Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Latest News

November 8, 2012

Chili’s to host two charitable benefits this week

Corsicana — Chili’s Grill and Bar is hosting benefits for two local organizations this week: Tuesday’s diners can help the Child Advocacy Center, while Wednesday is for the Corsicana Animal Shelter.

Customers who come in between 4 and 10 p.m. and who bring in a flyer can get 10 percent of their bill donated to that day’s cause. Flyers for the Advocacy Center are available at the center or from board members. Flyers for the animal shelter are available through the shelter or at city hall.

Money raised for the advocacy center will go towards services for abused children, while money raised for the shelter will go towards abandoned pets.

The Advocacy Center houses two separate programs, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), which appoints volunteers to speak on behalf of kids caught up in the court system, typically in a disputed custody; and Child Advocates, which interviews and counsels children and families where there has been abuse. It is an independent non–profit organization.

Although tax dollars from both the county and city go to support the routine expenses of the city’s animal shelter, private donations go to pay for things that can’t be predicted, such as vet costs for sick or injured pets, according to Police Chief Randy Bratton.

This past summer, the shelter increased its hours to the public. The shelter is open from noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and on Saturdays from noon to four p.m. It is closed on Wednesdays and Sundays.

“The new hours have proven successful, but more citizens need to be aware of the new operating hours,” Bratton said.

—————

Janet Jacobs may be reached via e-mail at jjacobs@corsicanadailysun.com. Want to “sound off” to this article? E-mail: Soundoff@corsicanadailysun.com

 

1
Text Only
Latest News
  • 4-24-14 DD Hot Dog Lunch 3.jpg Derrick Days: Hot Diggity Dogs

    The Derrick Days Hot Dog Kick-off Luncheon and Dinner went off without a hitch under gorgeous blue skies and accompanied by free concerts.

    April 23, 2014 4 Photos

  • 4-24-14 Cheerleader 1.jpg Navarro College national cheer champs take center stage

    The Navarro College Cheer Team signed autographs Wednesday afternoon, soaking up some sun and accolades on the Corsicana campus following the group's sixth straight national title.

    April 23, 2014 3 Photos

  • Police nab fraud suspect

    Corsicana Police say news coverage of a fraudulent solicitation for funds played a role in the arrest of a woman falsely claiming to be collecting money for the YMCA.

    April 23, 2014

  • 4-24-14 Healthy Woman.jpg Healthy Woman program celebrates six years of service

    Topics ranging from nutrition to healthy hearts to safe skin practices have been covered for the last six years by the Navarro Regional Hospital's Healthy Woman program.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Local Beat for 4/24/14

    A listing of meetings and events of interest from throughout Navarro County.

    April 23, 2014

  • Texas quarantine expanded for citrus disease

    The vast majority of Texas' commercial citrus groves now reside in expanded quarantine areas aimed at slowing the spread of a disease decimating citrus around the world.

    April 23, 2014

  • 4-24-14 Peaches.jpg Peach crops largely unhurt by late freeze

    COLLEGE STATION – There were varied reports of damage to wheat, forages and fruit and nut crops from the hard freeze on April 15 from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel throughout the Central, Rolling Plains, South Plains and Panhandle regions.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-23-14 DerrickDays.jpg Derrick Days: Downtown Chowdown

    Derrick Days is ready to go, with events escalating everyday until the big Saturday celebration, with dozens of activities that day alone.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-23-14 TownHall.jpg Navarro College Town Hall shares updates

    Reaching out to the community, inviting the civic groups to the campus, and doing a better job of sharing the story of Navarro College were some of the ideas brought up at a college Town Hall event held Monday.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • CISD board hears facilities study results

    The long-awaited CISD facilities report from the Texas Association of School Boards was delivered, at least in a short form, Monday at the Corsicana board of trustees meeting.

    April 22, 2014