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Ennis JV squad faces down
tough opponent in
Mansfield Legacy Broncos
See SPORTS, page 6
Police: Man ran after
he’d been discovered
selling crack-cocaine
See page 8
Thursday, January 10,2013
Aj. A'
Mostly clear
Low 45
Mostly sunny
High 70
RANKIN, Hazel Louise ‘Polly’
RIOS, Virginia
KRISKA, Rosie Ann
See page 3
Around town
Unity contest
tonight, health
fair Saturday
Unity in the
Community’s annual
oratorical contest
begins at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 10 in the
Ennis High School lec-
ture hall.
Several students will
compete in groups
ranging from elemen-
tary school to high
school by reciting
poems or short selec-
tions of text before an
The group’s Health
Fair and Community
Fest is set Saturday,
Jan. 12 at Ennis High
School. A panel of doc-
tors will be on hand to
answer health-related
questions. There will
also be a “best pound
cake in Ennis” contest,
as well as a drawing for
a $100 gas card and var-
ious arts and crafts for
kids. For more infor-
mation or vendor regis-
tration, call 972-875-
Opry coming
The next Ennis Opry
and Dance is set for 7 to
9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
12 at the Ennis VFW
Post 7106, located at
3100 N. Interstate 45.
Admission is $5. Doors
open at 6:30 p.m.
Concessions will be
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Sales tax revenue jumps
Nick Todaro
nick@ennisdailynews. com
After the last payment of 2012
put the city up 4 percent in total
sales tax revenue, Ennis jumped
by nearly 30 percent for the first
allocation of 2013.
The city tallied $345,206 for the
month of December, up from
$266,188 in December 2011. That
is an increase of 29.68 percent.
The January allocation repre-
sents revenue from the December
collection cycle for November
sales activity
With its 1.5 percent sales tax,
Ennis outpaced several commu-
nities with 2 percent tax levies,
including Red Oak, Midlothian
and Waxahachie.
Red Oak logged a 23.7-percent
increase from $167,782 to $201,373.
Midlothian jumped 22.8 percent
to $380,086, up from the prior
year’s $309,475. Waxahachie grew
about 4.3 percent from $886,687 to
$924,484 for the month.
Texas Comptroller Susan
Combs said Wednesday state
sales tax revenue in December
was $2.17 billion, up 9.4 percent
compared to December 2011.
“Strong sales tax collections
continue in most major economic
sectors in Texas,” said Combs.
“The strongest growth was from
business spending-driven sectors
including oil and natural gas,
manufacturing and construc-
Combs will send cities, coun-
ties, transit systems and special
purpose taxing districts their
January local sales tax alloca-
tions totaling $530.8 million, up
7.3 percent compared to January
Ennis Daily News photo/Nick Todaro
Lions recognize
contest winner
The Ennis Lions Club presented a certificate
and award to Dorie Miller Intermediate School
student Savannah Kay Armstrong, a sixth-grad-
er, the winner in the club’s annual Peace Poster
Contest. With the local-level win, her artwork
was slated to advance to the next level of com-
petition. Cathy Cikanek, assistant superintend-
ent of curriculum and instruction for the Ennis
Independent School District and Lions Club
member, presented the award.
Accuser tells
story in local
blogger’s trial
Phil Banker
phil@ennisdailynews .com
Prosecutors rested their case against
former blogger Joseph Dauben on
Wednesday afternoon, with the defense
calling witnesses of their own well into
the evening.
Dauben wept as the victim, now 20-
year-old Coby Davis, described in detail
the alleged sexual assault, which he said
occurred on Sept. 30, 2007.
Davis, who was 14 at the time of the
alleged incident, testified that after an
evening of alcohol and conversations of a
sexual nature Dauben went into a public
shower at Navarro Mills Lake and
engaged in sex acts with the boy.
He said after the experience, which
Davis said was the first sexual experi-
ence of his young life, Dauben handed
him a business card and said not to tell
“I asked him, ‘what are you going to to
do, kill me?’ and he said ‘No, I just don’t
want you to get in trouble,”’ Davis testi-
Dauben’s defense counselor Ed
Jendrzey cross-examined Davis, saying
Davis had ample opportunity to escape
the alleged assault.
“You could have gone back to your tent,
no one forced you to stay,” Jendrzey said.
He remained adamant about his side
of the story, however.
See DAUBEN, page 8
Club looks for upcoming event sponsors
Bowling event
The Ennis Lions Club’s annual Bowling Extravaganza is set
at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at All Star Bowl in Ennis. Cost is
$25 per person, covering the cost of bowling, with shoe rental
of $1 per person as an additional charge. Each team should
field four people, with each team bowling two games.
Awards will be presented to team members whose teams
place first, second and third in the standings.
Sponsorships for the Ennis Lions Club’s annual bowling
and golf fundraisers are available. For more information, call
The Ennis Daily News at 972-875-3801.
Nick Todaro
nick@ennisdailynews. com
The Ennis Lions Club is start-
ing the new calendar year with
the groundwork for its
annual fundraisers.
The Bowling
Extravaganza is
the first of two
major fundraising
efforts for the
city’s largest civic
club and its out-
reach efforts, with the
annual golf tournament
coming in May Under way
now is the effort to bring in spon-
sors to help make the efforts
more of a monetary success.
Proceeds go to outlets such as
the annual eyeglasses van for stu-
dents, Lions Park, Lions Club
scholarships, Boy and Girl Scout
support, the Greater Ennis
United Way, Helping Hands,
ACROSS Ennis, and youth sports.
Lions funds provide support to
numerous groups annually
The biggest impact on the two
fundraising events comes
in the form of spon-
sorships — ranging
from $150 to $500,
depending on the
• Title sponsor-
ships — $500, pro-
vides a banner
advertising the spon-
sor at either event.
• Golf sponsorship — $150,
provides a yard sign advertise-
ment at the golf fundraiser.
• Bowling sponsorship — $150,
provides a yard sign advertise-
ment at the bowling fundraiser.
• Package — $250, provides
yard sign placards at both events.
Gary Hayden, who leads the
program organizational effort for
the fundraising events, called it
“showtime” for the club.
“We really have had tremen-
dous support from the member-
ship and very favorable response
from our sponsors,” Hayden said.
“This is a time where we just
need as many people’s participa-
tion as possible.”
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