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Tax revenue growing


Sales tax revenues for the city of Ennis are on an upswing according to data released by the Texas State Comptroller’s office and City Manager Chuck Ewings.

ESB donates $25k to ACROSS

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A-CROSS board member Jesse DeLeon said he expected Ennis State Bank to make a donation Saturday night at the organization’s fundraiser, but the sheer size — $25,000 — caught him by surprise.

ECSO investigating animal cruelty

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Ellis County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson JoAnn Livingston said deputies are still investigating an potential animal cruelty case involving multiple dead dogs found in an Ellis County home.

Lion in Winter provides masterful performance

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Step back in time to a moment of castles and kings, romance and rivalry in Bill Rhoten’s producton of James Goldman’s the Lion in Winter. Its run continues this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at 505 N.W. Main St. in Ennis.

Pops Burger Stand, a fresh blend of a bygone era

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Having opened just over a month ago, Pop’s Burger Stand is serving up the freshest hamburgers in town and ice cold root beer in frosted, glass mugs.

United Way sets $325K goal

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The organizers behind the Greater Ennis United Way are getting an early start on planning this year’s kickoff event.

Former ECSO employee indicted

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A former Ellis County Sheriff’s Office employee remains in jail Wednesday after his June 4 indictment for insurance fraud.

City eases water restrictions


The City of Ennis is suspending all water use restrictions in light of recent area rainfall, according to City Manager Chuck Ewings.

Rotary Club supports Boys and Girls Club

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Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Carey Bryan thanked the community for its support throughout his 43-year-long tenure with the organization at Tuesday’s meeting of the Ennis Rotary Club.

Alice in Wonderland opens next week

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The classic play, Alice in Wonderland, comes to life in a modern-day adaptation during the weekend of June 26-29.

Two die in separate accidents

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The Texas Highway Patrol is asking the public for help in locating the driver allegedly involved in a one-car accident on Saturday which left an Ennis man dead.

Curbside recycling pickup ends


City Manager Chuck Ewings confirmed Friday that the city will no longer pick up recyclables at curbsides after 10 years of participation.

City OKs deal with Gingerbread House

Courtesy photo / The Ellis County Children’s Advocacy Center, or Gingerbread House, is one of the agencies supported by the Greater Ennis United Way.

The Ennis City Commission agreed to enter into a yearly contract with The Gingerbread House on Monday night.

A-CROSS gears up for fundraiser

Ennis Daily News file photo / The A-CROSS housing center is always full to capacity, and the organization routinely has to turn away applicants because of space.

Community support for A-CROSS is pouring in ahead of their annual fundraiser event scheduled for 6:30 p.m Saturday, June 21 in Palmer.

Top 20 Under 40: Lindsey Clark-Fass

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Returning to Ennis like following the perennial Bluebonnet Trail, Dr. Lindsey Clark-Fass is perfectly planted in the city of her youth.

Hollingsworth appears in Sports Illustrated

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Ennis softball standout Julia Hollingsworth will be highlighted in the upcoming edition of the Sports Illustrated weekly segment “Faces in the Crowd.”

Two die in unrelated shootings

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A pair of unrelated shooting incidents Wednesday in Ellis County left two people dead and authorities seeking answers.

Del Barrio offers B&G expertise

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Ennis ISD Director of Communications Art Del Barrio shared his own experiences with the Boys and Girls Club at Thursday night’s fundraiser dinner.

Summer meal program expanding

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Ennis ISD officials announced Tuesday night that the annual summer meal program offered by the district has expanded to eight total sites.

Air Evac leaving Ennis

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The Air Evac base at Ennis Municipal Airport shut down operations as of Friday.

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