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Archive for: January, 2011

Ennis opposes Oncor hike

Ennis joined with a group of 146 cities protesting a too-high rate hike by suspending the effective date of Oncor’s requested $353 million boost by 90 days. City officials voted to suspend the rate, as opposed to Oncor representative Paul Hernandez’s suggestion to deny the rate, after a presentation at Tuesday’s Ennis City Commission meeting. […]

Lions remain unbeaten after opening week

The season is just getting under way, but Lion soccer is off to a great start. After a 6-2 victory over China Spring on Thursday to begin its Hwy 287 Tournament, Ennis (3-0-1) beat its JV team 7-0 on Friday and then defeated Arlington Seguin — a team that entered the season ranked No. 10 […]

Legislators’ focus on budget is critical

With the news of Texas’ budget woes receiving so much attention as the 82nd Legislature convenes, people are understandably on edge. The media’s approach has involved too much gloom and doom, in many cases, and legislators are painting a different image of the state’s finances, but both can agree deep change is necessary. With at […]

‘Unity’ wraps MLK festivities

Jaden Skinner, left, Xander Thompson, middle, and Jada Sample, right, worked together Monday at Unity in the Community of Ennis’ MLK Day festivities at the Ennis Boys and Girls Club. The event was the culmination of a weekend of activities that began with Thursday’s Oratorical Contest, including a health fair and formal event on Saturday […]

Heritage Society putting on a road show

The Ennis Heritage Society is changing things up a bit for their Thursday meeting. The group will host the “Ennis Road Show” for their members at 6 p.m. at the home of Jerry and Judy Gray with appraiser Larry Schaeffer on hand to look at items members bring. The idea was modeled after the well-known […]

New plant, rate protest on agenda

City commissioners will consider formal opposition to an Oncor Electric Delivery Company rate hike tonight, as well as a zoning change to accommodate a new manufacturing facility on NE Main Street. Commissioners will consider a resolution against Oncor’s proposed rate hike that would suspend the Feb. 14 effective date of the increase to give time […]

History ablaze

A fire completely destroyed a historic restaurant in downtown Waxahachie this morning, leaving several surrounding buildings scarred and an unknown amount of damage. City of Waxahachie spokeswoman Amy Hollywood said parts of the façade of 1879 Chisolm Grill, a restaurant on the National Register of Historic Places, were left standing. CLICK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION […]

Business honoring local teachers

Local business Hometown Chiropractic is honoring standout teachers in the EISD through its Outstanding Teacher awards this week. At a reception slated for 5 p.m. Wednesday at the business’ location at 112 S. McKinney St., Hometown Chiropractic will offer community education professionals recognition for their work. One teacher from the group will be the lucky […]

Lions shoot past No. 10 Arlington Seguin

The Arlington Seguin Cougars entered the season ranked No. 10 in the TASCO 4A state rankings, but they didn’t even make it out of the first week unscathed. The Ennis Lions (2-0) shook off a halftime deficit on Friday afternoon in their Hwy 287 Tournament to shine in a dominant second half for a 3-1 […]

Term limits should be priority item

Kay Bailey’s Hutchison’s announcement that she will retire from the Senate comes at least one term too late. This isn’t necessarily a jab at our senator, but rather the system as a whole. I’m not spreading earth-shattering news or really even coming up with an original idea, but we must revisit terms limits on our […]

King’s message of equality poignant today

Monday is a critical holiday. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, honoring the memory of our country’s most influential and important civil rights movement leader, is one that brings a weight of human importance unmatched by most other holiday observances. We as a country shut down important functions of local government and business to make our […]

Book highlights WWII love story

Ennis resident and area teacher D.G. Denton has published a collection of World War II-era letters between his parents, chronicling their love and his feather’s wartime experiences. The collection, titled Letters from Out of the Blue: The Correspondence of Guy O. Denton, USAAF, from North Africa during WWII, contains more than 70 letters written by […]

New doc comes to town

New family practice doctor Mark Hoeschele is setting up shop and looking forward to a long career in Ennis. Joining Drs. Raymond Blair and Frederic Puckett in the Medical Office Building on the Ennis Regional Medical Center campus, Hoeschele left a practice in Groesbeck for this new venture. “I wanted to move to private practice […]

B&G Club hosts MLK Day event

Unity in the Community has big plans for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday Monday. The MLK Unity in the Community of Ennis Youth Empowerment Committee has planned a day of activities and fun for youth of all ages in celebration. Unity in the Community of Ennis has for more than nine years provided […]

Raid hits paydirt

A 20-year-old Ennis man faces multiple drug charges after police from several agencies raided an Ennis home Thursday. Deputies with the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office’s Special Investigation Unit and an Ennis Police Department SWAT team executed a warrant at 1003 S. Sherman St. CLICK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO ACCESS THE ENNIS DAILY NEWS […]

Coach search integral to EHS program

With one week left, at the least, in Ennis’ call for candidates to step in and replace high school football coaching legend Sam Harrell, we’re all waiting with baited breath. Why we are so caught up in this story is simple enough — Ennis is a football town. The Ennis Lions embody a host of […]

Lions explode for six goals in 2011 opener

It’s just one game, but Lion soccer showed more than a little offensive promise on Thursday night. In its season opener as Hwy 287 Tournament host, Ennis (1-0) ran wild in the attacking third for a 6-2 victory over China Spring. Last year’s Lion team was extremely strong defensively, but Ennis didn’t score four goals […]

Police tracking suspect in theft

Ennis police have identified a suspect in an early morning holdup at the Murphy Oil location at 609 E. Knox St on Jan. 7, and warrants have been issued for his arrest. Det. Mike Hopson said Thursday that the department had been investigating the robbery for most of the week, and daily reports show patrol […]

Black and White Affair anchors MLK weekend

Unity in the Community will announce the winner of its Lovie Boyd community service award from 10 area nominees at its 9th annual formal MLK Black and White Affair on Sunday. The annual event, themed “Never Stop the Dream” is set to begin at 6 p.m. at the Waxahachie Civic Center. The event will feature […]

‘Unity’ rejoices

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church saw a packed house Thursday as family and friends gathered to watch grade school children compete in the Children and Youth Oratorical Contest. The event, put on by Unity in the Community of Ennis, is in its ninth year and offers cash prizes to children competing in four grade categories. […]

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