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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 […]

Potential investor eyes downtown plazas project

City Manger Scott Dixon said Monday there is a potential developer interested in two planned downtown plazas that are a part of the city’s downtown master plan. Get the details on this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Police win blood donation challenge

Former City commissioner Ken Hackney presents “The Battle of the Badges” blood drive plaque to Police Chief John Erisman (right) as city commissioners looked on Monday Night. Get this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Be informed, subscribe today!

Fire guts house on Ripley

A house caught fire at around 10 p.m. Friday and had Ennis firefighters on the scene in the 700 block of Ripley until 2:45 a.m. Saturday. Get the details on this story and more in the Sunday edition of The Ennis Daily News…

City shops for a new brand identity

Ennis has long been touted as the “Bluebonnet City,” and while the classic nickname will likely always be associated with this fair burg, city officials have pushed forth other, more unofficial, slogans and brands over the past year and a half. Find the details on this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis […]

Unity group plans ‘Day of Dialogue’

Final plans for Unity in the Community’s 2017 roster of programs in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. are being made by Shirley and Charlotte Watson, mother-and-daughter community activists who co-founded the organization in 2000. Find this story and more in the Sunday edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

City announces window contest winners

The Ennis Garden Club and Kindred Soule Marketplace were the big winners in the city’s Lights of Ennis window display contest. Get the full details on this and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Library closing for month of Jan.

The Ennis Public Library’s services won’t be available to the public after Dec. 30. According to Library Director Jessica Diaz, the library will be closed for the month of January while the building receives new carpeting to match carpet already placed in the library’s learning center in May. Find the details on this story and […]

Ennis police, fire square off in blood drive challenge

Dallas PD officer Travis McAnally said he wasn’t sure what to expect when he took over local Masons’ Lodge No. 369 annual blood drive three years ago. Find this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…  

Tax abatement policy shift takes money off the table

The city is adjusting its tax abatement policy for luring private businesses to Ennis and incentivizing growth. Get the details on this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Commission approves capital spending

The city approved capital spending to replace several pieces of equipment and vehicles at Monday night’s regularly scheduled city commission meeting. Learn about other commission moves in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Parade takes over downtown Thursday evening

Thursday night was a festive time for Ennis families who wandered downtown in search of holiday fun. Get the details on this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Cooler temps spark coat drive

Nothing prompts the need for a coat more than cold weather, so says Judi Hejny, director at Helping Hands of Ennis. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Parade of Lights rolls through town Thursday night

The annual Lights of Ennis Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony returns to downtown tomorrow… Find this story and the parade route map in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Benefit to aid in Billy’s battle

As Maria Coplen sat at Baylor Medical Center, observing families around her while her husband Billy Coplen underwent treatment for oral cancer, she said she pondered a question her 15-year-old daughter Madison asked her – “Why did this happen to us?” Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

EFD looks to increase coverage, cut response times

While the Ennis Fire Department works to hire 13 new firefighters, talks are in place that could net the city at least one new fire station, expanding the city’s coverage area and helping to achieve important compliance goals. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Officials eye plans for funding future infrastructure projects

Since City Manager Scott Dixon took the helm in February, he has worked to get out ahead of potential  financial problems. Get the details on this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Charity enjoying busiest time of the year

With the holiday season surrounding the area with thankfulness and good cheer, Helping Hands of Ennis is busy both at receiving and giving. Get this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Be informed, subscribe today!

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