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Mavs fall in Game 1

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat have struck first in the NBA finals. LeBron James scored 24 points for his first win in five finals-game appearances, Dwyane Wade added 22 points and 10 rebounds and the Heat beat the Dallas Mavericks 92-84 in Game 1 of the title series Tuesday night. The Heat trailed by […]

Longoria, Rays dump Rangers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Evan Longoria has broken out of his slump in a big way. Longoria hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Texas Rangers 5-4 on Tuesday night. “He hit it well enough,” Rays manager Joe Maddon said. “I just didn’t know if […]

‘Without a hitch’

Chief festival organizer Danny Zapletal was pleased to report that the National Polka Festival’s 45th year “went off without a hitch.”

An ending that is also a beginning

This last week of school is such a whirlwind of activity. I have enjoyed recently so many of the events that are geared toward creating lasting memories for the Class of 2011. A very special thank you goes out to the parents who have made these special occasions ones that the kids can enjoy now and remember for decades. Celebration of graduation is a community-wide event and I think it appropriate that Polka Festival is so close to graduation – it just makes the party last a little longer! The term “commencement” has been used as long as I can remember (or find references for) to signify the end of a life phase – like the end of elementary school, the end of vacation Bible school and other important periods. When I learned to read and got a definition for “commencement” that meant “start” it took me several more years to finally understand that any event marking the end of one life phase also signified the start of a new phase.

Ennis High dinged on test results

Preliminary TAKS results for the Ennis Independent School District swing widely from a welcome Exemplary rating for Houston Elementary to Ennis High School returning an Academically Unacceptable mark.

Palmer pounds pitching

For the third time in the last six seasons, Palmer Bulldog baseball is headed to the Region 2 Final.

Click here for Classifieds for May 31

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Speedway plans Ennis night

June 4 is Ennis night at 85 Speedway. Adults who present their driver’s license at the front ticket window showing an Ennis address will receive free general admission to the grandstands. Congratulations to Justin Strain of Ennis for winning the Street Stock Dash for Cash and Dylan Fagan of Ennis, Charlie Fountain of Crossroads, David […]

Tressel resigns from OSU

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jim Tressel, who guided Ohio State to its first national title in 34 years, resigned Monday amid NCAA violations and mounting revelations that sullied the image of one of the country’s top football programs. “After meeting with university officials, we agreed that it is in the best interest of Ohio State […]

Game 82 win gave Heat home court

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will play Game 1 of the NBA finals on their home floor. They can thank Eddie House, Juwan Howard and Jamaal Magloire for that privilege. The story goes like this: On the final night of the regular season, the Miami Heat were playing against the […]

Third defendant gets 50 years

The final defendant in this week’s 40th Judicial District Court murder trial has received a 50-year sentence.

Lynn D. Nickerson Sr.

HALTOM CITY — Lynn D. Nickerson Sr. passed Friday, May 20, 2011, in Fort Worth. Memorial service: 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at Golden Gate Funeral Home. Family and friends will continue to celebrate Lynn’s memory with an additional memorial service at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, at the Texas Motorplex, 7500 W. […]

Joe Lusk

Joe Lusk, 59, passed away in Ennis on May 25, 2011. He was born on March 29, 1952 in Ennis to E. D. and Barbara (Goodman) Lusk.  He married Janice Goff on December 24, 1980 in Houston.  Joe was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and will be greatly missed. He is survived by […]

Annette ‘Pie’ Faulk

Annette “Pie” Faulk, 73 of Palmer, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at her residence in Palmer. Pie was born, March 25, 1938 in Port Arthur to the late Leroy and Beulah Faulk. She lived all of her life in Port Arthur until she moved to Palmer 8 years ago. Pie was a retired banker for […]

Tricia Butler

Tricia Butler, 42, passed away at her sister’s home in Rowlett on Thursday, May 26, 2011. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.

Police up patrols this weekend

The City of Ennis Police Department will be expanding its patrol presence through Sunday. Ennis Police Department personnel will work extended shift duty, including double patrol duty, during the anticipated peak hours of the Polka Festival weekend. In addition to the full Ennis Police force, members of the Ellis County Sheriff’s Department, Texas Department of […]

Sheriff: No evidence shooter knew suspects

The ongoing investigation into a Tuesday shooting incident in Ellis County outside Ennis has yielded no evidence of prior acquaintance between the suspects and the shooter.

Guilty verdicts reached

An Ellis County jury today found Eric Maldonado, Fernando Juarez and Ruben Hernandez guilty of murdering Mohammad Hashemi.Juarez and Maldonado were found guilty of capital murder and face life in prison with no chance for parole.

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Mavs face Heat in ’06 rematch

CHICAGO (AP) — This was how LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh envisioned it when they decided to unite in Miami, and now that a championship is in sight, they’re not offering any apologies. Don’t like the decision? Still upset about how everything unfolded? Fine, but understand this: “I wanted to team up with some […]

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