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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


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


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. […]

Alice in Wonderland opens at EPT tonight

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The 1865 classic comes to life this weekend when Ennis Public Theatre presents Alice in Wonderland in five showings, starting tonight.

Commission, school board to meet jointly


The city’s elected officials will hold a rare joint meeting at 6 p.m. tonight at the Ennis State Bank Event Center.

Bike parade set for Saturday

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The organizers behind the Ennis Farmers Market “Make It At the Market” promotion are hoping to draw a large crowd for Saturday’s patriotic bike parade.

Softball coach moves to EJHS

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After leading the Ennis High School girls softball team to new heights during the past decade, head coach Rodney McNeill has resigned to accept an offer to become an assistant principal at Ennis Junior High.

Tax revenue growing


Sales tax revenues for the city of Ennis are on an upswing according to data released by the Texas State Comptroller’s office and City Manager Chuck Ewings.

ESB donates $25k to ACROSS

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A-CROSS board member Jesse DeLeon said he expected Ennis State Bank to make a donation Saturday night at the organization’s fundraiser, but the sheer size — $25,000 — caught him by surprise.

ECSO investigating animal cruelty

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Ellis County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson JoAnn Livingston said deputies are still investigating an potential animal cruelty case involving multiple dead dogs found in an Ellis County home.

Lion in Winter provides masterful performance

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Step back in time to a moment of castles and kings, romance and rivalry in Bill Rhoten’s producton of James Goldman’s the Lion in Winter. Its run continues this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at 505 N.W. Main St. in Ennis.

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