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Archive for: November, 2014

Shirley T. Craig

Shirley T. Craig passed away on Monday, November 24, 2014. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Richard A. Nix

Richard A. Nix, 81, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, November 22, 2014. Richard was born in Dallas, Texas on July 19, 1933 to Ollie Dennie and Lillian Alta (Webb) Nix. He grew up in Mesquite, Texas and graduated from Mesquite High School in 1951. On February 14, […]

Johnny Lee Johnson

Johnny Lee Johnson, 59, died Nov. 23, 2014. Funeral arrangements are pending with Eternal Rest Funeral Home, 215 N. Dallas, Ennis, 972-875-2393.

Rosie Moser-Maddron

Rosie Moser-Maddron, 65, died on Nov. 23, 2014. Funeral arrangements are pending with Eternal Rest Funeral Home, 215 N. Dallas, Ennis, 972-875-2393.

Inside the Lions big win

In a game surely to be chronicled in Ennis Lions lore, the Area Round 17-13 triumph over Timberview, who were picked to win by 5-of-7 sportswriters in one Dallas newspaper, were strategies and sizable plays that spelled the difference.

EISD plans vision statement

Counted on to lead the eleven schools within the EISD, the school board plans to unveil a vision statement by early 2015.

Playoff tickets on sale

Thanks to a last minute chopping down of No. 4 ranked Timberview, No. 7 ranked Ennis (10-2) has advanced to play The Colony (9-3) in Friday’s regional semifinal at Lumpkins Stadium in Waxahachie. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Midlothian child abuser sentenced to 45 years

Sheena Armstrong was sentenced to serve 45 years in prison after pleading guilty to a first degree felony charge of injury to a child on Friday.

Rematch filled with questions

When No. 7 ranked Ennis faces No. 3 Timberview on Friday in Mansfield, a rematch of their season opener, the storylines will be clear.

Tax seminar for downtown scheduled

The Ennis Economic Development Corporation and the City of Ennis are hosting an historic preservation tax credit seminar at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the Ennis Public Library.

Garden Club donates toward Kachina Prairie

The Ennis Garden Club donated $1,000 to the Indian Trail Texas Master Naturalist Chapter Thursday evening at the Ennis Public Library. The $1,000 check presentation was part of a Kachina Prairie Symposium, sponsored by the Master Naturalist Chapter, the EGC, the City of Ennis and Texas Land Conservancy.

Polyguard boasts new facility

Polyguard Products Inc. celebrated a $500,000 renovation to a previously vacant office complex at an after-hours business event Thursday evening, put together by Polyguard at the Ennis Chamber of Commerce.

Madison Hall has happy history

Nearing 75 years old, the social life of Madison Hall remains vibrant and young.

Help sought for holiday lights event

Becky McCarty, Lights of Ennis coordinator, is calling for those who can’t get enough of decorating the family Christmas tree. Sunday afternoon, with help from a host of volunteers, downtown timbers will get wrapped and strung-up in preparation for the Dec. 4 Lights of Ennis.

Tellus Tech moving forward

Tellus Technology Inc. got the nod from the City Commission Monday to begin selling bonds to fund their $40 million project in the industrial park next to Sterilite on Sterilite Drive.

Robert Lewis Zajic

Robert Lewis Zajic, 51, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Sunday, November 16, 2014. Robert was born in Ennis, Texas on August 11, 1963 to John W. and Jeannette (Jurcik) Zajic. He grew up in Ennis, he moved to Peachtree City, Georgia in 1977 and graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1981. He moved back […]

Carole Jo Holmes Blassingame

Services for Carole Jo Holmes Blassingame will be held 11 am Thursday, Nov 20 at First United Methodist Church Ennis, Texas. Visitation is at J.E. Keever Mortuary, Wednesday Nov 19 6-8 pm. Carole died of natural causes on November 16th, 2014. She was 72 years old. Born in Chickasha, OK August 15, 1942 to Joe […]

City approves water audit

Ennis City commissioners passed a resolution at Monday’s City Commission meeting with a 5 to 1 vote, authorizing City Manager Chuck Ewings to enter into an agreement with Ameresco, Inc. to conduct an audit on water meters in the city of Ennis.

Ovilla drama wins at state

Ovilla Christian School produced a one-act play that recently won both a district and a state championship in drama for the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools.

Aguilar still driven to serve

Tommy Aguilar did not fare well in his county commissioner campaign to represent precinct 2. He did, however, collect enough votes to encourage him to stay involved.

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