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Archive for: May, 2013

Ellis County Sheriff shift reports

Date: May 22, 2013 Item: 13-06689: Prowler call in the 1000 block of Lowrance Road, Red Oak. Item: 13-06698: Stolen Vehicle in the 100 block of Hollie Drive, Red Oak. Item: 13-06713: Theft in the 200 block of East Haven, Waxahachie. Item: 13-06714: Meet Complainant in the 2000 block of Ferris Road, Ferris. Item: 13-06715: […]

Polka time is upon us

It’s time for us to Polka, and that means it’s time to put the stress and tension of a week of uncertainty and personal tragedy in the background as we celebrate what makes our community so special.

Sports’ costs unsettling

Covering sports for the past school year has been a blast.

Dance your cares away

Today marks the beginning of the biggest blowout in Ennis every year — the 47th annual National Polka Festival.

Emergency status lapses

Ennis city officials let lapse Thursday the disaster declaration signed by Mayor Russell Thomas after a May 16 tornado heavily damaged several areas of town.

Indian national arrested

Phil Banker, phil@ennisdailynews.com Ennis police officers patrolling Interstate 45 arrested a man after he sped 25 miles over the posted speed limit and seemingly refused to stop. Lt. Mike Hopson of the Ennis Police Department said Officer Chad Bolton was driving northbound on Interstate 45 on Tuesday night when a silver four-door car passed him traveling […]

Agent: Storm claims ‘intense’ but manageable

Local State Farm agent Jenny Vidrine said Ennis’ tight-knit community managed to keep fraudsters at bay after last Thursday’s tornado.

Renard M. Jones

Renard M. Jones, 42, passed away on May 17, 2013. Wake: Friday, May 24, from 6-8 p.m. Service: Saturday, May 25, at 12 noon. Both services will be held at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 704 N. Ripley St., Ennis, Texas. Survivors: his wife, Tequilla; five sons, Terrance, Marcel, Jarius, Aiden and Samuel; mother, Dorothy […]

James Robert “Jimmy” Phillips

James Robert “Jimmy” Phillips, 61 of Arlington , Texas passed away Friday, May 17, 2013 in Burleson , Texas . He was born to the late R.C. and Doris Stokey Phillips on August 11, 1951 in Waxahachie. He was an avid hunter and loved to fish, he owned and operated a fishing guide service for […]

Click here for Classifieds for May 24

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Dr. Katherine Brown

Polka Magazine

Grand opening marks culmination of effort

The Brookshire’s grocery store on W. Ennis Avenue hosted a grand opening to much fanfare Wednesday morning, with city officials and local luminaries joining Brookshire’s executives to cut the ribbon.

Warning system did not fail us

The explanation from city officials regarding the use of the city’s warning system during last week’s serious weather conditions — peaking with a small but powerful tornado downtown — makes sense to us.

Developments in dual credit

One of my favorite things to do is to talk about the many good things the students of Ennis ISD achieve. I particularly like to brag about the accomplishments of the students in the career and technical classes.

Job fair coming to Ennis High

Ennis High School will host a job fair targeting juniors and seniors next week.

Polka Festival

Wayne Ray Lee Sr.

Wayne Ray Lee, Sr. passed away peacefully from this world on May 15, 2013. He was 80 years old. Born in Cryer Creek, Texas on December 28, 1932, Wayne was the oldest child of Benjamin Jefferson Lee and Wilmer Farrish Lee. He had two brothers: Derl Edward Lee, who preceded him in death, and Clayton […]

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Rangers top A’s 3-1 in Wolf’s 1st big league start

ARLINGTON (AP) — David Murphy and Adrian Beltre homered in a three-run first inning, Ross Wolf was strong in his first major league start and the Texas Rangers avoided a sweep with a 3-1 victory against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. The 30-year-old Wolf was making his first big league appearance since Oct. 1, 2010, […]

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