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HFTB accepts gifts from area firms

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Two area businesses made contributions to Ennis’ Home For The Brave on Monday during a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park. Their gifts help move the fundraising efforts within $10,000 of completing the project of building a home for an injured soldier. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for […]

Hernandez takes oath of office

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As of Monday evening, the Ennis city commission looks a little different with the departure of a familiar and the arrival of a new one. After a 20-vote victory in June 13’s special city election to defeat longtime Ennis City Commissioner Carolyn Frazier, the newcomer to the city commission, Marco Hernandez, officially took the oath […]

County to match funds to aid groups

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Monday afternoon the Ellis County Commissioners Court decided to match the $11,191 from the North Central Texas Council of Governments’ Area Agency on Aging, which will provide funds to help support groups such as Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson and Ellis counties. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our […]

Fresh peaches – and dinner, too

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Peach cobbler topped with peach ice cream is the kind of dessert made for a Texas summer – and it’s a dessert that’s homemade from – and now served in – the orchard at the Peachy Page Farm, just outside Scurry. It was a cold January morning in 2007 when Robert and Cindy Page planted […]

Wray resolute against bullet train

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Plans for the proposed bullet train connecting Dallas and Houston cleared a recent hurdle in Austin, though John Wray, Republican State Representative, still has doubts it will come to fruition. “Nothing has passed in legislation to approve High Speed Rail,” he said on Thursday from his office in Waxahachie. While that is true, the people […]

Future plans for Ennis to be released Thursday

J.R. Phillips (standing) speaks to a small group of Ennis residents and business owners at Ennis High School Tuesday evening, sharing his opinion about the future of Ennis. This break-out group session was part of a three-hour public meeting that began at 5:30 p.m.

Unveiling months of creative input, the City of Ennis will reveal the comprehensive plan for downtown and surrounding areas at a visionary open house on Thursday, June 25. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. inside the Ennis National Bank Events Center, located at 116 W. Ennis Ave. The public is welcome and encouraged […]

Chamber holds quarterly luncheon

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More than 80 people, representing nearly 30 businesses in the city of Ennis, gathered at KC Hall Friday for the Ennis Chamber of Commerce quarterly luncheon. The Chamber announced exciting events coming up in the near future, and Alan Daugherty, the CEO of Ennis Regional Medical Center, shared a little about what’s going on with […]

NARFE Hears Program on Caregiver Stress

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The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1191 held its monthly meeting at the Grand Ennis Buffet in Ennis on Tuesday, June 9. The guest speaker was Meredith Pond, client care coordinator with Home Instead. The very interesting program emphasized the need for caregivers to be aware of the stresses they are under […]

Ellis crop tour includes farm stops, speakers on June 30

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Ellis County AgriLife Extension Service is offering the 2015 Ellis County Crop Tour on Tuesday, June 30. You need to RSVP to 972-825-5175 before Friday, June 26. Registration upon arrival starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Avalon Gin, 123 Main St., Avalon. Lunch and the program will be at the SPJST Hall, 1901 E. Ennis […]

Downtown plans moving forward

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Monday night at City Hall was officially Carolyn Frazier’s last meeting as city commissioner. In the meeting, she and the rest of the city commission passed important items for the future of downtown Ennis, including an ordinance regarding the distance of alcohol-selling establishments from schools, churches and hospitals, and a resolution allowing for the city […]

Hernandez beats Frazier in Ward 2 election

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The results from the the Ward 2 Ennis City Commission special runoff election that ended Saturday, June 13, were: Marco Hernandez 49 Carolyn Frazier 29 (incumbent) Results are unofficial until canvassed. See a story in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Boys and Girls Club plans to expand in Ennis

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The Boys and Girls Club of Ennis served more than 480 youths last year, and it is only planning to expand even further, as announced Thursday night at Tabernacle Church at the organization’s 16th Annual Steak and Burger fundraiser. During the ceremony, Kristina Jones, regional vice president for organizational and executive development services, served as […]

Noon Lions recognize students

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The Ennis Noon Lions Club met Wednesday at Tabernacle Church, where a number of students were recognized for academic achievements this past school year. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Ennis water deemed safe

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Ennis’ drinking water is safe to drink, according to Robert Bolen, city utility director. In a recent detailed drinking water quality report, sent by mail to Ennis citizens who use the city’s water, there was nothing that stood out on the list as dangerous by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards. “They have a maximum content […]

Watson shares plans for Unity in the Community

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With the popularity of this weekend’s Unity One Summer Music Festival at the Ennis Farmers Market, the larger success of the organization behind it, Unity in the Community, has been brought into focus. Educator Charlotte Watson, co-founder of the group with her mother Shirley Watson and aunt Patricia Wilborn, said she’s proud the program has […]

Four years of perfection: Alston, Blazek, Cathey-Johnson didn’t miss a day

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A week has passed since thousands of people, curious to see which of 30 students with perfect attendance this year would win a free Ford Fiesta, witnessed sophomore Nathan Blazek draw the key that made the car donated by Ennis Ford his own. The contest’s message put a premium on making roll call a daily […]

Commission visiting downtown plans Monday

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Monday, the Ennis City Commission will make two important decisions regarding downtown Ennis. On the agenda for its regularly scheduled meeting are an ordinance approving the establishment of alcohol-selling businesses within 300 feet of schools, churches and hospitals in the downtown area and a possible resolution authorizing the city to enter into an agreement with […]

Unity One Summer Music Fest Saturday

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In celebration of music, Unity In The Community will bring an array of live music and entertainment to downtown Ennis on Saturday. In its fifth year, and to commemorate this milestone, Unity In the Community, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, has partnered with Ennis Main Street to bring to the city the Unity One Summer Music Festival. […]

Waxahachie ambulance decision may affect Ennis

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Fire Chief Jeff Aycock said Waxahachie Fire Chief Ricky Boyd has sought fire department based ambulance services for years, so Aycock wasn’t that surprised when he heard the Waxahachie City Council approved fire based ambulance services last week. Starting Jan. 2 of next year, the city of Waxahachie will forego services with private entity, CareFlite, […]

EDC says Ok to TIRZ study, land sales

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One of the topics of discussion among city staff and committees recently has revolved around the possibility of tax increment financing in the downtown area. Wednesday afternoon, at City Hall, the Ennis Economic Development Corporation entertained the idea a bit more, when it approved funding to do a feasibility study for a tax increment reinvestment […]

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