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Archive for: March, 2011

Lady Lions sweep Red Oak

After a hard-fought win in Red Oak to open district play, Lady Lion softball put a whipping on the hawks when they arrived in Ennis on Saturday night.

Joblessness dips in Ellis

Unemployment in Ellis County continues to bounce back and forth in a range around 8.5 percent.

Felon sentenced in assault case

Convicted felon Ricky Lynn Mills, II, was sentenced today to 35 years in prison by Judge Bob Carroll of the 40th Judicial District Court. On Friday, an Ellis County jury convicted Mills of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. After less than an hour of deliberations, the same jury assessed the 35-year prison sentence. Under […]

EHS Band rocks Disney

The EHS Band traveled to Orlando, Fla., recently and performed for a big crowd in the Saturday Night Disneyworld Magic Kingdom Parade.In addition to the Magic Kingdom, the band also attended Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Universal Studios, Universal Islands of Adventure, Planet Hollywood, Hard Rock and Rainforest Cafe. Pictured above is the band at […]

Tensions run high with budget crunch

Our task each day as a newspaper is to lend a voice to all who feel they have none as has been the role of newspapers for the better part of the past 200 years. By allowing this voice for individuals who feel they do not have the social, political or financial standing of others, […]

EISD dealing with state shortfall

As everyone expected, the pace of legislative action is picking up now and we should begin to see some trends soon. Today, I’d like to concentrate on some of the things that EISD is doing and considering to help blunt the impact of the deep budget cuts that are proposed in the current state budget.

Ralph D. Williamson

Ralph D. Williamson, 86, passed away at his home in Ennis on March 26, 2011. Ralph was born in Burleson, Texas on February 25, 1925 to Marvin Mitchell and Ruth (Woodard) Williamson. He grew up in Alvarado, Texas and attended school there. On January 17, 1992 he married Betty Colvin and they made their home […]

Maude Skelton

Maude Skelton, 98, passed away in Ennis on Saturday, March 26, 2011. Maude was born on August 15, 1912 in Mesquite, Texas to Will and Julia (Henry) Smith. She grew up in Mesquite and graduated from Mesquite High School in 1931. During World War II she worked for Vaught Manufacturing assembling P-51 Mustangs. After the […]

Lawrence ‘Larry’ Laznovsky

Lawrence “Larry” Laznovsky, 65, passed away at his home in Ennis on March 26, 2011. Larry was born in Ennis, Texas to Frank A. and Mary A. (Trojacek) Laznovsky. He grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1963 after graduation he attended Technical School and received and associates degree. On November […]

Howard L. Disharoon

Howard L. Disharoon, 85, passed away at his home in Ennis on Saturday, March 26, 2011. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Keith Murray officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 10 a.m.    

Billy H. Campbell

Billy H. Campbell, 68, passed away at his home in Palmer on Sunday, March 27, 2011. Billy was born in Ennis, Texas to J.R. and Mamie (Gullion) Campbell on December 4, 1942. He grew up in Garrett and graduated from Palmer High School. On August 9, 1959 he married Rosemary Tignor and they made their […]

85 Speedway results

From March 26, 2011 IMCA Modifieds 1. 44 – Scotty Brown 2. 31 – Michael Martin 3. 03 – Mike Hathcock 4. 184 – Brent McDowell 5. 27 – Allen Juelch 6. 401 – Jeff Long 7. 114 – Chuck Weaver 8. 79R – Darrell Hathcock 9. 1 – Mark Johnson 10. 87 – David […]

Motorplex preps for weekend

Test-n-tune, diesel pipes bulging and track championship points on the line… oh my! Texas Motorplex is heating up this weekend with three consecutive events that will have racers and fans alike grinning all week. The first Fast Friday of the season – a test-n-tune open to racers of all experience levels – kicks off the […]

First Four to Final Four: VCU

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Move over, Butler. Virginia Commonwealth is crashing the Final Four. Two weeks ago, the 11th-seeded Rams so doubted they would get a NCAA tournament invite that they watched Cartoon Network and went out for burgers instead of watching the selection show. Now, all of America will be watching them in the […]

Kentucky tops NC

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — John Calipari has restored the roar at Kentucky, leading the Wildcats back to the Final Four after a 13-year absence. Brandon Knight scored 22 points and the fourth-seeded Wildcats are headed back to college basketball’s biggest stage following a 76-69 win over second-seeded North Carolina on Sunday in the East Regional […]

Bobby Slama

Bobby Slama, 66, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2011 in the VA Hospital of Dallas. Bobby was born on, May 10, 1944 to Willie and Syble Slama in Dallas, Texas. He grew up in Oak Cliff and attended school there. He served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Vietnam War […]

Joe S. Patak

Joe S. Patak, age 86, a lifelong resident of Ennis, Texas passed away Thursday, March 24, 2011 at the Green Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Arlington, Texas, where he lived with his wife of 64 years, Mary Honza Patak. Joe Stanley Patak was born March 18, 1925 in Ennis, Texas. He was the oldest of […]

Ruth Lea Huff

Ruth Lea Huff, 91, passed away at the IOOF Nursing Home of Ennis on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Ruth was born in Besmay, Texas on December 25, 1919 to Wilton Ermon and Maud May (Smith) Easley. She grew up in Dallas and graduated from High School in 1937. She married Milton Huff on December 27, […]

Terry’s 22 lead Mavs past Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Shawn Marion was asked if the Dallas Mavericks’ fourth-quarter blowout of the Utah Jazz on Saturday night represented a statement game. Hardly. “If we got a statement game, it’s probably when we play the Lakers,” Marion said of a March 31 road game in Los Angeles. “We’re 1-2 against them […]

JV Lion tennis roars in Tourney

On Thursday, members of JV Lion tennis headed to the Corsicana JV Spring Tournament and put forth a great showing.

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