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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Trump Awards Medal of Valor to Fallen DART Officer Brent Thompson

By Deb Riechmann — Associated Press May 24, 2019 WASHINGTON — Fourteen public safety officers were awarded the Medal of Valor by President Donald Trump on Wednesday May 22, including Corsicana’s Brent Thompson.  Officer Thompson, of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Police Department, was killed July 7, 2016, during a shootout with a man who had just killed three Dallas police officers and wounded three others with an assault rifle. Thompson’s actions created a distraction that allowed others to aid the wounded and gave cover to officers so they could force the attacker inside a building where he was […]

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Margarita Patterson

March 29, 2019 Today, we honored a great Republican Election Judge, Precinct Chair, and volunteer, Margarita Patterson at her graveside service at New Pursley Cemetery, whom passed away Tuesday March 26.  She was born in Argentina on October 21, 1944, but proudly became a United States citizen — speaking only English unless her translation skills were required. Her professional career as an office manager of Dallas Law Firm Oster and Kaufman spanned 25 years.  Upon retiring, she spent time organic gardening and volunteering for the Republican Party of Navarro County. In 2006, Margarita ran for Justice Of The Peace Precinct […]

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Karl Rove Rallies Republicans at Reagan Day Dinner

By Mark Archibald — Corsicana Daily Sun March 5, 2019 Karl Rove, the longtime Texas political stalwart, Republican strategist, and senior adviser to former President George W. Bush, was the keynote speaker at the 2019 Navarro County Republican Reagan Day Dinner Saturday at the Cook Education Center. The evening’s emcee, conservative talk show host Mark Davis, welcomed everyone to the event on Texas Independence Day.  “Without Texas, we don’t have an America,” said Davis, whose show ‘The Answer’ can be heard on 660 AM. Rove said he came to Navarro County because of State Representative Cody Harris.  He advised party […]

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Texas Secretary of State Pablos Refers Pre-Filled Voter Registration Applications to AG Paxton

By Sam Pohl — Republican Party Of Texas Communications Director October 22, 2018 AUSTIN, TX — On Monday, Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos referred a complaint regarding pre-filled voter registration applications sent to Texas residents who are ineligible to vote to the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for investigation.  Chairman James Dickey commented: “Secretary Pablos has done a good job of taking this complaint seriously and ensuring we protect ballot integrity.  If the complaint against the Texas Democratic Party is true, then they are encouraging foreign influence into our election process, and demonstrating that they will stop at nothing […]

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Texas Democrat Party Attempts to Register Non-Citizens to Vote

By Sam Pohl — Republican Party Of Texas Communications Director  October 19, 2018 AUSTIN, TX — News broke regarding Public Interest Legal Foundation filing a complaint against the Texas Democratic Party who sent voter registration forms to non-citizens with the citizenship box already checked.  Chairman James Dickey commented: “Our right to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy and, if this is true, them the Democrats are encouraging foreign influence into our election process.  This is deplorable and I fully expect the Texas Democratic Party to answer for these claims.  If they are truly doing this, then they are undermining […]

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