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State of the District speech positive

Optimism reigned when Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman shared a “State of the District” message to a crowd of 80 at the spring luncheon of the Chamber of Commerce on Friday. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

City inks deal to move forward on railroad bridge

City Manager Scott Dixon told city commissioners Tuesday night that if they want to see the city’s highest-priority project in the downtown master plan completed, they would first have to approve an $886,000 contract with with Lockwood, Andrews, and Newman Inc (LAN). Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. […]

Commission approves Fairview spending

Ward 2 Commissioner Marco Hernandez admitted after Tuesday’s city commission meeting that pressure from his constituents was mounting heading into it. For the past several weeks, Hernandez, who grew up in the Fairview neighborhood on the south side of town, has fought to receive funding for the IOOF Park at Fairview, formerly Fairview Park. Find […]

Late former mayor had role in historic preservation

With the rejuvenation of downtown Ennis since the 2013 tornado — new civic programs, new businesses, all taking advantage of the city’s historic charm — it’s easy to forget there was a time when the preservation of old buildings and a celebration of heritage were not considered locally. It was the late Jim Bob Wilson, […]

Church sponsoring city-wide egg hunt

For the third consecutive year, Foundations of Life Church will sponsor a city-wide Easter egg hunt at Bluebonnet Park that’s completely free to the community. Find this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Ministry hopes to open women, children shelter

Two people hope their new outreach ministry Haven of Hope For Women can be up and running by May 15. The ministry, which Executive Director J. David Ford says will provide programs and shelter for homeless women and children in Ennis, is headquartered at 1107 S. Clay St., a former nursing home that’s been repurposed […]

Bluebonnet Fest draws great crowds

Rave reviews continue to pour in during the 66th year of the Ennis Bluebonnet Trails. As for the just-completed three-day Bluebonnet Festival, event organizers, vendors and city leaders are encouraged by the turnout. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Quebe sisters headline Bluebonnet Trails Festival

Headlining the Bluebonnet Festival entertainment lineup this weekend are the Quebe Sisters, a burgeoning American fiddle and Western swing group. The trio will be joined by their band for a 4 p.m. concert downtown on Saturday. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Stay safe on the trails

Ennis Police Department is asking locals to stay safe on the roads and on the trails during the annual Bluebonnet Trails Festival, which kicks off Friday. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Businesses brace for bluebonnet crowds

Since late last week, downtown merchants and restaurants have received more business than usual thanks to the ever-growing crowds of bluebonnet gazers touring Ennis. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

City tables talks for $500,000 in parks upgrades

At least for now, the city won’t foot the bill for upgrades to playground equipment at parks around the city, despite a strong push from Ward 2 Commissioner Marco Hernandez for upgrades at the IOOF Park at Fairview. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Farmers Market boasts big crowd

The Ennis Farmers Market had a record turnout Saturday. Beginning its fourth year with a turnout easily exceeding the previous three opening days, the venue went past its 1 p.m. close to accommodate the crowds. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Bluebonnets bigger than ever thanks to social media

Crowds are hitting the bluebonnet trails earlier and in larger numbers this year, according to Ashley Colunga, the city’s marketing director. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Where the bluebonnets grow…

The 66th annual Bluebonnet Trails Festival promises to be another crowd-pleasing occasion, with a varied and high-caliber entertainment program scheduled, a record-number of food and children’s activities vendors signing up, and the opening of new arts, crafts and general shopping booths. Get the full story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. […]

Local doctor indicted for fraud

An Ennis orthopedic doctor was one of eight individuals indicted last week in connection with a $158-million health care fraud scheme. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Support local news, subscribe today!

Preacher finds ‘Golden Rule’ on display in Ennis

Eighty-seven-year-old Harry McKain said he’s never seen a community as giving as the one that helped him Monday and Tuesday after his truck broke down along the side of the U.S. 287 bypass in Ennis. Get the rest of this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Storm takes toll on Ennis, Ellis County

A reported 1,900 Ellis County homes were without power Wednesday morning as Ennis and the rest of North Texas were recovering from a line of storms that brought estimated 80 mph winds. Get the full details in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Old school rules: Couple plans return to Farmers Market

When the Ennis Farmers Market opens for its fourth season this Saturday, at the heart of all vendors will be one booth that has set up shop from day one. Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Become a subscriber today!

Renovations near completion on two historic buildings

Local downtown investor Fran McCarthy said this week that one of two downtown buildings in which he’s invested will be completely remodeled by late summer or early fall this year. Get the details on this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Support

Building official discusses businesses coming to town

There are several business and construction developments in Ennis, some of which are underway right now, according to the city’s Inspections Dept. Find the full story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be in the know, subscribe today!

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