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Selling the city


Touting the current advancements in and around Ennis, the Economic Development Corporation and the EISD hosted 80 Ellis County real estate professionals in a promotional conference Tuesday afternoon. Find the full story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Farmers Market finale Saturday


Seven months of delivering the freshest goods in the area at the Ennis Farmers Market comes to a close Saturday, Oct. 29. A host of events are scheduled including a 10 a.m. open-air concert by the Acoustic Sound Hounds of Kaufman County. Find the details on this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The […]

Fire scorches N. Dallas Street home


Ennis firefighters worked quickly to extinguish a house fire in the 800 block of North Dallas Street Friday morning. Find the details on this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Early voting begins Monday


Ennis voters can head to the polls beginning 8 a.m. Monday. Although Election Day to decide the president, as well as 32 city charter amendments for Ennisites,  isn’t until Nov. 8, early voting will continue from Monday through  Nov. 4, leading up to the election. Polls will be open through Friday from 8 a.m. to […]

Doctor sees increase in strep, scarlatina cases


There has been a marked increase in the number of strep throat cases since school went back in session in August, according to Dr. Craig Yetter of Ennis Regional Medical Center. Get the details on this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…  

City eyes Kaufman corridor


At the first city commission meeting in October, Ward 4 Commissioner Lola Searcy told city staff she wanted to make sure the ward wasn’t put on the back-burner. The very next city commission meeting, two items were brought forward to get redevelopment jump-started on Kaufman Street. Find the details for this story and more in […]

McDowal Park project to be 50/50 split


Ennis city staff didn’t anticipate the Minnie McDowal Park project in downtown would be quite as costly as its turned out to be, but the city commission and City Manager Scott Dixon Monday night came to an understanding of the plan moving forward with the park. Find this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of […]

City to tighten branding efforts


City staff and commissioners discussed Monday night addressing the city’s marketing and advertising strategies to create a more streamlined vision of Ennis with the tagline “Ennis is Awesome.” Find this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Subscribe today!

City ready to contract McDowal Park revamp


What was once Minnie McDowal Park has been flattened in anticipation of revamping the area into a hub for the north end of downtown. Monday, city commissioners will decide whether to approve a contract with West 31 to build the new park for an amount “not to exceed $800,000.” Get the full details of this […]

Residential growth in sight


As soon as next year, three residential developments will begin construction, a fact Mayor Angie Juenemann briefly touched on during Thursday evening’s “state of the city” town hall meeting at the Ennis Public Library. Get full details on this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Mayor discusses ‘state of the city’


Mayor Angie Juenemann used the platform at the Ennis Public Library-hosted state of the city town hall meeting Thursday evening to update citizens on growth in Ennis and to reinforce the city’s slogan, “Ennis is Awesome.” Get the full story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…  

On the right track


According to Elon Werner, Director of Public Relations for John Force Racing since 2006, Ennis is one of the most popular racing sites on the tour. In fact, he says, Fall Nationals remains on the Top 5 best attended events in the United States. The relationship between the Texas Motorplex and the City of Ennis […]

Fan Fest draws a crowd downtown


An eclectic blend of people from across the region was drawn to Ennis Thursday evening for one reason: The appeal of the vroom. Find this story and more in the Friday edition of The Ennis Daily News… Be informed, subscribe today!

Fall Festival set for Saturday


An annual favorite, the Ennis Fall Festival, returns downtown Saturday for a 15th consecutive year. Billed as an event fun for all ages, the venue ranges from a list of kids activities to an open-air concert by the Studebakers. Full details on this story can be found in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Fan Fest set for return to downtown Thursday evening


Texas Motorplex returns downtown Ennis for a second straight year when the Pre-Stage Fan Fest invades North Dallas and West Knox Streets from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. Tickets are not required and the event is open to the general public. Get more details on this and other stories in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis […]

Charter amendment would scratch city marshal election


For as long as the Ennis Police Department has watched over and protected the citizens of Ennis, its top-ranking officer, the police chief, has been selected by voters in an election. That long-standing tradition may change, however, if voters so choose in Nov. 8 city charter election. Get the full details on this story and […]

Ennis group provides water for Ugandans


In a world where more is said than what is actually done, a group of Ennis residents identified a need in East Africa, then responded by traveling over 7,000 miles to lend a hand. Get the details on this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Stay informed, subscribe today!

Study: City pay uneven for higher, lower positions


A compensation analysis study shows the city’s positions that require the least amount of education or lowest level of skill pay well above the market average in Ennis, while the highest level supervisory positions pay below the market average… Get the full details on this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily […]

Many charter amendments key on updating arcane language


In the upcoming Nov. 8 election, some of the proposed charter amendments would result in procedural changes, but many of the propositions key on updating arcane language. Read more about the proposed charter amendments in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Registrations for benefit 5K at record levels


Chics in Pink Stilettos founder LaKisha Wells said she couldn’t have imagined five years ago that the Pink Power Breast Cancer Awareness Walk and 5K would grow to what it is today. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

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