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Ennis native ‘Red’ Duke honored

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A famous Ennis native has been recognized by his alma mater, Texas A&M University, for his service in the Korean War. Physician, educator and television personality Dr. James “Red” Duke was a 1950 A&M grad whose subsequent stint as an Army tank commander in Germany led to his recent decoration with the Order of St. […]

United Way adds Give-A-Kid-A-Chance

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Fresh from capping a record-setting fundraising campaign, the board of the Ennis United Way has approved Give-A-Kid-A-Chance as an affiliated agency. GAKAC, licensed as a non-profit organization as an outreach and service project of Bridge Builders, is a community-wide event in August to provide support to families preparing children for the start of a new […]

Bullet train proponents set Ennis open house

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Proponents of the high-speed rail service between Dallas and Houston have planned an open house informational meeting in Ennis on Thursday, April 16. Texas Central Partners have invited the public to the informational meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. at Madison Hall, located at 906 S. Kaufman St. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign […]

Bischof to lead United Way

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The local chapter of the United Way has announced Tre Bischof as the 2015 president and that he will share the campaign chairman role with Adam Fuentes. The United Way also announced other new directors. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Matching funds pledged to save oldest house

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The group making an effort to save the Mulkey-Loggins house, the oldest standing house in Ennis, just got a bit of good news. Someone or a group has pledged matching funds. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Sidewalks, more on city commission agenda

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The public packed a hearing on downtown revitalization incentives at the Ennis City Commission’s Monday meeting.

On Monday, city commissioners are scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. at City Hall to discuss and take action on a resolution supporting the TAP 2015 project nomination, which would request grant funding from the Texas Department of Transportation for sidewalks to be constructed. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to […]

A Home for the Brave – Man behind the uniform

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Many adjectives come to mind when you meet Cody Jones, a disabled Marine veteran, but wounded isn’t one of them; strong-willed, funny and opinionated, maybe, but if you didn’t see his prosthetic leg it’s likely you wouldn’t even realize he is disabled. However, at only 24 years old, Jones, the future recipient of a brand-new […]

Ennis Day at the Capitol Thursday

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A trip to the State Capitol for Ennis Chamber of Commerce Day was an overall good experience, said members of the Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. “Getting to sit down and talk with John Wray was real neat,” said Bob Taylor, a long-time Ennis resident and Ennis Host Lions Club leader. “That was probably the […]

Farmers Market arrives Saturday

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An ambitious first year of the Farmers Market in downtown has given way to an anticipated encore, which begins Saturday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. City leaders jump-started the market in May of 2014 with the promise of six months. The enthusiastic kickoff gave vendors and shoppers alike the idea that Ennis was whole-heartedly […]

Bluebonnet trails marking underway

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Wednesday marked the first day of Bluebonnet Trails month, and that means people are taking to the roads to get a glimpse of the beautiful spring flowers in bloom. “There are many (bluebonnets) along the roadsides and the fields are barely beginning to make a show,” said Sandy Anderson, a member of the Ennis Garden […]

Pointing people to Ennis

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Drive Guide placed Ennis on its spring edition cover, using a beautiful sunset photo of a field of bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush to go along with the heading; Ennis – Endless Fun for Everyone! The magazine is distributed to visitors to the Metroplex, which includes driving directions of places to go, things to see and […]

McCarty asks Ennis to see Main Street vision

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Becky McCarty painted a word picture. The Ennis Main Street coordinator asked people to envision westbound travelers crossing the crest at the railroad tracks on Ennis Avenue, and being greeted with “Welcome to Historic Downtown Ennis.” She offered that, and more, during a 20-minute presentation about the Main Street program during Monday’s Ennis Chamber of […]

Safe and Sound

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While many have forgotten that Ennis was once part of the Old West, history shows it has its place in the legends of cowboys and Indians, marshals and outlaws. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Home for the Brave effort gets to the dirt

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The Home for the Brave, honoring the disabled Marine veteran Cody Jones, broke ground during a ceremony on Friday morning with citizens, members of the local VFW post and elected officials from the city and county present. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read […]

Sales tax increase starting in Ennis

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Two one-fourth-of-a-percent sales tax increases will go into effect in Ennis on April 1, as voted on in the November 2014 general election. Effective at midnight, April 1, the two taxes combined will push the sales tax rate in Ennis from 7.75 percent to 8.25 percent, the maximum rate allowed by the state. See the […]

Ennis firefighters receive recognition

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Invaluable and often under-appreciated, firefighters help to make up the lifeblood of any community, doing the jobs that citizens can’t. On Friday, some local firefighters were recognized at the Ennis Fire Department’s annual banquet Ennis National Bank Event Center in downtown Ennis. See Justin Tubbs’ report in the March 26 Ennis Daily News! Click here […]

Volunteers needed for Bluebonnet month

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The irresistible attraction of people outside of Ennis towards the state flower, is also drawing volunteers to the soon coming bluebonnet season. Ennis, the “Official Bluebonnet City,” will begin the month of April with an influx of visitors, thousands of who will drop by the Convention and Visitors Bureau. It is located next to the […]

Citizens start fundraising for Mulkey-Loggins house

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A little more than a month remains before the Mulkey-Loggins house is beyond saving. In an effort to get the house moved off the property at 110 N. Elm, which is set to be turned into a car wash, Angie Juenemann and a group of Ennis citizens have taken to building a crowd-funding site to […]

City opens two new web sites

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During the past month the City Ennis has taken the wrappers off of two new internet web sites, both chocked full of great visuals and information for newcomers and seasoned veterans. While the city has had a site for a number of years, the new one is as different as seeing a sports car on […]

Main Street gets encouraging review

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A week of touring downtown buildings and meeting city leaders as well as dialogues with business-people led the Texas Historic Commission to give Ennis a positive grade during Friday’s summary. It was accompanied with a list of suggested directives for future consideration. “We’ve been in a relationship with Ennis for about a year,” said Debra […]

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