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Brookshire’s planning Ennis store


A new grocery store is coming to town.

Golden Chick to open Monday

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The latest new restaurant in Ennis is bringing in what franchisee Jeff Bankston calls “a chicken concept like no one around here has ever seen.”

Unemployment jumps in Ellis County

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Unemployment filings jumped significantly in Ellis County in June.

Industry on the grow

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / U.S. Polyco’s Marvin Small stands beside the Ennis facility’s new asphalt tanks, added as part of an expansion effort at the local plant.

U.S. Polyco has a lot to be happy about.

Local realtor chosen for D Magazine honor

Laurie Mah of RE/MAX About Dallas has been named one of “The Best Real Estate Agents” in Dallas by D Magazine for 2012.

ERMC plans blood drive

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Ennis Regional Medical Center will hold a blood drive at its facility next week. The drive starts will last from noon until 5 p.m. July 10 at the hospital in Room 119. For every person who donates blood in July, you get a gift certificate for a free pint of Blue Bell ice cream!  You’ll […]

Speaker shares strategies

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Marc Willson brought his expertise to the Ennis Chamber of Commerce on Thursday morning on how local businesses can best capitalize on local events.

Doc’s Beverage upgrades

Ennis Daily News photo by Phil Banker / Ice lovers take note: Doc’s Beverage owner Imran Meer is providing pebbled ice at his business after a little market research revealed a love for the commodity in the community.

Imran Meer, owner of Doc’s Beverage at 1103 E. Ennis Ave. hopes the latest addition to his store will bring in more thirsty customers.

Bella Italia focuses on quality

Ennis Daily News photo by Phil Banker / Co-owner Benni Selimi said Bella Italia has refocused on freshness and quality in its Italian cuisine.

The restaurant formerly known as Marsala’s is under new management, with a new name and new focus on quality.

Direct Energy plans closure

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City manager Steve Howerton confirmed today Direct Energy’s Ennis center is planning to shut down in September.

Gas prices hold steady

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While gas prices in Texas have snuck 6 cents higher this week, Ennis has remained fairly stable in its range of prices.

Gas prices top Texas average in Ennis

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Retail gas prices in Texas have jumped more than 10 cents this week, and prices in Ennis are scraping closer to $4 as the spring moves forward.

Holt cuts the ribbon

Dr. Edward Holt, DO, officially entered the local business community’s network with a ribbon cutting Feb. 9. The new OBGYN?on the Ennis Regional?Medical Center staff and native of Rosengberg holds degrees from Austin College and the University of Health?Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Mo. He also completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology in 2004.

Dr. Edward Holt, DO, officially entered the local business community’s network with a ribbon cutting Feb. 9.

Dlabaj receives new position at Polyguard

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Polyguard Products, Inc., is pleased to announce the promotion of Dolores Dlabaj to the position of Senior Customer Support Specialist.

Ennis grad stresses quality

Ennis Daily News photo by Phil Banker / Dan Jordan, owner and operator of Thrifty Barn, stands outside his store with his intern, Charlisa Williams. The "upscale resale" store has been open for three and a half months, he said.

Phil Banker, [email protected] Seekers of upscale fashion need no longer make the trip up to Dallas. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story! Ennis native and former professional athlete Dan Jordan provides “upscale, name-brand resale” at Thrifty Barn at 107 W. Ennis Ave.    

Culpepper and Lawrence opens

The Ennis Chamber of Commerce welcomed the CPA firm of Culpepper and Lawrence to town in late November with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the company’s Ennis Avenue location. The firm is a cooperative effort of Lana Lawrence and Misty Culpepper.

New doctor calling Ennis Regional home

Dr. Edward Holt

After a month in town, Dr. Edward Holt is ready to begin the next step in a long journey out of Texas and back again.

Code ordinance up for changes

While Ennis city commissioners are trying to work out the details of coming road construction, they’ve also been tasked with considering changes to the citywide code enforcement ordinance.

Plant marks safety milestones

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / U.S. Rep. Joe Barton and Ennis Mayor Russell Thomas flip hamburgers at the GAF Day event held Thursday in honor of employee safety achievements at the plant.

With more than 250 employees, GAF Matierlals Corporation’s Ennis facility took it as a great stride forward when it was able to mark a pair of occupational safety milestones last week.

Sign crushes Chili’s

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Chili’s is closed down while ownership faces the daunting task of repairing the roof after the restaurant sign collapsed on top of the building this morning.

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