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    EISD installs weather alert system »

    Ennis interim Athletic Director David Kilpatrick has announced a decision to install a complete weather alert system that is now operational according to the EISD. In the event of inclement…

    Oct 19 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Around Town »

    On Mondays from 7 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. a “Come and Go, Stop and Stay” prayer service is open to all at Damascus Road Fellowship Church, 116 W. Ennis Ave.…

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    Tim Gauna remembered by VFW »

    Members of VFW Post 7106 laid a memorial wreath at the Myrtle Cemetery grave of Seaman Timothy Gauna on Oct. 12, the date of his death aboard the the USS…

    Oct 19 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

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    Sports

    ‘Hachie grad digging VB at SAGU »

    No. 25 ranked SAGU mowed down Oklahoma Panhandle State in three straight games on Saturday, 25-15, 25-11 and 25-16, holding…

    Oct 19 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Season winding down or winding up »

    No one is giving up in Ennis, though the grandeur hopes of August are meeting the realities of autumn, just…

    Oct 19 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    The way I see it »

    As the rain came to Lion Memorial Stadium on Friday night, so did the Wildcats scoring. Sulphur Springs came to…

    Oct 19 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    LIONS POWER PLAY »

    Photo by Chris McGathey James Harris, shown here powering through a gap created by Kyle Benner (60) and Jordan McCray…

    Oct 18 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    State Farm

    State Farm
    Editorials

    90 days to a worse you! »

    I’ve always dreamed of writing a million-copy-selling self-help book, but since I’m not very good at anything, I thought it was just another pipe dream. Then I realized: I’m good at being a failure! And I could help other people become failures! Instead of taking…

    Oct 19 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    We drank the Kool-Aid »

    Unlike the followers of Jim Jones, who drank that poison laced beverage, ours is filled with the lies we’ve all been served. That we are the richest country on earth is a prevailing lie. According to economists, we aren’t even in the top ten. We…

    Oct 19 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Why do we text and drive? »

    Drive any where in town, along I-45 or U.S. 287 and the signs are everywhere. It is alarming and the numbers indicate it is getting more common and more dangerous. On the highway texters will occupy the left lane – often because there are fewer…

    Oct 18 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    The men with whom I live »

    I need some crime scene tape. Recently, when I was making grandiose preparations for a meeting I was scheduled to host, I explained to the Men With Whom I Live that the kitchen would be closed to them on Wednesday evening until Friday morning. “There…

    Oct 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
    Obituaries

    Cynthia Elaine Morris – Obituary »

    Cynthia Elaine Morris, 58, passed away on Oct. 6, 2018. Viewing will be held on Friday, Oct. 19 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Eternal…

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    Adell Marie Honza – Obituary »

    Adell Marie Honza passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018. She had just celebrated her 96th birthday, on October 3, 2018. Adell was the second…

    Oct 18 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Thomas Newell Ballard – Obituary »

    Thomas Newell Ballard, 51, passed away October 4, 2018 in Ennis, Texas. Thomas was born November 8, 1966 in Longview, Texas to Newell M. and…

    Oct 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More »

    Reese Motley – Obituary »

    Reese Motley, 75, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. Reese was born March 9, 1943 to Cecil C. and Mary Jane…

    Oct 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
    County News

    Multiple injuries in Red Oak accident

    On Friday, Oct. 5, at 7:45 a.m., dispatchers at the Northern Ellis Emergency Dispatch center received multiple 9-1-1 calls in reference to a major accident in the 600 block of W. Red Oak Road. Red Oak…

    Oct 8 2018 / Read More »

    Truck strikes officer in Italy – COURT CASES

    An inattentive driver of a pickup truck struck and injured an Italy police officer on Monday morning. Department of Public Safety staff official Sgt. Sara Warren said the officer was rushed by ground ambulance to Methodist…

    Oct 5 2018 / Read More »

    Weekend flooding grips Ellis County

    Saturday the National Weather Service in Fort Worth issued a flash flood warning for northwestern Ellis County as well as for eastern Johnson County. Flooding continued throughout the day and Sunday. Emergency management reported flooded roads…

    Sep 27 2018 / Read More »
    National news

    Puppeteer who played Big Bird on ‘Sesame Street’ retiring after nearly 50 years

    The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on “Sesame Street” is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show. Caroll Spinney tells the New York Times that Thursday will be his last day on the program,…

    Oct 18 2018 / Read More »

    20 Killed In Crash Involving Limo

    NEW YORK (CBSNEWS) — Police said Sunday that 20 people were killed in a two-vehicle crash on Saturday in upstate New York. The Albany Times Union reported a limousine was carrying a wedding party when it…

    Oct 8 2018 / Read More »

    Toys R Us Comeback? Investors Look To Revive Brand

    (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Less than four months after all of its locations, a group of investors is planning a comeback for Toys R Us, in the latest twist for the troubled retail brand. The group, made up…

    Oct 3 2018 / Read More »
    State news

    Joe Pool Lake Levels Rise, Force Marina Closure

    The parking lot at Lynn Creek Marina is completely under water and the lake is expected to rise throughout the day Wednesday. After several days of rain, Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie is at least…

    Oct 18 2018 / Read More »

    Waco wave pool closes after surfer dies from ‘brain-eating amoeba’

    WACO, Texas — The BSR Surf Resort in Waco voluntarily closed its wave pool for CDC testing after a surfer who visited the pool died from Naegleria fowleri, which is also known as a “brain-eating amoeba.”The…

    Oct 1 2018 / Read More »

    Opening Day for State Fair of Texas is today

    The gates swing open at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 28 for the 2018 State Fair of Texas! Don’t miss all the fun Opening Day activities including the Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting. OPENING DAY CEREMONY.…

    Sep 28 2018 / Read More »
    Lifestyles

    Daily Horoscope 10/20/18

    LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Taking care of your emotional, physical and personal needs should take precedence. Getting into a rigorous routine that will require you to make changes will lift your spirits, encourage self-improvement and…

    Oct 19 2018 / Read More »

    Daily Horoscope 10/19/18

    LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Take up a new hobby or explore something that interests you, and consider how you can incorporate the things you enjoy doing most into how you earn your living. Don’t let…

    Oct 19 2018 / Read More »

    EPT scares with Blood Money

    Last week, a spooky thriller perfect for this pre-Halloween period made its debut at the Ennis Public Theatre. Director Shelley Aubrey knows her craft and expresses it with precision in “Blood Money,” the story of a…

    Oct 18 2018 / Read More »

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