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Specialist retires after six decades

Douglas Madeville

  Longtime radio and TV repairman, Douglas Madewell retired Monday after being in business repairing radios and TVs in Ennis for 64 years. Madewell started repairing radios at the age of 17 in a little shed within the old OK Garage, which was located on North Kaufman Street. He married Lorena Walker on Feb. 10,1944, […]

Go Dance wins big this weekend

Our Black Team, Emma Howard, Madalyn Madalyn Martinez, Cassie Snow, Brooke Betik and Kloe Jansonious, performed a character routine to Johnny Cash's Ragged Old Flag and a Blue Grass Version of the National Anthem.  The girls placed 1st in the Character Division and placed 3rd in Overall High Score for their entire age group.

GO! Dance and Gymnastics Studio sent two teams to compete in a Regional Dance competition this weekend in Kennedale and had some big winners in the group. Our Red Team consisted of Malia Montoya and Kendell Roberts, who performed a soul stirring lyrical duet to Amazing Grace.  The duet placed first in their Lyrical Division. […]

Czech dignitaries set for Polka Festival visit

Karel Schwarzenberg

Ennis will play host to a group of dignitaries from the Czech Republic at this year’s Polka Festival.

Oncor rate hike softened


Ennis’ teamwork with more than 140 other municipalities protesting a planned Oncor rate increase looks like it will lessen the blow of the requested boost.

H-E-B reaches out to join in wildfire fight

HEB logo

H-E-B and Central Market have activated an emergency response unit to assist the American Red Cross and Texas firefighters as the state combats wildfires in West and North Texas.

ESB experiencing processing delays

Ennis State Bank

Ennis State Bank released the following announcement about processing delays in their system. “We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our processing systems. “We are working diligently to be processing before end of day (04/18/11) however, at this time all Internet processing, ACH, and transfers will be on hold until the systems are repaired. “If […]

Providence Title opens in Ennis

The Ennis Chamber of Commerce celebrated a ribbon cutting for Providence Title on Tuesday. Business representatives on hand included Team Leader Tracie Fleming, Escrow Officer Sharon Thomas, Client Services Representative Keri Greer and President Lynda Tiedtka.

Providence Title company celebrated the opening of its office in Ennis, at 1905 West Ennis Ave.

Campaign aims to grow donor list

Scott and Brenda Rider, and their daughters Alexis, Chelsea and Sarah are pictured about three years after Scott Rider's successful liver transplant.

This month, locals can make a small donation to support organ donation at a local Valvoline Express Care Center as part of a nationwide campaign, thanks in large part to the vision of local organ recipient Scott Rider.

Myers headed to Fat Daddy’s

Whiskey Myers will play at Fat Daddy's.

Five-piece southern rock outfit Whiskey Myers is bringing their dynamic live show and a potent taste of “firewater” to Waxhachie’s Fat Daddy’s on Friday.

Allen Samuels gives back

Employees from Allen Samuels pose for a photo prior to delivering meals on Wednesday.

Employees of Allen Samuels Autoplex in Ennis volunteered their time Wednesday to deliver meals to homebound elderly clients of Meals on Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties in the area.

CertainTeed reopens

CertainTeed celebrated the reopening of their Ennis production facility at 2901 N. Kaufman on Thursday. On hand for the event (from left) were Jeannette Patak, Chamber president, CertainTeed Vice President of Operations George Wattman, Mayor Russell Thomas, CertainTeed President Guillaume Texier, DJ Damberger and Joe Quaranta. Employees Dondre Johnson and Chris Montemayor (not pictured) held the ribbon for Texier to cut.

CertainTeed Corporation formally marked the reopening of its Ennis facility 10 months after the initial announcement that it was coming back to town.

Polka Festival preparations under way

2010 Polka Festival king and queen Jon Marek and Angela Adamcik wave to the crowd. The couple will hand over the crowns at this year's festival opener on the Friday evening before the weekend festival.

The community of Ennis is focused on all things bluebonnet, but plans are also in the works for next month’s National Polka Festival.

Cook-off brings out grillmasters

Competitors from all over turn out to be a part of the Annual Bluebonnet Barbecue Cook-off.

The annual barbecue cookoff is put together by the Ennis Chamber of Commerce.

Tax revenue falls


Ennis has logged a slight decrease in its year-over-year April sales tax payment.

Cook-off countdown ticks

The boots and barbecue cooker setups for the annual Ennis Chamber of Commerce event have a way of showing the individual cook's personalities.

The 5th annual Bluebonnet Barbecue Cook-off will bring grill masters from throughout the Metroplex and beyond to compete in Ennis on Saturday and participants and judges are still welcome.

Children’s author Crummel coming to EPL


A famous face will soon be stopping by the Ennis Public Library to greet the children of Ennis.

TAMKO develops Twitter feed


TAMKO Building Products is entering the world of social networking with a Twitter feed.  This is the company’s first official use of a social networking site.  Those interested can follow TAMKO on Twitter at @TAMKO_News. In our increasingly fast-paced technological culture, TAMKO believes Twitter is another way to quickly distribute information to customers, suppliers, journalists and […]

Downtown Zumba following grows


Zumba is an exercise craze that has swept over the nation with Ennis as no exception, and now fans will have two more chances each week to join the party downtown.

Chamber cook-off returns

This year's Bluebonnet Cookoff is expected to be one of the largest in the five year history of the event.

Another highlight of the month-long Bluebonnet Trails, apart from the Bluebonnet Festival, is the fifth annual Bluebonnet Barbecue Cook-off.

Mattingly’s love for children adds to pediatric team

Emily Mattingly

For Emily Mattingly, choosing a career path involving children was always an obvious choice.

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