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Utility corridor possible site of high speed rail line


Dallas-based Texas Central Partners continues to gain momentum towards their plans of installing the nation’s first high speed rail system. The resistance may appear futile to some, but the fight against the bullet train remains defiant. Despite passage of budget Rider 48 in April, the provision that would bar the Texas Department of Transportation from […]

Ennis Chamber auction is Saturday

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The Ennis Chamber of Commerce Auction is Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Sokol Hall. The is the 32nd year for the auction and dinner. It is the major fundraiser for the chamber each year, according to President Jeanette Patak. Through successful auctions, the chamber has been able to promote and provide information about chamber members, […]

Amber Perez brings love to the art of cooking

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A former Sokol cooking instructor hasn’t forsaken her culinary finesse or her teaching ability, and local kids are glad of it. Amber Perez combines her preference for down-home kitchen favorites with a passion for encouraging young cooks in the classes she will now host in her own home, starting the second week of this month. […]

First Lady of Texas to visit Ennis

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Cecilia Abbott, the First Lady of Texas, will be in town on Oct. 20 to recognize the city for being designated into the Texas Historical Commission’s Main Street program. The wife of governor Gregg Abbott will speak at 11 a.m. near Minnie McDowal Park, at 119 N. Dallas St. It will include a ceremony and […]

Farmers Market events includes Saturday concert

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The Farmers Market continues from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Saturdays through October. Sept. 5 will include the live music of Garland’s Jeff Hopson. He is slated to sing downtown at 10:30 a.m. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of […]

EDN archives going digital

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Today, however, archived editions of The Ennis Daily News can only be found if you take a trip to the Ennis Public Library. To view many of the archives, some of which date as far back as the 1890s, you would need to ask for access to a dimly lit library closet. In the closet […]

New eye doctor sees new patients

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Reagan Eye Center, located at 203 NE Main St. in the historic district of downtown Ennis, has increased their services with the addition of Dr. Denise Johnson. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Now open in Ennis

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Pappa Johns Pizza opened on Monday at 1012 E. Ennis Ave., which is located behind Chili’s.

Preview: Always a Bridesmaid at EPT

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Venturing into a realm ripe for ribbing, Ennis Public Theatre takes on the wedding institution in Always a Bridesmaid. Making its world premiere in 2013 at the Runway Theatre in Grapevine, Texas, this play portrays the consummation of prom-night promises made by four friends to always be in the others’ weddings. See the report in […]

Quilt donated for Chamber Auction

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The Ennis Chamber of Commerce annual auction is rapidly approaching and donations are being accepted. This quilt was donated by Henrietta Novotny. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

AMR to replace CareFlite service in Ennis

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Mark Warde [email protected] American Medical Response, which has been selected by both Ellis County and the City of Ennis to serve as the selected provider for much of the area, is involved in contract negotiations with local officials. Coverage and service details will be complete this fall or by Jan. 1, 2016. That is when […]

Sound Hounds return downtown Saturday morning

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Kaufman County’s Acoustic Sound Hounds are returning downtown on Aug. 28 for two-hours of lively country, bluegrass and gospel during the Ennis Farmers Market. They will perform from approximately 10 a.m. until around 12:30 p.m. Described as bluegrass with a twist or country grass, their flavor has been well received in Ennis for years according […]

Time to pick ‘Best of the Best’


Who has the freshest flowers? Who do you trust with your vehicle? Whose pepperoni pizza can you not live without? Who gave the greatest haircuts? What’s the best motel for your guests to stay? Who takes the best care of your teeth? These, and many other questions, will be answered in the near future. By […]

United Way prepares for 2015 campaign

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As the Greater Ennis United Way gears up for its 2015 campaign, board president Tre Bischof has set lofty expectations. United Way’s new goal of $340,000 set by Bischof and the rest of the United Way board is $15,000 higher than last year’s record-setting fundraising campaign, which drew in $325,000, the most ever raised by […]

‘Southern Comforts’ opens season at Theatre Rocks!

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Gus Klingman is a quiet man. A quiet man who likes a lot of space in his home…and really hates the thunderous lightening storms that are so common in New Jersey. He is a widower of six years. Amanda Cross is a Southern Belle from Tennessee who likes to talk…needs to talk…about anything and everything. […]

New acting workshops and classes

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Phoenix Repertory Players have announced improvisational workshop opportunities in September for acting and dance. PRP couples the decision with a new goal of offering year-round opportunities for young actors and dancers. Established six years ago, the local not-for-profit youth theatre company has previously provided one large theatrical production each semester. See the report in the […]

For what it’s worth…

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A connoisseur of antiques who moved to Ennis 7 years ago may miss old haunts back in North Carolina, but he’s found the Texas market for period furniture and fine art as exciting as anywhere else in the country. “Relocating is always an adjustment but I’m very happy here now, and the people of Ennis […]

Patterson recognized for noted award

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Ennis Regional Medical Center director of plant operations James Patterson is the recipient of the prestigious 2015 Mercy Award. The annual honor was established in 2002 to honor the life of Scott L. Mercy, founding chairman and CEO of LifePoint Health. ERMC is one of LifePoint’s hospitals, which are located in 20 states. Patterson is […]

2015 PRIDE of ENNIS Medical Professional of the Year Award: Dr. Nicole Davis

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“Doctors are great, as long as you don’t need them.” The words of Edward E. Rosenbaum in his book, A Taste of My Own Medicine: When the Doctor Is the Patient, summarize the feelings many have about those in the medical profession. Unfortunately the immortal often require the doctoral services of those with both the […]

2015 PRIDE of ENNIS Senior Citizen of the Year Award: Marylyn Wylie

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Congratulations are in order for Marylyn Wylie. PRIDE of ENNIS 2015 Senior Citizen of the Year Award winner. The honor is warranted, according to the many nominations. Asked for a quote, the colorful and candid Wylie jokingly took exception to the title: “All you’re gonna get is a quote you can’t use.” Few people can […]

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