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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.

Madison Hall has happy history

EDN photo by Mark Warde / Melinda Henry handles much of the calendar of events for Madison Hall, 906 S. Kaufman St.

Nearing 75 years old, the social life of Madison Hall remains vibrant and young.

Customer service top goal of new business

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Helping supply financial loans for immediate needs is what Atlas Credit does for business. Warmth and friendliness is way they aim to treat their customers.

Pops Burger Stand, a fresh blend of a bygone era

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Having opened just over a month ago, Pop’s Burger Stand is serving up the freshest hamburgers in town and ice cold root beer in frosted, glass mugs.

Polyguard turns 60

Ennis Daily News photo by Phil Banker / As CEO John Muncaster looks on, Mayor Russell Thomas reads a proclamation commemorating Dec. 13, 2013 as “Polyguard Day” in recognition of the company's success and corporate citizenship.

Ennis-based Polyguard celebrated 60 years of operation with employees, families, vendors and friends Friday night at the Ennis National Bank Event Center.

UPDATE: Power back for most of town


Oncor’s Paul Hernandez said much of the eastern area of Ennis left in the dark by power outages this morning is back online, with fewer than 100 remaining in town without power as of 3:30 p.m.

‘It’s at our front door’

Ennis Daily News photo by Phil Banker / Brett Howard and Ruth Haddock with the Texas Department of Banking spoke with business owners Friday at the Ennis Chamber of Commerce about how to protect themselves from online theft and fraud.

Whether you are an individual or a small business, everyone is a possible victim of online fraud and theft, according to two cyber crime experts from the Texas Department of Banking.

Bardwell shows the shutdown touches us

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Lake Bardwell’s public access points are local area casualties of the federal government shutdown.

Chamber leadership urges participation

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Ennis ISD Board President Bramlet Beard spoke on a number of hot-button topics surrounding the school district at Monday’s Chamber of Commerce Awards Luncheon, including the search for a new superintendent of schools.

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The Ennis Chamber of Commerce has tapped the president of both Ennis State Bank and the Ennis ISD School Board as the guest speaker for Monday’s awards luncheon.

Salon building owners hunting for a buyer

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The owners of Salon 207, one of the properties damaged by the tornado on May 16, are interesting in finding a buyer for the building.

CEO: Employee buy-in fueling firm’s success

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The CEO of Polyguard Products spoke at the Ennis Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly luncheon on Friday on the company’s 21 years of sales growth.

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