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July 16, 2014

Clint’s Jewelry closes after 40 years in Corsicana

Corsicana — Clint’s Jewelry at 216 N. Beaton has officially closed, but they’ll be opening up for a few hours on Saturday to return items to people who have brought in pieces for repair, according to Laura Harris, Clint’s daughter-in-law.

“It’s not a sale, we’re just returning merchandise,” Harris said.

The shop will be opened from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and customers are asked to bring their red ticket stubs to help identify what is theirs.

Chuck Jonke gave his stub to Clint last time he was there, but he has a backup plan.

“Fortunately, my wife is an artist and can draw a fine sketch of her property,” Jonke said. “When you hand somebody a sketch you know there’s no skullduggery going on.”

Clint Harris, now 87, opened his first Clint’s Jewelry in Corsicana in 1974, the shop at 216 Beaton is his second location, according to his son, Tommy Harris.

He got into the business in 1945 after he was discharged from the Navy, the branch he served during World War II.

“That was the first line of business he went into in San Angelo,” Tommy said. “He moved to Dallas in 1963 and worked for a couple of companies ... then he opened his own store.”

Clint and his wife Merlene didn’t originally move to Corsicana. They bought some property in Navarro down near where Richland Chambers Reservoir is now where he could keep horses and cattle. They finally chose to move to Corsicana in 1974.

“He liked it down there,” Tommy said. “He just like doing repair or custom work. He didn’t do it so much in the later years, but he liked making things for people. Then repairs were one of his specialties.”

They aren’t sure what still has to be done for the shop, but they’re not going to reopen, Laura said.

“It’s closed. We’ll see what’s left. Work on the next step,” she said.


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