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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


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.

Fugitive back in jail

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A man convicted of assault against a family member is back in jail after a weeklong escape from authorities.

Group plans holiday contest

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The Greater Ennis Development Alliance is seeking to make downtown a little more festive this holiday season.

Mama’s Place opens in Palmer

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PALMER — A small family cafe, Mama’s Place, opened two weeks ago in the heart of downtown Palmer. The fledgling diner, operated entirely by one family, seeks success where other restaurants have failed.

EDC land deal on hold


A land deal between the Ennis Economic Development Corporation and the Fallen family was delayed after a vote to approve it failed to pass Monday night.

FSB helps with silent auction

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First State Bank will once again sponsor the silent auction at the 31st annual Chamber of Commerce Auction this Saturday at the Sokol Hall.

City OKs first budget reading


The Ennis City Commission passed the first reading of the fiscal year 2014-15 budget by a 4-2 vote, with Commissioners Ken Hackey and Brian Holley casting the votes against.

Lights event in need of $10K

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Economic Development Coordinator Marty Nelson updated the Ennis Rotary Club on Tuesday on he and others’ work toward bringing the annual Lights of Ennis celebration together.

Veteran chosen to receive home

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Ennis-based Home for the Brave, which will design, construct and hand the keys to a home for a combat wounded veteran has chosen Marine Cpl. Cody Jones, of Grandview, as its first recipient.

Taste of Ennis set for Sept. 25

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Helping Hands will have its lone fund raising effort of the year, the 22nd annual Taste of Ennis, starting at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

DA clears county judge

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Ellis County Judge Carol Bush was cleared of wrong-doing stemming from a complain filed by former candidate for county commissioner and Ellis County resident David Vance.

Top 20 Under 40: Ramos opens practice locally

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A friendly and new face in town, Dr. Marie Antonette Ramos, has joined the medical community at Pediatric Care of Ennis.

Lions fade late, fall 34-21

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MANSFIELD – After No. 2 ranked Ennis made enough big plays to tie Timberview through three quarters, the Lions came up short in a 34-21 opening game setback.

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