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Baylor Surgicare at Ennis Receives National Recognition for Its Support of Perioperative Nursing Certification

Baylor Surgicare at Ennis announced that with staff member Samantha Allen, RN, CNOR, recently achieving the certification of Certified Nurse Operating Room, the facility has earned the CNOR® Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI). See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read […]

8 students still in running for Ennis Ford perfect attendance car

The new car raffle features this 2011 Chevy Cruze as the big prize.

One student who has not missed a day of school all year will likely need some luck to win a new car for his or her efforts. Ennis Ford launched a partnership with the Ennis Independent School District last August to encourage students to experience the benefits of increased attendance. “Perfect Drive,” a campaign which […]

Moncrief cancer mobile survivorship clinic comes to Ennis

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Check out what just rolled into Ennis. With a ceremonial ribbon cutting at Ennis Regional Medical Center on Tuesday with members of the Chamber of Commerce present, the hometown hospital and a group of Ennis locals welcomed Moncrief Cancer Institute’s new Mobile Survivorship Clinic to town. The cancer institute, based in Fort Worth, recently started […]

Review: The Glass Menagerie: A Great Play Skillfully Enacted

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Only one more weekend of performances remain for audiences to enjoy Ennis Public Theatre’s superb presentation of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. Thanks to Director James Pritchett’s attention to detail, Ennis theatre goers have the rare opportunity to experience a classic American play in all of its authentic glory. See the report in the […]

EDC approves preservation grants

EDN file photo / The hard-hit building at 213 W. Ennis Ave. remains in limbo.

The Ennis Economic Development Corporation met Tuesday and took action on two historic preservation grants for downtown Ennis. Routine items, the votes for passing the grants were unanimous 4-0 votes from the EDC’s Board of Directors. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the […]

Main Street seeks variance on alcohol downtown

EDN file photo / The hard-hit building at 213 W. Ennis Ave. remains in limbo.

Downtown is a place that should have businesses that can sell and serve alcohol. At least, that’s what the Main Street Board in Ennis thinks. On Wednesday night at a regularly scheduled board meeting at the Chamber of Commerce, the Main Street Board unanimously voted to seek out an amendment to the city’s code of […]

Glass Menagerie at Ennis Public Theatre

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A must-see for any true theatre lover, The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams will play at the Ennis Public Theatre for two weekends only (through May 17). Director James Pritchett stages a first-rate production of this iconic American masterpiece that promises theatre goers an authentic experience of Williams’ artistry. Introduced by the opening narration as […]

Sunset Market in Ennis Saturday

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The newest twist on the Ennis Farmers Market, the Second Saturday Sunset Market, is on tap for this Saturday evening, 5-9 p.m. May 9. Headlining the downtown event will be a concert at 6:30 p.m.by Jesse Jennings, a country artist from Fort Worth. He follows last month’s well-received Pontiax rock group. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here […]

Care Flight team introduced at Lions

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During Wednesday’s program at the Lions Club, Chief Executive Officer James Swartz introduced the luncheon audience to local representatives and staffers from Care Flight, who recently began providing emergency services to Ennis. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Heart of downtown welcomes cafe

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People now have another permanent dining option in historic downtown Ennis.
Located in the heart of downtown, the newly renovated Emporium building on the southwest corner of West Ennis Avenue and South Dallas Street, is the home to Vintage Cross Café.

Facade improvement program started in Ennis

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Add another reason to the list as to why so many building owners are fixing up downtown Ennis. At last Monday’s City Commission meeting, the city approved a façade improvement program for historic downtown. Basically, if you’re a building owner downtown and you want to improve the exterior of your building, the city will pay […]

City growth prompts re-signing retail contract

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As the city continues to grow, businesses are showing more and more interest in Ennis. The Ennis Economic Development Corporation (EDC) signed a 12-month contract with Retail Coach, a business that specializes in gathering data and helping Ennis recruit new retailers, on Tuesday. Recently, Retail Coach has helped to recruit new businesses that Aaron Farmer, […]

School board forum Thursday evening


Ennis’ Chamber of Commerce will host its third annual EISD School Board of Trustees public forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Chamber. “The purpose of the event is to allow the local businessmen and women, and all residents to visit with those individuals who are campaigning for seats on the Ennis ISD Board,” Chamber […]

High-speed rail meeting here Thursday

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The Dallas-Houston high-speed rail has been a controversial topic among Ennis residents, farmers and property owners since the project’s inception. Two of the possible lines cut through Ennis, while one passes outside the city. Some people in Ennis don’t understand why, as the railway would only pass through Ennis, with no stops near the city […]

Wray hits hot topics in town hall meeting

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A buzzing, crowded City Hall was the place to be for State Rep. John Wray’s first-ever town hall meeting as a House representative. Sitting before him were a group of citizens whom, after a 30-minute presentation, which included local news of his District Office opening in Waxahachie and news from the State Capitol in Austin, […]

Bohemian Railway Antiques and Gifts opens downtown

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Located in the heart of historic downtown, Bohemian Railway Antiques and Gifts – which opened on April 1, looks to bridge yesteryear with modern-day Ennis. Owner Linda Calvert, whose maiden surname is Blazek, is of full-blooded Czech decent. She chose the name Bohemian (boh-hee-mee-uh n) due to its gypsy-like connection to the language of Bohemia […]

Ennis Main Street picks MESA Design Group

EDN file photo / The hard-hit building at 213 W. Ennis Ave. remains in limbo.

After live interviews with prospective businesses who specialize in revitalizing historic downtowns, the Ennis Main Street board voted unanimously in favor of MESA Design Group of Dallas. The international firm is a leader in landscape architecture, planning and urban design with 35 years in downtown restoration. They will come alongside Ennis is developing conceptual and […]

Disc golf course sponsors sought

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Efforts to install a municipal disc golf course in Ennis are in need of help from local businesses. Former City Commissioner Jess Haupt said Monday that businesses can get their name posted on baskets or at the beginning of the course by donating to the course’s construction. The construction for the course, which will be […]

CrossFit has special workout Saturday

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As a celebration of the Easter season, members of one local fitness group will be doing something other than stuffing their faces with deviled egg this Saturday. At 10 a.m., Saturday, at Refiners Fire Ministries, CrossFit Ellis, a group that meets in Ennis, will be partaking in a special Workout of the Day, or WOD […]

Farmers Market has new coordinator

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Saturday’s second season debut of the Ennis Farmers Market was the first for Jeremy Simmons, who was recently hired as the new coordinator of the event. An Ennis resident, EHS graduate and current student at Dallas Baptist University will assist Becky McCarty, Main Street manager. The Farmers Market is listed under the MS umbrella. See […]

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