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Waiting their turn at Sam Houston

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Sam Houston Elementary held its annual field day on Friday, May 1. Pictured are second grade students waiting to participate in their field day events. For these and more photos from local schools, check out the EDN! See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read […]

EDC meeting Tuesday at 4 p.m.

City of Ennis

The Ennis Economic Development Commission meets today at 4 p.m. at the City Commission Chamber. The agenda includes a Main Street update; Farmers Market; historic preservation grant for 213 W. Ennis Ave. (Livery) for $82,512.86; historic preservation grant for 208 W. Knox (Culpepper) for $2,958.42; downtown TIRZ; downtown master plan; industrial, commercial and retail development; […]

Commission holding special budget workshop Wednesday


For the past two city commission meetings, city staff has recommended changes to the current fiscal year budget for things such as a new vehicle for the city’s buildings inspection department, a Fourth of July fireworks show, and other unplanned expenditures for the year, the city’s sanitation fund, as well as the restructuring of the […]

Erisman wins marshal; Frazier, Hernandez tie


Unofficial election results from Saturday’s Ennis city and school elections resulted in City Marshal John Erisman being re-elected with 696 votes. Challenger Sid Lopez had 537. The Ennis Place 2 Commissioner race is still undecided. Carolyn Frazier and Marco Hernandez each had 50 votes. The manner of breaking the tie was not known at press […]

Drug Intervention Program at Lummus

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Fifth and sixth grade students have the opportunity to participate in a drug intervention program during the school day at Lummus Intermediate School.This is an anti-drug and tobacco campaign that is designed to help students be aware of the negative effects that these substances can have on their lives.  See the report in the Ennis […]

EDN Sunday delivery to be delayed


ATTENTION ENNIS DAILY NEWS READERS! The Ennis Daily News will extend its deadlines this weekend so as to include the election results from the City of Ennis and the Ennis Independent School District. The results will not be available until after 9 p.m. Saturday. Distribution of the newspaper will be held until the results are […]

Prayers offered for city, those in need

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Muggy conditions did little to dampen the spirit of a multi-ethnic group that joined for prayer at Lions Park on Thursday evening. Organized by the Ennis Christian Ministers Association, sixteen different individuals led verbal prayers that covered a spectrum of topics as part of the 64th annual National Day of Prayer. Similar gatherings took place in cities across […]

Election Day is Saturday, May 9


Months of preparation and campaigning come to a close on Saturday when voters head to the polls to decide who will serve in seven races, though three candidates are running unopposed. Early voting turnout indicates a much greater interest in this year’s election, with more than 900 taking advantage of the flexible dates to place their votes. […]

Citizens files complaint about candidate with ethics commission

City of Ennis

A complaint was filed against city marshal candidate Isidro “Sid” Lopez with the Texas Ethics Commission on Thursday. The sworn complaint, signed and filed by Jared Rudd, a Palmer resident, alleges that Lopez accepted illegal campaign contributions from corporations and spent them on campaign materials including signs and banners. The complaint also alleges Lopez made […]

Main Street seeks variance on alcohol downtown

EDN file photo / The hard-hit building at 213 W. Ennis Ave. remains in limbo.

Downtown is a place that should have businesses that can sell and serve alcohol. At least, that’s what the Main Street Board in Ennis thinks. On Wednesday night at a regularly scheduled board meeting at the Chamber of Commerce, the Main Street Board unanimously voted to seek out an amendment to the city’s code of […]

Glass Menagerie at Ennis Public Theatre

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A must-see for any true theatre lover, The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams will play at the Ennis Public Theatre for two weekends only (through May 17). Director James Pritchett stages a first-rate production of this iconic American masterpiece that promises theatre goers an authentic experience of Williams’ artistry. Introduced by the opening narration as […]

Letter carrier food drive Saturday

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Thanks to area residents, postal letter carriers were able to collect over 12,000 pounds of food as part of the 2014 National Food Drive. Helping Hands of Ennis were the benefactors, filling the shelves of their food pantry, which in turn was distributed to hundreds of people in need. This Saturday the 23rd National Association […]

Howard speaks to Rotary

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Keith Howard, the Ennis High School tennis coach, was the speaker at the Ennis Rotary Club at First United Methodist Church on Tuesday. He spoke about his run as tennis coach, which has lasted 19 years. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the […]

City OK’s CCPD budget


Most of Monday’s City Commission meeting at City Hall included discussion about the city’s budget and possibly amending it to include a $400,000 increase, but with all the discussion, there was no action taken on that item. There were, however, other items rom the budget passed, including the Crime Control and Prevention District budget for […]

Crash shuts down US 287 Monday

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A major wreck shut down US-287 near Joe Barton Parkway and Texas State Highway 34 for a little more than an hour Monday morning. This 18-wheeler left the roadway and crashed into the ditch for an undetermined reason, according to police. The driver of the truck was flown to a hospital. No further information was made available […]

Sunset Market in Ennis Saturday

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The newest twist on the Ennis Farmers Market, the Second Saturday Sunset Market, is on tap for this Saturday evening, 5-9 p.m. May 9. Headlining the downtown event will be a concert at 6:30 p.m.by Jesse Jennings, a country artist from Fort Worth. He follows last month’s well-received Pontiax rock group. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here […]

Relay for Life reaches goal

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On Friday, Ennis showed that it’s ready to take the fight to cancer. More than 500 people were in attendance at Veterans Memorial Park Saturday night for Relay For Life, an American Cancer Society event. According to Cynthia Fullington, Relay For Life event chairperson, Ennis reached its goal of $86,000 at what she is calling […]

Pet Parade premiers at Ennis library

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The Ennis Public Library hosted its first-ever Pet Parade on Saturday. According to Jessica Diaz, the library director, close to 60 people attended to walk their pets or watch as pets made the block on leashes. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

National Day of Prayer event in Ennis

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The Ennis Christian Ministers Association will continue their practice of hosting a local, open air prayer meeting in relation to the National Day of Prayer on May 7. According to Darrell Nelson, the president of the ECMA and pastor of Faith Assembly of God on West Baldridge Street, the organized prayer will be held at […]

Superheroes theme for Ennis Library summer reading program

EDN photo by Phil Banker / Local artist Elsa Parks works on a quick sketch for the kids of the Ennis Public Library's Summer Reading Program on Tuesday afternoon. The Summer Reading Program is held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursdays. All local children and their families are invited to attend.

The Ennis Public Library is a great place for families to spend time together, learn, and be inspired this summer thanks to the 2015 National Summer Reading Programs “Every Hero Has a Story!” and “Unmask.” Reading programs are a free, efficient, fun way to incorporate reading and related activities into summer family time. Having access […]

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