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Archive for: April 1st, 2019

Ennis to be tested at district, April 3-4

Months of tournament pressure has led up to the District 14-5A tennis tournament, April 3-4, which is when the charcoal of competition can turn into a diamond on the court, though most of the coal figures to be cast aside when the best players shine. Ennis and the remainder of varsity tennis teams converge on […]

Who can be trusted?

News is oftentimes carried by messengers that we don’t particularly like. The problem is, we are prone to dismiss the message because of our disdain for the whoever brings it. It is like throwing out the baby with the dirty bath-water. In recent weeks the nation has been run through the wringer when it comes […]

Parable of the Two Debtors

When our Lord arrived, there was little enthusiasm in the welcome. In those days, to enter a house with bare feet was much the same thing as entering a house today and not taking off one’s hat. Shoes and sandals were removed at the threshold. The visitor was always greeted with a kiss on the […]

Not just any old smokehouse

As the old saying goes, “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire” — and in the case of Dennis and Beverly Sparkman, there’s at least a smokehouse. Not just any old smokehouse. The one located on the couple’s Bristol property, a hilltop family farm dating to 1868, may be the best known ever; thanks to widespread interest […]

Area construction projects making progress

  A monster-sized holding tank arrived in town this week, its presence overwhelming passersby near Ennis High School. Meanwhile a handful of local projects are making steady progress and prompting optimism for residents and downtown businesses. Set for fall completion, roadwork along both ends of Dallas Street has developed to where some city vehicles can […]

Michael W. Spurgeon, Sr.

Michael W. Spurgeon, Sr., rode off into his final sunset on Sunday, March 24, when an oncoming vehicle veered into his police car, also carrying his eldest son, near Bardwell, Texas. Michael Sr. sauntered into our world on Oct. 1, 1951, in Ardmore, OK. After galloping around with his parents and three siblings, they all […]

Daily Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19) Change can be good if you go about it the right way. Take baby steps and pay close attention to detail. Making plans and gathering information will help minimize mistakes and setbacks. Know what you are up against before you start something new. Caution is your best protection. Protect your personal […]

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