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Seeing the vision clearly now

If hindsight is 20-20, then it is no wonder that foresight is less than perfect. So when things seen in advance do, in fact, come to pass, recognition and credit are surely appropriate. Leadership in this City saw fit to purchase property in downtown, then raze it. What was once a bustling grocery store in the heart of Ennis, the old Safeway at 302 N. Dallas Street, was bought by the Economic Development Corporation in 2015. Who knew how strategic that decision was at the time? The Ennis Daily News story about the purpose of the acquisition of the 1.7 acre property by the EDC said it “will become an asphalt surface for additional parking.” That is, after it was razed, flattened and bulldozed to the ground. It was just a year ago, the end of May, when that plot, sold by David and Mildred Alcala for $566,500, was demolished. Of course, like most visionary decisions made by leader, it was questioned. Motives were in the crosshairs of some. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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