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Archive for: June, 2011

County judge declares disaster

County Judge Carol Bush has issued a declaration of disaster including the prohibition of the use of fireworks.

Mighty Clean ready for battle

Tye Chandler, sports@ennisdailynews.com Thus far on the season, the Mighty Clean Sluggers have proven to be an excellent ballclub. The EGSA junior division champions defeated Kwik Kar 10-2 in the title game last week to move to 10-1 on the year. As one might expect, coach Mark Carrillo has enjoyed the ride. Click here to […]

End of Medicare in our state

The Texas legislature dominated by Republican right wing extremists ended Medicare on Tuesday, June 28. They finished the necessary work, which in practice represents a savage ideological attack on the elderly, poor and the most vulnerable among us. They will take over every healthcare program in the state with the exception of the Department of […]

Session’s end leaves hanging issues open

With the annual legislative session behind us, including its contentious special session after an eleventh hour “filibuster” by a freshman Democrat in May, we find ourselves looking back with concern. In a session that could have been a watershed moment for the funding of complicated, expensive problems like education, Medicaid, state highways and other areas […]

Learning on the mound this summer

Fundraiser on tap to aid student for New Zealand trip

Nick Todaro, nick@ennisdailynews.com EHS honor student Amanda Burns will represent Ennis and all of Texas on an ecological excursion to New Zealand this summer, and supporters are holding a barbecue fundraiser Friday to help put together backing for the trip. The event, slated from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First State Bank in Ennis, […]

Local legislators receive praise

The Texas Tribune named Pitts, R-Waxahachie, one of the state’s 10 best legislators in a recent poll, and Capitol Inside, an Austin-based source for political news, also added him to their top 10 list.

Enhanced patrols aimed at DWI issue

“You get loud, drunk individuals with fireworks acting like fools throwing them at police cars and such. We’re not going to have that this year.”

Crackdown aimed at emissions issue

Ed’s Garage is one of several places in town where residents can have their cars’ inspections updated. The county is working undercover enforcement to ensure those inspections are lawful.

Click here for Classifieds for June 30

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Mustangs gallop to title

When the Mow Pros Mustangs dealt the DRP Auto Body Hotshots their first loss of the season in last week’s playoff contest, it made Mustang players believe they could become city champions.

EISD budget expected in July

Roughly an hour after the Texas Legislature approved its budget bill, the Ennis ISD School Board learned the district’s budget would be ready soon.

Houston men indicted in check cashing scam

A pair of Houston men have been indicted for check fraud in Ellis County.

Bomb hoax closes motel

Police evacuated the Geneva Inn and shut down Lampasas Street on Monday morning after a bomb scare.

‘Bad Girls’ get spotlight

The Ennis Literary Guild hosted Ann Shelton, a former librarian for the Dallas Public Library, in a discussion of the book Bad Girls of Texas on Tuesday at the Wildflower Café.

Use your head for Fourth of July fun

With the Fourth of July bearing down on us, it’s almost a foregone conclusion that the outstanding rules that ban the use of fireworks inside the city limits will be broken. Further, a county-level ban that has been instituted on the use fireworks and open burns adds another layer of prohibition on the activity. That […]

TSA bill a popular distraction

While the so called “anti-groping” bill has no shortage of supporters, it’s also generating a lot of obvious smoke during an election cycle.

Click here for Classifieds for June 29

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Beatrice Wright

Beatrice Wright, 77, passed away at the IOOF Nursing Home on Sunday, June 26, 2011. Beatrice was born in Scurry, Texas, on March 18, 1934 to Roy Olene and Beatrice Inez (Tippett) Gentry. She grew up in Ennis and attended school here. On July 29, 1950 she married W.R. Wright and they made their home […]

Winnie Louise Hobbs

Winnie Louise Hobbs, 83, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Malakoff, Texas. Winnie was born in Palmer, Texas, on September 14, 1927 to Harry W. and Lucy Mae (Gothard) Winford. She grew up in Palmer and graduated from Palmer High School in 1944. On July 14, 1945 she married Ernest L. Hobbs and […]

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