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Archive for: October, 2013

Road plan gets go-ahead

Ennis commissioners gave their approval to the city’s new roads project and a $769,000 contract with Freese and Nichols to oversee the second round of street reconstruction work this decade in the city.

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Arnetta Robinson

Arnetta Robinson, 92, passed away on Oct. 15, 2013. Wake service will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 at Bethany Baptist Church, 1900 Mulberry St., in Corsicana. Another Wake service will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at Eastgate Baptist Church, 6960 S. […]

Dianne Crow

Dianne Crow, 66, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. Dianne was born in Arab, Alabama on August 31, 1947 to Lee Roy and Margie (Atchley) Hartley. She grew up in Rice, Texas and graduated from Ennis High School in 1965. On January 22, 1971 she married James Crow and they made […]

Betty Jane Ballew Wells

Betty Jane Ballew Wells, 86, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, October 21, 2013. Betty was born in Ennis, Texas on March 3, 1927 to Thomas E. and Precious (Robinson) Ballew. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1944. On April 16, 1948 […]

Week 8: Big cats vying for victory

The Ennis Lions (7-0, 4-0) will be heading into Thursday’s match against the Mansfield Summit Jaguars (3-4, 3-1) as the only undefeated team in the 15-4A district after an astounding 56-18 victory over the Mansfield Legacy Broncos (6-1, 3-1) last week.

Repairs shore up courtroom leak issue

Ellis County’s director of maintenance Keith Roberts said repairs to the Historical Courthouse will be complete in time for this weekend’s Texas Country Reporter Festival.

Burglar gets 15 years

Online court records show Reynoldo Romero, indicted last November for a string of thefts in the Ferris area in 2011, pleaded guilty to burglary charges this month. Romero was sentenced to 15 years in a Texas Department of Corrections prison, according to online court records.

Naked burglar case ends in plea

Randall Williford, an Ennis man accused of breaking into a woman’s house on N. Gaines St. in April while drunk and using her laundry facilities, has pleaded guilty to drunk driving and burglary.

Search firm needs time to get it right

It’s good to have a more solid idea of when the successor to outgoing City Manager Steve Howerton will be able to take the reins of the city’s operations.

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Tax breaks, loans on table

A proposed structure for the city’s downtown development incentives includes both property tax abatements and city-funded “forgivable loans” for property owners in the National Register Historic Downtown District.

Lummus helps Helping Hands

The Jack Lummus Intermediate School Student Council went trick-or-treating for canned goods Monday, reeling in 787 pounds of goods and $25 in cash donations for Helping Hands of Ennis.

Churches hosting Halloween

While downtown won’t host a Halloween event this year, many churches and other organizations will be hosting their own takes on trick-or-treating in the days leading up to and on Halloween.

Search leader: March or April likely for new manager

Executive search specialist Chris Hartung is shooting for a possible March start date for the new city manager of Ennis.

Lion tennis moves on to regionals

The Ennis Lions took two games of three last weekend at the bi-district playoffs, advancing to regional playoffs coming this weekend.

Foundation can have a deep impact

Establishing an education foundation, which can serve as a way to raise funds that will directly benefit the Ennis Independent School District and the students who are working to receive an education here, is a step forward for the local community.

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Town Hall meetings set for City Manager search

Town hall meetings have been set at 3 and 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 in the search for a replacement for outgoing Ennis City Manager Steve Howerton.

Downtown investment policy in the works

The city’s commissioners will consider an ordinance soon to expand existing breaks and add incentives for downtown business owners or downtown investors who invest in the National Register Historic Downtown District.

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