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Archive for: February, 2016

Luke Turner

Luke Turner, 78, passed away on February 18, 2016. Wake service will be held on Friday, February 26, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Timothy Baptist Church, 301 S. Dallas St., Ennis, TX 75119. Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 27, 2016, at 1 p.m. at Independent Baptist Church, 1108 W. Milam St., […]

Working the city’s plans

Ennis has spent considerable time and money on community planning over the last few years. The city has a comprehensive plan and a downtown master plan, both in the birthing stages at this point. Plans are important. Plans are the measuring sticks for future development and decision-making. They don’t strictly outline how each future decision […]

Delivering on a promise

When the citizens of Ennis voted to raise the city tax, the idea being peddled by leaders was the need for a new police facility and to implement several programs to help the fight against crime. The small rate would add up to $750,000 a year towards those areas. After four years it can halted […]

Lady Lions halt skid, win 13-9

Ennis snapped a three-game losing streak with a 13-9 victory at Mansfield Lake Ridge on Wednesday night. The District 14-5A opener was rained out the day before. The Lady Lions, now 3-4, had a 14-hit attack and received a very good pitching effort from senior Morelia “Mo” Monreal. Combined with six walks from Eagle pitchers […]

Working against us, constantly

The Chinese spend a lot of time trying to act as if they want to be friends with the United States. We seem to take their efforts to heart, and sincerely attempt to work with them on many fronts. But the Chinese are primarily interested in China, not America. Last week, a Secret Service agent […]

TPWD sets hearing in Ennis on changes to deer hunting regs

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is considering creating additional deer hunting opportunities in East Texas through additional “doe days” in 23 counties and expanding white-tailed deer hunting into 14 counties across the western Panhandle. The recommendations are among a slate of proposed deer hunting regulation changes for 2016- 17. TPWD will be taking public […]

Mother of 5 diagnosed with rare cancer

Trisha Castillo went to the doctor only a couple weeks ago after suffering from severe abdominal pain. What the doctor told her is what she and her family feared most – she has cancer for the second time. Castillo is a cancer survivor, and only recently did doctors tell her that it was the rare […]

Ennis scores high in Ag mechanics

Against a field of regional secondary schools, Ennis took top honors as the overall sweepstakes award winner at the 2016 San Angelo Stock Show in agricultural mechanics. It was held at the First Community Federal Credit Union Spur Arena. No competing school scored a higher average than Ennis, who placed in every project the class […]

Timothy Blaine Brewer

Timothy Blaine Brewer, 63, of McKinney, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2016, after battling pancreatic cancer with his family by his side. He was born to Theodore H. and Nina Brewer on August 18, 1952, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Tim graduated from Catholic High School in Little Rock, Ark., in 1970. He played baseball at […]

Darlene Vinson Daniels

The Lord called another great one home, as Darlene Vinson Daniels, 55, passed away Sunday, February 21, surrounded by loved ones at her home in McGregor. A devoted member of Roberson Chapel AME Church, and an active member in the McGregor community, Darlene left a lasting impression on anyone she came in contact with. Darlene  […]

Sterilite submits abatement application to county

One of the biggest developments Ennis has made on the industrial front in the past year has to do with Sterilite Corporation, one of Ennis’ largest tax revenue generators. Last year, the company announced it would be adding a $17 million expansion off Rudd Road to build a new warehouse and distribution center with the […]

Teaming with banks, credit card firms

We have a common enemy, and it will take teamwork to defeat it. That could have been a theme at last Thursday’s cyber security luncheon at the Ennis Chamber of Commerce. A Secret Service agent from the Dallas Field Office shared data and critical information about hackers, cyber terrorists, email weaknesses, point of sale terminal […]

Cost of Higher Education

To the Editor: In many if not most areas, I believe government is too intrusive in our private lives, even in lower education. I fully support home schooling and believe those that do should be supported by vouchers. Same pay for equal work – isn’t that the mantra often heard? Public schooling is fine as […]

Let’s not take our government for granted

To the Editor: This letter is a reminder to the EDN readers about infrastructure in our community. These activities routinely proceed without our attention. Recently we have been made aware of problems which have occurred in Flint, Michigan. Thank God for Lake Bardwell, the source of our water, and the city for operating a safe […]

Making the most of big shots

Clint Holley, 36, known affectionately as Mr. Maypearl, often takes the stage at halftime of area basketball games. Once the teams exit the court during intermission, he approaches the center circle. What follows is a series of halfcourt shots, complete with running starts, sometimes including a between the legs dribble, and then launches a two-handed, […]

Palmer softball rolls, 28-0

Palmer’s Lady Bulldogs played their first softball game last week. After eight of the 14 varsity softball players left the basketball court Monday night in their bi-district championship loss to Grandview, they hit the softball diamond running, literally. The Lady Bulldogs scored 28 runs against the Venus Lady Bulldogs on Tuesday, playing only three innings […]

Palmer Basketball Senior Night

Tuesday night, Feb. 16, was senior night in Palmer for the boys varsity basketball team. The three seniors were honored before the Bulldogs’ last district game against Maypearl. The Palmer team was in a position to knock Maypearl out of their four-way tie for the last position to make a playoff run, but came up […]

Lynch Speaks To Rotary

On Tuesday, he visited the Rotary Club of Ennis to speak about adaptive leadership, as is written in his book “Adapt or Die.” There were nine points he presented on how to be an effective, adaptive leader. He gave tips to the club on how to focus on opportunities instead obstacles, how to make decisions […]

Rosie A. Bacak

Rosie A. Bacak, age 94, passed away in Ennis on February 22, 2016. She was born on March 17, 1921, to Frank and Frances (Valek) Zapletal. She was a retired seamstress from Donovan Galvani, member of Saint John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Altar Society, and WFLA in Dallas. She was a loving mother and grandmother; her […]

Your credit card is headed for compromise

Brian Sanders works for the Secret Service’s Electronic Crime Task Force. He made a promise to those at a cyber security luncheon in Ennis last Thursday. “I hate to tell you, as far as your credit cards are concerned, it’s not a matter of ‘if,’ but ‘when.’ You will be compromised. It’s just a matter […]

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