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Archive for: September, 2014

Lillie Crowley Day made official

Texas State Fair icon, the late Lillie Betik Crowley, received another recognition of her cooking legend on Saturday when her name was attached to the opening of the fair as well at the Ennis Famers Market.

Chili supper scheduled for Friday

Austin Elementary will hold its 50th annual chili supper fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday night.

Court approves reinvestment zone

The Ellis County Commissioners Court gave final approval to the creation of a reinvestment zone in the county first mentioned in December 2013.

Taste of Ennis a success

Hungry folks from Ennis and points beyond filled the Knights of Columbus Hall on Thursday night for the 22nd annual Taste of Ennis fundraiser.

Drug takeback set for Saturday

Local law enforcement agencies are partnering with drug prevention groups IMPACT Ennis and IMPACT Waxahachie to host the “Take It To The Box” prescription drug take back event this weekend.

Farmers Market Spotlight

Vendors at the Ennis Farmers Market offer a wide array of home-grown products, from vegetables, fruit, grass-fed beef and hand-made crafts. Jason Boone, however, supplies a food item that is a weekly staple for many downtown shoppers.

Austin now offering after-school program

The YMCA and Austin Elementary hope to encourage more participation in the school’s new jointly operated after school program.

Boon benefit a unique function

There’s a number of worthwhile causes to get behind in our community.

Commission should grow up

At some point throughout the summer I started covering the Ennis City Commission more thoroughly while new Managing Editor Mark Warde took over covering the Ellis County Commissioners Court.

Cancer benefit pulls in $80K

Rotarian Al Boon and his sister Marilyn Linsteadt thanked local golfers and the community for their support of the 16th annual E.K. Boon Cancer Memorial Golf Tournament, which raised more than $80,000 earlier this month.

‘Taste of Ennis’ ready for tonight

Helping Hands Executive Director Judi Hejny said volunteers arrived at the Knights of Columbus Hall early Thursday morning to begin setup for the 22nd annual Taste of Ennis fundraiser.

Ennis Lion makes national spotlight

All-American James Lockhart, a defender for the Ennis Lions, was honored Wednesday as one of only three north Texas representitives for the Jan. 4 U.S. All-American Bowl. The game will be played at the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio and will be nationally televised on NBC.

Public input still needed

To say the attendance was poor at Tuesday nights public forum regarding the two sales tax proposals local voters will consider in November would be quite an understatement.

Tim Benson

Tim Benson passed away in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Fernando Cabezas

Fernando Cabezas, 68, passed away peacefully at his home in Ferris, TX on September 22, 2014. Fernando was born on December 31, 1946 in Costa Rica to Dagoberto Cabezas and Ana Estrada. He married Vera Rodriguez in October 1969 in San Jose, Costa Rica. Together they had two sons, Kenneth Cabezas and Jeffery Cabezas. Fernando […]

Mrs. Willie Fern Durkee

Mrs. Willie Fern Durkee, 66, died Sept. 23, 2014. Viewing will be held Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Taylor Memorial COGIC, 1600 G.W. Jackson Ave., Corsicana. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Kelly’s Temple COGIC, 501 in 3rd St. in Corsicana. Funeral […]

Debra McNatt Claxton

Debra McNatt Claxton, 53, died Sept. 2, 2014. Viewing will be held Friday, Sept. 26 at Eternal Rest Funeral Home Chapel, 215 N. Dallas St., Ennis, 972-875-2393.

Mavis “Virginia” Fox

Mavis “Virginia” Fox peacefully went home to rejoice with the Lord Saturday, September 20, 2014. She took her last breathe surrounded by family and her next breathe rejoicing with the Lord. A resident of Palestine for 62 years, she was born December 4, 1923 in Clarksville, Texas, Red River County to Joseph & Lula Fincher. […]

Marjorie Ann Gibson Costlow

Marjorie Ann Gibson Costlow, 74, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Marjorie was born in Richardson, Texas on December 5, 1939 to Paris Aubrey and Elsie Vernell (Christie) Gibson. She grew up in Richardson, Texas and attended Richardson Schools. She went on to El Centro College where she received her registered […]

City officials talk tax hike

A handful of concerned residents on Tuesday night came to the Ennis Public Library to hear City Manager Chuck Ewings and Police Chief John Erisman talk about the proposed sales tax hikes up for election this November.

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