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Palmer residents react to news of Walmart closing

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Less than a year after it opened, the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Palmer is scheduled to permanently close on Jan. 28, alongside 153 other Walmart stores across the United States. Also set to close are two Walmart Express stores in the area, one in Italy and the other in Kemp. The decision, which the retail […]

Vintage Cross Expands

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Mark Warde [email protected] Vintage Cross, just eight months old, continues to expand both its menu and its services. Standing at the corner of West Ennis Avenue and South Dallas Street inside the iconic Emporium building, is part of what is becoming a downtown destination. The restaurant, now eight months old, is making their identity clear. […]

Starbucks has opening date


Justin Tubbs [email protected] A Starbucks manager said Monday that the new store at next to Chipotle at 905 E. Ennis Ave. is set to open on Jan. 29. Harry Smith, the acting manager at the local store, said one of the differences is the drive-thru, which will be located on the east side of the […]

Livery Marketplace part of tourist destination

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Mark Warde [email protected] Passersby have witnessed the progress, often obscured by scaffolding along West Ennis Avenue, of the facing the Livery Building has experienced in its restoration since the tornado of May 17, 2013. Repairs to the roof and the interior have been a challenge at 213 and 215 W. Ennis Ave., but nothing as […]

Chipotle set for Feb opening

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] A regional manager with Chipotle, Sara Wilhite, said the new local store, which is located in Ennis’ main retail district, is set to open on Feb. 10. According to Wilhite, the building, which will become the home for the Chipotle restaurant as well as a Starbucks next door, has finished the construction […]

Mother-daughter duo bring flair to LOE

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Mark Warde [email protected] There is something about Christmas that brings out the giving spirit in people. For Linda Calvert and her daughter Breanna, it moves them to community service and beyond. Owner of a new business downtown, Bohemian Railway, which specializes in antiques and gifts, Linda has also developed a flair for the dramatic. Breanna, […]

Theatre Rocks! ‘A Christmas Story’

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PJ Searsy Special to the EDN Let me say this right up front. “A Christmas Story,” written by Philip Grecian, as directed by Bill Rhoten may be the funniest Christmas play you’ll ever see in live performance. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <a href=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and […]

A New Entry

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Cutting through concrete and bricks to pave the way for a new entry is Jon Zmolik, of Ennis. DRD Custom Construction is doing the work on the old Calhoun Building at Knox and North Dallas.   See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <a href=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read […]

Papa Johns serves up the works

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Mark Warde [email protected] Listening to Frank Sarfani describing the hottest-selling pizza at the new Papa Johns in Ennis can toss a craving on the listener. The manager of the newest pizzeria, located behind Chili’s at 1012 E. Ennis Ave., has an energetic personality and story to boot. Together with Asif (AH-sif), his India-born brother, they […]

Law firm adds Ennis’ Thomas

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Mark Warde [email protected] With apologies to Judy Garland, who, as Dorothy famously said, “There’s no place like home,” Ennis native Rebecca Thomas, after seven years preparing to be a lawyer, has returned home to begin her practice. “It’s great to be back home,” she said, “even though its a different dynamic returning as a working […]

Old buildings validated by restoration: West Knox, North Dallas streets revived by preservation

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Mark Warde [email protected] Momentum of rebuilding downtown Ennis gains with each edifice that is preserved or restored for modern-day use. David Lindauer has caught the vision of reviving history. The retired insurance executive is converting the 100-year old, two-story Calhoun building, located at 200 W. Knox St. at the corner of North Dallas. Formerly Calhoun’s […]

City passes ordinance to move forward with Sterilite project


Justin Tubbs [email protected] On Monday the Ennis City Commission unanimously approved the Economic Development Corporation budget amendment of $250,000 to allow for an economic development agreement with Sterilite Corporation. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Eye of the Beholder

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Randy Bryan Bigham Contributor Ennis photographer Jina Armstrong loves her hometown and the exciting occasions she records, from weddings to birthdays to large group portraits of friends and families. “I love the memories connected to photography,” Armstrong admitted. “It’s a blessing to be part of a memory that might be hanging on a wall in […]

Macabre Madness at Midnight

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By J Nicewanger Just in time for Halloween, Ennis Public Theatre brings to stage the comedy thriller I’ll Be Back Before Midnight. In a rustic farmhouse near the middle of nowhere, spooky goings on hint at hauntings by ghosts of victims from a grizzly murder. Eerie sound effects and lighting complete the creepy character of […]

Theatre Rocks! presents Deathtrap


Deathtrap by Ira Levin opens this Friday, Oct. 9, at Theatre Rocks! This comedy-thriller brings twists and turns that takes it’s audience on a ride they will be talking about long after the last curtain call. All stage veterans, the top-notch cast includes: Larry LeMaster as Sidney Bruhl, Caryn Spaniel as Myra Bruhl, Eric Hanson […]

MTC launches free classes, new radio

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More Than Conquerors School of Theology, located on South Clay Street in Ennis, has announced a fall line-up of free courses for area adults. In 2012 Dr. J. David Ford purchased the former Claystone Health Care Center and has turned the facility into a hub of Christian education. Starting next week MTC will offer three […]

Still Ticking: Frank’s Towne historic clock sent for repair, brings back memories

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When Henrietta Novotny’s husband, Frank, died of cancer in 1998, one of his last wishes was to close their iconic downtown jewelry store Frank’s Towne. While the Novotnys’ aim was to always provide a reliable shopping experience and to develop a relationship with the community, they would never have imagined their legacy would still be […]

Joe Matous: Making things work

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Blessed with a good sense of humor, it is no wonder Joe Matous has a large number of friends. But his trade skills, combined with his personality, makes his selection as the Best of the Best a natural choice. Joe Matous Electrical Contractors has been in business for over 10 years. Prior to that he […]

Security installed against Texas twisters

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Michael and Kristi Russelburg just made a rare investment in security. The couple, however, hopes to never take advantage of their new purchase. This past weekend they had a storm shelter installed inside their garage. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Taste of Ennis a week away


All the best Ennis chefs in one place sounds like a dream, but for the past 23 years, it’s turned into an Ennis tradition. Sept. 24 at Knights of Columbus Hall will mark the 23rd annual Taste of Ennis event to benefit Helping Hands of Ennis. Judi Hejny, Helping Hands executive director, knows just how […]

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