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MSB acquainted with downtown planners

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Ennis Main Street’s board of directors met with downtown planners to begin planning for the first time Wednesday at the Chamber of Commerce. Mesa Planning, the firm constructing the plan, mainly looked to gather ideas by getting to know what the board likes about Ennis’ downtown and also asking which other downtowns they should gather […]

Freedom Fest all set for Saturday

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Saturday in Ennis will be chocked full of activities for people of all ages, starting with the Farmers Market, the Red, White & Bike Parade, a BBQ cookoff, a concert with the Pontiax at the Texas Motorplex, followed by the grand finale – a patriotic fireworks show that is set to music. See the report […]

History revised in Calhoun project

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The renaissance taking place in historic downtown Ennis added another wave of momentum when Dave and Joyce Lindauer announced plans to renovate the old J.M. Calhoun Building. Built in 1896 on the corner of West Knox and North Dallas streets, the two-story brick building is being transformed into offices downstairs and lofts on the second […]

Police station celebrates 100 years

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Much can happen in 100 years. In the past 100 years, Ennis has witnessed 49 Polka Festivals. It’s witnessed the opening of several schools – and the closing of some – all around town. In those 100 years, though, Ennis has known only one building to house its police station. On Tuesday, the Ennis Police […]

First Christian Church served Ennis since 1878 before ceasing operations last Sunday.

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Prior to locking their doors for the final time on Sunday, First Christian Church decided to serve Ennis one more time. With attenders dwindling in numbers they chose to give their remaining funds to several area groups. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read […]

MSB talking façade grants, DMP Wednesday

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Ennis’ Main Street Board, which has been at the center of attention for weeks as it lobbied with the City Commission for funding for a downtown master plan, will meet again on Wednesday at the Ennis Chamber of Commerce at 5 p.m. On the agenda are a resolution in support of Ennis’ Christmas celebration and […]

Bardwell closed until water recedes

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Still twenty feet above normal, Lake Bardwell has been closed by the Army Corps of Engineers through July if not longer. A representative of the Corps, Mike Stegall, is the Bardwell Lake Manager. His knowledge of the lake and its conditions is a great aid in making such a decisions, according to Stephanie Parker, Ellis […]

Dakota digs in deep

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Dakota Utility Contractors, one of the largest directional drilling businesses in Texas, broke ground on their future home in Ennis on Monday during a special ceremony held at 2501 Oak Grove Rd. Aaron Graff, president, praised the Ennis Economic Development Corporation for making it possible for the company to sink their roots deeper into the […]

WFAA-TV visit backs Ennis Freedom Fest

Photo by photosbylezley.com / Fireworks lit up the sky at the end of the Parade of Champions on Saturday, with one fan flashing the 'L' for Lions to onlookers. In much the same way, the team capped its state championship season with an explosive finish to edge Cedar Park, 38-35, at AT&T Stadium on Dec. 17.

Daybreak, the WFAA-TV morning show on Channel 8, will be live in downtown Ennis on Friday to promote the Freedom Fest event scheduled for July 4 at the Texas Motorplex. Brian Glenn, the host of the sunrise show, will be on location at 5 a.m. to talk about the concert and fireworks that are on tap between 7-10 p.m. […]

3 Big Ideas for Ennis

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Three big ideas about the future of Ennis were points of discussion Thursday night during a comprehensive master plan unveiling at the Ennis National Bank Event Center. Halff Associates, a planning firm based out of the metroplex, has been working on a city comprehensive plan for months, and Thursday evening was a chance for the […]

Ennis spraying for mosquitoes

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Ground spraying for mosquitoes is planned to take place north of Ennis Avenue on Tuesday, June 30, and south of Ennis Avenue on Thursday, July 2, beginning at 9:30 p.m. both nights.

HFTB accepts gifts from area firms

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Two area businesses made contributions to Ennis’ Home For The Brave on Monday during a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park. Their gifts help move the fundraising efforts within $10,000 of completing the project of building a home for an injured soldier. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for […]

Hernandez takes oath of office

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As of Monday evening, the Ennis city commission looks a little different with the departure of a familiar and the arrival of a new one. After a 20-vote victory in June 13’s special city election to defeat longtime Ennis City Commissioner Carolyn Frazier, the newcomer to the city commission, Marco Hernandez, officially took the oath […]

Future plans for Ennis to be released Thursday

J.R. Phillips (standing) speaks to a small group of Ennis residents and business owners at Ennis High School Tuesday evening, sharing his opinion about the future of Ennis. This break-out group session was part of a three-hour public meeting that began at 5:30 p.m.

Unveiling months of creative input, the City of Ennis will reveal the comprehensive plan for downtown and surrounding areas at a visionary open house on Thursday, June 25. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. inside the Ennis National Bank Events Center, located at 116 W. Ennis Ave. The public is welcome and encouraged […]

Chamber holds quarterly luncheon

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More than 80 people, representing nearly 30 businesses in the city of Ennis, gathered at KC Hall Friday for the Ennis Chamber of Commerce quarterly luncheon. The Chamber announced exciting events coming up in the near future, and Alan Daugherty, the CEO of Ennis Regional Medical Center, shared a little about what’s going on with […]

Downtown plans moving forward

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Monday night at City Hall was officially Carolyn Frazier’s last meeting as city commissioner. In the meeting, she and the rest of the city commission passed important items for the future of downtown Ennis, including an ordinance regarding the distance of alcohol-selling establishments from schools, churches and hospitals, and a resolution allowing for the city […]

Hernandez beats Frazier in Ward 2 election

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The results from the the Ward 2 Ennis City Commission special runoff election that ended Saturday, June 13, were: Marco Hernandez 49 Carolyn Frazier 29 (incumbent) Results are unofficial until canvassed. See a story in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Boys and Girls Club plans to expand in Ennis

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The Boys and Girls Club of Ennis served more than 480 youths last year, and it is only planning to expand even further, as announced Thursday night at Tabernacle Church at the organization’s 16th Annual Steak and Burger fundraiser. During the ceremony, Kristina Jones, regional vice president for organizational and executive development services, served as […]

Ennis water deemed safe

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Ennis’ drinking water is safe to drink, according to Robert Bolen, city utility director. In a recent detailed drinking water quality report, sent by mail to Ennis citizens who use the city’s water, there was nothing that stood out on the list as dangerous by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards. “They have a maximum content […]

Watson shares plans for Unity in the Community

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With the popularity of this weekend’s Unity One Summer Music Festival at the Ennis Farmers Market, the larger success of the organization behind it, Unity in the Community, has been brought into focus. Educator Charlotte Watson, co-founder of the group with her mother Shirley Watson and aunt Patricia Wilborn, said she’s proud the program has […]

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