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AMR to replace CareFlite service in Ennis

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Mark Warde [email protected] American Medical Response, which has been selected by both Ellis County and the City of Ennis to serve as the selected provider for much of the area, is involved in contract negotiations with local officials. Coverage and service details will be complete this fall or by Jan. 1, 2016. That is when […]

Sound Hounds return downtown Saturday morning

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Kaufman County’s Acoustic Sound Hounds are returning downtown on Aug. 28 for two-hours of lively country, bluegrass and gospel during the Ennis Farmers Market. They will perform from approximately 10 a.m. until around 12:30 p.m. Described as bluegrass with a twist or country grass, their flavor has been well received in Ennis for years according […]

Time to pick ‘Best of the Best’

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Who has the freshest flowers? Who do you trust with your vehicle? Whose pepperoni pizza can you not live without? Who gave the greatest haircuts? What’s the best motel for your guests to stay? Who takes the best care of your teeth? These, and many other questions, will be answered in the near future. By […]

United Way prepares for 2015 campaign

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As the Greater Ennis United Way gears up for its 2015 campaign, board president Tre Bischof has set lofty expectations. United Way’s new goal of $340,000 set by Bischof and the rest of the United Way board is $15,000 higher than last year’s record-setting fundraising campaign, which drew in $325,000, the most ever raised by […]

‘Southern Comforts’ opens season at Theatre Rocks!

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Gus Klingman is a quiet man. A quiet man who likes a lot of space in his home…and really hates the thunderous lightening storms that are so common in New Jersey. He is a widower of six years. Amanda Cross is a Southern Belle from Tennessee who likes to talk…needs to talk…about anything and everything. […]

New acting workshops and classes

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Phoenix Repertory Players have announced improvisational workshop opportunities in September for acting and dance. PRP couples the decision with a new goal of offering year-round opportunities for young actors and dancers. Established six years ago, the local not-for-profit youth theatre company has previously provided one large theatrical production each semester. See the report in the […]

For what it’s worth…

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A connoisseur of antiques who moved to Ennis 7 years ago may miss old haunts back in North Carolina, but he’s found the Texas market for period furniture and fine art as exciting as anywhere else in the country. “Relocating is always an adjustment but I’m very happy here now, and the people of Ennis […]

Patterson recognized for noted award

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Ennis Regional Medical Center director of plant operations James Patterson is the recipient of the prestigious 2015 Mercy Award. The annual honor was established in 2002 to honor the life of Scott L. Mercy, founding chairman and CEO of LifePoint Health. ERMC is one of LifePoint’s hospitals, which are located in 20 states. Patterson is […]

2015 PRIDE of ENNIS Medical Professional of the Year Award: Dr. Nicole Davis

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“Doctors are great, as long as you don’t need them.” The words of Edward E. Rosenbaum in his book, A Taste of My Own Medicine: When the Doctor Is the Patient, summarize the feelings many have about those in the medical profession. Unfortunately the immortal often require the doctoral services of those with both the […]

2015 PRIDE of ENNIS Senior Citizen of the Year Award: Marylyn Wylie

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Congratulations are in order for Marylyn Wylie. PRIDE of ENNIS 2015 Senior Citizen of the Year Award winner. The honor is warranted, according to the many nominations. Asked for a quote, the colorful and candid Wylie jokingly took exception to the title: “All you’re gonna get is a quote you can’t use.” Few people can […]

2015 PRIDE of ENNIS Distinguished Service Award: C.T. ‘Tom’ Abram

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Accolades of PRIDE of ENNIS 2015 Distinguished Service Award winner, C.T. “Tom” Abram, are as long as they are impressive. The 82-year old is a longtime resident with a penchant for serving the city wherever there is a need. A nominator described him as an advocate for Ennis. “Tom is quick to jump in and […]

2015 PRIDE of ENNIS Youth of the Year Award: Alex Johnson

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Few 17-year-olds are tasked with as much as Alex Johnson, this year’s PRIDE of ENNIS Youth of the Year Award winner. This next year at school, he will make it to his junior-level classes, participate in AVID, a college prep program, and he will work his normal job at Pizza Hut. All the while, though, […]

2015 PRIDE of ENNIS Partner: Dr. Sullivan focusing on patients, community

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By day, Dr. John Sullivan, M.D., of Ennis, is a surgeon, operating on people with a wide range of health problems, from faulty gall bladders to problematic hemorrhoids, and lots of things in between. After hours, Dr. Sullivan is working to make the community a better place through community and economic development. The pair, as […]

2015 PRIDE of ENNIS Partner: J.E. Keever Mortuary has helped families for 97 years

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Families are important to the Keever family. The lineage in the Ennis-based family’s business dates 97 years, when James Edwin Keever, Sr., purchased J.W. Neal Undertakers and Embalmers in May 1918. He soon changed the name of the business to J.E. Keever Undertakers and Embalmers and began his newly-acquired business with two other employees. Today, […]

QuikTrip coming to Ennis

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QuikTrip, a Tulsa, Oklahoma-based chain of convenience stores and gasoline, has revealed its plans to build a new station in Ennis. It will be located at the site of the current Valero station on East Ennis Avenue at I-45. The Valero facility and gas tanks will be removed. Jake Petras, QuikTrip Dallas Division real estate […]

Game on: Tye Chandler recalls days covering Ennis sports

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It’s been three years since he reported on local school athletics, but former Ennis Daily News Sports Editor Tye Chandler still has happy memories of the Bluebonnet City. “I remember Ennis as the place I spent eight and a half years,” he said in a recent EDN interview in which he discussed his days covering […]

Beats and Eats: Saturday concert at Sunset Market

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The final summer concert at the Sunset Market is set for downtown this Saturday on the corner of Knox and North Dallas streets. James Gilliland and his band, James G & The Sidestreet Cryers, will perform between 6-9 p.m. See the report in the Friday, Aug. 7, Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up […]

IOOF reopens, ready for residents

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One of Ennis’ oldest pillars, the IOOF Retirement Center, has returned after a brief 10 month hiatus. Now 105 years old, the Home for the Aged closed its doors towards the end of 2014, the same year area residents voted it the Best of the Best in The Ennis Daily News. During that interlude the […]

FEMA to meet with Ennis residents

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Stephanie Parker, the Ellis County Emergency Management director, announced on Wednesday that FEMA is setting up a Disaster Recovery Center office in Ennis during Aug. 10-12. “They will be in Ennis from Monday through Wednesday,” she said, “then in Waxahachie from Thursday through Saturday.” “This is a great opportunity for our residents to sit down […]

HFTB nears completion, lack $20,000

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Nearing the finish line in their patriotic project, Home For The Brave is within $20,000 of completing the construction of a home for Marine Corporal Cody Jones and his family of three. During a Tuesday meeting of the HFTB board the shortfall was chief among items on a short list. An increase in concrete costs […]

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