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Archive for: December, 2013

Highs, lows of 2013 linger

Triumphs, losses and the full range of experiences in between brought Ennis a unique and important year in 2013.

This city is greeted by opportunity

Opportunity will be the theme for Ennis in 2014.

2013: A watershed year

A lot has happened here this year, and a lot of it since May 16.

County’s ‘no refusal’ active

Ellis County has joined the ranks of no-refusal counties by providing for 24-hour, seven-days-a-week access to magistrates for DWI enforcement purposes.

Elections chief set to retire

As the March 4, 2014 primary elections loom on the horizon, Ellis County will have someone new at the helm of its elections division for its next county balloting.

Group shares ‘hidden jewel’

The directors who care for the Myrtle Cemetery Memorial Chapel, ensuring its availability and vitality, call it a “hidden jewel” in the community’s oldest and largest cemetery.

Bardwell’s rising

Nearly five inches of rain over the last six weeks has helped boost the elevation of Lake Bardwell further away from conservation stage levels, though the city’s conservation plan remains in effect at the time being.

Don’t ruin New Year’s with a DWI

Chances are, between now and the start of the new year on Wednesday, we’ll each have an opportunity to exercise good judgment in connection to alcohol. Whether for any specific individual that means abstaining, imbibing in small measure or engaging a designated driver to ensure safe transport, we all need to be thinking along these […]

Freddy Bailey

Freddy Bailey, 37, known as “Chicken George” passed away December 18, 2013. Wake: Friday, December 27, from 7-8 p.m. Service: Saturday, December 28, at 1:00 p.m. Both held at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 800 E. Freeman, Ennis, Texas. He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Lawanna Bailey, godchildren, Jamaya Willis and La’Koya Vances and […]

Rodney R. Ruffin

Rodney R. Ruffin, 62, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Rodney was born on November 13, 1951 to T.T. (Skinny) and Shirley (Wood) Ruffin in Ennis, Texas. He grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1970. He worked for Massoud Manufacturing for eighteen years as a supervisor […]

Cecil Mae Ray

Cecil Mae Ray, 93, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 23, 2013 at Legends Oaks Healthcare Home in Ennis, Texas. She was born in Altus, Oklahoma on May 6, 1920. She married Webb Ray on August 16, 1934 and lived in Chatfield until January of 2013. She was a member of the Chatfield Methodist Church […]

Jimmy Ray Struggs

Jimmy Ray Struggs, 65, passed away on Dec. 19, 2013. Viewing will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Fri. Dec. 27, 2013 in the Eternal Rest Chapel. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at Bright & Morning Star Baptist Church at 1 p.m. Funeral arrangements are under the direction […]

Helen Riggins

Helen Riggins, 67, passed away on Dec. 24, 2013. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas, Ennis, Tx. 75119, 972-875-2393.

Buddy O. Cryer

Buddy O. Cryer, 63, passed away in Tyler, Texas on Monday, December 23, 2013. Buddy was born in Ennis, Texas to William F. and Annie Mae (Abbott) Cryer on January 24, 1950. He grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1969. He served his country proudly in the United States Army […]

UW campaign at 70%

The executive director for the Greater Ennis United Way said while there is hope on the horizon for this year’s campaign, they are still far behind where they stood this time last year.

Christmas morning altercation ends in arrest

Police arrested a 38-year-old Ennis man early Christmas morning for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and preventing her from calling the police.

Downtown recovery will take time

Now that the incentives programs to help downtown property owners has been established, residents are understandably asking when improvements will take away the scarring on West Ennis Avenue.

Christmas spirit did come

I tried really hard this year to get into the “spirit of Christmas” this year.

Investors to tap city incentives

George Wartsbaugh and Ross Massengill, the co-owners of the MW Emporium building at the corner of Ennis Avenue and Dallas Street, are going to be among the first filing for support from Ennis for rejuvenation work on their downtown property.

Polk seeks re-election

Judge Curtis L. Polk is seeking re-election for the office of Justice of the Peace in Precinct 3 of Ellis County as a Democratic candidate. His name will be on the ballot in the Democratic Party Primary on March 4, 2014.

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