Corsicana Police Department
• Christmas decorations were stolen Monday from the front yard of a home in the 300 block of Forrest Lane.
• A home burglary was reported Monday in the 600 block of South 31st Street.
• A car that drifted into the shoulder, overcorrected and spun out Friday around 8 p.m. then flipped over, rolling several times to come to rest in the 1000 block of North Business Highway 45. The driver received a cut on the head and possibly a broken wrist.
• Someone threw eggs at a Freightliner truck Thursday or Friday while it was parked in the 2200 block of South Interstate 45.
• A woman reported that a home was burglarized sometime between August and this past Friday in the 1300 block of Ann Arbor.
• A home burglary was reported Friday in the 3100 block of West Second Avenue.
• Fights were reported Saturday at the bowling alley, 2801 W. Seventh Ave.; and at Roy’s Back Porch, 308 N. Beaton Street.
• Shoplifters were reported Saturday at the VF Factory Outlet.
Navarro County Sheriff’s Office
• Two men broke into a home on Kilgore Street in Kerens around midnight Sunday, pointed a gun at the homeowner and demanded money. They escaped with $80.
• Someone with a knife and a grudge slashed seven tires on two vehicles — an Explorer and a Ford pickup — Saturday on Martin Road in Retreat. The tires were valued at about $2,000.
• A water heater was stolen from a home Friday on FM 642 near Pursley.
• A mini motorcycle was stolen, along with a 25-gallon tank air compressor, a gray and white car jack and a 12-volt battery charger Monday from a building on Fesmire in Angus.
• Several pieces of women’s jewelry and three silver dollars were stolen in a theft Monday from Northwest County Road 2160 near Silver City.
• Thieves broke into a building and took a Rigid hammer drill set with the batteries and a Skil power saw Monday from NW CR 0007 near Corsicana,
• Copper wire leads from a welder and 230 feet of electric wire were stolen Saturday from a building on SW CR 1150 near Corsicana.
• A barn burglar took a trolling motor and a yellow and black generator, gas-driven, Saturday from SE CR 2359 near Kerens.
• A thief stole nine evaporator pans from old air conditioning units, as well as the compressors from five of the units where they were stolen from Lakeside Drive in Mustang. Total value was estimated at about $300.
• A game camera was taken from a patch of woods Friday at the intersection of SW 4240 and SW 4250 near Dawson. It was worth an estimated $100.
Corsicana Police Department
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History on loan
A slice of Texas history is being preserved for future generations with the help of the Corsicana Public Library.
The original 1870 indictment of John Wesley Hardin for attempted murder was placed in the Corsicana Public Library by the Navarro County District Clerk Josh Tackett Thursday, in honor of Texas History Month.
Daylight Saving Time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday
A sure sign that spring is on the horizon: It's time to set the clocks forward for daylight saving time.
Kerens Education Foundation distributes grant awards
Members of the Kerens Education Foundation paid a surprise visit to the Kerens ISD campuses Friday, distributing grants for classroom use in Kerens schools.
Mayor: Downtown gearing up for fun
I would like to begin by saying thank you to each of you that took the time to respond to the downtown event survey. Your input is valuable and much needed.
Local Beat 3/8/14
A listing of meetings and events of interest from throughout Navarro County.
January jobless rate in Texas falls to 5.7 percent
AUSTIN — The Texas unemployment rate slipped to 5.7 percent in January and became the state's lowest jobless figure since November 2008.The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday reported the seasonally adjusted rate for January is the sixth straight month of declines in statewide unemployment.
Science students headed to state
It’s on to state competition for 10 science students following a successful showing in Waco.
Navarro College awarded $350,000 grant
On Thursday, the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Advisory Board, chaired by Texas Comptroller Susan Combs, approved approximately $5 million in grants to help 18 public junior colleges and technical institutes purchase technical training equipment.
Navarro College received the largest grant of all, at $350,000, to go towards equipment for the certified welding program.
Warner honored at blood drive
Corsicana’s Roger Warner was honored Thursday at the Red Cross blood drive held at First United Methodist Church.
Warner’s recognition was a part of the Red Cross Month observance, when the organization celebrates and recognizes everyday heroes in the community
Fundraiser helps send middle-schoolers to NYC
Collins Middle School will host a Traveling Market and Resale Fair from 9 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the gym and cafeteria at the middle school, 1500 Dobbins Road.
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