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Archive for: February, 2014

Quiet zone concept a positive

Ennis resident Richard Bell has to be pleased the city has begun investigating in earnest whether it can achieve the ratings necessary to designate a quiet zone in downtown at a reasonable cost to taxpayers.

Get to know investigators

An unfortunate part of our society is the fact there is always somebody that wants something for nothing.

Henry Donald Walker

Henry Donald Walker, age 81, a resident of Ennis for 54 years, died Friday, February 21, 2013 at Ennis Care Center after a lengthy illness. He was born in Forreston, Texas on October 16, 1932, to Henry & Willie Mae (Jarratt) Walker. He graduated from Forreston High School and proudly served his country in the […]

Billie Jack Hart

Billie Jack Hart, 86, passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014 in Ennis, Texas. Visitation will be on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. Graveside services will be on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 3 p.m. in Myrtle Cemetery with John L. Sullivan officiating under the direction […]

Tony Schlottman

Tony Schlottman, age 61, of Ennis passed away on February 20, 2014 after a long illness. He was born on May 16, 1952 in Littlefield, Texas to Edward L. and Agnes (Brenek) Schlottman. He is survived by his wife, Martha Schlottman; son, Brent Schlottman; two granddaughters, Haylie and Shayne Schlottman; brother, Mitch Schlottman and his […]

Florinda Smith

Florinda Smith, age 70 of Ennis, passed away on Friday, February 21, 2014. The family will receive friends Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 6 to 8 P.M. with a Rosary at 7 P.M at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home Chapel in Ennis. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 A.M. on Friday, February 28, 2014 […]

Avalon is a top performer

No stranger to accolades and awards, Avalon ISD Superintendent David Del Bosque said the district received on Friday its highest award yet.

Court OKs grant, changes public comment setup

Ellis County received a grant for new emergency notification technology at Monday’s meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners Court, while the court also restored citizens’ ability to speak directly to the court about issues pertinent to them.

Residents offering new private school

Parents and students looking for a new alternative in education will have a new choice next fall.

A newspaper’s power

Newspapers are an easy target sometimes.

It’s not just politics, judge

By calling allegations of fraud made against her recently a matter of politics, Judge Carol Bush has made an major error in judgment in the final weeks before the primary election March 4.

Bush moved to repay state funds Feb. 12

County Judge Carol Bush refused to answer questions Friday regarding supplemental state funds paid into her salary, while the county auditor confirmed the money would be going back to the state by April.

Boyd opts out of race

Ennis ISD trustee and former board president Mack Boyd announced Friday he will not seek re-election in the May 10 school board election.

Vendors jump in market

The Ennis Farmers Market needs a few more vendors, but enthusiasm has been good and a number of sellers have signed on for the April 26 opening, said Ennis Economic Development Director Marty Nelson.

Mia Gee murder trial reset

Online docket records with the 40th Judicial District Court show the murder trial of suspected killer Jose Alvarado has been reset for July 14.

Lions split 2-2 after two days of tourney play

The Ennis Lions (2-2) traveled to Waco on Thursday for the three-day Waco ISD Invitational baseball tournament.

Six to stand trial in May for gang-linked slaying

The six people charged in connection with the 2013 murder of Henry Fabian Villatoro are tentatively set for trial May 13.

UIL partially grants appeal

Ennis ISD was partially successful Thursday in fighting worrisome realignment into a far East Texas district in a face-to-face appeal in front of the University Interscholastic League leadership in Austin.

Bush criticized for taking state money for work she didn’t do

County Judge Carol Bush responded to allegations of receiving improper payments, saying the accusations are unfair defamations made in the face of a heated election race.

‘Clue’ wraps Sunday

Clue: The Musical wraps at the Ennis Public Theatre with performances tonight, Saturday and Sunday.

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