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Archive for: August, 2011

Anna Gene Hall Spurlock

  Anna Gene Hall Spurlock 75 of Kerens, Texas,  died peacefully in her sleep on August 24, 2011 at Legend Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Ennis, Texas.   Anna was born July 25, 1936 in Paris, Texas to Eugene and Gladys Hall.  She was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church in Kerens […]

Click here for Classifieds for Aug. 28

To place your classified ad you can email classifieds@ennisdailynews.com or call 972-875-3801 LOST, FOUND Found: Small black & brown neutered dog, in Ferris area last Friday. Call 972-977-5153 Lost: Black, brown, gray mixed Chihuahua Dachshund (ChaWinni), wearing black collar. Telico area. Reward, 972-878-3943 Found: Preston Casa Linda area. Tri color, female, Jack Russell Terrier type. […]


When Ennis traveled to Arlington Seguin a year ago, the Cougars left no doubt in a 40-7 victory. The past means little tonight in Lion Memorial Stadium at 7:30 p.m., however, when the Lions and Cougars lock up again.

County sets up Crime Stoppers

Ellis County law enforcement is, for the first time, banding together to form a countywide Crime Stoppers program.

9th Maroon Lions throttle Arlington Seguin

After going undefeated as eighth graders, the Freshman Maroon Lions returned to the field on Thursday night and tamed the Arlington Seguin Cougars.

Memorial needs area support

This city crossed over a significant milestone with the opening of the Ennis Veterans Memorial Park.

Testing gains us nothing

Usually, I’m able to brush off the stupid things I read on Facebook. Given how often I post about video games, baseball and terrible movies on Netflix, I generate a large portion of stupid things myself. However, one particular status update drew my ire.

Rangers see Angels in their rearview mirror

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A little more than a week ago, the Texas Rangers had a seven-game cushion in the AL West over the Los Angeles Angels. Now, the Angels are back in the Rangers’ rearview mirror, and the teams open a three-game series in Texas on Friday night. The Rangers lost for the fifth […]

Click here for Classifieds for Aug. 26

To place your classified ad email classifieds@ennisdailynews.com or call 972-875-3801 LOST, FOUND Lost: Black male Shih Tzu. Tecumseh Park area, Waxahachie. Collar with name Toto. Call 972-877-0626 Found: Small black & brown neutered dog, in Ferris area last Friday. Call 972-977-5153 Lost: Black, brown & gray mixed Chihuahua Dachshund (ChaWinni), wearing black collar. Telico area. […]

5 pinched in ATV thefts

Ellis County Sheriff’s deputies foiled a ring of all-terrain vehicle thieves early Wednesday morning.

Project deadline approaching

Austin Bridge & Road could end up paying $800 per day in damages if it doesn’t finish road construction on the FM 1722 safety project by the end of August.

Power woes persist

The system operator for the state’s power grid released a statement Wednesday urging Texans to limit their power consumption through the end of the week.

Would-be robbers wise up

Two would-be robbers found out early Wednesday morning why it’s a bad idea to rob gas stations.

JV Lion tennis conquers Kaufman

Like its varsity counterpart, the JV Lion tennis team is off to a strong start this year.

A hard spot for taxpayers, commissioners

Ellis County’s commissioners have found themselves in between a political rock and a hard place.

First week is full of emotions

This is the sixth “first week of school” I’ve had since entering the public school profession, and I can’t remember one that has encompassed as much emotion as this one.

Another lopsided loss by Rangers to Red Sox

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington knows it is still too early to worry about watching the standings. But if the defending AL champions keep playing like this, they might not be in the position they want to be in mid-September. Matt Harrison gave up four runs in the first inning and […]

Delivery goes awry

One man was airlifted to Parkland Hospital after the milk truck he was driving took crashed on U.S. Highway 287 Tuesday morning, spilling a truckload of milk onto the roadside.

County proposes tax rate boost

A tax rate increase is on the table for Ellis County this year.

Alleged attack leads to indictment

An Ennis man has been indicted by an Ellis County grand jury in a January assault case.

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