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A centennial of memories

By Justin Tubbs

Thursday, Ennis Independent School District hosted an event to celebrate 100 years of an historic Ennis building. For today’s students, the building comes with an official name, “The Alamo Education Center.” However, to most Ennisites, the building is simply “the old high school.”

Almost like a generic label, the words “HIGH SCHOOL” are elegantly etched above the main entrance.

Bob Taylor, a former principal at the facility, detailed some of his memories he recalls of the place.

He said when he took the job at Ennis High School, he was handed a ring of keys, and one he still has today, as he showed the small crowd that attended the ceremony. He said each key unlocked a different door in the school and that it often got confusing to have that many keys.

“I talked with Bill Cox (a former football coach) about it, and he told me I had to have – and some of you may remember this – an 0803 key,” he said of the master key that unlocked the doors of the school. “That key could unlock any of the locks. Come to find out, everyone in town had an 0803 key.”

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