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Archive for: September, 2018

Avalon, Newton explode, 63-16

Avalon (2-1) extended a 15-0 lead after one quarter with 36 in the second period to power the Eagles to a 63-16 rout at Walnut Springs (1-3). Rhett Newton racked up 218 total yards and four scores, including 124 rushing on nine carries, and completed 3-of-4 passes for 94 yards and two touchdowns. Miguel Padron […]

Ennis news: Local events and people, 1954-56

Evelyn Sims Goble, former owner of the Moore Ventura House, at Christmas 1960 As promised, here is a selection of mid-1950s news items from the Ennis Daily News, the Waxahachie Daily Light and a number of other state and regional papers that carried info relating to locals. The Russians are coming Vladimir Matskevich, minister of […]

Eating crow is an acquired taste

Being wrong about others is seldom easy to admit, especially for men. The trouble is, the refusal to yield to the truth often is followed by lies and excuses and blame. There are very few food items that I turn up my nose and resist. Rocky Mountain oysters, lamb, sushi, fruitcake, kale and white chocolate… […]

Women’s Praise Night at Tabernacle

Women’s Praise Night, an interdenominational event produced by Fearless Heart Ministry in association with the Women’s Ministry at Tabernacle, took place at 7 p.m. Saturday evening at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Ennis. Fearless Heart Ministry was founded and is directed by Sandra Wakefield, a local actress, author and lecturer. “The event has been in the […]

Joanna Kathleen McGuigan Haba – Obituary

Joanna Kathleen McGuigan Haba went home to be with her savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. Joanna was born on Sept. 30, 1949, in Queens, NY, to Matthew and Johannah McGuigan. She was one of seven children, with three brothers and three sisters. She graduated from Hunter College in Manhattan, NY, where she […]

Ferris Drives Over Ford

Senior halfback Damian Edwards rushed for 105 yards and a pair of touchdowns and QB Kobe Lankford passed for 121 yards and two scores to lead Ferris (1-2) to their first win of the season, a 39-0 rout at Quinlan Ford on Sept. 14. The Jackets home game Friday against Athens (1-2) was delayed due […]

Daily Horoscope Libra 9/26/2018

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) –Don’t limit what you can do. Take care of unfinished business. Having freedom of choice will make your life easier. Set goals and offset any demands being put on you with your own requests or an agreement that will allow you the time required to fulfill your dreams. Take care of […]

DPS Museum Day showcases resources

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) invites the public to DPS Museum Day this Sunday, Sept. 23, as part of Austin Museum Day. The DPS Historical Museum and Research Center is sponsoring the free public event at DPS Headquarters from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event will take place at the […]

Reagor Springs wreck involves WISD bus

A crash between a Waxahachie ISD school bus and a mid-sized truck on Wednesday morning along U.S. 287 in Reagor Springs brought damages but no reports of injuries. Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers were summoned at 7:01 a.m. to the site on northbound Hwy 287 at Mustang Road in rural Waxahachie, just north of […]

Daily Horoscope 09/26/2018

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Don’t limit what you can do. Take care of unfinished business. Having freedom of choice will make your life easier. Set goals and offset any demands being put on you with your own requests or an agreement that will allow you the time required to fulfill your dreams. Take care […]

Bye week timely for Palmer

Considering the inclement weather this weekend, unbeaten Palmer (2-0) had a timely bye week following a physical, hard-fought, 22-13 road win last week at Millsap. Next Friday they entertain Rice for homecoming, and Head Coach Don Waddle is pleased the way his team has performed to date. They routed a young Italy team, 60-6, before […]

1927 bus crash killed Ennis athlete

Last year marked the 90th anniversary of a Texas tragedy in which a favored son of Ennis lost his life. Jack Castellaw, 21, son of a local pharmacist, was among 10 Baylor Bears players, coaches and fans killed when their school bus stalled on a train track at Round Rock and was struck by the […]

Trustees searching for superintendent

Fall is bringing the Ennis Independent School District its share of anticipatory excitement. The Wade Bishop era as the new high school principal comes after a decade of exemplary leadership under David Averett. Bishop was highly regarded during his tenure at the reins of Ennis Junior High. As for Averett, he accepted a move to […]

Bigham joins staff of Ennis News

The Ennis News welcomes a new staff member this week. Randy Bryan Bigham joined the publication’s editorial department on Monday. Bigham is already known to readers for the history and lifestyles articles he has contributed to the Ennis News since March 2015. His feature stories on local history and his column “Town Topics” appear every […]

EPT holds fundraiser, sets new show

The annual fundraiser for the Ennis Public Theatre was held yesterday at 6:30 p.m. at Sokol Hall. Attendees shook and shimmied to the music of the 1950s style band Vince Vance and the Valiants. “Our annual fundraiser is how we keep the theatre doors open, so join us for a great time while supporting your […]


Oh what a difference a day makes. After two one-sided setbacks on Friday, Ennis turned to facing North Forney on Thursday, where the results were an about-face, 38-14 thumping at City Bank Stadium in Forney. While the switch was prompted to avoid Friday’s impending thunderstorms, nothing the Falcons did could prevent James Harris from lighting […]

Ronald N. Peel

Ronald N. Peel, 84, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018 in Ennis, Texas. Ronald was born in Teague, Texas on September 10, 1934 to Everett E. and Lena Frances “Happy” (Newell) Peel. He grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1953. He served his country proudly in the United States […]

Voter registration drive this Tuesday

On Tuesday the Ellis County Elections Office joins more than 3,000 groups nationwide in hosting National Voter Registration Day 2018. The event is part of a 50-state effort to register thousands of voters. The goal for this year’s drive is to increase participation in the 2018 state and municipal elections across the country. “We want […]

Downtown project aims at 2019 fall finish

Like the reverse side of tapestry, the unseen element of progress has been on display in the form of Ennis’ downtown “Here We Grow” construction campaign. This week, however, the City released a timetable and a to-do list of measures that are underway. Much of the work is centrally located on four blocks along Dallas […]

Daily Horoscope 09/25/2018

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Take care of personal matters. Deal with emotional issues, living arrangements and shared expenses. Strive for equality and openness. Try to work through any pending problems that have been holding you back. Do whatever it takes to ease stress and improve health, wealth and happiness. You’ll be intent on making changes, […]

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