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Archive for: March, 2011

The growth of Web news publishing

Ever since the onslaught of the digital age, publishers have scratched their heads raw trying to figure out a way to utilize the Internet without cannibalizing their newspaper.

Mow Pro’s on the grow

Since Matt Keever opened Mow Pro’s Lawn Landscape and Irrigation in July 2007, the company has been expanding rapidly.

ECSO: Motive likely money

The arrest warrant for the suspected murderer of missing Ellis County resident Marian Parsons paints a picture of a woman in the midst of money troubles making a desperate play.

Click here for Classifieds for March 27

To place your classified ad email classifieds@ennisdailynews.com or call 972-875-3801 FREE Free to good home: 1 year old black, female Lab. Healthy & playful. 972-875-8551 LOST, FOUND Found: 2 lost dogs near Myrtle Cemetery, off Knox St. No collars. 903-603-2433 PETS, STOCK, POULTRY Want to buy cattle with problems, including baby calves, otherwise healthy. 972-875-2030 […]

MVP sees value in comeback

(AP) – Josh Hamilton was putting on an impressive show, even hitting some balls more than 500 feet. Except that was long before the slugger’s spectacular display in the All-Star Home Run Derby at old Yankee Stadium, playing in the World Series or becoming the American League MVP. Way before there was the inspiring comeback […]

Green Bay preps for Baylor

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Kayla Tetschlag swished jump shot after jump shot before practice over a teammate with a little extra something. Tetschlag was forced to hit her baskets over 6-foot-2 Katie Bushman, who was playing defense with a foot-long green piece of foam extending from her outstretched arm. That is one of the […]

Rogers paces Rockies to win

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Esmil Rogers learned he won a spot in Colorado’s starting rotation two days earlier. On Friday night, he pitched as if he wanted to make sure it was still true. Rogers threw six solid innings and had two hits, helping the Colorado Rockies beat the Texas Rangers 10-3. “When I was […]

Fleeta Odom Spencer

Fleeta Odom Spencer passed away, March 24, 2011 at the IOOF Nursing Home in Ennis. Fleeta was born on October 14, 1910 in the Buena Vista Community of Ellis County to Samuel Odom and Nora Paul Odom, being one of eleven children born to that union. She attended school at Buena Vista and also the […]

Richard Gary Floyd

Richard Gary Floyd passed from death into life on March 22, 2011 in Dallas after a lengthy illness. He was born April 8, 1940 in Ennis. He was the son of Richard (Buster) Floyd and Helen Floyd, who preceded him in death. Gary is survived by one daughter, Mary Floyd Wilson of Chapel Hill, NC […]

Ruth Lea Huff

Ruth Lea Huff, 91, passed away at the IOOF Nursing Home of Ennis on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Graveside services will take place on Monday, March 28, 2011 at 10 a.m. in Myrtle Cemetery with Rev. Ruben Murillo, Jr. officiating under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Sonseeahray Shoemake Mathis

Sonseeahray Shoemake Mathis was born Oct. 27, 1956 and passed away March 19, 2011 in Gun Barrel, Texas. She is survived by her husband Raymond Ross (Buddy) Mathis Jr.; two sons Bobby Ray and his wife Connie, Buddy Clay and his wife Quiana; one daughter Siseeahray Widener and her husband Andy, all of Gun Barrel; […]

Feds take over porn case

Former Ennis residents Buddy and Sharon Anderson are facing federal charges in the child pornography investigation that led across three states and into a homeless shelter in Las Vegas.

IMPACT focuses on clearing out underage parties

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and Grand Prairie Police Department, in partnership with IMPACT Ennis and Drug Prevention Resources, hosted local training for law enforcement this month. The Party Dispersal Training, held at First United Methodist Church in Ennis, included a “mock” party to allow Texas Certified Peace Officers to receive training in dispersing underage […]

Mary Jo Atkeisson

Mary Jo Atkeisson, 74 of  Ennis, TX  passed away, March 14, 2011. She was born April 15, 1936. She  grew up in Rising Star, TX and then lived in Ennis from the time she was 27. Jo enjoyed reading, cooking, sewing and playing with her grandchildren.  She worked at Tropar Trophy, Ennis State Bank and […]

Spaghetti Supper supports activities

It is time again for the Bowie Elementary PTO fundraiser, the Spaghetti Supper.

Stop talking and start doing

Two weeks ago, I wrote a column about Rep. Jim Pitts kicking the can down the road regarding the state’s funding issues.

Bypass plans would gain from rework

The city’s position that TxDOT’s initial plan for the second phase of the U.S. 287 Bypass project could use a little work is correct. First of all, the project has been billed as a way to increase safety along the crash-prone roadway from the beginning. It also would create more accessibility as a hurricane evacuation […]

Hosts dominate Lions meet

8th grade boys’ team standings 1. Ennis – 194 2. Duncanville Reed – 118.5 3. Red Oak – 101 4. Corsicana – 94 5. DeSoto McCowan – 56 6. Duncanville Byrd – 54.5   *Discus 3. Kris Young – 107’8” 5. Grant Cervantes – 99’5”   *Pole Vault 2. Luke Hendrik – 7’1” 6. Alex […]

Click here for Classifieds for March 25

To place your classified ad email classifieds@ennisdailynews.com or call 972-875-3801. LOST, FOUND Found: 2 lost dogs near Myrtle Cemetery, off Knox St. No collars. 903-603-2433 PETS, STOCK, POULTRY Want to buy cattle with problems, including baby calves, otherwise healthy. 972-875-2030 Horses for sale: “Fancy” 4 yo spotted purebred twh (paint), not broke, $200 and her […]

Andersons face federal charges

Former Ennis residents Buddy and Sharon Anderson are facing federal charges in the child pornography investigation that led across three states and into a homeless shelter in Las Vegas.

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