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Splashdown planned Saturday at Market

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A cure for the summertime blues may be just around the corner at Saturday’s Farmers Market according to Becky McCarty. The director has announced a mini-Tricycle and Bicycle Wash, accompanied by the rider, will take place on Knox Street between 10 a.m. and noon. Approximately 20-feet long, the gauntlet, framed with PCV pipe, is equipped […]

PRIDE of ENNIS Employee of the Year: Judy Hollingsworth

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Judy Hollingsworth received enough ballots to wear the 2015 badge, Employee of the Year, though her grandchildren might say she’s just doing for others what she does for us for free. The 73-year old dietary tech at Ennis Regional Medical Center has built a legacy with patients and hospital employees for over 35 years. She […]

PRIDE of ENNIS Pastor of the Year Award: Michael Howard

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Michael Howard received a host of nominations for Pastor of the Year, with most pointing out his knowledge of the scriptures, which he delves into, then distributes those Biblical truths weekly to those who attend Cowboy Church of Ennis. The term pastor is a Latin noun meaning shepherd. It is a verb it when someone […]

PRIDE of ENNIS Volunteer of the Year Award: Jesse DeLeon

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People that know Jesse DeLeon will tell you – he is one of the most dedicated individuals you will ever see. Whether at work or serving in the community, you can expect hard work and success out of him, which makes him a better-than-average worker and a superior volunteer. “If there’s something I have to […]

PRIDE PARTNER: CNB of Texas at Ennis – 3 C’s Make a Difference in Banking

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All financial institution are not the same. They may seem that way because all of them offer similar products like checking, savings, lending, etc. However, there are three different features a bank or savings and loan perform that clearly separates one from the other. CNB of Texas calls the differences the 3-Cs: Convenience Communications Community […]

PRIDE PARTNER: Dr. Meg Sullivan Aims to Help Other Live Their Best

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In Dr. Meg Sullivan’s world, testing and helping people live life to the fullest are the heart of the matter. The Ennis cardiologist consults with those who have already experienced heart problems, and she is on the lookout for people who have problems but probably don’t know it. “I want people to live the best […]

EPT’s Ruthless! opens. Fame at any cost…

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“Relentless raillery” aptly describes Ennis Public Theatre’s newest production of Ruthless! The Musical. Debuting off-Broadway in 1992, Ruthless! spoofs the stereotypical self-absorbed actress and slays the audience with stinging satire. Family-friendly throughout (unless parents are concerned about giving their little ingénues any wicked ideas), this play offers campy musical fun guaranteed to entertain. For an […]

Avenue Church expands to Ennis

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The Avenue Church, based in Waxahachie, has announced they are expanding with a new campus in Ennis. They have signed a long-term lease with Infinity Properties, who own Madison Hall, located at 906 S. Kaufman St. According to Kory Henry, who, along with his wife Belinda purchased the facility in 2004 when it was Confetti’s […]

Main Street gets attention

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On Friday, July 17, Sarah Blankenship, Texas Main Street Program senior designer, and project assistant Marie Oehlerking toured downtown Ennis. While here, they met with building owners who have asked for their assistance with their façade projects as well as ideas on new signage for their business. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! […]

City moving forward with ambulance negotiations

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Unofficial word that the city would be moving forth with American Medical Response (AMR) as its new ambulance service provider next year was made official Monday night with a unanimous vote from city commissioners. With all five commissioners present voting in favor of the resolution, and Mayor Pro-Tem Matt Walker filling in for an absent […]

Donna Smith fought to win success in car business

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From the pastures of her family’s dairy farm near Ennis to Dallas’ fast and furious automotive industry, Donna Smith’s journey has taken many turns, even a few detours, but nothing has kept her off the road to success. The first woman service manager in Goodyear’s southwest region, Smith, 47, believes achievement comes from passion but […]

Effervescent McCarty radiates Ennis

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She gets so much accomplished without wearing a cape. One thing she does wear is a smile. The omnipresent Becky McCarty is a regular on the front lines of the action in historic downtown Ennis. While her smile represents the optimism caused by 18 months of real progress in midtown, it comes as a result […]

Coffee and Conversations: Teen finds a new family at Pop Top Coffee Shop

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Everyone defines family differently, and one local teen is starting to learn what it means to him, thanks to a coffee shop and the people who own it. Michael Prewitt, until recently, was homeless – something few 18-year-olds can say. He defined home as the friend’s couch he was able to sleep on any given […]

Ennis likely to move forward with American Medical Response

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City Manager Chuck Ewings said the Tuesday the city has a frontrunner for future ambulance service. After the decision was announced Monday by the Ellis County Commissioners Court and Red Oak City Council to move into contract negotiations with American Medical Response (AMR), a private ambulance company that serves more than 2,100 communities in the […]

PRIDE: Making an IMPACT on people’s lives

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MPACT Ennis is growing a network of individuals, families and businesses who are encouraging positive behavior among young people. “We provide education for parents, business owners, and students about the effects of alcohol particularly, and other drugs,” explained Darrell Nelson, chairman of IMPACT Ennis. “We are building a network of prople to provide a positive […]

PRIDE of ENNIS Male Athlete of the Year Award: Devin L. Smith

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After earning All-State status at quarterback as a junior, Ennis’ Devin L. Smith trumped the honor by winning the state championship in his senior season. That played mightily in the minds of many area citizens who nominated him enough times to earn the Male Athlete of the Year award. There were plenty of reasons behind […]

PRIDE of ENNIS Organization of the Year Award: Ennis Garden Club

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Who doesn’t want a more beautiful, eco-friendly community? That thought is the driving force behind the Ennis Garden Club, a nearly 50-year-old organization in Ennis that in the past year has worked diligently to increase its visibility to the public through service projects and its annual Bluebonnet Trails Festival. The reason why was made clear […]

PRIDE OF ENNIS Female Athlete of the Year Award: Isela Sandoval

This year’s Female Athlete of the Year, Isela Sandoval, has been on quite a run of success. After an accomplished career at Ennis, she kicked it up another notch during her first two years of college. At an even 5-feet and 110-lbs, she has very good speed and agility in cross country and as a […]

PRIDE of ENNIS Public Servant of the Year Award: Kevin Taylor

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The list of nominees and reasons given by scores of people, including many junior high students, speaks volumes of the way they feel about Officer Kevin Taylor, the 2015 Public Servant of the Year. “Always ready to help others” is just the tip of the iceberg of compliments sent with nominations. Others described him as […]

Meals-on-Wheels Receives Grant

Funding for the 13th Annual Awareness Campaign Made Possible by Subaru of America, Inc.’s “Share the Love” Event July 8, 2015 – Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties is proud to announce that it has received a $2,000 grant from Meals on Wheels America for its participation in the 13th Annual March for Meals campaign. […]

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