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Local artist promoting scavenger hunt

A local artist is promoting a scavenger hunt downtown to help instill an appreciation for the arts in kids and adults alike. Ben Vyers, who operates Monster Splash Art, from his studio on S.W. Main Street, has created chalk art in various spots downtown. He is inviting young, thriving artists to recreate his drawings for […]

Mitchell family has racing in its genes

Henry Ford once said that auto racing began five minutes after the second car was built. The Gary Mitchell family had their innate drive hard-wired from birth. Gary, 55, owner of Mitchell Automotive, located at 105 Centennial, east of I-45 off of Hwy. 34, has been racing since since he was 16. He won his […]

Fans flock to downtown for Fan Fest

Crowds of people enjoyed, music, cars, food and friendship during the annual PreStage Fan Fest in downtown Ennis on Thursday night. Pictured below, from top to bottom, left to right: The Studebakers performed at Minnie McDowal Park. Brendan Keener holds Jack Keener, 20 months old, up to get a close look at a Pennzoil dragster. […]

Lions Club helps 47 Ennis ISD students

The Lions Club of Ennis helped equip 47 students with vision correcting lenses Wednesday afternoon at Tabernacle Baptist Church. The local Lions Club has their own vision screening van, which, with the help of an eye doctor, is equipped to screen, test, and fit students for glasses. The Ennis Lions Club has been doing the […]

National Night Out

Ennis police officers talk to residents and members of the community at Ennis Church of Christ on Tuesday night during National Night Out. Read the full 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

Kids Club at Ennis Public Library

The Friends of the Ennis Public Library are sponsoring a free after school program every Tuesday, except Halloween, from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the library. Children grades K through 6th will enjoy hands-on STEM activities, crafts and projects that will sparkle the imagination and encourage exploration. Read the full story and more in […]

Hay there! Autumn Daze will be here soon!

Ben Vyers adds finishing touches on a round bale of hay in preparation for the October 21 Autumn Daze Hay Maze, which, when complete, will welcome visitors on the corner of N.W. Main and Baylor Street in downtown Ennis. The maze will be fun for all ages as well as a creative photo-op. Read the […]

Pink Power to take over downtown Oct. 14

The power of pink is about to take over downtown Ennis on Oct. 14. The 6th Annual Ennis Pink Power Walk & Fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. “The first year we started with sixty four walkers and last year we had over seven hundred,” said organizer LaKisha Wells. “This year we […]

Commissioners Court lifts Burn Ban 10/10/17

On Tuesday, 10/10/2017, The Commissioners Court voted to rescind the current burn ban in Ellis County. https://www.ennisdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/12-Month-CD-Flyer-9.1.17.jpg

Teens Special Effects Class at Ennis Public Library

The Ennis Public Library, located at 501 W. Ennis Ave., will host a Teen Special Effects Class, just in time for Halloween. The class will be held on Thursday, October 12 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call 972-874-5360 to sign up. https://www.ennisdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/12-Month-CD-Flyer-9.1.17.jpg

Monster Splash Art paints the town

Artists Ben Vyers and Jeff Moss paint a Halloween themed mural outside Sisters of Style Salon on S.W. Main Street. Vyers will be holding a contest all month long once he finished painting several downtown business storefronts last week. Read the full story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, […]

Pastor led church and community through trying times

In January of 1977 young Minister Jeptha “Jeff” McNealy had many choices of churches to pastor in Dallas. But instead he followed God’s Spirit to the small community of Ennis, Texas and became the Pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church. After 40 years of leadership, McNealy died shortly before Sunday’s service at the very […]

School helps hurricane victims with online classes

Hurricane Harvey caused 82 people to lose their life while wreaking havoc in Houston last month. Not only did its destruction cause between $150 and $180 billion in damage, it seriously damaged 53 Houston schools and forced 22 to be closed for months. Many in the Ennis area were actively involved in humanitarian and rescue […]

El Viejon opens in Ennis

El Viejon Taco Shop opened for business on Friday, October 6th in Ennis. Located at 107 E. Brown Street, El Viejon is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. https://www.ennisdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/12-Month-CD-Flyer-9.1.17.jpg

Cancer benefit surpasses $1 million

Collaborating to honor their late brother, E.K. Boon, who succumbed to cancer, his siblings also raised awareness and raised nearly $80,000 towards cancer research; and over $1 million in the 19 years since they started. “This was the 19th time we have held our weekend golf tournament,” said Marilyn Lindsteadt, of Ennis. “Our family has […]

Ennis Chamber announces winners at annual luncheon

Les Harris was presented with the Volunteer of the Year Award at last week’s annual Ennis Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet. Read the full 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

Fatality Wreck on IH-45

Ennis fire and police and Texas DPS responded to a fatality wreck Friday afternoon on IH-45 near the Kaufman Street overpass that involved a cement truck. Police said the wreck, which occurred in the northbound lane of 1H-45, caused delays and a traffic backup that stretched for a mile. The crash caused the cement truck […]

Learning to prep for disaster

An air evacuation worker lets children sit inside a helicopter which landed in downtown Ennis Saturday as part of the Ellis County Emergency Preparedness Fair. Read the full 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

Helping Hands’ 25th annual Taste of Ennis

Lexi Whiting, 8 and Hagan Whiting, 7, serve up some chili at Thursday night’s Taste of Ennis at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Read the full 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

Tubbs named GM/Editor of The Ennis News

Effective immediately, Ennis News’ news editor Justin Tubbs has been promoted to the role of General Manager and Editor for the newspaper and associated publications. Former GM Dylan Brossette resigned recently for personal reasons. Tubbs has been with the newspaper since September 2014, starting as a staff writer, working his way to news editor and […]

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