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Drivers escape injury in accident

Ennis police and fire responded to a two-car accident on Thursday afternoon around 5 p.m. after one driver lost control and ended up in a ditch at the FM 85 exit. Fire officials said no injuries were reported after the driver of a white Mustang over corrected, hit a second vehicle, and spun out of […]

Over 600 walk for ‘Pink Power’, raise funds for cancer fight

Committed to a cause that is greater than herself, Ennis native LaKisha Wells has seen her passionate fight against breast cancer grow substantially. Her heart was touched by the battle in the loss of two close aunts before she caught a vision of doing something about the disease. Last Saturday’s 6th Annual Pink Power Walk […]

Third fire station taking shape

Earlier this year the city of Ennis named the land site for Fire Station No. 3. At Tuesday’s commission meeting ,commissioners approved a bid to a local contractor to give the go-ahead to start groundwork and the engineering for connecting water and sewer lines to the future station, situated on a 2.3- acre plot of […]

B&GC building tomorrow in Ennis

While a spirit of renewal has cast a sunny forecast for the Ennis Boys and Girls Clubs, a renovated interior and construction of a storage building has been met with open arms. “It’s a new day and we’re looking to capitalize on fresh vision,” said veteran staffer, Rodney D.J. Johnson. “We are blessed with great […]

Rebranded Autumn Daze returns Saturday

As perennial as the change of fall colors, the 16th annual Ennis fall event, Autumn Daze, is this Saturday. The downtown event for children and families runs from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The popular hay maze has expanded to the corner of Baylor and Main where the old Safeway was located. A great photo […]

Ennis comes together for 2017 Pink Power Walk

In this photo from Mayor Angie Juenemann’s Facebook page, members of the community hit the streets for Saturday’s Pink Power Walk fund raiser. The event continues to grow in participants, education and in raising funds in the fight against women’s cancer. A detailed report is coming in The Ennis News. Read the full story and […]

Ellis County burn ban lifted after just three weeks

Ellis County Commissioners had many decisions to make at their last meeting including a lift on the county burn ban. Taking heed of the recommendation by Ellis County Fire Marshal Tim Birdwell commissioners unanimously elected to lift the outdoor burn ban they put into effect four weeks ago. Typically the court will institute a burn […]

Local artist promoting scavenger hunt

A local artist is promoting a scavenger hunt downtown to help instill an appreciation for the arts in kids and adults alike. Ben Vyers, who operates Monster Splash Art, from his studio on S.W. Main Street, has created chalk art in various spots downtown. He is inviting young, thriving artists to recreate his drawings for […]

NHRA Finals, Fan Fest essential to city’s downtown vision

According to the city’s economic development corporation, this weekend’s NHRA Finals at the Ennis Motorplex and events like Fan Fest are essential to the city’s long term branding initiative and are key components to driving people to the downtown sector. “Festivals are one of the key ‘entry points’ for visitors and guests.” said Marty Nelson, […]

Mitchell family has racing in its genes

Henry Ford once said that auto racing began five minutes after the second car was built. The Gary Mitchell family had their innate drive hard-wired from birth. Gary, 55, owner of Mitchell Automotive, located at 105 Centennial, east of I-45 off of Hwy. 34, has been racing since since he was 16. He won his […]

Fans flock to downtown for Fan Fest

Crowds of people enjoyed, music, cars, food and friendship during the annual PreStage Fan Fest in downtown Ennis on Thursday night. Pictured below, from top to bottom, left to right: The Studebakers performed at Minnie McDowal Park. Brendan Keener holds Jack Keener, 20 months old, up to get a close look at a Pennzoil dragster. […]

Lions Club helps 47 Ennis ISD students

The Lions Club of Ennis helped equip 47 students with vision correcting lenses Wednesday afternoon at Tabernacle Baptist Church. The local Lions Club has their own vision screening van, which, with the help of an eye doctor, is equipped to screen, test, and fit students for glasses. The Ennis Lions Club has been doing the […]

National Night Out

Ennis police officers talk to residents and members of the community at Ennis Church of Christ on Tuesday night during National Night Out. Read the full story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Largest drug bust in Navarro history

The Navarro County Sheriff ’s Office made its biggest drug bust in county history on Tuesday night. According to a Facebook post on the NCSO page, detectives with assistance of the Ennis police K-9 unit seized 36 pounds of methamphetamine on IH-45 near Rice. “We thank the Ennis P.D. for their K-9 unit assistance during […]

Kids Club at Ennis Public Library

The Friends of the Ennis Public Library are sponsoring a free after school program every Tuesday, except Halloween, from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the library. Children grades K through 6th will enjoy hands-on STEM activities, crafts and projects that will sparkle the imagination and encourage exploration. Read the full story and more in […]

Hay there! Autumn Daze will be here soon!

Ben Vyers adds finishing touches on a round bale of hay in preparation for the October 21 Autumn Daze Hay Maze, which, when complete, will welcome visitors on the corner of N.W. Main and Baylor Street in downtown Ennis. The maze will be fun for all ages as well as a creative photo-op. Read the […]

Pink Power to take over downtown Oct. 14

The power of pink is about to take over downtown Ennis on Oct. 14. The 6th Annual Ennis Pink Power Walk & Fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. “The first year we started with sixty four walkers and last year we had over seven hundred,” said organizer LaKisha Wells. “This year we […]

Red Oak man connected to Whataburger robberies

Red Oak Police said last week thata man arrested in connection with a Ferris EZ Mart robbery also has ties to two different hold ups at a Red Oak Whataburger. According to a press release from the Red Oak Police Department, Issaai Bustamante, 18, and a juvenile are responsible for an aggravated robbery on May […]

Commissioners Court lifts Burn Ban 10/10/17

On Tuesday, 10/10/2017, The Commissioners Court voted to rescind the current burn ban in Ellis County.

Teens Special Effects Class at Ennis Public Library

The Ennis Public Library, located at 501 W. Ennis Ave., will host a Teen Special Effects Class, just in time for Halloween. The class will be held on Thursday, October 12 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call 972-874-5360 to sign up.

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