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PRIDE of ENNIS Public Servant of the Year Award: Kevin Taylor

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The list of nominees and reasons given by scores of people, including many junior high students, speaks volumes of the way they feel about Officer Kevin Taylor, the 2015 Public Servant of the Year. “Always ready to help others” is just the tip of the iceberg of compliments sent with nominations. Others described him as […]

Dancing Ennis officer becomes a hit sensation

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Lakendra Cox and Shanitra Robinson say it isn’t too often an Ennis police officer will stop to say hi or chat, but things were a little different on Saturday’s Fourth of July holiday, as seen by many Ennisites in a Facebook video that has gained significant Internet traffic. “They were riding through, and the kids […]

Garlits grand marshal for Motorplex 30th NHRA Fall Nationals

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If ever there was a legend in the sport of drag racing, it’s “Big Daddy” Don Garlits.   When Texas Motorplex opened its gates to the public – becoming the first ever super-stadium of drag racing – in August of 1986, Garlits was on his way to earning his ninth Car Craft All-Star Team and […]

Downtown cafe driving sidewalk ordinance proposal

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The Vintage Cross Cafe, located in the downtown Emporium building, has been a welcome addition to the city, offering another appealing dining option. On Monday, the Ennis city commission heard the first reading of an ordinance that would allow downtown restaurants to offer a sidewalk seating option. This “sidewalk cafe” ordinance, as its being called, […]

Ennis Relay for Life tops $100,000 mark

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A recent donation of $7,234 is being added to the Ennis Relay for Life 2015 fundraising totals, pushing the total farther past the goal and the $100,000 mark. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Ennis Freedom Fest doubles the parade, adds fireworks

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It was a blast. That’s the assessment around Ennis following Freedom Fest over the Fourth of July weekend. “I head more than one spectator comment, ‘This makes be proud to live in Ennis.’ We are already reviewing things that went well and things that we need to do a little differently next year. I hope […]

City passes B&B ordinance

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The Ennis city commission passed an ordinance Monday evening permitting residential buildings to house bed and breakfasts in Ennis on a case-by-case basis. Commissioners also heard two new ordinances, which they will make a decision on in their next meeting in two weeks. Sam and Joanne Ventura were present Monday. The two are the ones […]

Jones is advocate for dirt track racing

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Dirt track racers like the brawny Doug Jones are people who are comfortable on the ground. You know the type of tough guys. When their own son gets hurt they tell him, “Aw, just rub some dirt on it and get back in the game.” In fact, they usually come from people who describe a […]

City eyes bond sale, sidewalk cafe space at meeting

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Ennis City Commission on Monday will consider the first reading of two proposed ordinances that will impact the downtown area, and a $10 million bond for street, sidewalk and utility improvements. The commissioners meet at City Hall for their regular meeting at 7 p.m. They will hold a workshop at 6 p.m., during which they […]

Flag service program grows town patriotism

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Driving through town during a patriotic holiday, it is clear Ennis is patriotic. Sidewalks along Ennis Avenue are lined with American flags, neighborhoods are decorated red, white and blue, and it is all thanks to a group of folks dedicated to the community and to the country. The Ennis Rotary Club began a flag subscription […]

MSB acquainted with downtown planners

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Ennis Main Street’s board of directors met with downtown planners to begin planning for the first time Wednesday at the Chamber of Commerce. Mesa Planning, the firm constructing the plan, mainly looked to gather ideas by getting to know what the board likes about Ennis’ downtown and also asking which other downtowns they should gather […]

Freedom Fest all set for Saturday

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Saturday in Ennis will be chocked full of activities for people of all ages, starting with the Farmers Market, the Red, White & Bike Parade, a BBQ cookoff, a concert with the Pontiax at the Texas Motorplex, followed by the grand finale – a patriotic fireworks show that is set to music. See the report […]

History revised in Calhoun project

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The renaissance taking place in historic downtown Ennis added another wave of momentum when Dave and Joyce Lindauer announced plans to renovate the old J.M. Calhoun Building. Built in 1896 on the corner of West Knox and North Dallas streets, the two-story brick building is being transformed into offices downstairs and lofts on the second […]

Police station celebrates 100 years

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Much can happen in 100 years. In the past 100 years, Ennis has witnessed 49 Polka Festivals. It’s witnessed the opening of several schools – and the closing of some – all around town. In those 100 years, though, Ennis has known only one building to house its police station. On Tuesday, the Ennis Police […]

First Christian Church served Ennis since 1878 before ceasing operations last Sunday.

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Prior to locking their doors for the final time on Sunday, First Christian Church decided to serve Ennis one more time. With attenders dwindling in numbers they chose to give their remaining funds to several area groups. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read […]

MSB talking façade grants, DMP Wednesday

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Ennis’ Main Street Board, which has been at the center of attention for weeks as it lobbied with the City Commission for funding for a downtown master plan, will meet again on Wednesday at the Ennis Chamber of Commerce at 5 p.m. On the agenda are a resolution in support of Ennis’ Christmas celebration and […]

Bardwell closed until water recedes

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Still twenty feet above normal, Lake Bardwell has been closed by the Army Corps of Engineers through July if not longer. A representative of the Corps, Mike Stegall, is the Bardwell Lake Manager. His knowledge of the lake and its conditions is a great aid in making such a decisions, according to Stephanie Parker, Ellis […]

Dakota digs in deep

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Dakota Utility Contractors, one of the largest directional drilling businesses in Texas, broke ground on their future home in Ennis on Monday during a special ceremony held at 2501 Oak Grove Rd. Aaron Graff, president, praised the Ennis Economic Development Corporation for making it possible for the company to sink their roots deeper into the […]

WFAA-TV visit backs Ennis Freedom Fest

Photo by photosbylezley.com / Fireworks lit up the sky at the end of the Parade of Champions on Saturday, with one fan flashing the 'L' for Lions to onlookers. In much the same way, the team capped its state championship season with an explosive finish to edge Cedar Park, 38-35, at AT&T Stadium on Dec. 17.

Daybreak, the WFAA-TV morning show on Channel 8, will be live in downtown Ennis on Friday to promote the Freedom Fest event scheduled for July 4 at the Texas Motorplex. Brian Glenn, the host of the sunrise show, will be on location at 5 a.m. to talk about the concert and fireworks that are on tap between 7-10 p.m. […]

3 Big Ideas for Ennis

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Three big ideas about the future of Ennis were points of discussion Thursday night during a comprehensive master plan unveiling at the Ennis National Bank Event Center. Halff Associates, a planning firm based out of the metroplex, has been working on a city comprehensive plan for months, and Thursday evening was a chance for the […]

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