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Archive for: December, 2013

Seguin trounces Lady Lions 85-28

The Ennis Lady Lions (5-7, 0-3) fell behind 21-0 in the first quarter of their Tuesday night game against the Arlington Seguin Lady Cougars and simply couldn’t close the gap, eventually falling 85-28.

Incentives programs under way

The immediate start for the downtown redevelopment incentives programs shows a desire from leadership to make it easier for projects to get off the ground in downtown right now instead of later.

‘Christmas Pageant’ classic

Since the summer, we’ve been looking forward to the next installment in the long series of offerings from the Ennis Public Theatre.

Christmas productions fill stage

The Ennis Junior High School Cafeteria stage played host to the junior and high school choirs Monday night. The choirs performed a number of Christmas standards, including “Silent Night” in both English and German. The Junior High Band will perform its Winter Concert at 7 p.m. tonight at the EHS Auditorium, with the High School Band performing its Winter/Holiday Concert at 7 p.m Thursday.

Downtown incentives open

Downtown development incentives are now in effect, and property owners can gather paperwork and apply starting today.

Garrett gears up for grant filing

The Garrett City Council will meet publicly Thursday to discuss the city’s application for state grants to help finance infrastructure improvements in the city.

‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ opening

Ennis Public Theatre K.I.D.S. will present its first holiday show, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, based on the award-winning book by Barbara Robinson, at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 21.

Lions wrap season in semifinals

The Ennis Lions (14-1, 7-0, 15-4A) gave the Aledo Bearcats (15-0, 7-0, 7-4A) the toughest fight of their season, but the Lions were unable to break through the Bearcat defense.

Polyguard turns 60

Ennis-based Polyguard celebrated 60 years of operation with employees, families, vendors and friends Friday night at the Ennis National Bank Event Center.

Incentives package up for final OK

The Ennis City Commission will hold its second and final vote on the city’s historic preservation incentives for downtown Monday.

District boosts United Way

Ennis ISD completed its annual United Way campaign on Thursday, passing last year’s donation record and delivering much needed help to the campaign.

We are proud of our Lions

This has been a season to remember for the Ennis High School Lions varsity football team, and one that has stirred the hopes and dreams of the Ennis community in ways we have not stirred since 2004. As we consider the fullness of our boys’ run into the playoffs, the resounding victories that have lifted […]

Patricia Jo (Pechal) Maggi “Pooky”

Patricia Jo (Pechal) Maggi “Pooky”, age 53, passed away on December 2, 2013. She was born on September 18, 1960 in Corsicana to Gerard Robert and Beatrice Bernice (Ward) Pechal. She married David Maggi on February 18, 1984 at St. John Church in Ennis. Patricia is survived by her husband, David Maggi; daughter, Brittany Osborn […]

Ernest Busby

Ernest Busby SMSgt. United States Air Force, Retired The Angelic Hosts came for Mr. Ernest Busby, Former Mayor of Teague, on December 7, 2013 at his Teague, Texas residence surrounded by loving family and devoted friends. He was born Feb. 16, 1927. Funeral Services will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at […]

Lions are hungry for some Bearcat

The Ennis Lions (14-0, 7-0, 15-4A) and Aledo Bearcats (14-0, 7-0, 7-4A) are set to go head-to-head Saturday afternoon in the Class 4A Division II semi-final round of the playoffs. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Midlothian Stadium.

County judges wager

EDN News Service, editor@ennisdailynews.com Not much is bigger than Texas high school football and the upcoming state playoff battle between Ennis and Aledo has led to a friendly wager between Parker County Judge Mark Riley and Ellis County Judge Carol Bush. The losing County Judge will have to wear the winning team’s shirt at their […]

Sales tax up 7.5 percent for the year

The last sales tax allocation of 2013 is in, and Ennis is ending the year above 2012’s total revenue by more than 7.5 percent overall.

Backpack program need rises

Local charity organizer and Ennis Economic Development Coordinator Marty Nelson says the Lion Cubs food backpack program needs some help getting through the holiday season.

Harrell’s reach here is big

I arrived in June 2011, too late to really get to know Sam Harrell as either a coach or an educator. My only knowledge of the man at the time was as Graham Harrell’s father, and the nice dude at Brown Street Cafe. It wasn’t until I got to know more about the community lore […]

Company’s example stirs hearts

When a local company separates itself from the rest of the business community here through achievement or grassroots neighborhood involvement, we have made a habit of highlighting the efforts of these “corporate citizens” within Ennis.

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