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Archive for: September, 2018

Fading Memories

Though the farm of my youth was only ten miles from town, we depended upon our nearest neighbors for association, help as needed, and a sense of community. Unlike most families in the more mobile generations, we seldom made trips to town more than two or three times per month, and then only for groceries […]

Julie Anne Dornblaser Hejny – Obituary

Julie Anne Dornblaser Hejny, surrounded by her family, slipped away from all those who love her in the early morning hours of September 11, 2018, from injuries she suffered in an ATV accident on September 2nd. She was born in Jacksonville, Arkansas on March 24, 1986, to Jim and Marcia Dornblaser and her big brother […]

Forget-me-nots: Love and remembrance

Not long ago the subject of forget-me-nots came up. And that enticed me to learn more about this very famous but modest flower. I think we mostly associate the forget-me-not with love as that’s such a part of the legend around it. Yet there’s much more to these shy little blue flowers. There’s a lot […]

Community group spreads kindness, fellowship

Roxanna Estrada and her family are among many Ennis residents participating in Rockin’ Ennis. There’s a new rock group in Ennis. No, not the kind you’re thinking of but it’s making music just the same — the music of togetherness, family fun and community spirit. The popularity of “kindness rocks,” painted rocks left in public […]

Adam Lane Keller – Obituary

Adam Lane Keller, 4, went to be with Jesus, surrounded by his family who loved him very much, on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. Adam was born on August 23, 2014 in Mansfield, Texas to Zachary and Arielle (Kemp) Keller. He loved Roblox, Paw Patrol, Big Hero 6 and always had to […]

Deadline for Supt. applicants passes

Ennis Independent School District officials will soon begin the vetting process for those applying for the school board superintendent position left open after the departure of Dr. John Chapman, III, in June. Bill Tarleton, who is part of the search firm the EISD secured, said the names of the applicants cannot be released to the […]

Daily Horoscope Virgo 9/21/18

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Take on new adventures. Explore the possibilities that excite you. Make this a time of positive change, and strive for the happiness you want and deserve. New beginnings will stabilize your life and bring you the contentment and security that will lead to a brighter future. Love is highlighted. A […]

Finding the fire that’s been hidden

Staring at 0-2 heading into the fourth week of the season, Ennis may have already met the best team in the District 8-5A. Kaufman looked the part on Friday. Starting the campaign as the youngest and greenest of the nine league teams, the Maroon Lions, with just two returning defensive starters from 2017, are gaining […]

Warde’s Wheel House

Heinz produced a clever television commercial in 1977, turning the slow delivery of their top-selling ketchup into a positive process. Utilizing a line from pop-singer Carly Simon’s hit, “Anticipation is Making Me Wait,” the ad concludes, “the taste is worth the wait.” If Ennis Head Coach Sam Harrell had his way, the song would be […]

Ennis shows it can rock

It just takes reaching out to make a difference. A word, a smile, a laugh can mean so much. One new Ennis resident has proven that this month when her desire to fan fun with her family led to a fad that’s become a mainstay for locals of all ages. The trend for “rock groups,” […]

Alzheimer’s Assoc. Walk coming Sep. 22

The Alzheimer’s Association Southern Region Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place in downton Ennis this Saturday, September 22 at 8:00 a.m. Walk participants will complete a 5k walk and will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. The walk also features a Promise […]

Alfred Martinez – Obituary

Alfred Martinez, age 58, passed away in Ennis on September 11, 2018. He was born on October 23, 1959 to Charles and Angelina (Partida) Martinez. He was a mechanic and a carpenter. Alfred enjoyed fishing, watching the Cowboys and coaching softball. He was a loving father and grandfather. He is survived by his parents, Charles […]

Planet Fitness opening in Ennis

Planet Fitness announced plans to open a new facility in Ennis during the winter of this year. One of the nation’s fastest-growing fitness centers, it will be one of over 25 in the Metroplex. Renowned for its Judgement Free Zone and affordability, the franchise chose Ennis to open its doors in what was formerly Family […]

Daily Horoscope Virgo 9/20/18

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) –Prioritize personal changes that will make your life more manageable. Concentrate on your home, family and the best way to secure your assets. Watch out for fast talkers looking to sell you something you don’t need or to coax you into a risky get-rich-quick scheme. Make a change at home that […]

EHS bass team starts Sept. 22

Months of recruiting and fund raising have led the Ennis High School bass team to within a week of their first-ever tournament, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Lake Ray Hubbard in Rockwall. “The kids have put a lot of work into it, and they are really excited.” Said coach and sponsor […]

Scarlet Fever Scare

Worry over the spread of Scarlet Fever was gripping Ennis a year later in November 1923. According to the city’s health officer, Dr. W.P. McCall, there were four cases of the sickness and one known death resulting from it. McCall issued a warning, telling parents to “keep their children off the streets and out of […]

HSR media coverage misses the mark

The media coverage of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality meeting last week in Waxahachie left a great deal to be desired. The purpose of the meeting was to gather input from the public on their thoughts regarding how the proposed high speed rail project would affect the people of Ellis County, especially our water […]

Bobby Gene Christian – Obituaries

Bobby Gene Christian, 81, passed away in Ennis on September 11, 2018. He was born on October 31, 1936, to Edward J. Christian and Lillie Serina (Shaw) Christian. He was retired from the Southern Pacific Railroad and also served his country in the United States Army. Bobby loved gardening, farming, hunting and fishing. He also […]

Angel Tree Project Registration Oct. 4,5,6

Give a Kid A Chance, The Salvation Army and Ennis ISD are once again partnering to provide 200 families with Christmas gifts this year. Each child will be provided with “needed” items and at least one special “wanted” gift. A team of volunteers will come to Carver Early Childhood Center to register families on October […]

Daily Horoscope Virgo 9/19/18

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) –Being open about how you feel and what you want to see happen will make it that much easier to get what you want. Sharing will create a bond with the people you love and will bring about positive changes. Romance is highlighted. Discuss your intentions and feelings. Someone’s response will […]

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