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Archive for: May, 2015

Rickey Wayne Auerbach

Rickey Wayne Auerbach, 61, passed away in Corsicana, Texas, on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Memorial Services will be held in the First United Methodist Church of Kerens on Sunday, May 31, at 3 p.m. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Celeste Johnson

Celeste Johnson of Ennis passed away peacefully May 19, 2015. Celeste was born to Artie Lee & Celesta (Joly) Bohanon of Ennis on December 11, 1927. Celeste enjoyed a variety of interests; however gardening was her passion. Time spent in the yard was time well spent in her mind’s eye. Creating a beautiful home for […]

Appreciates Assistance

To the Editor: I would like to thank all of my friends, the Police Department and all that was involved in my situation. Your quick action and response was appreciated so much in resolving the issue. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. See the letter in the Ennis Daily News! Click […]

Ennis FFA Presents Awards, Installs Officers

You know you’re at a Future Farmers of America (FFA) banquet if you look around and see more cowboy hats and boots than suits and ties. Thursday night at the Ennis High School cafeteria, the FFA held its annual banquet to recognize outstanding agriculture/mechanics students and announce new officers for the coming school year. See […]

Ennis to take its swings at Lovejoy

When No. 6 Ennis (23-5) and No. 9 Lovejoy (27-4) meet in the second game of a best-of-three series Friday at Rockwall’s Campbell Complex, the post-season rivals will have plenty at stake. Trailing 1-0 in the Class 5A Region II semifinals, the Lady Lions need to win to play in Saturday’s 1 p.m. decisive third game. A loss on […]

EZ Mart Robbed Friday

Early Thursday morning, at around 4:50 a.m., police received a call of a robbery at E-Z Mart, 1015 S. Kaufman St. The alleged robber got away after taking all the bills in the register, according to E-Z Mart store manager Ashley Myers. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up […]

EISD Students Learn CPR

Ennis schools may have just gotten a little bit safer. As part of a new state mandate that started earlier this school year, all students – with the exception of 2015 graduating seniors – are required to receive CPR education at least once from the time they enter 7th grade to the time they graduate. […]

10 things farmers do when it rains

And the rains came. And came. And came. After months of speculation, weather experts announced El Niño is here. Last Friday. Ha! Texas farmers and ranchers could have made that announcement two months ago. At least farmers and ranchers have a sense of humor. Because it’s a dire situation. One of my Facebook farmer friends […]

Interview with Howard Bellamy of the Bellamy Brothers

The Bellamy Brothers have been making music for more than 40 years, topping country and pop music charts more than once with such hits as “Let Your Love Flow” and “If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me?).” Saturday night at Sokol Hall, the legendary duo will take the […]

Matous, Boston are Teachers of the Year

There are only a few days out of the year when people choose to truly recognize teachers for what they do. But when Kathy Matous and Kelly Boston received the Ennis ISD’s Teacher of the Year awards, they only felt humbled. See Justin Tubbs’ report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up […]

Myra Morrissey

Myra Morrissey, 67, passed away on May 5, 2015. She was the former manager of the Oak Timbers Senior Apartments in Ennis. A service of remembrance will be held at the Cowboy Church in Ennis on May 31 at 3:00 p.m.

Francis Davis-Allen

Francis Davis-Allen, 90, passed away on May 21, 2015. Funeral services are pending with Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas, Ennis, 972-875-2393.

Celeste Johnson

Celeste Johnson, age 87, passed away in Dallas on May 19, 2015. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.on Monday, May 25, at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Ennis. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, at Saint John Nepomucene Catholic Church. Interment will follow at […]

8 students still in running for Ennis Ford perfect attendance car

One student who has not missed a day of school all year will likely need some luck to win a new car for his or her efforts. Ennis Ford launched a partnership with the Ennis Independent School District last August to encourage students to experience the benefits of increased attendance. “Perfect Drive,” a campaign which […]

Pastor seeks aid after hardships

For some, adversity is just the fuel that keeps them moving forward.  So is the case with 70-year-old Charles Barber, the pastor a small-town church in Rice.  Last month, Church on the Rock of Rice was victim to something many fear but few expect to ever happen to them.  As Rev. Barber and his wife, […]

Sports column captured feelings about daughter

This afternoon I read our local paper especially, the story about my daughter, Courtlyn, and Julia (Hollingsworth). Working in a big city, sometimes we forget the importance of local news, but Mark’s column, Warde’s Wheelhouse, brought this point to my attention. I realized he must love the game and realized it is what makes these […]

Night life critical to future of downtown

The Ennis Main Street Board recently voted unanimously to seek an amendment to the city’s code of ordinances that would change the distance a business that serves alcohol in downtown has to be from a church. This should not be an issue. Ennis is beginning to invest heavily in downtown development. The businesses and potential […]

Have a cry with me, Rangers fans

I’m a big baseball fan. Really a big sports fan in general, but lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my team – the Rangers, what happened to them and how they seemingly went from being the most stacked team in the MLB to the worst team in the MLB. See the Justin Tubbs’ column […]

Thanks to coaches

Have you ever stopped to think about the role coaches play in the lives of young people, from children through teenagers? These are people who grab a clipboard and sling a whistle around their neck. Whether it’s coaching the cutest of the cute in T-ball, or perhaps they’re developing a defensive scheme that best suits […]

Stuckly jumps to 5th at state track

Ennis freshman high jumper Katherine Stuckly cleared 5’5” to finish fifth at the Class 5A State Track & Field Championship. Stuckly, the lone freshman to qualify for a berth at state, had hoped to set a personal best at 5’7, which would’ve allowed her to win a medal. Still, the 5-foot-10 Stuckly enjoyed a highly […]

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