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Glass Menagerie at Ennis Public Theatre

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A must-see for any true theatre lover, The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams will play at the Ennis Public Theatre for two weekends only (through May 17). Director James Pritchett stages a first-rate production of this iconic American masterpiece that promises theatre goers an authentic experience of Williams’ artistry. Introduced by the opening narration as […]

Sunset Market in Ennis Saturday

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The newest twist on the Ennis Farmers Market, the Second Saturday Sunset Market, is on tap for this Saturday evening, 5-9 p.m. May 9. Headlining the downtown event will be a concert at 6:30 p.m.by Jesse Jennings, a country artist from Fort Worth. He follows last month’s well-received Pontiax rock group. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here […]

Care Flight team introduced at Lions

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During Wednesday’s program at the Lions Club, Chief Executive Officer James Swartz introduced the luncheon audience to local representatives and staffers from Care Flight, who recently began providing emergency services to Ennis. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Heart of downtown welcomes cafe

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People now have another permanent dining option in historic downtown Ennis.
Located in the heart of downtown, the newly renovated Emporium building on the southwest corner of West Ennis Avenue and South Dallas Street, is the home to Vintage Cross Café.

Facade improvement program started in Ennis

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Add another reason to the list as to why so many building owners are fixing up downtown Ennis. At last Monday’s City Commission meeting, the city approved a façade improvement program for historic downtown. Basically, if you’re a building owner downtown and you want to improve the exterior of your building, the city will pay […]

City growth prompts re-signing retail contract

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As the city continues to grow, businesses are showing more and more interest in Ennis. The Ennis Economic Development Corporation (EDC) signed a 12-month contract with Retail Coach, a business that specializes in gathering data and helping Ennis recruit new retailers, on Tuesday. Recently, Retail Coach has helped to recruit new businesses that Aaron Farmer, […]

School board forum Thursday evening

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Ennis’ Chamber of Commerce will host its third annual EISD School Board of Trustees public forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Chamber. “The purpose of the event is to allow the local businessmen and women, and all residents to visit with those individuals who are campaigning for seats on the Ennis ISD Board,” Chamber […]

High-speed rail meeting here Thursday

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The Dallas-Houston high-speed rail has been a controversial topic among Ennis residents, farmers and property owners since the project’s inception. Two of the possible lines cut through Ennis, while one passes outside the city. Some people in Ennis don’t understand why, as the railway would only pass through Ennis, with no stops near the city […]

Wray hits hot topics in town hall meeting

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A buzzing, crowded City Hall was the place to be for State Rep. John Wray’s first-ever town hall meeting as a House representative. Sitting before him were a group of citizens whom, after a 30-minute presentation, which included local news of his District Office opening in Waxahachie and news from the State Capitol in Austin, […]

Bohemian Railway Antiques and Gifts opens downtown

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Located in the heart of historic downtown, Bohemian Railway Antiques and Gifts – which opened on April 1, looks to bridge yesteryear with modern-day Ennis. Owner Linda Calvert, whose maiden surname is Blazek, is of full-blooded Czech decent. She chose the name Bohemian (boh-hee-mee-uh n) due to its gypsy-like connection to the language of Bohemia […]

Ennis Main Street picks MESA Design Group

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After live interviews with prospective businesses who specialize in revitalizing historic downtowns, the Ennis Main Street board voted unanimously in favor of MESA Design Group of Dallas. The international firm is a leader in landscape architecture, planning and urban design with 35 years in downtown restoration. They will come alongside Ennis is developing conceptual and […]

Disc golf course sponsors sought

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Efforts to install a municipal disc golf course in Ennis are in need of help from local businesses. Former City Commissioner Jess Haupt said Monday that businesses can get their name posted on baskets or at the beginning of the course by donating to the course’s construction. The construction for the course, which will be […]

CrossFit has special workout Saturday

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As a celebration of the Easter season, members of one local fitness group will be doing something other than stuffing their faces with deviled egg this Saturday. At 10 a.m., Saturday, at Refiners Fire Ministries, CrossFit Ellis, a group that meets in Ennis, will be partaking in a special Workout of the Day, or WOD […]

Farmers Market has new coordinator

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Saturday’s second season debut of the Ennis Farmers Market was the first for Jeremy Simmons, who was recently hired as the new coordinator of the event. An Ennis resident, EHS graduate and current student at Dallas Baptist University will assist Becky McCarty, Main Street manager. The Farmers Market is listed under the MS umbrella. See […]

United Way adds Give-A-Kid-A-Chance

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Fresh from capping a record-setting fundraising campaign, the board of the Ennis United Way has approved Give-A-Kid-A-Chance as an affiliated agency. GAKAC, licensed as a non-profit organization as an outreach and service project of Bridge Builders, is a community-wide event in August to provide support to families preparing children for the start of a new […]

Bischof to lead United Way

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The local chapter of the United Way has announced Tre Bischof as the 2015 president and that he will share the campaign chairman role with Adam Fuentes. The United Way also announced other new directors. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Ennis Day at the Capitol Thursday

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A trip to the State Capitol for Ennis Chamber of Commerce Day was an overall good experience, said members of the Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. “Getting to sit down and talk with John Wray was real neat,” said Bob Taylor, a long-time Ennis resident and Ennis Host Lions Club leader. “That was probably the […]

New business opportunities loom for Ennis

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Presenting the foundation that new franchise businesses in Ennis can expect, the Economic Development Corporation held an informative meeting on Tuesday at the public library. The purpose of the hour-long session was to discuss the dynamics and advantages of becoming a franchisee as well as defining a list of retailers and restaurants who have expressed […]

Brookdale gets a facelift

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Brookdale Senior Living, formerly the Sterling House, recently got a $400,000 makeover, and staff and residents invited the public to come see at a Business After Hours event on Tuesday. With hors d’oeuvres, wine, and live music, residents tapped their feet and sung along while others chatted with guests. See the report in the Ennis […]

McCarty asks Ennis to see Main Street vision

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Becky McCarty painted a word picture. The Ennis Main Street coordinator asked people to envision westbound travelers crossing the crest at the railroad tracks on Ennis Avenue, and being greeted with “Welcome to Historic Downtown Ennis.” She offered that, and more, during a 20-minute presentation about the Main Street program during Monday’s Ennis Chamber of […]

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