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GAKAC, partners with a purpose

A decade of serving the needs of the Ennis community over the weekend witnessed Give A Kid A Chance help close to 1,400 students and families. The annual back-to-school project collaborates with a host of organizations, athletic teams, cheerleaders, businesses, churches and the EISD. According to organizer Marty Nelson, 20-25 local service providers were at […]

Ennis Avenue receives work

Workers with Durable Specialties Inc., of Waxahachie install new wiring, street lights and poles at the intersection of W. Ennis Ave., and N. Clay on Tuesday morning. Read the full story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Want to prevent gridlock? Get off the sidelines.

It’s easy to sit at home and complain about civic affairs. With the advent of Facebook and other forms of social media, the spectrum has shifted from private bashing, to a more public venue, but with the same end result – no cause of action from the individual with the grievance. Last week, the city […]

City tax rate set to increase

The city commission established a new maximum tax rate for the 2017-2018 fiscal year at Tuesday’s meeting, although the actual tax rate is not likely to be approved until next month. The commission adopted to set the price ceiling at $0.736 per $100 valuation, with the finalized value not to exceed the rollback rate value […]

Blooming Grove hires Ennis ISD officer Taylor

For the second time this year, a member of the Ennis Independent School District police department has departed for a head position at a nearby public school system. Kevin L. Taylor, 47, resigned from the EISD to become the new police chief at Blooming Grove ISD. His position will provide coverage at three campuses with […]

City releases timeline for projects

The City of Ennis released a five-year plan for 10 upcoming projects this week, all of which are slated to be completed by 2022, and which will carry a total price tag of $144,300,000 collectively. “This is a great snapshot of all the amazing projects happening in our city over the next five years,” said […]

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!

Farmers Market preparing for final months

Entering their final three months of the 2017 season, Ennis Farmers Market appears to be saving their best for last. Five special events are on tap, starting with the grand opening of the new Minnie McDowal Park on Sat., Sept. 16. The long-awaited finish of the downtown park will include live music, though the name […]

GAKAC to serve nearly 25% of students

Nearly a quarter of EISD’s 6,000 students will benefit from the ninth annual Give A Kid A Chance event that is set to take place from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Ennis High School on Aug. 12. Just about that many, 1,200, will volunteer to serve the needs of those who enter the front […]

Local private school grand re-opening Aug. 3

New Way Leadership Academy, which was founded in 2013, is nearing the start of their fourth school year. They will host a grand re-opening on Thursday, Aug. 3. Sponsored by the Ennis Chamber of Commerce, it will take place at 10 a.m. at the school’s new location, 104 NE Main St., just east of the […]

City rebuffs country club re-zone

During last Tuesday’s Ennis City Commission meeting, members denied two rezoning requests by a landowner in Country Club Estates. Both requests were brought before the Planning & Zoning Commission a month ago (June 27): one of them seeking approval for the construction of four town homes on 1.786 acres for senior adults, the other asking […]

Former court clerk to plea in November

According to an agreed continuance of her theft trial, Anna Marie Rosales, a former Ennis municipal court clerk accused of stealing more than $100,000 in paid cash fines, will plea on Nov. 20 at 9 a.m. The decision for a continuation is the fourth of its kind in the case.  She was originally supposed to […]

Steak & Shake to open next to Exxon

Exxon and Tiger Mart, located at 2200 W. Lake Bardwell Dr., along with a vacant connecting restaurant, have been purchased and are set for a complete interior remodel near U.S. 287. Replacing what was once a Denny’s restaurant will be a new Steak & Shake. It will feature sit-down, front-window and drive-through service. The style […]

Library rewards young readers

The Ennis Public Library held their summer reading program awards ceremony Thursday evening. The ceremony awarded kids in grades kindergarten through sixth that completed the summer reading program. Mayor Angie Juenemann assisted in the ceremony by giving a brief speech and handing each participant their award. “It’s such an honor to be here celebrating the […]

City adjusts to self-insured insurance plan

As national health care evolves, Ennis is seeing it’s own change in health care with city employees. “We went to a self-insured model last year,” City Manager Scott Dixon said, “It has been a learning curve, but we are acclimating pretty well.” According to Dixon, the city has committed to a five-year plan, but he […]

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 […]

West Nile found in Ennis

The city’s health department learned this week of two mosquito sample pools that tested positive for the West Nile Virus, according to Department of Health Services Director Chauncy Williams. According to a statement from the city, officials learned of the positive test on Tuesday from the Texas Department of Health Services. One of the West […]

Doctor in alleged fraud ring won’t see trial until 2018

Local doctor Kevin Williams, who was allegedly involved in a large-scale prescription medication scam, has had his trial reset to July 9, 2018, after a U.S. District judge filed the order in May.  Both the prosecution and the defendants requested the motion due to a large number of evidence. According to the court order, the […]

EISD approves sale of building

Sale of a piece of property next to the EISD downtown central offices was approved at the Tuesday board of regents meeting. Following a unanimous 7-0 vote, Superintendent John Chapman announced the sale of the building and property at 107 Sherman St. to Central City Partners. The purchase price was listed at $181,500. Read the […]

One year later local chief talks about the effects of the Dallas PD shooting

Emotions ran high for local officers upon hearing the news that shots had been fired at Dallas police officers a year ago Friday. Flashing across the screen at first were mixed reports. Police took one rifle-wielding Black Lives Matter protestor into custody, thinking he may have been the perpetrator. At first, there was no count […]

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