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Archive for: February, 2011

Lady Lions ride defense to 7-0

Through the first week of the season, Lady Lion softball couldn’t have done much better.

School funding – rumors and facts

One of my favorite bumper-sticker philosophies is John Tudor’s: “A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way.” Because there has been a glut of publicity concerning the proposed state budget shortfall and what that may mean in some of our area school districts, I would like to give an update about what we have done – and not done – in EISD in response to that shortfall.

Classifieds from Feb. 22

To place a classified ad email classifieds@ennisdailynews.com or call 972-875-3801. LOST, FOUND Lost: Long red haired Dachshund, goes by the name Arby. Contact Scott if found. 903-477-4931 PETS, STOCK, POULTRY Want to buy cattle with problems, including baby calves, otherwise healthy. 972-875-2030 BUSINESS SERVICES House Cleaning Services. Cleaning supplies furnished, references available. 972-921-4867 CONCRETE WORK […]

Classifieds from Feb. 22

To place your classified ad email classifieds@ennisdailynews.com or call 972-875-3801. LOST, FOUND Found: 2/20, Crisp area. Looks like a Golden Retriever breed, male. Call to identify, 972-935-2413 PETS, STOCK, POULTRY Want to buy cattle with problems, including baby calves, otherwise healthy. 972-875-2030 BUSINESS SERVICES House Cleaning Services. Cleaning supplies furnished, references available. 972-921-4867 CONCRETE WORK […]

Feds kill local Social Sec. access

For Ennis residents looking to gain additional information regarding their Social Security benefits, access just got a little further away.

Newton ready for combine

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Cam Newton plans to fully participate in the NFL combine that begins later this week, saying he wants “to be transparent” through the whole draft process. Newton intends to work out for NFL teams in Indianapolis, and said he is ready to answer any questions they may have for the […]

Chad Ryan

Chad Ryan, 27, passed away on Wednesday, February 16, 2011. Chad was born in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1983 to Laverne (Nekuza) Waldrop and Dennis Ryan. He grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 2002. After graduation from high school he attended Barbizon/Dallas Model Group in Dallas and Lyons Group […]

Locals buy company in bankruptcy

The store formerly known as Blazek Building Supply has changed hands and a pair of locals have taken over.

Ennis’ Quality Inn earns Platinum Award

The Quality Inn hotel of Ennis, was recently announced as a recipient of a prestigious 2010 Platinum Hospitality Award from world lodging leader Choice Hotels International, Inc., franchisor of the Quality. “The Quality Inn hotel’s commitment to excellence and outstanding guest service has earned it this well-deserved recognition as of the best hotels among the […]

Health benefits seminar on tap this week

A seminar is in the works to better inform business owners and human resources professionals about changes to employee health benefits.

Player: Negotiations positive

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch emerged with a positive outlook Monday after attending a fourth consecutive day of federally mediated negotiations between the NFL and the players’ union. “Things are going well,” said Batch, a member of the NFL Players Association executive committee. “We’ll see how things progress over the coming days.” […]

Rangers, Tomko ink deal

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Right-hander Brett Tomko has agreed to a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers. Tomko is trying to come back from a nerve problem in his right arm that ended his 2009 season. His last major league game was a five-hit shutout victory for Oakland at Texas on Sept. 14, 2009. […]

Spotlight on: Lions coach Jerry Mason

Though Lion basketball coach Jerry Mason is just two days away from leading Ennis into the playoffs for the first time during his tenure, the coach has endured plenty of adversity along his life path.

Stars fall in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Daniel Sedin teamed up with his twin brother, Henrik, to take over the NHL scoring lead. Vancouver teammate Raffi Torres ended a long slump by trying not to imitate him. Sedin scored twice and added an assist, and Torres ended a 23-game goal drought with a pair of goals to […]

Aggies bounce Okie State in OT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Mired at 4-4 in the Big 12 standings in early February, Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon wasn’t sure the Aggies would be competitive over the long haul in the conference. Two weeks and four wins later, Turgeon is a bit more confident in his team. The Aggies’ current streak includes three […]

A view of the Doolittle Raid

I know most all of you have heard of General Jimmy Doolittle, but did you know that one of our own, a pilot from Ennis, was part of the incredible story of Doolittle’s Raid during World War II?

Click here for classifieds from Feb. 20

To place your classified ad email classifieds@ennisdailynews.com or call 972.875.3801. LOST, FOUND Lost: Long red haired Dachshund, goes by the name Arby. Contact Scott if found. 903-477-4931 Found: Feb. 2nd, female chow mix at Telico Road. Call Debbie, 469-337-7951 PETS, STOCK, POULTRY Want to buy cattle with problems, including baby calves, otherwise healthy. 972-875-2030 BUSINESS […]

Lady Lions respond to tournament adversity

Lady Lion softball found itself down big on the scoreboard for the first time Friday, but the maroon team showed grit and heart to remain unbeaten.

Outcome incentives a good idea

Two bills introduced into the Texas Senate would change health care billing procedures to encourage doctors to focus on patient outcomes, best practices and maintaining good health. We find the current discussion in the Texas Legislature centered on health care outcomes to be the right one. The president of the state’s hospital association seems to […]

Title winning coach headed to Cowboys

IRVING (AP) — Jimmy Robinson was the receivers coach for the New York Giants when Jason Garrett was a backup quarterback about 10 years ago. They got to know each other through offensive meetings and on the nights when Garrett put in coach-like hours, staying at team headquarters long after his teammates were gone. They […]

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