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Archive for: August, 2014

Top 20 Under 40: Diana Coile

Diana Coile immensely enjoys traveling. However, the globetrotter couldn’t be happier than when she’s living in and serving the community she calls home; Ennis.

Making education exciting

Much to the delight of my children, Ennis ISD classes resume bright and early on the morning of Aug. 25.

GAKAC gearing up for Saturday

The annual Give-a-Kid-a-Chance back to school event is ready to roll on Saturday, Aug. 16.

EPD arrests wanted sex offender

The Ennis Police Department assisted the Department of Public Safety’s Criminal Investigation Division and the Texas Highway Patrol in arresting one of the state’s most wanted sex offenders.

Farmers Market Spotlight: Laurie Thompson

Vendors offer a myriad of items at the Ennis Farmers Market. Laurie Thompson supplies over a dozen garden-grown fruit and vegetables, all of them organic.

First amendment under attack in Missouri

The events coming out of Ferguson, Missouri should be giving anyone who cares about the rule of law pause. Mike Brown’s death at the hands of a police officer is just one of several in a line of incidents in which a black man was killed under less than transparent circumstances.

Lions coach speaks at Lions Club

Jack Alvarez, athletic director and head football coach at Ennis High School, told a crowd on Wednesday his 2014 edition of the Lions already have a bullseye stamped on their backs. Wreaking of confidence, he said the advance printing of playoff tickets might not be a bad idea.

Police step up DWI enforcement

Shortly after conducting a similar initiative for the July 4 holiday, the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is preparing to “step” up its enforcement of drunk driving laws for Labor Day weekend.

Theatre Rocks opens 2014-15 season Friday

Over the River and Through the Woods opens Friday night at 7:30 pm at Theatre Rocks, located at 505 NW Main St. in Ennis.

EISD to present balanced budget

Lisa Fincher, Ennis ISD Superintendent of Finance, said Tuesday night the district will present a balanced budget on Aug. 26, averting a million-dollar budget deficit first feared back in June.

Realtors serve-up BBQ to firefighters

The office staff at RE/MAX Realtors treated the Ennis Fire Department to a hearty barbecue lunch on Tuesday at the firehouse on Martin Luther King Dr.

‘Be Church’ in need of support

Pastor Todd Gray of Tabernacle Baptist Church spoke before the Ennis Rotary Club on Tuesday in an effort to drum up support for the annual “Be Church” event slated for Sept. 28.

Local Masons install leaders

The Masonic Lodge of Ennis installed officers for the 2014-2015 year and recognized those who completed requirements for advanced titles.

Freshmen start season, win 2-1

The Ennis High School freshman volleyball team defeated North Mesquite in their season opener on Monday by taking the match two games to one.

Yearning for the good

The past month has seen a handful of tragic news events that distract and break the hearts of even the strongest of men. At best they should sharpen our focus and cause us to be thankful.

Getting old ain’t for sissies

A couple of years ago I sat around my dining room table at my beloved lake house on Lake Bistineau in Louisiana with two of my friends I have known since grade school. I had come in for the weekend to visit and the next morning found us sitting watching the sun rise, drinking coffee, […]

Officials turn down pay increase

After recognizing the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Explorers for their being honored as the Best in Texas, the Ellis County Commissioners voted down a two percent cost of living raise in favor of an increase of $952 across the board for elected officials.

Burn ban now in effect

Ellis County is now under a burn ban for the first time this year.

Junior High open house Monday

New principal Ryan McCabe has announced an open house for students entering the seventh and eighth grades, along with their parents, on Monday, Aug. 18.

Robert L. “Bob” Mitchell

Robert L. “Bob” Mitchell, 81, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014 in Denton, Texas. Bob was born in Lufkin, Texas on July 28, 1933 to Sherman and Zula (Chandler) Mitchell. He grew up in Lufkin and graduated from Lufkin High School. After attending Stephen F. Austin State University, he joined the U.S. Army and served […]

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