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Archive for: April, 2018

Tigers nail playoff berth, top Ennis 7-4

Freshman Mattie Beakley cranked a mammoth two-run homer to give Ennis an early 3-0 lead but Corsicana answered with seven quick runs and made them stand for a 7-4 tie-breaking victory over the Lady Lions on Monday night. The defeat ended the season for Ennis, while the win propelled the Tigers into fourth place and […]

Tariffs on newspapers could be costly

There are two things you need to know about newspapers. Newspapers are important to community life and democracy. Always have been. We at the National Newspaper Association think it is important for all sorts of newspapers to survive for the sake of a free societythe very large and the very small ones, the liberal ones, […]

Oil Boom

In the summer of 1937 the area around Ennis was a hot spot for oil companies hoping to strike it rich. Drilling was ongoing at Rankin, Bardwell, and an article in the Waxahachie Daily Light in June reported that the Ennis Chamber of Commerce “is receiving many inquiries regarding developments’ by large oil companies from […]

McDonald scores thrice, Ennis wins 3-2

Seniors Kademon Graff (left) and Chris McDonald contributed in all three Ennis runs during Friday’s 3-2 win over Nacogdoches. Centerfielder Chris McDonald tripled and scored on a passed ball to lead Ennis to a 3-2 victory over visiting Nacogdoches (10-15, 0-8) on Friday night. The senior went 3-for-3 at the plate and scored all three […]

Edwin B. Hord, Jr.

Edwin B. Hord, Jr., 75, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Edwin was born in Dallas, Texas on September 22, 1942 to Edwin B. and Dorothy (Wallace) Hord, Sr. He grew up in Highland Park and graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in 1961. He went on to the University of […]

Mildred Henry

Mildred Henry, 94, passed away on April 19, 2018. Viewing will be held on Friday, April 27 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Eternal Rest Chapel, 215 N. Dallas St., Ennis. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 28 at 1 p.m. at St. James AME, Dawson, Texas. Burial will follow in Dawson Cemetery, […]

Alternative to Bullet Train pitched again

An alternative plan to a Dallas to Houston bullet train is being pitched once again as operators say it’s a better for Texas. The train includes a passenger train network that includes the Interstate 35 corridor. SNCF America president Alain Leray said the state needs a train system that instead of creating a link creates […]

Vape shops, others exempt from ordinance

The city has eased up on its smoking ordinance to allow vaping in retail stores that are solely devoted to the sale of cigarettes and smoking supplies and accessories. The commission approved the amendment to the ordinance at it’s meeting last week after the owners of a new shop in town asked the commission to […]

Daily Horoscope 04/26/2018

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You’ll have a way with people that will help you to get the support you need to reach your goals. Express your feelings and intentions, and don’t shy away from making interesting alterations to the way you live or what you do to earn a living. Collaborate with people who have […]

Kennith Kyle Anderson

Graveside services for Kennith Kyle Anderson, 85 of Simsboro, Tx, formerly of Ennis will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the Cotton Gin Cemetery in Freestone County. Bro. Paul Pryor will officiate. There will be no visitation. Mr Anderson passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018, at the Mexia LTC […]

Casey Nicole Campbell

Casey Nicole Nielsen Campbell, 29, of Rice, passed away due to health issues on April 12, 2018. Casey was born May 23, 1988. She was an organ donor. Casey is survived by her children: Gracelynn, Garrett and Jaydn; parents, Roy and Patricia Nielsen; sister, Courtney, and husband Mathew Watson; brother, Nicholas Dent; grandmother, DeAnn Nielsen; […]

Erdmann advances to state in tennis

The Ennis Tennis team displays some team spirit. The team is sending eight players to the Region III meet. Austin Cervantes, left, congratulates his partner, Anthony Hernandez. They eliminated the No. 1 seed in the first round. Ben Erdmann stormed to the Class 5A state tennis tournament by sweeping all four of his regional opponents […]

Art students excel at Ellis County Show

Several Ennis ISD Art 1 and Explorative Art students were awarded recently for their entries in the Ellis County Art Association contest. Ennis students competed against more than 600 other artists from around the county. They entered art pieces in various categories and were recognized at the Art on the Square reception held last weekend […]

Seeing the vision clearly now

If hindsight is 20-20, then it is no wonder that foresight is less than perfect. So when things seen in advance do, in fact, come to pass, recognition and credit are surely appropriate. Leadership in this City saw fit to purchase property in downtown, then raze it. What was once a bustling grocery store in […]

Ellzey significantly outpacing Wright in money raised

ARLINGTON – At the close of the most recent Federal Election Commission (FEC) reporting period, Commander Jake Ellzey, a retired USN Fighter pilot & businessman, nearly doubled his opponent in total funds raised and had a 2.5:1 cash-on-hand advantage. “Our campaign has all the momentum as we head into the runoff because of the generosity […]

Another banner year for Bluebonnet Festival

Bluebonnets abounded this year as well as the amount of fun had at the Annual Bluebonnet Festival.

Banking on it

A decade before the Depression we have heard so much about, there was a brief economic slump. It happened in 1921, and Ennis, like many cities, was hit. The Ennis National Bank didn’t open its doors on Nov. 14 and “according to a statement issued by the directors, will remain closed for about 10 days […]

Texas Transportation Department To Waive $1.3B In Late Fees

AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Department of Transportation will forgive more than $1.3 billion in late fines and fees owed by drivers on toll roads since 2007. The Austin American-Statesman reports that the department announced the decision last week in response to a cap on unpaid toll fees lawmakers imposed last year. The move only […]

One injured in U.S. Polyco fire

One man was injured and transported by ambulance after he fell 30-feet off of a tanker at U.S. Polyco on Monday. Fire officials said a contractor, who works for R-Tex in Cleburne, was on top of an empty tanker at the plant using a blowtorch when he was injured. He was working to dismantle the […]

Michigan high school golfer attacked by goose, photos go viral

Sometimes, you go out golfing ready to tee off. Other times, you get attacked by a goose. Isaac Couling of Concord High School fell into the latter category Saturday while playing in the Madison Tournament at Wolf Creek Golf Course in Adrian. His group was walking down the fairway on hole No. 7 when they […]

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