Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Latest News

March 18, 2013

Police investigating Derrick Days embezzlement - all funds gone

Corsicana — An embezzler has stolen all the money from the Derrick Days bank account, leaving the festival on shaky legs, according to Executive Director Fran Townes.

The theft was noticed Monday morning by the bank, which called Townes to say that the account was overdrawn. She estimates there was about $10,000 in the account. The only people with access to it are the three members of the board. She didn’t name the other members of the board.

The stolen money was intended to be used for advertising, trash collection, entertainment and printing costs, Townes said.

“We’re not canceling, we’ll do it,” she said of the festival. “If I have to take away from somewhere else or find more underwriters, we’re going to do it. We’re just not sure how we’re going to do it.”

The Corsicana Police Department is investigating the case.

City Manager Connie Standridge said that an emergency meeting has been called for noon Tuesday to discuss the next steps.

“The plan of action is to get together a budget of what we need to have the event proceed, and see where we are going from there,” Standridge said.

The city doesn’t have any money budgeted for these kinds of situations, Standridge said.

“I’m just disappointed,” she said. “The members of the committee have worked so hard. I just hate it for them.”

We'll update this story as we receive more information.

1
Text Only
Latest News
  • Mills place pool Home, sweet home

    Judy and Wayne Nelson had a family of visitors last week — the daughter and grandchildren of the architect who designed their 1927 house on Mills Place.

    July 25, 2014 4 Photos

  • police stock photo Six arrested following drug raid

    Six people were arrested following the execution of a search warrant Thursday night by the Corsicana Police Department’s narcotics detectives, patrol officers and a Navarro County Sheriff’s deputy who works as a courtesy officer for the Arbors Apartment, 1300 N. 45th St.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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