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Concert to benefit First Look

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Pro-life songs will be performed during an Oct. 25 concert to raise funds for Ellis County’s First Look Medical Clinic.

Ennis starts well, but Seguin sweeps match

Lady Lions Varsity vs. Arlington Seguin High School

Three good starts by the Ennis varsity volleyball team didn’t translate into strong finishes on Tuesday. Visiting Arlington Seguin collected a three-set match, 3-0; 25-22, 25-12 and 25-23.

County OKs tax rate

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Ellis County Commissioners approved by a 3-1 vote Monday a tax rate that manages to collect more revenue without raising the tax rate.

State Fair honors Lillie Crowley

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Ennis’ own, the Lillie Betik Crowley, known for cooking prowess as a State Fair personality, will have another honor bestowed upon her posthumously.

Residents mourn loss of Bud White

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Ennis lost one of its most beloved citizens on Tuesday with the passing of Denny “Bud” White.

City to host election forums


The City of Ennis is set to hold two public forums on Sept. 23 and Oct. 9 to provide information and take questions on the upcoming November elections to authorize two new tax hikes.

Power Walk set for Oct. 11

Submitted photo / With 150 walkers already registered, participation in this year’s Pink Power Walk on Oct. 12 has tripled in size over last year.

Lakiska Wells, Ennis native and organizer of the 2014 Pink Power Walk, said registration for this year’s event is up 70 percent from last year with three weeks left to go.

Yquem is living the life

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Yquem Davis Carroll has been a colorful mainstay on North Dallas Street since the Ennis Farmers Market began in the spring. What she produces and sells doesn’t come from the earth, though it is clearly a labor from her heart.

Texas Film Commission visits Ennis

EDN Photo by Phil Banker / Senior Production Consultant Lindsey Ashley with the Texas Film Commission took photos at Ennis High School on Friday.

Ennis residents will have a chance to hear the Texas Film Commission’s presentation on media production industries in Texas at 6 p.m. on Monday at the Ennis National Bank Event Center.

College night draws hundreds

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Hundreds of high school juniors and seniors filled the Waxahachie Civic Center on Wednesday night to learn more about their possible destinations post graduation.

Taste of Ennis set for Sept. 25

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Judi Hejny, executive director of Helping Hands of Ennis, updated the Ennis Noon Lions Club on Wednesday on the upcoming 22nd annual Taste of Ennis fundraiser.

EDC land deal back on


A land deal between the Ennis Economic Development Corporation and the Fallen Family is back on after an appraisal of the land came back with a slightly higher price.

Fan Fest invades Ennis tonight

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A day before the start of the 29th annual NHRA Fall Nationals, the City of Ennis and the Texas Motorplex are united to host a PreStage event called Fan Fest. Drag racing followers will come to downtown Ennis Wednesday evening from 5 to 10 p.m.

Walmart breaks ground in Palmer

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The new Walmart, which broke ground in Palmer on Sept. 3, has announced plans to hire up to 30 associates for the 12,000 square foot facility at 428 N. Stacks St.

Lady Lions volleyball falls to Wolves

Lady Lions Varsity vs. Mansfield Timberview High School

Mansfield Timberview administered a fifth consecutive setback to a young Ennis varsity volleyball team on Tuesday with a win in straight sets; 25-18, 25-21 and 25-23.

City OKs 2014-15 budget


The Ennis City Commission voted unanimously to approve a roughly $27 million budget on Monday night, while the vote to approve the new fee schedule passed with only one vote against.

Man arrested following burglary

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The Ennis Police Department arrested a man pending charges of breaking into a woman’s home several times over the course of a month.

Downtown Ennis hosts Fan Fest on Wednesday

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Mark Warde, edi…@ennisdailynews.com Downtown Ennis will host the first-ever PreStage Fan Fest on Wednesday evening, a day before the start of the 29th annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals. The event is being shared by the City of Ennis and the Texas Motorplex. It is slated to last from 5-10 p.m. Admission is free to […]

Enrollment up at EISD

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Ennis ISD Director of Communications Art Del Barrio confirmed this week that enrollment at Ennis ISD is up from this time last year, with many of those students transferring in from neighboring school districts.

First responder gather to remember 9/11

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Ennis first responders and various community leaders gathered Thursday morning to pay tribute to the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001 and honor the first responders who carry on their legacy.

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