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Boys and Girls Club plans to expand in Ennis

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The Boys and Girls Club of Ennis served more than 480 youths last year, and it is only planning to expand even further, as announced Thursday night at Tabernacle Church at the organization’s 16th Annual Steak and Burger fundraiser. During the ceremony, Kristina Jones, regional vice president for organizational and executive development services, served as […]

Watson shares plans for Unity in the Community

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With the popularity of this weekend’s Unity One Summer Music Festival at the Ennis Farmers Market, the larger success of the organization behind it, Unity in the Community, has been brought into focus. Educator Charlotte Watson, co-founder of the group with her mother Shirley Watson and aunt Patricia Wilborn, said she’s proud the program has […]

Commission visiting downtown plans Monday


Monday, the Ennis City Commission will make two important decisions regarding downtown Ennis. On the agenda for its regularly scheduled meeting are an ordinance approving the establishment of alcohol-selling businesses within 300 feet of schools, churches and hospitals in the downtown area and a possible resolution authorizing the city to enter into an agreement with […]

Waxahachie ambulance decision may affect Ennis


Fire Chief Jeff Aycock said Waxahachie Fire Chief Ricky Boyd has sought fire department based ambulance services for years, so Aycock wasn’t that surprised when he heard the Waxahachie City Council approved fire based ambulance services last week. Starting Jan. 2 of next year, the city of Waxahachie will forego services with private entity, CareFlite, […]

EDC says Ok to TIRZ study, land sales


One of the topics of discussion among city staff and committees recently has revolved around the possibility of tax increment financing in the downtown area. Wednesday afternoon, at City Hall, the Ennis Economic Development Corporation entertained the idea a bit more, when it approved funding to do a feasibility study for a tax increment reinvestment […]

Blazek wins ‘Perfect’ car from Ennis Ford

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Nathan Blazek watched his chances increase a little more every time someone put the key into the lock and tried to turn it, only to find that they weren’t the winners. Friday night at Lion Memorial Stadium, just before graduation, the sophomore Ennis High School student won a brand new car, and at 16 years […]

‘The Traveling Lady’ at Theatre Rocks

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Another voyaging soul set in motion by Horton Foote will reappear on the stage of Theatre Rocks! In Ennis. Just as Mrs. Carrie Watts, the dauntless heroine of “The Trip to Bountiful” is preparing to board her last bus, along comes Mrs. Georgette Thomas (Samantha Green), a younger but likewise indomitable woman, seeking to put […]

P&Z, city pushing for ‘bed and breakfast’ ordinance

When Sam and JoAnne Ventura decided about six months ago they wanted to turn their home into a bed and breakfast inn, they approached the city about it. What the city found was that there is currently no specific ordinance for zoning a bed and breakfast, so Monday night, Ennis’ planning and zoning board met […]

Nepal native continues to seek local help

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There was little to think about when Krish Lamichhane heard of the devastating earthquake that shook the place he still calls home. He knew immediately it was his job to help. Along with other members of the Nepalese Society of Texas, based in Dallas, the local owner of the convenience store, Charlie’s Grocery, took a […]

Perfect Attendance = Perfect Drive from Ennis Ford

Ennis Ford, which offered one Ennis student with perfect attendance a free car upon graduation, will have to break the tie after as many as 32 may finish the year without missing a day. To be eligible, students have to own a valid driver’s license while maintaining perfect presence during roll call at Ennis High […]

New Hope Church finds home downtown

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Much has been made of city ordinances regarding establishments who serve alcohol near a church, school or hospital. New Hope Church, who begin holding services downtown this month, have a different point of view. “We’re not here to keep something out,” said senior pastor Buck Marshall, “but rather, to bring something, or someone in,” in […]

Public hearing to give people a say in downtown alcohol distance issue


As downtown Ennis continues to develop and new businesses move in, concerns regarding alcohol sales have arisen as a result of a church moving in. On Monday, the city commission will hold a public hearing regarding this issue during its regularly scheduled meeting at City Hall. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click […]

Planners say Kaufman Street, Lake Bardwell are big ideas

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Francois de Kock thinks all great plans should have one or two big ideas that go outside the box and prompt drastic changes. The project director with Halff Associates Inc. said as much Thursday night when he and his associate, Jay Narayana, went before the city’s Comprehensive Plan Action Committee to provide an update on […]

Ennis Foot & Ankle Clinic takes first steps here

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Dr. Jeffrey Petty has been serving patients from Ennis almost since the inception of his Corsicana Foot Clinic in 1999. But that service to Ennis has taken a big next step, as he opened his Ennis Foot & Ankle clinic here earlier in 2015. The Ennis office is located at 601 S. Clay, Suite 103, […]

Baylor Surgicare at Ennis Receives National Recognition for Its Support of Perioperative Nursing Certification

Baylor Surgicare at Ennis announced that with staff member Samantha Allen, RN, CNOR, recently achieving the certification of Certified Nurse Operating Room, the facility has earned the CNOR® Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI). See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read […]

8 students still in running for Ennis Ford perfect attendance car

The new car raffle features this 2011 Chevy Cruze as the big prize.

One student who has not missed a day of school all year will likely need some luck to win a new car for his or her efforts. Ennis Ford launched a partnership with the Ennis Independent School District last August to encourage students to experience the benefits of increased attendance. “Perfect Drive,” a campaign which […]

Moncrief cancer mobile survivorship clinic comes to Ennis

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Check out what just rolled into Ennis. With a ceremonial ribbon cutting at Ennis Regional Medical Center on Tuesday with members of the Chamber of Commerce present, the hometown hospital and a group of Ennis locals welcomed Moncrief Cancer Institute’s new Mobile Survivorship Clinic to town. The cancer institute, based in Fort Worth, recently started […]

Review: The Glass Menagerie: A Great Play Skillfully Enacted

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Only one more weekend of performances remain for audiences to enjoy Ennis Public Theatre’s superb presentation of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. Thanks to Director James Pritchett’s attention to detail, Ennis theatre goers have the rare opportunity to experience a classic American play in all of its authentic glory. See the report in the […]

EDC approves preservation grants

EDN file photo / The hard-hit building at 213 W. Ennis Ave. remains in limbo.

The Ennis Economic Development Corporation met Tuesday and took action on two historic preservation grants for downtown Ennis. Routine items, the votes for passing the grants were unanimous 4-0 votes from the EDC’s Board of Directors. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the […]

Main Street seeks variance on alcohol downtown

EDN file photo / The hard-hit building at 213 W. Ennis Ave. remains in limbo.

Downtown is a place that should have businesses that can sell and serve alcohol. At least, that’s what the Main Street Board in Ennis thinks. On Wednesday night at a regularly scheduled board meeting at the Chamber of Commerce, the Main Street Board unanimously voted to seek out an amendment to the city’s code of […]

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