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Archive for: March, 2014

Expert: Jail needs additional staff

The assistant director for the Texas Commission on Jail Standards recommended the county hire additional jail staff in discussion with the Ellis County Commissioners Court on Thursday.

Illness prompts letter to parents

An intestinal bug has been making the rounds in Ennis.

Lions in a slump; fall 6-0 to Broncos

An offensive slump left the Ennis Lions (9-8, 1-2) at the mercy of the Mansfield Legacy Broncos (11-6, 3-0) Tuesday evening. The Lions were unable to score runs and fell 6-0 to the Broncos.

Taking down walls lifts our spirits

The obstruction of Ennis Avenue continues to slowly clear.

Get a trim at Lion Styles

I’ve done some scary stuff in this line of work.

More barricades coming down

Ten months after the tornado in downtown, another set of barricades along Ennis Avenue came down this morning.

Local jailed in sex case

Ennis police a 51-year-old Ennis man Wednesday morning pending charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Sheriff K-9 retiring

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is wishing one of its four-legged deputies farewell this week after six years of faithful service to law enforcement.

City preparing Main Street application

The Ennis City Commission has put its application for the Texas Main Street Program into the hands of local resident Dennis Zembala.

Market grows to bursting

The Ennis Farmer’s Market may fill its available space on its first weekend.

Polka Fest schedule set

Preparations are well underway for the 2014 National Polka Festival scheduled for May 23-25.

Trustees plan for bequest

The Ennis Independent School District Board of Trustees appointed outgoing member Miles Strunc to head up a committee aimed at overseeing a large bequest from an anonymous donor to fund scholarships.

Spaghetti Supper coming Saturday

Bowie Elementary Principal Chad Corbett is willing to go out of his way to get students enthusiastic about this Saturday’s Spaghetti Supper fundraiser. As far out of his way as on top of the school building itself.

Carolyn L. Cox

Carolyn L. Cox, 64, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Clara Freeman

Clara Freeman, age 87, of Ennis passed away on March 17, 2014.  She was born on June 27, 1926 in Bardwell, Texas to Grover Dennis and Bessie Folsom (Williams) Howard.    She married Joseph Henry Newman in Avalon, and retired from Lucent Technologies after 25 years.  She liked working crossword puzzles, and playing bingo. Clara […]

Victoria Annie (Laza) Garcia

Victoria Annie (Laza) Garcia, 86 of Red Oak, Texas passed away Friday, March 14, 2014 in Italy, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born to the late Rudolph and Annie (Barak) Laza on April 22, 1927 in Alma, Texas. Victoria was a proud graduate of Ennis High School in 1945.  She enjoyed traveling, camping, […]

Ellis County included in high wind advisory

The National Weather Service issued a short-term forecast Tuesday afternoon placing Ellis County under a high wind advisory for the rest of the evening.

EHS stylists get hands-on training

Students in Ennis High School’s Cosmetology program hone their skills on a daily basis in a salon staffed entirely by themselves.

Ewings starts as city manager

The Ennis City Commission welcomed new City Manager Chuck Ewings at their Monday night meeting, while saying goodbye to interim City Manager John Hatchel.

Edward Furr

Edward Furr, 80 passed away on March 17, 2014.  Funeral services are pending with Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas, Ennis, Tx. 75119, 972-875-2393.

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