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Archive for: May, 2016

Letter carriers help stamp out hunger

By Mark Warde For the third time in four years the canned food drive by Ennis letter carriers collected over 10,000 pounds of food for the Helping Hands pantry. “Ennis has such a supportive heart,” said Anna Gunn, a veteran with the USPS. “People here have always been generous when it comes to meeting needs.” […]

Venturas open B&B for an evening Chamber event

By Justin Tubbs Sam and Joanne Ventura opened their home to Ennis Thursday evening when they hosted a Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event. That’s because their home, for the past several months has also served as a bed and breakfast. The owners of the home located at 400 W. Denton have had guests […]

Rosewood Beef comes to Farmers Market

By Mark Warde Call it a cameo or a special treat, but either way, the Ennis Farmers Market proudly welcomes Rosewood Beef on Saturday, May 21. Kenneth Braddock, the ranch manager at the renown Rosewood Ranch, along with chef Michael Scott, will be on hand 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. in downtown Ennis tomorrow. They […]

Lions prep for spring scrimmage Monday

By Mark Warde Restless leg syndrome, that uncontrollable urge, whether your lying or sitting, to get moving towards the football field or large screen TV is flaring up again. College signing day and the NFL draft meant two things to high school football fans; Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine will soon hit the newsstands and […]

Voter turnout best in two decades

By Justin Tubbs To say this year’s mayoral and city commissioner election was one of the biggest in Ennis’ history wouldn’t be a stretch, especially if you are talking about recent history. Mayor Russell Thomas was elected in the year 2000 and served as mayor until May 7 this year. During that stretch of time, […]

Video Extra: Odor fight good for baseball and its ‘code’

By Justin Tubbs Despite what ESPN analysts and players like Bryce Harper would have you to believe, there is still a code in baseball. At first glance, baseball is a confusing sport. You have a man trying to hit an elusive ball with a wooden stick. Then, if you hit the ball, you have to […]

Give a Kid a Chance enters 9th year of giving

Give A Kid A Chance has begun its three-month countdown towards the Aug. 13 main event day. Held at Ennis High School, the project, entering its ninth year of serving community needs, is seeking key contributions to complete what it will be offering area families. In a recent meeting of frontline leaders it was determined the […]

Dixon: City charter a ‘daunting’ task

The city is taking a hard look at its municipal charter. The document has not been amended since the 1950s, according to City Manager Scott Dixon, and some of the language and statutes in the charter still remain from the original document written when Ennis was founded. Monday, the City Commission voted to form a […]

Bypass project begins Friday

The City expects to proceed with the U.S. Highway 287 bypass reconstruction project May 20, according to Public Works Director Robert Bolen. This phase of the project, he said, is to relocate utilities along the right-of-way of the highway. The City Commission approved a construction contract with Pittard Construction Company in the sum of $1,427,320 […]

Richard Wayne Moore

Richard Wayne Moore (Rick) passed away on May 10, 2016. He leaves behind six children; his sons, Joel Richard Moore, Daniel Amos Moore, and Samuel Joseph Moore; his daughters, Stacie Ann Moore, Rachel Sue Moore Norris, and Naomi Lynn Moore; and his granddaughter, Pearl Ellen Norris; as well as his sisters, Beverly Jean Moore Witt, […]

Theresa Florene Kasowski

Theresa Florene Kasowski, 84, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, surrounded by her loved ones. Theresa was born in Anderson, Texas, on September 10, 1931, to Albert and Rosalie (Gorney) Berger. She grew up in Anderson and attended Anderson schools. On May 19, 1956, she married Roman Robert Kasowski and they made their home […]

John Thomas Rice

John Thomas Rice, 71, of Bristol, Texas, passed away May 6, 2016, at his residence. He was born in Paris, Texas, on March 2, 1945, the son of the late Helen Elizabeth (May) and Buster Rice. John graduated from Texas High School in 1963, in Texarkana, Texas. He drove a truck for Air Gas and […]

Otto Trojacek

Otto Trojacek, age 79, passed away on May 17, 2016. He was born in Ennis on March 10, 1937, to Anton J. and Frances (Vrla) Trojacek. He graduated in 1955 from Ennis High School and worked at Ennis Business Forms for 31 years as a pressman. On October 31, 1989, he married Jeannie Robertson of […]

Polka magazine coming Friday!

Don’t miss the Friday edition of Ennis Daily News… The unofficial magazine of the 2016 National Polka Festival will be inside subscriber and single copy editions available Friday afternoon. The Ennis Daily News is proud to provide the most comprehensive guide to all the happenings for this year’s Polka Festival. Watch for it Friday. Also, […]

Lawless bully grabs keys to restroom door

By Mark Warde A few days ago the Obama administration sent a letter to every public school district in America to inform them they must allow “transgender” students to use the bathrooms that matches their subjective gender identity. It is a lawless directive by the President. It is even signed by officials from the Justice […]

Constable indicted on abuse charges

An Ellis County constable and his chief deputy were indicted last Wednesday and were arrested Friday for charges related to abuse of position of constable and tampering. Precinct 4 Constable Mike Jones is accused of using county equipment to run his campaign as well as promote his own business. He allegedly used a computer, smart […]

Newly elected commission tackles city charter

By Justin Tubbs For some elected officials, Monday night was the final meeting; for others, including Mayor Angie Juenemann, it was the first. At the beginning of Monday night’s meeting, former Mayor Russell Thomas canvassed the election, and the City Commission made the results official. Juenemann, new Ward 1 Commissioner Rowdy Pruitt, Ward 3 Commissioner […]

Flipping out over Ennis elections

By Mark Warde Being in town for just over two years now, grabbing hold of history and learning who’s who in the Bluebonnet City is a constant bit of lesson-learning. I hear plenty and have been told a lot; though trying to straddle the fence of objectivity became somewhat difficult over the past year. And […]

Discount retailer preps to open Ennis store

A retail operation that specializes in buying liquidations, closeouts, overstocks, and out of season goods from other retailers, distributors and manufacturers is preparing to open a location in Ennis before the end of May. Based in Hattiesburg, MS, Dirt Cheap has about 65 stores primarily in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and now Texas with several […]

James D. Stewart, Jr.

James D. Stewart Jr. (J.D.) passed away May 3, 2016. On July 8,1948, he was born to Ruby Johnson and James D. Stewart Sr. At the time of his death he was living in Madison, Florida surrounded by his loving family. J.D. attended Ennis High School where he played football and was a member of […]

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