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Archive for: April 12th, 2018

‘Russian bad behavior’ to blame for tensions between U.S. and Moscow, Mike Pompeo says

WASHINGTON: Jack Gruber, USA TODAY Mike Pompeo testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his confirmation hearing for secretary of State. CIA Director Mike Pompeo told senators Thursday at his confirmation hearing for secretary of State that he vows to promote democracy and end the “demoralizing” vacancies at the State Department. “If we do […]

Patriot Guard honors veteran whose family can’t be found

WFAA Dallas: On Wednesday morning at DFW National Cemetery, the Patriot Guard carried another casket to a final ceremony, a final resting place. But, other than two members of the Veterans Administration and employees of a Dallas-area funeral home, they were the only “family” there. Indigent veterans for whom family members cannot be found, are […]

Master Naturalists ask for guests on Wildflower Walk

The local Master Naturalist group invites the public to a 1-hour nature walk among the wildflowers at Mockingbird Nature Park in Midlothian on Saturday, April 14. The walk, at 1361 Onward Rd., begins at 9 a.m. and requires outdoor clothing, closed-toed shoes and drinking water. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition […]

Inspiration for Ennis

A 1942 ad welcoming everyone to the popular Bluebonnet Photo Fiesta from The Dallas Morning News archives. Sometime before the Bluebonnet Trails Fest, there was an event called the Texas Bluebonnet Photo Fiesta that was held in Marlin, Tex. By 1950 it was in its 12th year. The celebration was said to draw annually some […]

SAGU names new head coach; Harrell remains on staff

Southwestern Assemblies of God University, whose football program had been coming on of late, announced the hiring of a new head coach on Friday when they agreed to terms with Ryan Smith. Smith, who is 35, played quarterback at SAGU for four years, finishing in 2004 after being named an NAIA Preseason All-American and earned […]

New power sports store has grand opening

Owners invited the community to come celebrate the grand opening of Cycle Town South which included the store’s ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday afternoon. The store, located at 404 N. I-45 in Ennis, even included a visit from WFFA Channel 8 Sports Anchor Dale Hansen, and a live broadcast from KBEC in Waxahachie. Read stories […]

Cotton is king in Texas, but dairy farmers need our help

It’s no secret that Texas has consistently led the nation in cotton production. The 5-million-acres-per-year contribution of the Lone Star State is about half of the cotton produced by the nation as a whole. Each year, cotton is the leading cash crop in the state, generating $2.2 billion in crop value in 2016 alone. Cotton’s […]

Midlothian Toys R Us distribution plant to close

After more than 70 years in business, the country will soon lose one of its most iconic brands, Toys R Us. The major retailer announced it would it close its doors and, leaving an economic void. One of the larger Toys R Us distribution centers — an 800,000-square foot facility opened in June 2001 on […]

Ferris runs by opponent

Alexis Palos darts ahead past a Mabank opponent in a big playoff victory. Heriberto Diaz, the top scorer in the Metroplex, delivered early on a breakaway following a long free kick by goalie Jacob Plaster to give Ferris (17-5-2) the only goal they would need in a 4-0 quarterfinal victory over Mabank (11-11-2) at Lion […]

Farmers Market

Marlene Horst, at right, sells some of her baked goods on opening weekend of the Ennis Farmer’s Market, which included banana bread and zucchini nut bread on Saturday. The market runs from April through October and includes some new vendors this year. Though rainy and cold, the weather didn’t stop vendors or visitors. Read stories […]

Daily Horoscope 04/12/2018

ARIES (March 21-April 19) Go about your business and refrain from stepping into the spotlight. You have nothing to gain by being difficult or going up against someone who can affect your future. If you try to get along with others, the outcome will be more conducive to getting things done as well as getting […]

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