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Texas faces ‘crisis-level’ shortage of high school referees

Texas, a state known for the competitive environment of high school football, is facing a serious shortage of officials just months before the 2018 season is scheduled to kick off. Texas Association of Sports Officials (TASO) Executive Director Michael Fitch has called it a “crisis-level” shortfall of referees, according to the Houston Chronicle. Houston’s chapter […]

Enrollment deadline for Texas Tuition Promise nears

Texas families have until midnight on July 31 to enroll their newborns in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund and pay this year’s rates for all or some future tuition and schoolwide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities. Newborns are children younger than one-year old at the time of enrollment. Under the Texas Tuition […]

Leave It To Beaver

Leave It To Beaver, Father Knows Best, Lassie, Rin-Tin-Tin? The Roy Rogers Show and other 1950s television shows are viewed by many in our modern times as unrealistic and lacking the portrayal of the seamier side of family life. Others complain that these shows are preachy and moralistic. Another common criticism is the lack of […]

Jero Fuller

Jerry “Jero” Edwin Fuller, 69, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018 in Ennis, Texas. Jero was born in Rice Texas on May 22, 1949 to Charles Edwin and Katy Ruth (Adkins) Fuller. He lived in Bardwell for a year then moved to Oak Grove for two years and then to Ennis in 1955. He […]

All in the name of progress, public safety

Progress on the city’s third fire station, located off of S. Country Club Road, is making significant progress. With the piers poured and settled, crews have begun erecting the metal shell of the station. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Daily Horoscope 07/27/2018

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Keep life simple. Taking on too much or lacking moderation will cost you time, money and your reputation. Handle matters of concern discreetly, and be objective about how best to get what you want. Baby steps now will begin to pay off later as the year comes to a close. […]

Some Ritz Cracker Products Recalled Over Possible Salmonella Risk

DEERFIELD, Ill. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Mondelez Global is voluntarily recalling some of its Ritz Cracker products over potential risk of salmonella. The New Jersey-based company says it’s recalling 16 varieties of Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products in the U.S. The products contain whey powder, which its supplier has recalled due to the potential presence […]

Some Homeowners Can’t Park In Front Of Their Own Homes During Cowboys Games

ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Weeks before the new football season, people who live near AT&T Stadium in Arlington are trying to figure out where they will go on game days under a new parking ordinance in the city. A city ordinance gives police the ability to declare an Entertainment District No Parking Zone, banning street […]

Gardeners outgrow their home

Making a good first impression at the downtown Farmers Market is a couple with quite the green thumb. In fact, their first vegetable garden took over their living room. Swinson Farms, located on an acre in Ennis, has quickly established itself for not just their vegetables, but also for their blend of colors. Kalden and […]

Ennis football flashback to ‘52

The 1952 Ennis Lions are pictured with Tony Valek in the top row, second from left. Tony Valek was a coach and athletic director in the ’60s. Harry Truman was the president and the speaker of the house of representatives was another Democrat, Sam Rayburn, from Texas. The Greatest Show on Earth won the Academy […]

Clifford Glenn

Clifford Earl Glenn, 59, passed away on July 23, 2018. Viewing will be held on Friday, July 27 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Eternal Rest Funeral Home Chapel, 215 N. Dallas St., Ennis. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 28 at 11 a.m. at Bright and Morning Star Baptist Church, […]

Mattress shopping and no melodrama

We as a family are doing our due diligence to keep Sears in business. Being from Chicago, I was saddened to read last week that Sears was closing its last remaining store in that city. The retailer is struggling. It’s no longer a secret now. At one time, Sears was a mighty colossus that bestrode […]

Corsicana coaching staff grows with addition of Darrell Thompson, brother of fallen DART officer

It has been a busy summer for Corsicana’s Tigers, who will begin practice August 13. There’s a ton of talent returning, including quarterback Blake Hoffman and defensive leader Melvin Martin, an all-state defensive end, and a revamped offensive line with the potential to be the best in recent years. The summer has also been full […]

Harry Mach

Harry E. Mach, 78, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018 in Ennis, Texas. Harry was born in Ennis, Texas on July 17, 1940 to Frank and Josephine (Honza) Mach. He grew up in Ennis and Creechville and graduated from St. John High School. On June 8, 1963 he married Christine Kubin and they made […]

Keep Ennis Beautiful has lofty goals, plans

The newest City of Ennis board is on a mission to keep the city inviting, tidy and a great place to visit and live. Keep Ennis Beautiful is asking people to get involved by rolling up their sleeves and considering joining the KEB Board which will meet monthly where it plans to organize several beatification […]

Ferris PD to continue work on cold cases

Adjustments in Ferris to make up for a budget shortfall will not affect the police department’s ability to continue work on investigating cold cases, which includes some unsolved murders. The department is currently investigating three unsolved murders. Ferris staff have said they don’t like to see murder cases go unsolved, which is why these cold […]

Daily Horoscope 07/26/2018

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Engage in life and explore the possibilities. Make this year one to remember by bringing about positive change. Offer love and peace and you’ll open up a passageway to new beginnings with the ones you care about most. Help others, and the rewards you reap will be life-altering. Find solutions by […]

10,000 marijuana plants confiscated in Navarro County

The fully dressed mannequin holding a rifle and sitting in a hammock wasn’t enough security to keep the Navarro County Sheriff’s Office from finding a marijuana grow field in the southern portion of the county on Monday. The growing operation, which encompassed about 5 acres of land, was found after the sheriff’s office received a […]

In times of dangerous weather

Bad weather has a way of uniting people. It’s true. Let it rain in biblical proportions, and folks gather together for safety reasons. While not everyone takes the warning and climbs aboard the ark, it does cause a frantic crowd to take notice. When the roads get icy or when snow covers the landscape, it […]

UIL and FSSW team up

Texas high school football looks to get some more air time beginning in August. This week, Fox Sports Southwest announced it would be partnering with University Interscholastic League to bring “Texas Football Days” to viewers as part of a test run to see if the program garners popularity. It will launch Aug. 26 with a […]

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