Wow! What shocking surprises await both the citizens and city of Ennis in the near future. As many of you know Ennis is already known as the Bluebonnet capital of Texas, but other titles are on the way.
There are already several highways around the city, but others are being planned for the south, east and north sides of Ennis.
One major railroad exists and very soon the famous Howerton International Airport will open, but let’s not forget the seaport on the Trinity River. Remember?
During the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, city officials annexed land along Highway 34 to the Trinity River for the Port of Ennis.
When the port opens, it will be a one of a kind as the docks will be lined with limestone; the ship channel will be so big and deep that barges, canal boats, frigates, aircraft carriers, ocean liners, freighters, tankers, sailboats and submarines will be able to dock and unload at the notoriously distinguished Port of Ennis.
These fine assets will cause this town to become the capital of transportation. What an honor!
Many factories have either located or expanded their plants in Ennis. More are being planned for the near future. Some might be sweatshops, steelworks or wireworks, but they will employ people who need to use the 3 R’s (restaurants, retail and recreational facilities) which need to be significantly increased in Ennis.
Perhaps one factory will be able to produce limestone or turn of the century lights so they can quickly be utilized in Ennis. Perhaps one factory will be able to produce limestone or turn of the century lights so they can quickly be utilized in Ennis. This, then, will make Ennis the industrial capital of Ellis County.
Maybe it will rival the industrial markets of the Orient and Europe.
The simple question which comes to mind is where will all these employees and tourists eat, shop and be entertained?
The current availability of these needed businesses is very limited at the current time.
Yet, there continues to be in force a most ridiculous ridged policy regarding the use of limestone rocks and turn of the century lights. These absurd policies need to be changed. Hopefully, someday soon changes in either personnel, policy, practices or procedures will be corrected.
If not, Ennis will become isolated, stagnated and truly become the capital of nothing.
These choices will greatly stimulate the economy!
James R. Brazier