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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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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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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U.S. Congressman Ron Wright: Navarro College is “Model for Education”

By Mark Archibald — Corsicana Daily Sun September 7, 2019 After hearing from students, faculty, staff, and the administration during a stop at Navarro College Thursday September 5, U.S. Congressman Ron Wright (R-TX) told onlookers that he would go back to Washington D.C., using Navarro College as the model of how to reform the country’s education system. Wright, a Tarrant County Republican, represents Texas’ Sixth District, which includes Navarro County.  The first term Congressman recently announced his re-election bid.  Wright, who serves on the education committee in the House, discussed the rising cost of higher education and student debt, and […]

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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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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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Democrats Removed ‘So Help Me God’ from US House Committee Oaths

By Paul Bois — Daily Wire June 5, 2019 The Democrats have continued their mission to root God out of the public square in the name of secularism by removing “so help me God” from the U.S. House of Representatives oath witnesses must take when testifying before several of the congressional committees, all of which are currently under Democratic control. According to LifeSiteNews, the changes to the oaths have been slowly implemented ever since House Democrats announced the new policy in January, which immediately faced backlash. “In January, a draft of a rules package from the Natural Resource Committee was […]

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