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Archive for: April, 2013

EISD super: District should still excel

Ennis ISD Superintendent Barbara Qualls said she expects the district to do well according to new accountability measures coming out this August.

We must keep going for West

Memories of lives lost are all that a number of families have left now.

Thank you to Lance Watson

It’s amazing sometimes just how much pets mean to the average American. I got to find out personally this week just how dumb they can make you look as well. I’ve grown up with animals my entire life. My family’s had dogs and cats since I was little, usually two many of both thanks to […]

Margaret Mounts

Margaret Mounts, 87, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Margie Louise Rogers

Margie Louise Rogers, 89, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Margie was born on November 30, 1923 to George W. and Ruby O’Neal. On December 19, 1960 she married Harry L. Rogers and they made their home originally in Corsicana then to Munich, Germany while Harry served in the United States […]

Click here for Classifieds for April 26

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Mother decries life sentence

The mother of the man sentenced in a Dallas court to life in prison Tuesday for starving his son to death said her family plans to appeal the sentence.

40th District judge gives life

Nick Todaro, nick@ennisdailynews.com A Waxahachie man was sentenced to life in prison this week after a jury found the 40-year-old guilty of evading arrest with a vehicle. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Pitts’ bill gets OK

A piece of legislation by Rep. Jim Pitts born from a request from Red Oak ISD has passed a critical vote in the House.

EPD: Suspect pushed wife out of a moving car

Ennis police arrested a man on Friday pending charges of assault after he allegedly pushed his wife out of a moving vehicle.

New emphasis could create problems, too

It’s a sadly common condition in Texas — and in the nation at large, for the most part — that any implemented change to school accountability standards seems to fall far short of the goal.

Co-teaching features inclusion

One of the most challenging aspects in the area of public education is the ability to differentiate curriculum to meet the needs of a diverse student population.

Click here for Classifieds for April 24, 2013

To place your classified ad email classifieds@ennisdailynews.com or call 972-875-3801 FREE: Kittens, 6 weeks old. Also good female adult mouser. 972-875-6842 PETS, STOCK, POULTRY Two Miniature Mares for sale or trade. 972-938-2163 BUSINESS SERVICES Haul off anything, tree trimming, demolition work, house painting, repair gravel driveways. Rodney, 214-399-0115, Ennis. Home Maintenance! Carpentry, window & door […]

Court OKs fire measures

The Ellis County Commissioners Court voted to approve several measures to bolster the recently passed county fire code.

Group gathers for San Jacinto Day

Precinct 3 Commissioner Paul Perry spoke Monday evening at the first-ever San Jacinto Day celebration near the statue of Richard Ellis outside the Ellis County Courthouse in Waxahachie.

Local office hopefuls pull in campaign funding

Some local office hopefuls have secured thousands of dollars to fund their campaigns ahead of the May 11 election.

EPT sets tryouts

With the spring musical Nunsense nearing its close this weekend, the Ennis Public Theatre has scheduled auditions for the June show on Saturday.

Griffin signs with Henderson University

Senior Sara Griffin is another exceptional Lion athlete that Ennis is proud of. Griffin’s athletic abilities and tennis skills earned her interest from a number of colleges. After weighing her options and visiting various schools, she chose to sign with Henderson University in Arkansas last Friday.

Ennis has a deep well of charity, love

We are unendingly proud of this community for the considerable support it has worked to provide to the community of West in the aftermath of the fertilizer explosion in that city last week.

House Bill 5 is a good start

With a little over a month left in the legislative session, it seems like HB 5 is the education bill to watch.

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