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Archive for: January 1st, 2019

The First Female Black Pilot in Texas Turns 105

Texas Hill Country By Honky Tonk Foodie Azellia White may be 105 years old, but she clearly remembers becoming the first African-American woman to receive her Texas pilot’s license. (Note: fellow African-American pilot Bessie Coleman received her license in France). Born in Gonzales, Texas, in 1913, White married and then moved with her husband Hulon […]

Tayler-made for Grambling

Anticipation for a new season has never been greater for Grambling State University softball player Taylor Lenz-Selvera. The former Ennis All-District outfielder reports to camp in over a week in preparation of her junior campaign for the NCAA Division I Lady Tigers. “I’m coming off of my best off-season ever,” she said on Friday. “There […]

Ennis Country Club: Looking back

The Ennis Country Club, once popular for its golf tourneys and lunch time gatherings, has been gone for nearly a decade. The brick structure is now demolished and a new home is being built on the site by a local businessman and his family. In recognition of the land’s history, the property is being called […]

Voting for the most admired women

You When viewing the top vote getters in the recent Gallup poll for the Most Admired Women, it left me wondering who contributed to the list. Evidently, sympathy and racism rules. It beats me how anyone could leave Kathy Griffin and her infamous beheading photo, which, ironically did similarly to her career, off of the […]

Baseball players pitch 600 gifts to kids

Members of the 2019 baseball team hold some of the hundreds of toys collected for the Salvation Army prior to Christmas. From left-to-right: Blake Rinehart, Colton Daniell, Vince Benevidez, Rex Woods, Caleb Deleon, Brody Bennett, Drew Graham, Kade Bragg, Eric Stanley, Jarron Honza, Ryan Casas, Chris Bates, Cameron Skrivanek. Read stories like this and more […]

Shaw set to report to Mets camp in February

Ennis native Joseph Shaw will report to camp in February for his fourth full season in the New York Mets baseball farm system after overcoming two years of injuries at Double A Binghamton (NY). The former All-District standout for the Ennis Lions graduated from Dallas Baptist University and was drafted by the Mets. DBU competes […]

Helping Hands of Ennis meets people’s needs

Ennis Junior High students (top) teamed up to donate over 1,400 pounds of food, while HEB staff gave bread and pastries (above left). CertainTeed staff (above right) brought in plenty for Helping Hands director, Judi Hejny. Helping Hands of Ennis put out an appeal for donations on Facebook in early December because their supplies were […]

Daily Horoscope 01/01/2019

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Your mission is to clean up unresolved issues as you build a new foundation for ideas you want to pursue. There is no room for waste or unnecessary arguments. Stay focused on what’s important and let the drama in your life drift away. Live in the moment. Let your feelings and […]

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