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Comprehensive plan presses on


The Ennis City Commission voted to move forward with its planned revision of the city’s comprehensive plan, while a proposal for train quiet zones met with a delay.

Looking back at a storm, one year later

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One year after a category EF-1 tornado ripped through downtown Ennis, Mayor Russell Thomas said new life has sprung up in the storm’s wake.

Commissioner, trustees sworn in


The winners of Saturday’s election were sworn in on their respective boards Tuesday night, with Ward 3 Commissioner Ken Hackney taking his place on the Ennis City Commission while Trustees Kelly McManus and Jennifer Haden joining the Ennis ISD School Board.

City ponders tax hike


City Manager Chuck Ewings floated the idea of a possible sales tax hike during Monday’s city commission meeting.

Gentry tribute event planned

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A memorial monument to Ennis Little League co-founder and former Ennis Daily News publisher Charles Gentry is set for dedication Monday.

Community to gather in prayer

The Rev. Darrell Nelson, pictured above, will lead prayer at Thursday's National Day of Prayer event at Lions Park at 6:30 p.m.

Religious and community leaders in Ennis will host a National Day of Prayer event at Lions Park at 6:30 p.m. tonight under the pavilion.

Ennis ‘Egg Lady’ in need

Paula Campo, former tourism secretary for the Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau, is pictured in traditional garb with one of the Czech eggs she painted.

By all accounts a vibrant and dogged supporter of this community, Paula Campo spent more than a decade working for the city as the tourism secretary for the Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau and uncounted years as a linchpin in the local Czech community.

Farmer’s Market to open

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The Ennis Farmer’s Market makes its debut Saturday.

City solicits master plans


Ennis has reached out for proposals on a comprehensive plan for future community development.

City tabs grant funds


Ennis is reaching out for $150,000 in grants that could help defray the accumulated costs of last year’s tornado event in May.

Market nears grand opening

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The Ennis Farmer’s Market is ready to open in downtown.

Church overcomes vandalism

Ennis Daily News photo by Phil Banker / Kevin Culpepper used a power washer on Friday to clean the last of the graffiti found April 16. Ennis police officials say they have no suspects at this time.

The Church of Christ on Country Club Road haven’t let the actions of vandals disrupt their plans for a busy Easter weekend.

Main Street app develops


Dennis Zembala, the consultant leading the city’s effort to file an application for the Texas Main Street Program, said he should have a draft ready in the next few weeks.

Water concerns drive conservation messages

EDN photo by Phil Banker / Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Agent Mark Arnold spoke to the Ennis Lions Club on Wednesday on how to best conserve water during lawn care.

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Agent Mark Arnold told members of the Ennis Lions Club on Wednesday it’s up to individual home and business owners to conserve water as drought conditions persist across the state.

Blooms proliferating

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / Mach Road is providing a healthy display of April bluebonnets for locals and tourists alike. The peak of the season is coming in the next 10 days, according to bluebonnet experts.

The Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates this year’s bluebonnet peak will happen in the coming days.

Film Commission scopes out Ennis

EDN Photo by Phil Banker / Senior Production Consultant Lindsey Ashley with the Texas Film Commission took photos at Ennis High School on Friday.

Officials with the Texas Film Commission visited Ennis on Friday at the behest of local actor Mike Hall.

Ennis honors its first Bluebonnet queen

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / Mayor Russell Thomas reads a proclamation in honor of 1956 Bluebonnet Queen Linda Lucas (center) as Sandy Anderson of the Ennis Garden Club looks on.

Linda Lucas returned to Ennis over the weekend, and the 1956 Bluebonnet Queen earned recognition from the city of Ennis with an official proclamation in her honor.

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A snap hailstorm in Ennis early Monday left widespread minor car and roof damage around town. Some pieces of hail measured at more than an inch in diameter. From a municipal operations perspective, the storm damage didn’t cause any significant losses, but assessments are still in the works.

Group proposes $1.7M project

A group of residents lobbied the Ennis Economic Development Corporation last week to put up to $1.7 million in tax dollars behind establishing a facility in downtown centered around arts and culture.

Home of the Brave to sell bricks for project

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The Home of the Brave Foundation is taking a page from the fundraising playbook of the Ennis Veterans Memorial.

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