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Preacher finds ‘Golden Rule’ on display in Ennis

Eighty-seven-year-old Harry McKain said he’s never seen a community as giving as the one that helped him Monday and Tuesday after his truck broke down along the side of the U.S. 287 bypass in Ennis. Get the rest of this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Storm takes toll on Ennis, Ellis County

A reported 1,900 Ellis County homes were without power Wednesday morning as Ennis and the rest of North Texas were recovering from a line of storms that brought estimated 80 mph winds. Get the full details in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Old school rules: Couple plans return to Farmers Market

When the Ennis Farmers Market opens for its fourth season this Saturday, at the heart of all vendors will be one booth that has set up shop from day one. Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Become a subscriber today!

Renovations near completion on two historic buildings

Local downtown investor Fran McCarthy said this week that one of two downtown buildings in which he’s invested will be completely remodeled by late summer or early fall this year. Get the details on this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Support

Building official discusses businesses coming to town

There are several business and construction developments in Ennis, some of which are underway right now, according to the city’s Inspections Dept. Find the full story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be in the know, subscribe today!

A-CROSS preps for next fundraising campaign

A Christian Response of Shelter and Service, Inc., a non-profit organization in Ennis that offers temporary housing to those in need, is preparing to launch a fundraising campaign as the group seeks to expand its available housing. Get the full story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Support local news, subscribe today!

City launches new mobile app in time for bluebonnet crowds

The mobile app for the City of Ennis launched this week, according to local officials. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Support local news, subscribe today!

Fairview Park renamed

Fairview Park was officially renamed to the “IOOF Park at Fairview” Tuesday night when the city commission unanimously voted affirmatively on a recommendation from the city’s parks board. Get the full story in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

City approves incentives to keep businesses, help expand

Polyguard Products and Price Distributing will be staying and expanding, respectively, in Ennis after reaching incentive agreements with the city, which were approved at Tuesday night’s city commission meeting. Find the details on this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Subscribe today!

No hard plans yet for new Ennis police facility

More than a year has passed since engineers pitched the city on a multi-million dollar police facility that would replace the current downtown-headquartered police station. Find this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be in the know, subscribe today!

Minnie McDowal Park opening pushed to early summer

After some delays due to weather, Minnie McDowal Park is expected to have an early summer opening, according to Assistant City Manager Randall Heye. Get the full story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be in the know, subscribe today!

Carnival to bring strong history to Ennis event

Coming to Ennis in April for the first time is the Main Street Midway, a five-day carnival-ride event with some of the same attractions one might find at the Fort Worth Stock Show or the Texas State Fair. Find this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Parks Dept. takes over baseball field maintenance

Ennis Parks Director Paul Liska said this week the city will provide day-to-day maintenance and game preparations for the little league fields at Bluebonnet Park. Get the full story in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Support local news, subscribe today!

Noon Lions give to Habitat for Humanity

Lion Frank Bartolic presents a $700 donation to the Habitat for Humanity project.  Elizabeth Strieland and Jeanie Blake gave an update on the program and received the check on behalf of H for H. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

A letter for change

One local elementary school student is stepping up in a big way to get her message out about the dangers of texting and driving. See Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News for the rest of this story and more… Be informed, subscribe today!

Senior center looks to boost base of support

A local non-profit that provides fellowship, transportation and other services for Ennis seniors may not survive without a big fundraising push this year, according to Jean Nelson, the director of the Golden Circle Senior Activity Center. Get the full story in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Support local news, subscribe today!

EFD, city staff prepare for the worst

Members of the Ennis Fire Department, along with some city staff, are undergoing National Incident Management System (NIMS) training this week in order to better prepare city employees to handle large-scale emergencies. Get the details on this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Be informed, subscribe today!

Bloomin’ bluebonnets keep festival organizers guessing

Reports started coming out last month that bluebonnets were already popping up in the Houston and Austin areas, a bit earlier than usual, according to Andrea DeLong-Amaya, the director of horticulture at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, who told Texas Monthly the “warm-crazy-warm” weather was good for the official state flower. Get the details […]

City passes on 287 speed hike; moves to improve court security

The Ennis City Commission voted unanimously Tuesday night against changing the speed limit on Hwy. 287 inside the city limits, citing an already high number of accidents on the thoroughfare and the lack of alternative routes to provide safer travel. Get the full story in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Become a subscriber […]

City plans to cancel two election races, discuss 287 speed

The Ennis City Commission will discuss canceling the unopposed races for its Ward 2 seat and mayor pro-tem, while also considering the possibility of changing the speed limit on the portion of U.S. Highway 287 that runs through city limits. Get the full story in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Subscribe today!

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