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Archive for: November 5th, 2018

Denton Officer Saves Newborn Baby

DENTON, Texas – A Denton police officer saved the life of a newborn after the baby’s mother passed out. Officer Yancy Green responded to a call about an unconscious person in a parking lot Tuesday afternoon. He found a woman who had just given birth in the back of her car. She was going in […]

Sam Houston’s secretary buried in Ennis

J. Carroll Smith, important figure in the history of Texas, and his family are interred at Myrtle Cemetery. About a week ago I received an email from a distant relative of J. Carroll Smith, a former secretary and adviser to Sam Houston, asking about his grave in our city’s Myrtle Cemetery. I was able to […]

Turning back time

With time going back an hour today, it brings to mind the many objections to the practice that we hear more and more. Is Daylight Saving Time still relevant? Should it be reconsidered? Everyone has an opinion but will there ever be a concerted move to alter the practice? But what’s the history of Daylight […]

John Grisham admits he ‘stole’ a story for his new novel ‘The Reckoning’

John Grisham “stole” a story for his latest novel. He admits to the literary larceny, saying it’s a story he heard three decades ago as a Mississippi lawmaker, where he often drank coffee and listened. “There were some big-time storytellers there,” he said. His new novel, “The Reckoning,” opens – just as the story he […]


Playing defense as though on a chainbreak, Ennis completely shackled Corsicana, 28-7, at Lion Memorial Stadium on Friday to give life to the Lions playoff hopes. A week after the Tigers, now 8-2, clinched the District 8-5A championship by thrashing Forney, 63-24, gaining 452 yards rushing in the process, Ennis did a number on the […]

Karon Louise (Jurik) Beebe

Karon Louise (Jurik) Beebe, age 72 passed away in Ennis on October 29, 2018. She was born in Ennis on December 6, 1945 to Emil and Louise (Fridel) Jurik. She spent 30 years in Home Health Care for Outreach Health Services. Karon was a graduate of Saint John School and attended North Texas State. Karon […]

EISD could name new chief by Tuesday

Decision making about who among three final candidates for the vacant school superintendent position will require a few more days according the Ennis Independent School District. Once the list of 72 applicants was whittled down to three, two of them reportedly men, the EISD Board of Trustees, the interim superintendent Lloyd Treadwell and a representative […]

Daily Horoscope 11/05/18

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Accept the inevitable and make it work for you. Once you set your mind on what needs to be done, the rest will fall into place. Trust your instincts and don’t fear being unique. Changes at home will improve your life and attitude. Take an innovative approach to life. Changes […]

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