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American Outlaws event booked for Ennis

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Texas Motorplex will play host to the first ever American Outlaws Live event, May 6-7, on the outskirts of Ennis. The one-of-a-kind venue will feature the largest guaranteed purse in Outlaw racing history, highlighted by a $75,000-to-win main event. Racing fans have likely seen the show and know the names. Now they coming to town […]

Native Texan to lead EDN operations

Keven Todd has joined The Ennis Daily News as its new publisher.

Keven Todd, a veteran of the publishing business and leader with more than 38 years of experience, has been named publisher of Ennis Daily News and affiliated publications effective March 21. “I am humbled and energized to be selected for this great opportunity,” Todd said. “There’s a great team of professionals already in place and […]

County meeting focus on tax abatement, constables

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Ellis County Judge Carol Bush and county commissioners went into a closed doors executive session Tuesday during their regularly scheduled 2 p.m. public meeting. When they came out, Bush had a message for Ellis County constables regarding a pursuit policy. “I think it’s important for safety for law enforcement and to the public that we […]

Campaigning comes to a head

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Election day in the local mayoral race is only 45 days away, and, on at least one side, negative campaigning and speculation about a candidate’s efficacy have become the focus in the past week. Last Wednesday, roughly a month and a half after mayoral candidate Angie Juenemann and her husband, Dennis Juenemann, received an anonymous […]

Ennis Baseball Association, YMCA show solidarity at public meeting

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  Stating pleasant things about all concerned, Ennis Baseball Association president Corey Jones most telling words during Thursday’s public meeting at the EPL were what everyone hoped to hear; “The kids will know no difference.” New city manager Scott Dixon and leaders from both the EBA and the YMCA, after reaching a verbal agreement to […]

Detective, community recall 15-year-old’s slaying four years ago

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This week marked the four year anniversary of when Moriah Gonzales’ life was tragically cut short at age 15. Thursday morning was exactly four years after an Ennis resident found Gonzales’ charred, still-smoldering body off Knighthurst Road in southeast Ennis. Four years later, Gonzales’ suspected murderer, Jennifer Samantha Puente, is still missing. The investigation and […]

Mayor files criminal trespass warning against barber

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Ennis barber James “Red” Sanders Thursday was issued a criminal trespass warning by Ennis police after an altercation with Mayor Russell Thomas occurred in Thomas’ and David Lindauers’ co-owned downtown building on the northeast corner of North Dallas and West Knox Wednesday. The mayor alleged to police that Sanders disrupted workers currently renovating the historic downtown […]

Memorial bricks selling now for Veterans Park

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Orders for memorial pavers, engraved on brick, are currently being sold through March 25. Only available for sale twice a year, the Ennis Veterans Memorial committee has announced one week remains for pavers to be set at Veterans Memorial Park in time for the unveiling ceremony on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. VMP is located […]

Farmers Market 3.0 opens in two weeks

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  Starting its third season, the Ennis Farmers Market plans a fresh take for the April 2 beginning in historic downtown. Well over 30 vendors, a third of them new, attended a Tuesday night meeting for what speaker Marty Nelson, the city’s economic development coordinator, is calling “Farmers Market 3.0.” “It is going to be […]

Ennis PD puts state motto stickers on cars

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Ennis Police Department patrol vehicles are now outfitted with some new equipment – a sticker on the back with the words “In God We Trust.” But Ennisites aren’t the only ones aware of the addition to the vehicles. Shortly after the department’s official Facebook page shared a picture of the new stickers on one of […]

Mighty Milers at Sam Houston

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Students at Sam Houston Elementary are participating in the Mighty Milers running program sponsored by the New York Road Runners. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <ahref=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!</a>

Little Leaguers don’t yet know who will run Ennis league; EBA to hold public meeting tonight

Starting last baseball season, the relatively new Ennis branch of the YMCA joined up with the Ennis Baseball Association to try to provide a smoother experience for parents during the registration period. The YMCA was able to bring about online registrations – something the Ennis Baseball Association never had before. The YMCA also brought about […]

Daughter inspires grassroots Tyi’Gee Foundation

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To a person meeting Tyi’Gee Richards for the first time, she may look like just the average eight-year-old. That’s what her mother, Lakeshea Brown, thought about her when she was a baby, but as she grew older, it became apparent to Brown that her daughter wasn’t developing the same way as other children. “I first […]

New charges for missing fugitive

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  According to Seven Points police, a fugitive who escaped from police near Ennis last week will have new warrants out for him soon. As of Wednesday morning, the suspect, 25-year-old Brent Jones, was still missing after he led law enforcement on a wild police chase that ended with Jones escaping on foot in an […]

The bluebonnets are coming!

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  Making more than a cameo appearance are the first waves of area bluebonnets. Reports of a smattering of the Lone Star State’s blooming pride have been surfacing. A caller reported to the Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau on Tuesday of early settlers at High View Park, near the marina at Lake Bardwell. Gina Rokas, […]

Ennis booking bluegrass line-up

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“What a duo,” says Main Street and Farmers Market coordinator, Becky McCarty. “Folks come here by the carload and in busloads to take in the bluebonnets. So why not add to the senses with bluegrass?” Beginning on the opening day for the Farmers Market, April 2, every Saturday in the month will feature at least […]

It Would Be a Crime Not to See Crimes of the Heart

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Ennis Public Theatre brings another award winning Broadway play to the stage with the Southern gothic comedy Crimes of the Heart. At their grandfather’s house in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, three sisters reunite to deal with a family crisis. Hilarious and heartwarming, Crimes of the Heart will have audiences empathizing with authentic characters that laugh through tears […]

Hope Clinic opens in Ennis

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A new clinic opened in Ennis last week, and it’s bringing hope to plenty of Ennisites. Until now, the sole location for the clinic has been in Waxahachie, but last year Hope Clinic decided to Ennis to provide health care to families who can’t afford it. The clinic operates on a sliding scale based on […]

Downtown merchants unite at meeting

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Following what Main Street coordinator Becky McCarty called a very successful meeting of midtown merchants on Thursday, the group unanimously voted to move forward by forming the Ennis Downtown Merchant Association. The morning gathering was held at the M&W Emporium. An exploratory committee volunteered to meet to help determine the group’s formative steps. They will […]

Relay For Life set for April 30

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One of Ennis’ most-storied community fund raisers, the Relay For Life, is coming in April. Hundreds of individuals on a number of civic and business teams will convene for a day of raising both awareness on the fight against cancer as well as funds for the cause. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! […]

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