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

By Mark Archibald 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 other subjects after the […]

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Candidate Filing for Elected County Office for Primary Election 2020

If you are interested in running for a Navarro County office, the filing period is from Saturday November 9 to Monday December 9 at 6:00 PM to file for office in the March 3, 2020 Republican Primary Election.  You can request a filing form by E-mailing info@navgop.com and it will be E-mailed to you. Before any preliminary expenses, file your Appointment of Treasurer form with the Elections Administrator. The Republican Party Of Navarro County will host a BBQ style lunch for those candidates filing for office at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday November 9, 2019 at Republican Headquarters,  […]

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Precinct Chair Filing for Primary Election 2020

If you are interested in running for a Republican Party of Navarro County Precinct Chair position OR would like to continue serving, the filing period is from Tuesday September 10 to Monday December 9 at 6:00 PM to file for office in the March 3, 2020 Republican Primary Election.  You can request a filing form by E-mailing info@navgop.com and it will be E-mailed to you. Current Precinct Chair vacancies are 105, 201, 202, 204, 206,  301, 304, and 306. Precinct Chairs are vital to the overall structure of each county Republican Party!  Becoming a Precinct Chair is more than a […]

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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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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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Campaign School Comes to Navarro County

By Mark Archibald — Corsicana Daily Sun June 18, 2019 More than a dozen Navarro County residents, elected officials, and candidates attended the Leadership Institute political training Friday June 14 in Corsicana. The Leadership Institute is a non-partisan organization founded in 1979, which focuses on providing political training to conservative activists, students, candidates, and campaign staff — reaching over 210,000 people since the group’s inception. County Judge H.M. Davenport said he had attended political trainings before, but wanted a refresher course.  “A lot has changed since the last one of these that I attended,” Davenport said. Topics covered during the […]

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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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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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