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United Way kicks off annual drive

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Movers and shakers from throughout Ennis came out to Tabernacle Baptist Church on Wednesday to celebrate the beginning of this year’s United Way pledge drive campaign.

Manhunt ends in Ferris

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A man wanted for violation of parole remains in jail after a pursuit started Monday night in Ennis ended Tuesday morning in Ferris.

Vidrine exhibits the impact of one

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Being grateful for life is a compelling force for local resident Jenny Vidrine. Known for her energy and zeal, it is from a heart of thankfulness that she is compelled to serve others.

School board adopts balanced budget

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The Ennis ISD School Board adopted a balanced budget for the upcoming year, while also keeping the current tax rate of $1.54 per $100.

Hit and run suspect arrested

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The EZ Mart at 1015 South Kaufman is back in business after a driver crashed through a wall and injured an employee.

Barton tour rolls through Ennis

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U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, representing the 6th congressional district in the U.S. House since 1985, visited The Ennis Daily News and the Chamber of Commerce as part of a current series of six town hall meetings.

Home for the Brave nears decision

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The Ennis-based Home for the Brave is nearing a decision towards naming an injured veteran who will be the recipient of a custom-built home.

Ellis County mammoth skeleton to be donated

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Over the next few weeks, an incredibly pristine and nearly complete mammoth skeleton – uncovered in an Ellis County sand and gravel pit where it has lain for thousands of years – will be excavated and transported to its permanent home at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

County to maintain tax rate

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The proposed budget for the county was outlined on Monday in preparation for what is expected to be its adoption on Sept. 8.

Farmers Market Spotlight: Brewing Coffee

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Dominique and Mandy Tartaglia have a part-time job that some might consider a dream. They sell coffee.

Polyguard steps up as top auction sponsor

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Chamber President Jeannette Patak said Polyguard has stepped up as the 31st Annual Chamber Auction’s platinum-level sponsor for the year.

Weather man returns to EDN

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Ron Vestal, an avid local weather observer for decades, will once again provide Ennis Daily News readers with detailed reports about atmospheric conditions in Ennis.

Recycling plant coming to Ennis

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The Ennis City Commission on Monday night approved a binding economic development agreement with Tellus Technology to build a $30 million to $40 million facility in the Ennis Industrial Park, bringing in a projected 20 to 30 jobs with it.

Civic group seeks center completion

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The Ennis Negro Chamber of Commerce has revived the drive to complete a community center that came to a halt when the man who spearheaded the project passed away over 15 years ago.

Burglary suspect arrested

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The Ennis Police Department arrested a man Wednesday morning in connection to several attempted car burglaries.

McKibbin family shown icy support

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On the same day it was announced in Washington, D.C. that the Ice Bucket Challenge, a fund-raising campaign for Lou Gehrig’s Disease has received $31.5 million in donations over the past month, a local group followed suit in Ennis.

EISD presents literacy initiative

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Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman and the district’s new director of elementary curriculum instruction spoke Tuesday at the Ennis Rotary Club on their new approach to teaching literacy to EISD students.

Tourism director has vivacious spirit

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People are drawn to her personality like moths to a flame. Gina Rokas, the 12-year director of tourism in Ennis, it could be argued, has the appeal of bluebonnets, the cultural allure of Polka Fest and the energy of the NHRA Fall Nationals.

Auditions scheduled for Sleepy Hollow

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It’s toasty outside now, but there will be a chill in the air this fall – in more ways than one. “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is coming to Ennis, and teens from across the county are invited to audition on Thursday.

City reduces budget spending

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City Manager Chuck Ewings presented a slightly lower budget at Monday night’s meeting of the Ennis City Commission, cutting several non-reoccuring expenses by postponing or scaling back several projects.

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