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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 […]

Ride for fallen police to pass through Ennis

With Friday marking the one-year anniversary of the Dallas shooting that left five officers dead and nine wounded, a regional organization has planned a bicycle ride, which will pass through Ennis, to commemorate the fallen officers. This is the first year the ride will take place in Texas, according to Javier Clemente, a Texas Brotherhood […]

City plans for better handicapped access as new buildings ascend in downtown Ennis

As Ennis welcomes new buildings and construction to downtown over the next 12 months, it will be with the handicapped in mind, according to Mayor Angie Juenemann. To this point, many of the city’s buildings in downtown have been less than accommodating for people with physical handicaps. Many of the buildings haven’t been updated or […]

Small businesses making big impact in Ellis County

According to a recent study of business life in Ellis County by ZoomProspector.com, nearly 60 percent of area jobs are considered white collar in nature.  Totaling 48,700 employees at 4,851 companies, 59 percent of those working are considered salaried professionals, compared to 40 percent blue collar, or those working at jobs that requires manual labor. […]

Festivals growing interest in Ennis

For the second consecutive year, the Texas Motorplex hosted the Ennis Freedom Fest in recognition of the Fourth of July, and what an event it was. Some citizenry compared the event to the fireworks show at Disney World, while others commented that the spectacular display made them swell with pride to be an American and […]

Starry bikes, starry night

Thousands of area residents participated in Saturday’s Freedom Fest events in Ennis, starting with the Red, White and Bike parade and ending with a fireworks show at the Texas Motorplex. Morning showers may have dampened things, but the annual trek of decorated bicycles downtown went on without a hitch. Find this story and more in […]

EPD in full force for the Fourth

The Ennis Police Department is encouraging everyone to stay safe this Fourth of July holiday, and obey all city laws. An increase in law enforcement will be patrolling the streets over the holiday to ensure safety of all community members. Find this story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, […]

Pedal fourth this weekend`

The city of Ennis will host its fourth annual Freedom Fest this Saturday. The weekend events will kick off at 9:30 a.m. at 302 N. Dallas St. Find this story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today! https://www.ennisdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/12-Month-CD-Flyer-9.1.17.jpg

Re-zoning denied for 63 acres of Old Country Club

The Planning and Zoning Commission denied a re-zoning proposal Tuesday that would have seen 63 acres of Sleepy Hollow Estates property turned into land for agricultural use. Find this story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today! https://www.ennisdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/12-Month-CD-Flyer-9.1.17.jpg

Art Wall installed at downtown park

Construction workers install a large sculpted slab into place at Minnie McDowal Park in Ennis Thursday. An unveiling will take place next week. Find this story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today! https://www.ennisdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/12-Month-CD-Flyer-9.1.17.jpg

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