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Archive for: September, 2015

Progress continues but donations still needed

Construction is ongoing at the site of the custom home being built for a disabled veteran and his family but monetary contributions as well as donations of supplies and labor are needed to help complete the worthy cause. Originally from Grandview, Marine Cpl. Cody Jones will be an Ennisite once the mortgage-free brick abode is […]

Joe Matous: Making things work

Blessed with a good sense of humor, it is no wonder Joe Matous has a large number of friends. But his trade skills, combined with his personality, makes his selection as the Best of the Best a natural choice. Joe Matous Electrical Contractors has been in business for over 10 years. Prior to that he […]

Ladies roar at Lions Den Invitational

Proving their mettle on their home course, the Ennis Varsity Girls cross country team conquered a field of six teams to run away with the 2015 Lions Den Invitational title. Waxahachie finished a distant second. Coach Lonnie Redning’s squad so dominated the race that all seven harriers placed in the Top Ten. Like clockwork, Team […]

Fan Fest returns to downtown Ennis

Ennis and the Texas Motorplex welcome the National Hot Rod Association’s Fall Nationals during Oct. 15-18. It also coincides with the 30th Anniversary celebration for the world class drag strip. Plus, for the second year in a row locals can get revved up when the Pre-Stage Fan Fest returns to downtown Ennis on Wednesday, Oct. […]

Taste of Ennis gets the support of Ennis

What was described as a bigger crowd than a year ago, the Taste of Ennis fed hundreds of local citizens on Thursday at the Knights of Columbus Hall. “We don’t have the numbers in yet, but tonight was very well supported,” said Judi Hejny, executive director of Helping Hands of Ennis. “It sure appears to […]

Hugh, Stu & Tater talk Lions football

Ennis rebounded with a resounding 57-0 trouncing of Jacksonville on Friday. The offense had 539 yards and the defense allowed only 109. They already had a 292-95 advantage at the half. The difference in the non-district games and the start of the seven games in District 16-5A was as clear as the air at 15,000 […]

Ennis ground assault buries Jacksonville, 57-0

On a night in which the only thing that could stop No. 14 Ennis from further crushing Jacksonville was a seemingly endless homecoming halftime show. The Lions scored early and often in a 57-0 rout in the district opener for both teams. The victory ended a two-game skid for Ennis, who are now 2-2 on […]

What to do with those kids?

Why are we victimizing these young men? They are not the victims here. They made a choice. See the letter in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

County approves tax rate, recognizes 4-H Week

The county officially adopted a property tax rate Monday at the Historic Ellis County Courthouse in Waxahachie in a meeting where they also recognized next week as National 4-H Week and approved renewals of contracts, including a liability insurance contract renewal with Hibbs-Hallmark & Company. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here […]

What is Truth?

And Pilate said to Jesus, “What is truth?” Pilate, the authority for Caesar in Palestine, was face to face with the prisoner Jesus of Nazareth: the person and his fate. In the moment, Jesus referred to himself in grand terms: “My kingdom is not of this world. “ “You have no authority over me to […]

Ray Honeycutt

Ray Honeycutt, 63, passed away on September 27, 2015. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas St., Ennis, 972-875-2393.

Julie Shilen Skrivanek

Julie Shilen Skrivanek, 41, passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2015. Julie was born on March 28, 1974, to Douglas E. and Debra Sue (Pipkin) Shilen. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1992. She went on to graduate from UT Arlington with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She […]

Eva Pearl Brawley

Eva Pearl Brawley passed away at age 76 on September 19, 2015, at the Ennis Care Center, Ennis, Texas. She was born in Donna, Texas, to her father, Solon London Dunn, and mother, Cenobia Casares Dunn. Eva was a baptized, born-again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. Her favor­ite song was “There’s Just Something About […]

Gwendolyn Bradley Draper

Gwendolyn Bradley Draper was born on December 22, 1939, to the union of the late Hiawatha and Lela Bradley in Tyler, Texas. She was the second of eight children. Gwen attended George Washington Carver High School and graduated May 1959. She graduated from Prairie View A&M University in 1963 with a Bache­lor of Arts degree […]

Delbert “Trapper” Johnson

Delbert “Trapper” Johnson, 72, passed away on September 17, 2015. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2015, from 2-6 p.m. in the Eternal Rest Funeral Home Chapel, 215 N. Dallas St., Ennis. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 25, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Fourth Ward Baptist Church, 1300 N. Shawnee […]

James C. Kitchen

James C. Kitchen, 66, of Corsicana, Texas, passed away on September 17, 2015. Viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, from 2-7 p.m. at Straightway Church, 415 S. 15th Street, Corsicana, TX 75110. Funeral service will be held Thursday, September 24, 2015, at Straightway Church in Corsicana. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial […]

Greta Cosby Brizendine

Greta Cosby Brizendine passed away in Ennis on September 18, 2015. A Graveside Service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Springs Chapel Cemetery in Hugo, Oklahoma. To view an obituary or sign the guest book, please visit www.bozemitch­ellmckibbin.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Fu­neral Home, 800 […]

Jerry Milton Kopec

Jerry Milton Kopec, 92, died September 21, 2015, in Waco, Texas. He was born to John and Josephine Kopec on September 6, 1923, in Bardwell, Texas. Jerry grew up and attended school in Ennis, Texas. He proudly served his country during World War II in the Army Air Corps from 1942 through 1946. Jerry married […]

Bessie Clara Vavra

Bessie Clara Vavra was born in Ennis, Texas, on September 6, 1932, to Frank and Bessie Vrla Kubin. Bessie passed away in an Athens, Texas, hospital on September 18, 2015. She was raised in Ennis and after she married Louis Vavra in Ennis on November 7, 1949, they moved to the Lone Star Community near […]

Ann Reed Gibson

Ann Reed Gibson, 81, passed away in her sleep on the evening of September 17, 2015, after a long battle with COPD. Ann was born the only daughter to Leon R. and Katherine (Pankey) on March 19, 1934, in Ennis, Texas. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from En­nis High School. She went on […]

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