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Archive for: February 5th, 2019

First black pilot was Ellis County native

Readers know February is Black History Month but some may not realize that a major African American figure in the history of aviation came from Ellis County. This year marks the 93rd anniversary of pioneering aviatrix Bessie Coleman’s death in a Florida plane crash, but her legacy endures far beyond the state of her birth. […]

Of Popeye and Catholics

There are some things that we find unsettling, but not enough to change our behavior. A trip to the doctor and learning unpleasant results from blood work makes some people turn over a new leaf. Others turn over a new tub of Blue Bell. The past two weeks have caused thousands across the country to […]

Lady Lions have life, stun University, 63-55

Ennis had their backs to the ball on Tuesday. They were on the road against the district-leaders in Waco versus University High School. They played like the two-time defending league champions they are in stunning the Lady Trojans, 63-55, to remain in the hunt for the fourth and final playoff berth with two games left. […]

Genealogy Event at Ennis Public Library

The Ennis Public Library, 501 W. Ennis Ave., welcomes guest speaker Wanell House, historian and genealogist, who will address the subject of conducting family research. Open to all adults and teens, the event will take place on Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 972-875-5360. Read stories like this and more […]

Unscripted finish ends well for Palmer

Basketball coaches have varying styles, but when it comes to last second shots, they tend to either call a timeout to set-up a play or they let the players handle things spontaneously. Even then the line-up on the court have likely practiced game-ending situations throughout the season. When Rice tied the score with 0:12 on […]

Judge denies land owners in HSR case

Texas Central, the private company proposing to build a high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston, issued a statement on Jan. 25 in response to a ruling from Ellis County Judge Jim Chapman. The company went to court in Waxahachie on Jan. 16 in a suit against three Ellis County landowners who countered by deciding […]

Roland Willis Jones

Roland Willis Jones, 89, finished his watch here on earth and went to meet his Savior at his new Heavenly home shortly after midnight on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Roland was born in Bristol, Texas on July 16, 1929 to Robert L. and Loskie Mae (Stilwell) Jones. He grew up in Bristol and graduated from […]

Daily Horoscope

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) What you do to get ahead will pay off. Use your experience and skills to find new opportunities to advance. If you update overdue documents and investments, you will discover something that will help you out financially. An unexpected gift or offer will improve your life. Look for a chance to […]

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