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Ennis ISD works to shatter drug myths

High school students learned facts about drugs Wednesday as part of a week-long effort to educate young people on the truth about drugs.

Annual Powder Puff football game ends in tie

Sometimes in sports, the roles have to be reversed.

Theodore Hillin Wagner

Theodore Hillin Wagner, 101, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Baylor Hospital in Waxahachie in the arms of family. Ted was born December 2, 1913 in Dallas, Texas to T.C. and Sallie Wagner. He went to Highland Park but graduated from Phoenix High when the family moved to Arizona. That is where he met […]

James Francis Holahan

James Francis Holahan, 91 passed away Friday January 23, 2015. He was born August 26, 1923 in Dallas, TX to James and Eleanora Holahan. He graduated from Crozier Tech High School. He served in the Army Air Force from 1943 – 1946. He owned and operated the family business known as Tietze Wholesale Florist. He […]

Ella Marie Schwindt

Ella Marie Schwindt, 91, loving mother of Henry and daughter-in-law Liz Schwindt, passed away on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. Ella was born on Jan. 11, 1924, to Louis and Antonie (Kolar) Novak in Alma, Texas. She grew up in Alma and graduated from Alma High School. In 1956 she married Heinz Schwindt and they made […]

Leonard Alois Rejcek

Leonard Alois Rejcek, age 71, after a courageous battle, left this world on Jan. 27, 2015, for eternal rest with the Lord. Leo was the 16th child born to John Frank and Agnes (Kohut) Rejcek on Jan. 2, 1944, in Abbott, Texas. He married Caroline Ann Zaidle in August of 1964. They made their home […]

Helen Frances Zmolek

Helen Frances Zmolek, 89, passed away in Ennis, Texas, on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. Helen was born on Jan. 17, 1926, in Ennis. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Stefanie (Zabojnik) Dolezalik. Helen grew up in Ennis and graduated from St. John High School. On Jan. 31, 1948, she married Bob R. […]

Dennis F. Miller

Dennis F. Miller, 87, passed away in Dallas, Texas, on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Dennis was born in Blossom, Texas, on Feb. 10, 1927, to Richard and Ida (Lane) Miller. He grew up in Blossom and graduated from Blossom High School. In 1953 he married Billie Gay Hillger and they made their home in Garland […]

Christopher Alan Davis

Christopher Alan Davis, 53, of Abilene, Texas, passed away on Jan. 14, 2015. Chris, brother of Bruce Davis of Palmer, was killed near Odessa while transporting prisoners from the Middleton Unit in Abilene. Survivors include his wife, Donna, of Abilene; brother Bruce and his wife Barbara Davis of Palmer; and his parents, Irving Perry and […]

Carl E. Leaks

Funeral services for Mr. Carl E. Leaks who passed away Jan. 17, 2015, at Ennis Regional Medical Center in Ennis, will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 704 N. Ripley in Ennis. Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at New Hope Missionary […]

Larry Don Little

Larry Don Little passed away Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at his home in Richardson. He was born Oct. 25, 1952, in Corsicana, Texas, to Wanda and Jimmie Little of Chatfield, Texas. He attended Ennis High School where he played football and graduated in 1971. He went on to earn a degree in Landscape Architecture from […]

Texas Motorplex plans for 2015 encore

After a banner year in 2014, the Texas Motorplex is gearing up for a repeat performance in Ennis.

GAKAC director, wife awarded for community service

On Sunday, as part of its MLK Day celebrations, Unity in the Community presented the Lovie Boyd Community Service Award to Give-A-Kid-A-Chance director Marty Nelson and his wife Jennifer.

Reports: Kitna to coach Waxahachie

National and area media outlets have been buzzing over the past 24 hours with reports that Waxahachie Independent School District will hire former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Jon Kitna as head coach of the Indians football team.

Former Cowboys QB taking head coaching job in Waxahachie

Jon Kitna, former NFL quarterback for the Lions and Cowboys, will be named as the next Waxahachie High School head football coach, sources say.

Commission says go ahead: City OK’s ED funds, appointment, firefighter grant application

Economic development projects, a federal grant application, and the appointment of a municipal court judge all received the go-ahead from the Ennis City Commission during its regular meeting at City Hall Tuesday evening.

Helen F. Zmolek

Helen F. Zmolek, 88, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Ennis, Texas. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Theodore ‘Ted’ H. Wagner

Theodore “Ted” H. Wagner, 101, left this earthly home peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, for his new home in Heaven. Visitation will be on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. A Celebration of his life will take place on Friday, Jan. 23, at 2 […]

Dennis Franklin Miller

Dennis Franklin Miller, 87, left his post at the VA Hospital in Dallas, Texas, on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, for his new assignment in Heaven. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Mark Allen

Mark Allen, of Dawson, Texas, 59, died Jan. 19, 2015. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas, Ennis, Texas, 972-875-2393.

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