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Jimmy Buffett’s Opening Margaritaville Retirement Homes

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images If you relish your days as a “tourist covered in oil” and smelling shrimp boil, get ready, because the retirement of your dreams awaits. Jimmy Buffett, major domo of song, drink, and Parrotheads, is ready to make your autumnal years the most relaxing of your life, with a retirement community called Latitude […]

Bluebonnet Trails: A look back at the 1957 festival

Copies of this famous painting by Julian Onderdonk were among artworks sold at the 1957-1960 Bluebonnet Trails Festival in Ennis. The title of this picture is “Blue-Bonnet Field, Early Morning” and was painted near San Antonio in 1914. With the Bluebonnet Trails Festival just around the corner, it’s interesting to reflect on just how long […]

Nine soccer Lions named to all-district team

Dyllan Santos (2) makes a steal on defense against Corsicana. The sophomore was chosen the Defensive MVP in District 17-5A by league coaches. Led by sophomore Dyllan Santos, nine members from the Ennis boys soccer team were honored by league coaches on the 2018 All-District 17-5A team. Santos, a 5’8, 165-lb. defender was chosen the […]

Raining on the bluebonnet parade

Few people enjoy those who are killjoys. They are as unwelcome as long “grace” prayers when the food is hot. Yet there is a new pain that is showing up all over Texas. No, I don’t mean rattlesnakes now that spring has arrived. Neither am I referring to the NFL draft and another chance for […]

Ennis Girl Scout earns Gold Award

Anna Slovak has been a Girl Scout since she was in kindergarten. Her mom, Debbie Slovak, and Maria Coplan are the leaders of Troop 1811. She is now a junior at Ennis High School and has completed her highest achievement in Girl Scouts, her Gold Award. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award […]

William Claude Marshall, Jr.

William Claude Marshall, Jr., 91, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Friday, April 6, 2018. He was born in Navarro County to William Claude and Sarah Ellen (Baker) Marshall, Sr. on April 4, 1927. He grew up in Rice and graduated from Rice High School. On June 27, 1948 he married Jewell “Jackie” Inmon and […]

Wilma Louise Elliott Thomas

Wilma Louise Elliott Thomas, 80, of Palmer passed away in Waxahachie on Thursday, April 5th. Wilma was born in Eastland, Texas, on July 12, 1937 to B.J. and Dora Elliott. She graduated from Olden High School & attended Texas Christian University. On December 2, 1962 she married Hayman Thomas from Olden, TX. They made their […]

Carmen Guajardo

Carmen Guajardo, age 79, was taken home to her Heavenly Father on Thursday, April 5, 2018. She was born in Noriega Nuevo Leon, Mexico on July 9, 1939 to Cruz Reyes and Beatrice Sanchez. Carmen was married to Oscar E. Guajardo II for 52 wonderful years. She liked to sew, work in the garden, and […]

Man in custody after dollar store robbery

Ennis police have arrested a man in connection with an armed robbery at Dollar General last month. Police said they arrested Dominic Dwain Wilson, 22, of Ennis at his home this week after receiving information from witness statements and reviewing surveillance video footage. “We put together an arrest warrant for Wilson after completing our investigation,” […]

What constitutes a tax write-off?

At its simplest, a tax write-off is any expense that you can deduct from your taxable income on your tax return. Another way to put it: It’s an expenditure of money that you incur when producing income. It lowers the amount of income that you have to pay tax on. It’s important to note, though, […]

Daily Horoscope 04/09/2018

ARIES (March 21-April 19) Prepare to do your own thing and avoid getting tangled up in other people’s affairs. Keeping your head wrapped around what’s important to you and following through with your plans will help you pave the way to a brighter future. Be forgiving of both your and others’ weaknesses. Take care of […]

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