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Archive for: January, 2016

Mall planned for Main Street in DMP

Justin Tubbs justin@ennisdailynews.com No downtown would be complete without a Main Street, and Ennis’ proposed downtown master plan wouldn’t be complete without a Main Street Mall. One of the largest attractions in the proposed plan, Mesa Planning’s project manager, Ashley Shook, says the idea for the Main Street Mall is to have a gathering space […]

Mardi Gras! Fat Tuesday! Carnival!

Dear Readers, Mardi Gras! Fat Tuesday! Carnival! (Now I am really out on a linguistic limb!) Fetter Dienstag! ‘Tlusty Uter! It comes every year and comes big to the ole’ Big Easy in New Orleans. The event comes from way back in time. The Pagan Romans, there is record from the second century, of a […]

Biden perfect pick for cancer research task force

President Barack Obama announced the creation of another federal task force on Thursday – and it’s a good thing. Dubbed the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force, the group is charged with accelerating cancer research. There are lots of political and social issues that create a tenuous tenor in our nation, but one thing that […]

Library looking to better utilize space

Justin Tubbs justin@ennisdailynews.com The Ennis Public Library is looking to make a change to its Learning Center to free up some space. According to Children’s Librarian Kayti Kennedy, the decision comes after she was forced to turn away some kids during the library’s Summer Reading Program. The other reason for the space change, Kennedy says […]

County chews over purchasing policy

  Justin Tubbs justin@ennisdailynews.com Ellis County commissioners had a lengthy discussion Tuesday about a proposed purchasing policy. County Auditor Mike Navarro said there isn’t a major problem per se with how the city currently conducts it’s purchasing business but that the use of more than 200 county credit cards for day-to-day purchases with only around […]

Donal Ray Woods

Donal Ray Woods, 85, passed away in Rockport, Texas, on Saturday, January 23, 2016. He was born September 7, 1930, in Corning, Arkansas, to Bob and Pollyanna Taylor Woods. After the death of his mother, he and his sister Mid were raised by their father and loving grandmother Minnie Woods. He was a very good […]

Wesley Woodrow Nash

Wesley Woodrow Nash, 100, passed away in Italy, Texas, on Monday, January 25, 2016. Wesley was born in Howard, Texas, on January 17, 1916, to James Wesley and Lillie Givens (Holt) Nash. He grew up in Ellis County and attended school in Boyce. On November 25, 1936, he married Ina Mae Cooke and they made […]

Dallas Street is a focus point in DMP

Justin Tubbs justin@ennisdailynews.com This is the fourth of six articles in a series detailing aspects of the city’s proposed downtown master plan. The next two days, The Ennis Daily News will reveal two more pieces. Once home to the city’s sprawling interurban railway, the downtown master planners have a few ideas about what to do […]

Trump needs to get on the stage

  Donald Trump has been accused of being many things. Now you can add debate dodger to the list. That the GOP front-runner has decided to skip tonight’s Republican presidential candidate debate on FOX News truly falls in line with his maverick approach to politics. He doesn’t like the moderator – Megyn Kelly – who […]

After the dust settles

Mark Warde editor@ennisdailynews.com Don’t blame Stephanie Parker if she relates well to bronco buster experiencing a wild ride right out of the chute. Approaching a year as the Ellis County’s coordinator of emergency management, she has already seen the area declared a disaster zone due to several floods and a tornado at the end of […]

Are you watching enough TV?

Studies say the average American spends five and a half hours a day watching some kind of video — TV, movies or online videos. But mostly TV. What a bunch of amateurs. I watch five and a half hours of television before breakfast. But then, it’s kind of my job to watch TV. I watch […]

Every dog has his day

When the puppy came to live with us, he was a six-pound bundle of fur and sad eyes. I believed we could make his life wonderful. Mostly Chocolate Labrador, he responded to our love and care, but even now, he refuses to quit growing. “Are you feeding that dog fertilizer?” asks the friend who runs-for-his-health […]

South Plaza: DMP’s second anchor

In the Ennis of the future, planners envision a north and south anchor for the historic downtown. In Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News, we revealed the north anchor, which Mesa Planning calls the North Plaza. The south anchor, according to Mesa Project Manager Ashley Shook would then logically be called the South Plaza. […]

Caldwell making run at Ward 5

Longtime Ennisite and local real estate agent Raymond Caldwell is the latest to publicly announce his intent to run in the city’s May 7 general election after filing his application Monday. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <a href=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!</a>

Obstetrics services at Ennis Regional Medical Center to end

Ennis Regional Medical Center today announced that it will soon discontinue obstetrics services. In a press release, ERMC said the change will be effective Thursday, Feb. 18. “Our hospital has always taken pride in providing mothers and their newborns with quality medical and nursing care,” said Alan Daugherty, CEO of Ennis Regional Medical Center. “However, […]

Girls drop match to Summit

Before the boys soccer team took the field Tuesday night, there were the girls, who played a tough match and failed to get a result against Mansfield Summit, who took the match, 1-0. The girls possessed the ball longer than they ever have in the past two years, according to Stapleton, and showed signs of […]

Ennis boys earn tie against Summit

After going up 1-0 against Mansfield Summit Tuesday night at Lion Memorial Stadium, the Ennis boys soccer team found themselves clawing back in at the end just to earn a draw. Uriel Espino scored the first goal, a strike from more than 35 yards out, to put his team up in the middle of the […]

Ferris girls win, boys fall

  A tightly-contested game swung dramatically late in the third quarter as Crandall went from four-points down to seize control en route to a 59-43 victory over Ferris in boys basketball on Tuesday. Meanwhile, on the strength of a dominating performance by senior center Taylor Abrone, No. 20 ranked Ferris thumped arch-rival Crandall, 45-29, in […]

Abbott seeks federal disaster help for Ellis County

Gov. Greg Abbott has requested a federal disaster declaration for some Texas counties after deadly late-December blizzards and tornadoes. Abbott on Tuesday announced the request for individual assistance for people in Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Franklin, Rockwall and Van Zandt counties. The winter weather pushed into West Texas on Christmas Day. By Dec. 26 twisters and other violent weather reached […]

Interest in city seats heartening

The announcements in recent days of people interested in running for office in Ennis is heartening. There are many capable people in our community. They have good ideas, good judgment, good leadership skills, and a good history here. Just by reading the words in their announcements, you can tell they have the best interests of […]

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