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Archive for: May 3rd, 2019

Palmer, Italy, Avalon open baseball playoffs

Neither Ennis nor Ferris, the Class 5A and Class 4A teams in the Big 5, qualified for the state playoffs, while the next three, Palmer, Italy and Avalon, not only have, but all have a solid shot to advance beyond the first round. The bi-district games begin this weekend. Ennis (11-12-2) and Ferris (4-15-1) finished […]

Vernor and discus soars to state meet

Ennis junior Dan Vernor (5’11, 195) qualified for the Class 5A State Track and Field Championship last weekend at the University of Texas at Arlington by throwing the discus 161 feet and three inches. He was the lone member of the Lions team to advance to the state meet, which is scheduled for May 10-11 […]

Summertime and the Iris

I know it’s still spring and I don’t want to hurry it along, I love it so. But I also love summer or, I should say, I love summer flowers – especially the Iris, one of my favorites. I can’t think of that time of the year without remembering my mother’s irises. Beautiful lavender ones […]

Wray files two HSR-related bills

A House sub-committee on the proposed high-speed railway between Dallas and Houston heard 11 bills relating to the bullet train in Texas. State Representative John Wray (R-Waxahachie) presented two bills addressing the issue. His office distributed a press release on the matter. It has been edited to reflect the following: HB 709 would ensure that […]

Ellis County Commissioners Court

Ellis County Commissioners Court met in regular session on April 23, 2019 to consider 15 items on the agenda. The Court considered rescinding an agreement between the Court and Ferrer, Poirot, and Wansbrough, Fears, Nachawati, Motley, Rice and Attorney Aaron Wiley to represent Ellis County in any claims it might have against Purdue Pharma, L. […]

Time sure flies

How is it that the fifth month of the year is upon us? Wasn’t yesterday just New Year’s Day? Goodness gracious we are nearly halfway through 2019. I just now stopped writing 2018 on anything I had to date. It is scary! And, to make matters worse, there are only 237 days left until Christmas! […]

Picnic With a Park Ranger

U.S. Army Corps at Bardwell Lake will host Picnic With a Park Ranger: Birds of Barwell, on Saturday, May 25 at 12:30 p.m. at High View Park, 262 High View Park Rd., Ennis. Bring your lunch (and water) and come spend an hour with Park Ranger Stephanie at Bardwell Lake. Ranger Stephanie will talk about […]

Ellis Co. Republican Women

The Ellis County Republican Women are celebrating our military heroes with a Christmas in July Care Package Program. We honor our servicemen and women all year long. Therefore, please consider grabbing a little something extra next time you are at the store, such as: nonperishable food items, hard candy, salty snacks, lip balms, flavor packets […]

Emergency management team hits ground running

Samantha Pickett has been introduced as the new emergency management coordinator for Ellis County. She was hired by County Judge Todd Little and introduced to the County Commissioners during their previous meeting. Little says, “She comes to us with great experience from working with the North Texas Council of Governments in their emergency response team. […]

Virginia “Ginger” Ann (Santos) Safar

Virginia “Ginger” Ann Safar, 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 Hill […]

Bridge begins over Cedar Creek Lake

A well worn bridge that is prone to traffic jams and accidents on Texas SH 334, which stretches over Cedar Creek Lake, is getting a long-awaited replacement, thanks to the Texas Department of Transportation. Now decades old and with just two lanes, the project got underway in March. The two bridges, which most commuters see […]

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