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Archive for: July, 2014

Lions Club increases scholarship award

The Ennis Lions Club is increasing its annual scholarship award amount, according to long-time club Secretary Bob Taylor.

Border calls for order

The wave of people, particularly families and unattached children landing on the banks of North American soil after crossing the Rio Grand is heart-rending.

Working together to help kids

There isn’t much the two parties agree on in Washington these days, but I recently found common ground with a bipartisan group of my colleagues.

Hollingsworth heads to Nationals

Ennis High School all-state outfielder Julia Hollingsworth, one of several starters who will lead next year’s Lady Lions, is headed to a national softball tournament.

Emporium undergoes transformation

The former Emporium Building, a signature landmark in downtown Ennis, is in the process of completing a full-circle evolution. Developers hope it will soon become is a transformation that historians and modernists will embrace.

Church radio tower denied

The City of Ennis Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals voted Tuesday night to deny a variance to a local preacher looking to build a radio station at 1107 S. Clay St.

District releases improvement plan

The Ennis ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved improvement plans for the district as a whole as well as each campus on Tuesday night.

Three times we grow

Lessons in life introduce us to ourselves. Sometimes I’m not an enthusiastic learner, if at all.

Patricia ‘Sookie’ Banks

Patricia “Sookie” Banks, 57, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Sunday, July 6, 2014. Memorial services will be on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 5 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Cory Simpson officiating. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Jim Dempsey Ferguson Sr.

Jim Dempsey Ferguson, Sr., of Fort Worth, Texas, passed away July 6, 2014.  He was 92 years of age. His service will be conducted July 9, 2014, in Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, by David Vestal of Weatherford, Texas, and Buddy Holland of Waxahachie, Texas, under the direction of the Rose-Neath Funeral Home.  Interment will be in […]

Commission tables ‘crime control’ district

The Ennis City Commission voted 4-2 to table the creation of a committee for a proposed Crime Control and Prevention District, essentially pushing the district’s creation off of the election ballot in November.

Blaze destroys home

A fire that was ruled accidental caused an estimated $90,000 worth of damage on Monday in Palmer. No one inside suffered physical injuries after being alerted by an unidentified newspaper carrier.

VFW dispatches donuts

Working on a national holiday is often overlooked.

Motorplex adds Carter to staff

The Texas Motorplex has announced the hiring of Andy Carter. He will serve in both business and sales development according to Gabrielle Stevenson, president and general manager.

American Legion girls state bound

After pasting local and area competition, the Ennis American Legion 8-and-Under girls team will take their baseball game to the state level next week in Temple.


Pistorius defense team closes case 

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The defense team for Oscar Pistorius closed its case in the athlete’s murder trial on Tuesday, bringing a legal case that has transfixed South Africans and others around the world closer to a verdict. Final arguments are scheduled for Aug. 7-8. Lawyer Barry Roux said he had finished calling witnesses to testify […]

Phelps, Lochte set to compete in Georgia meet 

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will resume their comebacks during a special meet at the University of Georgia this week. The Bulldog Grand Slam will feature some of the top teams in the country, including Phelps’ North Baltimore Aquatic Club and Lochte’s SwimMAC Carolina team based in Charlotte. Phelps, who has […]

Agent: Heat, F Josh McRoberts agree on 4-year deal 

MIAMI (AP) — Josh McRoberts has agreed to sign a four-year contract with the Miami Heat, a deal that could be worth about $23 million. His agent, Mike Conley Sr., said Monday McRoberts will get the full mid-level exception, starting at about $5.3 million next season. Contracts begin getting signed Thursday. McRoberts averaged 8.5 points […]

Joseph Buntyn

Joseph Buntyn passed away at the age of 57 on July 3, 2014. Funeral services are pending with the Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis.

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