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First annual Monster Mash a success

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Morgan McCarty of the Ennis Chamber of Commerce said the inaugural Monster Mash 5K Dash and Fun Run on Oct. 25 was successful enough to merit becoming an annual event.

McCarty plans for Farmers Market encore

EDN Photo by Mark Warde / Becky McCarty is the driving energy of the Farmers Market

The Ennis Farmers Market was such a positive experience for me.  What I am most proud of is how the farmers market was such a reflection of our heritage. 

Polls open Tuesday

General elections are scheduled across the nation on Tuesday, including state and local elections.

Metal thefts on the rise

Lt. Mike Hopson, head of the Ennis Police Department’s criminal investigation division and EPD spokesperson, said metal over the past month caused tens of thousands of dollars stealing copper from homes, schools and churches.

Sleepy Hollow hits the stage

Jacob Clinton, (left) and Ezra Alexander vie for the attention of Kelyn Perry in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at Theatre Rocks.

Theatre Rocks had a hit last night, as they hosted Phoenix Repertory Players’ opening night of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Plans for US 287 unveiled

EDN Photo by Mark Warde

The Texas Department of Transportation and the City of Ennis held a public hearing at Ennis High School on Thursday to inform the public about proposed plans to reconstruct and expand US 287.

5K run called a success

EDN photo by Mark Warde / David and Diane Liska, the 2011 King and Queen of the National Polka Festival, danced along Knox Street on Saturday while the Moravians performed a live concert.

The inaugural YMCA Monster Mash 5K Dash and One Mile Fun Run was viewed as a success with over 100 runners participating in an event that was free from glitches.

Chapman talks at luncheon

Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman spoke about several changes that have started during the beginning of his tenure at EISD on Monday at the Chamber of Commerce awards luncheon.

Radio tower purchase approved

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The Ellis County Commissioners Court approved the purchase of a radio tower near Ennis to add another piece to its radio system puzzle on Monday.

Congressman Barton turns clerk at E-Z Mart

EDN photo by Justin Tubbs / U.S. Rep. Joe Barton speaks with E-Z Mart CEO Sonja Hubbard about the business side of running a convenience store.

Congressman Joe Barton of Texas’ sixth congressional district participated in a National Association of Convenience Stores “in store event” from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the E-Z Mart, located at 1015 S. Kaufman Street.

Volleyball plays finale at Waxahachie

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A season of considerable improvement comes to an end on Tuesday when Ennis (15-24) plays on the road at 5:30 p.m. at the Frank Solis Gym against No. 15 ranked Waxahachie (31-10).

EFD declines volunteer contract

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The Ennis Fire Department will soon repurpose its current force of volunteers to meet the changing needs of the city, said Fire Chief Jeff Aycock.

Bowie to receive new playground

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James Bowie Elementary will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new playground at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 before students put on a choir program at the school.

ERMC senior program growing

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Ennis Regional Medical Center’s “Friends of ERMC” program is growing much faster than its organizers anticipated.

Race fans can receive discount

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Racing fans who attend Fun Ford Weekend at Texas Motor Speedway on Nov. 8 can help homebound seniors by bringing canned goods for pets in exchange for $5 off adult ticket prices.

Ennis named a “Main Street City”


The Texas Historical Commission designated Ennis as a 2015 Main Street City during its quarterly meeting on Wednesday in Austin.

Ferris votes against concealed weapons in city buildings

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During a meeting of the Ferris City Council on Monday, members were requested by the city manager to prohibit concealed handguns from two additional buildings that are used for governmental business. The measure passed by a 3-1 vote.

GAKAC seeks volunteers for portrait delivery

Give a Kid a Chance is seeking volunteers to help hand-deliver portraits and make a deeper connection with local families.

ERMC holds Ebola drill

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Critical care staff at Ennis Regional Medical Center ran two drills this week to test their Ebola readiness.

Ellis County 4-H collects cans

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Ellis County 4-H clubs teamed up to collect canned goods to give to local food banks last Saturday.

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