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Archive for: April, 2014

YMCA needs patient support

Recent news that the Ennis YMCA would hold swimming lessons at the Sokol Hall was well received around town this week, myself included. I don’t have kids myself, but as someone who’s had to write about drownings several times before, more kids knowing how to swim is always a good thing.

Helen Jean Hamblen Bennett

Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and loyal friend to many, Helen Bennett went to be with the Lord on April 19, 2014. Born on May 9, 1925, in Palmer, TX to the late Dorothy Davis Hamblen and Aulton B. Hamblen, she is also preceded in death by her only brother, George W. Hamblen, grandparents […]

City solicits master plans

Ennis has reached out for proposals on a comprehensive plan for future community development.

Schools switching to Google

Ennis ISD will be converting to Google Apps for its email and calendar services next month, both saving money and allowing easier access to information for both school employees and parents.

Sunday fight leads to drug warrant

A reported Sunday evening brawl led to a drug bust in the 2100 block of North Breckenridge Street.

Roadwork bid comes in low

The city’s road program for the summer — its significant bond program since 2011 — may have some wiggle room for more work than was initially planned.

YMCA moving forward with swim lessons, camps

Ennis will have public swim classes for kids this summer thanks to the YMCA.

Regulation has to be a reality

Ever since the fertilizer plant explosion in West last year, we have made the case that the tragedy was a preventable failure of regulation and safety.

To a city that I love

Ennis has made a man out of me.

Robert C. Braun

Robert C. Braun, 91 of Waxahachie, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 in Italy. He was born to the late Carl and Elsie Stoehr Braun on July 29, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois. Robert loved to sing and was hard working. He was a great dad, husband, and friend. He will be forever missed and continually […]

Scot L. Ramsey

Scot L. Ramsey, 85, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Monday, April 21, 2014. Scot was born in Ennis, Texas on September 5, 1928 to Franklin R. and Anna M. (Gerault) Ramsey. He grew up in Ennis and attended Ennis School. On May 2, 1952 he married Cynthia J. Blakely and they made their home […]

Leticia Cazares

Leticia Cazares, 78, passed away in Mansfield, Texas on Sunday, April 20, 2014. Leticia was born in Coahuila, Mexico on December 11, 1935 to Benjamin and Virginia (Hernandez) Garza. She grew up in Palau, Coahuila, Mexico and attended Palau Schools. On September 20, 1952 she married Esteban Cazares and they made their home in Palau […]

Vicky Martinez

Vicky Martinez, age 83, passed away in Ennis on April 22, 2014.  She was born on April 23, 1930 in Mexico to Preciliano and Valentina (Ramirez) Martinez.  She was a member of Refiners Fire Ministries; a loving Mother, grandmother and great grandmother; and she will be greatly missed. She is survived by her daughter, Juana […]

Play explores reality of marriage

“I Do! I Do!,” the next production at Theatre Rocks!, opens Thursday, celebrating the true joy of marriage.

Chase suspect indicted

An Ellis County grand jury has indicted an Ennis man on charges of theft and attempting to flee police.

City tabs grant funds

Ennis is reaching out for $150,000 in grants that could help defray the accumulated costs of last year’s tornado event in May.

Nursing scholarships to be awarded

Interest in the Patsy Blazek Nursing Scholarship almost tripled from last year’s numbers, according to the scholarship’s founder Jimmy Blazek.

Market nears grand opening

The Ennis Farmer’s Market is ready to open in downtown.

Bowie receives Dart Co. grant

Bowie Elementary received a grant for $5,000 on April 15 from Dart Container Corporation.

Church overcomes vandalism

The Church of Christ on Country Club Road haven’t let the actions of vandals disrupt their plans for a busy Easter weekend.

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