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Archive for: April 2nd, 2018

Texas Health, Blue Cross reach last-minute agreement on new contract

Texas Health Resources hospitals and physician groups will remain in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas’ network after the two sides reached a new multi-year contract this weekend. The two sides continued to negotiate the contract into Saturday evening, as the previous contract was set to expire by midnight. The companies announced the new […]

Chinese Space Station Falls To Earth, Breaks Up Over Pacific

FRENCH POLYNESIA (CBSNEWS.COM/AP) – Chinese space authorities say Tiangong 1, the country’s defunct and reportedly out-of-control space station, re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere Sunday night, mostly burning up over the central South Pacific. The China Manned Space Engineering Office says online that the experimental space lab re-entered around 8:15 a.m. local time Monday. The tumbling spacecraft […]

Tribe names Alexander new football coach

New Waxahachie head coach Todd Alexander, left, and Waxahachie Athletic Director Greg Reed pose for a photo at Thursday’s Waxahachie ISD board meeting. Waxahachie stayed within the Tribe family when selecting longtime assistant Todd Alexander as the new head coach of Indians football. The 46 year old native of and graduate of Waxahachie becomes the […]

Questions for God

I have long wondered what it would be like to enter heaven and to stand before the Lord. There are so many questions to ask, about things that have happened, about why some prayers went unanswered and why certain things were never understood in this lifetime. Having grown up and moved more than 40 times […]

An Easter Memory

Twenty years ago, when both children were enthusiastic about hunting Easter eggs, I dressed them in matching Kelly Kids outfits with their names embroidered above bunny motifs. I have to say, they were precious in blue-and-white seersucker with ribbon bedecked Easter baskets. Of course, the daughter stayed precious longer, able to scour the hills and […]

Ennis Bluebonnet Trails

Open April 1. The Ennis Bluebonnet Trails open on April 1, 2018. The annual Bluebonnet Trails Festival, headquartered in downtown Ennis, will take place April 20-22. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Lummus student recognized for leadership, academic success

Preston Stevens, a student at Jack Lummus Intermediate School has been selected to travel to DFW to participate in a summer 2018 Lone Star Leadership Academy camp. Stevens selection was based on his outstanding academic success, demonstrated leadership ability, involvement in school and community activities, and a nomination from his teacher April Hayes. Stevens will […]

Lions host ‘Hachie in season kickoff

Waxahachie at Ennis is the 2018 football season opener. In the spirit of cutting to the chase, the arch-rivals with 100 years of gridiron encounters will meet on Friday, August 31. For the first time in 15 years the game will pit the Lions and Indians in Week One. Back on Sept. 5, 2003, Team […]

Man arrested after concealing heroin

Police arrested an Ennis man on March 22 after he tried to hide a baggie of black tar heroin in his mouth after a traffic stop. Police said the incident happened just after midnight after an officer observed two vehicles parked behind a closed business at SH 287 and SH 34. According to reports the […]

Ennis tops Whitehouse 5-4, takes series

After a hard-to-swallow loss in Whitehouse on Monday, a resilient Ennis baseball team regrouped to hand the visiting Wildcats a 5-4 defeat for a split of the two-game series. “We worked our tails off,” said rightfielder Jace Brewer. “Working on basic fundamental plays and situations all week, it is satisfying to beat them and level […]

Daily Horoscope 04/02/2018

ARIES (March 21-April 19) Take your time. Be reasonable and practical when dealing with matters that can influence your future. Listen carefully and respond cautiously. Understanding every situation you face this year will be imperative if you want to make wise choices. Stay focused and in control. Protect your reputation. Double-check your work and pay […]

Little girl heroine

A United Press release of Dec. 11, 1934 told of an act of heroism performed by a 7-year-old Ennis girl named Connie Jean Southworth. According to the story, “With her 2-year-old brother, Jimmie, she was playing on a rustic bridge over a small stream. The awkward Jimmie fell off the bridge. Connie Jean jumped after […]

American Legion Hosting Annual Golf Tournament

The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 361 will hold its 9th Annual Fundraiser Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 7. The tournament will start at 1 p.m. at the Countryview Golf Course in Lancaster. Proceeds from the tournament will go to Legion’s general fund to help award scholarships to deserving students. Donations also help veterans […]

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