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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

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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

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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

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

Election filings begin

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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.

Coordinator job is first priority

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Downtown development advocates want the Ennis City Commission’s backing in further work on the city’s heart, including hiring a new person to oversee the effort.

GEDA pushing commission

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The Ennis City Commission and Greater Ennis Development Alliance will share ideas at tonight’s regularly scheduled commission meeting.

Barricades come down after eight months

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Crews worked this morning to tear down barricades along Ennis Avenue that have been a fixture since the days after the May 16 tornado.

EEDC: Activity buzzing in Ennis

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New Economic Development Director Marty Nelson shared his first multi-point update on the local economy Tuesday with the members of the Ennis Economic Development Corporation, including ongoing commercial construction activity in town.

UW keeps trying

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro  / The United Way’s fundraising sign isn’t a true reflection of the health of the campaign:?The total funds pledged has topped 75 percent in recent days, but is still short of the $325,000 goal as the deadline comes closer.

The Greater Ennis United Way is winding down its annual campaign as the Feb. 1 deadline looms.

Sales tax revenue droops

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Ennis saw monthly sales tax revenue dip sharply in December, and this month’s payment from the state comptroller’s office is nearly 12 percent off last year’s allocation.

Alliance preparing pitch

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Members of the Greater Ennis Downtown Alliance will lobby the Ennis City Commission this month for a comprehensive development plan for the downtown.

Hatchel leads city in transition

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John Hatchel is confident Ennis is poised for a period of strong growth.

Ennis narrows manager choices

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Ennis is edging closer to the decision point in its search for a new city manager.

City discussing its top job

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The first Ennis City Commission meeting of 2014 is focused on a closed-door session at 7 p.m. Monday in the search for the new city manager.

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