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Archive for: June 9th, 2018

Jump on the bandwagon; it’s a good time to do it

Ennis is buzzing and it has nothing to do with the effects of last week’s pivo. Former Lions football head coach Sam Harrell has returned to E-Town to finish what his multiple sclerosis diagnosis tried to finish. It is the feel-good story of the year, and has many in this city waxing nostalgic. The EISD […]

600 residents evacuated after 1976 Ennis explosion

The valve explosion at Polyco in February wasn’t the first time a local industrial mishap made the news. Over 40 years ago, in 1976, an explosion occurred at the FMC chemical plant. No fatalities or injuries resulted but hundreds of people were evacuated due to poisonous fumes from the fire. Unlike most history stories related […]

Former Ennis fire chief dies on vacation

Longtime former Ennis Fire Chief David Hopkins died Tuesday. Hopkins served as the department’s fire chief from 1986 to 2011, before retiring. According to sources, Hopkins passed away in his sleep earlier this week while vacationing in Arizona with his wife Carol. Hopkins joined the Ennis Fire Department after serving in the Balcones Heights Fire […]

Chapman to begin new gig at C-FB

Dr. John Chapman was officially named the new superintendent of Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District at a special board meeting on June 7. According to a statement in a Friday press release, he begins on July 9. Chapman, after a 5 in favor, 1 against vote on May 16, succeeds Dr. Bobby C. Burns, 60, […]

Annexation petition gathers 800 signatures at Polka Festival

An annexation petition group hoping to land reform on the November ballot to turn Ellis County into a “Tier 2” county gathered around 800 signatures at last month’s Polka Festival in Ennis. But, the group still has a long ways to go to reach its intended goal. The petition has a life of 180 days, […]

State Rep. Wray proposes school safety strategy

State Representative John Wray plans to introduce a strategy to protect students and teachers without compromising the rights of gun owners. Wray, along with Speaker Joe Straus and Texas Governor Greg Abbott and the Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee are crafting legislation to promote firearm safety and yet keep clear of infringing upon the […]

Let’s hear it for the Boys and Girls

Guests had their choice of either a hamburger or steak as part of the dinner, which also featured a silent auction with items ranging from Texas Rangers tickets to home decor items. The Boys & Girls Club Annual Fundraiser drew quite a crowd. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The […]

Daily Horoscope 06/09/2018

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Don’t leave anything to chance this year. Do background checks and look for alternative ways to use your skills. Keeping ahead of the competition and tracking what’s currently trending will help you stay on top of your game. Don’t wait; it’s up to you to create opportunities. Participate in organized events […]

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