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Pair of EHS Alums Meet Up at NCAA Final Four

Photo: Courtesy of Event Media Last week’s NCAA Final Four in Minneapolis had a pair of Ennis H.S. alums in the house cheering for the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Christopher Jones (Class of 1978), left, and Otto Carroll (1976) crossed paths in the media section. Jones currently resides in Biloxi, Mississippi, while Carroll lives in […]

Blues on Main on tap

The “Blues on Main” music event is gearing up for a grooving good time with jazz and blues acts, food and friends in downtown Ennis. Formerly Jazz Under the Stars, the tuneful gathering set for June 8 is organized by Unity in the Community of Ennis and will feature new talents as well as some […]

Brookshires building sold to Avenue Church

Avenue Church pastor Zach Wright and his wife, Ashley, who directs Ave. Kidz ministry to children, hope to move into the former Brookshires by the end of 2019. Avenue Church of Ennis and its mother church in Waxahachie purchased the former Brookshires building and property at 2300 W. Ennis Ave. The deal became official on […]

Tullos named lone finalist by EISD

Following an April 23 meeting with the Ennis Independent School District, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name Jay Tullos the lone finalist for the vacant EISD superintendent position. Tullos, 49, has served the Canton Independent School District as superintendent for nine years. Before an official contract offer may be tendered, a state mandated […]

Daily Horoscope – Taurus – April 30, 2019

Say little and do a lot. The more time you spend putting your ideas and plans into motion, the better you will do this year. Talk will not produce results, and it could easily lead to someone using the information you share to outmaneuver you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — A chance to alter the […]

Fish on! Four Ennis anglers heading to state

(left) and Caleb Goedrich flank their captain, Thomas Smith. In the other picture, Cole Reno (left) and Marshall Sladecek are at the weigh-in. Ennis’ had two teams, pictured above, qualify for the state bass fishing tournament at Cedar Creek Lake on May 11-12. Alec Cabezos-An inaugural season for the Ennis High School bass fishing team […]

Susan Lincoln-The Weekly Muddle – Foiled, fluffed and padded

As the discussion of brands dominated the lunch conversation, a friend admitted over chicken salad, “I no longer use dryer sheets. Instead, I just put a wad of aluminum foil in the automatic clothes dryer and it works great.” The rest of us stopped mid-bite and asked, “You do what?” “I read about it on […]

Around Town – Jewelry and Accessory Sale

Jewelry and Accessory Sale-Masquerade Marketplace’s $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale will take place May 1-3 in the main lobby of Baylor, Scott & White-Waxahachie. The times for Wed., May 1 are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thurs. May 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Fri., May 3, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

22-year old body found in Waxahachie

The body of 22-year old Dru Cisneros was detected near this location on Crystal Lake, a small pond near the Hunter’s Cove Apartments. A local landscaper spotted the body of a lifeless, 22-year old man on Thursday, April 25, along the banks of Crystal Lake, a pond adjacent to the gates of Hunter’s Cove Apartments. […]

Virginia “Ginger” Ann Safar (Santos) 1960 – 2019

Virginia “Ginger” Ann Safar (Santos), 58, of Ennis, Texas, passed away on April 17, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. The Rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. on April 30, 2019, at Calvary Hill Funeral Home, 3235 Lombardy Lane, in Dallas, TX. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., May 1, 2019, at Calvary […]

CORRECTION: Michael Martin Murphy Concert

The Michael Martin Murphey story in Wednesday’s edition should have stated that the concert at Winding Ridge B&B, 512 Sugar Ridge Road, starts at 6 p.m., April 28. A VIP meet and greet takes place at 5 p.m. and the pre-show music door opens at 4 p.m.

Daily Horoscope – Taurus – April 29, 2019

Hone your skills, perfect your plans and look for ways to improve mentally, physically and financially. How you handle negotiations and competitive or manipulative people will be crucial to your success. Believe in yourself, your ideas and your ability to take responsibility and get things done. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Only share what is […]

Daily Horoscope – Taurus – April 26, 2019

Hone your skills, perfect your plans and look for ways to improve mentally, physically and financially. How you handle negotiations and competitive or manipulative people will be crucial to your success. Believe in yourself, your ideas and your ability to take responsibility and get things done. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Only share what is […]

Body Identified in Waxahachie

The body of Dru Cisneres, a 22 year old Waxahachie resident, was found Thursday afternoon. Cisneres had last been seen by neighbors on Saturday, April 20,2019. The remains were located on the banks of a detention pond near the east entrance of the Hunter’s Cove Apartments. The cause of death are undetermined pending the autopsy […]

JV Lions T&F team edged by Red Oak Teams wins three firsts, six 2nd place awards

Performing at a fevered pitch that points brightly to next year, the Ennis junior varsity track and field team took second place, narrowly, at the District 14-5A meet at Joshua. Red Oak eked past the Lions, 157 to 153 in team points. A young and athletic lineup did not disappoint, racking up hardware throughout the […]

David Van Zandt – Random Thoughts – Of shade-tree mechanics and music

I have often lamented the days gone by when you could drive your car up on a curb and do almost all your mechanical work yourself. Back in the day, I had a 1965 Ford Mustang that apparently had a flywheel problem. It chewed up starters to the point where the starter would “whir” and […]

Palmer FCCLA reaps state, national honors

Jenifer Mikel (left) and Presley Spurgeon will receive the top national award for creating the “Reading on the Yard Line” program for Palmer parents and kids. Burgeoning under the leadership of Allison Kemp, the Palmer chapter of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), formerly Future Homemakers of America, has been making quite […]

Daily Horoscope – Taurus – April 26, 2019

Making a move for the wrong reason will throw a wrench in your plans. Control your emotions and refuse to let incidents of a personal nature or ego interfere in what you are trying to accomplish. Take responsibility for your actions and walk away from manipulative situations. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Don’t let someone […]

All-District soccer selects 13 from Ennis

Ennis capped one of its best boys soccer seasons in recent memory this spring when they compiled a 12-10-3 record and their 5-4-3 mark in District 14-5A was good enough for a third place finish. It also produced 13 players on the All-District team, including five on the First Team. Head Coach Kyle Taylor’s squad […]

Patty Pritchett – The loss of innocence

In the 1960’s and 70’s, it seemed to me that America was quite a hopeful place, with a “can do” attitude. If there was a challenge, we took it up. If there were wrongs, many of us tried to right them. Many of us took up the good fight, some more than others in large […]

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