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2015 PRIDE of ENNIS Partner: J.E. Keever Mortuary has helped families for 97 years

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Families are important to the Keever family. The lineage in the Ennis-based family’s business dates 97 years, when James Edwin Keever, Sr., purchased J.W. Neal Undertakers and Embalmers in May 1918. He soon changed the name of the business to J.E. Keever Undertakers and Embalmers and began his newly-acquired business with two other employees. Today, […]

QuikTrip coming to Ennis


QuikTrip, a Tulsa, Oklahoma-based chain of convenience stores and gasoline, has revealed its plans to build a new station in Ennis. It will be located at the site of the current Valero station on East Ennis Avenue at I-45. The Valero facility and gas tanks will be removed. Jake Petras, QuikTrip Dallas Division real estate […]

Game on: Tye Chandler recalls days covering Ennis sports

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It’s been three years since he reported on local school athletics, but former Ennis Daily News Sports Editor Tye Chandler still has happy memories of the Bluebonnet City. “I remember Ennis as the place I spent eight and a half years,” he said in a recent EDN interview in which he discussed his days covering […]

Beats and Eats: Saturday concert at Sunset Market

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The final summer concert at the Sunset Market is set for downtown this Saturday on the corner of Knox and North Dallas streets. James Gilliland and his band, James G & The Sidestreet Cryers, will perform between 6-9 p.m. See the report in the Friday, Aug. 7, Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up […]

IOOF reopens, ready for residents

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One of Ennis’ oldest pillars, the IOOF Retirement Center, has returned after a brief 10 month hiatus. Now 105 years old, the Home for the Aged closed its doors towards the end of 2014, the same year area residents voted it the Best of the Best in The Ennis Daily News. During that interlude the […]

FEMA to meet with Ennis residents


Stephanie Parker, the Ellis County Emergency Management director, announced on Wednesday that FEMA is setting up a Disaster Recovery Center office in Ennis during Aug. 10-12. “They will be in Ennis from Monday through Wednesday,” she said, “then in Waxahachie from Thursday through Saturday.” “This is a great opportunity for our residents to sit down […]

HFTB nears completion, lack $20,000

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Nearing the finish line in their patriotic project, Home For The Brave is within $20,000 of completing the construction of a home for Marine Corporal Cody Jones and his family of three. During a Tuesday meeting of the HFTB board the shortfall was chief among items on a short list. An increase in concrete costs […]

FEMA delivers aid, Lake Bardwell at normal level

Oklahoma City, OK, June 13, 2013 -- FEMA Public Information Officer Nate Custer speaks in a radio interview at the Cumulus Group which represents seven different stations.  FEMA is here to provide information helpful to survivors of the May 20 and 30-31 tornadoes and flooding. George Armstrong/FEMA

While the Federal Emergency Management Agency continues to bring financial relief to area residents, businesses and farms for damages from the heavy rains in May and June, others could use some relief after July ended without a single raindrop falling. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our […]

B&B permit, EDC budget for commission Monday; siren tests set


When the city commission meets Monday, it will be to discuss some important issues in Ennis ranging from a budget for the Ennis Economic Development Corporation to a possible bed and breakfast permit to the city secretary’s position. Also: Fire marshall Chad E. Wester has announced the City of Ennis will test the weather sirens […]

Splashdown planned Saturday at Market


A cure for the summertime blues may be just around the corner at Saturday’s Farmers Market according to Becky McCarty. The director has announced a mini-Tricycle and Bicycle Wash, accompanied by the rider, will take place on Knox Street between 10 a.m. and noon. Approximately 20-feet long, the gauntlet, framed with PCV pipe, is equipped […]

PRIDE of ENNIS Employee of the Year: Judy Hollingsworth

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Judy Hollingsworth received enough ballots to wear the 2015 badge, Employee of the Year, though her grandchildren might say she’s just doing for others what she does for us for free. The 73-year old dietary tech at Ennis Regional Medical Center has built a legacy with patients and hospital employees for over 35 years. She […]

PRIDE of ENNIS Pastor of the Year Award: Michael Howard

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Michael Howard received a host of nominations for Pastor of the Year, with most pointing out his knowledge of the scriptures, which he delves into, then distributes those Biblical truths weekly to those who attend Cowboy Church of Ennis. The term pastor is a Latin noun meaning shepherd. It is a verb it when someone […]

PRIDE of ENNIS Volunteer of the Year Award: Jesse DeLeon

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People that know Jesse DeLeon will tell you – he is one of the most dedicated individuals you will ever see. Whether at work or serving in the community, you can expect hard work and success out of him, which makes him a better-than-average worker and a superior volunteer. “If there’s something I have to […]

PRIDE PARTNER: CNB of Texas at Ennis – 3 C’s Make a Difference in Banking

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All financial institution are not the same. They may seem that way because all of them offer similar products like checking, savings, lending, etc. However, there are three different features a bank or savings and loan perform that clearly separates one from the other. CNB of Texas calls the differences the 3-Cs: Convenience Communications Community […]

PRIDE PARTNER: Dr. Meg Sullivan Aims to Help Other Live Their Best

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In Dr. Meg Sullivan’s world, testing and helping people live life to the fullest are the heart of the matter. The Ennis cardiologist consults with those who have already experienced heart problems, and she is on the lookout for people who have problems but probably don’t know it. “I want people to live the best […]

EPT’s Ruthless! opens. Fame at any cost…

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“Relentless raillery” aptly describes Ennis Public Theatre’s newest production of Ruthless! The Musical. Debuting off-Broadway in 1992, Ruthless! spoofs the stereotypical self-absorbed actress and slays the audience with stinging satire. Family-friendly throughout (unless parents are concerned about giving their little ingénues any wicked ideas), this play offers campy musical fun guaranteed to entertain. For an […]

Avenue Church expands to Ennis

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The Avenue Church, based in Waxahachie, has announced they are expanding with a new campus in Ennis. They have signed a long-term lease with Infinity Properties, who own Madison Hall, located at 906 S. Kaufman St. According to Kory Henry, who, along with his wife Belinda purchased the facility in 2004 when it was Confetti’s […]

Main Street gets attention


On Friday, July 17, Sarah Blankenship, Texas Main Street Program senior designer, and project assistant Marie Oehlerking toured downtown Ennis. While here, they met with building owners who have asked for their assistance with their façade projects as well as ideas on new signage for their business. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! […]

City moving forward with ambulance negotiations

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Unofficial word that the city would be moving forth with American Medical Response (AMR) as its new ambulance service provider next year was made official Monday night with a unanimous vote from city commissioners. With all five commissioners present voting in favor of the resolution, and Mayor Pro-Tem Matt Walker filling in for an absent […]

Donna Smith fought to win success in car business

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From the pastures of her family’s dairy farm near Ennis to Dallas’ fast and furious automotive industry, Donna Smith’s journey has taken many turns, even a few detours, but nothing has kept her off the road to success. The first woman service manager in Goodyear’s southwest region, Smith, 47, believes achievement comes from passion but […]

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