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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U.S. Congressman Ron Wright: Stopping China’s Travel Espionage

Washington Times op-ed: U.S. Representative Ron Wright:  Stopping China’s travel espionage in its tracks. June 25, 2020 WASHINGTON D.C.   Although many Americans continue to see Russia as the United States’ greatest foreign policy challenge, I believe the Communist Party of China (CCP) poses a far greater threat to our national security in the long run.  Over the last decade, the Chinese government has ramped up its espionage efforts, predatory economic practices, and strategic technology development in an attempt to directly challenge America’s status as a global superpower. The United States has sounded the alarm on China’s Belt and Road Initiative […]

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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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Deputy, Constable Precinct 2 Elect Charles Paul Passes Away

April 17, 2020 The Navarro County Sheriff’s Office reported Thursday April 16 that longtime deputy and Constable Precinct 2 elect Charles Paul has passed away. “We ask that you please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers as they deal with this time of grief, especially during these trying times and difficult circumstances,” said Sheriff Elmer Tanner. “Charles was a huge part of our family here at the NCSO.  He had over 21 years of dedicated service in our agency.  To say we are in shock over our friend , Deputy Paul’s death, would be an understatement.  Our hearts […]

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U.S. Senator John Cornyn votes FOR Coronavirus Response Bill

March 20, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) spoke on the Senate floor today March 20 in advance of voting for the passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. “I think of people like Joe Kenney, who opened Cobblehead’s Bar and Grill in Brownsville, Texas . . . Joe says, ‘shutting down two, three, four weeks, you can leave 25 years on the table with what we put into this place.’  Joe, to his credit, is especially worried about his more than 30 employees and what will happen to them.  This is a familiar story for […]

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U.S. Congressman Ron Wright Votes “Yes” on Coronavirus Response Act

March 17, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last night, Congressman Ron Wright (TX-06) voted YES on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201).  He made the following statement: “Last night I voted YES on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201). As COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus, continues to sweep through our nation, my main priority is to ensure that the people of the 6th District have the resources they need to keep their families safe.  Although this legislation is not perfect; it will provide critical assistance in the days and weeks ahead as we fight the COVID-19 threat. […]

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott headlines 2020 Reagan Day Dinner

By Mark Archibald — Corsicana Daily Sun March 10, 2020 Governor Greg Abbott rallied Navarro County Republicans Friday March 6 at this year’s Reagan Day Dinner.  The annual fundraiser was a culmination of a successful week for the Party which saw 79% of local ballots cast for Republicans in the March 3 Primary Election. “That trend will continue,” said Eric R. Meyers,  Navarro County Republican Chairman, “but only if Republicans continue to build the base by educating and energizing voters.” Governor Abbott echoed that message during his address at the IOOF Event Center in Corsicana, which hosted the dinner’s record […]

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U.S. Congressman Wright Presents Certificate to Navarro College Cheerleaders

By Guy Chapman — Corsicana Daily Sun February 27, 2020 U.S. Representative Ron Wright (R-CD6) visited the Corsicana Navarro College campus Tuesday February  25 to present Coach Monica Aldama and her cheerleading team with a Certificate Of Recognition for their achievement in the Netflix documentary “Cheer” which premiered in January.  The six-part series was an unprecedented hit, attracting viewers not only within the cheerleading community, but worldwide.

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