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Archive for: February, 2018

‘One-in-a-million’ yellow cardinal seen in Alabama

alk about a rare bird. An unusual yellow cardinal has birdwatchers racing to Alabama as images of the unique creature have circulated around the Internet and social media. The bird was first spotted in Alabaster, Ala., in late January, in the backyard of Charlie Stephenson. Auburn University biology professor Geoffrey Hill told AL.com the cardinal […]

NFL to seek millions from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones

The NFL is demanding reimbursement in excess of $2 million from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for court costs related to star running back Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension and Jones’ threatened litigation over commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract, sources told ESPN’s Dan Graziano. The owners are citing a rule that has been on the books for more […]

Well, well, well

An eight year old Ennis girl, Della Creech, the daughter of Mrs. R. S. Creech, fell down a well in July 1893. She fell 36 feet but her cries were heard by a neighbor, M. C. Allsworth, who climbed down a rope to rescue Della. One of the girl’s thighs was broken and she also […]

Bass fishing team starts in fall

Joining high school fishing teams across the state, Ennis has made the preparatory moves to launch their own in the fall of 2018.Cole Reno, a sophomore angler, said during a Monday meeting of two dozen prospective team members, “Our reason for joining is simple. We just want to fish. Some of us might even go […]

Baseball Lions open season in SGP

Kade Graff, right, and Wesley Caldwell (15) celebrate a 1-0 win at Corsicana last spring. Graff is the team captain and starting shortstop. Talented centerfielder Chris McDonald is a triple threat – batting, running and with his glove. Here he scores in a playoff game versus Bryan last year. Just as hope springs eternal, so […]

Ellis County residents advised to stay safe during storms

With spring upon us it is a good time to remind the citizens of Ellis county how the emergency management departments of the county and cities respond during storms. The emergency management coordinators in the county and municipalities continually receive information from the National Weather Service (NOA) about the possibility of severe weather. Depending on […]

Letter to the Editor

Carol Bush has led county in a positive direction. Please consider this as my unequivocal support of Judge Carol Bush for re-election to the position of Ellis County Judge. As a former elected official, I am well aware of how much it means to our citizens to have someone of the caliber of Carol Bush […]

The worth of children

Years ago a famous writer, Mark Twain, spoke of the challenge of raising children and turning them into young adults. He said when your children are nearing adolescence, put them in a wooden barrel and knock out the knot hole so you can feed them. He said when they turn 16, “plug up the hole.” […]

Frost ISD lockdown initiated after bullet casing found

A lockdown was initiated among Frost ISD campuses Monday morning, Feb. 26. According to Mickie Jackson, Frost ISD entered into a precautionary lockdown after a staff member found a small caliber bullet in an area where many student back packs are kept before school. There was no way to determine from which campus the bullet […]

Singing His Song

Ira Bradford plays guitar and sings a few songs In the North Plaza on Monday afternoon. Bradford, of Mildred, heads up the Ira Bradford and Bustin’ Loose Band. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Man arrested for aggravated assault against an officer

Ennis police said they arrested a man on Feb. 23 after he threatened and attempted to assault officers. Lt. Mike Hopson said police received a call at 10:16 a.m. after the owner of a business, located at 509 Lake Bardwell Drive, called to report that an employee was out of control, irate and destroying company […]

Daily Horoscope 02/28/2018

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) A change will do you good. Apply for a new position or use your experience and knowledge to flex your muscle. You will drum up interest in who you are and what you want to do. Be a leader this year. Do whatever it takes to ensure that your responsibilities are […]

Waxahachie Police Department addresses threats

Last night, we received calls regarding a possible threat to our schools. Our investigation of this matter has determined the alleged threat to have no reliable sources. However, as a precaution, there will be several officers stationed on campus at the High School and Ninth Grade Academy, as well as additional patrols in the area. […]


Sometimes, I wonder how they pay their taxes in different countries. In Russia, two big, burly guys probably knock on your door and say, “Give us all the money you haven’t hidden yet.” Then they pocket some of it and give the rest to some apparatchik, who pockets some of it and then passes it […]

Head counting

In 1899 an Ennis businessman named K. S. Fisher received a commission from President McKinley to head the census office for Texas’s 6th district. His headquarters were to be in Ennis where he would then organize census taking for the section’s seven counties. He planned to appoint 150 assistants in his work. Read stories like […]

Tyler to host Fresh 15

Runner registration is expected to sell out for the 5th annual Fresh 15, which includes a 15K, 5K and a 1K kids race. The races are slated for March 3 by the Brookshire’s in Tyler. A competitive prize purse totaling $22,000 is being offered for the top finishers of the 15K race. For more information […]

The temple, a dilemma for the apostles

In the Sermon on the Mountain, Jesus is not presenting a new program for society, He is announcing the end of human society, i.e., the end of it as it was legally, economically, politically, and relationally ordered. Jesus never fights against the normal world order; He simply ignores it, which makes His opponents furious. One […]

Farmers await another bountiful crop

Ellis County farmers are already fast at work, planting for harvesting what could be a bumper crop. According to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, an estimated 119,400 acres will be planted this year, most of it corn. In fact, 60,400 acres of corn will be planted, 55,200 of it will be harvested. The NASS […]

CDC Researcher Vanishes After Leaving Work Sick February 26, 2018 at 11:19 am

CBS Local — A CDC researcher in Atlanta who called out sick two weeks ago has reportedly vanished without a trace. The parents of Timothy Cunningham are now offering a $10,000 reward for help finding their son. Cunningham, a commander in the United States Public Health Service and epidemiologist with the CDC, was last heard […]

Daily Horoscope 2/27/2018

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Take care of business first to accomplish the most. Wasting energy on trivial matters will hinder you. Strive to put your muscle and enthusiasm in the right places. Stay focused and be determined, innovative and intent on winning. Take good care of your health. Refuse to let anyone fluster you or […]

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