Corsicana Police Department
• A fight around 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 1400 block of West Fifth Avenue resulted in two charges of assault being filed.
• A thief got into an unlocked car and stole a credit card and used it. The report was made Wednesday. The car was parked in the 2300 block of West Fourth.
• A thief or thieves broke into a home Wednesday afternoon in the 1400 block of Mockingbird Lane.
• Shoplifters took items past the sale point around 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Walmart, 3801 W. Seventh Ave.
• A man reported that thieves broke into his home, assaulted him, and stole stuff before running away around 8:15 a.m. Friday in the 1100 block of West Sixth Avenue.
Navarro County Sheriff’s Office
• A thief stole a gray metal breaker box from a home Wednesday afternoon on Southeast County Road 4111 near Kerens. The burglar broke out the window of a door to get inside. The box cost $600, while the door-window cost $100.
• Thieves stole two Rolex scuba-diving watches, worth $2,500 each, assorted gold jewelry, and the keys to a Harley Davidson motor cycle in a home burglary Tuesday on SE CR 2260 near Corsicana. Value of the items taken was estimated at $7,700.
• A reddish brown male horse, standing about 14 hands tall was reported missing Thursday from FM 3096 near Kerens.
• A boat motor worth $600 was stolen from its owner Sunday on NW CR 3320 near Brushie Prairie.
• Thieves broke into a home Monday and took a .22 Remington rifle, a 12-gauge Mossberg shotgun, a jar of change, a pocketwatch, a duffle bag of hunting goodies, like knives and gear, and a spotlight from a home on Ramsay in Blooming Grove.
Corsicana Police Department
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ through Sunday at the Palace
It’s the big musical, the one that makes me think of ‘cast of thousands,’ or in our case, dozens at least, and it’s here only for a few short days. ‘Annie Get Your Gun,’ is Irving Berlin’s candy box treasure of a play about Annie Oakley, the sharpshooter in love with a showman.
It’s presented by the Warehouse Living Arts Center but because of its size is on stage at the Palace Theatre. Shows will be at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee.
Short named Farmer of the Year
Agriculture businesses like farming and ranching are the backbone of Navarro County. Many farming families go back several generations.
Since at least 1965, the Corsicana Rotary Club (Wednesday club) has recognized and said “thank you” to the unsung heroes of the soil.
New clinic open
A new medical practice in partnership with Navarro Regional Hospital is now offering comprehensive occupational medicine services.
Purdon man sentenced to 21 years in federal prison for gun violations
Erik Willis, 31 of Purdon, was sentenced this afternoon by U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis to serve a total of 258 months in federal prison following his conviction at trial in July 2013 on three felony firearms offenses, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.
Heat Advisory issued for North Texas
• Avoid the Heat. Stay out of the heat and indoors as much as possible. Spend time in an air conditioned space. Only two hours a day in an air-conditioned space can significantly reduce the risk of heat-related illness.
Corsicana’s Red Cross provides valuable assistance
Two weeks ago, when firefighters, oil field emergency crews and county crisis teams responded to a potential gas drilling disaster near Mildred there were also volunteers on the scene, serving cold water and Gatorade.
American Red Cross volunteers respond to a variety of situations, including fires, evacuations, tornadoes, and even bad car wrecks.
Texas Legislature debates road funding
The Texas Legislature has convened to debate new funding for roads and bridges by diverting money from the state's Rainy Day Fund.
Tax rolls reflect closures
The industrial closures that were announced over a year ago have finally come home to roost in the form of lower tax appraisals in Corsicana and Navarro County.
Sheriff attends conference
Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner recently attended the Sheriff’s Association of Texas 135th Annual Training Conference at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, July 20-23. Over 1,500 peace officers were in attendance.
Downed line blocks traffic
Traffic on East State Highway 31 was halted Thursday when an 18-wheeler hit a sagging telephone line, brining down the line and compromising two utility poles.
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