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Archive for: August, 2011

Festival won’t be stopped

The Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie will rise again.

Lion tennis trounces Kaufman, moves to 6-0

The Lion tennis team added another big win to its fast start this season, rolling over visiting Kaufman 17-2 on Tuesday.

Losses can truly cripple farmers

Local farmers are suffering some of the worst growing conditions any of us can rightly recall — right alongside the majority of crop-growers statewide and across the Southwest.

Music a vital part of culture

Ennis is more than its sports and industry. It’s also music and art.

An early stock rally fades; indexes edge lower

NEW YORK (AP) — An early stock market rally faded Wednesday, leaving indexes with small losses in early afternoon trading. The price of gold slumped 4 percent as investors became less fearful. A sharp increase in orders for long-lasting goods in July eased fears that the U.S. was headed for another recession. Companies placed more […]

Lewis hurt by HRs in Rangers’ 11-5 loss to Boston

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The long ball keeps haunting Texas starter Colby Lewis. Lewis gave up a pair of home runs to Adrian Gonzalez and the Boston Red Sox finally won a game at Rangers Ballpark, 11-5 over the AL West leaders on Tuesday night. The Red Sox built an early 6-0 lead and scored […]

ERCOT issues electric emergency

  The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT), system operator for the state’s bulk transmission grid, initiated Energy Emergency Alert Level 1 at 3:43 p.m. today because operating reserves dropped below 2,300 megawatts (MW). Capacity is expected to be tight over the peak today, and ERCOT operators are closely monitoring the situation.   “We […]

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Morning delivery goes awry

One man was airlifted to Parkland Hospital after the milk truck he was driving crashed on U.S. Highway 287 on Tuesday morning. Trooper Clarence Jackson Jr. of the Texas Highway Patrol said the milk truck was driving behind a second truck when it turned right into J&K Excavation. The milk truck “took evasive action” but […]

County won’t wait on Ennis

The Ellis County Commissioners Court won’t be waiting up for Ennis much longer.

ESB continues auction support with program

The Ennis Chamber of Commerce Auction is right around the corner, and businesses and organizations throughout the city are throwing their weight behind the fundraising effort.

Can’t stop the polka

Joe Kostak and Dorothy Kudrna dance to the music of the Creechville Country Club Polka Band at the Sokol Activity Center on Friday. The organization’s Midsummer Polka Party, a free event at the facility, saw polka fanatics turn out in the lingering heat to cut a rug.

Festival burns

The future of Ellis County’s popular Scarborough Renaissance Festival outside Waxahachie is unclear after a fire reportedly killed a full-time groundskeeper and destroyed multiple buildings on Monday.

Lady Lions take second in Eustace Tourney

Taking part in the Eustace Tournament this past weekend, there was only one team that the Lady Lions didn’t have an answer for.

New football field creates excitement for youth

Ennis Veterans Memorial Park opened one week ago today, and hosted its first round of Ennis Youth Football Association games this past Saturday.

Finally, we’re out of the gate

School year 2011-12 is finally under way! With all the preparation and anticipation, it almost seems as if we’ve been in school for a month or so already.

Wilson, Napoli lead Texas in 4-0 win over Boston

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — C.J. Wilson stood at his locker after pitching 6 2-3 scoreless innings for Texas wearing a T-shirt he designed bearing the image of teammate Mike Napoli with a chef’s hat and holding a spatula. So appropriate. Wilson’s 13th win and Napoli’s three-run homer were the primary ingredients for the Rangers in […]

A new year means new opportunities

Months of time off have, for many families, come down to a mad rush to prepare students for the beginning of school this Monday.

Fairwell to a good friend

When I first arrived in Ennis, life was a whirlwind of activity. Changes that take place, especially at the publisher’s position, often come with swift moves in the middle of the night. I’ve been part of that in two of my three publishing gigs in my career.

Two-car crash chokes traffic

Four people, including a pregnant woman, were taken to local hospitals Friday after a collision at the corner of Lake Bardwell Drive and U.S. Highway 287.

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