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New business opportunities loom for Ennis


Presenting the foundation that new franchise businesses in Ennis can expect, the Economic Development Corporation held an informative meeting on Tuesday at the public library. The purpose of the hour-long session was to discuss the dynamics and advantages of becoming a franchisee as well as defining a list of retailers and restaurants who have expressed […]

Brookdale gets a facelift

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Brookdale Senior Living, formerly the Sterling House, recently got a $400,000 makeover, and staff and residents invited the public to come see at a Business After Hours event on Tuesday. With hors d’oeuvres, wine, and live music, residents tapped their feet and sung along while others chatted with guests. See the report in the Ennis […]

McCarty asks Ennis to see Main Street vision

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Becky McCarty painted a word picture. The Ennis Main Street coordinator asked people to envision westbound travelers crossing the crest at the railroad tracks on Ennis Avenue, and being greeted with “Welcome to Historic Downtown Ennis.” She offered that, and more, during a 20-minute presentation about the Main Street program during Monday’s Ennis Chamber of […]

Farmers Market seeking volunteers

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Improving for an encore year of the Ennis Farmers Market begins with enlisting a staff of friendly volunteers for the Saturday event that begins on April 4. The FM’s Make it at the Market program is looking for a few fantastic volunteers to provide assistance, direction, and exemplary customer service with art-making projects and other […]

Celebration at the Emporium

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Providing living proof of the life force of downtown Ennis, the newly-renovated Emporium held an open house to the city on Thursday. Several hundred people made their way to the corner of West Ennis Avenue and North Dallas Street to celebrate the official debut. See Mark Warde’s report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here […]

Bluebonnets preparing for grand exhibition in April

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Ennis, which will soon host the annual Bluebonnet Trails Festival, is gearing up for what many expect to be a commanding performance when the state flowers show up in force. Plans for hosting thousands of area and outside guests, several organizations in town will collaborate to reveal bluebonnets in what observers believe will be a […]

Downtown rebound being appraised

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After several days of being evaluated, downtown Ennis will receive its analysis from the Texas Historic Commission’s Main Street Program during a 10 a.m. Thursday presentation at the Ennis National Bank Event Center. “This week a resource team from the THC have been here strolling our streets,” said Becky McCarty, who was chosen Ennis’ Main […]

McCarty to speak at Chamber lunch

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Tickets are now on sale for the quarterly membership luncheon of the Ennis Chamber of Commerce, which is set for 11:30 a.m. on March 30. It will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 850 S. Highway 45. The guest speaker will be Becky McCarty, the Main Street Manager in Ennis. Her topical theme […]

Sign dresses up downtown Ennis

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A new sign was installed on the north-facing corner of the Emporium building in downtown Ennis Wednesday, giving the building a new look and the downtown another aesthetic improvement. See Justin Tubbs’ report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Old Telico gin now an events center

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Located just five miles outside of Ennis is a place that will take visitors back 75 years or transport them to current, happy times. What used to be the Continental Gin Company, which went out of business in 1962, was bought in May of 2013 by neighboring residents, James and Connie Trojacek. Along with the […]

From the sky to the earth

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After 23 years as a flight attendant with American Airlines and another 6 years in the role of dental hygienist, Betina Hawkins made a major change in her life. From working while traveling 500 miles per hour at 33,000 feet above the ground, she’s now plowing soil at the speed of a John Deere rotary […]

Downtown keystone purchased by EDC


Laying the groundwork in its Downtown Master Plan, the Economic Development Corporation has purchased the property formerly known as the Old Safeway at 302 North Dallas. The commercial property, located two blocks north of Ennis Avenue, is part of the EDC’s strategy to restore life to downtown Ennis. The city suffered a downbeat nearly two […]

Oldest Ennis residence needs moved or faces demo

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The oldest standing residence in Ennis could be demolished soon if the house isn’t moved. Built in 1872, the Mulkey-Loggins house, as historians call it, is more than 140 years old, and the land it sits on is under a contract that will likely close within weeks. See Justin Tubbs’ report in the Ennis Daily […]

Emporium Open House March 19

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March 19 is the date for an Open House at an Ennis landmark, the Emporium on the corner of Ennis Avenue and North Dallas Street. It includes the law offices of Ross Massengill (upper left) and Marcie Schanfish (left), Mark McMullen (center back) of Farmers Insurance, CPA Mike Williamson (right) and Evan Newell (middle front), […]

EDC OK’s agreement with Dakota Drilling

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An agreement between the Ennis Economic Development Corporation and Dakota Drilling that provides a 17.5 acre conditional land grant is nearing completion, says EDC Coordinator Marty Nelson. The property, at 2501 Oak Grove Rd., is across the street from the IOOF Nursing Home. The grant is based upon compliance to a performance agreement, that set […]

Bank day helps students save

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Kids are learning the value of a dollar at a younger age. Sixth graders at both intermediate schools in town – Lummus and Doris Miller – have been saving up their money while learning about how a bank functions with the Ennis State Bank “Bank Day” program. Students are allowed, for a limited time, to […]

Austin students visit EDN

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Remember what it was like to be a kid and wonder, “What will I be when I grow up?” Austin Elementary students visited the Ennis Daily News Office Wednesday to get a taste of the newspaper business. Students floated from advertising, editorial, and the publisher’s office. They even took a trip into the back to […]

ERMC names Daugherty new CEO

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Ennis Regional Medical Center and Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia on Tuesday announced that Alan Daugherty has been named chief executive officer (CEO) of both hospitals, effective immediately. Daugherty has served as interim CEO of Ennis Regional and Parkview Regional since October 2014. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Massage, meditation, and movement

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Your Spirit Sparkle focuses on mindfulness, massage, meditation and movement.

ESB educates EHS class with tour

EDN Photo by Justin Tubbs / Bramlet Beard, president and CEO of Ennis State Bank, helps students file into the vault during a bank tour on Thursday.

Ennis State Bank continues to provide educational opportunities for students.

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