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Archive for: May 4th, 2018

The Dallas Zoo named its newborn giraffe ‘Witten’

DALLAS – Jason Witten leaves behind quite the legacy after a 15-year career with the Dallas Cowboys. His name will be in the Ring of Honor, and in the Hall of Fame in as little as five years. The Dallas Zoo is getting in on that action, too. On Friday – one day after Witten […]

Juanita “Linda” Herrera

Juanita “Linda” Herrera, 58, passed away at Ennis Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving family on Friday, April 27, 2018. Juanita was born in Robstown, Texas, on March 8, 1960 to Gabino and Agustina (Vera) Herrera. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1980. She worked at Claystone Manor […]

A new record blue cat?

Felix Rodriguez, left, poses with a blue catfish caught in Lake Bardewell. Highview Marina workers guess it may be a new record blue cat, although that ruling is unofficial as of now. They’ve sent the official weight of the cat, 61.6 pounds, to Texas Parks and Wildlife to confirm the record. Record or not, that […]

Four Flyin’ Lions head to state

Paige Lemonia and coach Andrew Novak. Lemonia was a surprise state qualifier, performing well above her seeding. Ennis track and field athletes turned in one of their best overall showings at the Class 5A Region III Championships in Humble, Texas over the weekend. Three girls and one boy all had their ticket punched to the […]

Why we celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Contrary to what many Americans believe, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s independence day celebration, which actually comes on Sept. 16. Cinco de Mayo, instead, commemorates the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5, 1862 at the Battle of Puebla. Many Americans may wonder how Mexicans celebrate the […]

Things disappearing from my childhood

Things are disappearing from my childhood, and I’m not ok with that I’m not sure how much I can take lately. So many things that made up my childhood are either disappearing or vanishing all together. After reports of Toy’s R Us filing for bankruptcy and liquidation, it’s now my beloved Dairy Queen that is […]

Ennis Chamber looks for parade entries

The Ennis Chamber is accepting applications for the Polka Festival Parade being held Saturday, May 26th, at 10:00 am. Applications can be found on the Chamber website www.ennis-chamber.com or contact the chamber at 972-878-2625 for an application. There is no fee to enter. Deadline for Parade Entry is May 18th. The 2018 Parade Theme is […]

Ferris city officials confident heading into bond election

It’s crunch time for Ferris city officials who are confident heading into a municipal bond election this Saturday where it is asking residents to support a $12 million project, which will provide funds for the construction of a new Municipal Center. This facility looks to combine a recreation center, senior center, police station, fire station, […]

Daily Horoscope 05/04/2018

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Weigh in on the ideas you encounter and consider what you can do to help further your cause or meet your goal more efficiently. Putting muscle behind your plan will ensure that you reach your target with or without outside help. Recognition and rewards are heading your way. Learn from people […]

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