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First Christian Church served Ennis since 1878 before ceasing operations last Sunday.

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Prior to locking their doors for the final time on Sunday, First Christian Church decided to serve Ennis one more time. With attenders dwindling in numbers they chose to give their remaining funds to several area groups. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read […]

Sheriff warns of scammer requesting money

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / Three new Chevrolet Tahoes await customization at the city vehicle shop on Lake Bardwell Drive in February 2012. More Tahoe purchases are planned in the 2013-2014 budget.

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is warning people about a scam that is primarily targeting elderly residents in this county. This week, several reports have been filed detailing how the unidentified suspect is calling people and trying to scare them into sending him money. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to […]

MSB talking façade grants, DMP Wednesday

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Ennis’ Main Street Board, which has been at the center of attention for weeks as it lobbied with the City Commission for funding for a downtown master plan, will meet again on Wednesday at the Ennis Chamber of Commerce at 5 p.m. On the agenda are a resolution in support of Ennis’ Christmas celebration and […]

Bardwell closed until water recedes

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Still twenty feet above normal, Lake Bardwell has been closed by the Army Corps of Engineers through July if not longer. A representative of the Corps, Mike Stegall, is the Bardwell Lake Manager. His knowledge of the lake and its conditions is a great aid in making such a decisions, according to Stephanie Parker, Ellis […]

Dakota digs in deep

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Dakota Utility Contractors, one of the largest directional drilling businesses in Texas, broke ground on their future home in Ennis on Monday during a special ceremony held at 2501 Oak Grove Rd. Aaron Graff, president, praised the Ennis Economic Development Corporation for making it possible for the company to sink their roots deeper into the […]

A-CROSS scoots to $29K

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A Christian Response of Shelter and Service (A-CROSS) got a big boost on Friday evening, as some of Ennis’ movers and shakers met at the Ennis National Bank Event Center for Boot Scootin’ With A-CROSS, an annual fundraiser. Jesse DeLeon, board president for A-CROSS, said the money raised far exceeded his expectations. “With all the […]

Gossip writer’s parents wed in Ennis in 1914

w062815 Sloan and Mary Smith, parents of gossip columnist Liz   Smith, fell in love and got married in the Bluebonnet City 101 years   ago.

“Gossip is just news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress.” Columnist Liz Snith said that, and she ought to know. Known as the Grand Dame of Dish, the 92 year old gossip hound has thrashed out scoops aplenty in her 58 years of journalism – like her exclusive interviews with Ivana Trump […]

WFAA-TV visit backs Ennis Freedom Fest

Photo by photosbylezley.com / Fireworks lit up the sky at the end of the Parade of Champions on Saturday, with one fan flashing the 'L' for Lions to onlookers. In much the same way, the team capped its state championship season with an explosive finish to edge Cedar Park, 38-35, at AT&T Stadium on Dec. 17.

Daybreak, the WFAA-TV morning show on Channel 8, will be live in downtown Ennis on Friday to promote the Freedom Fest event scheduled for July 4 at the Texas Motorplex. Brian Glenn, the host of the sunrise show, will be on location at 5 a.m. to talk about the concert and fireworks that are on tap between 7-10 p.m. […]

Suspected prayer garden thief nabbed

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Investigators say they’ve caught the man they believe is responsible for stealing a bench and birdbath from the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church prayer garden last week. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Award winners demonstrated PRIDE in the community

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Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News carries the first of our four PRIDE of ENNIS sections. The other pieces will follow in July and August. In today’s edition, we feature four of the 17 people who are being recognized with PRIDE of ENNIS Awards for their special contributions to the community in a particular […]

CTR in Ennis part of new business venture

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Freestone Resources, Inc. and Dynamis Energy, LLC today announced a joint venture intended to vertically integrate the Petrozene product line. The transaction includes the purchase of the Texas-based company, C.C. Crawford Retreading Company, Inc. (CTR). CTR is located in Ennis and has been in the tire disposal and repair business since 1987. See the report […]

Pharmacy broken into second time

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On Sunday, June 21, for the second time in less than a month, Hometown Drug, a local pharmacy on W. Lampasas, was the victim of a burglary. Diana Coile, the owner of Hometown Drug, believes – based on surveillance footage – two perpetrators are responsible for Sunday’s burglary as well as the one that took […]

Fresh and flying off the shelf

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The vegetables and fruit from Home Grown Farm & Ranch are selling like hotcakes. A new vendor at the Ennis Farmers Market, Dot Chambers reports they are fresh out of most of their best items. But she has good news, however. Like the Doritos commercial jingle, “Crunch all you want, we’ll make more,” Chambers says […]

Dakota Utility breaking ground Monday

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Dakota Utility Contractors will officially break ground on construction of their new facility during a 10:30 a.m. ceremony Monday. Their future home at 2501 Oak Grove Rd. is located across the street from the IOOF Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our […]

3 Big Ideas for Ennis

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Three big ideas about the future of Ennis were points of discussion Thursday night during a comprehensive master plan unveiling at the Ennis National Bank Event Center. Halff Associates, a planning firm based out of the metroplex, has been working on a city comprehensive plan for months, and Thursday evening was a chance for the […]

Ennis spraying for mosquitoes

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Ground spraying for mosquitoes is planned to take place north of Ennis Avenue on Tuesday, June 30, and south of Ennis Avenue on Thursday, July 2, beginning at 9:30 p.m. both nights.

Marvelous things are happening at Ennis Public Theatre!

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Ennis Public Theatre K.I.D.S. will present Roald Dahl’s classic tale of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, adapted by David Wood. After he is orphaned due to a tragic rhino accident, James Trotter is sent to live with his horrible aunts and work as their personal servant. One day he meets an old man who gives […]

Setting sights on the harvest after record rains

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Russian-American novelist Vladimir Nabokov once said, “Do not be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards.” Area grower Bob Beakley also does what comes naturally. Like his sunflowers he soaks up the sun while tracking it across the sky. After May brought 17.5 inches of rain to Bardwell, a […]

GAKAC taking clothes donations

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A steadfast servant of the community and its children is requesting a little bit of help to assist with operations. Give-A-Kid-A-Chance (GAKAC), a United Way non-profit agency that seeks to provide families and children with school supplies and other school necessities, is getting ready for its big event in August. To prepare, GAKAC is asking […]

Local back to school program gears up for 2015

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Classes may be out for the summer but helping underprivileged students is a year round objective for Give-A-Kid-A-Chance (GAKAC), the faith-based, back-to-school initiative that celebrates its 10th year in operation this fall. The non-profit charitable entity that functions under Mission Ennis Bridge Builders provides school uniforms and supplies, backpacks, haircuts and health screenings to area […]

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