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Archive for: January, 2012

Congratulations to the new chief of Ennis fire

A congratulatory handshake is in order for Ennis Fire Department veteran Capt. Jeff Aycock, the upcoming chief of the department in the wake of the retirement of former chief David Hopkins last month.

Opportunity can open up doors

As we progress through life, we gain knowledge and wisdom through experiences and education.

Joe (Rhino) Marquez

Joe (Rhino) Marquez, age 40, passed away in Dallas on January 23, 2012.  He was born in Dallas on October 1, 1971 to Jose Manuel Marquez and Maria Gloria Cabrera. He is survived by his mother, Maria Gloria Cabrera; father, Jose Manuel Marquez; sister, Margarita Marquez of Ennis; brothers, Amando Marquez and wife Christina of […]

Click here for Classifieds for January 26, 2012

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Aycock accepts the job

Jeff Aycock is the new chief of the Ennis Fire Department.

Former JP indicted

A former Navarro County Justice of the Peace has been indicted by an Ellis County grand jury, court records show.

Bardwell police cruiser totaled

The Bardwell Police Department lost its only official cruiser after a drunk driver crashed into it during an off-duty escort assignment in Carrollton.

Bigger Tigers hold off Lady Lion basketball, 73-65

Lady Lion basketball easily disposed of Lancaster at home in the first round of district play, but Tuesday night’s road contest brought some different circumstances.

Lions shine in upset over Lancaster, 79-69

When Lion basketball headed to Lancaster in December, the Tigers dealt Ennis its worst loss of the season and coach Jerry Mason let his team know it wasn’t acceptable.

Being heard is about more than showing up

We are enthusiastic whenever a crowd shows up at a public meeting.

ECO is really no great loss

With the pillaging of the Ellis County Observer, it’s doubtless a number of embattled blogger Joey Dauben’s pilloried targets are breathing satisfied sighs of relief.

Leslie Cox Baker

Leslie Cox Baker, 63, passed away on Monday, January 23, 2012 in Trinidad, Texas. Leslie was born in Denver, Colorado, on August 28, 1948 to Thomas M. and Marian (Ball) Cox. She grew up in Irving, Texas and graduated from Irving High School. She then attended Texas Tech University. She worked as a Beautician, as […]

Joe (Rhino) Marquez

Joe (Rhino) Marquez, age 40, passed away in Dallas on January 23, 2012. Services are scheduled at 1 p.m., Saturday, January 28, 2012 at Boze-Mitchell-McKbbin Funeral Home Chapel in Ennis.  Interment will follow at Myrtle Cemetery in Ennis. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.. Friday, January 27, 2012 at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral […]

Click here for Classifieds for January 25, 2012

To place your classified ad email classifieds@ennisdailynews.com FREE Free Crocker Spaniel, male, 2 yrs with health papers. 972-351-6698 Free to good home: Moving can’t take. 5 yr old brown, mid-size, outside dog. 972-981-9280 Free Puppies: Born 12/24/11. Mixed breed, will be medium to large dogs. Call 469-383-6524 LOST, FOUND Missing Black Lab: 3 yrs, answers […]

Residents swarm court to talk sale

An angry public left County Judge Carol Bush at a loss for words Monday night as a capacity crowd hounded the Ellis County Commissioners Court over a host of issues.

Magnablend CEO wants anonymity back

Documents obtained by The Ennis Daily News reveal both Magnablend’s plans for the Superconducting Super Collider property near Arrowhead Road and CEO Scott Pendery’s desire for a return to anonymity after a fire that destroyed the Waxahachie plant and sparked a storm of public controversy.

Ellis County joblessness declines to end 2011

December brought Ellis County’s unadjusted rate of unemployment to more than a point and a half below that logged in November 2011, trending below state averages.

Lion soccer endures adversity on the road

As Lion soccer players work to improve early in the season, they are encountering plenty of difficult competition.

Tommy William Wood

Tommy William Wood, 70 of Weatherford, died Thursday, January 19, 2012. Mr. Wood was a retired lineman for Brazos Electric and a Baptist. He was a member of the Kiwanas Club, an Eagle Scout and Advisor and assistant Scout Master. He was a landscape artist, former math tutor at Weatherford Middle School, he loved reading […]

Quata Sibley

Quata Sibley, 97, passed into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at the Ennis Regional Medical Center. Quata was born in Ennis, Texas to William A. and Mary Frances (Odom) Prestidge on May 13, 1914. She grew up in Rio Vista, Texas and graduated from Rio Vista High School in 1932. On […]

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