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Travel Safety Solutions Offered amid SH 34 concerns

Six local agencies addressed solution to traffic safety concerns for stretch of State Highway 34 during a Precinct 2 town hall meeting. Find this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Grayson holds SH 34 Town Hall

County Commissioner Lane Grayson has announced a follow-up town hall meeting for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 15. Find this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Blues Takes Over Main Street

Festival goers dance in the street alongside Mayor Angie Juenemann as blues music belts from the stage. Find this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

City, Property Owners Split on Annexation issue

When the city commission voted Tuesday to accept development agreements with some 30 property owners in the Lake Bardwell “growth area,” as it’s been called by the city, some property owners were more than willing to sign while others felt they had no other choice. “I signed (the development agreement) basically because they give you […]

Brand Consultant to Rebrand Ennis

City-contracted consultants were in town this week to get a lay of the land in an effort to better understand how they will help Ennis define its brand. Find this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

City to close on new Fire Station land

Plans for a third fire station in Ennis await the closing on a parcel of land in the NW section of the city. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

City eyes more than 100 property annexations

City commissioners are looking to annex several hundreds of acres of land into the city limits over the next few months. At Tuesday evening’s city commission meeting in downtown Ennis, city leadership approved 144 items, each representative of a parcel of land, related to the sweeping annexations. Of the 144 parcels of land, 29 property […]

Meet J.B. Lowry, Bardwell’s 88-year-old mayor-elect

When Bardwell re-elected its former mayor, 88-year old J.B. Lowry, Jr., on Saturday, it was likely for his get-things-done nature as much as it was for his down-home personality. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Helping Hands gets help from canned food drive

Helping Hands of Ennis is the primary benefactor of the May 13, canned food drive sponsored by local Post Office letter carriers. It is the 25th year for the annual event, and area residents have a strong history of donating generously according to Anna Gunn, regional director over the project. Find this story and more […]

Main Street to host downtown screening

As the city continues to market downtown, the Ennis Main Street Board will host a public viewing of a film that features experts in community development and branding. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Rotary hopes for big showing at 19th polka run

It’s become as engrained in the festivities of the National Polka Festival as the music, the klobase or the pivo. The Rotary Club of Ennis, every year, organizes the PolkaFest Run, an event that features a 5K, a 10K and a fun run. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily […]

Interest, sales driving Farmers Market

Growing and satisfying the needs of an ever expanding base of shoppers, the Ennis Farmers Market has capped a very successful first month of Saturdays. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

State of the District speech positive

Optimism reigned when Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman shared a “State of the District” message to a crowd of 80 at the spring luncheon of the Chamber of Commerce on Friday. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

City inks deal to move forward on railroad bridge

City Manager Scott Dixon told city commissioners Tuesday night that if they want to see the city’s highest-priority project in the downtown master plan completed, they would first have to approve an $886,000 contract with with Lockwood, Andrews, and Newman Inc (LAN). Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. […]

Commission approves Fairview spending

Ward 2 Commissioner Marco Hernandez admitted after Tuesday’s city commission meeting that pressure from his constituents was mounting heading into it. For the past several weeks, Hernandez, who grew up in the Fairview neighborhood on the south side of town, has fought to receive funding for the IOOF Park at Fairview, formerly Fairview Park. Find […]

Late former mayor had role in historic preservation

With the rejuvenation of downtown Ennis since the 2013 tornado — new civic programs, new businesses, all taking advantage of the city’s historic charm — it’s easy to forget there was a time when the preservation of old buildings and a celebration of heritage were not considered locally. It was the late Jim Bob Wilson, […]

Church sponsoring city-wide egg hunt

For the third consecutive year, Foundations of Life Church will sponsor a city-wide Easter egg hunt at Bluebonnet Park that’s completely free to the community. Find this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Ministry hopes to open women, children shelter

Two people hope their new outreach ministry Haven of Hope For Women can be up and running by May 15. The ministry, which Executive Director J. David Ford says will provide programs and shelter for homeless women and children in Ennis, is headquartered at 1107 S. Clay St., a former nursing home that’s been repurposed […]

Bluebonnet Fest draws great crowds

Rave reviews continue to pour in during the 66th year of the Ennis Bluebonnet Trails. As for the just-completed three-day Bluebonnet Festival, event organizers, vendors and city leaders are encouraged by the turnout. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Quebe sisters headline Bluebonnet Trails Festival

Headlining the Bluebonnet Festival entertainment lineup this weekend are the Quebe Sisters, a burgeoning American fiddle and Western swing group. The trio will be joined by their band for a 4 p.m. concert downtown on Saturday. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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