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Archive for: July 9th, 2018

Quick decision is right decision for Ennis ISD

The Ennis Independent School District is in the middle of a very important transition. Former Superintendent John Chapman recently left to take a job with Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, meaning Ennis is without a head administrator. That should change at Tuesday’s school board meeting when the EISD trustees are expected to appoint Lloyd Treadwell to the […]

Ennis man celebrates 50 years at Tropar

A longtime Ennis resident is celebrating a milestone. Fifty years is a long time to spend doing something you love. Whether it be a relationship, a member of a club or in Charles Yowell’s case, a job. But Yowell is doing just that at Tropar Manufacturing Company Inc., where management is readying to celebrate his […]

Diehards endure heat for free chicken

Ask the more than 50 people in line at the new Kentucky Fried Chicken in Ennis if they knew it was National Fried Chicken Day and you would be hard pressed to find one. But it didn’t matter to them. They all had their eye on the prize. Free chicken. For a year. The fast […]

Mr. Postman

One of the Ennis Post Offices earliest known mail carriers was Ambrose (“A.B.”) Ross. Borne in Tennessee in 1864 he moved to Ennis in 1891. According to the Ennis Weekly Local, Ross served as a teacher in Alma and Palmer before accepting employment by the U.S. Mail Service at Ennis in 1906 as one of […]

Bulldogs’ tail-wagging ways add swagger Cisneros, wideouts look for big fall payoff

In the first-ever Division III championship game of the statewide 7-on-7 flag football tournament, Palmer finished second to Gunter, a state power in Class 3A. But it took overtime for the Tigers to get past Palmer by a 34-27 count. Adrian Cisneros, who is entering his junior year with the Bulldogs, grew up in front […]

Ralph Vitovsky

Ralph T. Vitovsky passed away in Dallas on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at the age of 87. Visitation will be held at J.E. Keever Mortuary in Ennis from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2018 with Rosary at 7 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at St. John Nepomucene Catholic […]

James Holahan, Jr.

James Francis Holahan, Jr., 69, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Sunday, July 1, 2018. James was born in Dallas, Texas on December 19, 1948 to James F. and Sadie Doris (Britt) Holahan, Sr. He grew up in Dallas and graduated from Wilmer-Hutchins High School in 1967. He went on to receive his Associates Degree […]

John Rowe

The John Rowe Building, 101 S. Dallas, now home to a number of shops and a restaurant, was built by Hix McCanless, who had been commissioned by Rowe, and early commercial leader, to construct his dry goods store, one of several Ennis firms he owned. Completed in 1905, the familiar red-brick structure with its turreted […]

Daily Horoscope 07/09/2018

CANCER (June 21-July 22) Don’t stop when you have so much to achieve. Draw on your imagination and keen memory to open doors that will help you break through any challenges or restrictions that have held you back in the past. Turn this year into one of productivity and progress. If you expand your interests, […]

One dead after motorcycle crash

A collision left one driver dead and blocked all southbound lanes of I-45 at Malloy Bridge Road in southern Dallas County at about 1:30 Monday morning, police said. A motorcycle driver died in a hospital after a crash with a Mercedes sedan, according to police. What events led up to the crash are unclear, police […]

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