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Archive for: November, 2014

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.

Emergency text service expanded

Ellis county residents under any of the four major cell phone providers – AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless – now have the ability to send emergency text messages to 9-1-1 at the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, according to an ECSO press release.

Education Foundation raises $150K

Formed in late January of 2014, the Ennis ISD Education Foundation is ready to put into practice their mission of improving academic skills and character development in students within the Ennis ISD.

Mayor, Commission differ over CCPD

Ennis City commissioners appointed themselves as the permanent board of directors for the Ennis Crime Control and Prevention District at Monday’s City Commission meeting with a 4 to 2 vote.

Palmer’s season comes to close

Palmer’s season came to an end Saturday in Glen Rose with a 44-35 upset loss to the Clifton Cubs in the first round of the state playoffs. The Bulldogs held the lead for most of the game and were up 29-28 going into the fourth quarter, but the team was outscored 15-6 in the fourth.
Head coach Don Waddle said the key factor that put Clifton ahead was a couple of momentum swinging turnovers.

Palmer has chance to reach another milestone

The Palmer Bulldogs have a chance to do something they have only done once in their history — win a playoff game.

Pitts thanks supporters at retirement

After serving Ellis County for 22 years as a state representative, Jim Pitts has called it a career.

Smith leads Lions into the playoffs

Soft-spoken and unassuming is not the typical, modern day football player. Devin Smith, the starting quarterback for No. 7 ranked Ennis couldn’t care less.

Survey results in high interest

At Thursday night’s joint city commission/planning-and-zoning meeting, Pavlick and Associates reported above average feedback from a survey sent out in September to gain feedback from residents about the state of Ennis currently and how it can improve going forward.

Snow buries parts of Rockies, Upper Midwest

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Heavy snow blanketed parts of the Upper Midwest with more than a foot of snow on Tuesday, leaving residents there and in the Rockies waking up to frigid temperatures that plunged as much as 50 degrees overnight. The rest of the Midwest and the East are expecting a dose of the […]

Parkinson’s group seeks relief through music

People with Parkinson’s disease in Ennis have somewhere they can go to talk about their illness with others.

None injured in house fire

Residents at 315 Willow Creek Rd. in Palmer safely fled their home when the structure caught fire early Monday morning.

High speed chase ends with injured suspect

An Arkansas woman was taken by Care Flight to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas in serious condition after fleeing from a highway patrol trooper and crashing her car into a semi-truck on I-45 northbound near Corsicana.

Nelson shares growth strategies

Future economic growth in Ennis has begun to move from an idea to strategy in recent months.

George W. discusses book about his father

COLLEGE STATION (AP) — Former President George W. Bush formally kicks off release of his personal biography of his father with an event at his dad’s presidential library center at Texas A&M University. The younger Bush takes a stage Tuesday to tell several hundred invited guests at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Center about […]

New school in Palmer underway

Construction of the new Palmer Elementary School is proceeding on schedule towards its June 16 target.

Local man arrested on arson charge

A 19-year-old man was arrested on Thursday after he allegedly set clothes on fire inside a mailbox.

United Way receives record donations

Ennis Independent School District and JTEKT Automotive recently pledged record donation amounts to the Greater Ennis United Way.

Historic game ends in confusion, controversy

As the seconds ticked away in the Palmer, Maypearl game last Friday, there was a lot on the line for both teams.

Spotlight: Ennis Junior High, New principal building a team

Building a team is just part of what new EJH principal Ryan McCabe is doing to lead a lively campus forward.
Just three months into his first year the catalyst speaks glowingly of the leadership, faculty and especially the students at 3101 Ensign Rd.

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