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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Texas Strong

August 25, 2018 One year ago today, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas. Landing as a category 4 hurricane, Harvey dropped a staggering 27 trillion gallons of rain on Texas and caused an estimated $125 billion in damage.  But in the Texas spirit, Texans immediately got to work helping one another. We recognize all of those who were affected by the destructive storm and the countless men and women who courageously lent a helping hand to their fellow Texans.  Through these incredible efforts and the steadfast leadership of Governor Greg Abbott and many other state & local officials, the Texas […]

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Journey to Hurricane Harvey Recovery

August 25, 2018 Today we remember those affected by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. One year ago, this unprecedented natural disaster brought wit it harrowing stories and images of turbulent wind, rain, and rising floodwaters.  But despite facing these innumerable challenges, Texans were resilient.  We saw incredible stories of Texans helping Texans, aiding their friends, neighbors, and even complete strangers. That’s just what Texans do.  We know there’s no earthly force more powerful than Texans responding to adversity.  These events could have ripped us apart.  Instead, they brought us together.  In times of tragedy, Texans unite. I am continually inspired […]

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O’Rourke Takes a Knee and Rejects American Values

By Sam Pohl — Republican Party of Texas Communications Coordinator August 22, 2018   AUSTIN — Candidate for U.S. Senate, Francis “Beto” O’Rourke stated that he believes that there is  “. . . nothing more American . . .” than kneeling during the National Anthem.  Republican Party of Texas Chairman James Dickey commented: “Robert ‘Beto’ O’Rourke’s perception of what is ‘American’ is utterly flawed.  Comments like this are a slap in the face to every man and woman who has ever served our nation and put their lives on the line to defend American values.  This further demonstrates his failure […]

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Francis “Beto” O’Rourke Keeps Company With Criminals in TV Ad

By Sam Pohl — Republican Party of Texas Communications Coordinator August 16, 2018   AUSTIN — In his new TV ad, Francis “Beto” O’Rourke spent expensive media time proudly highlighting a campaign stop with convicted Democrat Ron Reynolds HD27 (D-Missouri City).  Reynolds’ image is the most dominant in that shot. “You can tell a lot about a candidate by the company he keeps.  Francis “Beto” O’Rourke has decided not just to be in the company of criminals, but to highlight that in this latest campaign commercial.  Sadly, it’s just another day on the trail for Texas Democrats,” said RPT Chairman […]

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U.S. GDP Hits 4.1% in Q2 of 2018

By Sam Pohl — Republican Party of Texas Communications Coordinator July 27, 2018   AUSTIN — This morning, the U.S. Commerce Department revealed a 4.1% expansion of the U.S. economy for the second quarter of 2018.  This is the highest level of growth in almost four years.  RPT Chairman James Dickey had this to say: “America, and Texas, are back in business.  We are seeing staggering growth and job creation everywhere.  Our nation, just like the Lone Star State, is benefiting from Republican leadership who advocate for free market principles which translate into economic success,” said Dickey.  “This strong growth […]

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Poll Shows Cruz Leading O’Rourke by just 2 Percentage Points

Texas Republicans say poll shows Ted Cruz leading Beto O’Rourke by just 2 percentage points By W. Gardner Selby on Friday, July 20th, 2018 at 12:40 p.m. This image, tweeted by a Democratic activist, shows a California-based firm’s polling of the Texas U.S. Senate race pitting Sen. Ted Cruz against Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke (Tweet by Markos Moulitsas, July 9, 2018). A recent Republican pitch opened: “The Democrats are unhinged.” We can’t fact-check that opinion. But the July 2018 email blast soliciting donations to the Republican Party of Texas also quoted the party’s Stephen Wong saying that a new poll shows the Democratic U.S. Senate […]

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Rep. O’Rourke’s Reckless Call to Impeach President Trump

July 17, 2018 HOUSTON — U.S. Representative District 16 Robert “Beto” O’Rourke (D-Texas) continued today his reckless and radical U.S. Senate campaign based on impeaching President Donald Trump.  He is the only candidate to the U.S. Senate to call for impeachment. The most recent incident was at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.   In his response to a question by the Dallas Morning News, O’Rourke said:  “. . . if I were asked to vote on this, I would vote to impeach the president.”  O’Rourke explained that, “Impeachment, much like an indictment, shows that there is enough there for […]

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Governor Greg Abbott — Why Texas is Top Business State in America

By Greg Abbott — Texas Governor The Texas economy has an annual GDP of $1.7 billion, making it the 10th largest economy in the world. New business formation is at a five-year high in Texas. Texas is leading the nation in private-sector job creation. The Texas economy is the fastest-growing in the nation.  More Texans are working than ever before as the Lone Star State leads in private-sector job creation — over the month, over the year, and over the past 10 years.  And jobs in Texas are now on pace for the strongest growth in four years. This is […]

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Navarro County Republicans Elects 2018 Officers — Talks Unity

By Mark Archibald – Corsicana Daily Sun Local Republicans held an organizational meeting at Navarro County Republican Headquarters in Corsicana Saturday June 30. All regular reports were accepted and new 2018 bylaws consistent with the Republican Party of Texas were adopted in the business portion of the meeting. Eric R. Meyers was formally sworn-in as the Chairman of the Navarro County Republican Party by Tom Gray, Chief Justice of the Tenth Court of Appeals. Meyers was elected Chairman, winning nearly 70 percent of the vote over incumbent Chris Baldwin in the 2018 Republican Primary election.         Meyers […]

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