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Patterson recognized for noted award

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Ennis Regional Medical Center director of plant operations James Patterson is the recipient of the prestigious 2015 Mercy Award. The annual honor was established in 2002 to honor the life of Scott L. Mercy, founding chairman and CEO of LifePoint Health. ERMC is one of LifePoint’s hospitals, which are located in 20 states. Patterson is […]

2015 PRIDE of ENNIS Medical Professional of the Year Award: Dr. Nicole Davis

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“Doctors are great, as long as you don’t need them.” The words of Edward E. Rosenbaum in his book, A Taste of My Own Medicine: When the Doctor Is the Patient, summarize the feelings many have about those in the medical profession. Unfortunately the immortal often require the doctoral services of those with both the […]

2015 PRIDE of ENNIS Senior Citizen of the Year Award: Marylyn Wylie

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Congratulations are in order for Marylyn Wylie. PRIDE of ENNIS 2015 Senior Citizen of the Year Award winner. The honor is warranted, according to the many nominations. Asked for a quote, the colorful and candid Wylie jokingly took exception to the title: “All you’re gonna get is a quote you can’t use.” Few people can […]

2015 PRIDE of ENNIS Distinguished Service Award: C.T. ‘Tom’ Abram


Accolades of PRIDE of ENNIS 2015 Distinguished Service Award winner, C.T. “Tom” Abram, are as long as they are impressive. The 82-year old is a longtime resident with a penchant for serving the city wherever there is a need. A nominator described him as an advocate for Ennis. “Tom is quick to jump in and […]

2015 PRIDE of ENNIS Youth of the Year Award: Alex Johnson

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Few 17-year-olds are tasked with as much as Alex Johnson, this year’s PRIDE of ENNIS Youth of the Year Award winner. This next year at school, he will make it to his junior-level classes, participate in AVID, a college prep program, and he will work his normal job at Pizza Hut. All the while, though, […]

2015 PRIDE of ENNIS Partner: Dr. Sullivan focusing on patients, community

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By day, Dr. John Sullivan, M.D., of Ennis, is a surgeon, operating on people with a wide range of health problems, from faulty gall bladders to problematic hemorrhoids, and lots of things in between. After hours, Dr. Sullivan is working to make the community a better place through community and economic development. The pair, as […]

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 […]

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