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Meals-on-Wheels Receives Grant

Funding for the 13th Annual Awareness Campaign Made Possible by Subaru of America, Inc.’s “Share the Love” Event July 8, 2015 – Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties is proud to announce that it has received a $2,000 grant from Meals on Wheels America for its participation in the 13th Annual March for Meals campaign. […]

Ennis Public Theatre rehearsing for ‘Ruthless’

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Ennis Public Theatre is in full rehearsal mode for their next production “Ruthless” by Marvin Laird and Joel Paley. The fun comes from the sheer brazenness of eight-year-old Tina Denmark who knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking, and she will do anything to win the part in her school musical. Anything includes murdering […]

Garlits grand marshal for Motorplex 30th NHRA Fall Nationals

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If ever there was a legend in the sport of drag racing, it’s “Big Daddy” Don Garlits.   When Texas Motorplex opened its gates to the public – becoming the first ever super-stadium of drag racing – in August of 1986, Garlits was on his way to earning his ninth Car Craft All-Star Team and […]

Downtown cafe driving sidewalk ordinance proposal

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The Vintage Cross Cafe, located in the downtown Emporium building, has been a welcome addition to the city, offering another appealing dining option. On Monday, the Ennis city commission heard the first reading of an ordinance that would allow downtown restaurants to offer a sidewalk seating option. This “sidewalk cafe” ordinance, as its being called, […]

Ennis Relay for Life tops $100,000 mark

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A recent donation of $7,234 is being added to the Ennis Relay for Life 2015 fundraising totals, pushing the total farther past the goal and the $100,000 mark. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

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 […]

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