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Archive for: October 3rd, 2017

Jeptha “Jeff” McNealy

Pastor Jeptha “Jeff” McNealy, 79, of Dallas, died on October 1, 2017. Wake will be held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at New Hope MBC, 704 N. Ripley Ave., in Ennis. Services will be held Saturday at 12 noon at Pilgrim Rest BC, 1819 N. Washington Ave., in Dallas. Services are under the direction […]

Weatherford lawmaker Phil King announces bid for Texas House Speaker

Veteran Republican lawmaker Phil King announced Friday that he’s running for speaker of the Texas House. “Over the past several months, many of my colleagues have encouraged me to consider running for Speaker,” King wrote in a statement. “In order to have an open discussion concerning the future of our Texas House, I have filed […]

Edmund Mach

Mr. Edmund John Mach, 79, died Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Ennis Regional Hospital. He was born April 19, 1938 in Garrett, Texas, the son of Frank L. and Mary Margaret (Slovacek) Mach. He was reared in the Garrett and Ennis Communities. He was a graduate of St. John School. After High School he […]

Shirley Shipp Holston

Shirley Shipp Holston, 86, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Monday, October 2, 2017. Mrs. Holston was born in Holmes County, Mississippi on March 9, 1931. She was raised there and graduated from Lexington High School. She attended Millsap College, Jackson and Mississippi Southern Extension College in Meridian, Mississippi.She and the late Rev. Wilton S. […]

Writing Ennis history: “It’s a privilege,” says Bigham

I’ve put it off long enough. A few months ago when the Memories page was started by Dylan Brossette and Justin Tubbs, I was asked by readers to tell a bit about myself. I was and am very grateful to those young men who’ve been responsible for improving the newspaper and for including me in […]

Think fall when starting a workout regimen

Fall is a great time to start a fitness program because it will create good habits for the holiday season and the upcoming winter months. Briana Garcia, of Anytime Fitness, said their space in downtown Ennis is a great place to get started where you can meet like-minded individuals who may have the same workout […]

Grayson town hall to introduce county officials

Sheriff Charles “Chuck” Edge, Ellis County Elections Administrator Jana Onyon and new Ellis County Auditor Miykael Reeve will be the special guests at Precinct 2 County Commissioner Lane Grayson’s town hall meetings in Ennis and Waxahacchie Monday and Tuesday. The town hall in Ennis will take place at the Ennis Public Library at 6 p.m. […]

City receives feedback on rebranding initiative

The Ennis City Commission got a first hand report from staff regarding its branding efforts after a small pool of people were surveyed about what they like and dislike about the city during it’s last scheduled meeting. The results are the ongoing developments of the “Ennis Is Awesome” branding campaign the city implemented. Read the […]

José Diaz: A quiet man and a hero

I’ll have more archival items to share with you in next week’s column. In addition, I’ll be adding some interesting tidbits of local history submitted by readers. Meantime, I want to share information about a member of our community who died recently. José Diaz was the grandfather of my niece, Adrianna Diaz. I didn’t know […]

Lady Lions swept by first place Whitehouse

Slow out of the gate in all three games, Ennis was swept at home by Whitehouse on Tuesday night. The Wildcats, 24-8 overall and 2-0 in District 17-5A, took the games without being seriously threatened by scores of 25-13, 25-15 and 25-18. The Lady Lions, now 14-10 and 1-1, couldn’t control the ball on first […]

Hearings set for two high profile Ennis cases

Former Ennis municipal court clerk Anna Rosales, who is accused of stealing approximately $115,000 since 2012, is scheduled to have a court hearing on Nov. 20, while pre trial hearings for another case involving Travis Glenn will be continued on Nov. 9, according to Ann Montgomery, of the Ellis County District Attorney’s Office. Read the […]

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 […]

Pertussis cases remind us the reason to vaccinate

Students were sent home with letters this week alerting parents to a handful of confirmed cases of whooping cough within Ennis ISD. The number of students affected, according to the district, is fewer than five, but that number is higher than normal, given that whooping cough, or pertussis, has been all but eradicated thanks to […]

Farm to Table Dinner on the Square, downtown Waxahachie

Savor the season with a fabulous Farm to Table Dinner on the Courthouse Square prepared and served by the Waxahachie High school Culinary Arts students. This exclusive event features a harvest-themed, four-course meal, served at a communal outdoor table downtown on Saturday, November 4 starting at 5 p.m. Read the full story and more in […]

City seeks new airport location

Optimistic discussion about a replacement Ennis airport filled the air during a public meeting on Wednesday at the public library. Mayor pro-tem Matt Walker opened the dialogue, which would include city manager Scott Dixon and representatives from regional airport builders, KSA Engineers. “We are excited about the possibilities we’re entertaining,” he said, “and we will […]

Daily Horoscope 10/02/2017

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Hide your passwords and protect your assets, belongings and medical records. Walk away from any situation that tends to be emotionally draining and distance yourself from manipulative people. Learn from experience and do what’s best for you. Let go of the past and move forward with a clean slate. Handle your […]

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