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HFTB nears completion, lack $20,000

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Nearing the finish line in their patriotic project, Home For The Brave is within $20,000 of completing the construction of a home for Marine Corporal Cody Jones and his family of three. During a Tuesday meeting of the HFTB board the shortfall was chief among items on a short list. An increase in concrete costs […]

FEMA delivers aid, Lake Bardwell at normal level

Oklahoma City, OK, June 13, 2013 -- FEMA Public Information Officer Nate Custer speaks in a radio interview at the Cumulus Group which represents seven different stations.  FEMA is here to provide information helpful to survivors of the May 20 and 30-31 tornadoes and flooding. George Armstrong/FEMA

While the Federal Emergency Management Agency continues to bring financial relief to area residents, businesses and farms for damages from the heavy rains in May and June, others could use some relief after July ended without a single raindrop falling. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our […]

City handles complaint, resignation, tax rate


The city commission faced a number of important issues Monday night at its regularly scheduled meeting. Included among them were replacing a city staffer, a citizen and property owner who aired complaints about a tenant, sending out a notice of intention to issue bonds and setting an ad valorem tax rate and declaring hearing dates […]

B&B permit, EDC budget for commission Monday; siren tests set


When the city commission meets Monday, it will be to discuss some important issues in Ennis ranging from a budget for the Ennis Economic Development Corporation to a possible bed and breakfast permit to the city secretary’s position. Also: Fire marshall Chad E. Wester has announced the City of Ennis will test the weather sirens […]

Home Sweet Home

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Under the direction of David Maliska and his home construction team, the future home for Marine Cpl. Cody Jones and his family is beginning to take shape. Located east of I-45 and adjacent to Comfort Suites, the custom-built abode for a wounded soldier in Promontory Point is having its walls go up. See the report […]

Three new Eagle Scouts in Ennis

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From left to right Brendan Hufnagel, Austin Spaniel, and Jacob Sullivan just received their Eagle Scout award on Sunday afternoon. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

PRIDE of ENNIS Pastor of the Year Award: Michael Howard

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Michael Howard received a host of nominations for Pastor of the Year, with most pointing out his knowledge of the scriptures, which he delves into, then distributes those Biblical truths weekly to those who attend Cowboy Church of Ennis. The term pastor is a Latin noun meaning shepherd. It is a verb it when someone […]

PRIDE of ENNIS Volunteer of the Year Award: Jesse DeLeon

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People that know Jesse DeLeon will tell you – he is one of the most dedicated individuals you will ever see. Whether at work or serving in the community, you can expect hard work and success out of him, which makes him a better-than-average worker and a superior volunteer. “If there’s something I have to […]

PRIDE of ENNIS Farmer of the Year Award: Tommy Copeland

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Fresh and local. That’s what you’ll see served up any given Saturday by the Copelands at the Ennis Farmers Market. Ten years ago, Tommy Copeland began Oak Grove farms at his home off Oak Grove Road in Ennis. For the past eight, he and his wife, Kristi, have prided themselves on growing only organic, becoming […]

Juenemann shares success of Mulkey House campaign


The recent drive to rescue the Mulkey-Loggins House from the wrecking ball hasn’t ended as supporters of the effort had hoped but at least the structure will be saved. Current plans are that the 1872 Ennis home will be moved to Farmstead at the Quarry, a new development in Midlothian, where it will join other […]

Children see hard work paid off

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Broderick Williams snapped photos as his son Davon shook Mayor Russel Thomas’ hand Thursday evening and was handed a certificate for reading more than 750 minutes over the summer. Williams whispered to nobody in particular, “I’m so proud of him.” That was the general feeling of the more-than-100 proud family members and friends that packed into the […]

Hit the road, Jack

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Equipment and mounds of chipped rock in the background were delivered on the parking lot at the old Safeway downtown on Thursday. Director of public works, Robert Bolen, explained that a chip seal project for less than ten streets adjacent to Baylor and Main Street will begin on Monday, July 27. It will take three to five […]

Memorial park receiving upgrade

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The Ennis veterans memorial often touted as the most beautiful in Ellis County is receiving an upgrade. According to Larry Fincher, an active member of the veteran community in Ennis and an American Legion Rider, the project will restore and retouch the large center star in the memorial at Veterans Memorial Park. See the report […]

EPT’s Ruthless! opens. Fame at any cost…

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“Relentless raillery” aptly describes Ennis Public Theatre’s newest production of Ruthless! The Musical. Debuting off-Broadway in 1992, Ruthless! spoofs the stereotypical self-absorbed actress and slays the audience with stinging satire. Family-friendly throughout (unless parents are concerned about giving their little ingénues any wicked ideas), this play offers campy musical fun guaranteed to entertain. For an […]

Ride raising bike awareness

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Denise Fincher remembers the last time she saw her 22-year-old daughter, Lee, alive. “She said she was going out for a ride at 10:30, and I said ‘no you’re not’,” Fincher recalled Wednesday. “But she said to me ‘mom if I die, I was happy, doing what I love.’” That night, Lee was hit by […]

Avenue Church expands to Ennis

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The Avenue Church, based in Waxahachie, has announced they are expanding with a new campus in Ennis. They have signed a long-term lease with Infinity Properties, who own Madison Hall, located at 906 S. Kaufman St. According to Kory Henry, who, along with his wife Belinda purchased the facility in 2004 when it was Confetti’s […]

Main Street gets attention


On Friday, July 17, Sarah Blankenship, Texas Main Street Program senior designer, and project assistant Marie Oehlerking toured downtown Ennis. While here, they met with building owners who have asked for their assistance with their façade projects as well as ideas on new signage for their business. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! […]

City moving forward with ambulance negotiations

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Unofficial word that the city would be moving forth with American Medical Response (AMR) as its new ambulance service provider next year was made official Monday night with a unanimous vote from city commissioners. With all five commissioners present voting in favor of the resolution, and Mayor Pro-Tem Matt Walker filling in for an absent […]

Summer reading program wrapping up on high note

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One of the side effects of summer is preparing to go back to school. This summer, the same as most, the Ennis Public Library made an effort to cure that annoying symptom with its Summer Reading Program. On Thursday, the program met to see its last special guest, and Tuesday will mark the last day […]

EDC announces new industrial project, budget


The Ennis Economic Development Corporation is in talks with another industrial company for expansion in Ennis said Marty Nelson, economic development coordinator, in a meeting Tuesday. The project, now labeled as Project Firebird, involves a new economic development agreement and purchase of new land for the project. Although Nelson could not yet reveal the name […]

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