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Archive for: February, 2014

2014 EISD Student Showcase slideshow

Showcase shines in its second year

Hundreds of students and parents filled the halls of Ennis High School on Thursday for the second-ever EISD Student Showcase.

Dollars flying in judge race

County Judge candidate Richard Rozier blew away all opponents in fundraising according to the latest round of campaign finance records issued by the Ellis County Elections Administration.

County attorneys give to coworker

The latest campaign finance reports in the race for the County Court at Law No. 2 judgeship show incumbent judge Gene Calvert pulling ahead of his opponent Ricky Sipes in spending as the race nears the home stretch.

Play it smart, avoid fraud at tax time

We all understand the urge to save an extra buck or two, especially when tax time comes around each year.

Care for our wild places

I thoroughly enjoyed visiting Kachina Prairie during last week’s controlled burn.

Molestor OKs 50-year plea

A Waxahachie man will serve at least 25 years in jail for child molestation in a plea bargain agreement reached this week with the Ellis County and District Attorney’s Office.

Local jailed for tax prep fraud

A 41-year-old Ennis man was arrested Monday after Ennis police investigators learned he was allegedly filing falsified tax documents.

Market hits 20 vendors

The city’s Farmers Market, preparing for an April 26 opening, has 20 vendors ready to participate, said Economic Development Director Marty Nelson.

Peden announces board candidacy

Roger Peden II, Ennis High graduate and administrator of the IOOF nursing home, has announced his candidacy for the Ennis ISD School Board.

Elections demand our effort, votes

Early voting is speeding toward its conclusion in primary elections that will decide the fate of several county and state offices.

Spring events coming

Spring is just around the corner and the Ennis Chamber of Commerce is preparing for all the great events that it will bring to our community. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Michael Wayne Huber

Michael Wayne Huber, 71, passed away in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the First Assembly Church of Palmer, Texas.

Billie Jack Hart

Billie Jack Hart, 86, passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014 in Ennis, Texas. Billie was born in Garrett, Texas on March 22, 1927 to V. B. and Avis S. (Poteet) Hart. He grew up in Garrett, Texas attended Garrett Schools and graduated from Ennis High School. On July 23, 1945 he married Betty Lou […]

Florinda Smith

Florinda Smith, age 70 of Ennis, passed away on Friday, February 21, 2014. She was born in Mathes, Texas on May 12, 1943 to Guadalupe (Cardona) and Jesus Rodriguez, Jr. Florinda married Joseph Smith on September 14, 1987 in Waxahachie. She was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters, and Ladies Auxiliary […]

Etta Mae Stewart

Etta Mae Stewart, 94, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

FFA students win $12K worth of scholarships

The Ennis FFA Ag. Mechanics team pulled in $12,000 in college scholarships over the weekend at the 14th annual Junior Agriculture Mechanics Show in San Antonio.

Sheriff: Jail in need of staff

Sheriff Johnny Brown is asking the Ellis County Commissioners Court for additional jail personnel in light of a study conducted last month showing the jail is understaffed.

‘Beast Feast’ features wild game

A group of private citizens led by Ennis ISD board trustees Alan Linson and Alan Clark are hosting a fundraising dinner to benefit the newly-formed Education Foundation.

Appeal victory a huge win

The Ennis Independent School District leadership deserves high praise for its recent triumph in a rare successful redistricting appeal in front of the University Interscholastic League’s appellate board.

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