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Trash pickup to remain a city service


City of Ennis trash pickup will not be outsourced to a private company after the city commission voted unanimously Monday night to keep sanitation services in-house and also increase the rate from $15.75 to $21.25 per month. Get the details in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Subscribe today!

Halloween cemetery tour takes shape


As the third annual Myrtle Meander tour looms, monologues for the historical characters to be portrayed are being submitted to the event’s sponsoring organizations, the Ennis Historical Society and the Ennis Public Theatre. Get this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Subscribe today!

Travel guide features Bluebonnet Trails


One of Ennis’ most popular attractions–the bluebonnet trails–is getting some time in the limelight following a 3-page feature in Explore Texas: A Nature Travel Guide. Get more on this story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Girl killed in car crash


A juvenile girl was killed in a three-car accident near the corner of South Clay and West Lampasas Street Wednesday afternoon, according to Ennis Police. Lt. Fred Pontley with the Ennis Police Department said the crash report hadn’t been completed as of Thursday morning but that police have a basic understanding of how the wreck […]

American Legion donates to nine charitable organizations


The local American Legion chapter did more than its share of charitable work last week when it donated a combined $14,500 to nine local organizations and charities. All donations came during a special check presentation last Wednesday at the American Legion on Rumbo Road, the day before the regionally-recognized North Texas Day of Giving. Find […]

1-20-5 Fest coming up Saturday


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Surveys to determine future of city’s trash service


With the future of the City of Ennis’ sanitation services hanging in the balance, a survey mailed to trash customers could determine whether it remains in-house or is outsourced to a private company. Get the full story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Stay informed, subscribe today!

Bless the Blue


About 40 people from the Ennis community gathered in front of the police station Wednesday afternoon to take part in the “Pray for the Blue” event as part of the ongoing “Back the Blue” week in the city. Get the full story in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Downed power line causes fire, outage


A downed power line caused a far-reaching power outage as well as sparking a minor fire at a home in the 1000 block of North Kaufman Street about 11 a.m. Wednesday. Get the details on this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

City Attorney resigns


The City of Ennis is beginning its search to find a new lawyer or law firm after current City Attorney Richard Wilson expressed his intention to resign Monday. Get all the details in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

EFD to add firefighters, plan new station


A two-year, $1.9 million grant from FEMA will boost the Ennis Fire Department with the addition of 13 new firefighters, and eventually build a new fire station that would cut response times. Check the Tuesday edition of The Ennis Daily News for complete details on this story and more!

Actors wanted for Myrtle Meander


“Calling all actors” is the cry from Ennis Public Theatre Director Shelley Aubrey as she plans another program for the popular Myrtle Meander tour. The Halloween-themed excursion, which benefits the Ennis Historical Society, takes place at Myrtle Cemetery on October 15, and will feature monologues by actors who will impersonate some of the well-known figures […]

Capital projects, personnel contribute to growing city budget


With the end of the current fiscal year just about two weeks away, a review of the Ennis City Budget for 2016-2017 shows a hike in spending of almost $10 million more next year. Be informed, pick up a copy of Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Communities come together for ‘Blue Week’


Four Ellis County communities are coming together to recognize police officers Sept. 19-23 for “Blue Week.” Get the details in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Mayor speaks at NARFE meeting


The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1191 had its monthly meeting Tuesday. The guest speaker was Ennis Mayor Angie Jeunemann. It was noted that the Ennis native is the first female mayor of this or any city in Ellis County. Get all the details on this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of […]

Annual book sale event starts Thursday


Beginning this Thursday through Saturday, the Ennis Public Library’s annual book sale takes place at the facility’s location at 501 W. Ennis Ave. The event, hosted by the Friends of the Ennis Public Library, an agency affiliated with the Greater Ennis United Way, is a fundraiser benefiting the Friends, whose programs and activities enable the […]

City adopts budget, preps for TIRZ vote


The Ennis City Commission Tuesday officially adopted a new tax rate and budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year and moved a step closer to adopting a tax increment financing plan for downtown. Ennis’ roughly $43.86 million budget sees an increase of $824,318 in revenue compared to last year’s budget, largely due to the increased property […]

City dance vid hits the net

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The City of Ennis took to the web this week as it released a “hometown pride” video, featuring numerous citizens displaying their best dance moves at community events, set to Justin Timberlake’s hit song “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” Get this story and more in the Friday edition of The Ennis Daily News… Subscribe today!

United Way kicks off annual campaign

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The Greater Ennis United Way launched its annual campaign Wednesday at a kick-off luncheon where officials announced this year’s goal of bringing in $325,000. Get more details on this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Car gets stuck on tracks


Traffic was halted momentarily Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Ennis Avenue and Main Street after a driver inadvertently drove his car some 20 feet onto the railroad tracks. City Attorney Richard Wilson confirmed he was the person behind the wheel… Get the full story in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Become a […]

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