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Archive for: January, 2014

Woman, 22, dies in crash near Bardwell

An Ennis native died Sunday in a crash between a motorcycle and an automobile near Bardwell.

Unemployment rate dips again in Ellis County

Ellis County continued statistical gains in reported unemployment at the end of 2013, logging a final level lower than that of the state.

Varsity logs win over Mansfield Lake Ridge

The Ennis Lions (8-12, 3-6) unveiled a new style of play against the Mansfield Lake Ridge Eagles (18-6, 6-3) that resulted in a 41-36 victory Friday night.

Rate hike is burdensome

The National Newspaper Association came out a few days ago joining a coalition of postal workers and suppliers in opposition of a Dec. 24 decision by the Postal Regulatory Commission to raise the postal rate by 6 percent. We’re with them, for a number of reasons. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and […]

Market, YMCA needed

One of the biggest complaints we hear about Ennis is about things to do.

Court meeting times discussion item causes stir

Meeting times for the Ellis County Commissioners Court will be discussed once again at their 3 p.m. Monday meeting.

One booked after chase for theft charges

An Ennis man wanted on multiple theft charges attempted to flee police Thursday before surrendering without further incident.

Jury gives 81 years for porn

An Ellis County jury sentenced 43-year-old Jeffrey Dean Gerron to 81 years in prison on Friday, ending the final chapter in a case that began five years ago.

DA slayings trial moved to Rockwall

The trial for the alleged killers of the Kaufman County District Attorney, his wife and colleague will not be held in Kaufman County.

Relay kicks off Monday

The official kickoff for the Relay For Life is coming Monday.

Billy K. Hanson

Billy K. Hanson, 85, passed away in Ennis on Fri. Jan. 24, 2013. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Antonio Jiminez

Antonio Jiminez, 61, passed away on January 22, 2014. Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Eternal Rest Funeral Home, Sat. Jan. 25, 2014 at 2 p.m. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Eternal Rest Funeral Home, 215 N. Dallas St., Ennis, Tx., 972-875-2393.

Ennis Farmers Market set

The community’s new farmers market initiative is gathering steam for an April 5 opening in downtown.

Verdict expected in child porn case

Both the prosecution and the defense rested Wednesday afternoon as the trial of Jeffrey Dean Gerron draws to a close.

Coordinator post could yield benefits

We can see the appeal for reasoned action in the Greater Ennis Development Alliance’s request for the city of Ennis to hire a downtown development coordinator.

Josh Brent found guilty

DALLAS (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter Wednesday for a fiery wreck that killed his teammate and close friend, Jerry Brown. Brent, 25, showed no reaction when he learned the verdict. He was led from the courtroom in handcuffs in front of crying family members who were in the front row […]

Allie Ross Little

Allie Ross Little, 95, passed away in Waxahachie, Texas on Monday, January 20, 2014. Visitation will be on Friday, January 24, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. A Celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the J.E. Keever […]

Anita Castillo

Anita Castillo, 61, passed away Saturday January 18, 2014 while surrounded by her family. Anita was born in Ennis, Texas on February 26, 1952 to Raymundo & Josefa (Pena) Castillo. She made Ennis her home her entire life. Ennis would be become home for her and her family. She was a loving & devoted wife, […]

Ramona Beasley Pruitt

Ramona Beasley Pruitt, age 53, of Ennis, was united with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, January 19, 2014. She was born on March 4, 1960 in Dallas, Texas, to Otis and Martha (Mays) Beasley. Ramona was Baptized at the First Baptist Church of Palmer on April 18, 197l. She married Jude Pruitt on November 21, […]

Coordinator job is first priority

Downtown development advocates want the Ennis City Commission’s backing in further work on the city’s heart, including hiring a new person to oversee the effort.

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