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Archive for: June, 2018

City awards design contract for new public safety station

The Ennis City Commission unanimously approved awarding a design contract to RBDR, PLLC for the city’s new public safety building, which looks to combine a new police station with a fire station. The move includes spending $748,000 with RBDR for the plans for the construction of the building, which was unveiled earlier this month by […]

Plan to demolish bank building approved

The Ennis City Commission on Tuesday night moved ahead with plans to purchase and demolish a former Bank of America building located off of Sherman Street, in order to provide more parking for downtown. The commission held two public hearings earlier this month where they entertained the idea of the city’s Economic Development Corporation acquiring […]

Daily Horoscope 06/26/2018

CANCER (June 21-July 22) Don’t dwell on the negative when, if you look beyond it, you’ll realize how much you have going for you. Positive thought and action will encourage others. Listen to your intuition, not to what others want you to do. Make this year memorable. Don’t hesitate to make a change if it […]

The bygone days of Frank’s Towne and Towne Square

The Frank’s Towne and Towne Square complex, located in the historic district of downtown Ennis, recently sold,” Henrietta Novotny announced in a recent interview. She and her late husband Frank Novotny have shared many business adventures there since their marriage in 1955. “It’s hard to say goodbye to the home, properties, and business developments Frank […]

Alum takes reins of Ennis baseball

Confirmed on Tuesday when Interim Athletic Director David Kilpatrick announced Kellen Monreal would become the new baseball head coach, the homecoming tour of former Ennis greats returning moved one step closer to a reunion. Monreal succeeds Bob Macy, who stepped down to accept an offer from Class 6A Copperas Cove. In three campaigns with the […]

Ball Boy to Ball Player

At six-years old he was a ball-boy for Ennis and Head Coach Sam Harrell. Now a junior at 17, he is a young ballplayer for the same coach. This fall he could be given the keys to drive the Lions offense. Dyllan Santos, the youngest of four siblings to parents Gilbert and Leah, is the […]

DPS responds to 10-car pile up near Corsicana, multiple injuries possible

A 10-vehicle crash caused multiple injuries last Wednesday afternoon on Interstate Highway 45. According to Staff Sgt. Sara Warren of the Texas Department of Public Safety, troopers were called to the crash around 12:15 p.m. on I-45 about a half-mile south of the Business 45 overpass. At this time, all that is known is that […]

Legislators to revisit decriminalizing marijuana?

A list of Texas Republicans’ upcoming legislative priorities could once again set the stage for discussions about possible decriminalizing people who are arrested for carrying or concealing small amounts of weed. Decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana and improving medical marijuana guidelines could be topics of discussion where legislators appear to be prepared to revisit issue […]

Red Oak man in custody after firing gun at neighbor

Red Oak Police arrested Dean Carlo Ferrazzoli, 25, after he allegedly assaulted his neighbor and discharged a firearm last Thursday. The incident was reported by the neighbor around 9 p.m. on June 14. The neighbor was reportedly walking down the fence line that separated his father’s property from Ferrazzoli’s as he followed the drone his […]

Javier Estrada

Javier Estrada, age 62, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, June 21, 2018 while at his home. He was born on December 11, 1955, in Mexico to Isaias Estrada Martinez and Maria Guadalupe Hernandez Martinez. Left to cherish his memories are his daughters, Mireya Estrada, Laura Murray and her husband J.D.; grandchildren, Johnathan […]

Frank Kubena

Frank A. Kubena, 62, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Thursday, June 21, 2018. Frank was born in Ganado, Texas on September 5, 1955 to B. F. and Louise (Sklenarik) Kubena. Frank graduated from Ganado High School in 1973. Upon graduation he pursued a degree in music from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, […]

Downtown business temporarily closes due to structural concerns

Local retail shop Lillian’s Hangers recently was forced to close its doors due to “extremely unsafe” structural issues. The owner, Lillian Renee’ Robins, posted a series of videos on the business’ Facebook page Thursday in which she discussed the conditions of the building and whether or not the shop would stay open. When Robins came […]

Parks department looking for players, organizing first-ever co-ed softball league

The City of Ennis Parks and Recreation Department is organizing its first ever adult co-ed softball league this summer at Bluebonnet Park. Andy Tarkington, the newest hire at the Parks Department, serves as the city’s recreational specialist and actually mentioned the formation of such a league in his interview for the position. His experience in […]

Roseanne spin-off will air

LOS ANGELES (AP) – ABC, which canceled its “Roseanne” revival over its star’s racist tweet, said Thursday it will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall. ABC ordered 10 episodes of the spinoff after Barr relinquished any creative or financial participation in it, which the network had said was a condition of […]

Daily Horoscope 06/25/2018

CANCER (June 21-July 22) Look for the obvious, not for the obscure. What you are seeking is right in front of your eyes. The unfamiliar will spark your imagination, stimulate your mind and encourage you to believe in yourself and what you have to offer. If you take a different route, you’ll discover something you […]

Join the Main Street Walkers

A new downtown walk group has formed in downtown Ennis. Every Saturday, the Main Street Walkers leave from Minnie McDowal Park at 7:30 a.m. and take a one-mile walk through historic downtown Ennis. Afterwards, the Ennis Farmer’s Market and downtown local businesses are available to support local businesses after the walk.

Yellowstone Geyser Activity Increases Sparking Conversation Of Supervolcano Eruption Chances

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (CBSDFW.COM) — A historically dormant geyser in Yellowstone National Park has been anything but dormant recently — and visitors can’t get enough of the water show. It has also sparked conversation about whether a super-eruption could soon be expected in the region. Steamboat Geyser is now the world’s largest active geyser. It […]

Midlothian church adds food pantry to services

Creekside Church in Midlothian is broadening its local ministry programs to include a once-a-month food service to area citizens needing assistance. The “Mobile Pantry Express” kicked off its initial successful month of service in May. Creekside Church, located at 5401 East Highway 287, recently announced that it has teamed up with the URBANwell Magazine to […]

Appetizers your guests will love time and again

Parmesan Cheese Ball Ingredients: 2 packages (one 8oz., one 30z.) cream cheese, softened 1/3/ cup grated Parmesan cheese. 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 Tbsp. of minced green onion 1 tsp. minced garlic 3/4 cup chopped pecans Directions: 1. In large bowl, combine first four ingredients. Shape into a ball. 2.Roll in pecans 3. Wrap in plastic […]

Three youngsters to watch

Future stars of the grid-iron are hard at work in back yards and parks, many as youngsters while others are developing skills in hopes they will someday become blue-chippers in high school and beyond.Ennis is known as a small-town hotbed for young talent. A pair of homegrown gridders whose blue collar work ethic and a […]

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