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Vendors jump in market

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The Ennis Farmers Market needs a few more vendors, but enthusiasm has been good and a number of sellers have signed on for the April 26 opening, said Ennis Economic Development Director Marty Nelson.

City courting industries


Ennis Economic Development Coordinator Marty Nelson reported the city is in talks with five different industrial players who could bring more than 2,300 jobs to the community.

Good burn clears out prairie land

Ennis Daily News photo by Phil Banker / The Ennis Fire Department aided the Texas Land Conservancy with a controlled burn at Kachina Prairie on Tuesday.

The Ennis Fire Department assisted the Texas Land Conservancy with a prescribed burn of the Kachine Prairie area on Tuesday.

Ewings starts March 17

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro /
Ennis City Secretary Donna Batchler, left, looks on as Mayor Russell Thomas and Ennis City Manager Chuck Ewings sign paperwork solidifying the employment agreement between Ennis and its new administrator. Ewings begins work March 17.

Chuck Ewings will begin work as city manager of Ennis on March 17.

Mayor: Ewings will sign

Charles Ewings

Charles Ewings is expected in Ennis to sign a contract to become the city’s new manager Monday.

EEDC gives approval to grant applications


The Ennis Economic Development Corporation gave its approval to historic preservation work by the MW Emporium group and Ennis Daily News this week.

Ewings gets the offer

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Ennis is offering its city manager post to former Longview assistant city manager Charles Ewings.

Manager post vote coming


It’s possible Ennis will have a new city manager chosen Monday.

City manager hopefuls enter final round today

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City commissioners will have final interviews today with the three remaining candidates for the open post of city manager in Ennis.

Salik seeking May re-election


Jeremie Salik, Ward 1 city commissioner, filed his intent to run for re-election.

Fire rating improves

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Effective this month, Ennis is rated at a Class 2 on the Insurance Services Office’s scale for fire protection.

First grants get the OK


The Ennis City Commission gave preliminary approval to the first three Historic Preservation Grant Applications on Monday.

Market gains steam; first info meeting set

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The Ennis City Commission gave their approval to the establishment of the Ennis Farmers Market on Monday.

City finances stay strong


Greer Yeldell recently delivered bright financial news to the city commission — Ennis has continued to grow its reserves and maintain a healthy financial position.

Market logo up for vote

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The public has until Feb. 10 to vote for the logo for the new Ennis Farmers Market.

Haupt files in Ward 3

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Jess Haupt, city commissioner for Ward 3, has filed for re-election in polling scheduled this May.

City to interview finalists


Three city manager candidates are set to have final interviews with the Ennis City Commission next week.

Election filings begin


Filing has begun for the upcoming citywide elections for the Ennis City Commission and Ennis Independent School District Board of Trustees.

Holley files candidacy

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Ward 5 Commissioner Brian Holley has announced his intention to seek re-election for the commission seat in polling set in May.

Ennis Farmers Market set

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The community’s new farmers market initiative is gathering steam for an April 5 opening in downtown.

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