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Archive for: July, 2017

‘The Little Mermaid, Jr.’ a hit

Last weekend’s debut of the Ennis Public Theatre’s new children’s production, “The Little Mermaid, JR.,” was received by an enthusiastic audience that filled the new auditorium. The musical was in fact sold out for the opening. Playgoers included a number of fascinated youngsters who might have giggled at the central characters’ love scenes but marveled […]

Former court clerk to plea in November

According to an agreed continuance of her theft trial, Anna Marie Rosales, a former Ennis municipal court clerk accused of stealing more than $100,000 in paid cash fines, will plea on Nov. 20 at 9 a.m. The decision for a continuation is the fourth of its kind in the case.  She was originally supposed to […]

Ennis congressman commends Senate on debating healthcare bill

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Ennis) stated Tuesday his pleasure with the U.S. Senate for allowing debate about the current state of healthcare in the country. “The facts here are simple; Americans have suffered long enough under the Affordable Care Act. “The Senate took an important step forward by allowing debate on the repeal and replace of […]

Security truck rolls

Fire and ambulance personnel worked to treat two men at the site of an accident after they refused to leave their wrecked truck unattended. That’s because it was a Brinks security truck, likely with valuables in the back, according to Ennis Fire Chief Jeff Aycock, who was at the scene. Read the full story and […]

The More Things Change…

Authorities usually offer specifics when asked about origins of expressions.  “The more things change, the more they stay the same,” however, is not one of them. Attempts to pinpoint its first use are baffling to some and invite “waffling” for others.  Most linguists agree that the idiom began as a French expression in the mid-19th […]

A true account of faith and forgiveness

For those of you that have never heard of a woman named Corrie Ten Boom and her remarkable family, it is truly a heartbreaking account of courage and sacrifice. We begin our story with Cornelia (nicknamed Corrie) who was born in Haarlem, Netherlands, in 1892. She was raised in a devoted Christian atmosphere and lived […]

Jacob Jackson wants to be a change agent

One of Ennis High School’s most colorful characters, Jacob Jackson, a recent graduate, hopes to one day return to his  alma mater as a teacher and coach.  Like a cowboy with his share of irons in the fire, the former Ennis football player, a sport he played since he was three-years old, he hungers to […]

The wildest garden in Ennis

You never see many people there, but Kachina Prairie, at Lake Clark, is a beautiful example of a wild, untended garden. True nature lovers know it, and casual passers-by would appreciate it more if they realized what a gem it is. This lazy gardener adores it, and I’m proud to say I’m one of the […]

Steak & Shake to open next to Exxon

Exxon and Tiger Mart, located at 2200 W. Lake Bardwell Dr., along with a vacant connecting restaurant, have been purchased and are set for a complete interior remodel near U.S. 287. Replacing what was once a Denny’s restaurant will be a new Steak & Shake. It will feature sit-down, front-window and drive-through service. The style […]

Aiden Liam Dominguez

Aiden Liam Dominguez went back to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from Waxahachie, Texas. Aiden Liam was born in Waxahachie, Texas on July 20, 2017 to Nicole Dominguez. He is survived by his mother, Nicole Dominguez; sister, Ava Nicole Dominguez; grandparents; Ismael and Jessica Dominguez, Sr.; uncles: Ismael Dominguez, Jr., Issac […]

Martha Mosley

Martha Mosley, 75, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Martha was born in Breese, Illinois on November 22, 1941 to Theo and Barbara (Pateks) Abel. She grew up in Breese and graduated from Breese High School in 1959. On November 22, 1966 she married Robert Mosley and they made their home […]

The hope of Glory

“To whom God would make known (reveal) what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in YOU, the HOPE of Glory” Colossians 1:27. As sure as Jesus lives in you and I, we can KNOW that He will never leave or forsake us. We can KNOW that […]

Ennis lefthander tweets decision

Ennis pitcher Kade Bragg announced his decision to accept a scholarship offer from Texas A&M University.The lefthander went public on Twitter, stating he was “excited to announce my commitment to Texas A&M baseball. Blessed to have the opportunity to further my education and baseball career.” Read the full story and more in your Weekend edition […]

The mystery of a forgotten family bible

The history feature this week, about the Sam Bass gang of robbers coming to Ennis, was requested by a few readers who enjoy Old West stories involving Ennis. Not long ago I did a story about John Wesley Hardin’s ties to Ennis through his family, and I’m happy that amused readers. I’ve written about Hardin […]

Uber: helpful or harmful?

The ride-hailing app known as Uber has been changing lives since March of 2009. Amidst all controversy, the app still remains one of the top transportation services, operating in 633 cities worldwide. Uber, UberEats, Turo and Air BNB all have one thing in common: inventors of these companies had to invest in an idea and […]

Conquering ‘Gymtimidation’

Let’s talk about what may or may not be holding some from joining or even benefiting from a gym membership. Gymtimidation. This feeling is common and often felt by newcomers. It is a slogan in a very well-known gym chain; that in their gym, gymtimidation is not allowed. Having held memberships to two local gyms, […]

Library rewards young readers

The Ennis Public Library held their summer reading program awards ceremony Thursday evening. The ceremony awarded kids in grades kindergarten through sixth that completed the summer reading program. Mayor Angie Juenemann assisted in the ceremony by giving a brief speech and handing each participant their award. “It’s such an honor to be here celebrating the […]

Ennis bank missed hit from Wild West bandits in 1878

While many have forgotten that Ennis was once part of the Old West, history shows it has its place in the legends of cowboys and Indians, marshals and outlaws. Links to the latter contingent are sometimes tenuous but nonetheless fascinating. The Cole Younger gang tested their racket in Ennis’ early days, though specifics of their […]

Tycen Jett Thompson revs up for a record-setting season

Prospects for a rewarding football season abound in Ennis, nowhere more than with senior Tycen Thompson. The Lions look to go beyond a first-round loss at the bi-district level in the playoffs, a snag for two straight years, while Thompson nears a pair of all-time school records. The team has been relatively quiet and focused […]

City adjusts to self-insured insurance plan

As national health care evolves, Ennis is seeing it’s own change in health care with city employees. “We went to a self-insured model last year,” City Manager Scott Dixon said, “It has been a learning curve, but we are acclimating pretty well.” According to Dixon, the city has committed to a five-year plan, but he […]

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