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Archive for: April, 2014

A play was just the thing

I Do! I Do! couldn’t have come at a better time for me.

Emergency system is a good move

We have to agree that Ellis County can be well-served by emergency notification technology, as long as it is used for its intended purpose.

Lady Lions square off with Lucas Lovejoy

The State Class 4A softball tournament reaches the Area Round when Ennis High School hosts Lucas Lovejoy on Thursday to begin a best of three series.

Warde begins work with EDN

Dallas native Mark Warde began work as the managing editor of the Ennis Daily News this week.

Cayard pleads not guilty

WAXAHACHIE — Lynda Cayard, a 58-year-old Palmer woman accused of killing her husband Mike, pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning in 40th District Court.

Pastor releasing fourth book

The Rev. Bob Uzzel is, after years of work and more interviews than he can count, wrapping up work on his fourth book — “The Durhams of Fairfield; An African American Genealogy.”

Lions end season with 5-3 loss to Hawks

The season came to a close for the Ennis Lions baseball team (15-14, 7-8) Saturday afternoon. After falling 6-3 to Seguin on Friday, the Lions were set to face the Red Oak Hawks (18-12, 8-7) on Saturday for a tie-breaker to determine who would clinch the fourth place district finish and head into the playoffs.

Ennis ‘Egg Lady’ in need

By all accounts a vibrant and dogged supporter of this community, Paula Campo spent more than a decade working for the city as the tourism secretary for the Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau and uncounted years as a linchpin in the local Czech community.

Local kid raises money for orphans

The six-year-old son of local teacher and philanthropist Lacy Hobbs is doing his part to raise money for a Tanzanian orphanage.

County setting up alerts

WAXAHACHIE — Ellis County’s Commissioners Court is readying to provide emergency communications services and notifications to the county with some available grant funding.

EHS program makes students face realities

We’ve heard considerable feedback from the community on the recent running of the “Shattered Dreams” program at Ennis High School, and it’s largely been thanks and appreciation.

Lady Lions rally for 13-5 victory

Despite allowing two multiple-run home runs early in the game, the Ennis Lady Lions held on to triumph over the Jacksonville Maidens 13-5 and clinch the bi-district championship Friday.

Farmer’s Market opens for season

The Ennis Farmer’s Market opened for the 2014 season Saturday with a dedication ceremony featuring dignitaries including Mayor Russell Thomas, U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, the Revs. Booker T. Washington, Lydia Garcia and Darrell Nelson, Mayor Pro-Tem Matt Walker, City Manager Chuck Ewings, Commissioner Brian Holley, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Bill Dodson, Chamber of Commerce Board President Delores McKibbin and Dr. Meg Sullivan of the Greater Ennis Development Alliance.

‘I Do! I Do!’ lifts audiences’ spirits

Deborah Hinson and Michael Self provide an unforgettable window into the reality of marriage and love in “I Do! I Do!”, the latest production of Theatre Rocks! and its director Bill Rhoten.

Early voting begins Monday

Early voting for the May 10 Ennis City Commission and Ennis ISD Board of Trustees election begins on Monday.

Top 20 Under 40: Dr. Meg Sullivan

Dr. Meg Sullivan didn’t come to Ennis with the expectation that she would dive into the community’s burgeoning efforts to spur development and historic preservation.

‘Shattered Dreams’ teaches harsh reality

IMPACT Ennis and the EHS Student Council presented a simulated car crash Thursday morning outside Ennis High School in the hopes of preventing such a crash from happening for real.

Farmer’s Market to open

The Ennis Farmer’s Market makes its debut Saturday.

Candidates talk school issues

The Ennis Public Library hosted the second ever Ennis ISD candidate forum Thursday, with three of the four candidates vying for two seats on the board answering questions on topics ranging from school security to campus security.

Our market will depend on our dollars

The Ennis Farmer’s Market opens tomorrow, and its success will depend entirely upon us.

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