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Polyguard turns 60

Ennis Daily News photo by Phil Banker / As CEO John Muncaster looks on, Mayor Russell Thomas reads a proclamation commemorating Dec. 13, 2013 as “Polyguard Day” in recognition of the company's success and corporate citizenship.

Ennis-based Polyguard celebrated 60 years of operation with employees, families, vendors and friends Friday night at the Ennis National Bank Event Center.

UPDATE: Power back for most of town

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Oncor’s Paul Hernandez said much of the eastern area of Ennis left in the dark by power outages this morning is back online, with fewer than 100 remaining in town without power as of 3:30 p.m.

‘It’s at our front door’

Ennis Daily News photo by Phil Banker / Brett Howard and Ruth Haddock with the Texas Department of Banking spoke with business owners Friday at the Ennis Chamber of Commerce about how to protect themselves from online theft and fraud.

Whether you are an individual or a small business, everyone is a possible victim of online fraud and theft, according to two cyber crime experts from the Texas Department of Banking.

Bardwell shows the shutdown touches us

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Lake Bardwell’s public access points are local area casualties of the federal government shutdown.

Chamber leadership urges participation

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Ennis ISD Board President Bramlet Beard spoke on a number of hot-button topics surrounding the school district at Monday’s Chamber of Commerce Awards Luncheon, including the search for a new superintendent of schools.

Beard leading awards day

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The Ennis Chamber of Commerce has tapped the president of both Ennis State Bank and the Ennis ISD School Board as the guest speaker for Monday’s awards luncheon.

Salon building owners hunting for a buyer

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The owners of Salon 207, one of the properties damaged by the tornado on May 16, are interesting in finding a buyer for the building.

CEO: Employee buy-in fueling firm’s success

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The CEO of Polyguard Products spoke at the Ennis Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly luncheon on Friday on the company’s 21 years of sales growth.

Businesses picking up the pieces

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / Much of the debris on E. Ennis Avenue came from Texas Lifestyle Furniture and The Herb Place health food store. Keith Jantz, owner of the building in which those stores reside, said he’s received approval from the city to begin repairs. He said he does not know when the furniture or health food stores will re-open.

Business owners along the storm’s path are only now seeing the full extent of the damage to their facilities today.

Big day nearing for new grocery

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Plans are in place to see the Brookshire’s location on W. Ennis Avenue open May 22.

Brookshire’s eyes May completion

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Work on the future location of Brookshire’s in Ennis is moving that a pace that puts expected completion in early May.

All Star Bowl back in business

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The new owners of All Star Bowl are hoping fresh renovations and promised future improvements are enough to lure league bowlers back to Ennis.

Ribbon cut at Ennis Quick Care

The Ennis Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Ennis Quick Care, an urgent care clinic located at 2200 Physicians Blvd. off the U.S. 287 Bypass, on Jan. 10. The facility, led by Dr.?Bart Crosby, offers treatment of work-related injuries, minor accident aid, X-rays, lab work, virus, cold and flu treatment, physicals, workers compensation assessments and other services. They accept a range of insurance plans and are open six days a week. For more information, call 972-875-9755 or visit www.ennisquickcare.com.

The Ennis Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Ennis Quick Care, an urgent care clinic located at 2200 Physicians Blvd. off the U.S. 287 Bypass, on Jan. 10.

Medicine Chest sells 19 store locations to CVS

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CVS acquired 19 Medicine Chest drug stores in Texas during the last weekend of December, including the Ennis store.

Children get special care

Ennis Daily News photo by Phil Banker / Dentist Nasim Aleagha prepares a patient at Just For Kids, a pediatric dentistry office that recently opened in Ennis.

The latest dental office to open in Ennis caters to a specific crowd— a smaller, younger crowd.

BBVA Compass employee hangs it up after 29 years

Ennis Daily News photo by Phil Banker / Pictured are, left to right, Angelica Sanchez, Elizabeth Webster, Kimberley O’Donnell, Kelly Francis, Wanda McBride, Mary Fuentes, Robert Collins, Patty Miller and Tabetha Tyner.

A long-time employee of BBVA Compass Bank is retiring after 29 years in the financial industry.

Brookshire’s planning Ennis store

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A new grocery store is coming to town.

Golden Chick to open Monday

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The latest new restaurant in Ennis is bringing in what franchisee Jeff Bankston calls “a chicken concept like no one around here has ever seen.”

Unemployment jumps in Ellis County

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Unemployment filings jumped significantly in Ellis County in June.

Industry on the grow

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / U.S. Polyco’s Marvin Small stands beside the Ennis facility’s new asphalt tanks, added as part of an expansion effort at the local plant.

U.S. Polyco has a lot to be happy about.

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