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Archive for: May, 2014

Top 20 under 40: Dr. Alfonso Ballesteros

Old school medicine was known for wacky syrups that calmed teething infants to nostrums and liniments, even traveling medicine shows. But it also offered things like house calls from the doctor and a much more human touch; doctors who took the time to get to know their patients.

McCarty hired as market coordinator

Becky McCarty, former manager of Puddin’s Cafe, has taken the reins of the Ennis Farmers’ Market.

Pink Power Walk signups now open

Registration for the 2014 Pink Power Walk is now open.

Congratulations on a great season

Saturday’s bitter loss to Aledo High should not tarnish what has been a record-setting and thrilling season for our Ennis High Lady Lions.

Lady Lions fall to Aledo

AUSTIN — A slow start and a handful of mysterious calls combined with a hot-hitting Aledo team led to a 10-3 loss for Ennis in the Class 4A championship on Saturday.

Ennis one win away from crown

AUSTIN — Ennis rallied from a four-run deficit to stun top-ranked and previously undefeated Barbers Hill, 8-7, to advance to the Class 4A championship game on Saturday.

Killer sentenced to 34 years

Jose Manuel Alvarado, one of two people connected to the March 2012 murder of 15-year-old Moriah Gonzales, pleaded guilty Thursday and received a 34-year prison sentence.

Polyguard earns presidential award

Ennis-based Polyguard Products earned the Presidential E Star award for excellence in exporting Wednesday evening.

‘Honor Flight’ awards scholarships to students

Honor Flight of Ellis County awarded three Ennis High School seniors with $1,000 for their work honoring local veterans of World War II.

Sentencing provides some closure

Two years ago, one of the most gruesome crimes to hit the eastern Ellis County area shocked residents from all walks of life.

Honoring outgoing politicians

The guard is changing here in Ellis County.

Wray, Grayson win runoffs

Voters chose former Waxahachie Mayor John Wray to represent them in the Texas House of Representatives, and ousted longtime Precinct 2 Commissioner Bill Dodson in favor of challenger Lane Grayson.

EPL makes summer reading pitch to Rotary

The organizers behind the Ennis Public Library’s Summer Reading Program are gearing up for another successful season.

Veterans, teacher shares service with students

Jack Lummus Intermediate School held a Memorial Day assembly Friday, led by fifth grade teacher Ron Bramhall, an Army veteran.

Court approves road repairs, discuss odorous issue

WAXAHACHIE — The Ellis County Commissioner’s Court approved the purchase of several items that will benefit the Ellis County Sheriff’s Department including a pair of sport utility vehicles.

Robert L. Garrison Sr.

Robert L. Garrison, Sr., 87, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Robert was born on August 29, 1926 to Elmer and Ruby (Lane) Garrison in Blooming Grove, Texas. He grew up in Blooming Grove and graduated from Blooming Grove Schools. On January 22, 2010 he married Rose Glosson and they made […]

Irene Tolston

Irene Tolston passed from this life on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in Ennis, Texas. Irene was born in Dublin, Texas on August 4, 1923 to Oscar R. and Jesse (Mosley) Little. In 1940 the family moved to Brownwood, Texas for employment at Camp Bowie, Texas. Irene attended Tarleton State College and Howard Payne. She earned […]

J.T. Amos

J.T. Amos, age 62, passed away in Brownsville, Tennessee on May 21, 2014.  He was born on February 24, 1952 in Carlsbad, New Mexico to James Thomas, Sr. and Mary Irlee (Silvers) Amos.  He married Iris on May 16, 2009 in Waxahachie.  He was a longtime member of the Mason Lodge 81 and was a […]

Louise Gerron

Louise Gerron, 95, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Thursday, May 22, 2014. Louise was born in Chico, Texas on February 2, 1919 to Ben and Vera Booth. She grew up in Chico and graduated from Chico High School in 1937. She went on to attend Secretarial School in Fort Worth, Texas. On July 29, […]

Lucille Gorman

Grace Lucille Gorman, 90, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014 in Ennis, Texas. Lucille was born in McCollough, County, Texas on January 23, 1924 to R. J. and Zuma (Baird) Turner. She graduated from Lohn High School. On August 9, 1944 she married Ira Glynn Gorman and they lived in Brady, Midland, and finally […]

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