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Archive for: June, 2018

Ferris Economic Development director resigns

According to a statement form city officials, City of Ferris Economic Development Director, Sean Overeynder has resigned his position. “I have enjoyed serving the citizens of Ferris and working with the boards to move Ferris forward,” Overeynder stated. “Though this decision did not come lightly, I have chosen to resign my position with the City […]

St. John’s Class of 1968 gathers after 50 years

Nostalgia reigned during the June 2 reunion of the Class of 1968, marking 50 years since they left the hallowed halls of Ennis Saint John’s High School. Class President Sandra Dlabaj Hartman led a toast for the group, who convened at the Quality Inn, just as they did for their 25th anniversary.The ‘68 grads enjoyed […]

Intervention is needed downtown

Say what you will about the construction going on in downtown Ennis, it is a precursor of things to come. Leading to better times, even much better times, the immense work being done is akin to a promissory note. The promise that the improvements will lead to benefits for all. Like a salad implies to […]

Show appreciation for our local police

I’s no secret we live in a time during which hostility toward men and women in uniform has become a norm. It’s for that reason that we feel it’s time to show support for our local police officers. They’re the ones who keep our community safe and help us to rest a little easier at […]

Nina Steptoe

Nina Steptoe, 44, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2018. Viewing will be held on Friday, June 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 800 E. Freeman St., Ennis, Texas. Service will be held on Saturday, June 30 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Carver […]

Group meets to discuss reducing underage drinking and driving

Texans Standing Tall is the statewide coalition committed to creating healthier and safer communities in which underage alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use have no place. We are a leader in promoting evidence-based environmental prevention strategies and maintain strong partnerships with local coalitions, institutions of higher education, state agencies, individuals, statewide non-profits, and other health […]

2 dead after alleged murder-suicide at apartment unit

Two people are dead after what Waxahachie Police believe to be a murder-suicide at the Cambridge Court Apartments in Waxahachie.. Police officers were dispatched at 4:40 p.m. Sunday to the 1300 block of West U.S. Highway 287 Bypass. Waxahachie Police Lt. Marcus Brown stated a family member of Alexandria Goodloe, 22, asked police to check […]

The birds and the bees

At the golf course, there is a cordoned-off area for a bird which annually nests on the grounds underneath the towering pine trees. Even within the ropes, a person must look very closely to find this bird. With variegated plumage in gray and black, she looks like a pine cone, or simply a furrow in […]

Freedom Fest ready to light up the night skies over Ennis

Save the date for the best small-town, patriotic experience in Ennis as the city prepares to host its annual Freedom Fest. For the third year in a row the city along with the Texas Motorplex will host a day of fun leading up a fireworks show on Saturday, June 30. But the events celebrating our […]

More McCanless structures identified

The Telfair House at 209 N. Preston St. is one of the best known and earliest examples of McCanless’s work. Built by him in 1902, it was commissioned by J.S. Telfair of the H&TC Railroad. Presenting the home as a wedding gift to his wife, the former May Allen, J.S. insisted on a number of […]

Daily Horoscope 06/27/2018

CANCER (June 21-July 22) Live in the moment and enjoy life. Don’t be afraid to explore new avenues and cultures. The experience you gain this year will help you discover what you want to do next. Don’t be a follower. Dance to your own beat. If you put your imagination to work, you’ll come up […]

Casey and Fay Casebolt

Husband and wife duo Floyd and Fay Casebolt first came to the EDN as editors in 1948, left briefly to launch a paper in New Mexico, and returned to the Bluebonnet City by the mid-1950s. The pair’s distinct personalities, their dedication to community reporting and their personal involvement in charitable programs made the Casebolts beloved […]

Harrell works to build coaching staff

Paul Willingham points as Steve Marrow looks onto the field during a Lions football game. Football Head Coach Sam Harrell has been fast at work putting his coaching staff together, including his announcement this week of two who will serve in the offensive and defensive coordinator roles. Along with two other returning veterans, their pedigree […]

Ennis cross country prepare for new season

Over the river and through the woods may lead some to grandmother’s house but it is a common path for the Ennis cross country team. Lonnie Redning, the veteran head coach, is leading both the girls and boys teams into the fast-approaching fall season. The harriers are set to compete in a newly aligned group, […]

Man in custody after standoff with Waxahachie police

A man is in custody after barricading himself with at least one weapon inside of a Waxahachie apartment complex Tuesday night. Lt. Mike Lewis, a watch commander over the Waxahachie Police patrol division, told the Waxahachie Daily Light officers encountered an active-shooter after being dispatched to the Colonial Manor Apartments at 8:16 p.m. The apartments […]

Darleen Richardson

Darleen “Nanny” Richardson, age 81, went home to her Lord and Savior on June 21, 2018, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She was born on May 17, 1937 in Ennis, Texas, to Freddie B. Shelton and Jayne Orine Harcrow Shelton. Darleen married the love of her life, Edward O. Richardson, on June […]

Red Oak man arrested after allegations of indecency with a child

Red Oak Police have arrested a man in connection with allegations of indecency with a child on June 7. John Arthur Francis, 38, allegedly exposed himself to a child that he was babysitting in his home. According to the probable cause affidavit, police received information about the offense on June 5. Red Oak Police Sgt. […]

Enthralled with TV characters

There once was a time when the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus had it going when it came to fictitious characters. During the last 75 years, however, they’ve been forced to share the stage. Fred Rodgers came along in 1968, and his Neighborhood of Make-Believe brought to life hand puppets and things he developed in […]

No injuries after trooper dragged by vehicle

A state trooper was dragged by a vehicle driven by a DWI suspect whom the officer was attempting to arrest Tuesday night in Hunt County, officials said. The Texas Department of Public Safety trooper stopped a Chrysler SUV about 6:30 p.m. on Interstate 30 in Greenville near Division Street, in Greenville, Texas, just east of […]

Rhonda Brown

Rhonda Michelle Brown, 46, passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Viewing will be held on Tuesday, June 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 800 E. Freeman St.,Ennis, Texas. Service will be held on Wednesday, June 27 at 12 noon at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Carver […]

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