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Archive for: July, 2014

Main Street application submitted

It’s now up to the Texas Historical Commission as to whether or not Ennis will become a Main Street City again.

EHS hosts regional nutrition workshop

Child nutrition and cafeteria professionals from across the region are boning up on new food regulations this week at Ennis High School.

Bingo! The Winning Musical

If you ever wanted to peek into the world of a “professional” bingo player, you will definitely want to come see Bingo! The Winning Musical

Antique Pickers arrive in Ennis

The traveling Antique Pickers brought their Cash for Coins show to Ennis this week.

Cop once drew gun on squirrel-hunting QB Winston

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and Florida State teammate Chris Casher were held at gunpoint by campus police nearly two years ago while hunting squirrels with a pellet gun, police say. Officer Anthony Gioannetti responded to a call and found the pair on a campus bike path with a long-barreled pistol. […]

Volunteer opportunities still available with GAKAC

Marty Nelson, coordinator of the annual Give-a-Kid-a-Chance event, said this year’s benefit is all but ready to go Sunday, Aug. 16 at Ennis High School.

Wray preps for House work

John Wray won’t officially take office until mid January, but he’s beginning his work planning for his freshman term as a member of the state House of Representatives with an introductory meeting of the Republican legislative caucus on Aug. 14-15.

Equipping our students to succeed

The EISD is distributing iPads to incoming seventh and eighth grade students and will be putting a Chromebook in the hands of freshmen in time for the start of the new school year.

County OKs radio tower purchase

Engineering concerns took center stage at Monday afternoon’s meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners Court, with the county voting to purchase a radio tower near Ennis as well as voting to approve emergency plans involving the county’s dam system.

One arrested in drug, gun seizure

The Ennis Police Department arrested a local man on drug charges after a Thursday search of the man’s home turned up 15 ounces of marijuana, pills and a stolen firearm.

Lockhart picks A&M over Alabama

Before an audience of family, friends and Ennis High School teammates, senior defensive end James Lockhart announced on Friday he will enroll at Texas A&M in the fall of 2015.

Evelyn E. Toupal

Evelyn E. Toupal, age 81, passed away in Ennis on July 24, 2014. She was born on May 27, 1933 in Ennis to Joe F. and Julia (Vlacilek) Vrana. She married Milton M. Toupal in September, 1951. Evelyn retired from Walmart after 20 years, and was a member of Saint John Nepomucene Catholic Church, KJZT, […]

Helen Ritchey

Helen Ritchey, 75, passed away in Dallas, Texas on Friday, July 25, 2014. Helen was born in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 10, 1939 to Raymond and Nell White. She grew up in St. Petersburg and graduated from St. Petersburg High School. She went on to Westminster Choir College of Princeton obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree […]

Carlos David Ruffino

…colors of yellow and black – truly a kid at heart. Carlos found peace living in the country with his family and many animals, surrounded by God’s beauty. Investing in people and community was his forte, as shown by his involvement with Theatre Rocks and The Bristol Fire Department. Carlos had a way of making people […]

Allen Joe Sims

Allen Joe Sims, 67, passed away on July 22, 2014. Funeral services are pending with Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas, Ennis, TX. 75119, 972-875-2393.

Lockhart commits to A&M

Here’s a video from Friday’s announcement that Ennis High football star James Lockhart will attend Texas A&M on a football scholarship in 2015.   Lockhart Commitment

Car found in lake 37 years later

Ellis County Sheriff’s deputies located a car that was reported stolen 37 years ago during a dive team training exercise early last week.

Hammel 0-3 for A’s after 4-1 loss to Rangers

ARLINGTON (AP) — Jason Hammel, the other pitcher the Oakland Athletics got in the trade with Jeff Samardzija , is still adjusting to his new team. And is still without a victory. Hammel lost his third consecutive start since coming to the AL West-leading Athletics from the Chicago Cubs on July 5, allowing four runs […]

DeLeon an unsung contributor for Ennis

There’s a number of people in Ennis who contribute to the improvement of this community. It would be unfair to try to name them all or even what all of them contribute. From money to time to advice, so many people work tirelessly to make Ennis a better place. Many of us don’t even realize […]

Theatre announces auditions

The October production by the Ennis Public Theatre, Leading Ladies, will be holding auditions on two dates for eight roles, five of them played by men.

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