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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.

Shopping center looks for makeover

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Retail in Ennis may be getting a boost.

City reports case of rabies

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Be cautious when letting pets outside.

Ennis lights up downtown

EDN Photo by Justin Tubbs / Parker McCarty, dressed as the Grinch, and Breanna Calvert, dressed as Cindy Lou Who, took pictures with little ones at Minnie McDowell Park and walked up and down Ennis Avenue during the Lights of Ennis Parade. McCarty's makeup was done professionally by Ashleigh Snipes.

Justin Tubbs, [email protected] The tree was lit, hot chocolate was served and little ones marched down Ennis Ave., dancing and singing. The Lights of Ennis parade and block party was a success, LOE committee member Becky McCarty said. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Incentives offered downtown

EDN Photo by Justin Tubbs / Valerie Magolan of the Texas Historical Commission spoke to downtown property owners on Tuesday at the Ennis Public Library about tax credits that historic building projects can profit from.

A representative with the Texas Historical Commission visited the Ennis Public Library Tuesday evening to

Commission approves retail ordinance

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The City of Ennis passed an economic development incentives ordinance at Monday’s City Commission meeting, authorizing the commission to consider incentive applications for Chapter 380 development grants and agreements for commercial and retail business.

City mourns Johnson death

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City officials mourned the death of Municipal Judge Lee Johnson on Monday at his memorial service at Tabernacle Baptist Church and at the City Commission meeting in City Hall.

Tax seminar for downtown scheduled

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The Ennis Economic Development Corporation and the City of Ennis are hosting an historic preservation tax credit seminar at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the Ennis Public Library.

Help sought for holiday lights event

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Becky McCarty, Lights of Ennis coordinator, is calling for those who can’t get enough of decorating the family Christmas tree. Sunday afternoon, with help from a host of volunteers, downtown timbers will get wrapped and strung-up in preparation for the Dec. 4 Lights of Ennis.

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