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Home of the Brave to sell bricks for project

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The Home of the Brave Foundation is taking a page from the fundraising playbook of the Ennis Veterans Memorial.

Civil judgment calls for $568,000 in damages

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Former school board candidate Karen Weaver and husband Steven face a judgment ordering them to pay more than $568,000 in Ellis County civil court after a suit over allegations of undue influence and manipulation of an elderly widow.

Fest shuts streets today

EDN File Photo / Festival central is located at NW. Main Street and Knox Street this year, with children’s activities, vendors and food offerings organized along Knox, NW. Main and Dallas streets.

Street closures begin at 5 p.m. in downtown Ennis today during setup for the weekend’s Bluebonnet Festival happenings.

Tabernacle offering unique Easter program

Ennis Daily News photo  by Phil Banker / The Rev. Todd Gray will, as in years past, build a cross on stage during the Eastern weekend service at Tabernacle Baptist Church.

The Rev. Todd Gray of Tabernacle Baptist Church hopes to bring the story of Christ’s death and resurrection to Ennis through an unconventional Easter weekend sermon.

Polka parade route faces tweaks

Ennis Daily News file photo / Ennis is moving ahead with its May 24-26 National Polka Festival after this morning's tornado caused damage in several areas of town, including the downtown parade route.

Ennis Chamber of Commerce President Jeannette Patak said she and the Ennis Police Department are considering alterations to the National Polka Festival parade route.

Farmer’s market redesigns its weekly layout

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The Ennis Farmer’s Market is approaching its grand opening in two weeks, and interest has been so high from participating vendors that the layout has been redesigned.

EDC’s website set for upgrade


Marty Nelson received the approval of the Ennis Economic Development Corporation to drop about $30,000 on upgrading the city’s economic development website this week.

Ennis YMCA moving forward

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The first of the YMCA’s Ennis programs begins this weekend, as officials with the organization plan for future expansion.

Lionettes end their season

The Ennis Lionettes will soon conduct their second dance clinic of the school year.

The Ennis High School Lionettes’ last show of the year was Saturday at Ennis High School.

Festival offering range of options

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The Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival is providing a full slate of entertainment options for festival-goers this year.

Public works head hire on agenda


New City Manager Chuck Ewings wants the city’s public works director position filled, and he’s gotten the Ennis City Commission’s OK.

Cox talks education foundation

EDN Photo by Phil Banker / Tim Cox, board president of the Ennis ISD Education Foundation, spoke at the Tuesday meeting of the Ennis Rotary Club about the foundation's creation and purpose.

Tim Cox, board president of the Ennis ISD Educational Foundation, said local businesses should expect to receive fundraising requests beginning in May.

School board honors Boyd, Strunc

EDN Photo by Phil Banker / Ennis ISD board trustees Miles Strunc and Mack Boyd were honored at the Tuesday night meeting for their many years of service. Strunc and Boyd will retire after serving on the board for nine and 15 years, respectively.

The Ennis ISD Board of Trustees honored two members nearing the end of long terms of service.

Lady Lions prevail over Lake Ridge 11-1

EDN Photo by Phil Banker / Senior pitcher Taylor Maliska racked up six strikeouts but allowed one run on seven hits Friday night against Mansfield Lake Ridge.

The Mansfield Lake Ridge Lady Eagles came into Ennis on Friday looking to claw their way into the final playoff spot with a win. The Ennis Lady Lions had other plans.

Ewings: Master plan needed

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City Manager Chuck Ewings brought his first project to the Ennis City Commission on Monday — a comprehensive master plan for city development that hinges on public input.

Austin honored with new flag

EDN photo by Phil Banker / U.S. Representative Joe Barton, along with his son Jack and two other Austin Elementary students, presents a new flag to Austin Principal Denise Winnett. Barton said the flag flew over the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 19, 2013, the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.

The faculty, staff and students welcomed U.S. Congressman Joe Barton on Monday morning as he presented a new American flag to the school.

Mayor: Hire is a must


Mayor Russell Thomas told the Greater Ennis Development Alliance the city is committed to hiring a downtown development coordinator once the right candidate crops up.

Board to talk food, lawyer contracts

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The Ennis ISD Board of Trustees will tackle a handful of items at tonight’s 6 p.m. meeting ranging from extending the district’s current food contract to the acquisition of legal services.

Chamber planning candidate forum

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The Ennis Chamber of Commerce’s Partners in Education Committee will hold its second Ennis ISD school board candidate forum at 6:30 p.m. April 24 at the Ennis Public Library.

Ewings sets eyes on Ennis

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Chuck Ewings has spent a few weeks in Ennis now, buying a house and preparing to move his wife and two daughters to the community he now calls home.

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