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City to host election forums

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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

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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

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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

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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

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.

Barton blasts Rice’s actions

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Congressman Joe Barton called the actions by former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice “terrible”, but also does not believe the handling of the domestic abuse case by the NFL calls for Congressional oversight.

Boys and Girls Club coming to Houston Elementary

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Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Carey Bryan said he hopes the club’s new program at Sam Houston Elementary School helps serve more children who need the most help.

Mosquito spraying starts again

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The city’s Department of Health Services began three nights of mosquito control spraying on Tuesday, after two mosquito samples taken from separate locations in Ennis tested postive for the West Nile Virus.

Farmers Market seeks sidewalk sale vendors

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In conjunction with the Ennis Farmers Market, a city-wide sidewalk sale is planned for Saturday. The event will be highlighted by a bluegrass concert and the appearance of an NHRA funny car.

Hitting it Big at the Market

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Nearly five months into the inaugural season of the Ennis Farmers Market, the experience that shoppers will likely associate with their trip downtown is the sweet aroma of barbecue wafting through the air.

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