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Archive for: September, 2017

Blessing of the animals set for Oct. 7

St. Thomas Episcopal Church will host a “Blessing of the Animals” for the 15th consecutive year on Saturday, Oct. 7. The service will begin at 10 a.m. at Minnie McDowal Park. The date coincides with the church’s celebrating the feast day of the patron saint of animals, Saint Francis of Assisi. As is a custom […]

SAGU tops Wesleyan, 42-7

Keyed by a 57-yard interception return at the end of the first half, Southwestern Assemblies of God University extended a 21-0 football lead en route to a 42-7 triumph over Texas Wesleyan at Farrington Field in Fort Worth. The Lions, now 3-1, held Wesleyan to 201 yards while forcing four turnovers. The turning point for […]

Herbs and verse

Last Saturday morning I was watching “Central Texas Gardener,” one of several shows on KERA that I enjoy on the weekends, and I was fascinated by a guest who spoke of the many references to gardening in the Bible. I enjoyed learning about the various flowers, plants and herbs that we still enjoy today that […]

Cotton is King

It may look like sweet cotton candy but picking its bolls has long been a labor intensive chore that has spanned centuries and races of all colors. Today in Texas the crop still reigns as King Cotton. Back in the early 1900’s through the 1930’s the top two counties in the USA in terms of […]

Rebranding Ennis shows promising start

Picture four images: fields of bluebonnets, a polka festival, a bustling downtown area with unique shops and parks or a city made up of good diverse people that still stays true to it roots. Any of those make you think of Ennis? According to the city’s recent branding results, it is what people say they […]

Daily Horoscope 09/30/2017

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Don’t let partnerships turn into costly affairs. Keep your emotions under control when dealing with joint finances, assets and possessions. Handle personal matters fairly and cautiously. Your choices will affect how you are viewed and how you will be received as you move forward. Moral integrity is encouraged. Don’t feel you […]

Theatre Rocks! Auditions

Theatre Rocks! will hold auditions for “A Christmas Carol”, the classic novella by Charles Dickens, on Saturday, October 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 505 N.W. Main St., Ennis. There are multiple roles for men, women & children, ages 8-80. There will be sides available at the time of your audition. Those actors […]

Now 14-9, Ennis enters district season

Ennis took to the road on Friday, then rolled past Jacksonville, 3-1, in the first District 17-5A volleyball match of the season at the John Alexander Gymnasium. The Lady Lions, now 14-9 overall, won the first two games, 25-14 and 25-17, dropped the third, 25-19, before clinching the victory with a 25-17 triumph on the […]

Wait a cotton pickin’ minute

I had the opportunity in recent weeks to visit area cotton fields, watch the most modern of machines pick it from stalks three or four feet high, then visited one of three Ellis County gins. Getting schooled on the operation was enlightening to say the least. Up until now my knowledge and appreciation for cotton […]

Carver Class of ’67 Grads Reunite

A crowd of nearly 200 gathered at the American Legion Hall to commemorate the Class of 1967’s 50th High School Reunion and recognize them as the final class to graduate from the all black, G.W. Carver High School. A month after graduation they would find out their school would be closed and the remaining 222 […]

Daily Horoscope 09/29/2017

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Pull in the reins. If you are tempted to overspend, overreact or be indulgent in any way, you should proceed carefully before you do something you’ll regret. Aim for greater security, not for mayhem. You must be responsible when it comes to love and money. By putting more effort into your […]

Yolanda Hambrick

Yolanda Hambrick, age 50, passed away in Ennis on September 16, 2017 at the Ennis Regional Medical Center. She was born in Ennis on September 20, 1966 to Domingo and Louisa (Carrillo) De Los Santos, Sr. She grew up in Ennis and attended Navarro College. She worked for Ennis Care Center as a Medication aide […]

Jane Rychlik

Jane Fowler Rychlik, 78 of Ennis, TX was called to her eternal resting place September 25, 2017 with family by her side at her home in Ennis. Jane was born on August 26, 1939 in Dallas, to the late Frank Gibbs Fowler and Nancy Jane (Rogers) Fowler. She was the youngest of two children and […]

Ennis vs. Del Valle

When Ennis takes the field at 4,000 seat Veterans Memorial Stadium on Friday, all eyes will be on him. Alfred Grear, a 5’9” senior dynamo for Del Valle, has exploded out of the blocks in the first four games for the Cardinals. What he lacks in height he more than makes up for in elusiveness […]

I’m your biggest fan

It really is all about you. Whether you subscribe, pick up the paper in one of our racks or read our e-edition on your phone or computer, you are the one who makes this newspaper what it is. In my roughly three years at this newspaper, I’ve learned a lot about the inner-workings of the […]

City amends smoking ordinance to include vaping

During last week’s Ennis city commission meeting, commissioner’s unanimously approved amending its smoking ordinance to include vaping. City Manager Scott Dixon said the city has fielded several complaints over the summer where residents said that vapor from patrons at city parks has become an issue, particularly from patrons at ball fields. Read the full story […]

Daily Horoscope 09/28/2017

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Protect your assets and possessions. Don’t let anyone else take care of your personal affairs. Implement moderation and discipline in all aspects of your life to build a healthy, stable and prosperous future. Giving in to temptation will result in additional stress. Choose peace over turmoil. Err on the side of […]

West Dallas’ Trinity Groves owner teams with KDC, Gensler to woo Amazon HQ2

The West Dallas district anchored by the successful Trinity Groves restaurant complex is the latest site inside the Dallas city limits to disclose it’s going after Amazon HQ2. West Dallas Investments, which owns Trinity Groves and surrounding acres, has partnered with developer KDC and architecture firm Gensler to submit a proposal to Amazon.com. It’s one […]

Rep. Joe Barton lone Texas Republican backing bipartisan DREAM Act

WASHINGTON — A Texas congressman has become the sole Lone Star Republican to sign on to the latest DREAM Act, a bipartisan bill that would protect from deportation children brought to the country illegally. But Arlington Rep. Joe Barton, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, said he has no plans to also support a […]

Unidentified Suspects Still At Large in Red Oak Burglaries

Red Oak – The Ellis County Sheriff’s Department said it was still looking for four individuals connected to a Red Oak home burglary where they stole credit cards and currency earlier his month. In a prepared statement, officials with the sheriff’s department said the offense took place on Sept. 11th where Ellis County Sheriff’s Deputies […]

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