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Golf – disc golf – coming to Ennis

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With spring just around the corner, Ennis is in position to provide Ennisites with a new type of golf course. Expected to be completed this summer, a city disc golf course is currently in the works with former City Commissioner Jess Haupt spearheading the efforts along with the city manager and the Ennis parks committee. […]

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 […]

Memories of the Cerf Mansion

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Whenever local history is discussed, a common topic is the razing of Ennis’ most prestigious old home, the Cerf Mansion, in 1969, a time when commercial progress was in the forefront and preservation rarely considered. Built by businessman Isadore Cerf for his wife, Mamie, in 1904, the palatial 14-room house that took up half a […]

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 […]

Weather wreaks havoc in Ennis

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Ennis area schools were canceled on Monday and Tuesday following the arrival of a Colorado Rockies weather front that turned heavy rains on Sunday in various forms of frozen precipitation overnight.

Walker runs for re-election

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Municipal elections are around the corner, and another candidate has filed his application.
Matt Walker, recently announced he will once again run for the Ward 6 mayor pro tem seat in the upcoming May election. 

City knocks down tax abatement

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Ennis city commissioners couldn’t unanimously agree on all agenda items Monday evening during their regularly scheduled meeting.

EMS successor could be Care Flight

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After announcing recently that East Texas Medical Center would no longer have a contract with Emergency Medical Services for Ennis area residents, the City of Ennis has indicated a solution is in the works.

Commission says go ahead: City OK’s ED funds, appointment, firefighter grant application

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Economic development projects, a federal grant application, and the appointment of a municipal court judge all received the go-ahead from the Ennis City Commission during its regular meeting at City Hall Tuesday evening.

State champs rally: Lions past and present honored

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.

Confetti filled the air and lined the streets Saturday during the city’s state champions parade and rally in downtown Ennis.

Group planning city future wraps up locally

Photo by Justin Tubbs / Main Street Coordinator Becky McCarty (left, in gray) shares her thoughts with Ennis Comprehensive Plan project manager Francois de Kock (back, in white) and the rest of the people in attendance at the three-hour visioning session Wednesday at Comfort Suites.

Some ideas were revealed to the public about Ennis’ Comprehensive Plan Wednesday night.

Public makes voice heard

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.

Day one of the Ennis Comprehensive Plan visioning schedule is complete.

EDC approves downtown grants

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Two historic downtown buildings are looking for a renovation.

Citizens have say in future

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The community has a say in the future of Ennis.

City renews electric agreement

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The Ennis City Commission passed a number of financial items on its agenda during Monday night’s meeting at City Hall.

Tree adds “E” for Lions crown

Photo by Justin Tubbs / The 30-foot tall mega-tree is on the corner of N. Dallas and W. Knox streets on the small parcel of land known as Minnie McDowell Park. Since winning the state title on Friday, a floating "E" in maroon and white rises between timed sequences on the tree.

In honor of the football state championship won by Ennis High School on Friday, the illuminated, 30-foot mega-tree on the corner of N. Dallas and W. Knox streets has added a floating maroon and white “E” to its array of moving designs.

Ennis welcomes new state rep.

EDN photo by Justin Tubbs / State Rep.-elect John Wray speaks with Ennis City Manager Chuck Ewings at the Ennis Public Library Tuesday during Ennis' come-and-go event.

Ennis hosted an informal reception for State Representative-elect John Wray from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The come-and-go event was hosted by the Ennis Public Library, and snacks were provided by local businesses.

City approves 287 cost, discusses new judge

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Ennis City Commission passed an agreement to pay up to $524,784 for the expansion of U.S. Highway 287 in Ennis.

U.S. 287 expansion tops city agenda

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Expansion of U.S. Highway 287 has been discussed thoroughly over the past year, and the City Commission will look to do its part for the project at 7 p.m. during Monday’s City Commission meeting.

Putting on the holiday glitz

Selected as one of Ennis' best was this home, complete with 'Welcome Ennis Lions' banner, located at 2904 Tenison Dr.

Last week’s Lights of Ennis lit up the night’s sky for the holidays and brought recognition to a host of home owners and decorators for their work in creativity.

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