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Archive for: June, 2011

Senate passes school cuts

AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Senate has passed a bill to formalize a $4 billion cut to public education and direct how it will be spread across school districts. The bill is one of the most essential items of the special session that expires Wednesday. A House vote was expected later Tuesday to send the […]

Inn evacuates for bomb scare

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

Cooling at the Sokol pool

Jamie Holland swims at the Sokol pool with her son Jack, 3, Monday afternoon.

Hotshots respond to adversity

Coming off their first loss of the season, the DRP Auto Body Hotshots had to win on Monday night to get another shot at the team that took them down.

A rough case of government reflux

At the time of writing this column (and probably at the time of publication), the first special session of the Texas legislature is still not complete. Some had predicted much quicker resolution to the knots presented by the unprecedented state revenue shortfall, but given the scope of the budgetary problem, it isn’t a surprise that […]

Redistricting vote moves plans ahead

Confusion reigned at Monday night’s Commissioner’s Court meeting, as commissioners couldn’t quite get together on how to cast one vote on redistricting plans.

Woman’s death remains mystery

More than a month after the death of Ennis’ Connie Jimenez, the sheriff’s office has turned up little information about her whereabouts or activity, stalling a determination that foul play was involved.

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Dodgers file for bankruptcy protection in Delaware

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers filed for bankruptcy protection in a Delaware court Monday, blaming the refusal of Major League Baseball to approve a multibillion-dollar TV deal that owner Frank McCourt was counting on to keep the troubled team afloat. The Chapter 11 financing permits the Dodgers to use $150 million for […]

Mets get past Rangers

ARLINGTON (AP) — Rookie right-hander Dillon Gee overcame an early case of the jitters and 94-degree heat to keep a potent Texas lineup relatively quiet and beat the team he followed as a kid. Gee pitched six effective innings and Jose Reyes had four hits and scored three runs to lead the New York Mets past […]

EDN’s top 10 junior athletes for 2010-11

As juniors, standout athletes are expected to perform at a high level on the varsity stage. It proved to be an excellent school year for Ennis High juniors, as many of them were arguably the best athletes in their respective sports. As we take a look at the best 11th-grade Lions, hopefully you know most […]

States’ rights a key issue

On the surface, U.S. Rep. Joe Barton’s plans to propose legislation that would legalize online poker appears to be another attempt by the Ennis native to join the ranks of big business via legislation. Many of us remember last year’s action following the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Personally, I wouldn’t issue a […]

Creatures the feature at reading program

Jim Terrell from The Happy Dragon educational group, based out of Dallas, lets Ennis’ Garren Sheehan hold a turtle during a presentation Thursday at the Ennis Public Library as a part of the library’s Summer Reading Program. The Dallas-based reptile education group was founded to help people understand reptiles in a fun, nonthreatening environment and […]

Harsh summer squeezes farms

The grass at David Hornik’s field east of Ennis only recently turned green, thanks to the week’s rain storm.

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Stingers battle into junior title game

With a trip to the junior division championship game on the line Thursday night, the Kwik Kar Stingers were determined to hang around another evening.

Memorial fundraising efforts moving steadily

Fundraisers for the Ennis Veterans Memorial are still seeking more donations for the developing monument.

Three in the clink in Walmart scam

One act of rage put an end to a trio’s alleged forgery and theft operation this week.

Hello from the EDN’s new reporter

Introductory columns always feel awkward for me. How many of you really want to know who I am? For all you know, I’m a news-gathering brain-in-a-jar  buried in the back of The Ennis Daily News building, spitting out stories in exchange for fish flakes and the occasional D-cell battery. Except, that’s not true. I’m Phil […]

Road money issue won’t end soon

The discussion over redistricting in Ellis County has begun to take an identifiable shape with the introduction of several possible boundary models for the county’s individual precincts. Part of the discussion that has been a consistent point of concern for eastern Ellis County has been the equitable dispersal of road funding. Precinct 2, for example, […]

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