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Archive for: September, 2017

Flock to safety this flu season

Influenza season is right around the corner, and getting an annual vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from getting infected with the flu, according to registered nurse Mandi Atchley. “Getting the flu vaccination can reduce the likelihood of getting sick, doctor’s visits, missed work or school and can […]

Kyle Busch takes pole at New Hampshire in 2nd NASCAR playoff

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Kyle Busch’s run in NASCAR’s playoff opener went from dominant to dud because of mistakes on pit road. Clean up those gaffes, and Busch again just may have the car to the beat. Busch made it 2 for 2 in playoff poles, turning a lap of 135.049 mph to take the […]

Ennis WWII Veteran Parma Honored

Edward Parma, of Ennis, was among 30 World War II Veterans who were honored by the Gary Sinise Foundation through the “Soaring Valor” Program. The foundation partners with American Airlines and Sheraton Hotels to provide an honor flight and tour of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans for veterans, along with festivities, […]

Jake LaMotta One of the toughest in the ring

AP – Jake LaMotta, who has died aged 95, is generally acknowledgedes one of the toughest men to have entered a professional boxing ring – a world middleweight champion best remembered for having fought the great Sugar Ray Robinson on six occasions. Brought up in poverty, a teenage hoodlum, married six times, imprisoned for pimping, […]

Daily Horoscope 09/24/2017

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Partnerships should rank high on your list today. Get down to the nitty-gritty and say what’s on your mind. Once you clarify your intentions, you will get the help you need to press forward with your long-term plans. Travel, education, romance and unique relationships are favored this year. Stick to the […]

JoAnn Strunc

JoAnn Mikel Strunc, 80, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Thursday, September 21, 2017. JoAnn was born in Bardwell, Texas on July 11, 1937 to Louis and Mary (Spaniel) Marusak. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from St. John High School in 1955 she went on to attend Navarro College. On June 11, 1955 […]

Ferris troubles persist in loss to 0-3 mabank

The Ferris Yellow Jackets (1-3) traveled to visit the Mabank Panthers (1-3) Friday night, looking to hand Mabank its fourth consecutive loss. However, the Yellow Jackets furious third-quarter rally and 223 rushing yards from Damian Edwards came up on the short end of the stick, as they fell 35-14 After receiving the opening kickoff of […]

Outdoor table, chairs swiped

Four outdoor chairs and a table were stolen in broad daylight on Wednesday morning outside of Interior Ideas and the Wildflower Cafe in downtown Ennis. Mary Caverly, right, who manages Interior Designs and the Wildflower Cafe, discusses downtown video surveillance with two employees for the City of Ennis. Read the full story and more in […]

Slow start dooms Palmer on road

If Palmer was looking for a bounce back against Sunnyvale, they knew they were going to have to mix things up a little bit on Friday night. However, a sluggish start and too many miscues in the end were costly for the Bulldogs who lost, 44-14. The loss drops Palmer to 2-2 on the season. […]

One fatality after car slams into semi trailer

Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety said one man is dead after slamming into the back of a semi trailer just four miles south of Waxahachie on Thursday. Read the full story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

City Commission Establishes Sex Offender Ordinance

The Ennis City Commission unanimously approved an ordinance that addresses where registered sex offenders can and cannot live within city limits. Until Tuesday night’s Ennis City Commission meeting, the city had nothing on the books in regards to where registered offenders could reside in the city. Under state law, all offenders either on probation or […]

Ennis vs Kimball

Ennis ran for 385 yards and nine touchdowns as the Lions won their first game of the season, 82-7, over still winless Kimball. Running like a hot knife through butter, senior Tycen Thompson turned out the lights on the Knights by scoring three early touchdowns, including an electrifying 87-yard kickoff return. Senior Kyre Holloway along […]

Strait, Gov. Abbott unite to support storm-stricken town

ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) — Country superstar George Strait has offered messages of encouragement to his neighbors in a South Texas town battered by Hurricane Harvey. Strait was joined by Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday in Rockport, a town of about 10,000 near where Harvey made landfall Aug. 25. The Corpus Christi Caller Times reported about […]

Game Day – Friday 7:30 pm

It’s been another tough debut for the Kimball Knights. After getting their 2016 season kicked off with an 0-4 start before recovering to go 3-7, the Knights face a similar proposition headed into this week’s matchup with the Ennis Lions, as both sides are sitting at 0-3. Kimball’s schedule has done the team no favors, […]

How to build your own garden fountain

A great DIY guide was shared with me a few years ago when I inquired about building a garden fountain at Lowe’s. I was researching for a story on water features for a local magazine, and while preparing that article became really interested in the idea for my own purposes. Being lazy, I never followed […]

Ennis Ground Game to Flatten Knights

Pardon one team in Friday’s Ennis-Kimball football game if the thought of who they are playing causes great optimism of getting their first win of the season. In fact, both teams are likely hopeful, considering they have yet to put a notch in the win column. Ennis began the season with considerable promise and thoughts […]

Friends of ERMC to Host Celebrate Seniors Health Fair

Friends of Ennis Regional Medical Center will host their second annual Celebrate Seniors! Health Fair on September 28, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Tabernacle Family Life Center, 1200 Country Club Rd. Vendors, flu shots, lunch and games available. Please call 1-855-875-3762 by September 26 to reserve your place. Read the full […]

The best for last by Edna Carr Jones

A couple of months ago schoolmates, classes, family, teachers and friends came together to celebrate the annual Carver Alumni Weekend. As conversations were shared, one of the most remembered items discussed was the closing of the doors for the last time. We still recall the last class was the Class of 1967. Some five decades […]

Daily Horoscope 09/23/2017

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Take note of what those around you do and say. Gathering information that will help you decipher what’s going on will ensure that you avoid being taken for granted. Personal improvements and gains can be made if you act secretly. Romance is in the stars. Serious talks will help you bring […]

Bark in the Park

Local kennel clubs are uniting for a free city-wide event for dog owners, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18, at Jaycee Park in Ennis. Bark in the Park Fun Day is dog and family friendly, according to one of the event organizers, Carlton Myers. Read the full story and more in your Weekday edition of The […]

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