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County to maintain tax rate

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The proposed budget for the county was outlined on Monday in preparation for what is expected to be its adoption on Sept. 8.

Farmers Market Spotlight: Brewing Coffee

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Dominique and Mandy Tartaglia have a part-time job that some might consider a dream. They sell coffee.

Polyguard steps up as top auction sponsor

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Chamber President Jeannette Patak said Polyguard has stepped up as the 31st Annual Chamber Auction’s platinum-level sponsor for the year.

Weather man returns to EDN

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Ron Vestal, an avid local weather observer for decades, will once again provide Ennis Daily News readers with detailed reports about atmospheric conditions in Ennis.

Recycling plant coming to Ennis

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The Ennis City Commission on Monday night approved a binding economic development agreement with Tellus Technology to build a $30 million to $40 million facility in the Ennis Industrial Park, bringing in a projected 20 to 30 jobs with it.

Civic group seeks center completion

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The Ennis Negro Chamber of Commerce has revived the drive to complete a community center that came to a halt when the man who spearheaded the project passed away over 15 years ago.

Burglary suspect arrested

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The Ennis Police Department arrested a man Wednesday morning in connection to several attempted car burglaries.

McKibbin family shown icy support

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On the same day it was announced in Washington, D.C. that the Ice Bucket Challenge, a fund-raising campaign for Lou Gehrig’s Disease has received $31.5 million in donations over the past month, a local group followed suit in Ennis.

EISD presents literacy initiative

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Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman and the district’s new director of elementary curriculum instruction spoke Tuesday at the Ennis Rotary Club on their new approach to teaching literacy to EISD students.

Tourism director has vivacious spirit

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People are drawn to her personality like moths to a flame. Gina Rokas, the 12-year director of tourism in Ennis, it could be argued, has the appeal of bluebonnets, the cultural allure of Polka Fest and the energy of the NHRA Fall Nationals.

Auditions scheduled for Sleepy Hollow

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It’s toasty outside now, but there will be a chill in the air this fall – in more ways than one. “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is coming to Ennis, and teens from across the county are invited to audition on Thursday.

City reduces budget spending

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City Manager Chuck Ewings presented a slightly lower budget at Monday night’s meeting of the Ennis City Commission, cutting several non-reoccuring expenses by postponing or scaling back several projects.

GAKAC welcomes more kids than ever

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More families and students than ever came out to Ennis High School on Saturday for what organizer Marty Nelson called the largest Give-a-Kid-a-Chance event yet.

Meet the Lions tonight at stadium

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Citizens and fans of Ennis High School are invited to “Meet the Lions” tonight, promptly at 7:00 p.m. at Lions Memorial Stadium.

Cotton Patch breaks ground in Ennis

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Construction plans for a new Cotton Patch restaurant in Ennis are underway.

Ennis ISD meets state standards

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All Ennis ISD campuses met state standards for accountability this year, with several campuses winning distinctions according to EISD Director of Assessment Keith Larson.

Top 20 Under 40: Diana Coile

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Diana Coile immensely enjoys traveling. However, the globetrotter couldn’t be happier than when she’s living in and serving the community she calls home; Ennis.

GAKAC gearing up for Saturday

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Volunteers help stuff backpacks at Ennis High School over the weekend in preparation for the Give A Kid A Chance back-to-school event Saturday.

The annual Give-a-Kid-a-Chance back to school event is ready to roll on Saturday, Aug. 16.

EPD arrests wanted sex offender

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The Ennis Police Department assisted the Department of Public Safety’s Criminal Investigation Division and the Texas Highway Patrol in arresting one of the state’s most wanted sex offenders.

Farmers Market Spotlight: Laurie Thompson

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Vendors offer a myriad of items at the Ennis Farmers Market. Laurie Thompson supplies over a dozen garden-grown fruit and vegetables, all of them organic.

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