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Lions host exchange students

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The Ennis Host Lions Club received some visitors from afar Wednesday during its last meeting before a summer hiatus. Four teens from various European countries, who are participating in the Julien C. Hyer Lions Youth Camp, visited Ennis this past week. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for […]

PRIDE OF ENNIS PARTNER: Certification, procedures highlight growth at Baylor Surgicare at Ennis

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By Brad Hicks Publisher Medical procedure improvements and service expansion have been a big part of the past year at Baylor Surgicare at Ennis. Administrator David Gross explained the changes involve people and procedures. In addition to Renewing our Joint Commission and Medicare certification including an extensive on site review, “We became Certified Operating Room […]

PRIDE OF ENNIS PARTNER: Smoke Free Ellis County aims for a healthy community

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By Brad Hicks Publisher Creating a healthy community is part prevention and part cure for Smoke Free Ellis County. Begun a year-and-a-half ago, Smoke Free Ellis County is part of Irving-based Drug Prevention Resources, Inc., which has been in business for more than 40 years. “We educate the community about tobacco,” Molly Aguilar explained. She […]

MSB acquainted with downtown planners

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Ennis Main Street’s board of directors met with downtown planners to begin planning for the first time Wednesday at the Chamber of Commerce. Mesa Planning, the firm constructing the plan, mainly looked to gather ideas by getting to know what the board likes about Ennis’ downtown and also asking which other downtowns they should gather […]

History revised in Calhoun project

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The renaissance taking place in historic downtown Ennis added another wave of momentum when Dave and Joyce Lindauer announced plans to renovate the old J.M. Calhoun Building. Built in 1896 on the corner of West Knox and North Dallas streets, the two-story brick building is being transformed into offices downstairs and lofts on the second […]

Rotary Club presents awards, elects officers

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The Ennis Rotary Club celebrated its annual banquet on Tuesday at the Ennis National Bank Event Center in downtown Ennis. There was a changing of the guard, with a new president, treasurer and secretary announced, and two distinguished awards were given out to special, dedicated Rotarians from the past year. See the report in the […]

MSB talking façade grants, DMP Wednesday

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Ennis’ Main Street Board, which has been at the center of attention for weeks as it lobbied with the City Commission for funding for a downtown master plan, will meet again on Wednesday at the Ennis Chamber of Commerce at 5 p.m. On the agenda are a resolution in support of Ennis’ Christmas celebration and […]

Dakota digs in deep

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Dakota Utility Contractors, one of the largest directional drilling businesses in Texas, broke ground on their future home in Ennis on Monday during a special ceremony held at 2501 Oak Grove Rd. Aaron Graff, president, praised the Ennis Economic Development Corporation for making it possible for the company to sink their roots deeper into the […]

CTR in Ennis part of new business venture

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Freestone Resources, Inc. and Dynamis Energy, LLC today announced a joint venture intended to vertically integrate the Petrozene product line. The transaction includes the purchase of the Texas-based company, C.C. Crawford Retreading Company, Inc. (CTR). CTR is located in Ennis and has been in the tire disposal and repair business since 1987. See the report […]

Fresh and flying off the shelf

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The vegetables and fruit from Home Grown Farm & Ranch are selling like hotcakes. A new vendor at the Ennis Farmers Market, Dot Chambers reports they are fresh out of most of their best items. But she has good news, however. Like the Doritos commercial jingle, “Crunch all you want, we’ll make more,” Chambers says […]

Dakota Utility breaking ground Monday

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Dakota Utility Contractors will officially break ground on construction of their new facility during a 10:30 a.m. ceremony Monday. Their future home at 2501 Oak Grove Rd. is located across the street from the IOOF Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our […]

Marvelous things are happening at Ennis Public Theatre!

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Ennis Public Theatre K.I.D.S. will present Roald Dahl’s classic tale of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, adapted by David Wood. After he is orphaned due to a tragic rhino accident, James Trotter is sent to live with his horrible aunts and work as their personal servant. One day he meets an old man who gives […]

Setting sights on the harvest after record rains

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Russian-American novelist Vladimir Nabokov once said, “Do not be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards.” Area grower Bob Beakley also does what comes naturally. Like his sunflowers he soaks up the sun while tracking it across the sky. After May brought 17.5 inches of rain to Bardwell, a […]

Local back to school program gears up for 2015

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Classes may be out for the summer but helping underprivileged students is a year round objective for Give-A-Kid-A-Chance (GAKAC), the faith-based, back-to-school initiative that celebrates its 10th year in operation this fall. The non-profit charitable entity that functions under Mission Ennis Bridge Builders provides school uniforms and supplies, backpacks, haircuts and health screenings to area […]

HFTB accepts gifts from area firms

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Two area businesses made contributions to Ennis’ Home For The Brave on Monday during a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park. Their gifts help move the fundraising efforts within $10,000 of completing the project of building a home for an injured soldier. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for […]

Fresh peaches – and dinner, too

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Peach cobbler topped with peach ice cream is the kind of dessert made for a Texas summer – and it’s a dessert that’s homemade from – and now served in – the orchard at the Peachy Page Farm, just outside Scurry. It was a cold January morning in 2007 when Robert and Cindy Page planted […]

Future plans for Ennis to be released Thursday

J.R. Phillips (standing) speaks to a small group of Ennis residents and business owners at Ennis High School Tuesday evening, sharing his opinion about the future of Ennis. This break-out group session was part of a three-hour public meeting that began at 5:30 p.m.

Unveiling months of creative input, the City of Ennis will reveal the comprehensive plan for downtown and surrounding areas at a visionary open house on Thursday, June 25. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. inside the Ennis National Bank Events Center, located at 116 W. Ennis Ave. The public is welcome and encouraged […]

Chamber holds quarterly luncheon

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More than 80 people, representing nearly 30 businesses in the city of Ennis, gathered at KC Hall Friday for the Ennis Chamber of Commerce quarterly luncheon. The Chamber announced exciting events coming up in the near future, and Alan Daugherty, the CEO of Ennis Regional Medical Center, shared a little about what’s going on with […]

Ellis crop tour includes farm stops, speakers on June 30

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Ellis County AgriLife Extension Service is offering the 2015 Ellis County Crop Tour on Tuesday, June 30. You need to RSVP to 972-825-5175 before Friday, June 26. Registration upon arrival starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Avalon Gin, 123 Main St., Avalon. Lunch and the program will be at the SPJST Hall, 1901 E. Ennis […]

Downtown plans moving forward

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Monday night at City Hall was officially Carolyn Frazier’s last meeting as city commissioner. In the meeting, she and the rest of the city commission passed important items for the future of downtown Ennis, including an ordinance regarding the distance of alcohol-selling establishments from schools, churches and hospitals, and a resolution allowing for the city […]

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