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Downtown keystone purchased by EDC


Laying the groundwork in its Downtown Master Plan, the Economic Development Corporation has purchased the property formerly known as the Old Safeway at 302 North Dallas. The commercial property, located two blocks north of Ennis Avenue, is part of the EDC’s strategy to restore life to downtown Ennis. The city suffered a downbeat nearly two […]

Gaming machines seized by ECSO

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Sixty-three eight-liner gaming machines were seized last Monday after the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigation Unit raided a building in the 3200 block of FM 66 according to an ECSO press release. In addition to the machines, $4,236 in cash was also confiscated. During the course of the raid, three people were arrested for […]

Oldest Ennis residence needs moved or faces demo

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The oldest standing residence in Ennis could be demolished soon if the house isn’t moved. Built in 1872, the Mulkey-Loggins house, as historians call it, is more than 140 years old, and the land it sits on is under a contract that will likely close within weeks. See Justin Tubbs’ report in the Ennis Daily […]

Ellis Sheriff’s Office makes big drug bust

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Two were arrested, and more than $600,000 worth of illegal drugs, including methamphetamine and black tar heroin, were recovered Wednesday as the result of a drug raid, according to an Ellis County Sheriff’s Office press release. The ECSO Special Investigations Unit executed a search warrant at a residence at 931 Ranchland Circle in Midlothian. See […]

Hollingsworth pre-season All-American

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Ennis High School senior outfielder Julia Hollingsworth has been named to the CBS MaxPreps 2015 Preseason All-American Softball Team. Hollingsworth broke the national record for runs scored in a season with 83 during her junior campaign. The all-state performer was the Player of the Year in the Metroplex last season when she batted .638, drove […]

Ennis Police: Beware of tax scam


The Ennis Police Department wants Ennis residents to beware of a phone scam. “Some people, mainly elderly people, are receiving phone calls from people claiming to be the IRS, telling them they need to send money right now,” said Lt. Mike Hopson, head of the EPD criminal investigations division. “The IRS will not call you […]

What pet is the cutest?


In its Sunday edition, the Ennis Daily News publishes photos of entries in its Pet Contest. Sign in or subscribe to the paper to see the paper to see who won! “Punkin” (pictured) was one of the many entries. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Noted author, educator recalls the Ennis of his youth

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An EHS grad who’s made good still fondly remembers his hometown. Dr. Mark Busby of the class of ’63 is now an author and English professor but his memories of the Bluebonnet City are as vivid as ever; they’ve also contributed to his literary repertoire. “Many of my memories of Ennis are dramatized in my […]

Ellis County Commission meets Monday

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Ellis County commissioners will meet at the Historic Ellis County Monday at 10 a.m. to consider proposals for interlocal agreements, consider replatting of land, as well as take action on possible purchases. See Justin Tubbs’ report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the […]

Emporium Open House March 19

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March 19 is the date for an Open House at an Ennis landmark, the Emporium on the corner of Ennis Avenue and North Dallas Street. It includes the law offices of Ross Massengill (upper left) and Marcie Schanfish (left), Mark McMullen (center back) of Farmers Insurance, CPA Mike Williamson (right) and Evan Newell (middle front), […]

Mahone declares for Howard Payne

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Another state champion is taking his play to the next level. Hayden Mahone, a defensive tackle on the Lions 2014 team, signed his letter of intent on Friday morning in the football field house with family, friends, and coaches present, declaring himself to Howard Payne University. See Justin Tubbs’ report in the Ennis Daily News! […]

Palmer cancels city elections

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The City of Palmer has canceled its May 9 elections. All positions on the city council, including the mayor’s only have one candidate. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

‘Murder Room’ is coming soon

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Director Shelley Aubrey has issued an invitation to the Ennis Public Threatre’s production of “The Murder Room.” The two act play, now in rehearsal, is a mystery farce, says Aubrey. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Golf – disc golf – coming to Ennis

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With spring just around the corner, Ennis is in position to provide Ennisites with a new type of golf course. Expected to be completed this summer, a city disc golf course is currently in the works with former City Commissioner Jess Haupt spearheading the efforts along with the city manager and the Ennis parks committee. […]

Golden sweethearts honored

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Members of the Ennis Christian Ministers Association have reported their annual Golden Sweetheart Banquet was a great success. Held at First United Methodist Church, there were approximately 100 people on hand who were celebrating at least 50 years of marriage to the same spouse. R.S. And Dorothy Pierce, who celebrated 74 years of marriage in […]

EDC OK’s agreement with Dakota Drilling

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An agreement between the Ennis Economic Development Corporation and Dakota Drilling that provides a 17.5 acre conditional land grant is nearing completion, says EDC Coordinator Marty Nelson. The property, at 2501 Oak Grove Rd., is across the street from the IOOF Nursing Home. The grant is based upon compliance to a performance agreement, that set […]

Bank day helps students save

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Kids are learning the value of a dollar at a younger age. Sixth graders at both intermediate schools in town – Lummus and Doris Miller – have been saving up their money while learning about how a bank functions with the Ennis State Bank “Bank Day” program. Students are allowed, for a limited time, to […]

Austin students visit EDN

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Remember what it was like to be a kid and wonder, “What will I be when I grow up?” Austin Elementary students visited the Ennis Daily News Office Wednesday to get a taste of the newspaper business. Students floated from advertising, editorial, and the publisher’s office. They even took a trip into the back to […]

McCabe is Good Citizen

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Kayla McCabe, senior at Ennis High School, is the winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Essay contest. She is the daughter of Ryan and Lanna McCabe. Kayla’s counselor described her with the word “WOW.” Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Jumping rope for heart

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Students at Austin Elementary jumped rope and hula-hooped for the American Heart Association last week. The students brought money from home and sought sponsorship from family and friends to raise money for the AHA. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

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