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County green lights Leggett & Platt abatement

Ennis-based Leggett and Platt was granted a 45-percent, 5-year tax abatement at the Ellis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday. The business, which currently employs 160 workers, is seeking to add 75 new jobs and make a capital investment of roughly $14 million dollars. Get the details on this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of […]

Worker severely injured in accident

A worker at a local manufacturing plant was seriously injured in what was described by Ennis Fire Department Deputy Chief Bill Evans as an “industrial accident.” Get the full details in the Friday edition of The Ennis Daily News… Be informed, become a subscriber today!

City eyes Rockwall revitalization

Ennis’ city officials were looking to gather tips on managing the downtown revitalization when they visited nearby Rockwall Wednesday. Find the details on this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Leggett & Platt seeks tax abatement

At Tuesday’s Ellis County Commissioners Court meeting, Ennis Economic Development Director Marty Nelson and Kevin Fincher of Leggett & Platt, Inc. of Ennis filed a request for a tax abatement zone as Leggett & Platt works to expend its operation and add to the county infrastructure base. Get the full story in Wednesday’s edition of […]

EDN website turns 10

Throughout the year, the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Ennis Daily News has been celebrated within the pages of this publication as well as in the current special commemorative edition of Hometown Living. A comparatively recent advancement that has helped further the appeal of the EDN was the launching of the paper’s website, […]

Fan Fest set for return to downtown Thursday evening

Texas Motorplex returns downtown Ennis for a second straight year when the Pre-Stage Fan Fest invades North Dallas and West Knox Streets from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. Tickets are not required and the event is open to the general public. Get more details on this and other stories in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis […]

A sister’s wish

Opening an old cabinet door a puff of air sent a single sheet of paper drifting side to side until it landed softly on the floor. The words it contained set an old idea in motion that has opened another door in downtown Ennis. Get the complete story in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily […]

Horses as healers

Amy Dojahn was having doubts when her 24-year-old horse, Faith died. The plan was for Faith to live about six more years, plenty of time for Amy and her husband, D.J., to get some use out of the retired therapeutic riding horse… Find the rest of this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The […]

Local fitness business establishes scholarship program

Now in its third year in business, Blue Arrow Fitness hopes to further impact the community through an educational scholarship, the first of its kind from a local health and wellness organization. Get the full story in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Wal-Mart takes Texas to court in effort to crack liquor sales market

Wal-Mart’s court fight to sell liquor at its stores in Texas looks to be back on track, but the courtroom is getting crowded. A federal appeals court is allowing a trade group representing liquor store operators to join a stalled federal lawsuit that the nation’s largest retailer filed against the Texas agency that hands out […]

Sales tax revenue jumps 25 percent for Ennis

The City of Ennis reported a sales tax revenue increase in excess of 25 percent for year-to-date August 2016, according to a report by the Texas Comptroller of Public Account’s office, numbers prompting City Manager Scott Dixon to say, “These look fantastic.” According to the report, Ennis jumped from $3,204,435.74 in August 2015 to 4,030,269.28 […]

Hometown Living magazine to commemorate EDN’s 125 years

The Ennis Daily News’ bi-monthly magazine Hometown Living, now well into its second year, will feature a themed special issue next month. The September-October edition is set to pay tribute to the longevity of the EDN, which turns 125 this summer. Get the full story in the Sunday edition of The Ennis Daily News. Subscribe […]

Confidentiality pact irks opposition to rail plan

An agreement between Texas Central Railway and TxDOT to protect information related to the proposed high-speed rail is viewed as covert by Texans Against High-Speed Rail (TAHSR). The former says the agreement protects secrets about the trade, while the opposition believes the reasons for the secrecy are far more nefarious. The rest of this story […]

Tax-free weekend kicks off back to school season

Families across Texas will take advantage of the sales tax holiday this weekend, Aug. 5-7. The annual event gives parents an opportunity to make back-to-school shopping more affordable. Find details on this report and much more in the Friday edition of The Ennis Daily News…

High-speed rail meeting slated for Thursday

An invitation to a hastily called listening session about the proposed Dallas to Houston high-speed rail project has been announced for Thursday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m. at the Ennis Housing Authority Community Center. It is located at 200 Arnold St. Get the full story in the Tuesday edition of The Ennis Daily News… Subscribe […]

City seeks downtown Serenity

Fueled by beautiful images of a city that could one day be reality, implementing the City of Ennis’ comprehensive and downtown master plans requires a lot of legwork from city officials. While many of the projects in the plans seem daunting for a city that hopes to see significant economic growth, Marty Nelson and the […]

Verizon emerges as winner in bidding for Yahoo

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon has agreed to buy online portal Yahoo Inc. for roughly $5 billion, according to multiple media reports, each citing a single unnamed source. The deal is expected to be announced formally on Monday before markets open, the reports said. Verizon had emerged in recent days as the front-runner for the […]

Making grants work for Ennis

To date, the City of Ennis has invested more than $2.1 million into historic downtown buildings. Economic Development Director Marty Nelson said that’s a small number when you look at the nearly $9 million private sector dollars that have come as a result of the public investment. Get the full story in The Ennis Daily […]

New Eatery and Tea Room opens downtown

Downtown Ennis has a new restaurant to celebrate, and while its menu says small plates, there is nothing little about the flavor in the hand-crafted items at the Tea Room & Eatery. Pick up Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News for more on this story… It pays to be a subscriber!

UFC sold for $4 billion, White stays on to run promotion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The UFC has been sold for approximately $4 billion to a group led by Hollywood talent agency WME-IMG. UFC President Dana White confirmed the sale of the mixed martial arts promotional company in text messages to The Associated Press on Sunday night. WME co-CEO Ari Emanuel also announced the sale early […]

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