Thanksgiving Day

1621 Today, Americans gather with family and friends to celebrate a uniquely American holiday — Thanksgiving!  While there are records of days or moments of Thanksgiving in America held as far back as 1541, our modern observance is based on that held by the Pilgrims in 1621. We are blessed that historical accounts of this Pilgrim Thanksgiving celebration have been preserved for us.  For example, historian Benson Lossing recounted:  “[T]he Pilgrims at Plymouth rejoiced in an abundance of food in the autumn of 1621, the first year of their settlement.  Thereby, their hearts were filled with gratitude, and after the […]

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Honor America’s Veterans

Veteran’s Day November 11 The Korean War Memorial in Washington D.C. reminds us:  “Freedom is not free!”  Americans have long understood this, and across the generations, millions of men and women — serving as soldiers, sailors, and airmen — have chose to serve their fellow citizens by entering the U.S. military.  They have been willing to give their time, talents, and even their lives to protect America and her cherished freedoms.  To honor these courageous patriots, November 11, is set aside as Veteran’s Day. World War I, then normally referred to simply as The Great War (no one could imagine […]

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President Donald Trump accepts nomination at Republican National Convention

August 27, 2020 Friends, delegates, and distinguished guests:  I stand here before you tonight honored by your support; proud of the extraordinary progress we have made together over the last four years; and and brimming with confidence in the bright future we will build for America over the NEXT four years! As we begin this evening, our thoughts are with the wonderful people who have just come through the wrath of Hurricane Laura.  We are working closely with state and local officials in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi, sparing no effort to save lives.  While the hurricane was fierce, one […]

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Vice President Mike Pence accepts nomination at Republican National Convention

August 26, 2020 Good evening, America. It is an honor to speak to you tonight from the hallowed grounds of Fort McHenry.  The site of the very battle that inspired the words of our national anthem.  Those words have inspired this Land of Heroes ever since. It was on this site 206 years ago when our young Republic heroically withstood a ferocious naval bombardment from the most powerful empire on earth.  They came to crush our revolution, to divide our nation, and to end the American experiment. The heroes who held this fort took their stand for Life, liberty, freedom, […]

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Raychaun Ballard Nominated as Constable Precinct 2

August 21, 2020 The Republican Precinct 2 Committee met this afternoon August 21 and nominated Raychaun Ballard as their candidate for Constable Precinct 2 on the November 3 General Election ballot, following the death of Constable-elect Charles Paul. Congratulations Raychaun, and thank you for many years of service at the Navarro County Sheriff’s Office and your service to the citizens of Navarro County.

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U.S. Congressman Ron Wright: A Way Forward

Fort Worth Star-Telegram op-ed U.S. Representative Ron Wright:  House GOP has a plan for economy to come back even stronger after COVID-19 recession. August 19, 2020 WASHINGTON D.C.   Since the beginning of 2020, our nation has been confronted again with incredible, new obstacles associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Our record-breaking economy disappeared overnight, forcing many small businesses to shutter and millions of Americans out of work.  Between social distancing guidelines and face-mask mandates, our lives today bear little resemblance to the lives we led mere months ago. And yet, as insurmountable as our current challenges seem, the history of American […]

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RPT Chairman West: Kamala Harris and Identity Politics

August 11, 2020 Here is what the mainstream media won’t tell you about Joe Biden’s selection of Kamala Harris as his running mate: Kamala Harris wasn’t chosen because she is qualified. She was chosen purely because she is a Black female who checked off all the boxes on the progressive socialist checklist. The radical left demanded that Joe Biden choose a Black female for his VP running mate.  For them it’s about identity politics, not character.  The soft bigotry of low expectations emanating from the progressive socialist left is nauseating.  The white leftist mentality, that Blacks can be manipulated with […]

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President Donald Trump remarks at 2020 Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration

July 3, 2020 KEYSTONE, South Dakota — Well, thank you very much.  And Governor Noem, Secretary Bernhardt — very much appreciate it — members of Congress, distinguished guests, and a very special hello to South Dakota. As we begin this Fourth of July weekend, the First Lady and I wish each and every one of you a very, very Happy Independence Day.  Thank you. Let us show our appreciation to the South Dakota Army and Air National Guard, and the U.S. Air Force for inspiring us with that magnificent display of American air power — and of course, our gratitude, […]

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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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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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