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McCarty to speak at Chamber lunch

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Tickets are now on sale for the quarterly membership luncheon of the Ennis Chamber of Commerce, which is set for 11:30 a.m. on March 30. It will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 850 S. Highway 45. The guest speaker will be Becky McCarty, the Main Street Manager in Ennis. Her topical theme […]

Sign dresses up downtown Ennis

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A new sign was installed on the north-facing corner of the Emporium building in downtown Ennis Wednesday, giving the building a new look and the downtown another aesthetic improvement. See Justin Tubbs’ report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Old Telico gin now an events center

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Located just five miles outside of Ennis is a place that will take visitors back 75 years or transport them to current, happy times. What used to be the Continental Gin Company, which went out of business in 1962, was bought in May of 2013 by neighboring residents, James and Connie Trojacek. Along with the […]

From the sky to the earth

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After 23 years as a flight attendant with American Airlines and another 6 years in the role of dental hygienist, Betina Hawkins made a major change in her life. From working while traveling 500 miles per hour at 33,000 feet above the ground, she’s now plowing soil at the speed of a John Deere rotary […]

Downtown keystone purchased by EDC


Laying the groundwork in its Downtown Master Plan, the Economic Development Corporation has purchased the property formerly known as the Old Safeway at 302 North Dallas. The commercial property, located two blocks north of Ennis Avenue, is part of the EDC’s strategy to restore life to downtown Ennis. The city suffered a downbeat nearly two […]

Oldest Ennis residence needs moved or faces demo

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The oldest standing residence in Ennis could be demolished soon if the house isn’t moved. Built in 1872, the Mulkey-Loggins house, as historians call it, is more than 140 years old, and the land it sits on is under a contract that will likely close within weeks. See Justin Tubbs’ report in the Ennis Daily […]

Emporium Open House March 19

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March 19 is the date for an Open House at an Ennis landmark, the Emporium on the corner of Ennis Avenue and North Dallas Street. It includes the law offices of Ross Massengill (upper left) and Marcie Schanfish (left), Mark McMullen (center back) of Farmers Insurance, CPA Mike Williamson (right) and Evan Newell (middle front), […]

EDC OK’s agreement with Dakota Drilling

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An agreement between the Ennis Economic Development Corporation and Dakota Drilling that provides a 17.5 acre conditional land grant is nearing completion, says EDC Coordinator Marty Nelson. The property, at 2501 Oak Grove Rd., is across the street from the IOOF Nursing Home. The grant is based upon compliance to a performance agreement, that set […]

Bank day helps students save

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Kids are learning the value of a dollar at a younger age. Sixth graders at both intermediate schools in town – Lummus and Doris Miller – have been saving up their money while learning about how a bank functions with the Ennis State Bank “Bank Day” program. Students are allowed, for a limited time, to […]

Austin students visit EDN

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Remember what it was like to be a kid and wonder, “What will I be when I grow up?” Austin Elementary students visited the Ennis Daily News Office Wednesday to get a taste of the newspaper business. Students floated from advertising, editorial, and the publisher’s office. They even took a trip into the back to […]

ERMC names Daugherty new CEO

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Ennis Regional Medical Center and Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia on Tuesday announced that Alan Daugherty has been named chief executive officer (CEO) of both hospitals, effective immediately. Daugherty has served as interim CEO of Ennis Regional and Parkview Regional since October 2014. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Massage, meditation, and movement

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Your Spirit Sparkle focuses on mindfulness, massage, meditation and movement.

ESB educates EHS class with tour

EDN Photo by Justin Tubbs / Bramlet Beard, president and CEO of Ennis State Bank, helps students file into the vault during a bank tour on Thursday.

Ennis State Bank continues to provide educational opportunities for students.

Parkinson’s group punching it out

EDN photo by Justin Tubbs / Michelle Leatherman-Ontiveros is flanked by Barbara Lankford (left) and Lisa Laza. The three of them are working together to form Punch It Out Parkinson's, a non-contact boxing class for people with mobility-related medical problems, especially Parkinson's disease.

Ellis County Parkinson’s patients are heading into the boxing ring with their disease.

Texas Motorplex plans for 2015 encore

Gabriella Stevenson is on the cutting edge of motor sports as America's lone female president and general manager of a facility on the national event circuit. She is flanked by former Texas Rangers catcher Pudge Rodriguez (left) and Billy Meyer, drag-racing icon and owner of the quarter-mile Texas Motorplex.

After a banner year in 2014, the Texas Motorplex is gearing up for a repeat performance in Ennis.

Cotton Patch makes grand opening

Photo by Justin Tubbs / City Manager Chuck Ewings (right) speaks to a crowd outside Ennis' new Cotton Patch Cafe on Monday during the store's grand opening ribbon cutting.

Cotton Patch Cafe made its much anticipated grand opening Monday.

Farmers Market opens in April

EDN photo by Mark Warde / Nancy and Mayor Russel Thomas were regular shoppers at the Farmers Market in 2014. They also took part in several cooking demonstrations at Minnie McDowell Park in downtown Ennis.

After a successful first season, the Ennis Farmers Market is planning to build on its accomplishments heading into the 2015 season.

Cotton Patch opening set for the new year

Photo by Justin Tubbs / Cotton Patch Cafe announced in June it would bring a restaurant to Ennis. Less than five months later, the location is set to open.

The long-awaited Cotton Patch Cafe is set to open Jan. 6.

Hicks new publisher-editor of Daily News

EDN photo by Justin Tubbs / Brad Hicks stands near the press line at The Ennis Daily News.

Ellis County Newspapers, Inc., today announced Brad Hicks as Publisher and Editor of The Ennis Daily News.

Polyguard boasts new facility

EDN Photo by Justin Tubbs / Polyguard Human Resources Director Jesse De Leon (right) speaks with Rep. Joe Barton about the company's progress Thursday in the new $500,000 facility Polyguard renovated.

Polyguard Products Inc. celebrated a $500,000 renovation to a previously vacant office complex at an after-hours business event Thursday evening, put together by Polyguard at the Ennis Chamber of Commerce.

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