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Chamber extends honors

Ennis is the shining star of north central Texas, Texas Senator Kip Averitt told Ennis Chamber of Commerce members at the organization’s annual award luncheon Monday.
“I am pleased to be here in this community where everything seems to be going your way,” Averitt said.

He said the new businesses entering the chamber this quarter were a sign that Ennis has not been hit as hard as other areas by the recession. One of the reasons for this is the amount of involvement in the community. Many people in Ennis participate in organizations such as the chamber, and it has helped keep the community strong, he said.

Averitt also spoke about what the Legislature is doing in Austin. He said one of the things the Texas Legislature does better than any other state is plan for water use. In 40 years, there will be twice as many people living in Texas than there are now, and Ellis County is one of the fastest growing counties, he said. To plan for this population influx, representatives from 16 regions lay out plans for water use for the next 50 years. At the state level, all the plans are placed together and evaluated to make sure they aren’t in conflict. The finished result is a document that details how water will be used and distributed to individuals, business and agriculture for the entire state for the next 50 years, he said.


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