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Roadwork bid comes in low

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The city’s road program for the summer — its significant bond program since 2011 — may have some wiggle room for more work than was initially planned.

YMCA moving forward with swim lessons, camps

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Ennis will have public swim classes for kids this summer thanks to the YMCA.

Play explores reality of marriage

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“I Do! I Do!,” the next production at Theatre Rocks!, opens Thursday, celebrating the true joy of marriage.

Chase suspect indicted

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An Ellis County grand jury has indicted an Ennis man on charges of theft and attempting to flee police.

City tabs grant funds


Ennis is reaching out for $150,000 in grants that could help defray the accumulated costs of last year’s tornado event in May.

Nursing scholarships to be awarded

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Interest in the Patsy Blazek Nursing Scholarship almost tripled from last year’s numbers, according to the scholarship’s founder Jimmy Blazek.

Market nears grand opening

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The Ennis Farmer’s Market is ready to open in downtown.

Bowie receives Dart Co. grant

Submitted photo / Dart Container Corporation donated $5,000 to Bowie Elementary on April 15 as part of its Dart Foundation Grant program. The grant, meant to bolster math and science education in the classroom, will be used to purchase several Apple TV devices and educational science apps.

Bowie Elementary received a grant for $5,000 on April 15 from Dart Container Corporation.

Church overcomes vandalism

Ennis Daily News photo by Phil Banker / Kevin Culpepper used a power washer on Friday to clean the last of the graffiti found April 16. Ennis police officials say they have no suspects at this time.

The Church of Christ on Country Club Road haven’t let the actions of vandals disrupt their plans for a busy Easter weekend.

Lions blank Lancaster 11-0

Photo by Dave A. Vance / Ennis Lion shortstop Ian Graham led the Lion offense to an 11-0 victory Friday night. He hit two triple and had three RBI against the Lancaster Tigers.

Good Friday proved to be a very good Friday for the Ennis Lions. While most other schools in the district played their baseball games on Thursday, the Lions (15-11, 7-5) and Lancaster Tigers (0-12) went head to head on Friday with the Lions blanking the Tigers 11-0 in five innings.

Main Street app develops


Dennis Zembala, the consultant leading the city’s effort to file an application for the Texas Main Street Program, said he should have a draft ready in the next few weeks.

Water concerns drive conservation messages

EDN photo by Phil Banker / Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Agent Mark Arnold spoke to the Ennis Lions Club on Wednesday on how to best conserve water during lawn care.

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Agent Mark Arnold told members of the Ennis Lions Club on Wednesday it’s up to individual home and business owners to conserve water as drought conditions persist across the state.

Cancer benefit set for Saturday

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Several local musicians will fill Bella Italia Restaurant and Bar this Saturday to help raise money for cancer research.

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.

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


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.

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