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Archive for: August, 2017

Ferris still a work in progress entering season

Ferris Head Coach Brandon Layne said it was tough to find a silver lining on either side of the ball after the Yellowjackets scrimmage against Palmer in August Ferris quarterback Kobe Lankford scored the Yellowjackets only touchdown on a bootleg. “I am extremely disappointed,” Layne said. “We had a great spring, and excellent two a […]

Gabriel Verbally Committs To Arkansas State

Ennis senior cornerback Kevion Gabriel verbally committed to Arkansas State University in July. In making the decision before the start of his final year of high school football, he said he can now focus on playing the game. Listed as 5’10” and 170 pounds, Gabriel led the district champion Lions in interceptions (3) as a […]

Ennis FFA shows well at Cooler Classic

The Ennis FFA show team participated in The Cooler Classic at the Ellis County Expo in Waxahachie., held August 28 and 29. They earned Overall Champion Heifer, Champion Division Heifer and multiple Breed winners. Read the full story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Ferris’ Cox uses speed to make up for lack of size

There’s really only one word that describes Ferris senior cornerback Caleb Cox on the football field – fast. “Like, really fast,” said teammate and running back Damian Edwards. Even after nearly a full minute of tacking skill after skill onto Cox – coverage ability, smarts on the field, versatility — his head coach Brandon Layne […]

My Grand Canyon Adventure

In my youth, I attended a typical country church about three miles from our farm. The old building had long pews, wood floors, high ceilings, and a raised platform in front, with space for a pulpit and choir. My earliest memories there are of fidgeting around on a hard pew, while the preacher droned on […]

Lions tune-up for season debut

Ennis scored two touchdowns on scoring runs by Zion Dove and Tycen Thompson in a scrimmage Friday against Lake Dallas. The two varsity teams played to a 6-6 draw after the controlled scrimmage part of the exhibition in Corinth. It was followed by a live play quarter which featured everything except punts and kickoffs. The […]

Tycen 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 […]

NFL’s Texans move to Frisco with Harvey flooding

FRISCO (AP) — Tom Savage longs to hold his tiny daughter and spend some quality time with his wife. J.J. Watt wants to do more than raise money via video on social media about 250 miles from Houston with the city swamped by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey. While wanting simply to be home with family […]

Dentist advises Ellis County residents to be leary of scammers

WAXAHACHIE – A Waxahachie dentist hopes his recent lesson from the school of hard knocks helps save other county businesses some headaches, and possibly some money. Earlier this summer, individuals who said they were affiliated with the Waxahachie High School Athletic Department came to Dr. Justin Wright’s dental office asking for support for the school’s […]

Daily Horoscope 08/31/2017

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Take care of personal matters this year. Buying and selling property or making changes that will improve your lifestyle or bring you financial relief should be your priority. Question anyone who doesn’t give you a straight answer or who uses excuses to take advantage of your kindness or hospitality. Clear a […]

David Richardson

David Richardson, 64, passed away in Carrollton, Texas on Saturday, August 26, 2017. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas on July 21, 1953 to Edward Stephen and Lola Grace (Cox) Richardson. He grew up in Carrollton and Farmers Branch and graduated from R.L. Turner High School in 1970. He went on to attend Art […]

Caring for indoor begonias

Begonias are great for adding color out in your garden, or in a planter on your porch. But begonias, as tender tropical perennials, can be brought indoors and kept as houseplants, and you can enjoy year round blooms. Caring for begonias indoors isn’t that hard. In fact, the care isn’t so different from what you’re […]

Ferris passing game to rely on big target, Nunez

Ferris sophomore Matthew Nunez can’t really tell you from where his abilities as a wide receiver come. As he puts it, “I’ve always been able to do this stuff.” His head coach Brandon Layne is a little more expressive in describing his young target – “the guy is a freak.” At 6’2, 190 pounds, Nunez, […]

Houston, Harvey, Help

The images are heart-wrenching. Forecasters warned Hurricane Harvey had the potential to be more devastating than Hurricane Katrina in terms of the human impact, but the urgency didn’t seem to stir until it was too late. Who could have predicted the storm would swell to Category 3 proportions less than 24 hours before making landfall, […]

Eagles out to defend district title

Coming off a 7-3 regular season last year, the Eagles might be young, but they are hungry. Avalon head coach Malcolm Cole said he is still accessing players regarding the team’s defense, but with the return on two veterans to his six-man squad, the sky is the limit if key players have a breakout season. […]

Helping children cope

The single most important thing you can do for a grieving child is to provide reassurance that they will be cared for and kept safe. Without this reassurance, all the guidance and counseling in the world will not help them recover from their loss. Knowing that they will be cared for and kept safe allows […]

Avalon at Gholson

A year after routing Gholson at home, 52-6, Avalon travels to Waco on Friday. The Eagles, 8-4 in 2016, should prevail again, though the Wildcats, 5-5 last fall, have a new coach in Michael Brand and new energy. Avalon head coach Malcolm Cole expects a well-coached Gholson to take advantage of a talented running back […]

Junior RB Edwards to carry the load for Jackets

Each time Damian Edwards touches the football for the Ferris Yellowjackets, the junior running back said he feels a certain amount of satisfaction. Edwards, a junior who rushed for 1,257 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2016, despite playing half the season with turf toe, joined the Ferris team as a freshman and was promptly moved […]

Previewing the Lions’ season opener

Two legitimate powers meet for the ninth time (the Lions lead the series, 7-1) at Lion Memorial Stadium on Friday. A year Ennis topped SOC at Kincaide Stadium, 30-20. The Lions ran the ball well and built a 21-6 halftime lead. The Bears found their success through the air was offset by four interceptions. Kevion […]

3.1 Earthquake hits Irving

IRVING, Texas – Experts say a minor earthquake was reported in Irving last week shaking parts of North Texas, where some reported feeling the jolt as far as Farmers Branch and other suburbs. The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed the 3.1 magnitude quake happened Friday at 6:41 a.m. The quake was centered about 3 miles (5 […]

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