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City: Dialogue open, welcome on airport

City officials said they are willing and welcoming all feedback regarding its plan for a replacement airport. City Manager Scott Dixon said in an email that while selection is critical it is also a very methodical process. “Our team of expert airport planners and engineers is under contract to recommend to us sites which meet […]

Ennis man arrested after short chase ends in wreck

Ennis police arrested a man Thursday after he led an officer on a short chase. Police said they arrested Timothy Dobbs, 47, of Ennis on two counts of theft of property and evading arrest or detention with a vehicle after an officer attempted to pull him over on Creechville Road. He was being held at […]

City Commission exploring new water meter technology

Pat Youngblood, owner of Pat’s Pet Parlor, was a little surprised to learn some $1,500 had been auto drafted from her bank account by the city’s utilities department after a recent water bill payment. The water consumption is still a mystery and the city has investigated why Youngblood was charged such a high amount, even […]

City considering rental property fee, owners register

In an effort to curb complaints, the city is considering having rental property owners register with the city and apply a yearly fee to keep the properties up to snuff and landlords accountable. The yearly fee would be $25 per unit or dwelling. “For the city this not a money making move,” said City Manager […]

City Commission exploring new water meter technology

Pat Youngblood, owner of Pat’s Pet Parlor, was a little surprised to learn some $1,500 had been auto drafted from her bank account by the city’s utilities department after a recent water bill payment. The water consumption is still a mystery and the city has investigated why Youngblood was charged such a high amount, even […]

City Offices Closed & No Refuse Collection

The offices of the City of Ennis will be closed for the Thanksgiving Day Holidays on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, and Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. Garbage collection service will not be provided on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, and Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. Read the full story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis […]

City approves ongoing work for Fire Station 3

The Ennis City Commission approved three agenda items furthering work on the proposed Fire Station 3 on Tuesday night. The commission approved an ordinance authorizing the execution of a contract between the city and Circle H Contractors LP for utility extension to the station in the amount of $166,435.00 and also approved a contract with […]

Progress continues on new Family Dollar

Workers install a brick facade around the new Family Dollar on Tuesday morning on N. Kaufman Street. The store is slated to open in January. Read the full story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

City Offices to Close No Refuse Collection

The offices of the City of Ennis will be closed for Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Garbage collection routes will not be run on Friday. The regular garbage collection schedule will resume and City offices will reopen on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. Read the full story and more in your Weekend edition of […]

Impact Ennis collecting unused drugs

IMPACT Ennis, a program of Drug Prevention Resources, is hosting its semi-annual prescription drug “Take Back” event on Saturday, Oct. 28. Police officers will collect unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Ennis ISD Administration Building, 303 Knox Street. Area law enforcement officers participate in the national […]

The Ennis City Commission recognized longtime employee Danny Salik, plaid shirt, at its Oct. 17 meeting

December marks 28 years of service in the city’s water department for Salik. The commission then convened to executive session where they discussed the possibility of acquiring property and further economic development negotiations. In other business the commission: Read the full story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe […]

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 […]

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, […]

Commission approves IOOF Park pavillion

In a narrow 4-3 vote, the Ennis City Commission approved an additional $50,000 for IOOF Park at Fairview for the construction of a pavilion. The city had already approved $125,000 for park improvements, but commissioner Marco Hernandez said additional monies are needed to install a pavillion. “I originally asked for $175,000 for this project but […]

Fighting Alzheimer’s

Walkers take off from the starting line of Saturday’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in downtown Ennis. Read the full story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

City commission set to approve amenities at Jaycee, IOOF parks

The Ennis City Commission is moving ahead with its master parks plan, where it was expected to approve $81,477.94 in equipment and improvements for IOOF at Fairview Park and a grant award from Fitness America for Jaycee Park for the construction of an outdoor fitness facility Tuesday night. Read the full story and more in […]

City receives feedback on rebranding initiative

The Ennis City Commission got a first hand report from staff regarding its branding efforts after a small pool of people were surveyed about what they like and dislike about the city during it’s last scheduled meeting. The results are the ongoing developments of the “Ennis Is Awesome” branding campaign the city implemented. Read the […]

City seeks new airport location

Optimistic discussion about a replacement Ennis airport filled the air during a public meeting on Wednesday at the public library. Mayor pro-tem Matt Walker opened the dialogue, which would include city manager Scott Dixon and representatives from regional airport builders, KSA Engineers. “We are excited about the possibilities we’re entertaining,” he said, “and we will […]

Ennis, Waxahachie firefighters kick off pink t-shirt campaign

Firefighters are gearing up to assist in the fight against cancer with the Ennis Fire Department’s annual pink t-shirt campaign. Sales started on Friday. “We have ben participating for the past six or seven years now,” said Ennis firefighter Blake Butler. “But it really has become a nationwide effort by fire departments all across the […]

City amends smoking ordinance to include vaping

During last week’s Ennis city commission meeting, commissioner’s unanimously approved amending its smoking ordinance to include vaping. City Manager Scott Dixon said the city has fielded several complaints over the summer where residents said that vapor from patrons at city parks has become an issue, particularly from patrons at ball fields. Read the full story […]

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