Filling the Vacant District Attorney Seat

By Deanna Kirk — Corsicana Daily Sun November 10, 2018 The untimely and tragic passing of Navarro County’s beloved District Attorney R. Lowell Thompson has left a void in the county government process. Many around town have pondered the question, “Who will take Thompson’s place in the DA’s office?” The process is not one First Assistant District Attorney Will Thompson was familiar with, until now.  Research of Texas Government Code 601.002 indicates that the first assistant immediately becomes the Interim District Attorney. “The next step is that the Governor will appoint someone to fill the vacancy until the next General […]

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Polling Place Problems Being Resolved

Deanna Kirk — Corsicana Daily Sun November 6, 2018 Election Day for midterm 2018 elections has not been problem-free, despite the smooth sailing that was the Early Voting, which had a great turn-out. Voting machines in Dawson and Pursley polling places were malfunctioning in the morning, but Dawson’s machines were back up around noon, and repairs were being made to the Pursley machines. Dan Teed, Navarro County Elections Administrator, said problems have been with the “check-in tablets,” and he plans to have a meeting soon for the public to communicate their concerns. “Right now, we’re a bit swamped, so I […]

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Texas Municipal Police Association Endorses Ted Cruz for Re-Election

October 26, 2018 Houston, TX — U.S. Senator Ted Cruz has earned the endorsement of the Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA), the largest law enforcement association in Texas, representing more than 27,000 local, county, and state law enforcement officers. “Texans need to stand against extremist candidates who would rather score political points with the radical fringes of the political spectrum,” said Mitch Landry, Deputy Executive Director of the Texas Municipal Police Association.  “While O’Rourke has been further dividing citizens, which puts our officers in danger, U.S. Senator Cruz has proven that he understands the job of law enforcement and the […]

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District Attorney R. Lowell Thompson passes away at 48

‘A friend to everyone’ By Deanna Kirk — Corsicana Daily Sun October 25, 2018 Flags at half-staff, the Courthouse and Justice Center were a sea of umbrellas as county employees stood in the rain Wednesday to honor Navarro County District Attorney R. Lowell Thompson as he returned home to Corsicana. Thompson passed at Baylor Hospital in Dallas Wednesday morning October 24 after a brief illness.  His family were all at his side.  He leaves behind his wife, Brandy; two children Kieley and Eli; parents Sam and Paulette Thompson, brother Darrell, and many extended family across the county.  Lowell’s brother Brent […]

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Texas Secretary of State Pablos Refers Pre-Filled Voter Registration Applications to AG Paxton

By Sam Pohl — Republican Party Of Texas Communications Director October 22, 2018 AUSTIN, TX — On Monday, Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos referred a complaint regarding pre-filled voter registration applications sent to Texas residents who are ineligible to vote to the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for investigation.  Chairman James Dickey commented: “Secretary Pablos has done a good job of taking this complaint seriously and ensuring we protect ballot integrity.  If the complaint against the Texas Democratic Party is true, then they are encouraging foreign influence into our election process, and demonstrating that they will stop at nothing […]

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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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Texas Democrat Party Attempts to Register Non-Citizens to Vote

By Sam Pohl — Republican Party Of Texas Communications Director  October 19, 2018 AUSTIN, TX — News broke regarding Public Interest Legal Foundation filing a complaint against the Texas Democratic Party who sent voter registration forms to non-citizens with the citizenship box already checked.  Chairman James Dickey commented: “Our right to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy and, if this is true, them the Democrats are encouraging foreign influence into our election process.  This is deplorable and I fully expect the Texas Democratic Party to answer for these claims.  If they are truly doing this, then they are undermining […]

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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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Beto O’Rourke Wants to Increase Texans’ Gas Taxes

October 9, 2018 HOUSTON, TX — The Ted Cruz for Senate campaign today released billboard ads that are posted in Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas highlighting Beto O’Rourke’s support for increasing gas taxes. In 2016, O’Rourke voted against a resolution that would have opposed President Obama’s proposed $10 per barrel tax on oil.  It also expressed the sense of Congress that in the future, lawmakers should review the potential damages that new taxes would have on industries that have been subject to job, revenue, and production cuts. The resolution stated: Whereas this tax could translate into as much as […]

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