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Archive for: March, 2014

One dead in head-on collision

Police say a 58-year-old from Frost died Monday at about 5 p.m. when an 18-wheeler turned into his vehicle at FM 85 and Kaufman Street.

Farmer’s Market appeals to all

A lot of effort, planning and belief has gone a long way in a short time as the Ennis Farmer’s Market appears headed for instant success.

Traffic flow will make more sense

West Ennis Avenue in downtown has long been in need of reworked traffic flow.

Avenue re-striping set

The Texas Department of Transportation is re-striping the 100 block and 200 block of W. Ennis Avenue on Tuesday to include a fixed center turn lane.

EPT’s ‘Harvey’ is a hit

The cast of players in the Ennis Public Theatre’s Harvey loves being in the Mary Chase play directed by Shelley Aubrey as much as the audience members are happy to see them perform.

BBQ cooks to vie for cash prizes

Organizers behind this year’s Bluebonnet BBQ Cookoff say they need 20 to 30 judges for the April 12 event.

EISD Super: Evaluations 1st, contracts 2nd

Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman said he plans to evaluate every district administrator over the course of a year before any contract extensions are decided on.

Racer, horse stay together after auction

Mary Walker will apparently keep her treasured barrel racing horse Perculatin after the threat of losing him in a sheriff sale Friday morning.

Lion postseason ends on 4-2 loss

Postseason play came to an end for the Ennis Lions (14-7-2, 6-3-1) Friday night during the District 4A, Region 2 area round of soccer playoffs.

Broken pole cuts power for hours

An 18-wheeler hauling equipment knocked power out in some areas of western Ennis for more than four hours Thursday after downing utility lines in the 1200 block of W. Ennis Avenue.

Company’s tax appeal is denied

National Envelope, which sold its Ennis envelope facility to Cenveo in the fall, protested its 2013 tax value to try and reduce its overall tax bill.

EJHS ag students take 2nd in Houston

Ennis Junior High School eighth grader Joseph Valek represented the school at the Houston Livestock Show on Saturday and took second place in the agricultural mechanics show.

Help visitors enjoy the trails experience

With bluebonnets beginning to show and the Bluebonnet Trails tourism crush set to begin in our community, let’s be straight.

Reading help always needed

Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman said at the Ennis Rotary Club on Tuesday that he and his administrators are considering adding additional reading interventionists at each elementary school campus to address literacy issues. It’s welcome news that anyone with a stake in the local community should be pleased with.

EISD adopts new data system

Due to the increasing academic demands placed on students, districts have to become cohesive with regards to data management while monitoring student progress.

Market seeks artists, players

Performers, entertainers and activities are needed for the Ennis Farmer’s Market.

Annual antique car show draws out crowd

The third annual Antique American Independent Automobile Association show will be held April 12 in conjunction with the Bluebonnet Trails Festival in Ennis.

Ennis man jailed for assault

Ennis police arrested a man early Tuesday morning pending charges of assault causing bodily injury.

Lions maul Lancaster Tigers 18-2

The Ennis Lions (10-9, 2-3) had a powerful offensive outing against the Lancaster Tigers (0-4) Tuesday evening. The Lions finished 18-2 during five innings of play.

Speed bumps Make sense at Lions Drive

The installation of speed bumps on Lions Drive is a step in the name of safety that has been a long time coming.

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