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It’s a new Avenue

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / Many, if not most, drivers adhered to the new markings on the 100 and 200 blocks of W. Ennis Avenue in downtown, but some struggled to keep up with the changes Tuesday.

Traffic on the 100 and 200 blocks of W. Ennis Avenue flows completely differently after re-striping Tuesday by the Texas Department of Transportation.

Students stand up to cancer with fundraising

Submitted photo / EHS Stand Up 2 Cancer group members shaved their heads in support of cancer victims and childhood cancer research. The group raised $22,000 for St. Baldrick's Foundation.

The Ennis community, led by a group of 24 Ennis High School students, united to raise awareness and money to help fund research for childhood cancers.

Lions blank Arlington Seguin 4-0

EDN photo by Dave A. Vance / Lion pitcher Cody Navarro pitched a complete game against the Cougars. He only gave up two hits and struck out six batters to keep the Cougars scoreless.

The Ennis Lions (12-9, 4-3) have won their last two games to end the first half of district play.

Re-striping under way

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The Texas Department of Transportation is re-striping the 100 block and 200 block of W. Ennis Avenue today, if the weather stays good.

One dead in head-on collision

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Police say a 58-year-old from Frost died Monday at about 5 p.m. when an 18-wheeler turned into his vehicle at FM 85 and Kaufman Street.

Garden Club makes changes to festival

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This year’s Bluebonnet Trails festival features a revamped layout and a different array of vendors than have been available in recent years.

Dallas man tased, arrested

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A Dallas man was arrested early Wednesday morning after allegedly leading law enforcement officers on a brief foot pursuit following a traffic stop.

One dead in head-on collision

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Police say a 58-year-old from Frost died Monday at about 5 p.m. when an 18-wheeler turned into his vehicle at FM 85 and Kaufman Street.

Avenue re-striping set

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / Two-wide traffic on Ennis Avenue in downtown should end in the coming week as TxDOT re-stripes the roadway to make a center turn lane.

The Texas Department of Transportation is re-striping the 100 block and 200 block of W. Ennis Avenue on Tuesday to include a fixed center turn lane.

EPT’s ‘Harvey’ is a hit

Photo by Liz Lofreddo / Harvey, featuring Ezra Alexander as Dr. Sanderson (left), Cassie Mach as Nurse Kelly (middle), J. Niswonger as Elwood P. Dowd (right), and a cast full of fresh talent, runs through April 13 at the Ennis Public Theatre.

The cast of players in the Ennis Public Theatre’s Harvey loves being in the Mary Chase play directed by Shelley Aubrey as much as the audience members are happy to see them perform.

BBQ cooks to vie for cash prizes

Competitors from all over turn out to be a part of the Annual Bluebonnet Barbecue Cook-off.

Organizers behind this year’s Bluebonnet BBQ Cookoff say they need 20 to 30 judges for the April 12 event.

EISD Super: Evaluations 1st, contracts 2nd

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Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman said he plans to evaluate every district administrator over the course of a year before any contract extensions are decided on.

Racer, horse stay together after auction

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Mary Walker will apparently keep her treasured barrel racing horse Perculatin after the threat of losing him in a sheriff sale Friday morning.

Broken pole cuts power for hours

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An 18-wheeler hauling equipment knocked power out in some areas of western Ennis for more than four hours Thursday after downing utility lines in the 1200 block of W. Ennis Avenue.

Company’s tax appeal is denied

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National Envelope, which sold its Ennis envelope facility to Cenveo in the fall, protested its 2013 tax value to try and reduce its overall tax bill.

EJHS ag students take 2nd in Houston

Submitted photo / Joseph Valek, center, accepts second place at the Houston Livestock Show for the tandem axle utility trailer built by himself and classmates Justin Mraz, Jason Elliot and assisted by Madeline McCoby.

Ennis Junior High School eighth grader Joseph Valek represented the school at the Houston Livestock Show on Saturday and took second place in the agricultural mechanics show.

Market seeks artists, players

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Performers, entertainers and activities are needed for the Ennis Farmer’s Market.

Annual antique car show draws out crowd

EDN File photo / The second annual Antique American Independent Automobile Association show in Ennis in 2013 drew a crowd of onlookers in conjunction with the Bluebonnet Festival, and this year’s event is set to host a variety of classic independent auto manufacturer vehicles.

The third annual Antique American Independent Automobile Association show will be held April 12 in conjunction with the Bluebonnet Trails Festival in Ennis.

Ennis man jailed for assault

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Ennis police arrested a man early Tuesday morning pending charges of assault causing bodily injury.

Lions maul Lancaster Tigers 18-2

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The Ennis Lions (10-9, 2-3) had a powerful offensive outing against the Lancaster Tigers (0-4) Tuesday evening. The Lions finished 18-2 during five innings of play.

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