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Nominate people for Ennis PRIDE Awards


Two weeks remain for you to nominate people for The Ennis Daily News’ PRIDE of Ennis Awards. The EDN is taking nominations in the following categories: Entrepreneur of the Year Citizen of the Year Youth of the Year Senior Citizen of the Year Educator of the Year Employee of the Year Public Servant of the […]

Public hearing to give people a say in downtown alcohol distance issue


As downtown Ennis continues to develop and new businesses move in, concerns regarding alcohol sales have arisen as a result of a church moving in. On Monday, the city commission will hold a public hearing regarding this issue during its regularly scheduled meeting at City Hall. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click […]

Planners say Kaufman Street, Lake Bardwell are big ideas

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Francois de Kock thinks all great plans should have one or two big ideas that go outside the box and prompt drastic changes. The project director with Halff Associates Inc. said as much Thursday night when he and his associate, Jay Narayana, went before the city’s Comprehensive Plan Action Committee to provide an update on […]

World Cultures Day at Dorie Miller

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Last week, sixth graders at Dorie Miller Intermediate School experienced World Cultures Day on their school campus. Countries such as Spain, Togo (West Africa), South Korea, Egypt, and Brazil were represented in classrooms decorated for the occasion. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read […]

Wet weather a bummer for Little League

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This spring season has been bleak, to say the least. A season normally known for baseball and softball has seen only about half the Ennis Little League games it normally does to this point, and a field with newly laid grass has yet to be used, causing some players and parents to wonder: “When are […]

Police investigating pharmacy break-in

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Police are investigating a pharmacy break-in after an estimated $30,000 worth of drugs were stolen early Monday morning. The suspects, described as white or hispanic males with facial hair, pried open the front door to Hometown Drug and proceeded to steal money as well as drugs. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click […]

Ellis County declared disaster area

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County Commissioner Dennis Robinson, of Palmer, updated the media about area weather concerns, which led Stephanie Parker, Emergency Management Coordinator, to declare Ellis County a disaster zone. In light of swollen Lake Bardwell and the overflowing Trinity River as well as surrounding creeks and levees, she said the declaration was apparent “as some have already […]

Ennis Comprehensive Plan meeting tonight

Photo by Justin Tubbs / Main Street Coordinator Becky McCarty (left, in gray) shares her thoughts with Ennis Comprehensive Plan project manager Francois de Kock (back, in white) and the rest of the people in attendance at the three-hour visioning session Wednesday at Comfort Suites.

The city’s Comprehensive Plan Action Committee will meet with Halff Associates Inc. Thursday at 6 p.m. for the unveiling of thoughts behind the comprehensive plan. In January, Halff led a three-day public visioning session, which included input from the public, as well as stakeholders and city committees. The aim was for Halff to take that […]

Superheroes invade Ennis Library

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The super hero party to kick off the library’s summer reading program was a huge success Saturday, May 16. Spiderman, Batman and even the Hulk listened attentively as Ms. “Super Aimee” talked about what a great super power it is to be a reader. All were entertained with songs, balloon animals, and goody bags to […]

Polka fest covered in culture, rain

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The 49th National Polka Festival has come gone, leaving the city covered in both rain and culture for another year. Despite a deluge on Saturday afternoon that put a premature end to outdoor activities, canceling them on Sunday for the first time ever, the annual event was considered a big hit by those who should know. See the report in […]

Threat of flooding from Trinity River in Ellis County

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Ellis and Kaufman counties are under the threat of the Trinity River cresting over the levee for the first time since it broke in 1990. The National Weather Service issued a flood warning on Tuesday changing the forecast from moderate to major severity for the Trinity River near Rosser. The NWS again reminds motorists not […]

Commissioners appoint purchasing agent for county

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A new purchasing agent will be handling accounts in Ellis County after Tuesday’s Commissioners Court meeting in Waxahachie, which included discussion of a rescindment of county policy involving toll roads and the possible purchase of a new courtroom sound system.

Post recognizes additions to Memorial Park

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Memorial Day weekend means polka for many Ennisites, but this Memorial Day, the true meaning of the holiday was not lost on Ennis veterans. On Monday, American Legion Post 361 held a Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park, where two additions to the memorial were recognized. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! […]

Logues are Polka Royalty

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Michael and Deborah Logue share their first dance as the 2015 Polka King and Queen Dance Contest winners. Their first dance was to the official song of the 2015 Polka Fest, “The Youth and Pleasure Polka.” They were crowned Friday night at the 49th Annual Polka Fest. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! […]

Ennis Elites are Best in Texas!

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Entertaining and appearing throughout the school year, the Ennis Elites dance troupe, often overshadowed by the award-winning marching band and the flashy 50-member Lionettes, have earned their share of the state spotlight. Cassie Ortiz, the head coach of both the Lionettes and the dance competition team, the Elites, revealed at their banquet the latter had […]

No Tobacco Day May 31 / Anti-Drug Event May 30


Sunday, May 31, is known as World No Tobacco Day. It is an initiative of The World Health Alliance Organization. The aim of this event is to inform the public about the dangers of using tobacco and make them aware of the business practices of tobacco companies. It is dedicated to call attention towards the […]

Ennis soldier, reported killed at Pearl Harbor, actually survived attack

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There was no military officer in sparkling uniform to step from a sleek car in front of the couple’s farmhouse near Bristol –– Wesley Strunc and his wife learned only by telegram from the Navy Department that their 23-year-old son, Miles, had died in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For two weeks the Strunc […]

EISD Vaccine Clinic at Miller

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EISD Nurses hosted a vaccine clinic on Tuesday, May 19, at Dorie Miller Intermediate School. Vaccines were provided by the Texas Vaccines for Children program and were given at no cost to those students who qualified. The nurses provided immunizations to many incoming pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and seventh grade students. Pictured are EISD nurses Ginger Sellers […]

Ennis Foot & Ankle Clinic takes first steps here

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Dr. Jeffrey Petty has been serving patients from Ennis almost since the inception of his Corsicana Foot Clinic in 1999. But that service to Ennis has taken a big next step, as he opened his Ennis Foot & Ankle clinic here earlier in 2015. The Ennis office is located at 601 S. Clay, Suite 103, […]

Baylor Surgicare at Ennis Receives National Recognition for Its Support of Perioperative Nursing Certification

Baylor Surgicare at Ennis announced that with staff member Samantha Allen, RN, CNOR, recently achieving the certification of Certified Nurse Operating Room, the facility has earned the CNOR® Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI). See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read […]

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