The March 4 Republican Primary election features a three-way race for the office of District 8 State Representative. In the race are incumbent Byron Cook, and challengers Bobby Vickery and Charles Morgan. The candidate profiles appear in ballot order.
Byron Cook is seeking his seventh term as the District 8 Texas Representative.
Businessman Bobby Vickery hopes to take his experience and skills to Austin as the District 8 State Representative.
Charles Morgan, 70, is a retired professional engineer from Freestone County who is seeking to serve District 8 in the Texas House of Representatives.
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City to raise water, sewer rates
Water rates, sewer rates and trash rates will all go up for Corsicana city residents, according to preliminary budget figures presented to the city council Thursday afternoon.
City cancels ambulance contract with county
The City of Corsicana has notified Navarro County officials it is cancelling its agreement with the county to provide EMS ambulance service to areas outside the city limits. According to a letter sent to county officials by Corsicana Mayor Chuck McClanahan, ambulance service to county residents will end on Jan. 31, 2015.
TxDOT work nears completion
The project to rebuild Seventh Avenue or Highway 31 as it goes through Corsicana is almost over. From an uneven patchwork of paving and pitted concrete, now it’s a smooth ride from Beaton all the way through town.
It just took an extra year to finish.
Deputies, fire departments have busy weekend
An attempt to bootleg electricity off a pole using jumper cables is believed to have caused a building fire that took out a former restaurant in Angus Friday morning, one of a series of calls to Navarro County Sheriff’s Office to the southern end of the county over the weekend.
Rice students win UIL scholarships
Three Rice High School students received UIL scholarships for competing in academic competitions at the state level, according to advisor Alan Lewis.
Signal finally fixed
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A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging
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Science made simple
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County: No increase in city subsidies
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