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Midlothian shopping center welcomes new businesses

Midlothian Towne Crossing, a large shopping complex, confirmed signed leases with Ross, Ulta, JoAnn, Famous Footwear, Burkes, Petco, Chick-Fil-A and Panda Express, according to a post to the City of Midlothian Facebook earlier this week. The shopping center, Midlothian Towne Crossing, will be anchored by Kroger. Read the full story and more in your Weekend […]

City manager keeps Rotary informed

Rotarian and City Manager Scott Dixon informed the Rotary Club of Ennis of the city’s community improvement plan, which will take place through 2021. Rotary President and local attorney Marcie Schanfish stands to his right. Read the full story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Western market a challenge for retail: EDC director

This week, Brookshire’s grocery store turned off its lights and closed the doors, bringing about uncertainty for the future of Ennis’ western retail market. Although the circumstances are vastly different, with the grocery store industry now rapidly changing due to pressure from online services, the closing of Brookshire’s marks the second notable closing of a […]

New bakery coming to Ennis

Christopher and Gretchen Ort are turning dreams into reality by opening a storefront bakery this August in historic downtown Ennis. The Ort family has been supplying delicacies and sweets since 2011, when they first operated a baking business from inside their home in Richardson. “Our whole focus is family owned and operated,” Gretchen said, “We […]

City safe from sagging state economy

For the first time in nearly 15 years, the state of Texas does not rank as the most business friendly in the country.  According to an annual CNBC study, Texas ranked 4th out of 50 states in the “Top States for Business” study, earning 1,602 out of a potential 2,500 points.  Washington finished number one, […]

Business owner by day, doctorate student by night

Jenny Vidrine not only runs a small business in Ennis, but is also taking the academic world by storm.  Vidrine is an independent contractor and captive agent that sells State Farm and affiliating products pertaining to insurance and financial services, while also attending the University of Liverpool online and teaching business classes at Paul Quinn […]

Seeing downtown dollars

Last Tuesday, the city commissioners heard a presentation courtesy of Mesa + Planning regarding the efforts to revitalize downtown. The presentation encompassed an economic strategy entitled “The Four Steps to Creating an Economically Viable Downtown.” The following list contain these four points, and how the city plans to accomplish these goals. Find this story and […]

Firework Sales Booming in Ellis County

Area firework stands have been gearing up for the long, July 4 weekend. Jimmy Prince, who has been in the business for 36 years, says business has been brisk at his five locations. “Sales have been going very well,” he said, “in fact, I’d say it’s been spiking. People have been coming in and buying […]

Rotary hopes for big showing at 19th polka run

It’s become as engrained in the festivities of the National Polka Festival as the music, the klobase or the pivo. The Rotary Club of Ennis, every year, organizes the PolkaFest Run, an event that features a 5K, a 10K and a fun run. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily […]

State of the District speech positive

Optimism reigned when Ennis ISD Superintendent John Chapman shared a “State of the District” message to a crowd of 80 at the spring luncheon of the Chamber of Commerce on Friday. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Businesses brace for bluebonnet crowds

Since late last week, downtown merchants and restaurants have received more business than usual thanks to the ever-growing crowds of bluebonnet gazers touring Ennis. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Brossette named GM/editor

Effective today, Dylan Brossette has been promoted to the new role of General Manager in addition to his continuing service as Editor of The Ennis Daily News (EDN) and associated publications. Brossette has been with the EDN since August 2016, coming to Ennis after serving as sports editor for several years at the daily newspaper […]

Storm forces Lionbackers, restaurant to close for repairs

Sonny Silwal heard the storm that rolled through Ennis early Wednesday morning. Like most people, he was awakened by the sound of thunder and wind, but he didn’t guess he would receive a phone call only minutes later telling him that his business and livelihood had been brought to a temporary halt. Get the details […]

Fueled by Fish: Local farm to tap aquaculture techniques

Be careful what words you say, especially when “never” is one of them. The Pritchett brothers, Jerry and Danny, are living proof. Get the details on this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Farmers Market grows on Ennis

Already entrenching itself in the heart of downtown Ennis, the fourth season of the Farmers Market starts its season run Saturday. With 31 vendors in tow, including 10 new ones, North Dallas and West Knox will welcome hundreds of local people to check out the freshest and best products on sale. Get this story and […]

Locals react to word of bank closure

Customers who bank with Bank of America locally reacted negatively to the news that the local financial center and drive-up banking facility will be permanently closing come Sept. 26. Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Support local news, subscribe today!

Local Bank of America financial center closing

Ennis residents who bank with Bank of America were surprised this week to receive a letter in the mail telling them the the local financial center is closing. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Subscribe today!

Renovations near completion on two historic buildings

Local downtown investor Fran McCarthy said this week that one of two downtown buildings in which he’s invested will be completely remodeled by late summer or early fall this year. Get the details on this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Support

Building official discusses businesses coming to town

There are several business and construction developments in Ennis, some of which are underway right now, according to the city’s Inspections Dept. Find the full story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be in the know, subscribe today!

Local realtors offer scholarships for third year

Citing their belief in giving back to the community, City Real Estate, with offices based in Ennis, Waxahachie, Red Oak and Corsicana, have announced an additional $1,500 scholarship being offered to high school seniors. Get this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Subscribe today!

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