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Parade takes over downtown Thursday evening

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Thursday night was a festive time for Ennis families who wandered downtown in search of holiday fun. Get the details on this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Cooler temps spark coat drive

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Nothing prompts the need for a coat more than cold weather, so says Judi Hejny, director at Helping Hands of Ennis. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Parade of Lights rolls through town Thursday night

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The annual Lights of Ennis Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony returns to downtown tomorrow… Find this story and the parade route map in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Benefit to aid in Billy’s battle

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As Maria Coplen sat at Baylor Medical Center, observing families around her while her husband Billy Coplen underwent treatment for oral cancer, she said she pondered a question her 15-year-old daughter Madison asked her – “Why did this happen to us?” Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

EFD looks to increase coverage, cut response times

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While the Ennis Fire Department works to hire 13 new firefighters, talks are in place that could net the city at least one new fire station, expanding the city’s coverage area and helping to achieve important compliance goals. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Officials eye plans for funding future infrastructure projects

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Since City Manager Scott Dixon took the helm in February, he has worked to get out ahead of potential  financial problems. Get the details on this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Charity enjoying busiest time of the year

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With the holiday season surrounding the area with thankfulness and good cheer, Helping Hands of Ennis is busy both at receiving and giving. Get this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Be informed, subscribe today!

Commission pulls the trigger on property purchases

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The city commission gave the go-ahead Monday night for the Economic Development Corporation to purchase two downtown properties related to the city’s downtown master plan. Find the details on this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Paving the way for downtown parking

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Designated to help ease parking in downtown, the city will resurface the lot that surrounds the property at what’s known as the old Safeway store on the corner of North Dallas and West Baylor. Get this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Shifting perceptions

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Following a campaign where President-elect Donald Trump built a platform based on mass deportations of illegal aliens and the construction of a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, some Ennis residents of Mexican descent say they are worried about their futures in America. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily […]

Displaced couple gives thanks

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Thanksgiving this year means more to Bill and Shelley Aubrey than they could have imagined. The fire that destroyed sections of their Dallas Street home two months ago upset their lives but also blessed them with an outpouring of love from friends and neighbors. Find the rest of this story and more in Sunday’s edition […]

Ennis, Motorplex to be featured on Discovery Channel

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Ennis and the Texas Motorplex will soon be featured on an episode of Discovery Channel’s “Street Outlaws.” Get all the details in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

EFD evaluates potential firefighter recruits

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Between Tuesday and Wednesday, 72 recruits tested for a chance at an interview to fill 13 new firefighter position within the Ennis Fire Department. Learn more about this story in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Don’t miss a day, be a subscriber!

Downtown Christmas lights set for upgrade

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Workers downtown are now replacing lights stop buildings in an effort to make the Lights of Ennis just a little more enjoyable this year… Find out what’s going to happen next in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Power pole repair leaves 1,200 in the dark Friday

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Oncor Energy workers repaired a broken power pole Friday afternoon. An estimated 1,200 were without power for a little more than an hour, an Oncor official said. The outage impacted the eastern end of the city which also affected restaurants and businesses along Kaufman and Ennis Avenue.

City establishing second reinvestment zone

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It wasn’t long ago when the city  discussed its first tax increment reinvestment zone (TIRZ), which has been approved and now covers downtown as well as portions of the city’s largest retail district within the I-45 corridor. Find this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Construction on some streets slated to begin in January

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Ennis will likely begin construction on several Ennis streets beginning in January, City Manager Scott Dixon reported at Monday’s city commission meeting in downtown. The city will take bids for the streets project later this month. Get the full details on this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Subscribe today! […]

Barton, Wray retain seats

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Official results for state and county races in the 2016 election saw Republican Joe Barton retain his seat for U.S. Rep. in District 6 for the 31st year, while Republican incumbent John Wray will hold onto his seat as the State Rep. in District 10. Get the full rundown in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis […]

EDC gives nod to theatre project grant

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Ennis Public Theatre will likely receive help with its near million-dollar renovation project in the form of a historic preservation grant after the Economic Development Corporation unanimously gave approval Tuesday afternoon. Get the full story in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Become a subscriber today!

City hires attorney, purchases downtown properties

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City commissioners voted unanimously to approve the hiring of a new city attorney as well as give the go-ahead on two downtown property acquisitions Monday. Get this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Stay informed, subscribe today!

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