Corsicana AirSho Republican Booth 2019

Saturday, September 7, 2019 The annual “Best Little AirSho in Texas” has been hosted by the Coyote Squadron since 1999, featuring restored vintage airplanes from the World War II era. The Coyote Squadron, a unit of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), operates from C. David Campbell field (Corsicana Municipal Airport), which itself began as a pilot training center during World War II.   Each year, dozens of vintage military aircraft, which are privately owned or operated by other units of the CAF, are flown into Corsican’s airport.  Take a step back into history and enjoy a close-up look of the vintage […]

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Brent Thompson Bronze Statue Unveiled

By Megan Hempel and Guy Chapman — Corsicana Daily Sun July 30, 2019 Officers from Dallas and DART joined local law enforcement agencies as the Corsicana Parks and Recreation Department and friends and family of the late Brent Thompson, unveiled a bronze statue in his honor Saturday July 27 on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Beaton Street. Corsicana native Officer Brent Thompson of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police Department was killed in the line of duty July 7, 2016 during a shootout with a man who had just killed three Dallas police officers and wounded three others with […]

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State Representative Cody Harris hosts Town Hall Meeting

By Mark Archibald — Corsicana Daily Sun July 26, 2019 State Representative Cody Harris (R-Palestine) stressed local control and the need for open dialogue Tuesday July 23 during a town hall with Navarro County constituents held at the Corsicana & Navarro County Area Chamber Of Commerce. Harris talked in detail about property tax reduction and education funding reform legislation, which were priorities during the eighty-sixth Legislative session.  By passing Senate Bill 3, the state increased its share of funding for public education into the 40% range and set aside $2 billion to fund pay raises. “Every school district in House […]

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God and Man on the Moon

July 20, 1969 The effort to place Americans on the lunar surface began in 1961 during the Cold War when President John F. Kennedy urged the American people to join him in helping make it to the moon before the Soviets, thus beginning what would be the “Space Race.” While President Kennedy set in motion the Space Program, it was under President Richard Nixon that the United States actually put a man on the moon.  As the mission began, President Nixon called the nation to prayer: “Apollo 11 is on its way to the moon.  It carries three brave astronauts; […]

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Birdwell Speaks to Navarro County Republicans

By Mark Archibald — Corsicana Daily Sun July 16, 2019 Texas State Senator Brian Birdwell wrapped up the Texas Legislature’s eighty-sixth session before taking questions from the audience during the Navarro County Republicans’ quarterly meeting July 9. Birdwell credited legislators for reducing the roll back tax rate for the first ti,me since 1981.  Reducing the roll back tax rate, now called the ‘voter approval tax rate’, means property owners will see relief on their tax bill.  In a chart provided, Birdwell showed the savings from a median home priced at $187,392 would be $735 to $1,066.  These changes will take […]

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Declaration Of Independence Signing

Happy July 4th

America’s Birthday On July 4, 1776, a group of Americans approved a document declaring the United States of America free from English rule.  This document was the Declaration of Independence, and we celebrate today this courageous action. The Declaration of Independence is the nation’s birth certificate.  Thomas Jefferson, the primary author of the Declaration, outlined its purpose: “When forced, therefore, to resort to arms for redress, an appeal to the tribunal of the world was deemed proper for our justification.  This was the object of the Declaration of Independence.  Not to find out new principles, or new arguments, never before […]

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Campaign School Comes to Navarro County

By Mark Archibald — Corsicana Daily Sun June 18, 2019 More than a dozen Navarro County residents, elected officials, and candidates attended the Leadership Institute political training Friday June 14 in Corsicana. The Leadership Institute is a non-partisan organization founded in 1979, which focuses on providing political training to conservative activists, students, candidates, and campaign staff — reaching over 210,000 people since the group’s inception. County Judge H.M. Davenport said he had attended political trainings before, but wanted a refresher course.  “A lot has changed since the last one of these that I attended,” Davenport said. Topics covered during the […]

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Happy Juneteenth!

June 19, 1865 Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.  It was June 19, 1865 that the Union soldiers, led by General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.  Note this was two and a half years after President Lincoln ‘s Emancipation Proclamation — which had become official January 1, 1863.  The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order.  However, with the surrender of […]

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Flag Day: The Real Story Behind “Old Glory”

June 14, 1777 Flag Day commemorates June 14, 1777, when the Continental Congress passed a resolution “that the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”  Since that time, generations of Americans have celebrated the flag as a symbol of our God-given freedoms and God-blessed nation.  In every American military campaign, “Old Glory” has been a symbol of our unique American freedoms and ideals. Interesting, “Old Glory” was the name that American merchant sea Captain William Driver placed on the […]

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Remembering D-Day Invasion and Its Significance

June 6, 1944 During World War II, the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control.  Code-named “Operation Overlord”, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British, and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch on the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region.  The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning.  Prior to D-Day, the Allies conducted a large-scale deception campaign designed to mislead the […]

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