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P&Z gives nod to alcohol permit for EPT

The Ennis Planning and Zoning Commission approved two items Monday related to the future Ennis Public Theatre building in downtown at 113 N. Dallas St. Get this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

P&Z set to mull alcohol variance for EPT

The Ennis Planning and Zoning Commission will consider approval of an application for a “private club” specific use permit for the Ennis Public Theatre at its soon-to-be-open new location at 113 N. Dallas St. in downtown. Get the details on this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Ennis’ ‘walk of fame’

Although its credibility is doubted, a recent story that actor Brad Pitt was aided by Ennisites when his car broke down on Hwy. I-45 has made the social media rounds. The website that featured the story is known for tabloid subjects and similar sensational topics, but its claim that the people of the Bluebonnet City […]

Fox News personality visits Lions Club

The Ennis Noon Lions Club welcomed a national political commentator to its meeting Wednesday. Nick Adams of Fox News came to the meeting to talk about his non-profit FLAG–the Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness. Get the details on this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Commission green lights hike in I-45 speed limit

The Ennis City Commission unanimously voiced its support Tuesday night for a Texas Department of Transportation proposal to increase the speed limit along Interstate 45 from 70 to 75 mph. Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Become a subscriber today!

Thousands left in the dark after storm

Almost 7,500 people were without power–some for nearly two days–and multiple homes suffered property damage after a storm barreled through Ellis County early Monday morning. Get the details on this report and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

TxDOT proposes hiking I-45 speed limit

The Texas Department of Transportation has proposed hiking the speed limit for Interstate 45 in Ellis County. The Ennis City Commission is slated to debate the proposition during Tuesday’s regular meeting at city hall. Get more on this story in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Community leaders discuss New Year’s resolutions

Another year has come and gone for Ennis. While many take time to reflect on the year that was, others turn the page and look to the year that’s yet to unfold. As 2016 drew to a close this week, some leaders in the community shared their hopes and ambitions for 2017. Get the details […]

A-CROSS shows gratitude to donors

A-CROSS is ringing out 2016 by hosting a New Year’s Eve party for supporters and donors. Get this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Stay informed, subscribe today!

Parks Dept. pushes renovations for ball season

While the Ennis little leaguers who take the field every spring and summer are subjected to the hot, Texas sun, the parents might not have to endure the blistering rays much longer thanks to renovations to the ball fields at Bluebonnet Park. Get the details in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

2016 In Review: Ennis elects a new mayor

The election in May was historic for two reasons… Get this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Fire Marshal: Fireworks, bonfires banned in city limits

With New Year’s Eve fast approaching, Ennis Fire Marshal Chad Wester urges citizens to remember there is a standing burn ban as well as a ban on fireworks inside the city limits. Find more on this story in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Dreaming of a pink Christmas

A holiday that would otherwise be bleak for Patricia Castillo and her family is a little brighter this Christmas season. Read more on this story in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Health official warns of nearby mumps outbreak

Although no cases of the mumps have been reported yet in Ennis, Dr. Craig Yetter of the Ennis Regional Medical Center said he is concerned about the highly infectious nature of the illness as the number of reported cases continues to rise in nearby Johnson County. Get the details on this story and more in […]

Local chamber makes donation

The Ennis Negro Chamber of Commerce represented by Ernest Bradley, Badair Lockhart, Lois Sallie Wofford and Woodrow Wilson, donated gifts to Prosperity Bank’s tree last week. The presents went to orphaned and abandoned children. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Santa cop is coming to town

For the past 17 year, hundreds of Ennis children have received gifts they might not have received otherwise, thanks to the Ennis Police Officers Association and its Santa Cop program. Get the full story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Local Meals on Wheels gets new look

A national organization with local ties is getting a brand new look. Get this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Mayor calls on city to ‘live healthy’

Mayor Angie Juenemann is asking the community to step up and take part in a challenge that promotes healthy, active living. Find the details on this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

County commissioners give nod to TIRZ 2

The second tax increment reinvestment zone (TIRZ) for Ennis was approved Tuesday by the Ellis County Commissioner’s Court, instating the zone on the east side of I-45. Get this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

A-CROSS receives ESB grant

A Christian Response of Shelter and Service (A-CROSS) received a $16,000 Partnership Grant Program (PGP) award from Ennis State Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas). A-CROSS will use the funds to offset costs of providing temporary housing to Ennis residents in emergency situations. The grant brings the nonprofit’s total awards […]

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