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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.

Tellus Tech moving forward

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Tellus Technology Inc. got the nod from the City Commission Monday to begin selling bonds to fund their $40 million project in the industrial park next to Sterilite on Sterilite Drive.

City approves water audit

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Ennis City commissioners passed a resolution at Monday’s City Commission meeting with a 5 to 1 vote, authorizing City Manager Chuck Ewings to enter into an agreement with Ameresco, Inc. to conduct an audit on water meters in the city of Ennis.

Aguilar still driven to serve

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Tommy Aguilar did not fare well in his county commissioner campaign to represent precinct 2. He did, however, collect enough votes to encourage him to stay involved.

Mayor, Commission differ over CCPD

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Ennis City commissioners appointed themselves as the permanent board of directors for the Ennis Crime Control and Prevention District at Monday’s City Commission meeting with a 4 to 2 vote.

Survey results in high interest

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At Thursday night’s joint city commission/planning-and-zoning meeting, Pavlick and Associates reported above average feedback from a survey sent out in September to gain feedback from residents about the state of Ennis currently and how it can improve going forward.

Nelson shares growth strategies

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Future economic growth in Ennis has begun to move from an idea to strategy in recent months.

EFD declines volunteer contract

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The Ennis Fire Department will soon repurpose its current force of volunteers to meet the changing needs of the city, said Fire Chief Jeff Aycock.

Ennis named a “Main Street City”

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The Texas Historical Commission designated Ennis as a 2015 Main Street City during its quarterly meeting on Wednesday in Austin.

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