Navarro County Sheriff’s Office
• Thieves stole a SpeedQueen top-loading clothes washer Wednesday from a home on NWCR 1090.
• A gray donkey was found wandering loose Thursday on NWCR 0141 near Rice.
Corsicana Police Department
• A woman reported that someone burglarized her car while it was parked Wednesday night at the Collin Street Bakery on South Interstate 45.
• An antique lamp was stolen Thursday from a home in the 200 block of North 20th Street. The owner said the thieves broke into the house to steal the lamp.
• A person was arrested Thursday morning after an officer initiated a stop, and the driver decided to handle the situation by fleeing. He was charged with evading arrest and driving with an invalid license. The driver was arrested in the 200 block of South 20th Street.
• A domestic fight resulted in $500 worth of damage inside a house, and then more damage done to a car outside the house Friday just after midnight in the 1000 block of Sycamore Avenue.
• A woman reported being injured by a manhole cover around 3:30 p.m. in the 100 block of South 12th Street.
• A man reported that some rubbish fell off a trash truck around 1 p.m. Thursday in the 200 block of South 12th, and struck his car.
Compiled by Daily Sun City Editor Janet Jacobs.
Navarro County Sheriff’s Office
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Collins remembered Thursday
A man whose name is synonymous with education in Corsicana was recognized at a special breakfast Thursday at the Collins Catholic School.
James L. Collins died 60 years ago December 8, but his legacy lives on in the children of the community.
Gloria Gillen’s four children attended the Collins Catholic School and went to college on Collins Scholarships. She was among those at the breakfast Thursday.
BREAKING: County ISDs cancel Friday classes as winter weather closes in, forecasts worsen
With each new model from the National Weather Service, the winter weather forecast for Navarro County looks more challenging. The temperatures continue to fall, and the precipitation expectations increase. The biggest fear: travel issues and power outages. County school officials announced Thursday afternoon Friday classes and all weekend sporting events are cancelled.
Corsicana My Hometown launching public photo contest
Corsicana My Hometown has announced a new contest, the Corsicana My Hometown Photo Contest. The organization is urging residents to send in their best shots of Corsicana or Navarro County.
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
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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
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