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Archive for: June, 2015

Dakota Utility breaking ground Monday

Dakota Utility Contractors will officially break ground on construction of their new facility during a 10:30 a.m. ceremony Monday. Their future home at 2501 Oak Grove Rd. is located across the street from the IOOF Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our […]

3 Big Ideas for Ennis

Three big ideas about the future of Ennis were points of discussion Thursday night during a comprehensive master plan unveiling at the Ennis National Bank Event Center. Halff Associates, a planning firm based out of the metroplex, has been working on a city comprehensive plan for months, and Thursday evening was a chance for the […]

Ennis spraying for mosquitoes

Ground spraying for mosquitoes is planned to take place north of Ennis Avenue on Tuesday, June 30, and south of Ennis Avenue on Thursday, July 2, beginning at 9:30 p.m. both nights.

Carver High School alumni hold 32nd banquet

On Saturday, June 20, 2015, the George Washington Carver High School Alumni held its 32nd Annual Banquet. This year the focus was transition, and with that in mind the location was changed to the Ennis Junior School and the program was shared with members from several classes of the Carver School. And as the saying goes,”Every […]

Vivian Welch

Vivian Welch, 78, passed away in Mansfield, Texas on Friday, June 26, 2015. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Helen Fowler

Helen Fowler, 95, passed away in Las Colinas on Friday, June 26, 2015. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

David Raymond Hrnjak

David Raymond Hrnjak, 72, of Ennis, Texas, passed away surrounded by his family on June 22, 2015. He was born on September 23, 1942, in Tucumcari, New Mexico, to Ray and Virginia Bell (Thomas) Hrnjak. He grew up in West Allis, Wisconsin and attended school at Greendale High School. On September 7, 1960, he married […]

Juventino Macias (PaPa Tino)

Juventino Macias (PaPa Tino) formerly of Ennis passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2015, in Phoenix. He was born in Saltillo, Mexico, on July 21, 1958. He attended Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon. Tino will be remembered by all those who had the privilege to know him but his memory will be cherished most by […]

John E. Waters

John E. Waters (77) lost his hard-fought battle with cancer on 06/23/2015. His wife Linda, daughter Barb and grandsons Aaron and Patrick were by his side. John and Linda moved to the Bristol community when they purchased J. Waters Inc., a wood manufacturing company in Ennis. They built a home of John’s design in Bristol […]

Gloria Pena Hernandez

Gloria Pena Hernandez, 72, passed away in Waxahachie, Texas, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Gloria was born in Byrd-Rankin, Texas, on March 31, 1943, to Charlie and Francisca (Valdez) Pena, Sr. She grew up in Byrd-Rankin and attended the Byrd-Rankin School. On December 24, 1957, she married Erasmo Hernandez they made their home in Hamlin, […]

Verna Estell Clem

Verna Estell Clem, 85, passed away in Waco, Texas, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Verna was born on April 19, 1930, in Coryell County to Ephraim Delos and Vera Mae (Freeman) Walker. She grew up in Coryell County and attended Pearl School System. On December 21, 1946, she married T. V. Clem, Jr. They made […]

Words with friends

I feel like Barbara Kelly every time somebody stops me and says, “There was a word in your column last week that I didn’t know.” Really. Was there? “Yeah, what did that mean?” they often ask, and I ponder the question appropriately even though I often have no idea which word, or even which column, […]

Marvelous things are happening at Ennis Public Theatre!

Ennis Public Theatre K.I.D.S. will present Roald Dahl’s classic tale of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, adapted by David Wood. After he is orphaned due to a tragic rhino accident, James Trotter is sent to live with his horrible aunts and work as their personal servant. One day he meets an old man who gives […]

Palmer couple gives birth to triplets

Dachia Boughton, a Palmer resident, gave birth to the triplets on May 21. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

My life was spared by a hero

I have gone public with the acts of heroism played by my stepson, Ryan Thomson, who has spared my life on more than one occasion. While I am a huge backer of America’s need for the world’s strongest military, there are other defenders we must have to ensure law and order in our nation; local […]

Little League boys entering playoffs

The 2015 playoffs, after being rained out on Monday, got underway on Tuesday at Bluebonnet Park with a full schedule of action. Teams will be participating in a double-elimination playoff tournament through this week, with the top two teams advancing. In the Pony League, where boys age 14-16 play on one of five teams, the front-running Cubs held […]

Setting sights on the harvest after record rains

Russian-American novelist Vladimir Nabokov once said, “Do not be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards.” Area grower Bob Beakley also does what comes naturally. Like his sunflowers he soaks up the sun while tracking it across the sky. After May brought 17.5 inches of rain to Bardwell, a […]

GAKAC taking clothes donations

A steadfast servant of the community and its children is requesting a little bit of help to assist with operations. Give-A-Kid-A-Chance (GAKAC), a United Way non-profit agency that seeks to provide families and children with school supplies and other school necessities, is getting ready for its big event in August. To prepare, GAKAC is asking […]

Study closely cost of EMS

When people need an ambulance service, they want it to perform in two ways – a quick response to the scene, and an effective treatment en route to a trauma or medical center. Few folks stop to consider the cost when they summon that type of help. CareFlite currently provides emergency medical services to Ennis. […]

Leo R. Edwards, Sr.

After 81 years of life, Leo R. Edwards, Sr. transitioned from labor to refresh­ment. The Celebration of Life commenced Wednesday, June 23, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at Eastside Church of Christ, 607 E. Martin Luther King Dr., Ennis, Texas. Mr. Cornellius M. Wright, FDIC.

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