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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 […]

City approves $3.5M in bonds


The Ennis City Commission approved the sale of $3.5 in bonds for various infrastructure and capital improvement projects Monday. Get the full story in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Rotary Club donates to GAKAC program

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The Ennis Give A Kid A Chance program has received a $1,000 donation from Rotary Club. Marty Nelson, GAKAC coordinator, accepted the check from Rotarians Steve Holston, Misty Culpepper, John Chapman and Elizabeth Fulton.

Number of West Nile Virus-positive pools continues to grow


The latest round of testing reveals that the number of West Nile Virus-positive mosquito pools has jumped to 19 from three only a month ago. Get more on this story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Mayor reflects on first days in office


For the first female mayor in Ennis history, Angie Juenemann, has kicked off her first days in office with a teamwork approach and a fresh city commission, that reveals a business-like approach to doing the city’s business. Over three months since being elected in May, a 100-day update shows an itinerary filled with positive check […]

Sales tax revenue jumps 25 percent for Ennis

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The City of Ennis reported a sales tax revenue increase in excess of 25 percent for year-to-date August 2016, according to a report by the Texas Comptroller of Public Account’s office, numbers prompting City Manager Scott Dixon to say, “These look fantastic.” According to the report, Ennis jumped from $3,204,435.74 in August 2015 to 4,030,269.28 […]

City weighs tax rate versus ability to grow


With a proposed two-and-a-half cent property tax increase per $100 property valuation on the table for Ennis, City Manager Scott Dixon commented on the need for the proposed hike from $0.66 cents back to $0.695, Ennis’ original “historic rate.” Ennis has fallen behind six other cities in Ellis County in terms of new value market […]

Local singer releases new album

Family, faith and his musical past inform the songs on  Brandon Hixson's new album, Picture of You.

By Randy Bryan Bigham [email protected] Ennis singer Brandon Hixson, best known for his Christian albums and his work as music minister for Tabernacle Baptist Church, has put finishing touches to a new collection of songs, called Picture of You. Find the full story on this and more in the Sunday edition of The Ennis Daily […]

Family struggles to cope with loss of mother, home


If Petra Martinez were alive today, she wouldn’t want  people to hold a benefit in her name or to grieve over the fact that she and her brother’s home was destroyed by a fire two days before her death, That’s exactly the type of person she was, according to her daughter, Monica Martinez. Get this […]

5 inches of rain causes some flooding


Ellis County was placed under a flood advisory Wednesday afternoon as rain continued to fall in Ennis for the sixth consecutive day. Pick up Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News for this story and more…

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