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Archive for: July, 2014

EISD is easing doubts

No news is not necessarily good news, nor does it imply bad news is awaiting. The difference, however, can be unsettling. The unknown often makes us uncomfortable.

Jeter, Trout lead AL over NL 5-3 in All-Star game 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball’s national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and then delivered two final All-Star hits. Mike Trout, perhaps the top candidate to succeed the 40-year-old Yankees captain as the face of […]

Local nurse dies in Saturday crash

A two-car accident Saturday night at the intersection of Ensign Road and the U.S. Highway 287 bypass left an Ennis Regional Medical Center nurse dead.

EISD adds new administrators

Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman announced Saturday the creation of three new administrative positions and the hiring of two new administrators.

Commissioners approve four expansion plans

The Ellis County Commissioners Court approved plans to expand or build four projects in Waxahachie.

Thelma G. Patti (Gayla)

Thelma G. Patti (Gayla), 88, of Ennis, Texas died on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the Autumn Leaves Memory Care Facility in The Woodlands, Texas. She was born May 23, 1925, in Powell County, Kentucky, the daughter of Vernon Reed and Nora Mae Reed. On May 11, 1954 she was united in marriage to Nicholas […]

Subrina “BeBe” Knight

Subrina “BeBe” Knight, 44, passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. Subrina was born on May 5, 1970 to Thomas Odell and Jean Elaine (Kubala) Wilson in Corsicana, Texas. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1987. She received her Registered Nurse Degree from Navarro College then […]

DPS seeking hit and run suspect

The Texas Highway Patrol is seeking local assistance to find the suspects in a late Friday night hit-and-run.

Kachina Prairie flourishing

Local botanists and conservation experts said Friday that February’s controlled burn of the Kachina Prairie has been a resounding success.

Top 20 under 40: Brandi Anthony

Brandi Anthony has made a life and career from providing shelter and comfort to others, both through her work as a physical therapist and her philanthropic work with the Ennis Lions Club and other organizations.

Pizza robber surrenders to police

One of the multiple suspects wanted in connection to the July 5 attack and robbery on a pizza delivery worker surrendered to police on Thursday.

Development efforts welcome

Thinking outside the box makes some people in small towns uncomfortable. Of course, that’s why those towns often remain small.

Connor’s farm produces crops, chickens and a chihuahua

William and Vikki Connor recently retired. And then went to work.

Fund-raising events set for injured boater

Fund-raising efforts begin this weekend for an area man, Spencer Richardson, who was severely injured last week in a boating mishap.

Poor decisions based on fear

It’s not everyday I get to see science play a direct role in how a news story works out, so I savor every opportunity I get to write about it. Unfortunately, Monday’s meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals ended up being a good example of what happens when scientific ignorance rules the day.

Rangers catcher Soto arrested for marijuana possession 

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Rangers catcher Geovany Soto has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana. Police in the Dallas suburb of Grapevine say Soto was stopped Wednesday for speeding and found with the drug. He was freed Thursday after posting $500 bail. Sgt. Robert Eberling says the 31-year-old Soto was cooperative […]

Retail Coach identifies potential growth

Findings from a collaborative study by the Ennis Economic Development Corporation and the consulting firm The Retail Coach showed local residents Thursday detailed shopping habits of Ennis area citizens as well as potential room for growth.

LeBron James says he’s returning to Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. James told Sports Illustrated Friday that he’s decided to go home. It’s a move that would have seemed unfathomable four years ago, after the venomous fallout that followed his decision to leave Cleveland for the Miami Heat. James told SI in a first-person […]

EDC to run ‘Lights of Ennis’

Economic Development Coordinator Marty Nelson outlined a plan for the Ennis Economic Development Corporation to take over the annual Lights of Ennis Christmas activities this year — at least temporarily.

Give-A-Kid-A-Chance needs shoes and volunteers

The annual Give-Kid-A-Chance “Back-to-School” event is over five weeks away and meeting the needs of 1,200 children is fueling the efforts of organizers.

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