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It has been said that the essence of futility is to “keep doing the same thing while expecting a different result.” Of course, some who have written the old axiom…

Jul 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Open your hearts to refugees »

It seems like recently I can't go a week without seeing something in the statewide or national news that doesn't make me question my faith in the greater goodness of…

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Aaron Hernandez due in court for status hearing  »

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is due back in court for a status…

Jul 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major »

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the British Open to capture the third leg…

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Palmer releases 2014 football schedule »

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A year after finishing 4-6, there is plenty of optimism in the air at Palmer High School. The Bulldogs have…

Jul 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Jeter, Trout lead AL over NL 5-3 in All-Star game  »

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball’s national…

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Joe W. Spaniel »

Joseph W. Spaniel, 82, died peacefully after a lengthy illness surrounded by his family in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Joe was born…

Jul 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Larry Capehart »

Larry Capehart Larry Capehart, 70, of Waxahachie, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Larry Henry Gwynne Capehart was born on July…

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Joe W. Spaniel »

Joseph W. Spaniel, 82, died peacefully after a lengthy illness surrounded by his family in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Joe was born…

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State news

Man gets 40 years in South Texas drugs, guns case 

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio gang member has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for pushing crack cocaine and trying to smuggle guns to a Mexican drug cartel. Federal prosecutors say 25-year-old Arnoldo…

Jul 10 2014 / Read More »

Wichita Falls treats wastewater for drinking 

WICHITA FALLS (AP) — A North Texas city dealing with extreme drought has begun treating wastewater in a state-approved recycling process to bolster drinking supplies. Wichita Falls on Wednesday began reusing millions of gallons of water…

Jul 9 2014 / Read More »

Southwest fills more seats, revenue figure rises 

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines Co. said Wednesday that a key revenue figure rose sharply in June, which hinted that the carrier was able to charge higher average fares at the start of the summer travel…

Jul 9 2014 / Read More »
Community calendar

Bake sale to fund state championship trip

Dakota Drilling’s 15 and under team is having a bake sale at the Ennis State Bank main lobby starting at 9 a.m. Friday, July 11. Proceeds will help pay for the girls’ trip to the state…

Jul 10 2014 / Read More »

Fourth Ward sets VBS July 16-18

Fourth Ward Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Steven Edwards, will host its Annual Vacation Bible School on July 16-18, from 6-9 p.m. The church will also host its Annual Vacation Bible School Day on…

Jul 5 2014 / Read More »

Baylor Baptist VBS and more activities set

Baylor Baptist wishes to invite everyone to come and join in with us for all of our services and activites. There is a place for everyone. July 20 – 23             Vacation…

Jul 5 2014 / Read More »
Letters to the Editor

The meaning of transparency

For about the last six months we have been hearing a lot from the Commissioners Court about more transparency. I am all about more transparency. In fact, the Sheriff provides weekly articles to the newspaper so…

Feb 19 2014 / Read More »

Commissioners Court needs evening meetings

I am strongly in favor of having evening meetings of the county commissioners court. Most other government and school board meetings are held in the evening. Most are held at 7 p.m. Thank you, Paul Perry,…

Feb 15 2014 / Read More »

Big government Republicans and the August recess

’Tis the season for Congress to come home and face their employers (aka constituents). Many will not have town hall meetings, but here in the Sixth District of Texas we will have the opportunity to see…

Aug 31 2013 / Read More »

Pivot teams with Stanley Tucci for new TV series 

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Pivot is getting into scripted drama with a new TV series starring former Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci. The nearly year-old network focuses on viewers 18 to 34. It plans to launch…

Jul 11 2014 / Read More »

Website apologizes for Clooney mother-in-law story 

LONDON (AP) — The British website Mail Online apologized Wednesday to George Clooney for alleging that his fiancee’s mother opposed their marriage on religious grounds — a story Clooney called both wrong and irresponsible. Clooney is…

Jul 9 2014 / Read More »

Baylor Baptist offering audio service on the web

Baylor Baptist Church of Ennis has audio versions of their Sunday sermons by Bro. Chet Hensley that can be heard via the website at www.baylorbaptist.org. Once on the site click on Sermons. This is an awesome…

Jul 5 2014 / Read More »

Click here for Legals for September 13

LEGALS LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Betty Morgan, Deceased, were issued on September 11, 2013, in Cause No. 13-E-2197, pending in the County Court…

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National news

Friend is first convicted in Boston Marathon probe

BOSTON (AP) — The conviction of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for impeding the investigation into the bombings has his lawyers wondering if anyone else who faces charges connected to the 2013…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

Police: Woman posted selfies in stolen dress

WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. (AP) — Police investigating the theft of clothing and jewelry from a southern Illinois boutique say they arrested a woman after she posted Facebook photos of herself wearing one of the stolen items.…

Jul 20 2014 / Read More »
World news

Gaza rocket lands near Israel’s main airport

JERUSALEM (AP) — A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel’s main airport Tuesday, wounding one Israeli and prompting all U.S. and some European and Canadian airlines to cancel flights to Tel Aviv —…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine 

WASHINGTON (AP) — American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said, but the Obama administration was still scrambling to confirm who launched the…

Jul 17 2014 / Read More »

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