Corsicana Police Department
• A fight around 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 1400 block of West Fifth Avenue resulted in two charges of assault being filed.
• A thief got into an unlocked car and stole a credit card and used it. The report was made Wednesday. The car was parked in the 2300 block of West Fourth.
• A thief or thieves broke into a home Wednesday afternoon in the 1400 block of Mockingbird Lane.
• Shoplifters took items past the sale point around 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Walmart, 3801 W. Seventh Ave.
• A man reported that thieves broke into his home, assaulted him, and stole stuff before running away around 8:15 a.m. Friday in the 1100 block of West Sixth Avenue.
Navarro County Sheriff’s Office
• A thief stole a gray metal breaker box from a home Wednesday afternoon on Southeast County Road 4111 near Kerens. The burglar broke out the window of a door to get inside. The box cost $600, while the door-window cost $100.
• Thieves stole two Rolex scuba-diving watches, worth $2,500 each, assorted gold jewelry, and the keys to a Harley Davidson motor cycle in a home burglary Tuesday on SE CR 2260 near Corsicana. Value of the items taken was estimated at $7,700.
• A reddish brown male horse, standing about 14 hands tall was reported missing Thursday from FM 3096 near Kerens.
• A boat motor worth $600 was stolen from its owner Sunday on NW CR 3320 near Brushie Prairie.
• Thieves broke into a home Monday and took a .22 Remington rifle, a 12-gauge Mossberg shotgun, a jar of change, a pocketwatch, a duffle bag of hunting goodies, like knives and gear, and a spotlight from a home on Ramsay in Blooming Grove.
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Twice the tinsel
The decision by the Festival of Lights Committee not to tackle decorating Community Park this year threw things into a bit of a shake-up as regards Christmas decorations.
But instead of having fewer decorations, the city is going to end up with even more garland than ever.
Winter weather likely to stick around as forecasts keep evolving
There are a couple of givens with this weekend’s weather. It’s going to be wet, and it’s to be cold, very cold for this part of the country. The variable lies in just how dangerous things could get. Right now, Navarro County sits just below the National Weather Service’s area of expected ice accumulations, which could make traveling very dangerous. By tomorrow, the forecast could be different.
Martin files for reelection
County Commissioner Dick Martin has filed to seek re-election for the office of Commissioner, Precinct 2, Navarro County.
Former West EMS faces sentencing
DALLAS - A few weeks after Bryce Reed proclaimed he would personally protect a Texas town devastated by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion, he was arrested by federal agents who said he collected materials to make a pipe bomb, driving suspicion that he might have been behind the blast.
Salvation Army's 'Fill the Truck' event set for Dec. 14
Corsicana’s Salvation Army, in conjunction with the Corsicana Wal-Mart store, is holding a special collection effort on Dec. 14.
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, the Corsicana Salvation Army will hope to “Fill the Truck” set up at the Wal-Mart store in Corsicana to assist the agency with Christmas holiday needs for families seeking assistance.
The generous spirit of Navarro County business and industry shines bright in the Christmas season, as several groups have stepped forward to help with toys and gifts for the upcoming holiday.
Winter weather threats aren’t expected to alter lighting, parade
A wet cold front is expected to blow into North Texas this weekend, just in time for the annual Christmas festivities. At this reading, though, the shows will go on.
News and announcements submitted by civic clubs and organizations throughout Navarro County.
Local Beat 12/4/13
A listing of meetings and events of interest from throughout Navarro County.
Local man killed in heater accident
The autopsy on Roy Alfred Samsel, 80, has revealed the Corsicana man died of injuries from burns after trying to light a gas-fired heater.
Around 8:49 a.m. on Nov. 24, Samsel was trying to light a gas heater in his home in the 2200 block of West Park Row when it flared up on him. Emergency Medical Technicians responded from the Corsicana Fire Department, as did an air ambulance crew from PhI, which flew him to Parkland Hospital’s trauma center in Dallas.
He died in Dallas, and an autopsy was performed at Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences.
“No foul play is suspected. It was an accidental death,” said Police Chief Randy Bratton. “His death was due to thermal injuries — the burns.”
Funeral services for Samsel were this past weekend at Resthaven Memorial Park.
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