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Archive for: April 6th, 2018

Fire, Explosions Rock North Texas Chemical Recycling Company

TARRANT COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – A massive fire at a recycling center in Tarrant County continues to send flames shooting sky high. Clean Solvent Recycling, near the city of Mansfield, went up in flames just after 1 a.m. and caused explosions that rocked a nearby residential area. After more than five hours firefighters decided to let […]

Repelling bugs with ornamental flowers

Ornamental flowers, such as marigolds, can repel certain insects and mammals from a garden. Two weeks ago, I shared some ideas for planting herbs that ward off bugs, and I wanted to follow up on that with some recommendation for ornamental flowers that also repel those pesky critters. Most of these are simple to grow […]

Jacksonville hosts district track meet

Dalas Todisco hurls his 3-pound, 9-ounce discus.  Gearing up for the District 17-5A track and field championships, which will be held today and Thursday, April 4-5, in Jacksonville, the Ennis boys team took second at the Bluebonnet Relays. What was a very good showing finished with Ennis racking up 117 points, which was well behind […]

Chantilly Lace

Recently, upon writing the word “lace”, the old song “Chantilly Lace” began playing in my head. I pondered as to what “Chantilly” lace actually was. Prior to tools provided by the internet, I would likely have tried looking in a physical dictionary and found little information. Now with the internet age, I found a complete […]

EHS students place at Youth Expo

Ennis High School students Jay Chapman, Joseph Valek, Fabian Guerrero, and Justin Mraz won 1st in Class and went onto win grand champion in the BBQ division at the San Angelo Agriculture Mechanics Show. EHS also earned the “sweepstakes” prize against over 170 other schools who participated. Fabian Guerrero finished 2nd and Joseph Valek finished […]

Midlothian council mulls city logo change

MIDLOTHIAN — City council members tabled a decision on a proposal to update the city’s logo and branding materials oat its most recent meeting. The recommendation from Holmes Millet will be brought back to the council in 60 days. The city’s current logo and branding have been in place for the past 13 years and […]

Library’s ‘Food For Fines’ collects 420 items

The Ennis Public Library’s first foray into a new initiative was a complete success. The library’s “Food For Fines” campaign brought in 420 canned and boxed food items and erased $310 of patrons’ fines The library thanked the community and those that donated out of the kindness of their hearts toward making the mission a […]

Lou Diamond Phillips Pleads Guilty To Drunk Driving In Texas

SINTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – “La Bamba” actor Lou Diamond Phillips has been banned from drinking alcohol for two years after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated in Texas. Phillips was also sentenced to two years of probation during a court appearance on Wednesday near Corpus Christi, where he grew up. Phillips must abide by other conditions […]

‘Why Are We Just Hearing About This?’ Midlothian Families Now Concerned About Water Quality

MIDLOTHIAN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Residents in Midlothian are receiving notices in the mail, attached to their municipal water bills, regarding their drinking water. In November, the drinking water exceeded the maximum contaminate level for chlorite. The level was deemed a health concern, although not an immediate risk. “Why are just hearing about this?” Dana Hyde, […]

Take the plunge

Two businessmen, George Newton and R. A. McCall, graduates of Trinity University, opened Lakewood Plunge, a public swimming pool in Ennis in June 1936. The facility advertised its “cool artesian water” and offered season tickets as well as special rates for parties of 15 persons or more. Read stories like this and more in your […]

Daily Horoscope 04/06/2018

ARIES (March 21-April 19) This year is all about change. Consider what you have done in the past and how you measure up to the current economic trends. Update your skills and consider the best way to ease your stress and enjoy life more. Say no to those expecting too much from you. You need […]

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