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Archive for: May 15th, 2018


This year’s winners of the 2nd Annual Me & Mom Look-ALike contest are Kendra and Velvie Thomas of Ennis. Kendra is a caregiver with Veteran’s Hospital in Dallas and Velvie is a 10th grader at Ennis High School. “Oh my gosh, oh my gosh I cannot believe we won,” said Kendra after receiving a call […]

Golden Circle is the ‘place to be’

I recently moved back to Ennis, my hometown, and have spent days driving around the area trying to reacquaint myself with my hometown. As I work at getting reacquainted, my goal is to work in the community and help where I can. Children and seniors are my people. I taught 42 years, and with that […]

Healthcare fraud case pushed back to 2019

A federal healthcare fraud case involving local orthopedic surgeon Kevin Williams, as well as seven other doctors or pharmacists, won’t be seen until next year after defense and prosecution filed a joint motion to continue the trial. Originally set for July 9, 2018, the trial now won’t take place until June 2019 at the soonest. […]

Mary Kathryn Brock

Mary Kathryn Brock, 98, went home to meet her Savior on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from Celeste, Texas. Mary Kathryn was born in Ennis, Texas on February 11, 1920 to Rev. Hughey H and Jewel (Oliver) McCollum. She grew up in Ennis and attended Ennis High School. On August 18, 1939 she married the love […]

Ennis performer goes beyond borders

Local actress Sandra Wakefield will go to New York to perform for the Christian Embassy, a religious entity of the United Nations since 1980. Known as a gifted thespian and singer, Sandra Wakefield has played her share of parts in musicals and plays. This week it is her audience that is due the attention. The […]

Crawfish boil raises $5K for EHS fishing team

Ennis H.S. students (left to right) Marshall Sladecek, Cole Reno, Caleb Goerdrich, Cully Clark and Dylan Jones share the fare from Friday’s crawdad boil at KJT Hall. You get a line and I’ll get a pole and we’ll go down to the crawdad hole was simplified last week when the newly forming Ennis High School […]

Combatting the flu

The flu epidemic that swept the country in 1918 hit Ennis hard. A campaign to prevent the recurrence of the disease through greater sanitary measures was entered into the following year locally with help from the local chapter of the American Red Cross and the Ennis City Commission. Read stories like this and more in […]

DA requests accused teen be tried as an adult

A district judge ruled the certification hearing for the 16-year-old Italy High School accused shooter will be open to the public. Prosecutors are requesting that he be tried as an adult. At a hearing Tuesday, the teen’s attorney, Charles Slaton, requested that the courtroom be closed for the June 5 hearing about whether his client […]

The Grim (or Kind) Reaper

A few weeks ago, I wrote that I consider all life precious. So where does death fit in? Is the “reaper of death” grim or is it instead, kind? I suppose that depends. In my view, a natural death can be a blessing. Just like any mechanical device we use until it wears out, our […]

Alvarez departs for Copperas Cove

Jack Alvarez, new Copperal Cove athletic director and head football coach, right, is interviewed by Joe Lombardi after the special CCISD Board of Trustees meeting. Jack Alvarez, who was the second winningest coach in the history of Ennis football, stepped down after seven seasons to accept the head coach and athletic director positions at Class […]

Around Town

American Legion hosting annual golf tournament. The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 361 will hold its 9th Annual Fundraiser Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 9. The tournament will start at 1 p.m. at the Countryview Golf Course in Lancaster. Proceeds from the tournament will go to Legion’s general fund to help award scholarships to […]

Daily Horoscope 05/15/2018

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Strive to reach your goals. This is a year of progress, determination and success. Don’t sit idle when you should be making choices and moving forward without hesitation. Rely on experience, intuition and common sense to give you the confidence you need to improve your life. Deal with matters that can […]

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