Winter weather causes event cancellations across county

Dave A. Vance
An Ellis County Farm-to-Market road still covered in snow and ice at around 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 5.

ELLIS COUNTY — Events around Ellis County have been cancelled or postponed because of the hazardous winter weather that blanketed the county with a layer of ice covered by three inches of snow.

In addition to all schools in the county making the decision to close on Thursday, the following events have also been cancelled or postponed.

Ennis ISD

The African-American History Choir Celebration, which was to be held at Ennis High School Auditorium on Thursday, March 5, has been postponed due to weather conditions. The program will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

Ennis High School Cheer tryouts are rescheduled for March 16 at 5 p.m. in the Ensign Gym.

The Wild Game Dinner has been postponed to March 19 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on I-45 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets can still be purchased at Ennis State Bank, First State Bank, Citizens National Bank and the Ennis Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $75 each or $100 per couple.

The Travis Elementary BBQ Bash has been rescheduled for March 26 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Help support Travis Elementary students by purchasing a BBQ Bash meal ticket or raffle tickets. All money raised supports student field trips, AR prizes, and rewards throughout the school year. This event will include good food and fun games for the kids. Drive-thru is available. Meal tickets are $7 each.

The junior high track meet scheduled for Thursday has been cancelled.

All games scheduled for Friday in the Ennis JV Maroon Baseball Tournament have been cancelled. Saturday's games have been revised to: 9 a.m. Midlothian vs Red Oak, 11 a.m. Midlothian vs Forney, 1 p.m. Red Oak vs Forney, 3 p.m. Ennis vs Waxahachie, 5 p.m. Waxahachie vs Corsicana, 7 p.m. Ennis vs Corsicana.

Ferris ISD

Girls and boys soccer games that were rescheduled for Thursday, March 5 have been cancelled.

The I-45 Classic baseball tournament has been cancelled for this weekend.

Life School Red Oak

All Life Red Oak junior high before and after school track practices have been cancelled for the rest of the week.

Midlothian ISD

The MISD Bluebonnet Book Bowl has been rescheduled to March 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Frank Seale Middle School cafeteria.

All athletic events are cancelled for Thursday, March 5, including the middle school track meet.

Red Oak ISD

Please note that the Open Houses scheduled for Red Oak Intermediate and Red Oak High School are cancelled this for Thursday evening. A reschedule date will be announced soon.


The Farmers Market meeting that was scheduled for the evening of March 5 at City Hall has been cancelled. The meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 11 at 6 p.m. at City Hall. If you have questions, please call Downtown Director Anita Brown at 469-309-4111.

Waxahachie ISD

The "Love and Logic" Parent Tribe Academy, scheduled for Thursday, March 5, has been canceled due to hazardous driving conditions.