Will Dixon Appointed as Navarro County District Attorney

January 29, 2019 Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Will Dixon as the Navarro County Criminal District Attorney for a term set to expire December 31, 2020, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified. Will Dixon of Corsicana is an assistant district attorney for the Navarro County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, where he is a felony prosecutor and misdemeanor chief.  He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Texas County & District Attorneys Association and a former member of the American Inns of Court.  Additionally, he is a member of the Habitat for Humanity […]

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Bill McNutt: the George H. W. Bush I knew

By Bill McNutt December 4, 2018 All of us are molded by the people we work for, especially when we are young in our careers.  I was blessed to work for George Herbert Walker Bush on three occasions; in the Reagan-Bush White House, on the National Campaign Staff during the 1988 Presidential battle with Michael Dukakis and Texan Loyd Bentsen, and during the Presidential Transition in 1988-89.  A left handed man, who was right politically, was our fellow Texan and a great public servant. The thing I liked best about working with our 41st President and Barbara Bush was the […]

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R. Lowell Thompson to be Honored for Service to Navarro County

By Deanna Kirk — Corsicana Daily Sun November 26, 2018 The first to speak in the public comments portion of a special Navarro County Commissioner’s meeting Monday was Robert Koehl with the Navarro County District Attorney’s office. “We (in the District Attorney’s office) would like to request the Commissioners name the Grand Jury room on the third floor after R. Lowell Thompson,” Koehl said. Navarro County Judge H. M. Davenport Jr. stated he would contact the Texas Historical Commission to see what the procedures would be to name the Grand Jury room in honor of the late Navarro County District […]

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Dan Teed Addresses Voter Concerns in Mid-term Election

By Deanna Kirk — Corsicana Daily Sun November 17, 2018 While early voting in the November 6 mid-term election in Navarro County went smooth as silk, on the actual day of the Election, it was anything but. Daniel Teed, Navarro County Elections Administrator, has had a week to ponder the events of that day, and hopes to offer explanations about what went awry that day.  “I have come to respect a lot of people in this process,” Teed said.  “Though it’s been a difficult year for elections in Navarro County, the Judge and Commissioners, Roger (Francia), ES&S, Danda (Parker), the […]

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Bronze for Brent Project Closer to Completion

By Deanna Kirk — Corsicana Daily Sun November 16, 2018 A project started in July 2017 to memorialize a Corsicana Hometown Hero has reached the end of its fundraising phrase. The Brent Thompson Memorial Bronze committee, headed by Joshua Tackett, Navarro County District Clerk and Sharla Allen, City of Corsicana Parks and Recreation Director, began fundraising efforts immediately. “The first donation to the Officer Brent Thompson bronze project was received in May of 2017, and just 18 short months later, the planned goal of $65,000 is met,” Allen said.  “The Committee is thrilled that this life-sized shadow of Brent, along […]

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Ron Wright Thanks You

Dear Friends, Tuesday night’s victory is a testament to the power of the conservative grassroots in the 6th District and the principles Texans hold dear.  I am honored the people of the 6th District have put their trust in me.  Know this – I will represent each and everyone of you moving forward.  My door will always be open to hear from you.  Even as our party is now in the minority of the House of Representatives, we will fight for fiscal responsibility on the part of our federal government, a strong national defense, the Right to Life for the […]

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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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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 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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