Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Latest News

January 2, 2013

Elected officials sworn in for new terms

Corsicana — When the clock struck midnight on Monday night, a new term of office began for several county positions, and the swearing in ceremonies began with very little delay.

Sheriff Elmer Tanner and 13th District Judge James Lagomarsino took their oaths of office in a midnight ceremony held in the Justice of the Peace Courtroom in the Navarro County Justice Center. Both Tanner and Lagomarsino decided to hold the midnight ceremony to provide continuation of leadership in their positions should a legal or law enforcement issue arise.

Connie Hickman, Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace, presided over the swearing in of the two. She also swore in her husband, Ron Hickman, who was re-elected to another term as Pct. 4 Constable of Harris County.

Sheriff Tanner held a swearing in ceremony for all sheriff’s office employees on New Year’s Day, in a ceremony held at 8 a.m. Tuesday in the County Courtroom of the Navarro County Courthouse. Tanner also swore in Morris Steward as his Chief Deputy. He said the department would be going through an “evolution” over the next several weeks and months and challenged his deputies, detention officers and communicators to represent the department well in all their duties.

All of the other county’s elected officials were sworn in Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. in the District Courtroom. Tanner and Lagomarsino repeated their oaths before Tom Gray, Chief Justice of the 10th Court of Appeals. Tanner also had his family ceremonially pin his sheriff’s badge on him, as they had done Monday night.

Gray, Lagomarsino and County Judge H.M. Davenport Jr. presided over the swearing in of other elected officials.

Taking the oaths Wednesday were Court-At-Law Judge Amanda Putman, County Tax Assessor Russell Hudson, Pct. 1 Commissioner Jason Grant, Pct. 3 Commissioner David “Butch” Warren, District Clerk Josh Tackett, and all four county constables — Mike Davis of Pct. 1, David Foreman of Pct. 2, Nicole McMahan of Pct. 3, and Tommy Grant of Pct. 4.


Want to “Soundoff” on this story? Email:


Text Only
Latest News
  • 7-25-14 AgriLife additions.jpg AgriLife adds two new agents to Navarro office

    It’s been awhile since the AgriLife Extension office in Navarro County has been fully staffed, but it’s going great guns now.
    New to the staff are Meredith DeBorde, and Lorie Stovall, who will be heading up the 4-H programs and the family and consumer programs, respectively.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sheriff seeks salary shuffle

    Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner went to the County Commissioner’s budget workshop Thursday to ask for a change of how his officers are compensated, or, alternately, an 8 percent across-the-board raise.

    July 24, 2014

  • 7-25-14 CAC boat.jpg Floating a big fundraiser idea

    The big night is fast approaching for the 10 Grand Country Jam, an Aug. 2 fundraiser for the Child Advocates of Navarro County. What will make it a big night is the grand prize, a $31,000 pontoon boat.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Candelario Garcia Jr. (main) Honoring a hero

    Since March of this year, the family of Candelario Garcia Jr. has been so proud of him, they could burst.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • County Budget Commissioners start budget process

    The Navarro County Commissioner’s Court held its first budget workshop Wednesday, the first of a dozen or more over the next month or so.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-23-14 pianos main.jpg Public pianos invite players

    Corsicana has always been a musical town, with emphasis on country and western, rock and roll, bluegrass and Gospel, but now the parks and recreation department is moving towards bringing music to the masses in a different way. They’re going to put pianos downtown, on the sidewalks for anyone to play at random.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Navarro County 4-H Club holds event

    Texas A&M AgriLife Extention will hold Summer Exploration Days at the Navarro County Expo on Tuesday, July 29 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

    July 22, 2014

  • New date for IPL Job Fair announced

    Tarrant Regional Water District IPL (integrated pipe line) Project will hold a Job Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 at The Cook Center.

    July 22, 2014

  • Making voting easier

    A new county-wide voting system would let voters cast a ballot at any polling place on election day, eliminating the need to drive to a specific precinct to vote.

    July 22, 2014

  • Aaron Tidwell Tidwell tapped for top Mildred High post

    A baseball coach at heart, about a year ago Aaron Tidwell began to seriously focus on education administration. He just didn’t think an opportunity would present itself so soon. Mildred Independent School District board members approved the 31-year-old Corsicana native as the high school’s new principal Monday night.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo