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Archive for: March, 2019

He died with no family. His fellow veterans made sure he wasn’t buried that way

Marsha Burleson receives the military burial flag at James Wesley Mount’s funeral Thursday at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas. Burleson, Mount’s second cousin, heard of his passing after seeing a story about his funeral on WFAA-TV. Mount, a Vietnam-era veteran, died this month at the age of 78. WFAA Author: Kevin Reece Published: 10:27 […]

Indian Trails Master Naturalist Offers Scholarship

The Indian Trail Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists is offering the Linda Moxley Indian Trail Master Naturalist Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a graduating 2019 senior from Ellis or Navarro counties who plans to attend college and major in the natural sciences. For more information contact Denise King at dking@cowboybank.com or 972-878-4950. Read […]

Baby rattle socks recalled for choking hazard

WFAA Author: Travis Pittman Published: 12:25 AM CDT March 29, 2019 Updated: 12:25 AM CDT March 29, 2019 A brand of baby rattle socks is being recalled because small ornaments can detach and become a choking hazard. The recall involves 22,600 pairs of “Midwest Gift brand Baby Rattle Socks – Perfect Pair,” according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The 100 […]

David Van Zandt – Random Thoughts – Golf, families, bonding and memories

I played golf this weekend. I am not a good golfer, but I do like to hack around a course every now and again. My oldest son is home on leave for a short time and he likes to play as do all my other sons. We keep score, but none of us are really […]

Keep Ennis Beautiful

Stolen Moose Photography:A crowd of volunteers gathered downtown on Saturday to take part in Keep Ennis Beautiful, a project of picking up trash and debris. The effort was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Ginger Gonzales of the Visitors Center. It began when Dr. Eric Pierce – from Ennis H.S., cut a ceremonial ribbon […]

Daily Horoscope – Aries – March 29, 2019

Rethink your strategy and spend time contemplating your options. This is a year of transition and preparation for what lies ahead. The more you learn and position yourself for future opportunities, the better off you’ll be when the time comes to make a personal or professional move. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Sit tight, observe […]

Everything you need to know about Rangers Opening Day

WFAA Author: Ryan Osborne Published: 12:30 PM CDT March 27, 2019 Updated: 12:30 PM CDT March 27, 2019 ARLINGTON, Texas — It’s hard to beat Opening Day, even if the Rangers’ 2019 prospects aren’t exactly glowing. But it’s the final year of Globe Life Park – a.k.a. The Ballpark in Arlington – before the club […]

Marine Corps League to aid veterans in need

A local member of the Marine Corps League, Detachment 1452. Beginning a program to benefit area veterans in need, the Marine Corps League of Ellis County, Detachment 1452, has announced a new service within their non-profit corporation to provide eligible veterans and their families with living assistance. Glen Parker, the public relations officer for the […]

Lions lifters return from state with pride, medal

Ennis sent three powerlifters to the state championship in Abilene over the weekend, and while they left with just one medal, they accomplished more than the team had in its 34 year history. Sophomore Nolan Haden finished third in a field of 23 in the 165-pound class to earn a medal. He reached three individual […]

Our Point of View – Caught without make-up

Imagine the shock this week when people around the globe read that Kylie Jenner, 21, who lives in near opulence thanks to her cosmetics company, was perhaps seen as never before – without makeup. Cosmopolitan published a story that guaranteed a look-see headline: “Kylie Jenner spotted out with no makeup.” Catching her in public as […]

Around Town – Friends of the Ennis Public Library Mini Book Sale

A mini book sale by Friends of the Ennis Public Library will be held Friday, April 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Books will be $2 per bag. Also, a drawing for a spring themed gift basket will be held Saturday at the close of […]

Ennis turns purple on April 3 – Mayor recognizes Relay for Life with edict

Katie Rose, ACS Rep, and Angela Jones, RFL of Ennis Event Lead, pictured here with Mayor Angie Juenemann, accepted the proclamation. Ennis Mayor Angeline Juenemann issued a proclamation honoring the efforts of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life effort worldwide. In her decree she also designated Wednesday, April 3, as Relay for Life Purple […]

Eldon Sparkman 1933 – 2019

Eldon Sparkman, age 85, passed peacefully into heaven on Thursday, March 21, surrounded by a circle of family. He was born in Bristol, Texas to Mack and Ila Ruth (Parker) Sparkman on April 13, 1933, and lived his entire life in the Bristol community he loved. Eldon married Peggy Pratt on September 2, 1952, and […]

Ground work begins at Public Safety Facility

After city commissioners approved the plans for the Ennis Public Safety Facility during a brief City Hall meeting on March 19, work began immediately at the future site of the new police and fire station. The 40,733 sq. ft. complex will be constructed at the corner of Old Bardwell Road and W. Lake Bardwell Dr., […]

Daily Horoscope – Aries – March 28, 2019

Slow down and take a few deep breaths. You don’t have to set such high standards or try to keep up with others. Slow down, keep a steady pace and do things right the first time. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Listen to others, assess your situation and figure out how you can best use […]

Michael Irvin asks for prayers as he awaits biopsy results for throat cancer

WFAA Author: Jake Harris Published: 6:31 PM CDT March 26, 2019 Updated: 10:27 PM CDT March 26, 2019 Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin posted a photo of himself in a hospital bed in Los Angeles on Instagram Tuesday, saying he is worried he may have throat cancer and has been undergoing tests for […]

Ennis tennis gears up for district

In their final tune-up before taking on district foes the following week, Ennis will compete at the 20th annual Mike Nesbit Invitational this weekend. The venue, with 282 tennis players set to play, is scheduled for 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., March 29 at Waco Midway High School at 8200 Mars Drive. Ennis varsity tennis […]

Ellis County Youth Expo 2019 Schedule/March 24 – 30

Jerry Pritchett – Thinking Out Loud – Old Wives Tales

An “old wives tale” is a supposed truth which is actually untrue, and may have originated from suspicion based on fear. The tales concern ways to handle life to keep unwanted things from happening, passed down orally by older women in society to the young, in decades and centuries past. People once thought that a […]

Bardwell Needs City Leadership

Bardwell, with 689 residents, has endured much since its beginning during the Great Depression, perhaps more now than at anytime before. Sunday’s tragic crash took the life of the town’s lone police officer, Mike Spurgeon, Sr., his son, Mike, and left a huge void in hearts. Coupled with 90-year old Mayor J.B. Lowery not casting […]

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