Texas HD 8 Candidates Differ on Immigration

By Michael Maresh — Palestine Herald Press October 20, 2018 A U.S. Army veteran and a farm real estate broker are competing for the House District 8 Texas state representative seat in the November 6 general election. Democrat Wesley Ratcliff, 76, a U.S. Army veteran, operates an East Texas ranch; Republican Cody Harris, 35, works as a real estate broker. Ratcliff, of Freestone County, wants to lower taxes for the county by using funds from the state lottery to support local public schools. Harris, 35, who moved to Palestine at the age of 7, said he wants to make sure […]

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2018 General Election

November 6, 2018 EARLY VOTING IN-PERSON TIMES AND LOCATION Navarro County Annex , 601 North 13th Street, Corsicana Monday October 22 thru Friday October 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday October 27 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday October  28 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday October 29 thru Friday November 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. VOTE CENTER LOCATIONS FOR NOVEMBER 6, 2018: YMCA Rhoades Optimist Room400 Oaklawn Drive, Corsicana Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints3800 Emhouse Road, Corsicana Rice City Hall203 E. Calhoun Street, Rice Chatfield Community Center4808 FM Road 1603, […]

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Kerens Cotton Harvest Festival Republican Booth

Saturday, October 20, 2018 The Kerens Cotton Harvest Festival is the second largest festival in Navarro County. It relives the excitement of those cotton picking days long ago, when the cotton crop was the main source of income, and hard working farmers & their employees came to town on fall Saturdays with money in their pockets.  Now, the red brick main street once again comes alive with some of the old folks, some new folks, some city folks, but all folks looking to have a good time. The Republican Party of Navarro County is sponsoring a booth at the Cotton […]

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Texas Prepares to Cast Final Straight-Ticket Ballots

By John Austin — Corsicana Daily Sun October 9, 2018 The one near-certainty about the November midterm is that, thanks to state lawmakers, it’s the final time Texas voters will cast straight-ticket ballots. Voters here like one-punch voting: a whopping 63 percent of Texas’ 2016 General Election votes were straight-ticket ballots, according to the non-partisan Texas Election Source (TES).  Those five million-plus straight-party votes marked a 13 percent jump from the 2012 record, and in 2018, Texas led the nation in straight-ticket voting, according to the TES. But as for the future, the questions concern who’s helped and who gets […]

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CD6 Candidate Ron Wright Visits Corsicana, Hosted by McNutts

By Mark Archibald — Corsicana Daily Sun September 26, 2018 Ron Wright told supporters he is ready to hit the ground running if he is elected in November to represent the Sixth Congressional District, which includes Tarrant, Ellis, and Navarro Counties.  Wright spoke Monday night September 24, at a meet and greet hosted by Julie and Thomas McNutt in Corsicana. Wright, who won the Republican nomination after a May runoff, reminded everyone to tell their friends and neighbors to get out and vote November 6.  “All of us have to do everything we can to send a conservative to Washington […]

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Republican Party of Navarro County — A Voice For All Republicans

By Eric R. Meyers — Republican Party of Navarro County Chair September 22, 2018 As we approach a crucial election on November 6, I want to take a moment to remind everyone how important each and every vote will be.  We are facing challenges from the left that must be met head on.  With a barrage of attacks through the mainstream media, Republicans have been forced to be on defense for many baseless claims.  From national races to local races, the public has been polarized by numerous claims from the left leading some to question their positions regarding the vote […]

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Democrat Justin Nelson Violated Campaign Laws

By Sam Pohl — Republican Party Of Texas Communications Director September 14. 2018 AUSTIN, TX — Yesterday, the Republican Party of Texas (RPT) announced that Justin Nelson, the Democrat candidate for Texas Attorney General, violated state campaign laws.  Mr. Nelson swore, under penalty of perjury, that he accepted contributions from labor unions in violation of Texas law.  In addition, Mr. Nelson failed to report what goods or services multiple donors provided his campaign, also in violation of Texas law.  Violations of these laws carry potential civil and criminal penalties.  

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U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Urges Voter Turnout

By Mark Archibald — Corsicana Daily Sun August 29, 2018 The question of who will hold majority control in the United States Senate is one of the most closely watched aspects of the November midterm elections.  Voter turnout is the key in deciding who will represent Texas.  Incumbent Senator Republican Ted Cruz and his challenger, El Paso Democrat Beto O’Rourke, both recently had campaign events in Corsicana. Cruz met with a room full of supporters during a campaign stop at the Across The Street Diner Monday August 27.  He touted Republican successes over the last two years in his remarks. […]

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U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Comes To Corsicana

August 27, 2018 By Steve Jessup U.S. Senator Ted Cruz stopped in Corsicana on Monday afternoon August 27 at ‘Across The Street Bistro’ in Corsicana on his campaign between Dallas and Houston.  He quickly reviewed four remarkable conservative legislation accomplishments of the U.S. Senate and President Donald Trump: Tax Cuts Regulatory pulled back Obamacare individual mandate repealed Appointment of U.S. Supreme Court justices. Any one of these accomplishments would be remarkable, demonstrating ‘Anything Is Possible.’ The 2018 Tax Reform Bill, signed December 22, 2017, is the largest tax cut in a generation was passed.  The child tax credit was doubled […]

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Brent Thompson Bronze Closer to Completion

By Deanna Kirk — Corsicana Daily Sun August 25, 2018   The bronze sculpture of Corsicana’s son DART Officer Brent Thompson is progressing, and another push will be made to raise funds for the project at the Aggie Steak Cookoff Saturday at the IOOF Event Center. The Navarro County A&M Club representative Mark Watson reported at the the most recent meeting of the Brent Thompson Memorial Bronze statue committee that they are accepting some sports items from Texas A&M University such as helmets, signed footballs, etc. to be auctioned off at the Aggie Steak dinner.  “The Navarro Community Foundation will […]

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