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Re: Ennis new airport

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There is much speculation regarding the closing of the renowned DFW International Airport and the loss of thousands of jobs, plus other business closings.

Some major air lines have reduced flights and are presently making plans to cancel or change other flights in North Texas.

This is due to the closing of DFW and the grand opening of the famous Howerton International Airport to be located on U.S. Highway 287 enar Reagor Springs and the Texas Motorplex racetrack.

This new airport will truly be a one of a kind and surpass all others. The runway will be paved with limestone which will allow the passengers to get a bumpy landing into Ennis or a bumpy take-off from Ennis.

To guide the many planes into this terminal, the runway will be lined with Victorian lights on both sides.

The control tower will be much taller than other towers plus on top will be two life-sized statues – one of the mayor and one of the city czar.

Both will hold huge Victorial lights in each hand to better see what is happening in the Ennis area and in the air over the county.

Surrounding these bust-like figures will be limestone marionettes representing the city council/commissioners.

It has been advertised that this new airport will stimulate the business economy and will bring the three R’s to Ennis.

These three R’s are retail, restaurants and recreational facilities. Hopefully, this will prove to be true, but one wonders if limestone and Victorian lamps will be a requisite for doing business in Ennis.

Several companies which have wanted to locate in Ennis have been inflected with a ridged requirement of having to place limestone rocks and Victorian lights around their proposed business location or in the building itself. Some city officials believe there is a concatenate link between business and limestone rocks and Victorian lights.

Unfortunately, there has been no reliable research done to support this highly questionable ideal. Numerous business people and most citizens would very much like to see more businesses come to Ennis.

This gives the shoppers a choice and stimulates the commerce and greatly increases the sales tax income.

There is, unfortunately, this precarious ideal that a certain style architecture causes all businesses to grow. The proof is that many businesses close and this causes a declivity in commerce and revenues as in Ennis. Truly, the El Dorado days of Ennis are in the past or else they are so far in the future they cannot be seen.

How many readers go to Waxahachie, Cedar Hill or Dallas to spend money by shopping, eating or being entertained?

Some of the city council say they go to Waxahachie every Sunday to eat because of the lack of choices in Ennis. This is not good and could easily be corrected with more choices!!!

Truly, the time has come for change to be made in City Hall. These can be personnel changes or policy and procedural alternations. But, something desperately needs otb e done so vast improvements can be made for the betterment of the City of Ennis and for its citizens. Many of us are tired of having to go to other towns to shop, eat or see a movie. Local business people are also tired of losing customers and sales to other places!

City leaders start doing a better job and put Ennis first!

James Brazier


Editor response:

James, thanks again for another entertaining letter. Just for the sake of educating readers who are new to our paper, Ennis’ city council is also known as the city commission, so there aren’t any city council members per se, but city commissioners. And, to answer your question about shoppers heading to Cedar Hill and Waxahachie, I can attest that it is precisely due to the fact that Ellis County towns don’t have the choices I want in where to eat or shop that I travel to Cedar Hill.

And not only that, but I see fellow Ellis County residents in Cedar Hill all the time.

I think, personally, there’s too much emphasis on giving corporate welfare to industry. The cities would be better equipped building full-scale open-air malls like the ones we see in Cedar Hill. And, James, if you want a movie, I’d suggest driving up I-45 past Garrett. The drive-in is by far the most economical and affordable venture left in the state.

Joey Dauben

News Editor

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