Proposed Texas Rail Line has the look of High Speed Fail

By U.S. Representative Ron Wright January 14, 2020 While Texas Central would have you believe that its high-speed rail project will solve Texas’s transportation woes, there’s far more to the pipe dream they’re peddling than they would have you believe. The proposed project, which is lauded by Texas Central as privately-funded and “the nation’s first high- speed train,” would connect Dallas and Houston with approximately 240 miles of track.  Travelers would allegedly be able to make the journey between these two hubs in under 90 minutes.  Additionally, the project would utilize all-electric Japanese train technology, that promises environmental benefits and […]

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U.S. Congressman Ron Wright Votes ‘No’ on War Powers Resolution

January 11, 2020 WASHINGTON D.C. —  Congressman Ron Wright (R-TX) voted “No” on the War Powers Resolution Thursday January 9. “I voted NO on the Democrats’ unconstitutional War Powers Resolution,” he said. “President Trump used the authority granted to him by Article II of the Constitution of the United States to defend our nation and protect the safety of all Americans.  The non-binding resolution we voted on today has no legal basis and is nothing more than a messaging stunt designed to undermine the President’s ability to put American interests first.  Make no mistake, Qasem Soleimani was a terrorist.  He […]

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Republican Party of Navarro County Discuss Upcoming Primary Election

By Mark Archibald — Corsicana Daily Sun January 10, 2020 Members of the Navarro County Republican Executive Committee heard from candidates in contested races at a regular meeting Tuesday January 7 at the group’s headquarters in Corsicana.  Candidates for Navarro County Sheriff, County Commissioner Precinct 3, Constable Precinct 2, and District Attorney introduced themselves to those in attendance. Sheriff Elmer Tanner received the endorsement of Texas Representative Cody Harris.  “I’m honored to receive Harris’ support,” he said.  “Cody understands and respects the job that we do.” “Sheriff Tanner worked closely with me during the 86th Legislative session, making sure I […]

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Navarro County Republican Women

The next meeting of the Navarro County Republican Women will be: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 11:30am – 1:00pm at the Republican Headquarters, located at 111-B West 3rd Avenue, in downtown Corsicana. Social time and lunch begins at 11:30am, with the meeting and program to begin promptly at noon.   We are pleased to present the candidates for the March 3, 2020, Republican Primary Election. Make your lunch reservations by Saturday, January 25, with Nancy Smith; Call her at (903) 872-4523. or E-mail janbarlow@aol.com, or NCRW Facebook message; Lunch is $7 at the door. Bring a friend to lunch!! The […]

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Navarro County Republican Women General Information

Meeting Dates and Officers Working and winning together for Navarro County, the great state of Texas, and the United States of America. NCRW Meeting Dates for 2020 January 28 March 24 May 26 September 22 October 27 For each meeting, social time and lunch begins at 11:30 AM, followed by the meeting and program at noon. Make lunch reservations by contacting Nancy Smith at 903-872-4523 or janbalow@aol.com. Lunch is $7 at the door. Contact Information: Janice Barlow: 903-345-9271 or janbarlow@aol.com Nancy Smith: 903-872-4523 Officers: Janice Barlow President and Communications Liz Smith Vice President / Program Chair Marla Woolsey PAC Treasurer […]

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U.S. Congressman Ron Wright Reviews 2019, Pessimistic About 2020

By Mark Archibald — Corsicana Daily Sun January 3, 2020 Texas’ Sixth District Congressman, Ron Wright, stopped by the Daily Sun Monday December 30, to wrap up 2019, though he said he is pessimistic about the legislative prospects in 2020. Wright called 2019 “extraordinary.”  After one year in office, Wright said he is ready to defend his record.  “This year began with a partial government shutdown and ended with impeachment,” Wright said.  “A lot of what happened in between, was a political circus.” Wright said there are many positives happening in Congress, though leadership often politicizes the issues to the […]

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Christmas

The Reason For The Season At Christmas, people all over the world pause to remember the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  This celebration has occurred despite difficulties or circumstances facing us throughout history.  Many of America’s presidents have reminded us at Christmastime that Jesus’ birth has continued to impact the world. Ronald Reagan spoke of the joy and peace of Jesus’s birth on December 20, 1983: “It is a very special pleasure for Nancy and me to extend warmest greetings and best wishes to all of you during this most joyous of holiday seasons. This festive occasion is celebrated […]

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Republican Candidates Draw Ballot Positions for 2020 Primary Election

December 21, 2019 The Ballot Draw for candidate placement on the Navarro County Republican Primary Election was conducted Thursday, December 19 at the party’s headquarters. Mike Dowd, Navarro County Tax Assessor / Collector, drew the numbers, while Party Secretary Steven Jessup recorded the ballot placement, and County Chair Eric R. Meyers officially entered the data into the Texas Secretary of State’s website. Local Republican candidates in contested races will appear on the March 3, 2020 primary as stated:   Criminal District Attorney Navarro County: William “Will” Dixon Will Thompson   Navarro County Sheriff: Elmer Tanner David Foreman   County Commissioner […]

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U.S. Congressman Ron Wright Votes ‘No’ on Impeachment of Trump

Corsicana Daily Sun December 20, 2019 “I voted ‘no’ on both Articles of Impeachment. “Today is a dark day for the Republic.  For the first time in history, Democrats impeached a President of the United States without any evidence of a crime being committed.  The Articles of Impeachment we voted on laid out vague allegations of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, the latter of which has traditionally been left to the Supreme Court’s determination. Before the President ever stepped foot in the Oval Office, Democrats vowed to impeach him simply because they dislike him.  However, the Constitution does […]

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Candidates File for 2020 Primary Election

By Megan Hemple — Corsicana Daily Sun December 12, 2019 Filing for candidacy in the March 2020 primary election concluded Monday evening, December 9. Several Republicans have filed for local office, with contested races for the positions of Navarro County Sheriff, District Attorney, County Commissioner Precinct 3, and Constable Precinct 2. Democrat Robert Vick will challenge incumbent Republican Brian Birdwell, State Senator, District 22. Libertarian Melanie Black filed for U.S. Representative, District 6 against incumbent Republican Ron Wright. Libertarian Ed Adams will challenge incumbent Republican Cody Harris for State Representative, District 8. The following Republican candidates have filed for local […]

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