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Archive for: March 6th, 2019

Texas State Senator Filing Bill to Halt STAAR Test for 2 Years

KIII Corpus Christi Author: Reagan Roy Published: 1:23 PM CST March 5, 2019 Updated: 10:29 AM CST March 6, 2019 AUSTIN, Texas — Texas State Senator José Menéndez has announced he will file a bill to put a two-year moratorium on the use of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test. In […]

FDA Says Tests Confirm Asbestos in some Claire’s, Justice Makeup

The Food and Drug Administration shared this composition photo of three products from Claire’s that were found to contain asbestos. FDAAuthor: Tegna Published: 4:34 PM CST March 5, 2019 Updated: 5:10 PM CST March 5, 2019 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use certain makeup sold at Claire’s and Justice […]

Bardwell Bad Boy signs to play tennis

Erdmann signing with Coach Speegle. Described as the Bardwell Bad Boy by Head Coach Keith Howard, Ennis senior tennis player Ben Erdmann is quite the opposite. Unless you’re taking the court against him. At 5’9 and 140-pounds, he is not physically intimidating. Rather than overpower his opponents he counter-punches them to death. Tennis aficionados describe […]

Warm Hearts Founder Speaks to Rotary – Homeless Outreach Subject of Talk

Leslie Henry (left) of Warm Hearts addressed Rotary members last week. She is shown here with Rotary President Marcie Schanfish. Last week, the Rotary Club of Ennis welcomed Leslie Henry, founding president of Warm Hearts, as its featured speaker. Henry discussed her organization’s goals and methods of outreach to the homeless population in the DFW […]

Our Point of View – “Where are they blooming?”

Last month in the small borough of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, 80 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, an annual tradition, Groundhog Day, was celebrated with great fanfare. When the folks from the city’s Inner Circle wear top hats and tuxedos, you get a clear sense that it is kind of a big deal. What makes the day so […]

Ash Wednesday

Deacon Don Griffith Special to The News The path of descent involves letting go of our self-image, our titles, our status symbols-our false self. It will die anyway. So don’t make anything absolute when it is only relative. This is one of the many meanings of the First Commandment: “You shall have no other gods […]

John Robert Maxwell 1929 – 2019

John Bob Maxwell, age 90, passed away on, March 3, 2019. He was born in Hillsboro, Texas on February 26, 1929 to his parents, Nay C. and Pauline (Utley) Maxwell. He served in the U.S. Military as a Marine during the Korean War. John started Maxwell Jewelers along beside his parents in 1946. When they […]

Lydia (Judy Jackson) Skinner 1943 – 2019

Lydia (Judy Jackson) Skinner lost her battle with cancer on March 1, 2019 in Ennis, Texas. Mom, Grandma Judy, Ati was born on August 20, 1943 in the Philippines. She enjoyed life to the fullest and you could hear her laughter from a mile away. She is survived by 2 daughters, Susan Jackson Graham and […]

Annette Dodge Spillers 1936 – 2019

Annette Dodge Spillers, 82, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2019 in Ennis, Texas. Annette was born in Beggs, Oklahoma on May 30, 1936 to Elliott and Golda (Hall) Dodge. She is survived by daughters: Judy Lese and husband, Walter, Penny Morris and Sherrie Spillers Farrell; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister, Pam Bryant along with […]

Dorothy M. Sonka 1929 – 2019

Dorothy M. Sonka, 89, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. Dorothy was born on June 11, 1929 to Leslie and Rosie (Kouba) Jarolimek. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1946. She was a resident of Arlington, Texas for over 60 years. She passed away peacefully […]

Suspect arrested after highspeed chase – Ennis PD nab driver with parole violation

Robert Ledbetter. EPD and other law enforcement agencies assisted in a chase ending in drainage ditch in Dallas County on March 2 at approximately 1:45 a.m. Ennis police officer Justin Powell attempted to stop the vehicle, a silver pickup, traveling on Kaufman Road for failure to maintain marked traveling lane. The vehicle was observed swerving […]

Daily Horoscope – Pisces – March 6, 2019

Channel your energy wisely. Stand up and be counted. Get involved in projects that will make a difference to you, your loved ones and your community. Your experience helping others will encourage you to put an end to bad habits and walk away from bad influences. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Let your intuition guide […]

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