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City talk tax plan

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Roughly 10 concerned citizens along with a handful of city officials showed up Thursday night in the Ennis City Commission chambers for the last public forum regarding the proposed sales tax hikes for the upcoming election.

Water bills to increase

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City of Ennis water customers will see an increase on their bill this month because of a planned hike to sewer and sanitation rates.

Commission considered new tax incentive system

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Economic Development Coordinator Marty Nelson presented a plan to the Ennis City Commission that would reorganize the city’s incentive program for development.

City officials talk tax hike

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A handful of concerned residents on Tuesday night came to the Ennis Public Library to hear City Manager Chuck Ewings and Police Chief John Erisman talk about the proposed sales tax hikes up for election this November.

EDC land deal back on

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A land deal between the Ennis Economic Development Corporation and the Fallen Family is back on after an appraisal of the land came back with a slightly higher price.

City OKs 2014-15 budget

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The Ennis City Commission voted unanimously to approve a roughly $27 million budget on Monday night, while the vote to approve the new fee schedule passed with only one vote against.

Group plans holiday contest

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The Greater Ennis Development Alliance is seeking to make downtown a little more festive this holiday season.

EDC land deal on hold

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A land deal between the Ennis Economic Development Corporation and the Fallen family was delayed after a vote to approve it failed to pass Monday night.

Recycling plant coming to Ennis

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The Ennis City Commission on Monday night approved a binding economic development agreement with Tellus Technology to build a $30 million to $40 million facility in the Ennis Industrial Park, bringing in a projected 20 to 30 jobs with it.

City reduces budget spending

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City Manager Chuck Ewings presented a slightly lower budget at Monday night’s meeting of the Ennis City Commission, cutting several non-reoccuring expenses by postponing or scaling back several projects.

City mulls potential tax hikes

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The Ennis City Commission voted unanimously on Monday to bring the second of two proposed sales tax hikes before voters in November, while Police Chief John Erisman fielded questions about the proposed Crime Control and Prevention District.

The power of saying yes

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There are three kinds of people; those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder – what happened?

Lights of Ennis expansion moves forward

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The newly-formed Lights of Ennis committee is moving forward with its plans to revamp and expand the annual Christmas celebration.

Kachina Prairie flourishing

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Local botanists and conservation experts said Friday that February’s controlled burn of the Kachina Prairie has been a resounding success.

EDC to run ‘Lights of Ennis’

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Economic Development Coordinator Marty Nelson outlined a plan for the Ennis Economic Development Corporation to take over the annual Lights of Ennis Christmas activities this year — at least temporarily.

Church radio tower denied

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The City of Ennis Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals voted Tuesday night to deny a variance to a local preacher looking to build a radio station at 1107 S. Clay St.

City to begin mosquito spraying

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The City of Ennis Health Department will begin spraying tonight in order to control a recently ballooning mosquito population.

Organic farming comes natural for Pritchett

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Three years ago Jerry Pritchett and his wife Patty moved up from Round Rock to Ennis to take care of his aging parents. Needing a new means of income he did what came natural.

Farmers Market will be open July 5

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The Ennis Farmers Market, which will be open on Saturday, July 5, is nearing the midway point in what has been a very well received inaugural season.

Commission, school board to meet jointly

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The city’s elected officials will hold a rare joint meeting at 6 p.m. tonight at the Ennis State Bank Event Center.

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