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Archive for: May, 2014

Julia Hatfield

Julia Hatfield, 73, passed away on May 16, 2014. Funeral services are pending with Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas St., Ennis, 972-875-2393.

Rosie Steptoe

Rosie Steptoe, 68, passed away on May 14, 2014. Funeral services will be held Sat. May 17, 2014 at noon. Services will be held at Bright and Morning Star Baptist Church. Burial will be held at Carver Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas St., Ennis, […]

Dolores Navarro

          Dolores Navarro, 83, passed away in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Dolores was born in Waxahachie, Texas on January 26, 1931 to Fransico and Inez (Pineda) Aguilar. She grew up in Waxahachie and graduated from Waxahachie High School in 1949. On September 3, 1949 she married John P. […]

Jesse Emmitt “Scooter” Neaves, Jr

Jesse Emmitt “Scooter” Neaves, Jr, 61, died May 10, 2014 at UTSW, St Paul Hospital surrounded by his family. Jesse was born July 13, 1952 in Waxahachie, Texas to Mildred and Jesse Neaves.  He is preceded in death by his father, Jesse Sr, his brother, James and his sister Sandra. Jesse graduated from Waxahachie High […]

Looking back at a storm, one year later

One year after a category EF-1 tornado ripped through downtown Ennis, Mayor Russell Thomas said new life has sprung up in the storm’s wake.

Carriers break food haul record

Saturday’s Letter Carriers Food Drive, part of the national Stamp Out Hunger campaign by the U.S. Postal Service, set a new record for the Ennis community.

Ennis answers the bell, knocks out Poteet, 10-5

RED OAK — The No. 5 ranked Ennis High School softball team stood tall on Thursday, countering everything Mesquite Poteet threw at them with an impressive 10-5 win in the opener of a best-of-three series.

Lions wrap baseball season with banquet

The Ennis Lions put a wrap on the baseball season Tuesday night with the end-of-season banquet to honor outstanding players on the junior varsity and varsity teams.

Today marks turning point for Ennis

Many of us woke up a year ago awestruck over the damage levied upon downtown Ennis in the early morning hours of May 16, 2013.

Honoring police takes on a new meaning

Police Memorial Day gained a lot more meaning for me now that I’ve got police in the family.

Fallen officers honored

WAXAHACHIE — First responders from across Ellis County met Wednesday morning at Courthouse Park to honor the 15 police and firemen from Ellis County who gave their lives in the line of duty.

Lady Lions meet Poteet tonight in Red Oak

Having progressed as part of the 16 remaining teams in Class 4A, the Ennis High School softball team begins a best-of-three series tonight in nearby Red Oak.

Austin students show off good manners

Students at Austin Elementary earned a special lunch Wednesday giving them to chance to show off their newly-learned fine dining table manners.

‘Train’ pulls out all the stops

The Ennis Public Theatre will present their first melodrama under the leadership Shelley Aubrey, the Artistic Director, when Train to Danger opens Friday.

Honoring our fallen peace officers

This week, our nation honors those we often take for granted – our peace keepers.

Keep the victims in mind

This past week found me in Chilton County, covering a Capital Murder trial in the case of James Osgood versus the State of Alabama regarding the murder of Tracy Brown, 44, of Clanton, on Oct. 13, 2010. Let’s just go and get the horrible part out of the way. Tracey was found nude on her […]

Larry Prda

Larry Prda passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at the age of 61, at his home in Ennis. Visitation will be on Friday, May 16, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. A Celebration of his life will take place on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 10 […]

Rosie Lee Steptoe

Rosie Lee Steptoe, 68 passed away on May 14, 2014. Funeral arrangements are pending with Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas, Ennis, 972-875-2393.

Zelma E. North

Zelma E. North, 91, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014 in Ennis, Texas. Zelma was born June 12, 1922 to Jesse Evans and Pauline Young in Kansas City, Missouri. She married Leland V. North, Jr. on July 1, 1944, and lived in Raytown, Missouri. Zelma worked for Sears Roebuck where she met her husband. […]

Helen Loretta Matous

Helen Loretta Matous, 71, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Monday, May 12, 2014. Helen was born in Midland, Texas on September 27, 1942 to Harvey Lee and Reba Mae (Mooney) Bush. She graduated from Ennis High School. On October 8, 1960 she married Joe Matous, Sr. and they made their home in Ennis. She […]

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