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Archive for: July 3rd, 2018

Ennis lands new boys hoops coach

Ennis interim Athletic Director David Kilpatrick announced the hiring of a new varsity boys basketball coach in Roynal Bridgeforth. Coach Bridgeforth brings some great experience to our program and he is excited about this opportunity and eager to get started, stated Kilpatrick. “During the interview process, it was clear to me that he has a […]

Novotny lets go of Frank’s Towne

Bill (left) and Jackie Self (right) recently purchased the property formerly known as Frank’s Towne, which was owned by Henrietta Novotny (center, left). The Chamber hosted a business after hours event at the property. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Palmer advances to state championship in 7-on-7

Palmer had a sensational showing at this week’s Texas 7-on-7 Flag Football tournament in College Station. churning out six straight wins, they advanced to Friday’s final where they dropped a 34-27 decision to Gunter. Few expected much from Palmer, thought they delivered time and again in lose games in searing, triple-digit heat. On Friday they […]

Soaring in Triumph

Sports weren’t integrated in 1931 but that didn’t stop a local team, the Ennis Colored Eagles, from establishing a stellar reputation. The team’s games were often featured in the Ennis Daily News as well as in Dallas papers. Coached by C.C. Stevenson, a Christmas Day battle with the Terrell Colored Tigers gave the s-called “Negro […]

We Just Want to do our Jobs

We have gone from churches to schools to now newsrooms. Five staff members of The Capital Gazette in a newsroom in Maryland were murdered this week in their office. Like a lot of these despicable acts no one saw it coming. How could they. And yet here we are still figuring out how to cure, […]

New coach sizes up young Ferris softball team

Ferris athletic director Brandon Layne welcomed new softball coach Stephen Holton this week. The Burleson resident succeeds Josh Jones, who is now at North Forney, Jones posted a 31-45-4 mark in three seasons in Bricktown. Holton, 35, attended Texas Tech and then graduated from the University of North Texas. He is entering his 16th year […]

New data center to open in Midlothian

A possible 40 jobs in the Midlothian area could be a reality with a planned mammoth data center, according to the local city council documents. The city will offer Sharka LLC a 100-percent abatement on property taxes and an 85 percent abatement on improvements over a 10-year period in order to develop a data center […]

Ennis volleyball releases fall schedule

Second year Ennis varsity volleyball Head Coach Kelly Henderson has released the 2018 fall schedule, and while changes are still possible, the team is entered in three tournaments and has nine home dates. The Lady Lions begin with a two-day tourney, August 9 and 11 in Fairfield, with the freshmen and junior varsity teams playing […]

Fire and Water

In 1950 fire damaged the Ennis Municipal Hospital, a three-story brick building on Lampasses St., designed by Hix McCanless, Ennis’ foremost architect and at one point city engineer. The fire began in an electric motor on the roof of the hospital. A report in the Dallas Morning news stated that most of the damage was […]

Congressional candidate counters suit

Democratic Congressional challenger for the vacant Joe Barton seat, Jana Lynne Sanchez, file a “Motion to dismiss Under the Texas Citizens Participation Act” in an Ellis County case challenging her May 22, 2018 Democratic run-off victory over Ruby Faye Woolridge. The motion challenges the litigation as violating Ms. Sanchez’s free speech rights, being untimely and […]

Fearless and peerless women

When it comes to tough women, history tells some odd, even frightening stories. Starting it all was well, Eve. Ever since that scenario women have had to fend off being blamed as temptresses. 1950’s burlesque queen Dita Von Teese didn’t help lessen targeting femme fatales with bringing down the mightiest of men. Read stories like […]

City offices closed Wednesday

City offices will be closed Wednesday to recognize the Fourth of July. There will be no trash pick-up. Offices will open again and trash pick-up will resume on Thursday.

Averett saw teaching as long-term investing

Stepping down after more than 11 years as Ennis High School principal, David Averett best summarizes the role of educators as long-term investors, the pay-off coming well after students have graduated. That dynamic makes teaching a sometimes thankless profession since it bears fruit in a future season. Still, he recalled recently, there are current glimpses […]

Fun with Faith

More than 200 kids participated in Vacation bible School at Tabernacle Church this past week. More than 100 parents, staffers and volunteers helped make the week of fun, praise and worship possible. It was the first year Tabernacle saw more than 200 children participate. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of […]

Daily Horoscope 07/04/2018

CANCER (June 21-July 22) If you get involved in group efforts, it will enrich your life. The people you meet and the opportunities that you encounter will change your outlook and your perspective. Dream, explore and implement the changes that excite you most. An open and receptive attitude will encourage others to offer valuable information […]

Daily Horoscope 07/03/2018

CANCER (June 21-July 22) Own whatever you do. Make it a memorable year by following your dreams and exploring new possibilities. Expanding your circle of friends and engaging in exciting pastimes will encourage peace of mind and the desire to structure your life according to your needs, not to someone else’s. Aim high and trust […]

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