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Building on a dream

Like the line from Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing,” Dustin Gadberry was “just a small town boy” when he graduated from Ennis High School in 1998. Who knew his driven nature would push him to hit it big in the construction business? Find the full story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… […]

Tax abatement policy shift takes money off the table

The city is adjusting its tax abatement policy for luring private businesses to Ennis and incentivizing growth. Get the details on this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Soft numbers released for improvement projects

City Manager Scott Dixon showed preliminary numbers Monday night related to the extension of Sonoma Trail and improvement at the intersection of I-45 and State Highway 34… Get this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Lights of Ennis event drives business downtown

Downtown businesses reported varying degrees of success, some seeing a steady flow of foot traffic while others experienced a large amount of sales during the Lights of Ennis event last Thursday. Find the rest of this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Novelinks preps to begin production

A new business is planning to open its doors to Ennis in early January, bringing with it an influx of jobs and returning one of the oldest manufacturing facilities in the city back to service. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Local retailers view Small Business Saturday as a success

Riding the coattails of a national campaign resulted in brisk sales for a number of downtown Ennis merchants Saturday. Get this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Local merchants get behind Shop Small Saturday campaign

Ennis merchants are looking to capitalize on a national campaign to bolster holiday sales at small businesses. Find the details on this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Court nixes expansion of overtime rule change

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal court on Tuesday blocked the start of a rule that would have made an estimated 4 million more American workers eligible for overtime pay heading into the holiday season, dealing a major blow to the Obama administration’s effort to beef up labor laws it said weren’t keeping pace with […]

Paving the way for downtown parking

Designated to help ease parking in downtown, the city will resurface the lot that surrounds the property at what’s known as the old Safeway store on the corner of North Dallas and West Baylor. Get this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Planners release Dallas Street concept

The city made public this week a video depicting the future for a segment of North Dallas Street in downtown. Find the details on this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Explosion rocks Pencco plant

No injuries were reported in a blast Wednesday evening at Pencco chemical plant in Bardwell that occurred about 7:30 p.m. Get the full details on this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Four foreign brothers find home in Ennis

Four brothers who recently opened a new downtown Italian restaurant have come from a world away to do business with area residents. Get your food fix and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Support your hometown newspaper and subscribe today!

Felcman’s to receive Texas Treasure Business Award

What began in 1926 as a men’s clothing store, Felcman’s now celebrates 90 years of business in the heart of Ennis. Get the rest of this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Subscribe today!

Heart to art: Gallery brings culture to Ennis

Shops, restaurants and other businesses are thriving in the Bluebonnet City’s historic downtown district, in the throes of revitalization since the 2013 tornado that threatened its existence. One new merchant is Julia Schloss whose art gallery and workshop, Gallery Schloss, opened on Knox Street in May and has since found a niche in the varied […]

County green lights Leggett & Platt abatement

Ennis-based Leggett and Platt was granted a 45-percent, 5-year tax abatement at the Ellis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday. The business, which currently employs 160 workers, is seeking to add 75 new jobs and make a capital investment of roughly $14 million dollars. Get the details on this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of […]

Worker severely injured in accident

A worker at a local manufacturing plant was seriously injured in what was described by Ennis Fire Department Deputy Chief Bill Evans as an “industrial accident.” Get the full details in the Friday edition of The Ennis Daily News… Be informed, become a subscriber today!

City eyes Rockwall revitalization

Ennis’ city officials were looking to gather tips on managing the downtown revitalization when they visited nearby Rockwall Wednesday. Find the details on this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Leggett & Platt seeks tax abatement

At Tuesday’s Ellis County Commissioners Court meeting, Ennis Economic Development Director Marty Nelson and Kevin Fincher of Leggett & Platt, Inc. of Ennis filed a request for a tax abatement zone as Leggett & Platt works to expend its operation and add to the county infrastructure base. Get the full story in Wednesday’s edition of […]

EDN website turns 10

Throughout the year, the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Ennis Daily News has been celebrated within the pages of this publication as well as in the current special commemorative edition of Hometown Living. A comparatively recent advancement that has helped further the appeal of the EDN was the launching of the paper’s website, […]

Fan Fest set for return to downtown Thursday evening

Texas Motorplex returns downtown Ennis for a second straight year when the Pre-Stage Fan Fest invades North Dallas and West Knox Streets from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. Tickets are not required and the event is open to the general public. Get more details on this and other stories in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis […]

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