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Tax revenue growing

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Sales tax revenues for the city of Ennis are on an upswing according to data released by the Texas State Comptroller’s office and City Manager Chuck Ewings.

City eases water restrictions

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The City of Ennis is suspending all water use restrictions in light of recent area rainfall, according to City Manager Chuck Ewings.

Curbside recycling pickup ends

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City Manager Chuck Ewings confirmed Friday that the city will no longer pick up recyclables at curbsides after 10 years of participation.

City OKs deal with Gingerbread House

Courtesy photo / The Ellis County Children’s Advocacy Center, or Gingerbread House, is one of the agencies supported by the Greater Ennis United Way.

The Ennis City Commission agreed to enter into a yearly contract with The Gingerbread House on Monday night.

Farmers Market ahead of new laws

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The Ennis Farmers Market won’t be affected by new laws coming into effect this Sunday, as city officials anticipated the new laws when crafting local ordinances.

Commissioners talk Main Street

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The director for the Texas Main Street program spoke to the Ennis City Commission on Monday night about the “leap of faith” required for the city to earn recertification in the program.

McCarty hired as market coordinator

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Becky McCarty, former manager of Puddin’s Cafe, has taken the reins of the Ennis Farmers’ Market.

Comprehensive plan presses on

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The Ennis City Commission voted to move forward with its planned revision of the city’s comprehensive plan, while a proposal for train quiet zones met with a delay.

Looking back at a storm, one year later

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One year after a category EF-1 tornado ripped through downtown Ennis, Mayor Russell Thomas said new life has sprung up in the storm’s wake.

Commissioner, trustees sworn in

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The winners of Saturday’s election were sworn in on their respective boards Tuesday night, with Ward 3 Commissioner Ken Hackney taking his place on the Ennis City Commission while Trustees Kelly McManus and Jennifer Haden joining the Ennis ISD School Board.

City ponders tax hike

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City Manager Chuck Ewings floated the idea of a possible sales tax hike during Monday’s city commission meeting.

Gentry tribute event planned

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A memorial monument to Ennis Little League co-founder and former Ennis Daily News publisher Charles Gentry is set for dedication Monday.

Community to gather in prayer

The Rev. Darrell Nelson, pictured above, will lead prayer at Thursday's National Day of Prayer event at Lions Park at 6:30 p.m.

Religious and community leaders in Ennis will host a National Day of Prayer event at Lions Park at 6:30 p.m. tonight under the pavilion.

Ennis ‘Egg Lady’ in need

Paula Campo, former tourism secretary for the Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau, is pictured in traditional garb with one of the Czech eggs she painted.

By all accounts a vibrant and dogged supporter of this community, Paula Campo spent more than a decade working for the city as the tourism secretary for the Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau and uncounted years as a linchpin in the local Czech community.

Farmer’s Market to open

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The Ennis Farmer’s Market makes its debut Saturday.

City solicits master plans

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Ennis has reached out for proposals on a comprehensive plan for future community development.

City tabs grant funds

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Ennis is reaching out for $150,000 in grants that could help defray the accumulated costs of last year’s tornado event in May.

Market nears grand opening

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The Ennis Farmer’s Market is ready to open in downtown.

Church overcomes vandalism

Ennis Daily News photo by Phil Banker / Kevin Culpepper used a power washer on Friday to clean the last of the graffiti found April 16. Ennis police officials say they have no suspects at this time.

The Church of Christ on Country Club Road haven’t let the actions of vandals disrupt their plans for a busy Easter weekend.

Main Street app develops

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Dennis Zembala, the consultant leading the city’s effort to file an application for the Texas Main Street Program, said he should have a draft ready in the next few weeks.

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