Corsicana Police Department
• Christmas decorations were stolen Monday from the front yard of a home in the 300 block of Forrest Lane.
• A home burglary was reported Monday in the 600 block of South 31st Street.
• A car that drifted into the shoulder, overcorrected and spun out Friday around 8 p.m. then flipped over, rolling several times to come to rest in the 1000 block of North Business Highway 45. The driver received a cut on the head and possibly a broken wrist.
• Someone threw eggs at a Freightliner truck Thursday or Friday while it was parked in the 2200 block of South Interstate 45.
• A woman reported that a home was burglarized sometime between August and this past Friday in the 1300 block of Ann Arbor.
• A home burglary was reported Friday in the 3100 block of West Second Avenue.
• Fights were reported Saturday at the bowling alley, 2801 W. Seventh Ave.; and at Roy’s Back Porch, 308 N. Beaton Street.
• Shoplifters were reported Saturday at the VF Factory Outlet.
Navarro County Sheriff’s Office
• Two men broke into a home on Kilgore Street in Kerens around midnight Sunday, pointed a gun at the homeowner and demanded money. They escaped with $80.
• Someone with a knife and a grudge slashed seven tires on two vehicles — an Explorer and a Ford pickup — Saturday on Martin Road in Retreat. The tires were valued at about $2,000.
• A water heater was stolen from a home Friday on FM 642 near Pursley.
• A mini motorcycle was stolen, along with a 25-gallon tank air compressor, a gray and white car jack and a 12-volt battery charger Monday from a building on Fesmire in Angus.
• Several pieces of women’s jewelry and three silver dollars were stolen in a theft Monday from Northwest County Road 2160 near Silver City.
• Thieves broke into a building and took a Rigid hammer drill set with the batteries and a Skil power saw Monday from NW CR 0007 near Corsicana,
• Copper wire leads from a welder and 230 feet of electric wire were stolen Saturday from a building on SW CR 1150 near Corsicana.
• A barn burglar took a trolling motor and a yellow and black generator, gas-driven, Saturday from SE CR 2359 near Kerens.
• A thief stole nine evaporator pans from old air conditioning units, as well as the compressors from five of the units where they were stolen from Lakeside Drive in Mustang. Total value was estimated at about $300.
• A game camera was taken from a patch of woods Friday at the intersection of SW 4240 and SW 4250 near Dawson. It was worth an estimated $100.
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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