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Weekend storms damage some parts of Ennis

Some local businesses suffered damage from storms that rolled through Sunday night and persisted well into Monday morning. Get the full story in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Support local news, subscribe today!

Chemical mixing plant slates opening for July 1

Lloyd Brown could think of no other way to describe his trip to Ennis–“divine intervention” he called it. Brown, the president of Smart Chemical Services, is heading up the soon-to-be-open Genesis Custom Chemical Blending, LLC, a chemical mixing plant set to open July 1 at 2708 N. E. Main St. Get the details on this […]

City sales tax revenue jumps 22% YTD

A monthly report from the State Comptroller’s Office shows generation of sales tax revenue in Ennis is up some 22 percent from the same period last year. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Officials slate zoning meeting for later this month

Residents and business owners will likely be in attendance later this month as city officials have scheduled a “Zoning Update” meeting that’s being promoted on yard signs posted around town. Get the details on this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

City preps for ‘Love Local’ event

The Downtown Ennis Merchants have been busy decorating their windows and prepping for a Valentine event Saturday… Find this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Ennis ‘Main Street’ program to get national accreditation

Less than two years into its work as a Texas “Main Street” city, Ennis has been recommended by the Texas Historical Commission for national accreditation by the National Main Street Center, potentially making the downtown eligible for certain grants and putting it in the same conversation as some of the state’s most highly regarded downtowns. […]

City gives nod to chemical mixing plant

A new chemical mixing facility will be coming to Ennis after commissioners unanimously approved two provisions to amend zoning regulations at 2708 N.E. Main St., and make a special exception for chemical and petroleum product manufacturing at the location. Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Ag outlook: Ripe for bumper crops

Veteran farmer Bob Beakley, like thousands of other farmers across the nation, is preparing for what he believes will be a bumper crop with a positive payday. Ultimately, though, that is not something he has complete control over. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Support local news, subscribe […]

Two homes burn in county grass fire

Fire officials were able to contain a grass fire near F.M. 1182 Tuesday afternoon, but not before two mobile homes were destroyed. Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Thrift shop closes after water damage

Poppa’s Junk is being forced out of business after extensive water damage from recent storms, according to business owner Tim Brown. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

City alters alcohol restrictions for theater

The Ennis City Commission unanimously approved a request on behalf of Ennis Public Theatre to serve alcohol at the new venue set to open on North Dallas Street. Get the details on this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

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…

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