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Archive for: September, 2013

‘Lights’ need city’s assistance

Ennisites who value the light display that the Lights of Ennis organization helps power each year have a unique opportunity to engage with the effort to revitalize our downtown.

Trustees see input as vital

The education theme seems to have dominated our discussion publicly of late. And rightfully so. School Board President Bramlet Beard was the featured speaker at the annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet.

City manager announces retirement

Steve Howerton, city manager of Ennis for more than three decades, has announced his intent to retire effective Dec. 31.

Man gets 60 years for child sex abuse

Child molestor Archie Lee Becks, of Waxahachie, has been sentenced to 60 years in prison.

Driver crashes into insurance office

A driver accidentally crashed through the front wall of a local business Friday morning.

Lions claw Cougars 29-22

The Ennis Lions (4-0, 1-0) added their name to the list of teams who won their district opener games at home with a 29-22 victory over the Arlington Seguin Cougars (2-2, 0-1).

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H.K. Neely Jr.

H.K. Neely, Jr. peacefully completed his earthly journey on September 22, 2013 in Waco, Texas with his devoted family by his side. A Tribute Remembrance Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., October 26, 2013, at Hardin Simmons University, Logsdon Chapel, Abilene, Texas. Born February 1, 1934, in Whitesboro, Texas, he was the first child […]

Willie K. Farmer

Willie K. Farmer, 79, passed away in Bedford, Texas on Thursday, September 26, 2013. Visitation will be on Monday, September 30, 2013 in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. A Celebration of his life will take place on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis. Interment will […]

Click here for Classifieds for September 29

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Car smashes insurance office

A driver accidentally crashed through the front wall of a local business Friday morning.

Super search firm hears concerns

Community members met with the man in charge of finding candidates for Ennis ISD Superintendent on Thursday, giving input on qualities they want to see in a new leader.

The Lights are coming

The Lights of Ennis will return again this year, one way or another. Harriett Adams, who has for 13 years led efforts to see downtown Ennis lighted during the holiday season, has again agreed to work on fundraising for the effort by canvassing the community for support.

Thief at large

The Ennis Police Department is currently seeking an individual suspected of running off with a bag of money from a local business.

Freshmen honor Blank with 42-26 victory

The Ennis Lion (1-3-1, 1-1) white and maroon freshman teams combined to face a district match against the Arlington Seguin Cougars (0-4, 0-1) on Thursday.

Family killings teach us to be more vigilant

It’s difficult to be totally certain about what occurred in the Rice-area home of five that was shattered with multiple murders last week.

Bush takes hold of the process

I have to say, budget discussions at the Ellis County Commissioners Court get more and more boring every year. Why, I remember the budget fracas in 2011, just a few months after I arrived in Ennis. Furious, angry conservatives worked themselves into a frothy rage over the prospect of paying a few dollars more per year on their tax bill.

Myrtle Lee Ford

Myrtle Lee Ford was born on August 30, 1921 in Ellis County to Ivory Dickerson and Mary Wormley Dickerson. She was a faithful member of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church until her health began to fail. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Henry R. Ford, 3 sisters and 5 brothers. […]

Click here for Classifieds for September 27

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Week 4: Lions play host to Cougars

Although high school football season has already begun in Texas, the games that really matter will begin on Friday when the Ennis Lions (3-0) host the Arlington Seguin Cougars (2-1) for the district opener Friday.

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