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Campaigning comes to a head

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Election day in the local mayoral race is only 45 days away, and, on at least one side, negative campaigning and speculation about a candidate’s efficacy have become the focus in the past week. Last Wednesday, roughly a month and a half after mayoral candidate Angie Juenemann and her husband, Dennis Juenemann, received an anonymous […]

Ennis Baseball Association, YMCA show solidarity at public meeting

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  Stating pleasant things about all concerned, Ennis Baseball Association president Corey Jones most telling words during Thursday’s public meeting at the EPL were what everyone hoped to hear; “The kids will know no difference.” New city manager Scott Dixon and leaders from both the EBA and the YMCA, after reaching a verbal agreement to […]

Memorial bricks selling now for Veterans Park

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Orders for memorial pavers, engraved on brick, are currently being sold through March 25. Only available for sale twice a year, the Ennis Veterans Memorial committee has announced one week remains for pavers to be set at Veterans Memorial Park in time for the unveiling ceremony on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. VMP is located […]

Farmers Market 3.0 opens in two weeks

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  Starting its third season, the Ennis Farmers Market plans a fresh take for the April 2 beginning in historic downtown. Well over 30 vendors, a third of them new, attended a Tuesday night meeting for what speaker Marty Nelson, the city’s economic development coordinator, is calling “Farmers Market 3.0.” “It is going to be […]

Ennis PD puts state motto stickers on cars

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Ennis Police Department patrol vehicles are now outfitted with some new equipment – a sticker on the back with the words “In God We Trust.” But Ennisites aren’t the only ones aware of the addition to the vehicles. Shortly after the department’s official Facebook page shared a picture of the new stickers on one of […]

Little Leaguers don’t yet know who will run Ennis league; EBA to hold public meeting tonight

Starting last baseball season, the relatively new Ennis branch of the YMCA joined up with the Ennis Baseball Association to try to provide a smoother experience for parents during the registration period. The YMCA was able to bring about online registrations – something the Ennis Baseball Association never had before. The YMCA also brought about […]

Daughter inspires grassroots Tyi’Gee Foundation

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To a person meeting Tyi’Gee Richards for the first time, she may look like just the average eight-year-old. That’s what her mother, Lakeshea Brown, thought about her when she was a baby, but as she grew older, it became apparent to Brown that her daughter wasn’t developing the same way as other children. “I first […]

The bluebonnets are coming!

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  Making more than a cameo appearance are the first waves of area bluebonnets. Reports of a smattering of the Lone Star State’s blooming pride have been surfacing. A caller reported to the Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau on Tuesday of early settlers at High View Park, near the marina at Lake Bardwell. Gina Rokas, […]

Ennis booking bluegrass line-up

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“What a duo,” says Main Street and Farmers Market coordinator, Becky McCarty. “Folks come here by the carload and in busloads to take in the bluebonnets. So why not add to the senses with bluegrass?” Beginning on the opening day for the Farmers Market, April 2, every Saturday in the month will feature at least […]

Relay For Life set for April 30

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One of Ennis’ most-storied community fund raisers, the Relay For Life, is coming in April. Hundreds of individuals on a number of civic and business teams will convene for a day of raising both awareness on the fight against cancer as well as funds for the cause. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! […]

DMP, CCPD budget change passed


For the first hour-and-a-half of the 6 p.m. city commission meeting Monday night at City Hall, downtown supporters were forced to hold in their applause, but come 7:30 p.m., handshakes and kudos were given out all around. That’s because the much anticipated Downtown Master Plan, which was conceived months ago, has finally come to the […]

Candidate Forum


The Ennis Chamber of Commerce has scheduled forums to help the public learn more about the candidates for local offices prior to the Saturday, May 7, local elections. The first of the forums is Tuesday, March 29, featuring candidates for city commissioner. A separate forum will be held Tuesday, April 5, featuring the candidates for […]

Make it at the Market

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The Ennis Farmers Market’s “Make it at the Market” program is looking for individuals, businesses and organizations to assist with its weekly series of free, fun, and family friendly programs that take place from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday, from April 2 to Oct. 29. Assistance can take many forms. In 2015, the Ennis […]

Farmers Market seeking new vendors

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Entering its third season, the Ennis Farmers Market is quickly becoming a staple in the life of the city. Set to open in a month, Saturday, April 2, the weekly outdoor venue will operate through October. Director Becky McCarty witnessed the impact that record-setting rains had upon local farmers in 2015. The diligence of growers […]

CCPD adds tax funds, could give PD programs soon


The CCPD, funded by a city sales tax of 0.25 percent, was projected this year to generate roughly $725,000, and according to city officials, that number could have been a little higher. Due to a state statute with exemptions on certain telecommunication services, the city’s Crime Control and Prevention District was pulling in about $50,000 […]

Girl Scouts collecting food, clothes

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  Girl Scout Troop 1811 is holding a food and clothing drive to benefit Helping Hands of Ennis. The drive is Monday, Feb. 29, through Friday, March 11. drop-off locations are The Ennis Daily News, Ennis High School, Ennis Junior High, and Miller and Lummus intermediate schools. Specific items being sought are macaroni and cheese, […]

Meet the City Manager

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Scott Dixon moved here from a small town, but Ennis’ new city manager has hit the ground running and shows no indications of being small time. Observers said he has dug in quickly and begun addressing matters important to Ennis. But he’s also a sports fan, writer, husband and father. Born in Nashville, he celebrated […]

Painting the town blue

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Of its much illustrated past, two known parts of Ennis still abound; the celebration of Czech culture in May, and the blanketing of its hills in the state flower of Texas. Already beginning to sprout in select locations, bluebonnets will soon spring forth in abundance. It can mean only one thing – the start of […]

Mother of 5 diagnosed with rare cancer

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Trisha Castillo went to the doctor only a couple weeks ago after suffering from severe abdominal pain. What the doctor told her is what she and her family feared most – she has cancer for the second time. Castillo is a cancer survivor, and only recently did doctors tell her that it was the rare […]

Lynch Speaks To Rotary

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On Tuesday, he visited the Rotary Club of Ennis to speak about adaptive leadership, as is written in his book “Adapt or Die.” There were nine points he presented on how to be an effective, adaptive leader. He gave tips to the club on how to focus on opportunities instead obstacles, how to make decisions […]

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