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Emporium undergoes transformation

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The former Emporium Building, a signature landmark in downtown Ennis, is in the process of completing a full-circle evolution. Developers hope it will soon become is a transformation that historians and modernists will embrace.

Church radio tower denied

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The City of Ennis Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals voted Tuesday night to deny a variance to a local preacher looking to build a radio station at 1107 S. Clay St.

District releases improvement plan

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The Ennis ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved improvement plans for the district as a whole as well as each campus on Tuesday night.

Commission tables ‘crime control’ district

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The Ennis City Commission voted 4-2 to table the creation of a committee for a proposed Crime Control and Prevention District, essentially pushing the district’s creation off of the election ballot in November.

Blaze destroys home

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A fire that was ruled accidental caused an estimated $90,000 worth of damage on Monday in Palmer. No one inside suffered physical injuries after being alerted by an unidentified newspaper carrier.

VFW dispatches donuts

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Working on a national holiday is often overlooked.

Motorplex adds Carter to staff

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The Texas Motorplex has announced the hiring of Andy Carter. He will serve in both business and sales development according to Gabrielle Stevenson, president and general manager.

American Legion girls state bound

The Ennis American Legion girls 8-and-Under team after sweeping four teams at the district tournament in Kerens. They are now headed to Temple for the 10-team state tournament next week.

After pasting local and area competition, the Ennis American Legion 8-and-Under girls team will take their baseball game to the state level next week in Temple.

Foundation developing plans for 2014-15

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Ennis ISD Education board members are awaiting approval from the IRS on their tax exempt status, but that’s not stopping the board from getting working on a number of projects to prepare itself once it is an official 501(c)(3) entity.

City to begin mosquito spraying

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The City of Ennis Health Department will begin spraying tonight in order to control a recently ballooning mosquito population.

Chamber gathering sponsors for auction

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Chamber President Jeannette Patak said she’s busy rounding up sponsors and activities for the upcoming 31 st Annual Ennis Chamber of Commerce Auction slated for 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Sokol Hall.

Customer service top goal of new business

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Helping supply financial loans for immediate needs is what Atlas Credit does for business. Warmth and friendliness is way they aim to treat their customers.

Junior High names new principal

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Changes in leadership at Ennis Junior High School continue as EISD officials confirmed Tuesday Principal Kristin Byno accepted a job at Richardson ISD, to be replaced by Travis Elementary Principal Ryan McCabe, according to EISD Director of Communications Art Del Barrio.

Organic farming comes natural for Pritchett

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Three years ago Jerry Pritchett and his wife Patty moved up from Round Rock to Ennis to take care of his aging parents. Needing a new means of income he did what came natural.

Farmers Market will be open July 5

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The Ennis Farmers Market, which will be open on Saturday, July 5, is nearing the midway point in what has been a very well received inaugural season.

Arrests made in animal cruelty case

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The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office arrested two in connection with an animal cruelty investigation in rural Waxahachie.

Commissioners, trustees meet Thursday

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The Ennis City Commission and Ennis ISD Board of Trustees expressed a common desire for continued cooperation Thursday at a rare joint meeting at the Ennis State Bank Event Center.

Fireworks, festivals on tap for area

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Selecting from a menu of July 4 celebrations around the Metroplex will provide many events over the next two weekends. Red Oak, Corsicana, Waxahachie and Athens offer a full-range of activities for children through adults, each including a fireworks show.

Ennis makes Top 30 Pinterest list

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / Ennis Bluebonnets have begun blooming in select parts of the community, with some significant coverage beginning in areas around I-45. This photo was taken off Biloxi Drive.

The Ennis Bluebonnet Festival was counted among the Eiffel Tower in France, Big Ben in England and Yosemite National Park in Pinterest’s Top 30 “most pinned” travel destinations.

Libertarian seeks Ellis County support

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Mark Warde, edi…@ennisdailynews.com Traveling across the state of Texas in a campaign bus, Libertarian Kathie Glass is running for Texas governor with a message of vision, plan and guts. After finishing third behind Rick Perry (55 percent) and Bill White (42 percent) in the 2010 gubernatorial race, Glass has recharged her batteries for another try. […]

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