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Archive for: May, 2014

Helen Warren

Helen Warren, resident of Frost, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the age of 93. She was born August 30, 1920 in Milford, Texas to Walter Crumpton and Mary Elizabeth Dalton Crumpton.  After graduating from Milford High School, she married Charlie Warren on June 19, 1940. Before his passing, they were married for […]

Mary Lee Kubala

Mary Lee Kubala, 87, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Mary was born in Byrd-Rankin to Harvey Lee and Martha Lucile (Armstrong) Parker. She grew up in the Byrd-Rankin area and graduated from Ennis High School. On August 30, 1945 she married L.L. Kubala and they made their home in several […]

Lady Lions earn chance to win crown

In a season filled with milestone victories, the No. 4 ranked Ennis softball team has now earned the chance to add to the list. They won a berth in this week’s state semifinals, Friday morning in Austin.

Polka royalty crowned

A young couple from West took the Polka King and Queen crowns Friday night at the KJT Auditorium.

Cody announces tennis scholarships

Prior to the start of the annual Cody Memorial Scholarship Tournament on Friday, four local tennis players were awarded college scholarships.

Fabby, Wray to face off Tuesday

The battle for the State Representative House District 10 position previously held retiring Rep. Jim Pitts will be settled on Tuesday in what is likely to be a close race between a pair of Ellis County Republicans.

Softball one game away from Austin

BULLARD — After squandering several scoring opportunities, No. 5 ranked Ennis finally broke through with five runs in the sixth inning to post a 7-3 triumph over No. 2 Hallsville at Brook Hill School’s Schwaub Field.

Man busted for drugs following alleged threat

An alleged threat ended with two people in jail after a police stop yielded drugs and a warrant arrest, according police reports.

Love and Theft comes to Ennis

The 48th National Polka Festival is about to take center stage in Ennis. It is known for bringing a cross-section of people who share a love for music, culture, great food and a good time.

Welcome to the National Polka Festival

Small towns love their festivals.

Tax idea a regressive one

I wish there was a word for the feeling of disappointment combined with an utter lack of surprise.

Comprehensive plan presses on

The Ennis City Commission voted to move forward with its planned revision of the city’s comprehensive plan, while a proposal for train quiet zones met with a delay.

Ennis advances to Elite Eight

The Ennis High School softball team continues to follow the seasoned leadership of head coach Rodney McNeill. For 10 years he has been at the helm and for a decade the Lady Lions have cleared one hurdle after another.

Ranch gets Lions football

Corsicana-based radio station 106.9 The Ranch will once again broadcast Ennis sports starting next fall, according to the station’s sales manager Nick Jordan.

Lady Lions rout Poteet, advance

RED OAK — Playing like a team destined for a higher finish, No. 5 ranked Ennis built an 11-0 lead and coasted to an 11-5 rout of Mesquite Poteet on Friday before a standing room only crowd at Red Oak High School.

Runoff early voting begins Monday

Ennis voters will have the chance to cast ballots in several runoff elections starting Monday, most notably in the races for Texas State Representative and Ellis County Precinct 2 Commissioner.

Expectations build for Polka Festival

The 48th National Polka Festival is less than a week away. Expectations for the annual classic number between 40,000 and 50,000, the number of visitors who will likely fill the streets of Ennis during May 23-25.

Top 20 under 40: Dr. Keith Rigsby

Dr. Keith Rigsby, 38, said he went into the medical profession out of a desire to help his fellow man.

Election vital for Ellis County

Early voting starts on Monday and it’s essential that voters get out to the polls and vote.

Mark Henry Valek

    Mark Henry Valek, 56, passed away in Dallas, Texas on Thursday, May 15, 2014.   Mark was born in Ennis, Texas on January 12, 1958 to Henry D. and Margie K. (Honza) Valek. He grew up in Ennis, Texas and graduated from St. John High School. Mark graduated from Navarro College with an […]

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