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MLK Day: Community leaders meet for ‘Day of Dialogue’

Choosing to do more than enjoy the day off on Martin Luther Kind day, a group of 50 leaders met fact-to-face to talk and consider reasons to collaborate on local needs. Get this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Downtown dominates packed city commission agenda

The city commission will field questions and comments from the public on items related to downtown development during its regular meeting Tuesday evening at city hall. Find the details on this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Be informed, subscribe today!

Event speaker has ties to MLK

There is a letter that Dr. Jesse McNeil Jr.’s family holds dear. It came from Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Ala…. Get the details on this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

The Avenue under construction

The Texas Department of Transportation began work this week to widen a stretch of Ennis Avenue… Find more on this story in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

‘I have a dream’ speech has a lingering impact on Ennis

Martin Luther King, Jr. never stepped foot in the Bluebonnet City. He never shook hands with the people of Ennis, and he was assassinated at 39, right in the middle of the Civil Rights Movement that he’s become synonymous with in the years that followed. Find the details on this story and more in Sunday’s […]

Young orators take the stage

Young speakers took to the stage Thursday evening at San Jacinto Auditorium as part of the Unity in the Community art, poetry and oratory contest. Get more on this story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Marine Corps League starts Ennis chapter

Marine veterans interested in the start of a Marine Corps League in Ennis should plan to attend an organizational meeting Saturday. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Stay informed, subscribe today!

Board extends superintendent contract, approves raise

District Superintendent John Chapman was given both a raise and an additional year added on to his contract during the Tuesday meeting of EISD Board of Trustees. Find details on this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Renovations underway at EPL

Ennis Public Library has been closed since Jan. 1 for installation of new carpet and renovations to the children’s section… Get the details on this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Become a subscriber today!

P&Z gives nod to alcohol permit for EPT

The Ennis Planning and Zoning Commission approved two items Monday related to the future Ennis Public Theatre building in downtown at 113 N. Dallas St. Get this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

P&Z set to mull alcohol variance for EPT

The Ennis Planning and Zoning Commission will consider approval of an application for a “private club” specific use permit for the Ennis Public Theatre at its soon-to-be-open new location at 113 N. Dallas St. in downtown. Get the details on this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Ennis’ ‘walk of fame’

Although its credibility is doubted, a recent story that actor Brad Pitt was aided by Ennisites when his car broke down on Hwy. I-45 has made the social media rounds. The website that featured the story is known for tabloid subjects and similar sensational topics, but its claim that the people of the Bluebonnet City […]

Fox News personality visits Lions Club

The Ennis Noon Lions Club welcomed a national political commentator to its meeting Wednesday. Nick Adams of Fox News came to the meeting to talk about his non-profit FLAG–the Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness. Get the details on this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Commission green lights hike in I-45 speed limit

The Ennis City Commission unanimously voiced its support Tuesday night for a Texas Department of Transportation proposal to increase the speed limit along Interstate 45 from 70 to 75 mph. Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Become a subscriber today!

Thousands left in the dark after storm

Almost 7,500 people were without power–some for nearly two days–and multiple homes suffered property damage after a storm barreled through Ellis County early Monday morning. Get the details on this report and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

TxDOT proposes hiking I-45 speed limit

The Texas Department of Transportation has proposed hiking the speed limit for Interstate 45 in Ellis County. The Ennis City Commission is slated to debate the proposition during Tuesday’s regular meeting at city hall. Get more on this story in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Community leaders discuss New Year’s resolutions

Another year has come and gone for Ennis. While many take time to reflect on the year that was, others turn the page and look to the year that’s yet to unfold. As 2016 drew to a close this week, some leaders in the community shared their hopes and ambitions for 2017. Get the details […]

A-CROSS shows gratitude to donors

A-CROSS is ringing out 2016 by hosting a New Year’s Eve party for supporters and donors. Get this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Stay informed, subscribe today!

Parks Dept. pushes renovations for ball season

While the Ennis little leaguers who take the field every spring and summer are subjected to the hot, Texas sun, the parents might not have to endure the blistering rays much longer thanks to renovations to the ball fields at Bluebonnet Park. Get the details in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

2016 In Review: Ennis elects a new mayor

The election in May was historic for two reasons… Get this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

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