held. CLICK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO ACCESS THE ENNIS DAILY NEWS E-EDITION.

Lion tennis rolls into 15-4A showdown vs. Tigers

With the biggest match of the season going down this afternoon, Lion tennis at least has some momentum on its side. Today at 4 p.m., the Lions will host Corsicana for the district team tennis title. Ennis (17-4) has a four-match winning streak going after it swept Lindale and Richardson Pearce at home on Saturday. […]

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