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Archive for: September, 2014

Lady Lions volleyball falls to Wolves

Mansfield Timberview administered a fifth consecutive setback to a young Ennis varsity volleyball team on Tuesday with a win in straight sets; 25-18, 25-21 and 25-23.

Motorplex revving up local fans

Ennis is known for a handful of great things, all of them related to the ground; bluebonnets, the polka dance, trains, football and drag racing. The latter two are currently in the spotlight.

Luther Clyde Gulledge

Luther Clyde Gulledge, 74, of Cleveland passed away Monday, September 8, 2014.  He was born December 23, 1939 in Alma, Texas to parents Oran Jarome Gulledge and Ovelia Juanita Willis Gulledge.  Luther graduated from Ennis High School in 1958 and retired from the Texaco Chemical Company in 1994.  Mr. Gulledge served on the Tarkington School […]

City OKs 2014-15 budget

The Ennis City Commission voted unanimously to approve a roughly $27 million budget on Monday night, while the vote to approve the new fee schedule passed with only one vote against.

Man arrested following burglary

The Ennis Police Department arrested a man pending charges of breaking into a woman’s home several times over the course of a month.

Downtown Ennis hosts Fan Fest on Wednesday

Mark Warde, editor@ennisdailynews.com Downtown Ennis will host the first-ever PreStage Fan Fest on Wednesday evening, a day before the start of the 29th annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals. The event is being shared by the City of Ennis and the Texas Motorplex. It is slated to last from 5-10 p.m. Admission is free to […]

Glenn Gilbert

Glenn Gilbert, 67, died Sept. 15, 2014. Funeral services are pending with Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas St., Ennis, TX, 972-875-2393.

Cynthia Harris

Cynthia Harris, 53 died Sept. 14, 2014. Funeral services are pending with Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas St., Ennis, TX, 972-875-2393.

Lori Michele “Possum” Butler

Lori Michele “Possum” Butler, 41, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Lori was born in Ennis, Texas on June 15, 1973 to Tony Max and Nancy Louise (Burgess) Butler. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1991. She went on to attend Navarro College majoring in […]

Take time for Market Saturday

We’ve preached time and time again about the good that’s done by the local non-profit agency the Greater Ennis United Way.

It’s time for Goodell to go

Publisher Tre Bischof sent me an email earlier this week suggesting I write about Ray Rice, and the NFL’s culture of violence that enables people like him to commit the horrible acts they do and not only keep their jobs, but maintain their popularity among their fanbase.

Enrollment up at EISD

Ennis ISD Director of Communications Art Del Barrio confirmed this week that enrollment at Ennis ISD is up from this time last year, with many of those students transferring in from neighboring school districts.

First responder gather to remember 9/11

Ennis first responders and various community leaders gathered Thursday morning to pay tribute to the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001 and honor the first responders who carry on their legacy.

Barton blasts Rice’s actions

Congressman Joe Barton called the actions by former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice “terrible”, but also does not believe the handling of the domestic abuse case by the NFL calls for Congressional oversight.

Remember those lost on 9-11

This many years afterward, the events of Sept. 11, 2001 have become a generational stamp of sorts.

Boys and Girls Club coming to Houston Elementary

Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Carey Bryan said he hopes the club’s new program at Sam Houston Elementary School helps serve more children who need the most help.

Source says Rice video sent to NFL

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn’t see the violent images until this week. The person played The Associated Press a 12-second voicemail from an NFL office number on April 9 […]

Mosquito spraying starts again

The city’s Department of Health Services began three nights of mosquito control spraying on Tuesday, after two mosquito samples taken from separate locations in Ennis tested postive for the West Nile Virus.

Farmers Market seeks sidewalk sale vendors

In conjunction with the Ennis Farmers Market, a city-wide sidewalk sale is planned for Saturday. The event will be highlighted by a bluegrass concert and the appearance of an NHRA funny car.

Make plans for the Sidewalk Sale

The Second Saturday Sidewalk Sale scheduled for Sept. 13 will provide several reasons to visit downtown Ennis.

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