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Archive for: September 10th, 2018

Ennis rackets squeak past Red Oak, 10-8

Seeking to put distance between the top two teams in District 14-5A, Ennis battled past Red Oak, 10-8, on a hot, sultry Tuesday. It secured their 58th consecutive district team win. In his pre-match speech to the team, Head Coach Keith Howard preached teamwork and playing with a warriors’ mindset. It helped propel Ennis, starting […]

Remembering 9/11

This Sept. 11, tens of thousands of Americans will once again unite with a common purpose to remember the tragedy that struck American soil some 17 years ago.During the September 11 attacks of 2001, 2,996 people were killed (including the 19 hijackers) and more than 6,000 others injured. These immediate deaths included 265 on the […]

Dauntless in danger

Some days live on like bookmarks on the human soul. People remember where they were and what they were doing on that date. Dec. 7, 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, which President Franklin D. Roosevelt called “the day that will live in infamy.” D-Day on June 6, 1944 when the allied forces stormed the beaches […]

Civil service reform is needed now more than ever

Labor Day, like every year, presents a pivotal opportunity for members of Congress. As members of the House return from recess and just eight weeks before midterms, representatives can show their support for American workers by passing bipartisan civil service reform. In the first year of this Congress, passing bipartisan Veterans Affairs legislation did not […]

Texas will never have personal income tax with policy

Texas doesn’t have a personal income tax, and Gov. Greg Abbott wants to make sure it never will by adding the ban to the state constitution. Abbott announced the new policy proposal at a Republican rally held in McKinney last week. “Did you know that currently the Texas Constitution allows an income tax to be […]

NARFE to hold monthly meeting Sept. 11

  The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Chapter 1191, will hold its monthly meeting at the Grand Ennis Buffet on Tuesday, 11 Sept 2018, from 11:00 a.m until 1:00 p.m. The guest speakers will be Bob Honeycut, CEO, and Ms. Teri Barton, Marketing Dir., at Ennis Regional Memorial Hospital. The Grand Ennis […]

Coffee with the Commissioner

City Commissioner Shirley Watson and Ennis City Manager Scott Dixon invite the public to attend a Coffee with Commissioner on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. at the Ennis Housing Authority. Joining them will be Chauncy Williams, Ennis Director of Dept. of Health Services. Topics will include streets, city growth and code enforcement/citations. All city […]

DPD officer charged with manslaughter

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas police officer who shot and killed her neighbor and later explained she had mistaken his apartment for her own was charged with manslaughter. It’s not clear what the off-duty officer may have said to 26-year-old Botham Jean late Thursday or whether there was any interaction between the two before Jean […]

Robert A. Parma

Robert A. Parma died August 19, 2018, at 81 years of age in Dallas, Texas, after a long illness. A memorial service was held at Restland, Dallas, on August 29, 2018.Robert was preceded in death by his daughter, Michelle. He is survived by his wife, Susan, daughter, Christine Nicole, her husband, Scott, and their two […]

SPCA gala raises $79,000

ELLIS COUNTY—The Ellis County SPCA raised just over $79,000 at the seventh annual dinner and auction on Aug. 25. Executive director for the local SPCA, Chris Bennett, thanked title sponsor Citizens National Bank and the rest of those who helped make the event a success. The auction included everything from gun safes exclusive trips and […]

Daily Horoscope 09/10/2018

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Communicate, share and build your dreams with the people you love. Look to the future with optimism, hope and a desire to make a difference. Change is within reach; all you have to do is make it happen. Use your imagination, strength and courage to take charge. Make the choice to […]

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