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Archive for: March, 2016

Rosewood rancher visits Rotary

Kenneth Braddock paid a special guest visit to the Rotary Club of Ennis Tuesday. Braddock is the ranch manager at Rosewood Ranches’ Ennis ranch, located just east of town. The Ennis ranch has cattle, crawfish, gravel and grass among other things. The ranch also serves as a tourist attraction for photographers and hunters. Click here […]

Tailoring her musical skills, a family tradition

Ennis High School alumnus, Taylor Goodwin, is up to good things. Currently a graduate assistant for the School of Music at Stephen F. Austin State University, Goodwin is nearing completion of her Masters degree in French Horn performance this May. As the grad assistant for the band department, she works with the 400-member Lumberjack Marching […]

Ennis Baseball Association, YMCA show solidarity at public meeting

  Stating pleasant things about all concerned, Ennis Baseball Association president Corey Jones most telling words during Thursday’s public meeting at the EPL were what everyone hoped to hear; “The kids will know no difference.” New city manager Scott Dixon and leaders from both the EBA and the YMCA, after reaching a verbal agreement to […]

Detective, community recall 15-year-old’s slaying four years ago

This week marked the four year anniversary of when Moriah Gonzales’ life was tragically cut short at age 15. Thursday morning was exactly four years after an Ennis resident found Gonzales’ charred, still-smoldering body off Knighthurst Road in southeast Ennis. Four years later, Gonzales’ suspected murderer, Jennifer Samantha Puente, is still missing. The investigation and […]

Mayor files criminal trespass warning against barber

Ennis barber James “Red” Sanders Thursday was issued a criminal trespass warning by Ennis police after an altercation with Mayor Russell Thomas occurred in Thomas’ and David Lindauers’ co-owned downtown building on the northeast corner of North Dallas and West Knox Wednesday. The mayor alleged to police that Sanders disrupted workers currently renovating the historic downtown […]

A good-bye lesson from Winnie the Pooh

I am a sad sap at good byes. I blame it on the way my mom lived. It forever messed up my emo wiring. Her heart is directly connected to her tear ducts, empathy strums her heart strings and saccharine flows all too often. In the Lord of the Rings, when Frodo sails away – […]

Memorial bricks selling now for Veterans Park

Orders for memorial pavers, engraved on brick, are currently being sold through March 25. Only available for sale twice a year, the Ennis Veterans Memorial committee has announced one week remains for pavers to be set at Veterans Memorial Park in time for the unveiling ceremony on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. VMP is located […]

Farmers Market 3.0 opens in two weeks

  Starting its third season, the Ennis Farmers Market plans a fresh take for the April 2 beginning in historic downtown. Well over 30 vendors, a third of them new, attended a Tuesday night meeting for what speaker Marty Nelson, the city’s economic development coordinator, is calling “Farmers Market 3.0.” “It is going to be […]

Hernandez, Stuckly pace girls track team

  Continuing their impressive start to the spring season, the Ennis varsity girls track and field team placed third among a field of 11 teams at Friday’s Big Green Relays in Waxahachie. Lonnie Redning, the veteran head coach, saw two members of the squad finish first in their category, with a host of others racking […]

Lady Lions plead the fifth, rout Seguin; Emerson hurls second straight shutout

  Three weeks after Ennis pitching struggles led to another walk-filled setback, the flip has somehow been switched. Control and aggression have abruptly replaced wildness and, just as quickly, the team’s bats have come to life. Wednesday in Arlington the Lady Lions rolled to their fifth straight win, 18-0, over a Seguin team that, coincidentally, […]

Gomez blanks Eagles, Ennis now 7-5

Emiliano Gomez, a senior right-hander for Ennis, made a first inning run hold up in a 1-0 District 14-5A victory over Lake Ridge. The Lions improved their record in all games to 7-5, eclipsing their 2015 victory total of six. Their current district mark leveled at 1-1. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! […]

Ennis PD puts state motto stickers on cars

Ennis Police Department patrol vehicles are now outfitted with some new equipment – a sticker on the back with the words “In God We Trust.” But Ennisites aren’t the only ones aware of the addition to the vehicles. Shortly after the department’s official Facebook page shared a picture of the new stickers on one of […]

Mighty Milers at Sam Houston

Students at Sam Houston Elementary are participating in the Mighty Milers running program sponsored by the New York Road Runners. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <ahref=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!</a>

Little Leaguers don’t yet know who will run Ennis league; EBA to hold public meeting tonight

Starting last baseball season, the relatively new Ennis branch of the YMCA joined up with the Ennis Baseball Association to try to provide a smoother experience for parents during the registration period. The YMCA was able to bring about online registrations – something the Ennis Baseball Association never had before. The YMCA also brought about […]

Louis Harris

Louis Harris, 58, of Avalon, Texas, passed away on March 17, 2016. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas St., Ennis, 972-875-2393.

Ernest “Ernie” Haba

Ernest “Ernie” Haba 64, passed away in Dallas on Tuesday, March 15 2016. Ernest was born October 2, 1951, to Stanley and Adele (Vrana) Haba in Ennis, Texas. He attended St. John’s and Ennis schools. He married Gloria Silvers in November 1970 and they remained together until her death in 2012. Ernest worked for Ennis […]

Gary Douglas

Gary Douglas, 51, passed away on March 14, 2016. Viewing will be held on Friday, March 18, 2016, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis Chapel. Service will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Ennis Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 800 E. Freeman Street. Arrangements […]

Peggy Miller Roberson

A memorial service for Peggy Ann Miller Roberson, 81, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, at the Myrtle Cemetery Chapel in Ennis. She was born in Boyce, Texas, on October 22, 1934, and passed away on Monday, March 14, 2016. Peggy graduated from Ennis High School in 1952 and immediately began […]

Edward Steve Mensik

Edward Steve Mensik, 83, passed away in Ennis, Texas, on Monday, March 7, 2016. Edward was born in Chicago, Illinois, on April 17, 1932, to Steve J. and Mary (Simik) Mensik. He graduated from St Rita High School in Chicago. On June 21, 1953, he married Eleanor Zuncic after their marriage they lived in Chicago. […]

Albin “Champ” Dlabaj

Albin “Champ” Dlabaj, 85, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Sunday, March 13, 2016. Champ was born in Ennis, Texas on December 13, 1930 to Frank and Mary (Valek) Dlabaj. He grew up in Ennis and attended school in Crisp and Telico. On December 30, 1952 he married Mildred Holy and they made their home […]

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