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Ennis booking bluegrass line-up

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“What a duo,” says Main Street and Farmers Market coordinator, Becky McCarty. “Folks come here by the carload and in busloads to take in the bluebonnets. So why not add to the senses with bluegrass?” Beginning on the opening day for the Farmers Market, April 2, every Saturday in the month will feature at least […]

Relay For Life set for April 30

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One of Ennis’ most-storied community fund raisers, the Relay For Life, is coming in April. Hundreds of individuals on a number of civic and business teams will convene for a day of raising both awareness on the fight against cancer as well as funds for the cause. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! […]

DMP, CCPD budget change passed


For the first hour-and-a-half of the 6 p.m. city commission meeting Monday night at City Hall, downtown supporters were forced to hold in their applause, but come 7:30 p.m., handshakes and kudos were given out all around. That’s because the much anticipated Downtown Master Plan, which was conceived months ago, has finally come to the […]

Candidate Forum


The Ennis Chamber of Commerce has scheduled forums to help the public learn more about the candidates for local offices prior to the Saturday, May 7, local elections. The first of the forums is Tuesday, March 29, featuring candidates for city commissioner. A separate forum will be held Tuesday, April 5, featuring the candidates for […]

Make it at the Market

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The Ennis Farmers Market’s “Make it at the Market” program is looking for individuals, businesses and organizations to assist with its weekly series of free, fun, and family friendly programs that take place from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday, from April 2 to Oct. 29. Assistance can take many forms. In 2015, the Ennis […]

Farmers Market seeking new vendors

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Entering its third season, the Ennis Farmers Market is quickly becoming a staple in the life of the city. Set to open in a month, Saturday, April 2, the weekly outdoor venue will operate through October. Director Becky McCarty witnessed the impact that record-setting rains had upon local farmers in 2015. The diligence of growers […]

CCPD adds tax funds, could give PD programs soon


The CCPD, funded by a city sales tax of 0.25 percent, was projected this year to generate roughly $725,000, and according to city officials, that number could have been a little higher. Due to a state statute with exemptions on certain telecommunication services, the city’s Crime Control and Prevention District was pulling in about $50,000 […]

Girl Scouts collecting food, clothes

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  Girl Scout Troop 1811 is holding a food and clothing drive to benefit Helping Hands of Ennis. The drive is Monday, Feb. 29, through Friday, March 11. drop-off locations are The Ennis Daily News, Ennis High School, Ennis Junior High, and Miller and Lummus intermediate schools. Specific items being sought are macaroni and cheese, […]

Meet the City Manager

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Scott Dixon moved here from a small town, but Ennis’ new city manager has hit the ground running and shows no indications of being small time. Observers said he has dug in quickly and begun addressing matters important to Ennis. But he’s also a sports fan, writer, husband and father. Born in Nashville, he celebrated […]

Painting the town blue

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Of its much illustrated past, two known parts of Ennis still abound; the celebration of Czech culture in May, and the blanketing of its hills in the state flower of Texas. Already beginning to sprout in select locations, bluebonnets will soon spring forth in abundance. It can mean only one thing – the start of […]

Mother of 5 diagnosed with rare cancer

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Trisha Castillo went to the doctor only a couple weeks ago after suffering from severe abdominal pain. What the doctor told her is what she and her family feared most – she has cancer for the second time. Castillo is a cancer survivor, and only recently did doctors tell her that it was the rare […]

Lynch Speaks To Rotary

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On Tuesday, he visited the Rotary Club of Ennis to speak about adaptive leadership, as is written in his book “Adapt or Die.” There were nine points he presented on how to be an effective, adaptive leader. He gave tips to the club on how to focus on opportunities instead obstacles, how to make decisions […]

Griefshare series begins Tuesday

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A support group for people grieving since the loss of a loved one through death, Griefshare, starts a new series on Tuesday in downtown Ennis. Part of the international organization, Griefshare is facilitated by Paul and Aleta Penfold. It begins Feb. 23 with a sequence of sessions that commence at 7 p.m. and end at […]

City, hospital differ on obstetrics

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Close to a month has passed since Ennis Regional Medical Center announced it would be closing its obstetrics unit, and last week the unit was shut down completely, according to Terri Barton, director of marketing and physician relations. Since the announcement, the hospital’s board of directors has asked the city to amend the development agreement […]

Cost of police facility still unclear


Despite an architectural feasibility study presented to the Crime Control and Prevention board Monday evening, directors were left with more questions than answers after a contentious two-sided meeting. The major question that remained is what a new police facility will cost, as a police facility was one of a few things sold to citizens when […]

Ballot set for May 7 city elections


Voters now know who will be on the ballot when they head to the polls for the May 7 Ennis ISD and City of Ennis general election. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <ahref=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!</a>

Downtown pub in question over ordinance


  Finn MacCool’s pub announced recently it would be bringing a new bar to downtown Ennis, but those plans could be slightly delayed. Originally hoping for a March opening, the business could be held up by an old city ordinance that doesn’t allow for bars in Ennis. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! […]

Missing dog spawns reward

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Wilda Fisher’s hot water heater was on the fritz and the maintenance man was at her residence at Grace Townhomes in Ennis to repair it. Her 14-year-old Chihuahua, Coco, needed to go outside, she she let the dog out of the home. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <ahref=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up […]

Ennis invites townsfolk to improve hospitality skills

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Ennis Chamber of Commerce, Ennis Main Street, and Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau are partnering to host a free hospitality class on Monday, Feb. 29 at 8 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. The one-hour session will be held at the Ennis Chamber of Commerce, 108 Chamber of Commerce Dr. It has been said that […]

Firefighters camping out

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Ennis firefighters at the city’s Fire Station No. 2 are going camping, but not in the way you might think. At this campout, there’s no hiking or fishing, and there’s definitely no roasting marshmallows or telling scary stories around a campfire. The only resemblance this odd experience for the firefighters holds to actual camping is […]

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