Investigation continues in abandoned child case
Corsicana Police Chief Randy Bratton said Tuesday investigators are continuing their probe into the abandonment of a newborn infant, found Sunday night on the carport steps of a home on North 38th Street. The child is in good condition and is being cared for by Child Protective Services.
Bratton said they are investigating leads in the case, but no suspect has come forward in connection with the case.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Corsicana Police Department at (903) 654-4902.
Corsicana Police Department
• A building was burglarized sometime over the weekend in the 1900 block of North 45th St.
• A man reported being assaulted Friday afternoon in the parking lot of the Walmart, 3801 W. Highway 31.
• Several people were allegedly fighting in the street around 6:40 p.m. Friday in the 600 block of East 14th Ave.
• Two people robbed someone they knew at gunpoint Saturday in the parking lot of the Walmart.
• A woman lost her wallet last Wednesday while she was at the Taco Shop, 1119 W. Seventh Ave.
• A car was burglarized Saturday night or Sunday in the 2000 block of West 10th Ave.
• A man had a gun pointed at him by a stranger Monday around 5 p.m. in the 3000 block of View Lane.
• Two women who got into a fight both filed assault charges on one another Saturday in the 1200 block of South First Street. The fight consisted of pulling hair, striking and tripping.
Navarro County Sheriff’s Office
• A six-foot-long sword and a Karaoke machine were stolen in a home burglary Friday from a home on Highway 14 near Currie. Total value of the items taken was placed at $380.
• A black plastic mail box was stolen Saturday from FM 2930 near Blooming Grove. It was valued at $35.
• Two all-weather deer feeders, and two digital game cameras were stolen Saturday from a pasture on Northwest County Road 3290 near Irene. Total value of the items was estimated at $1,500.
Investigation continues in abandoned child case
‘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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