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Archive for: October 9th, 2017

Mary Frances Woods

Mary Frances Woods, 91, passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017 in Ennis, Texas. Mary was born on December 14, 1925 in Des Moines, Iowa to James C. and Frances (O’Meara) Slavin. She grew up in Des Moines and graduated high school there in 1932. She was married to Elgie L. Woods on May 17, […]

NHRA Fall Nationals come to Ennis

Thirty-thousand fans, revved up horsepower and adrenaline unite next weekend, Oct. 12-15, when the Texas Motorplex plays host to the 32nd National Hot Rod Association’s AAA Fall Nationals. Located just four miles west of town, the event is the fastest race in Texas and is held every year in Ennis. When it opened in 1986, […]

School helps hurricane victims with online classes

Hurricane Harvey caused 82 people to lose their life while wreaking havoc in Houston last month. Not only did its destruction cause between $150 and $180 billion in damage, it seriously damaged 53 Houston schools and forced 22 to be closed for months. Many in the Ennis area were actively involved in humanitarian and rescue […]

El Viejon opens in Ennis

El Viejon Taco Shop opened for business on Friday, October 6th in Ennis. Located at 107 E. Brown Street, El Viejon is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7 days a week.

Donald Trump to visit Dallas

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas County Republican Party says President Donald Trump will be in Dallas later this month for a fundraiser for his re-election campaign and for the Republican National Committee. The Dallas location of the fundraiser scheduled for Oct. 25 isn’t disclosed. The prices to attend, however, are listed in the Sunday announcement […]

American Richard Thaler wins Nobel for Economics

STOCKHOLM — The Nobel prize in economics has been awarded to Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago for research showing how people’s choices on economic matters — whether on savings or game shows like “Deal or No Deal” — are not always rational. The 9-million-kronor ($1.1-million) prize was awarded to the academic for his […]

County weighs request from SPCA

WAXAHACHIE – The Ellis County Commissioners Court discussed the request for additional funding for the SPCA at its last scheduled meeting. SPCA representatives advised the court that its current contract with the county is not covering expenses. Martha Weedon, who serves as the certified public accountant for the SPCA, presented the court with financial records […]

A matter of public safety

Tuesday, September 19th, around 2:00 PM, I had an unsettling experience. Driving on FM 813, about three miles from US 287, I came upon a State Trooper SUV traveling 25-30 MPH, repeatedly weaving over the center line, then over the shoulder line. I felt the driver must have been impaired and called 911. I gave […]

Daily Horoscope 10/09/2017

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Make the most of your time. Do the work necessary to keep your plans moving forward. Ensure your facts are straight and keep your goals in sight. Due to emotional confusion, a lack of common sense regarding relationships and joint finances is apparent. Don’t mix business with pleasure. Getting along with […]

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