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Two injured in I-45 wrecks

Two wrecks occurred Wednesday morning along Interstate 45 in Ennis while utility workers replaced power lines that stretched across the highway, completely halting traffic in both directions for roughly 15-minute intervals. Get the full story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Ennis ‘Main Street’ program to get national accreditation

Less than two years into its work as a Texas “Main Street” city, Ennis has been recommended by the Texas Historical Commission for national accreditation by the National Main Street Center, potentially making the downtown eligible for certain grants and putting it in the same conversation as some of the state’s most highly regarded downtowns. […]

‘Ennis Y’all’ mobile app to launch next month

City Marketing Director Ashley Colunga reviewed progress on the new Ennis mobile application for smartphones during Tuesday’s city commission meeting, noting the app should be ready for a mid to late March launch date. Get the full story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… The original social media, EDN has kept […]

City gives nod to chemical mixing plant

A new chemical mixing facility will be coming to Ennis after commissioners unanimously approved two provisions to amend zoning regulations at 2708 N.E. Main St., and make a special exception for chemical and petroleum product manufacturing at the location. Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Watson files to run for Ward 4 seat

Shirley Watson, co-founder of Unity in the Community of Ennis and a former member of the city’s planning and zoning commission, filed an application with the city to run for city commissioner of the city’s fourth ward. Get Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News for this story and more… Support local news, subscribe today!

Blind ambition: Massage therapist overcomes lack of sight

Being new on the job often leads people to feel their way around. To Jose Cisneros, an Ennis High School graduate, that is what makes him so good as what he does. For the rest of this story and more, pick up a copy of Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Coffee shop asks locals to share love stories, wedding photos

Mandie Tartaglia knew she wanted to do something special with her downtown coffee shop, Pop Top, for Valentine’s Day, so she bounced some ideas around and settled on something that matches her persistent local theme, and something the community can get involved in. Find this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily […]

Relay for Life teams prep for April 29 event

Relay for Life, a one-day event that raises funds and awareness of cancer and the efforts to find a cure, met Thursday to secure sponsors and individual teams for the April 29 fundraiser. Get the details on this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Be informed, subscribe today!

Carnival awaits commission approval

Provided approval is granted by Ennis City Commissioners, the city will play host to what is being billed as Main Street Midway, a classic carnival during Easter weekend, April 12-16. Get the details on this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Insurance company officially opens new downtown office

A host of well-wishers, city officials, the Downtown Merchants Association and the Ennis Chamber of Commerce were present Tuesday as Wester Insurance opened it s new office on North Dallas Street. Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

City’s plans for park stymied by upkeep issues

Ennis’ preliminary plans for a local park have been put on hold for now after the Independent Order of Odd Fellows declined to grant the city a 30-year lease. Find more on this story in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Ennis celebrates Polka Month

National Polka month hits a high note when KJT Hall hosts a Saturday night event that will honor the newest Hall of Fame inductee as well as tout the anniversary of local favorite band, Czech and Then Some. Get more on this story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Stay informed, subscribe today!

MLK Day: Community leaders meet for ‘Day of Dialogue’

Choosing to do more than enjoy the day off on Martin Luther Kind day, a group of 50 leaders met fact-to-face to talk and consider reasons to collaborate on local needs. Get this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Downtown dominates packed city commission agenda

The city commission will field questions and comments from the public on items related to downtown development during its regular meeting Tuesday evening at city hall. Find the details on this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Be informed, subscribe today!

Event speaker has ties to MLK

There is a letter that Dr. Jesse McNeil Jr.’s family holds dear. It came from Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Ala…. Get the details on this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

The Avenue under construction

The Texas Department of Transportation began work this week to widen a stretch of Ennis Avenue… Find more on this story in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

‘I have a dream’ speech has a lingering impact on Ennis

Martin Luther King, Jr. never stepped foot in the Bluebonnet City. He never shook hands with the people of Ennis, and he was assassinated at 39, right in the middle of the Civil Rights Movement that he’s become synonymous with in the years that followed. Find the details on this story and more in Sunday’s […]

Young orators take the stage

Young speakers took to the stage Thursday evening at San Jacinto Auditorium as part of the Unity in the Community art, poetry and oratory contest. Get more on this story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Marine Corps League starts Ennis chapter

Marine veterans interested in the start of a Marine Corps League in Ennis should plan to attend an organizational meeting Saturday. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Stay informed, subscribe today!

Board extends superintendent contract, approves raise

District Superintendent John Chapman was given both a raise and an additional year added on to his contract during the Tuesday meeting of EISD Board of Trustees. Find details on this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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