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James Steven Busby

James Steven Busby, born January 14, 1944, in Ennis, Texas, died in Dallas on April 9, 2018, of complications arising from dementia. He graduated from Ennis High School in 1962. Steven served in the U.S. Naval Reserve for six years, including while attending Texas A&M University-Commerce (then East Texas State University). He received a B.A. […]

Ankle monitoring, drug testing and a curfew: Here are the terms for Ethan Couch’s release

TARRANT COUNTY — We now know the terms for “affluenza teen” Ethan Couch’s prison release today. Couch, now 20, is slated to be released on April 2. When that happens, a judge has required him to wear an electronic ankle monitor with a GPS. He must also be in his home by 9 p.m. every […]

Waxahachie PD Stepping up patrols

Waxahachie Police Department: We are aware of the suspicious activity at Getzendaner Park and walking trail. Citizens have recently reported men possibly following them and acting suspicious. Extra patrols have been set up in the area and you may notice more police presence than usual. You may have already noticed over the last few weeks […]

Necco, producer of Sweethearts, faces closure, prompting panic buying

All great things must come to an end. Michael McGee, CEO of Necco, an American candy company that produces classic sweets such as Sweethearts, Mary Janes, Clark bars, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Canada Mints and Necco Wafers, announced that if the firm does not find a buyer soon, it will be shutting down, the Boston Globe […]

Ennis tennis believes in family

The secret to success has thousands of authors. Longevity, that slice of immortality, is also sought after, but not with as much success. Living a long time has its share of good, contributing habits, as men today have a life expectancy of 79, with women living to 81 years. The environment, medicine and plagues limited […]

Ennis faces Corsicana Friday

The top three run producers for the Lady Lions so far this season are, from left, Emilie Hollingsworth, Monica Monreal and Mattie Beakley. Putting an end to consecutive losses, Ennis thumped winless Nacogdoches, 9-1, on the road on Friday. The Lady Lions, 11-6 overall, leveled their league mark to 3-3 to remain in fourth place […]

Local Dems extend ‘helping hand’

Texas Democratic Women of Ellis County made their quarterly food donation to Helping Hands of Ennis. Food Donations are made to different charities in Ellis County each quarter. From left to right: Vivian Gibson, Patricia Paige, James Paige, and Kathy KinKaid, president. Their food donation weighed 123 pounds. Read stories like this and more in […]

My daily bread

I recently wrote a column about bread making and the history of same. I spoke of making sourdough bread, and at the time, I had cultured yeast already growing to create my first loaf. Before that column was published, I had eaten half of my first yummy loaf. I just couldn’t keep my hands off […]

Resident takes exception with pet vaccinations

Resident Karen Weaver said she was hoping the city had made an error in judgment after recently driving by the Ennis Public Library, which was hosting a pet vaccination event. At the city commission’s last scheduled meeting Weaver spoke to the commission during the public comment portion of the meeting. “Driving to the library, which […]

No bluebonnets

In 1958 it was reported in the Corsicana Daily Sun that “rain and cold weather had retarded the growth of wildflowers in the Ennis area to such an extent that the Bluebonnet Trails, which annually attract thousands, will not be officially opened this year.” Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of […]

Daily Horoscope 04/13/2018

ARIES (March 21-April 19) An unusual opportunity is heading in your direction. You’ll be faced with a difficult decision that will require honesty when dealing with partners and employers. Don’t make an impulsive move when thought, planning and preparation will be crucial if you intend to avoid repercussions and regret. Work behind the scenes and […]

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