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Archive for: May, 2019

Mathis boomarangs to Class 6A DeSoto

Perhaps one of the most interesting changes brought the return of fiery Claude Mathis to DeSoto. While many laude Claude, his hiring was not without controversy. For one, the DISD school board voted just 4-1 in favor, with two members abstaining. There were over 100 applicants for the position. He led the Eagles to great […]

A quick, tasty spring menu

Looking around for ideas for a simple spring dinner, I chose these recipes because they looked tasty and seemed easy to make. I was especially drawn to the grilled asparagus, which is always a favorite with me, and the raspberry ricotta cake, which is beyond delicious. Simple Baked Fish, Ingredients: 1-1 1/2 lb. tilapia fillet […]

The Chick-fil-A Bill

Texas legislation was recently passed, which supporters say protects the moral practice of one’s religion. The law states it does not allow the government to take “any adverse action” against businesses, contractors, or individuals because of their religious beliefs. Liberal critics believe it would allow Christian-owned businesses to discriminate against the state’s LGBTQ community. I […]

Harriet Adams to open new shop – Plans gift store for Raphael House

Harriett Adams, whose Ennis Avenue house was the site of a traditional “watch party” at the National Polka Festival parade over the weekend, is soon to open the historic residence for business. To be called “The Shop at the Raphael House,” the gift store will offer “something for everyone,” Adams said. The interior designer grew […]

U.S. Grand Prix future in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Formula One expects to race the U.S. Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas for “many years to come,” a series official said Tuesday, despite the track’s failed effort to secure $25 million in public money it was denied in 2018. Sean Bratches, F1’s managing director of commercial operations, suggested […]

Daily Horoscope 06/01/2019

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Listen and learn. The information you pick up this year will help you make better choices moving forward. Taking a minimalist approach to life will help you put what you need to do in perspective. The less you have to worry about, the better you will do. Speak up but don’t […]

VFW announces grand re-opening, June 22 All new canteen, gaming area

VFW Post 7106 has reopened it’s canteen and game area and recently qualified their billiards team for the Dallas City Cup. The biggest news, however, is the announcement of the grand reopening set for Saturday, June 22, at 3100 N. Fwy Service Rd. at I-45. Located where North Kaufman merges with Interstate 45, the Jack […]

COACHING CAROUSEL – Who is moving where? What about hires of interest?

Changing coaches can be as fickle as teenagers. Some places do it often, like a hawk scatters chickens. The Bible of high school football in Texas, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine, runs a feature every year about the comings and goings at the top. Heading into June, writer Matt Stepp has listed about 30 in […]

David Van Zandt – Random Thoughts – Answering, ‘who am I?’

We finally gave in to the appeal of the commercials. We chose Ancestry.com over 23andMe for whatever reason. My wife called me one day out of the blue and asked if I would do the DNA thing with her. I agreed and a few days later, I’m spitting into a test tube, sealing it off […]

Texas promotes tennis coach Berque after national title

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has promoted interim men’s tennis coach Bruce Berque to permanent status after the Longhorns won the team national championship. Berque took over the program in February when former coach Michael Center was arrested in the nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Center later pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges and faces […]

Memorial set for Saturday, June 1 – Spurgeons ceremony slated for Bardwell

A memorial for Michael Spurgeon, Sr., and his son, Michael Spurgeon, Jr., is slated for Saturday, June 1, from noon until 5 p.m. at the Bardwell Community Center, 504 N. Waxahachie Ave. The come-and-go ceremony will include food, though organizers have requested that families or organizations who wish to participate, bring a side dish or […]

Paul Richter 1924 – 2019

Paul Richter, 94, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Ennis, Texas. Paul was born in Ennis, Texas, on December 15, 1924, to Hammond Albert and Annie (Williams) Richter. He grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1942. Paul went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree in Animal Husbandry from […]

Ennis graduation will sound much better – May 31 commencement to have new audio system

Graduation is always music to the ears of seniors and to the Ennis Marching Band, it’s Pomp & Circumstance on an endless loop. Friday’s Class of 2019 commencement exercises, with first year EHS Principal Wade Bishop, the Board of Trustees and Interim Superintendent Lloyd Treadwell, in his final public service before Jay Tullos assumes the […]

Oorah, Ennis!

There are people, events and things that make us proud of humanity, our town, school, family and nation. Monday was like that. A warm, sun kissed day with enough breeze to make temps tolerable, and a crowd of 300-400 people sitting and standing at Veterans Memorial Park on the west end of Ennis. It was […]

Texas high school hires former Baylor coach

Art Briles, the former Baylor football coach who was fired three years ago amid a sexual assault scandal at the Baptist school, has been hired to lead an East Texas high school program. Mount Vernon superintendent Jason McCullough announced Friday the board of trustees had approved a two-year contract with Briles, who was 65-37 in […]

Ennis 2019 Polka Festival

Would you like to dance? Last weekend witnessed thousands take to the streets, to visit the Pivo Pavilion and the Czech Halls to celebrate in the cultural revelry of the Czech Republic. For a day or two, those in Ennis were unofficially from Bohemia (Cechy), the larger, western part, or Moravia (Morava), the eastern part. […]

Harrell is high on aerial progress

Spring football, especially on the offensive side of the line of scrimmage, often resembles a tapestry’s backside – plenty of loose strings and the finished design is not as pretty as when its turned over. Head Coach Sam Harrell, is busy stitching, sorting material and roughly aligning threads so the big picture comes into focus […]

Ennis Public Library announces 2019 summer reading program

Readers of every age will explore all things space this summer as the Ennis Public Library presents “A Universe of Stories” during its summer programs. Participating in “A Universe of Stories” is a free, efficient, fun way to incorporate reading and related activities into summer family time. Having access to books and library programs throughout […]

Polka Fest Winners

2019 King and Queen Louis Stewart, Jr. and Elaine Rosquist ride the Winning Firehouse Grill Float. Cechele’ Scales, Jonathan Newton and Ashtin Slovak were the 2019 Kolache Eating Contest winners

EHS Marching Band

Director Gary Goodwin and the award-winning Ennis Band, sans a single accordian, led-off the Polka Festival on Saturday. They will play at Friday’s commencement exercises and then travel to UT-Austin to compete at the UIL State Solo / Ensemble contest on June 3, which will be followed by drum major tryouts during June 4-7. There […]

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