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Archive for: December, 2017

Group testing poison baits to control feral hogs

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Feral swine do more than $1.5 billion a year in damage around the country, and scientists are taking what could be a big step toward controlling them. They are field-testing poison baits made from a preservative that’s used to cure bacon and sausage. The tests will cover two major habitats where […]

Opponents of bullet train meeting Jan. 9

Area residents who oppose the proposed high-speed rail are invited to a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 9. Marty Hiles, who has served as Ellis County commissioner of the sub-regional planning commission, said the meeting is slated for 4 p.m. at the Ennis Public Library. Following a quiet year on the subject, news that Texas Central […]

Daily Horoscope 12/29/2017

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You have more opportunity than you think. Don’t narrow the doorway to success when you should be looking at every possibility. There are many different channels for your energy and ways to live your life. Consider what will bring you the most gratification. Commit to making your life better. Reconnect with […]

How “Guacward”

Troopers with the Department of Public Safety were diverting northbound traffic, at Italy, onto SH 34 and SH 77 around noon today after a tractor-trailer caught fire.DPS officials said the tractor-trailer fire occurred on I-35E near Mile Marker 391 in Forreston and was causing major traffic delays. After working the scene troopers have opened the […]

Nailed It

A major traffic issue faced Ennis and surrounding areas in October 1971 when a commercial truck dropped a keg of roofing nails onto Interstate 45. More than 40 vehicles suffered flat tires after they rolled over thousands of these nails between Ferris and Corsicana, with a large concentration of the debris deposited at Ennis. Read […]

Why can’t You buy a car or liquor on Sundays?

You can’t buy liquor on Sundays and car dealerships can only be open one day over a weekend because of the last remnants of so-called “blue laws” in Texas. Blue laws have been around since before Texas or the United States were founded. Their purpose, originally, was to prohibit the sale of certain goods on […]

The winter garden: Keeping beauty alive

HGTV.com keeps me inspired about gardening, even when I’m too lazy to do anything in it. Last week I was dreaming of spring but the truth is, as the writers at HGTV point out, one doesn’t have to ignore the reality of the garden in winter. “Wintertime, like an x-ray of the landscape, reveals a […]

Selvera earning her stripes as sophomore

Tayler Lenz-Selvera is a week away from the start of softball practices at Grambling State University. The former Ennis standout who started for three consecutive teams that won 20 or more games has found the transition to NCAA Division I competition as hard as stacking BBs. Members in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), the Lady […]

PDs see influx of requests from public for active shooter training

The Waxahachie Police Department is offering free active shooter/critical incident training to churches, businesses and schools in the community. Departments across the state and country are getting calls about active shooter training following the deadly attack at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. Waxahachie Officer O.T. Glidewell said the department reached out to the […]

Worst intersection lacks signage

Ennis gets flying colors when comparing interstate traffic on I-35 with I-45. Smooth passage to Dallas or south to Houston is almost enjoyable considering the plight of those who traverse along frantic I-35. It’s enough to make one think about changing destinations. As for Ennis, the Avenue remains the city’s main vein. Ennis Avenue, the […]

Church safety seminar slated for Jan. 13

The Ennis Police Department in conjunction with Sheepdog Seminars will host a church safety seminar called Protecting the Flock on Jan. 13 at Sokol Hall. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The seminar includes a visit from Jimmy Meeks and Carl Chinn, a church safety expert. The seminar will address […]

Thousands more JFK files released

DALLAS (AP) — The National Archives has unsealed thousands-more pages from the Kennedy files. And while assassinations buffs weren’t likely to find any major revelations — no proof of a second gunman, a Cuban plot, or evidence the killer could have been stopped — they’ll have plenty to chew on. The Dallas Morning News reports […]

Progress despite Old Man Winter

Construction workers brave the elements which consisted of a wintry mix the day after Christmas as they work on the Spyglass Apartments on Jeter Dr., and Ennis Ave. Temperatures dropped below freezing on Tuesday night and are not expected to make it out of the 40s until Friday. Read this story and more in your […]

Daily Horoscope 12/28/2017

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Look at your current position and consider what changes you can make to ease your stress and improve your life. Altering your domestic or professional situation will be a good place to begin. Make your home more efficient and your lifestyle less complex. Strive to enjoy instead of merely to endure. […]

Starbucks Reveals New Drinks For New Year’s Eve

Christmas may be over, but that doesn’t mean that Starbucks is done dominating the season with its ever-growing lineup of specialty drinks. With just a few days left of 2017, the coffee chain is already giving us something exciting to look forward to in the new year: the all-new Black and White Mocha Collection. Starbucks […]

Youth at the Helm

The youngest superintendent ever to have been elected in the Ennis schools, according to a report in the Daily Light, was 28 year old W.F. Howard who was elected for a three year term in 1937. His salary was $2,800 a year. He was a 1926 Ennis High graduate, received his bachelor’s degree in 1930 […]

Christmas storm brings record snow to Erie, Pennsylvania

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Christmas storm has dumped a record amount of snow on Erie, Pennsylvania, and surrounding areas. The National Weather Service office in Cleveland says Monday’s storm brought 34 inches of snow, an all-time daily snowfall record for Erie. Another 19 inches fell before dawn Tuesday, bringing the total to 53 inches, […]

Dallas-to-Houston bullet train inches closer to reality

TEXAS (AP) — The long-awaited federal study of potential routes of the controversial Dallas-to-Houston bullet train rolled a few inches closer to the starting line with the release of a federal study. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement, released by the U.S. Department of Transportation, doesn’t necessarily endorse the so-called Utility Corridor through powerline easements. The […]

Sticks and Stones

My first memory of the expression, “sticks and stones”, was a flawed one, regarding something Charlie Brown had said in a comic strip many years ago. I misremembered his words as: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me!” That was his response to Lucy’s shouting, “Dolt! Fool! Simpleton!” When […]

EHS horticulture program takes home $500 prize

Students in the Ennis High School Horticulture Program, seen here measuring rainfall in the one of the school’s new harvesting tanks, recently took home a $500 prize for a video they put together in a contest sponsored by Nelson Pade Inc., a leader in aquaponic systems. Read this story and more in your Weekday edition […]

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