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Early voting begins as Ennis polls open

A ward map for Ennis shows the dividing lines for precincts.

Voters can now begin heading to the polls to decide four seats on the Ennis City Commission and two on the Ennis ISD School Board. Voting day for both elections is officially May 7, but from now, through May 3, registered voters can cast their ballots at the Ennis Public Library, with the exception of […]

Family raising funds for man killed in bus crash

An early morning bus crash sent five people to area hospitals.

Friends and family recently started an online fundraising account for Alejandro Camacho, the man killed in last week’s foggy crash involving an Ennis ISD school bus. The money will go toward the Dallas man’s family and funeral. The page is called “Alejandro Camacho Funeral & Family” and can be found on gofundme.com According to the […]

Tour bus hits RR underpass, passengers injured

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A tour bus with 31 people on board was westbound on Baylor Street Thursday morning when the driver attempted to make it under the train trestle underpass. The top of the bus struck the steel bridge support girder causing significant damage to the bus and injuring a number of passengers. None of the injuries were […]

New drug dog sniffs out weed

Snitch, the drug-sniffing dog, and K-9 officer Donnie Trull.

Ennis’ new drug-sniffing dog, Snitch, snuffed out a little more than two ounces of marijuana at a suspected drug dealer’s house on National Weed Day, according to Ennis police.

One dead, four injured in bus crash

An early morning bus crash sent five people to area hospitals.

Dense fog in the area early Friday morning will likely be determined to be a contributing factor in the collision of an Ennis school bus and a pickup truck on State Highway 34 at Lone Oak Road. According to a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson at the scene, the male pickup driver sustained severe […]

Bluebonnet Festival kicks off Friday

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Happy trails may have been a hit song for Roy Rogers and Dale Evans in 1952, but in Ennis the Bluebonnet Trails have been creating smiles for just as long. The month of the blooming state flower reaches its peak this weekend with the annual Bluebonnet Festival. A perennial in downtown, it begins Friday and […]

Ennis blooms Sunday on NBC

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The Bluebonnet Festival, April 15-17, and the magnetic appeal of the state flower makes Ennis the epicenter in Texas this month. Sunday, April 10, the NBC channel 5 episode of Talk Street airs at 11:30 a.m. Host Kristi Nelson (above left) will feature Ennis’ own, Sandy Anderson and Gina Rokas, right  on the air. See […]

French bistro visits Farmers Market

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Descriptive words often overheard at the Ennis Farmers Market, fresh and organic, will add a cultural twist on Saturday when Big & Rich BBQ is out of town. The popular vendor, booked in advance for a car show, will have their location ably filled by a French bistro on wheels. From 8 a.m. until 1 […]

Mayoral candidates face off

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Mark Warde, the moderator for Tuesday evening’s Ennis mayoral forum pointed out the elephant in the room. This mayoral forum is the first of its kind in 18 years. “This is the first open mayoral race in 16 – or 18 – years,” he said gesturing to the new mayoral candidates sitting atop the stage. […]

Residents, business owners sound off for, against specific use permits

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Monday’s city commission meeting illustrated the challenges elected leaders can face. The subject was special use permits for establishments who seek to serve alcoholic mixed beverages. Thirty seats weren’t enough for the more than 100 people who gathered to express their support or opposition to the possibility of bars within the seven-block downtown district. Pros […]

Youth Expo is a time to shine

Ennis student Ariel Burden shows her pig at the Houston Stock Show. She will do the same thing at the Ellis County Youth Expo this coming week.

By Justin [email protected] The Ellis County Youth Expo is nearly back, and Ennis FFA Director Meredith DeBorde believes Ennis students will provide some stiff competition for the rest of Ellis County. With contests ranging from heifer shows to photography, DeBorde said the Expo is an experience that helps kids grow as leaders. “It really teaches […]

Farmers Market kicks off Saturday

The Farmers Market kicks off another season Saturday downtown.

By Mark [email protected] Opening Day at the Ennis Farmers Market is a day away and anticipation is mounting. Cooperating weather, the heralded arrival of bluebonnets and a two-hour downtown concert by the Acoustic Sound Hounds should make for a very good crowd. A group of 20-30 vendors will be on hand… Click here to subscribe […]

Candidates on display

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City commission hopefuls took the stage at San Jacinto Auditorium Tuesday night for a question-and- answer style forum. Ennis Daily News managing editor Mark Warde served as the moderator for the Chamber of Commerce event, and he aimed questions at candidates based on up-to-date topics surrounding City Hall. With three commission wards up for election […]

Deadline approaches for youth baseball, softball

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Fifty years of competitive fun for boys and girls is nearing the start of the 2016 season at Bluebonnet Park. Registration continues until the deadline, Saturday, April 2. “Our main goal right now is to make sure every child that wants to play Ennis Little League has that chance,” said Kaleb Lozoya, of the Ennis […]

New Farmers Market hire knows her greens

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With the start of the 2016 Farmers Market season just a week away, news of the addition of Mary Davis as the coordinator of the seven-months-a-year project is viewed as something like a veggies cheerleader. “We are so excited to have her join our team,” said Becky McCarty, the Main Street coordinator of Ennis. “Mary […]

Out with the old, in with the new

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Justin Tubbs [email protected] Part of the Ennis’ fledgling downtown master plan implementation includes dressing the sidewalks to give them a new look. The city at least took the first step to doing that this week, when city workers took chainsaws to four diseased trees at the corners of Ennis Avenue and Dallas Street. The plan […]

Native Texan to lead EDN operations

Keven Todd has joined The Ennis Daily News as its new publisher.

Keven Todd, a veteran of the publishing business and leader with more than 38 years of experience, has been named publisher of Ennis Daily News and affiliated publications effective March 21. “I am humbled and energized to be selected for this great opportunity,” Todd said. “There’s a great team of professionals already in place and […]

Campaigning comes to a head

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Election day in the local mayoral race is only 45 days away, and, on at least one side, negative campaigning and speculation about a candidate’s efficacy have become the focus in the past week. Last Wednesday, roughly a month and a half after mayoral candidate Angie Juenemann and her husband, Dennis Juenemann, received an anonymous […]

Ennis Baseball Association, YMCA show solidarity at public meeting

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  Stating pleasant things about all concerned, Ennis Baseball Association president Corey Jones most telling words during Thursday’s public meeting at the EPL were what everyone hoped to hear; “The kids will know no difference.” New city manager Scott Dixon and leaders from both the EBA and the YMCA, after reaching a verbal agreement to […]

Memorial bricks selling now for Veterans Park

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Orders for memorial pavers, engraved on brick, are currently being sold through March 25. Only available for sale twice a year, the Ennis Veterans Memorial committee has announced one week remains for pavers to be set at Veterans Memorial Park in time for the unveiling ceremony on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. VMP is located […]

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