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Business can build success with tourists

If any of us needed hard proof of what a large influx of visitors can do for our community during the spring festival season, a story about the business done by Doc’s Beverage over Bluebonnet Festival weekend is that proof.

A year without progress

This week is replete with bad anniversaries but few as fresh and meaningful as the one year anniversary of the West explosion.

Fish fry slated April 18

Alliance of Faith United Methodist Church will host a freshwater catfish lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the church, located at 1306 N. Kaufman St. Fish will be served with cole slaw, fries and peach cobbler for $8 per plate, with condiments included. For more information, call 972-878-8925.

Blooms proliferating

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / Mach Road is providing a healthy display of April bluebonnets for locals and tourists alike. The peak of the season is coming in the next 10 days, according to bluebonnet experts.

The Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates this year’s bluebonnet peak will happen in the coming days.

Business flourishing thanks to bluebonnets

Ennis Daily News photo by Phil Banker / Joyce Wilder, the self-styled “kolache queen,” prepares more of the treats for sale Wednesday at the Kolache Depot Bakery inside Doc's Beverage. Imran Meer, owner of Doc's Beverage, said he's had to hire more help after a recent uptick in business from bluebonnet watchers.

Roughly 11 months ago, Imran Meer was busy rebuilding his business in the wake of the May 16 tornado that raked down Ennis Avenue.

Plano woman blamed in death

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Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper James Colunga confirmed Wednesday that the woman involved in a fatal Saturday night crash is in jail on charges of intoxication manslaughter and her second offense for driving under the influence.

Lions in fourth place after 11-2 loss to Jaguars

File photo /  catcher Emiliano Gomez took over catching duties during the sixth inning and entered the lineup. He hit a single in the bottom of the sixth inning and knocked in Ennis' only two runs with a double to right field late in the seventh.Lion catcher Emiliano Gomez took over catching duties during the sixth inning and entered the lineup. He hit a single in the bottom of the sixth inning and knocked in Ennis' only two runs with a double to right field late in the seventh.

The Ennis Lions (14-11, 6-5) faced a different Mansfield Summit Jaguar (17-8-2, 9-2) team Tuesday night than the squad they faced in March.

Networking can make all the difference

The second Ennis High School job fair, set May 1, is a valuable and important outlet for the group of students headed to the workforce after graduation.

Classifieds for April 17, 2014

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Classifieds for April 16, 2014

Job fair returning to EHS

EDN file photo / The 2013 job fair was a quickly organized affair, but still saw significant student participation. This year's event, planned further in advance, is expected to be even more highly attended.

The Ennis High School job fair which began in 2013 did well enough to come back for another go, according to school officials.

“I Do! I Do!” opens April 24

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I Do! I Do! is coming to Ennis.

Film Commission scopes out Ennis

EDN Photo by Phil Banker / Senior Production Consultant Lindsey Ashley with the Texas Film Commission took photos at Ennis High School on Friday.

Officials with the Texas Film Commission visited Ennis on Friday at the behest of local actor Mike Hall.

Lady Lions finish perfect district season

Photo by EnnisFootball.com / Short stop Michaela Cochran helped keep the Mansfield Summit Lady Jaguars scoreless for three innings Tuesday night, and hit the game-winning hit in the bottom of the 7th inning.

The Ennis Lady Lions (25-4, 14-0 district) trailed for the first time this year in district play during Tuesday night’s game against the Mansfield Summit Lady Jaguars, but came back in the final two innings to win the game 5-4 and seal the Lions’ 50th consecutive district win.

Fest success built on effort

Changes to this year’s Bluebonnet Festival in downtown were wonderful.

Ennis honors its first Bluebonnet queen

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / Mayor Russell Thomas reads a proclamation in honor of 1956 Bluebonnet Queen Linda Lucas (center) as Sandy Anderson of the Ennis Garden Club looks on.

Linda Lucas returned to Ennis over the weekend, and the 1956 Bluebonnet Queen earned recognition from the city of Ennis with an official proclamation in her honor.

Crash kills Ennis man

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Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety are still investigating the circumstances behind a Saturday night crash involving a motorcycle and a SUV that killed one man and sent a woman to the hospital.

041514 Hail tease

A snap hailstorm in Ennis early Monday left widespread minor car and roof damage around town. Some pieces of hail measured at more than an inch in diameter. From a municipal operations perspective, the storm damage didn’t cause any significant losses, but assessments are still in the works.

Rockin’ for Rick fundraiser a success

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The second annual Rockin’ for Rick Sparkman fundraiser for the National Brain Cancer Society was held Saturday evening at the Sokol.

Donald King Simonson

Donald King Simonson was born December 31, 1958 in Huntington Beach, California to Wayne Simonson and Bette Jane Harrington Simonson and rode into heaven April 11, 2014. Don grew up in Fort Dodge, Iowa then moved to Texas and worked in the manufactured home industry, first at Nationwide Housing Systems, Inc. from 1984 to 2000, […]

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