Harris files legislation to protect private property owners against HSR

Corsicana Daily Sun February 9, 2019 State Representative Cody Harris (R-HD8) filed four pieces of legislation Tuesday, February 5 to protect private property owners against the proposed high-speed rail project that would cut through sections of House District 8 which includes Navarro, Anderson, Freestone, and Hill counties. The project has received stiff opposition over concerns about eminent domain and the overall financial viability of the project. Harris met with hundreds of concerned landowners last year and pledged to take action in the legislature. The four bills filed by Harris are meant to strengthen protections for private property owners while discouraging […]

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RPNC Chair Eric R. Meyers Responds to State of the Union

Corsicana Daily Sun February 8, 2019 I remain hopeful that the State of the Union Address will have a positive impact on both sides of the isle to secure a deal on border security.  The President’s address talked about the need to stop looking at issues as a Republican or a Democrat, but rather as a united front for the best interest of the United States of America.  Regardless, I strongly feel that we must strengthen our Southern Border for many reasons including curtailing the drug, money, and weapons flow from Cartels in Mexico, stopping the influx of “asylum” seeking […]

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State Of The Union 2019 Address

February 5, 2019 Below is President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address as prepared.  The delivered remarks may differ.  WASHINGTON D.C. “Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow Americans.  We meet tonight at a moment of unlimited potential. As we begin a new Congress, I stand here ready to work with you to achieve historic breakthroughs for all Americans. Millions of our fellow citizens are watching us now, gathered in this great chamber, hoping that we will govern not as TWO PARTIES but as ONE NATION. The agenda […]

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Will Dixon Appointed as Navarro County District Attorney

January 29, 2019 Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Will Dixon as the Navarro County Criminal District Attorney for a term set to expire December 31, 2020, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified. Will Dixon of Corsicana is an assistant district attorney for the Navarro County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, where he is a felony prosecutor and misdemeanor chief.  He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Texas County & District Attorneys Association and a former member of the American Inns of Court.  Additionally, he is a member of the Habitat for Humanity […]

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Bill McNutt: the George H. W. Bush I knew

By Bill McNutt December 4, 2018 All of us are molded by the people we work for, especially when we are young in our careers.  I was blessed to work for George Herbert Walker Bush on three occasions; in the Reagan-Bush White House, on the National Campaign Staff during the 1988 Presidential battle with Michael Dukakis and Texan Loyd Bentsen, and during the Presidential Transition in 1988-89.  A left handed man, who was right politically, was our fellow Texan and a great public servant. The thing I liked best about working with our 41st President and Barbara Bush was the […]

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R. Lowell Thompson to be Honored for Service to Navarro County

By Deanna Kirk — Corsicana Daily Sun November 26, 2018 The first to speak in the public comments portion of a special Navarro County Commissioner’s meeting Monday was Robert Koehl with the Navarro County District Attorney’s office. “We (in the District Attorney’s office) would like to request the Commissioners name the Grand Jury room on the third floor after R. Lowell Thompson,” Koehl said. Navarro County Judge H. M. Davenport Jr. stated he would contact the Texas Historical Commission to see what the procedures would be to name the Grand Jury room in honor of the late Navarro County District […]

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Dan Teed Addresses Voter Concerns in Mid-term Election

By Deanna Kirk — Corsicana Daily Sun November 17, 2018 While early voting in the November 6 mid-term election in Navarro County went smooth as silk, on the actual day of the Election, it was anything but. Daniel Teed, Navarro County Elections Administrator, has had a week to ponder the events of that day, and hopes to offer explanations about what went awry that day.  “I have come to respect a lot of people in this process,” Teed said.  “Though it’s been a difficult year for elections in Navarro County, the Judge and Commissioners, Roger (Francia), ES&S, Danda (Parker), the […]

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Bronze for Brent Project Closer to Completion

By Deanna Kirk — Corsicana Daily Sun November 16, 2018 A project started in July 2017 to memorialize a Corsicana Hometown Hero has reached the end of its fundraising phrase. The Brent Thompson Memorial Bronze committee, headed by Joshua Tackett, Navarro County District Clerk and Sharla Allen, City of Corsicana Parks and Recreation Director, began fundraising efforts immediately. “The first donation to the Officer Brent Thompson bronze project was received in May of 2017, and just 18 short months later, the planned goal of $65,000 is met,” Allen said.  “The Committee is thrilled that this life-sized shadow of Brent, along […]

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Ron Wright Thanks You

Dear Friends, Tuesday night’s victory is a testament to the power of the conservative grassroots in the 6th District and the principles Texans hold dear.  I am honored the people of the 6th District have put their trust in me.  Know this – I will represent each and everyone of you moving forward.  My door will always be open to hear from you.  Even as our party is now in the minority of the House of Representatives, we will fight for fiscal responsibility on the part of our federal government, a strong national defense, the Right to Life for the […]

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Polling Place Problems Being Resolved

Deanna Kirk — Corsicana Daily Sun November 6, 2018 Election Day for midterm 2018 elections has not been problem-free, despite the smooth sailing that was the Early Voting, which had a great turn-out. Voting machines in Dawson and Pursley polling places were malfunctioning in the morning, but Dawson’s machines were back up around noon, and repairs were being made to the Pursley machines. Dan Teed, Navarro County Elections Administrator, said problems have been with the “check-in tablets,” and he plans to have a meeting soon for the public to communicate their concerns. “Right now, we’re a bit swamped, so I […]

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