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City hires attorney, purchases downtown properties

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City commissioners voted unanimously to approve the hiring of a new city attorney as well as give the go-ahead on two downtown property acquisitions Monday. Get this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Stay informed, subscribe today!

Mayor shows support for charter amendments

Mayor Angie Juenemann smiles back at an applauding crowd Monday night after taking her oath of office. Monday was Juenemann's first official meeting as mayor. Mayor Pro-Tem Matt Walker, right, and former Ward 3 Commissioner Ken Hackney clap in the background.

Ahead of Election Day coming up Tuesday, Mayor Angie Jeunemann said she wants to see voters get out to the polls. Get this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

EDC eyes property acquisitions

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The Ennis Economic Development Corporation will give updates on projects planned for Ennis during Tuesday’s regular meeting scheduled for 4 p.m. Find details on this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Off the ropes: Pro wrestling comes to Ennis

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In the 1980s regional independent professional wrestling was at its peak, and one of the focal points was right here in North Texas. Get the details on this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Subscribe today!

Workers hit West Knox water line

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Getting beneath the surface has to both progress and unexpected discoveries for city workers at the site of what will become the new Minnie McDowal Park. Get the details on this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Getting thrills at Ennis’ Boot Hill

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For more than 20 years Johnny Tobias has become a pro at being creepy. Every Halloween the 55-year-old, a supervisor at Polyguard, turns his home and lawn into a western cemetery called Boot Hill. For more on this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

After delays, MacCool’s opens today

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Getting it right involved a number of delays for Robert Holt and the opening of the new Finn MacCool’s in downtown Ennis. Delayed but undeterred, Holt pushed on. Get this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Heye joins city staff

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If there was one thing that attracted Randall Heye to Ennis from his role as Economic Development Director in Sunnyvale, the new Assistant City Manager said it was the endless potential he saw here in the Bluebonnet City. Find the rest of this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

City eyes Rockwall revitalization

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Ennis’ city officials were looking to gather tips on managing the downtown revitalization when they visited nearby Rockwall Wednesday. Find the details on this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Lummus documentary filmed on location in Ennis

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The late Jack Lummus, one of Ennis’ favorite sons is the subject of a documentary that was being filmed in town Monday by a production team for the New York Giants football team. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Subscribe today!

Selling the city

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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