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Signs point to city election; one commission seat contested

Before Friday’s filing deadline for the May 6 election, there was some question as to whether the city would need to hold an election for three commission seats set to come open. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Be informed, subscribe today!

City secures developer for railroad crossing

The plans for a grand entrance to downtown are coming closer to fruition after the city secured a developer for the project. Get the full story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Support local news, subscribe today!

Group hosts meeting to build support for Ugandan aid

A group in support of aid to Uganda will host an informational dinner at the K.C. Hall at 6 p.m.Thursday March 2. Get the full story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Support local news, subscribe today!

Raise the curtain: EPT preps for sold-out opening

When the curtain opens Friday night, it will not only usher in a new era for Ennis Public Theatre but it will christen a new performing arts venue for downtown. Read all about it in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Lantern Fest plans return to Ennis

Lantern Fest is planning a return to the Texas Motorplex March 4, with live music, food, and activities for the entire family. Get this story and more when you pick up a copy of Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Ennis man killed crossing train tracks

The Ennis Police department is investigating a fatal accident that occurred along the train tracks at Main and Gilmer Streets late Saturday night. Get the full story in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

City sales tax revenue jumps 22% YTD

A monthly report from the State Comptroller’s Office shows generation of sales tax revenue in Ennis is up some 22 percent from the same period last year. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

‘Big Mama’ needs a facelift

The catchphrase “what’s old is new again” is one the Ennis Firefighters Association is counting on. Local firefighters believe in saving history as well as lives, and a project that’s been put on hold (but has never left their hearts) is the restoration of a 1927 fire engine they hope can someday serve as a […]

Officials slate zoning meeting for later this month

Residents and business owners will likely be in attendance later this month as city officials have scheduled a “Zoning Update” meeting that’s being promoted on yard signs posted around town. Get the details on this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

City preps for ‘Love Local’ event

The Downtown Ennis Merchants have been busy decorating their windows and prepping for a Valentine event Saturday… Find this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Two injured in I-45 wrecks

Two wrecks occurred Wednesday morning along Interstate 45 in Ennis while utility workers replaced power lines that stretched across the highway, completely halting traffic in both directions for roughly 15-minute intervals. Get the full story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Ennis ‘Main Street’ program to get national accreditation

Less than two years into its work as a Texas “Main Street” city, Ennis has been recommended by the Texas Historical Commission for national accreditation by the National Main Street Center, potentially making the downtown eligible for certain grants and putting it in the same conversation as some of the state’s most highly regarded downtowns. […]

‘Ennis Y’all’ mobile app to launch next month

City Marketing Director Ashley Colunga reviewed progress on the new Ennis mobile application for smartphones during Tuesday’s city commission meeting, noting the app should be ready for a mid to late March launch date. Get the full story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… The original social media, EDN has kept […]

City gives nod to chemical mixing plant

A new chemical mixing facility will be coming to Ennis after commissioners unanimously approved two provisions to amend zoning regulations at 2708 N.E. Main St., and make a special exception for chemical and petroleum product manufacturing at the location. Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Watson files to run for Ward 4 seat

Shirley Watson, co-founder of Unity in the Community of Ennis and a former member of the city’s planning and zoning commission, filed an application with the city to run for city commissioner of the city’s fourth ward. Get Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News for this story and more… Support local news, subscribe today!

Blind ambition: Massage therapist overcomes lack of sight

Being new on the job often leads people to feel their way around. To Jose Cisneros, an Ennis High School graduate, that is what makes him so good as what he does. For the rest of this story and more, pick up a copy of Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Coffee shop asks locals to share love stories, wedding photos

Mandie Tartaglia knew she wanted to do something special with her downtown coffee shop, Pop Top, for Valentine’s Day, so she bounced some ideas around and settled on something that matches her persistent local theme, and something the community can get involved in. Find this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily […]

Relay for Life teams prep for April 29 event

Relay for Life, a one-day event that raises funds and awareness of cancer and the efforts to find a cure, met Thursday to secure sponsors and individual teams for the April 29 fundraiser. Get the details on this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Be informed, subscribe today!

Carnival awaits commission approval

Provided approval is granted by Ennis City Commissioners, the city will play host to what is being billed as Main Street Midway, a classic carnival during Easter weekend, April 12-16. Get the details on this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Insurance company officially opens new downtown office

A host of well-wishers, city officials, the Downtown Merchants Association and the Ennis Chamber of Commerce were present Tuesday as Wester Insurance opened it s new office on North Dallas Street. Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

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