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The big top comes down: Ringling Bros. circus is closing

ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May. The iconic American spectacle was felled by a variety of factors, company executives say. […]

P&Z gives nod to alcohol permit for EPT

The Ennis Planning and Zoning Commission approved two items Monday related to the future Ennis Public Theatre building in downtown at 113 N. Dallas St. Get this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Treasured junk: Thrift store owner picking up pieces after misfortune

April Griffin and her family had a difficult 2016 that’s now turned into a rough start to 2017. Get the details on this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Salon building sold to tenants

James Trojacek has sold the downtown building that for 22 years housed the Hair Junction Salon at 103 N.W. Main St. Get the details on this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

N. Texas Food Bank CEO steps down amid cancer fight

North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) President and CEO Jan Pruitt announced this week she is stepping down in order to deal with “advanced cancer,” according to a statement issued by the organization. Get the full story in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

County commissioners give nod to TIRZ 2

The second tax increment reinvestment zone (TIRZ) for Ennis was approved Tuesday by the Ellis County Commissioner’s Court, instating the zone on the east side of I-45. Get this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Potential investor eyes downtown plazas project

City Manger Scott Dixon said Monday there is a potential developer interested in two planned downtown plazas that are a part of the city’s downtown master plan. Get the details on this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

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!

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