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Archive for: May, 2011

Cheetahs race past Mustangs for first win

Due to some adversity early this season, Wednesday night brought a big-time ballgame for the Keever Cheetahs and the Noon Lions Mustangs.

Solutions will require undivided attention

State education leaders and stakeholders continue to watch closely the ministrations of the state Legislature as it works on a financing deal. From local officials’ point of view, expressed Tuesday at a special called meeting of the Ennis Independent School District Board of Trustees, some of the changes proposed by both chambers of the Legislature […]

Polka Festival time is here again

Polka Festival Time is upon us. It has been a busy time around the chamber. In addition to our normal chamber activities, we have been busy working with our Food Vendors and Arts and Crafts Vendors for the Memorial Festival Weekend. If you are visiting our wonderful city, Vitame Vas, we welcome you to the […]

Closing arguments set today in murder trial

On the eighth day of the 40th District Court’s ongoing murder trial, both the defense and the prosecution rested their cases, paving the way for closing arguments today and a forthcoming verdict.

Bulldog baseball entering final 4

With a trip to the Region 2 Final on the line, Palmer Bulldog baseball will try to bring its best this week.

Dallas suspects ID’d in robbery-shooting

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the homeowner and homeowner’s father involved in an interrupted robbery Tuesday that resulted in the death of one suspect and serious injury of a second.

Woman’s death a drowning

Officially, Connie Jimenez, also known as Connie Martinez, died from drowning.

Connie R. Martinez

Connie R. Martinez, 38, left this world for her new home in Heaven on Sunday, May 22, 2011. Connie was born in Ennis, Texas, on November 21, 1972 to Jesus and Esmeralda (Sauceda) Martinez. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School. She attended PCI and received her associates as a Medical […]

Edwin DeWayne Gillispie

Edwin DeWayne Gillispie, 71, passed away at the Pine Terrace Nursing Home in Jefferson, Texas on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Edwin was born in Ennis, Texas to James Henry and Geraldine (Hubacek) Gillispie on July 27, 1939 and grew up in Austin. He worked at the Denton State School for eight years and lived at […]

Angel Robert Benavidez

Angel Robert Benavidez, 21, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2011.

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Mavs book trip to NBA finals

DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki wrapped his hands around the silver ball trophy that goes to the Western Conference champions and smiled. After five years, he and the Dallas Mavericks are kings of their conference again, earning another trip to the NBA finals. Yet Nowitzki didn’t flash the wide, toothy grin of someone relieved to have […]

Lawmakers struggle over school financing deal

AUSTIN (AP) — Texas lawmakers met behind closed doors Wednesday to hammer out a new school financing law as time was running out for the 2011 legislative session. House and Senate members were trying to reach an agreement on how to cut $4 billion from public education funding, the first cut in school spending since […]

Wilson pitches past White Sox

ARLINGTON (AP) — C.J. Wilson survived a harrowing drive home through rain, lightning, hail and tornado warnings. Less than 12 hours later, he kept his nerve and turned in a sharp pitching performance for the Texas Rangers. Wilson lasted into the seventh inning, Ian Kinsler’s RBI single produced the eventual winning run, and the Rangers […]

Hoping for justice in our courts

As the ongoing murder trial slips forward toward its conclusion in 40th Judicial District Court this week, the jury, gallery, counsels, defendants and court officials look more worn by the moment. The gravitas of what’s at stake as the three accused speed toward a verdict is written everywhere you look. Click here to sign up […]

EISD not out of the woods yet

It was a good move for the Ennis Independent School District board of trustees to step forward with a proposal for a school calendar for the 2011-2012 school year this week. Without that necessary first step being put aside, a host of district planning needs would again be sidelined in lieu of hard information from […]

Connie R. Martinez

Connie R. Martinez, 38, left this world for her new home in Heaven on Saturday, May 22, 2011. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2011 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. A celebration of her life will take place on Friday, May 27, 2011 at 10 a.m. […]

Edwin D. Gillespie

Edwin D. Gillespie, 71, passed away at the Pine Hill Nursing Home on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the Myrtle Cemetery of Ennis under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.  

Angel Robert Benavidez

Angel Robert Benavidez, 21, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2011. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com    

Lady Lion softball awards presented

A total of 16 Lady Lion softball players received Academic All-District honors, including (front row, from left) Calleigh Morales, Kayla Prachyl, Emily Ferguson, Abby Liska, Brittany Cox, Shelby Pruitt, (middle row, from left) Autumn Gillespie, Brooke Durham, Riley Fira, Taylor Maliska, Kamren Bragg, Megan Hickman, Ashley Deutsch, (back row, from left) Bailey Slovacek, Hannah Farris […]

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