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Hermelinda Ramirez

Hermelinda Ramirez, age 67, passed away in Fort Worth on July 28, 2011.  She was born in Morelia Mexico on October 22, 1944 to Jesus and Maria Garcia. Hermelinda was strong-willed and enjoyed life to the fullest. She was adventurous in traveling which led her to her many destinations. She was an active church member […]

Dr. George Garner Dunkerley III

Dr. George Garner Dunkerley, III, 76, passed away at his home in Austin, Texas on July 28, 2011. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Jean Marshall

Jean Marshall, 81, passed away in Ennis on Friday, July 29, 2011. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 2 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis. The children will be officiating at the service. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Veteran cop nearly crushed

If he were only a few feet further west on State Highway 34, Lt. Ron Roark’s long law enforcement career could have come to an end Friday afternoon — along with his life.

Give a Kid a Chance short on project funds

Mission: Ennis Bridge Builders needs some help to pull off a plan aimed at giving area children a greater chance at success in school this year

H-E-B issues dairy recall

H-E-B recalled numerous dairy products Wednesday, though the news had apparently not yet reached the Ennis store Friday.

Montemayor earns post as EDN circulation manager

The Ennis Daily News is announcing the promotion of Ignacio “Tico” Montemayor to the position of Circulation Manager.

Crouch to lead advertising

The Ennis Daily News is announcing the promotion of Michelle Crouch to the position of Advertising Manager.

Insurance, Atmos hike on agenda

Ennis is looking to nail down its health insurance program for employees at its meeting Monday, among other business.

City holds line on tax rate

City property owners shouldn’t see a tax rate increase for 2011-2012 in Ennis, but if appraisal values have increased, they could end up paying more taxes on their individual property.

EDN’s top 10 EGSA performances for 2011

With the Ennis Girls Softball Association (EGSA) season coming to an end last week, I wanted to take this opportunity to recognize some of the best individual performances I saw this year. As always, I can only comment on the games I covered in person. These young ladies took advantage of their opportunities to shine.

The matter is earning your keep

Roofers, electricians, plumbers, grocery store managers and car dealers know how to do their jobs. They know what forms to fill out, what responsibilities they have to the customer and how they can get the job done with little or no interference, if everything goes right.

Proudly moving forward at Ennis High School

“There are no excuses,” he said. “We have to do a better job.”

Click here for Classifieds for July 31

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EHS: ‘There are no excuses’

State TAKS test scores released Thursday show Ennis High School to be Academically Unacceptable, and Principal David Averett is not happy.

‘Boys,’ ‘Streetcar’ rule Ennies

Powerful productions including A Streetcar Named Desire and The Boys Next Door ruled Thursday night as outstanding actors from the 2010-2011 season of the Ennis Public Theatre took home Ennie Award honors.

Three indicted in sex assaults

Three county men have been indicted for sexual assault of the same juvenile victim in apparently unrelated cases.

County streamlines payments

A new service offered by the Ellis County Treasurer’s Office is helping remove waste and get money to the county’s vendors faster.

State system not what we need it to be

As pointed out by district leadership since the release of higher appraisal values for Ennis government, the Ennis Independent School District doesn’t stand to gain in the same way as the city when the tax base grows. It’s a give-and-take system that rules that situation, one that generates no small amount of displeasure among school […]

Score one for science education

In a rare smart move, the Texas Board of Education voted unanimously last Friday to approve scientifically accurate high school biology textbook supplements that contained actual, real science — not creationism. Josh Rosenau, director of the National Center for Science Education, called the 14-0 vote a “huge victory for Texas students and teachers.” Oh, his […]

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